PERRY ELLIS - Lazy Afternoon

Casual and comfortable can also be mucho grande sexy and who doesn't love that combo. Nothing beats the heat like a peasant blouse and full skirt and no one ever did that look better then Perry Ellis. Here from the late 1970s is a great example of sexy casual comfort in the form of an off the shoulder blouse and wide leg stripe gaucho pants. Capturing the flavor and color of the Southwest, nothing shows off a new spring tan better. Take this look now on a great vacation in the sun and later wear it all spring and summer for instant delight. Using beautiful coral and blue for accessories and makeup, you will be totally modern while wearing a beautiful example of vintage creativity.
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When wearing bold strips remember that vertical placement of the stripe will elongate the body while horizontal placement will widens the body. Also, give the eye a place to rest by incorporating a solid color that contrasts with the stripe for additional punch. When working with bold cotton/linen prints and stripes keep your accessories bold and natural using a mixture of wood, resin, bone,nail and metal for a natural modern feel.



Julianne Margulies looking stunning on the red carpet at the 2011 Golden Globes Awards. She is wearing a vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown from the spring summer collection of 1985. It is a beautiful contrasting silk crepe with a soft drape of the skirt into a bow on the left waist for a subtle yet truly Parisian take on the feminine form.

Always remember that posture is the make or break accessorie to any look. Stand tall and you will always be a stand out. Slump and you will always look at least 10lbs. heavier then you really are, so stand tall!


ISAAC MIZRAHI - Sundance by Night

One of the most difficult decisions to make during the Sundance Film Festival is what to wear at night. If you want to stand out among the jeans and parka set and we know that you do. We suggest pairing a beautiful black Isaac Mizrahi fur trimmed anorak from the 90s with a blush color fluid bead detail top over a pair of black sparkle trousers and to give it a bit of tough love a pair of brass studded black leather ankle boots. Keep the make up nude to show off that ski tan and let your inner rocker chick loose with a modern flair. Anyone can pair jeans over a scarf and parka to keep warm but who is going to remember that. See you at the movies!
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Choose the right anorak and you have a great piece for day to night. Keep the color light or dark but always make sure that any details blend rather then contrast. If it has contrasting details it will always shout for sports only and when worn at night will look out of place anywhere but a sporting event. Modern evening dressing should always have a bit of a quirk to keep it modern.