Golden Globes Badly(cuz worst is soo overused) Dressed: The Bottom 5 in no order

BADGELY AND MISCHKA need to be blacklisted from the next awards show for making this EXTREMELY unflaterring dress for the amazingly talented Melissa McCarthy. I'm not just the nice stuff just because. It's true. This is a catastrophe. The draping makes her look like a 500 pound woman. A good stylist would have never picked this.

Amanda Peet ususally makes good style choices. This is a big hot mess. The fabric actually looks lovely but the tiers are are all wrong. Her beautiful waist is lost and it looks like a MARC JACOBS tent.

I can't remember what I thought of this gown when I first saw it on the Monique Lhullier runway. I certainly have an opinion now. It's not good for short women and you should never wear the ponytail of a high school cheerleader with it. Her hair stylist is ridic.

So beautiful is Zoey Deschaanel in the 1st of PRADA's ridiculous red carpet gowns. The second is below...sigh. It gives her bust the illusion of sagging and the beading I don't find flattering or "quirky" at all.

This dress PRADA dress worn by Frida Pinto looks like it's made out of craft foil. Also those weird lights have got to go the reach hand level on the women posing and makes them look like they're carrying two square white bags. It's horrible for a red carpet to have such distracting illumination unfortunately it hurt Melissa McCarthy the worst.

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My first shopping experience on FARFETCH.com. #truestory

I love when amazing e-commerce sites are brought to my attention but I never trust a site until I personally peruse and shop for myself.

This should be of note: shopping is not usually something that I pass up. I’m easily excited by shopping in an unusual way and Farfetch offers enough great pieces to pacify me.

Now at first I wasn’t sure how to navigate it but I found out that the learning curve is actually pretty easy. I like to think of Farfetch as an online global fashion mall. Simple, no? Women fashion was the best way for me to start browsing. Now just like a mall there are departments. Well Farfetch makes it way with just three…

LUXE

This section is my favourite department for all of the obvious reasons…Emilio Pucci! Hello? Proenza Schouler’s amazing PS-1 bags, Burberry coats, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana great luxe pieces are wonderfully edited into this section. You can find a selection of vintage and archived apparel and accessories from just about every uber-cool and specially selected high-end store across the world. Imagine vintage and this season’s Chanel shopping can be done in one place! It really doesn’t get anymore convenient. As a shopper who hates travelling from e-store to e-store to find that perfect item. Farfetch does it amazingly in a one stop shop and knowing that if I can’t get it the United Kingdom that Farfetch will have that item and ready to ship from Brussels. Where can you find that kind of high fashion global supply chain network? Nowhere, so look at some great pieces I selected below.

My Next Purchase!

CONTEMPORARY

I’m by nature a huge supporter of Contemporary brands they take a bit more risks at better prices than their luxury counterparts. A great example of this is Marc by Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line which is way more suited to my tastes than the Marc Jacobs label. I can equally appreciate both but I prefer to purchase MBMJ clothing and I adore their accessories. Farfetch let’s me go straight to the good stuff in the Contemporary department. Not only can I find my fave diffusion label I can also find other cool labels like Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Tucker, Closed, Ksubi, Eugenia Kim, 7 For All Mankind, Siwy Denim, Fred Perry and Tory Burch. This department is your jeans emporium and you will find most high-end denim labels in Contemporary. I left you with a few of my favourite pieces to look over below.

LAB

The Lab department is where you pick up your heart’s content of specialty pieces by brands that really are out of this world. The vision of the designers in this category is not necessarily commercial but definitely wearable. Farfetch’s Lab is compiled of perfect statement pieces and I’m totally obsessed with an amazing pair of Ha-Yeon Lee monkey nuts pictured below. It would be the quirky update to any outfit for a little bit of humour and style. I highly recommend that purchase.

All of your emerging fashion talent can be found in this section. I put together a montage of some of the pieces I would LOOOOVE to have and a few for the men too.

It was a such a treat discovering this site. So for my first purchase I went small super-small because I don’t know what shipping nightmare I might encounter and bought this super cute yet really affordable Baggu  Mociun reusable shopper.

It folds into a really cute portable pouch and is perfect for the grocery store or casual shopping. Luckily the entire process was easy-peasy and my bag will be shipped to me in a few days and as soon it is I have a surprise! I like to think of it as a symbolic purchase with Farfetch and represents my intent to continue shopping there for many years to come! I take my fashion that seriously.

Emma

For more information about Farfetch click here

A quick visual of the campaigns in your fave fashion magazine this month: JPG, Prada, Chanel and more

Featured Campaigns:

Lanvin

Versace

Chloe

Jean Paul Gualtier

Prada

Givenchy

Giorgio Armani

Oscar de la Renta

Chanel

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Resort 2012: Lace, Texture, Prim, Grunge, Repeat.

New Old News: CFDA AWARDS TODAY! I’m tres excited.

Marc Jacobs GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Here is a reminder of the nominees

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo for Celine

MEDIA AWARD
, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort

I have only one wish. It is that Joseph Altuzarra wins in his category. That would make my night.

Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin took these beautiful pics of some of the nominees to be placed in the programs tonight.  So beautiful.

Paris Fashion Week, The Round Out and Up!: Louis Vuitton

I gotta say...I really liked this collection and I really love those boots!

I think Marc Jacobs did an excellent job this season at Louis Vuitton. It wasn’t the calibre of the models that really got to me. Yes, Kate Moss walked and her body looked great. (Albeit her face looked a bit rugged for someone her age. I guess her lifestyle is to blame but none the less she cleans up well for campaigns and that is all that matters.)

So enough about Kates, Naomis and Amber Valettas… let’s get back to the collection. It triumphed where Jean Paul Gaultier fell flat. It gave these aged style lines a very youthful edge. Sheers, hotpants, bondage details in corsets and shorts, jumbo sequined skirts and tops; large button details all completed by amazing shoes and tonnes of bags.

It was impressive to say the least right down to the set.

The 11th Day of Bloggy Christmas: Marc by Marc Jacobs Lappy-Loving!

Miss Marc is totally my bff...so OBVIOUSLY I want her to take care of my laptop for me. 🙂

Satchelicious

 

 This great PS1 knock off from Topshop will make a great office bag what do you think?  

 

How does it compare to these higher priced compatriots?

Fashion Straight Up!’s NBCAM Awareness: MONDAY Pink Item of the Day

I’m not a huge lover of the colour pink but for a worthy cause I’d be the easter bunny if I had to. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is beyond more than worthy. I love my breasts. I am a woman and I CELEBRATE them unabashedly. I cannot imagine my life without them and there are thousands of women around the world who live the reality of not having  them daily. They are the survivors and in their honour. I do this.
 
Today’s cute pink thing is a Marc Jacobs paisley scarf from The Outnet.Com. It will add the perfect bohemian touch of colour to any outfit. This scarf has been marked down 50% to $75 USD.  I say that is a steal and you should click on over and grab this before it is completely sold out.  
 

Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) educates women about the importance of early detection for breast cancer. Since NBCAM’s inception, mammography use has doubled, and breast cancer death rates have declined. Still, many women do not utilize mammography at regular intervals. In recognition of the fact that mammography is the best available method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt, and that breast cancer deaths could decline further if all women age 40 and older received mammograms at regular intervals. Fashion Straight Up! Blog , does hereby proclaim October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I urge all women and their families in around the world to get the facts about mammography.

 

#beatcancer

Nudes, Neutrals, Pastels

One of the most feminine prominent trends for Spring 2010 was the neutral to pastel palette. Please when you are purchasing your pieces for summer keep this in mind. Here are a few of my fave looks off the runway.  If you see something in your favourite store that is skin tone…buy it!  If it is white…buy it! A pastel shade….buy it!

It is happening now and it’s lovely.

My favourite look was from Matthew Williamson being the dress connoisseur that I most definitely am…I was always a huge fan the textured skirt and bejewelled bodice for me was just an extra. FEMININE was a trend that carried heavily into the upcoming Autumn season and I hope it is here to stay for it truly recognises and celebrates everything woman.

 

Another standout is this Celine look. Phoebe Philo, head designer at Celine, is a straight up (no pun intended) genius. Her lines are always clean-cut and minimalist but not in a manly, rigid way. Her cuts are beautifully clean, crisp and curved to compliment a woman. This a complete look that I desire and need in my life.

 

 

Nudes, Neutrals, Pastels

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