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trend alert: birds of a feather

I simply love feathers. They bring to mind magical tales of kingdoms lost and won, stories of swan princesses, and dreams of flying and enchantment. Feathers exude grace and style by adding a flight of fancy to your look. This elegant trend is hot for Fall/Winter 2009, so do add some feathery wonder to your outfits! :)

This look was seen on the runway for the season, and more recently on celebrities like Black Lively who wore the above feathered dress to the New York premiere of Where The Wild Things Are. Also don’t miss this sighting on the streets of Paris. Absolutely amazingly stylish.

For those who are not so daring (this includes me!), it is still easy to add this trend into your wardrobe by accessorizing with a feathered headband or other jewelry. This will provide an ephemeral touch to the most basic of outfits. Check out some other great feathered looks here, and celebs wearing feathered headbands here. Read more on the feather trend here.

trend alert: chic hats in miniature

I’m a sucker for miniatures - like mini food, dollhouses, etc. You name it and I’m a fan!  So, naturally, I simply adore the mini-hat trend which is suddenly all the rage. These little hats come atop headbands or hair clips and add some adorable appeal to any outfit. They are easy to wear and though some feel that they “can’t carry it off”, honestly all you need is a little bit of fun in your soul to rock this trend! :)

One of the first places I saw the mini-hat being worn was by Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) on Gossip Girl. She wore it with a touch of sophistication atop short curly hair, with a strapless minidress, tights and black stilettos. Love the look!

These mini-hats or cocktail hats (as they are also known) have been around for years. However,  to date they have only been a sophisticated mainstay of British fashion for formal events such as weddings and horse races. Only in recent times has the mini-hat become more ubiquitous, after adorning the heads of famous folk such as Taylor Momsen above as well as being spotted on the runway.

The recent trend has been towards a more casual metamorphosis of these mini-hats in colored and floral styles decorated with lace and rosettes. So why not add one of these quirky styles into your wardrobe now? They can be worn to any occasion, including a casual day out shopping or a dinner date with friends!

Generally, you would want to wear your mini-hat positioned slightly off the side of your head. They are usually pre-positioned on headbands at this location, or if you have one with a comb or a clip you would simply fasten it on the side of your head. Keep your hair down in a simple style — either straight or curled can work well.

So do you think this is a fashion faux pas? Or a trend that’s here to stay? Personally I just love this cute trend and have already added it into my accessories collection! :D

Btw, do also check out this lovely blog for some really amazing mini food art. I think it’s a real talent to be able to create miniatures like these! I once spent a whole college summer building up a little bakery along these lines. Will post up pics someday! I don’t know if I have the patience to ever do it again, but it was good fun for the holidays. For the time being I guess I’ll just make do with my miniature hat. ;)

style icon: audrey hepburn

“I never thought I was pretty. You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don’t try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.” - Audrey Hepburn

I’ve always been a great admirer of chic and elegant style. The ultimate Ladylike Look, if you will, where the overall effect is one of unmatchable poise and pure elegance. This understated style is difficult to achieve, but in my opinion, Audrey Hepburn has been one of those timelessly elegant women who has perfectly and effortlessly exuded this grace from her very being. This elegant woman famously never thought of herself as beautiful. She presented herself to the world as she was, refusing to cap her uneven front teeth or pluck her thick eyebrows. But Audrey had a great deal of unnameable charm and poise — that “something else” she mentions.

Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Brussels on 4 May 1929. Her father was a wealthy English banker and her mother a Dutch baroness. Her childhood years were somewhat traumatic as the family was abandoned by her father at age six, and then suffered through WWII. Due to malnutrition, she developed anemia and respiratory problems and remained extremely slender for the rest of her life. Because of this and her tall height she was unable to realize her childhood dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Thus she turned to acting but always held on to the elegance and stature that she had acquired from her aristocratic and dancing backgrounds.

Audrey starred in such famous films as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Said Roman Holiday’s director William Wyler of her: “She had everything I was looking for: charm, innocence and talent. She also was very funny. She was absolutely enchanting, and we said, ‘That’s the girl!’” While filming Sabrina, she also met with then up-and-coming fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy with whom she proceeded to develop a long friendship and indeed inspired many of his designs.

Audrey Hepburn’s style is one of simple, elegant chic. It’s classy and timeless — style for the ages! I’ve been a big fan of her acting (especially in My Fair Lady — a classic movie that is one of my all-time favorites) and also her lovely fashion and beauty style. She inspired and pioneered several classic styles like the little black dress and was a great proponent of ballet flats, scarves, skinny pants and turtlenecks. Her makeup was generally muted and she wore little jewelry. As she once famously said: “My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.

She was truly amazing and something that we all aspire to be: a true lady in all senses of the word. She is a timeless style icon who introduced a new standard of elegance and classiness to the world of fashion and beauty.

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sue on June 11th 2009 in Celebrity Fashion, style icons

spotted: GG on Polyvore

After writing the previous post, I came across a couple of lovely Gossip Girl sets on Polyvore. I especially love the Blair & Chuck ones! They are just the best couple ever. :) Psst, a little heads up as well — there’s a GG themed collection coming out soon on our site, so look out for more updates right here!

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blair waldorf must pie!

Hey there Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. Spotted: style icon Blair Waldorf looking amazingly hot and confident as ever. She’s the Queen B we all love to hate and hate to love. But she definitely sets the standard in teenage chic for the Upper East Side.

Gossip Girl is one of my favorite shows at the moment. I love the story line and the fast paced, witty and at times sarcastic dialogue. I’m kind of behind on my episodes at the moment so shh, don’t reveal what’s happened most recently!

By the way — as a random aside, did you know that Gossip Girl is voiced by Kristen Bell, who also plays Elle in Heroes? She has a rather distinct way of speaking, though, so you may have realized before.

One of the main things I love about the show is the awesome and unique style displayed by each and every one of the cast members. Each character’s style completely suits their personality. My personal favorite on the show is Blair Waldorf’s preppy chic look. She exudes complete personal confidence through her perfectly chic style with never a hair out of place. In the episode, Bonfire of the Vanity, Blair keeps herself going with the mantra: “I am Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly is me.” Well, B, it really looks like you’ve got Grace Kelly’s sophisticated chic style working for you already.

Blair Waldorf has revolutionized headbands (or hairbands) for the fashion world. She nearly always adds one to complete an already stunning look. She also layers, and mixes and matches contrasting colors to create a look uniquely her own every time. Patterned tights are another staple to her wardrobe. So without further ado, I present to you her signature looks below.

So there you have it: our Queen B is always creating a stir in the Upper East Side. And who am I? That’s a secret I’ll never tell…xoxo, gossip girl.