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God I want this outfit sooooooo much! I love the long boots trend and I really want to get some, however the first problem is the whole hooker stigma if you don’t wear them right. Plus my home isn’t really a very big city and it’s definitely not concerned with fashion unless it’s the fashion trend of the moment (ie at the moment its tacky cheap gladiator sandals) or the fashion that costs a thousand dollars a piece and means you can poke your nose up at everyone.

The other thing is that it doesn’t really get cold enough for this outfit. That’s why I can’t wait to get to England or Paris next year for an exchange semester and I’ll be there in time for winter. It will be amazing! It would also make living in New York amazing as well when I eventually get there (which is where gossip girl is based anyway). 

I love winter. I love winter fashion.

I want those boots (they’re so much classier than all the ones I’ve seen – including on the internet) and I just want that whole damn outfit!!!!! Damn Blake Lively.


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March 31, 2010 at 2:02 am

Gucci Dresses= hot.

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gucci by Frida Giannini 2009

Above are the pictures from Frida Giannini’s (the creative director for Gucci) designs for the 2009 Gucci collection. I’m loving the leather jacket with the buckles. Leather jackets have definately been the “it” item for this winter and this one here is definately rocking. The black dress, although it missed the high season for the full length casual dress, this walks that line between casual and formal. The top of the dress and neckline are a different but sexy take on the full length dress and the flower print on the dress helps to dress it down just that little bit more. I’ve always loved flowy fabrics and the chiffon and draping on the dress is definitely no exception.

gucci gown rhianna awards unicef02/06/2008 - Rihanna - Madonna and Gucci Host "A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF"

Rhianna is a favourite of Frida Gianni as well and at the “A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF” hosted by Gucci and Madonna in February 2008. I think the Gucci green dress she wore to the event is positively gorgeous and elegant. The belt adds that tiny bit of edge to the elegant dress which totally suits Rhianna.

gucci rihanna

I like this pink Gucci dress as well although I think that Rhianna’s hair and makeup sort of ruin the elegant look. I’ve never been a big fan of her short hair cut, but I think it looks quite strange here with the curls creating too much volume at the top, leaving the side and back looking cropped and boyish. While the eye makeup colour look awesome, they don’t really suit the dress and would be better suited to a night out clubbing. The lipstick is also definitely too light for the overall look. The brooch completes the look and brings the it up a notch and a half.

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July 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009

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Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009

Who doesn’t  absolutely love the two dresses above? They have the short and harsh cut designs of a modern dress, and the lines and colours combined with the cut give it an almost futuristic sense, but Azria’s use of the lines around the waist i genius giving it that feminine touch as it accentuates the females naturally smaller waist and therefore helping to produce  curves! How marvelous!

the dress below is an older dress by Azria, but I’m totally diggin’ on how cute it is! Ashlee Simpson wore it ti the Mtv Video Awards in 2007 and I think she looks stunning. Her beach swept locks also suit the dress (probably more so than the carefree style of the model from the Azria catwalk). Although the model does have the waist looking smaller and as such accentuates the dress more lets face it.

Ashlee Simpson Max Azria

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July 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Mui Mui shoes to die for!

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mui mui shoes 3mui mui shoes 2mui mui shoes 1These shoes by Mui Mui are to die for. They’re both elegance and party chic in one shoe. If they were the same creamy golden all over then they would be ideal as simple wedding shoes that wouldn’t take away from the dress. Of course that would only be in the event that you didn’t have a snow white dress. 

For a golden cream coloured dress though, these would be tres tres magnifique! So lovely! Even with the black soles and heels, I think I would still use them as wedding shoes or at least at a black tie event – ie when wearing a ball dress.

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July 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection

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The following dress has a classic basic style which looks lovely but is dressed up with the sun-ray pleats the whole way around the skirt of the dress. It elongates the skirt (and thus the legs) of the bride.The change of direction as the fabric is pulled tight around the waist helps to accentuate the small waist. Loving it.

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection

I’m in love with the next dress because of the use of lace. It looks like very fine lace and that is one of my all time dreams for a wedding dress so of course I was drawn to this dress. The beautiful flow and falling of the skirt, combined with the golden embroidery and pearls around the waist, just top off the whole design. Dream design!

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection 1

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July 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Terry Fox 2009 Bridal Collection

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Terry Fox 2009 Bridal Collection

The bottom of the dress and the edging shown on the right side of the dress (the left as we see it) looks horrible. but the photo shoot is gorgeous and the bodice with matching jewelry is nothing short of beautiful.

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July 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Ruth Tarvydas Spring Summer 2009 “Hollywood” Collection

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Another posting for the Tarvydas Collections. This is from the “Hollywood” Spring Summer Collection of 2009.I chose to post this dress because of the detailing on the front of the dress around the neck line. The picture really isn’t that good and doesn’t show off the dress properly because the model is so pale and as a result the dress doesn’t stand out, but I have seen it before on another girl wearing it to their school ball and it looked amazing. It would look positively stunning in either a dark but bright red or royal blue with silver detailing, or in a darker purple with golden detailing.

Ruth Tarvydas - Spring Summer 2009 HollywoodRuth Tarvydas - Spring Summer 2009 Hollywood

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July 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm