Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Best of 2008!

Wow, 2008 is quickly coming to an end (approximately 9 hours left), but what a marvelous year it was for the red carpet. 2008 brought incredible individuality, creativity, and innovation to fashion, particularly to the art of dress making. InStyle just came out with their 20 Best Red Carpet Dresses, which might I add, is an amazing collection. I also love their list of Most Outrageous Accessories, particularly the dramatic headpiece Sarah Jessica Parker displayed for the London premiere of Sex and the City in May.

However, it was Natalie Portman who takes the cake for style icon of 2008 -- in my opinion. The crimson Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress she wore at the London premiere of The Other Boleyn Girl in February clearly exhibits her impeccable fashion sense. Yet, my Portman pick of the year is the white Givenchy haute couture draped dress she wore ever so elegantly at Cannes.

Although my favorite, Natalie wasn't the only fashion icon of 2008. Rhianna also proved herself a true break-out style icon. I absolutely love the Zac Posen’s corseted raffia design she wore to the Grammy's, as well as the royal blue feather-hemmed knee-grazing skirt she changed into mid-event.

Although 2008 was a year to remember in the world of fashion, I must say that I am ready to ring in the new year, as well its new collections and trends.

Happy New Year's Eve!

More of the Best of 2008!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My new addiction: Bobbles & Lace

So, I've recently fallen in love with a little boutique in Marblehead, MA. named Bobbles & Lace. Simply stepping into the shop, I get a fashion high. It truly is a fashionista's dream come true. They offer everything -- everything from priceless handbags, shoes, dresses, and jewelry. Extremely bright and welcoming, the shop is small, but quaint. And the owner, Lindsay Rando, is on a first name basis with most of her customers.

Bobbles & Lace has to be one of the best things to happen to Massachusetts, well, in regards to fashion that is. It's incredibly hard to find worthwhile clothing around here. Now, before you assume that I am putting the fate of Bay State fashion in the hands of one boutique, please note -- that I am aware Boston is not a total fashion failure. Yes, it offers a few great shops/boutiques in the city, but it seems I always feel the need to venture four long hours to New York to find what I'm really looking for, until I found B&L of course.. And the best part about Bobbles & Lace is that, although all of the clothing and accessories hail from sunny California, not one item in the entire shop is over $100. Can you believe it?! It's amazing, I know!

A few weeks ago, I attended to a fashion show at the little shop. So don't just take my word for it -- take a look at the pics I got..

bobbles & lace.