Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Badgley Mischka

Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka on the runway at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 (Thank you Getty Images)

Badgley Mischka, what's in a name? Well THEY ARE are an American Fashion Label. The two of them met at Parsons (Fabled Design School in New York City). They went on to launch their label "Badgley Mischka in 1988. They also launched a bridal business in 1993. Their Resort 2009 Collection is full of color and vibrancy and it makes you just proud of these these two.
Without further ado, Badgley Mischka, Resort 2009

What more can one say?

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." ---Dr. Wayne Dyer
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Mmmm! Shoes! (Homer Simpson?)

I was seriously trying to behave myself when I ran across these yummy shoes from Gayle's. After a stern warning from Lexie about accessories, I just had to post these. I feel so mischievous! I'll snack on these while doing a real post! You gotta admit it, Lexie would love these, she might be a little miffed at me, but she would love these! So, it all works out!

Chocolate High Heel Shoe

And you thought Nordstrom's was the place for the shoe-obsessed? Clearly this is a designer shoe that is a fit for anyone with a taste for gourmet chocolate. All shoes are handmade and no two are alike. Shoe measures seven inches long, 5-1/2 inches high and includes the poly purse. NOTE: the "marble" and "cow-pattern" shoes pictured are special order only and require additional production time. All orders take a minimum of 48 hours to produce plus shipping time. Please contact Gayle's if you have further questions.

Glittering Metallic Mules

The next chapter in our chic-footed saga: gold and silver high heel mules. Made of delicious chocolate and covered with edible luster dust, these stunners will be the hit of your next party. All shoes are handmade and no two are alike. Shoe measures seven inches long, 3-1/2 inches tall and includes the poly purse. NOTE: all orders take a minimum of 24-48 hours to produce plus shipping time. Please contact Gayle's if you have further questions.

"Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly." -Joseph Murphy

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WTF!?!? Of The Day: American Apparel

Dear American Apparel,

I have let several things slide. I let the Vegas lame legging slide. I also let the unitards slide. But there comes a point when I must say enough is enough. Since this time last year you all have started bringing back thee worst of the vintage trends that existed. The newest and latest in shockers from the company comes in the form of the item entitled "Shiny Too-Short" Tube Dress. It's as if your Vegas leggings spread to the upper half of the body. And just when I thought this was the worst thing you all could have possibly developed, it declined even further in the form of the shiny bodysuit. It's hurts my eyes! AAAHHHHHHH! American Apparel, please stop reliving the 80's. That's what we have re-run TV for. If you do not cease and desist, I will be force to call Anna Wintour and beg her for your prompt and immediate removal from Los Angeles.


Lexie H

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New OId Vintage

I have always been a fan of my mothers closet for several reasons. One of them being that my mom was always the best dressed woman I knew. She stayed ahead of the trends and more often than not set them. And let's not even start on her shoe collection {one that could rival Choo and Manolo}. So imagine my dismay when my mother abruptly overhauled her closet and got rid of majority of her clothes and shoes. Luckily I managed to salvage two pairs of shoes and a dress. Considering that when growing up, our mothers closets are the pinnacle of our childhood dress up days, it's not surprising that vintage clothing is popular this season. {Which im kind of upset about}

There's a certain feeling that one gets when you have walked into a store and purchased a vintage article. Exclusivity. You leave know that you are one of a select few -or the only one- to own that particular item. Not to mention that majority of the older pieces are so well made. However, all vintage is not good vintage and you need to be able to tell the difference between the two. For starters make sure you buy from someone with a good reputation. Also make sure that you ask the seller the history of the clothing, like who's owned it and where it came from. There are a few vintage stores, as well as online stores, that I love. Below are a few {Click on pictures to go to the online store versions}:

CURRENT FAVE: Nasty Gal Vintage

American Rag {in LA}

Nelda's Vintage Online Store

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