Check out Holidays & Haute Finds - Oh My!
by La PETITE Blog at Mode
Sunday, June 28, 2015
|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.COM | Alexander Wang Runway Canteen karung shoulder bag $358 THEOUTNET.COM | Alexander Wang Rocco leather-trimmed shell tote $537 THEOUTNET.COM | Alexander Wang Dumbo textured-leather backpack $598 THEOUTNET.COM | Alexander 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.COM | Lauren 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.COM | MOSCHINO Large fabric bag $138 MOSCHINO.COM|
|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.COM | MINI 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.COM | L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Seamed fishnet stockings $14 THEOUTNET.COM, Thom Browne Cropped Crewneck Shirt $1,250 MODAOPERADI.COM, Moschino Nameplate Belt $370 MOSCHINO.COM, Equipment Hadley plaid washed-silk tapered pants $99 THEOUTNET.COM, AKONG LONDON Masai Safari Necklace $893 LUISAVIAROMA.COM, Sophie Hulme SMALL DRAWSTRING BUCKET BAG SOPHIEHULME.COM, Charlotte 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.COM | MERCANTIA Roma Earrings $227 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | JIMMY CHOO Candy Yes No Acrylic Clutch $895 LUISAVIAROMA.COM, ALBERTO GUARDIANI 115mm Lipstick Leather Ankle Boots $735 LUISAVIAROMA.COM, Equipment Tie Hem Plaid Shirt $157 FARFETCH.COM, Mary Katrantzou X Adidas Origi Sneaker Print Skirt $122 FARFETCH.COM, SCHIELD Cyborg Line Sculpture Pave Earrings $465 LUISAVIAROMA.COM, Alexander Wang 'Sneaker' sling crossbody bag $1,176 FARFETCH.COM, REDValentino Point d'esprit-trimmed cashmere and silk-blend socks $66 THEOUTNET.COM, Just Cavalli Textured-leather pumps $190 THEOUTNET.COM|
|Tartan Hauteness at it's finest! From Left: Rosetta Getty Plaid Wrap Shirt $980 JUSTONEEYE.COM | Saint Laurent Monogramme small python-effect leather shoulder bag $1,790 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Off-White Nebraska Print Shorts $258 FARFETCH.COM | Givenchy 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.COM | MERCANTIA Roma Earrings $227 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | MOSCHINO Quilted Nylon Backpack With Logo $695 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | Versace Leather, canvas and suede sandals $1,170 THEOUTNET.COM|
Friday, June 26, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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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.COM | Ellery Opaque Long Pencil Skirt $307.50 modaoperandi.com | Mary Katrantzou R leather and acrylic clutch $3,245 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Givenchy Nunka thigh boots in black leather $3,625 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Fausto Puglisi Printed Silk Shirt $280.50 modaoperandi.com | Alexander 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.com | Charlotte Olympia Calf Leather Hyena Feline Cross Body Bag $895 modaoperandi.com | Mary Katrantzou Bowles Printed Cotton Midi Skirt $811.20 modaoperandi.com | Bijoux Heart Mohawk Swarovski-Crystal Earrings $283.20 modaoperandi.com | Gucci Cat-eye printed acetate and metal mirrored sunglasses $395 NET-A-PORTER.COM | SOPHIA WEBSTER Amanda Gem $665 SOPHIAWEBSTER.COM | Oscar 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.com | Lanvin Gunmetal-tone Swarovski crystal clip earrings $945 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Nina Ricci Lace Jumpsuit $892.80 modaoperandi.com | Alice McCall Tinker Top $105 modaoperandi.com | COMMANDO HIGH-RISE STRETCH BRIEFS $32 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Marsèll Black Suede Platform Ankle Boot $1,065 ssense.com | Miu Miu Round-frame acetate sunglasses $360 NET-A-PORTER.COM | MAISON 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?
|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
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!).
Monday, June 1, 2015
|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: Chloé Jewelled Top $1,248 FARFETCH.COM, Ashish jewel embellished sequin shorts $646 FARFETCH.COM, Premiata 'Frida' sneakers $281 FARFETCH.COM, Moschino Quilted Shoulder Bag $1,121 FARFETCH.COM|
|From Left: DSQUARED2 jewel denim shirt $898 FARFETCH.COM, Ashish sequin embellished track trousers $1,390 FARFETCH.COM, Camper Together X Bernhard Willhelm 'Himalayan' sneakers $276 FARFETCH.COM|
Sunday, May 17, 2015
|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.COM | Marc 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.COM | Versace Cropped Top $555 FARFETCH.COM | Versace Collection Printed Trousers $390 FARFETCH.COM | Prabal 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.COM | Vika Gazinskaya Flouncy Top With Shoulder Straps $1,900 MODAOPERANDI.COM | Peter 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.COM | Giambattista Valli Red Ricamo Chevron Wide Leg Pants $1,550 MODAOPERANDI.COM | Cushnie et Ochs Embellished cutout stretch-cady jumpsuit $2,150 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Alexander Wang Stretch-knit bra top $225 NET-A-PORTER.COM | Loewe 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.COM | Alexander Wang Pleated Triangle Top $2,507 FARFETCH.COM | Marco Bologna Crystal Embellished Jeans $1,379 FARFETCH.COM | Giambattista 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|