Monday, November 30, 2009

Ten Daily Essentials

My friend Theresa at Art's The Answer did a wonderful post on her 10 essentials for daily life. I thought it was so much fun, I would do my own list. I would love to hear yours.

1. Narciso Rodriguez perfume

2. iPhone

3. Sonicare toothbrush

4. High heels

5. Chanel red lipstick

6. iMac

7. Coke in a glass bottle

8. Louis Vuitton large Ellipse bag

9. Mason Pearson hairbrush

10. Creme de la Mer

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

I'm not sure which I enjoyed more, seeing the movie last night or reading this brilliantly funny review from the Guardian.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

(Photo courtesy of Rodney Smith)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Attire

I've decided on my outfit for Thanksgiving. I've chosen this gold Vera Wang dress that I'll be wearing with raccoon collar and cuffs, a Louis Vuitton handbag, and Manolo Blahnik pumps. Click on photos to enlarge. And no, I won't be cooking in this! I established a wonderful family tradition several years ago of getting all dressed up and going to Georgia Brown's in D.C. for peach martinis, fried green tomatoes, fried turkey, and the best collard greens. No cooking, no leftovers, no football-my perfect Thanksgiving. Whatever your family tradition is, do it with style and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Polka Dotted Tights

Dot tights are all the rage this fall. Emanuel Ungaro went funky with silver metallic dots, while Balenciaga kept it simple with black sheer ones. There are so many options when it comes to dots, which is great news for polka dot lovers. I might just be the only woman in D.C. who loves wearing standout tights. I have hope that many of the city's fabulous fashionistas will warm up to the idea of patterned tights because it's one of winter's best accessories. I read that Tim Gunn thinks so too! See, all the more reason to get on board.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rodarte for Target

Many of us are probably as excited about December 20th as December 25th, as that's the date the Rodarte line for Target is set to launch online and in stores. Here is a peek at pictures from around the the blogosphere and information about the line. Here at Style Redux we can't wait!

1. Available December 20, 2009 through February 6, 2010.
2. 55 pieces ranging from $9.99 for knee highs to $79.99 for a leopard print jacket.
3. Feminine, but modern.
4. Bra tops, lace bottoms, leopard, bows, sequins, and faux fur.
5. Looks range from stand alone pieces like dresses to looks with lots of layering.
6. Big buzz on this-buy early!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Trend: Lace for fall

Lace is one of the most romantic and seductive trends for the season. I think Valentino and Stella McCartney did the most exquisite job with lace this season. The lace masks at Valentino are personal favorites of mine. I secretly want to dress up like this every single day. Black lace in particular makes such a beautiful statement. I've chosen a few pieces that would be positively dashing for the holidays.