Sunday, June 28, 2015

LA PETITE BLOG + MODE : Holidays & Haute Finds - Oh My!

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Grab BAGS!

On left: Dolce & Gabbana bag On right: Paula Cademartori Photographed by Phil Oh
Who doesn't love a pretty purse? There's something so special about acquiring a handbag that is of good quality and better yet with a story behind it. Bags play such a pivotal role in one's wardrobe that I would simply be remiss if I did not share some haute hot handbag finds that should be in someones closet. 
Blue Heaven! From Left: SOPHIE HULME SMALL DRAWSTRING BUCKET BAG SOPHIEHULME.COM | SOPHIE HULME MINI TOTE SOPHIEHULME.COM

These are hard to the core and I wouldn't haven't any other way! From left: Alexander Wang Rockie textured-leather tote $438 THEOUTNET.COMAlexander Wang Runway Canteen karung shoulder bag $358 THEOUTNET.COMAlexander Wang Rocco leather-trimmed shell tote $537  THEOUTNET.COM | Alexander Wang Dumbo textured-leather backpack $598 THEOUTNET.COMAlexander Wang The Rocco Inside Out textured-leather tote $498 THEOUTNET.COM | Alexander Wang Diego textured-leather bucket bag $475 THEOUTNET.COM

These beautiful purses are instant classic - goes with everything and even better they are wallet friendly! From Left: Lauren Cecchi New York Lipstick Red Mezzo $690 LAURENCECCHI.COMLauren Cecchi New York Paradise Blue Getaway Bag $725 LAURENCECCHI.COM  | Lauren Cecchi New York Electric Blue Sorella $490 LAURENCECCHI.COM  | Lauren Cecchi New York  Navy Stretta Clutch $340  LAURENCECCHI.COM


Who needs an It Bag when you can make a bold state with your purse! From Left: Moschino Backpack $648 MOSCHINO.COM |  MOSCHINO Small leather bag $698  MOSCHINO.COM | MOSCHINO Large leather bag $1,198 MOSCHINO.COM | MOSCHINO Medium leather bag $310 MOSCHINO.COMMOSCHINO Large fabric bag $138  MOSCHINO.COM





Seeing Plaid!

These Dames give us checkered envy! Photo: La PETITE Blog

While it's never in vogue to have a checkered past (we are not judging!) it's absolutely fine to have a tartan explosion in your closet! Each and every time I see a haute plaid find I simply must have it (if only in my dreams) and these pieces are some great finds. From vintage Chanel to soon to be household name Thom Browne all these finds makes me want to say ''Good Buy!". 
What's so fun about print is that you can do anything and it just works! From left: ROBERTO CAVALLI Topaz & Gold Plated Leopard Earrings $760 LUISAVIAROMA.COMMINI ZIP TOP BOWLING BAG SOPHIEHULME.COM | SOPHIA WEBSTER Lola Gem $535 SOPHIAWEBSTER.COM | Pre-owned CHANEL  07A Navy Black Multicolor Belted Plaid Boucle Jacket $1,250 1STDIBS.COML'Agent by Agent Provocateur Seamed fishnet stockings $14 THEOUTNET.COMThom Browne Cropped Crewneck Shirt $1,250 MODAOPERADI.COMMoschino Nameplate Belt $370 MOSCHINO.COMEquipment Hadley plaid washed-silk tapered pants $99  THEOUTNET.COMAKONG LONDON Masai Safari Necklace $893 LUISAVIAROMA.COMSophie Hulme SMALL DRAWSTRING BUCKET BAG SOPHIEHULME.COMCharlotte Olympia Creeping Tessa embroidered velvet pumps $394 THEOUTNET.COM

You can have a checkered past and if that involves an über haute wardrobe you are ok in my book! From left: ASHISH Sequinned Mini Dress with Jewel Embellishment $2,805  BROWNSFASHION.COMMERCANTIA Roma Earrings $227 LUISAVIAROMA.COMJIMMY CHOO Candy Yes No Acrylic Clutch $895 LUISAVIAROMA.COMALBERTO GUARDIANI 115mm Lipstick Leather Ankle Boots $735 LUISAVIAROMA.COMEquipment Tie Hem Plaid Shirt $157  FARFETCH.COMMary Katrantzou X Adidas Origi Sneaker Print Skirt $122  FARFETCH.COMSCHIELD Cyborg Line Sculpture Pave Earrings $465 LUISAVIAROMA.COMAlexander Wang 'Sneaker' sling crossbody bag $1,176  FARFETCH.COMREDValentino Point d'esprit-trimmed cashmere and silk-blend socks $66  THEOUTNET.COMJust Cavalli Textured-leather pumps $190  THEOUTNET.COM


Tartan Hauteness at it's finest! From Left: Rosetta Getty  Plaid Wrap Shirt $980 JUSTONEEYE.COMSaint Laurent Monogramme small python-effect leather shoulder bag $1,790 NET-A-PORTER.COMOff-White Nebraska Print Shorts $258 FARFETCH.COMGivenchy Narlia thigh boots in black leather $2,995  NET-A-PORTER.COM | Harvey Faircloth Sheer Printed Plaid Shirt  $141.45 modaoperandi.com | Current/Elliott The Soho Zip Stiletto mid-rise skinny jeans $100 THEOUTNET.COMMERCANTIA Roma Earrings $227 LUISAVIAROMA.COMMOSCHINO Quilted Nylon Backpack With Logo $695 LUISAVIAROMA.COM  | Versace Leather, canvas and suede sandals $1,170  THEOUTNET.COM







Tuesday, June 23, 2015

La Petite Yummy: Grill To Perfection This Summer With Cooking Savior + Giveaway #BBQGrillMat


 Premium BBQ Grill Mat was provided by TOMOSON via Cooking Savior.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of  Cooking Savior


Les Petites, summer is here! For the next three months it's our divine right to luxuriate in the sun, have great moments with our loves ones and grill! 

Monday, June 22, 2015


Yes, summer is upon us and all I can think about is my fall wardrobe. There's three looks that I can not stop coveting and here they are - from military chicness, ladylike madness  to all this lace in your face these looks simply must find their way into my closet! 
These haute Military inspired look plays absolutely no games! From left: J.W. Anderson Leather Biker Jacket  $911.25 modaoperandi.com | Lanvin Silver and gold-tone crystal earrings $745 NET-A-PORTER.COMEllery Opaque Long Pencil Skirt  $307.50 modaoperandi.comMary Katrantzou R leather and acrylic clutch $3,245 NET-A-PORTER.COM |  Givenchy Nunka thigh boots in black leather $3,625 NET-A-PORTER.COMFausto Puglisi Printed Silk Shirt  $280.50 modaoperandi.comAlexander McQueen Gold-plated Swarovski crystal cuff $1,745 NET-A-PORTER.COM
These seven pieces are so interchangeable and a must for my wardrobe! These pieces are so classic, so chic, so sleek that it's a tragedy that I do not own (or can afford) and of these pieces #lesigh! 
It's madness darling, Ladylike madness loves! From Left: J.W. Anderson Tri-Color Viscose Combo Crewneck  $332.75 modaoperandi.comCharlotte Olympia Calf Leather Hyena Feline Cross Body Bag $895 modaoperandi.comMary Katrantzou Bowles Printed Cotton Midi Skirt  $811.20 modaoperandi.comBijoux Heart Mohawk Swarovski-Crystal Earrings $283.20 modaoperandi.comGucci Cat-eye printed acetate and metal mirrored sunglasses $395 NET-A-PORTER.COMSOPHIA WEBSTER Amanda Gem $665 SOPHIAWEBSTER.COMOscar De La Renta Crystal Necklace $243.95 modaoperandi.com | Fallon Classique Crystal Necklace  $153.75 modaoperandi.com
How fun is this look? Just add some haute ankle socks and my world is made! I love the idea of wearing my hair in a high messy bun, layered on chokers and this full skirt prancing around Brooklyn without a care in the world. 
All this LACE in your face! From Left: Rick Owens DRKSHDW Black Bomber Jacket  $672 modaoperandi.comLanvin Gunmetal-tone Swarovski crystal clip earrings $945 NET-A-PORTER.COMNina Ricci Lace Jumpsuit $892.80 modaoperandi.comAlice McCall Tinker Top  $105 modaoperandi.comCOMMANDO HIGH-RISE STRETCH BRIEFS $32 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Marsèll  Black Suede Platform Ankle Boot  $1,065 ssense.comMiu Miu Round-frame acetate sunglasses $360 NET-A-PORTER.COMMAISON MARGIELA Set Of 4 Safety Pin Shaped Rings $475 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | MOSCHINO Large leather bag $1,598 MOSCHINO.COM

I envision this 'Lace In Your Face' look worn on a fun Friday where I want to look absolutely camera ready from 9am to the minute I am ready to go to bed. I schlep for a living and this outfit would work so well for a day of work and a night of fun....can you dig it?

Trending Topic: 'Dare to Wear' A New Look At Makeovers!

Style Expert, Tai Beauchamp
Image Courtesy of TLC 
Les Petites, if you are like me you are over the endless reality shows that berate, stereotype and fill your cerebrum  with insipid images of individuals who aren't engaging in the least (you know those shows!) making you dread even turning on the idiot box. Even worse when another style\makeover show premieres you instantly get that feeling of   déjá vu and frankly that tedious familiarity isn't worth the space on your DVR but les petites I am elated to report that a change has come thanks to TLC's 'Dare to Wear'! The new show featuring style expert Tai Beauchamp pronounced [tahy] [bo-schomp]: - is more then just the standard "now you're pretty" makeover show. DARE TO WEAR literally flips the script on the makeover show construct. Host and style expert Tai Beauchamp asks two extreme fashion disasters on total opposite sides of the style spectrum to switch perspectives by swapping wardrobes. The result is like hitting their own personal style reset button. Not only does this change their outward appearance, but their inner sense of self. After being shocked to learn that they have to swap clothing, these women will spend a day in the other’s clothes. The women gain a new found understanding, and branch out to leave their comfort zone for a head to toe transformation. What I appreciate about the show and it's premise is that Beauchamp does not want to just overhaul their wardrobe she wants the participants to be fully cognizant on why they choose to (or not) adorn  themselves and to improve on this. I bet my money that this show will definitely have people talking and even better wanting to look their very best. TLC’s ‘Dare to Wear,’ Hosted by Style Expert Tai Beauchamp, Brings Women Out of Their Style Funks Fridays at 10:00PM E/P




Sunday, June 21, 2015

La PETITE Cuisine: #VeryHealthy Spiral Slicer


Les Petites, I am in a space of renewal - the past year has been extremely hard for me in a multitude of ways and I am just trying to take it one moment at a time and I am starting with my health rather my diet (Grubhub has made too much money off of me!).

#VeryHealthy

Monday, June 1, 2015

ABODE MODE!

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You've Got Male: Summer Addition

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BeJeweled.

Photography Mariano Vivanco | Styling Caroline Sieber Source


Summer is upon us and I for one am absolutely ecstatic. The sun is shining, it's warm outside and why not celebrate the with an over abundance of sparkle les petites! I am a firm believer that bold, high shine opulence should not be regulated to night time galas - it can in be vogue if done right and we have found some must have pieces that can achieve this haute look ... literally! 
From Left: ELLEN CONDE  Necklace With Swarovski Crystals $1,039 LUISAVIAROMA.COMSCHIELD Pistol & Crab Necklace $1,635 LUISAVIAROMA.COM, ROBERTO CAVALLI  Pink Swarovski Tigre Necklace $1,897 LUISAVIAROMA.COMELLEN CONDE Necklace With Swarovski Crystals $859 LUISAVIAROMA.COM
From left: Chloé  Jewelled Top $1,248  FARFETCH.COMAshish  jewel embellished sequin shorts $646  FARFETCH.COMPremiata 'Frida' sneakers $281 FARFETCH.COMMoschino Quilted Shoulder Bag $1,121  FARFETCH.COM

From Left: DSQUARED2  jewel denim shirt $898 FARFETCH.COMAshish sequin embellished track trousers $1,390  FARFETCH.COM,  Camper Together X Bernhard Willhelm 'Himalayan' sneakers $276 FARFETCH.COM

From Left: Ashish jewelled trim jacket $1,213  FARFETCH.COMMarco Bologna 'Malibu' jewel t-shirt $310 FARFETCH.COMVANINA Paradise Earrings $169 LUISAVIAROMA.COMJEREMY SCOTT BY LINDA FARROW  Tiger Printed Acetate Cat Eye Sunglasses $285 LUISAVIAROMA.COMAlexander Wang Sneaker Clutch $854 FARFETCH.COMALBERTO GUARDIANI 115mm Lipstick Nubuck Pumps $728 LUISAVIAROMA.COMAshish embellished denim shorts $865 FARFETCH.COM

Sunday, May 17, 2015

In VOUGE: How To Dress Your Best Asset!


Photographed by Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2013 
Les petites, I am the first to admit that I do not follow trends when it comes to dressing but there are legions of haute guys and gals who need guidance when it comes to styling oneself.  In comes this article that was featured in VOGUE  about accentuating your best asset and it inspired me to pick out some pieces that would compliment particular body parts and here's a nod to VOGUE and say good buy to these haute finds! 


Photo: (from left) Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Craig McDean, Vogue,April 2013; Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

From Left: Proenza Schouler paillette bustier dress, $2,254 mytheresa.com ; Alexander Wang sleeveless halter dress, $650
farfetch.com; Stella McCartney Exter miracle dress, $1,372 matchesfashion.com; Donna Karan stretch linen-blend canvas dress, $1,995 net-a-porter.com
 
There is nothing sexier then the sight of a beauftul back and these three will certainly deliver! From Left: Givenchy Backless studded vest in leather and nubuck $6,990 NET-A-PORTER.COMMarc Jacobs Sequined tulle mini dress $4,800 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçon Cut Out Jacket $659  FARFETCH.COM


Photo: (clockwise from left) Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2013; Courtesy of otteny.com 
From Left: Josh Goot Future Basics 2 Cut Away dress, $535 modaoperandi.com, VPL Armature bodice, $285 otteny.com , Thakoon Cake Frosting Cross Front halter dress, $1,450 modaoperandi.com

There's nothing cold about these shoulder pieces! From Left: Daizy Shely Feather and Lace Dress $2,264 FARFETCH.COMVersace Cropped Top $555 FARFETCH.COMVersace Collection Printed Trousers $390 FARFETCH.COMPrabal Gurung Silk Felted Bi-Level Dress $2,995 MODAOPERANDI.COM 



Photo: (from left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of brownsfashion.com; Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2013; Courtesy of mytheresa.com (2)
From Left to Right: Antonio Marras contrast bodysuit, $668 farfetch.com  Kenzo leopard brocade halter dress, $740 brownsfashion.com  Valentino floor-length gown, $4,202 mytheresa.com  Marc Jacobs paneled stripe dress, $3,286 mytheresa.com 

When you want to show off your neck you can go from sultry to fun and back again. From left: Giuliana Romanno Asymmetric Midi Dress $851 FARFETCH.COMVika Gazinskaya Flouncy Top With Shoulder Straps $1,900 MODAOPERANDI.COMPeter Pilotto OS color-block printed stretch-wool wide-leg pants $1,365 NET-A-PORTER.COM | DELPOZO Embellished Washed Twill Dress $4,700 MODAOPERANDI.COM 


Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of brownsfashion.com; Craig McDean,Vogue, April 2013; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com From left: Burberry Prorsum metallic lamé pleated bustier dress, $4,967 matchesfashion.com,  House of Holland jacquard tweed bustier, $353 brownsfashion.com, J Brand Angelina sleeveless crepe tuxedo jumpsuit, $595 net-a-porter.com 

Cleavage can be tricky but when done right and tasteful it's spectacular! From Left: Sibling Cropped mesh and raffia top $1,790 NET-A-PORTER.COMGiambattista Valli  Red Ricamo Chevron Wide Leg Pants $1,550 MODAOPERANDI.COMCushnie et Ochs Embellished cutout stretch-cady jumpsuit $2,150 NET-A-PORTER.COMAlexander Wang Stretch-knit bra top $225 NET-A-PORTER.COMLoewe  Wide leg trousers $4,790 FARFETCH.COM  | Balmain Plissé silk-chiffon halterneck jumpsuit $5,730 NET-A-PORTER.COM


Photo: (clockwise from left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2013; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of lagarconne.com
From Left to Right: 
Facetasm striped ruffle shirt, $345 farfetch.com  Carven crop sweater, $530 farfetch.com  Nomia cropped short-sleeved shirt, $276 lagarconne.com
How abtastic are these! From left: Delpozo Cut-Out Bodice Dress $5,200 FARFETCH.COMAlexander Wang Pleated Triangle Top $2,507 FARFETCH.COMMarco Bologna Crystal Embellished Jeans $1,379 FARFETCH.COMGiambattista Valli Cut Out Floral Sleeveless Dress $2,835 MODAOPERANDI.COM



Photo: (from left) Courtesy of stylebop.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2013; Courtesy of Matches FashionFrom Left to Right: Hakaan pencil skirt, $1,330 stylebop.com  Reed Krakoff stretch-crepe and matte-satin midi skirt, $1,190 net-a-porter.com  Preen Tindra multi-panel fitted dress, $2,001 matchesfashion.com 
From haute pants to gowns with killer slits you can show off your gams in a plethora of ways. From Left: Daizy Shely Sequin and Feather Top $974 FARFETCH.COM | ASHISH EMBELLISHED DISTRESSED DENIM SHORTS $1,255 | Plein Sud Zipped Up Dress $1,073 FARFETCH.COM   | Haney Longsleeve Cut-Out Maxi Dress $1,610 MODAOPERANDI.COM