Lots of splashes of color seen at Milan Fashion Week. Photographs from one of my favorite photobloggers Tommy Ton of Jak and Jil.
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Monday, February 28, 2011 2 comments
Saw this editorial last night in the March issue of Marie Claire while catching up on my magazine readings. Loving the delicate laces sheer fabrics plus i'm mildly obsessed with the Just Cavali fringed pants- wish I could pull them off.
Loved this metallic Calvin Klein Collection dress worn by Gwenthy Paltrow at the 2011 Oscars tonight. Worn with Brian Atwood’s gold leather “Martina” pumps, earrings, brooch, and ring from Louis Vuitton’s jewelry collection, L’Ame du Voyage. So simple and chic, she always looks great.
I have been slacking posting these playlists but to be honest there has not been a lot of new music that I have been totally in love with. Here is a short playlist for you to enjoy!
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Friday, February 25, 2011 5 comments
From neons to bold reds, the brightest colors appeared on the S/S '11 runways. Mix and match all the colors of the rainbow this spring. Wear bold colors and pair them with contrasting colors to acheive a color-blocked look.
1. Diane Von Furstenberg Runway, Shopbop; Skirt $ 210 , Blouse $ 185
2. Striped Bra, VPL, $ 85
3. Super Sunglasses, Madewell; $ 117
4. Retro Ring, Miss Wax; $120
5. Platform Sandal, Asos; $98
6. Red Trousers, Topshop; $75
7. Color Block Dress, Jonathan Saunders; $ 150
8. Red Platform Sandal, French Connectiom; $ 205
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, February 24, 2011 5 comments
Pretty sure I had a fur coat like that at that age. This is too effin adorable!
Via High Heels and Hangovers
Gucci's Fall 2011 collection exploded with vibrant colors, floor sweeping chiffon sheer gowns, 70's plush furs, python, and structured wide brimed hats. There is no question that Gucci's designer Frida Giannini has created a highly coveted uber luxe collection that has me pretty much drooling over.
New York City is such a great and diverse city, a fashion capital of the world, and within this world is made up of a group of "Cool Kids" who embody personal style. StyleCaster has complied a list of the 50 most stylish New Yorkers from editorial, models, designers, and retail who all capture the true essence of New York style. Definitely an article worth checking out.
Really loving these pants and look how cute the dog is wearing a matching sweater! What do you guys think- should I start dressing Penelope ( my beautiful Maltese) in matching outfits?
Photo Via Mr. Newton
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10 comments
1. Layering Top, Madewell; $68
2. Camel Button Down, Topshop; $70
3. Chiffon Dress, Alexander Wang; $ 192
4. Black Pleated Skirt, Topshop; $80
5. Exposed Harem Pants, Nasty Gal; $68
6. Sheer Top, MCQ, $290
I am professing my love for all things sheer this spring. The long flowing skirts seen on the runway at Chloe had me all giddy inside and how could it not? An added bit of transparency is sexy if worn the correct way or paired with solid fabrics. If your not ready to fully show off your legs, you can always pair a sheer black or nude top with a silk cami underneath for a classy way to show some skin.
Muse Magazine hits the stands with a series of eight separate covers from Luigi Murenucurated. The covers feature a stunning mix of model ranging from Gisele Bündchen to Natasha Poly shot by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi. These are a serious collector’s item.
Photos by Daniele + Iango, courtesy of Muse Magazine for models.com
Lemon Bars are one of my favorite desserts and I mean who doesn't love a good lemon bar? The best lemon bar I have ever had was just the other day from NYC's Treats Truck and was inspired to bake my own for a bake off with a few girls from work. I searched everywhere for the perfect recipe until I came across this simple and highly reviewed recipe from Smitten Kitchen, that uses a shortbread crust. Everyone at work approved of my little tarts and I'm sure I will be baking these quite often. They are scrumptious!
Recipe and photos after the jump