|Illustration by Izah Zenou | Henri Bendel|
Cheers to the weekend mes amis - next week LPB will be back with a slew of hautness. Get ready!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
|Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood, Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture, Anja Rubik in Anthony Vacarello|
Leather and Plaid is a perfect combo and these haute little finds need to come home to me!
These looks are spot on daytime plaid perfection - say that 5x fast. Color blocking was so yesterday- mon petites, it's all about a haute plaid mash up... What prints are you mad for ?
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Mon petites, I can honestly say that I have lived my life thus far with passion, tenacity and just enough resilience to not give up after the constant hurdles, obstacles and set backs along the way - much like a high-octane motor vehicle. Most enthusiasts can vividly recall the significant instance when they realized their passions. I too can remember the moment I fell in love with la mode, I was little girl going through countless fashion and collections magazines while my grandmother would hand sew on beads to the incalculable wedding gowns for her clients. It was those occasions where I would collect the scraps of the beautiful fabrics and envision a glamorous dream (usually on my barbies but that is another post altogether). Fast forward a few years and here I am steering my way through life as a fashion stylist \ costume designer living my fantasy on my terms. While I wish I could share that it has been an effortless journey down a magnificent terrain - it has involved roadblocks, detours, diversions and just about every setback one can incur along the way.
|Behind the scene shot from a spread I styled for L'Officiel Ukraine.|
Photo Courtesy of C.Cantave | La PETITE Blog
This drive I have for creating beauty is such a desire that words never seem to suffice, this passion, fervency of zeal and fanaticism has literally kept me going after the long , sometimes hazardous expedition that ensues when going after your dreams. I’m sure it is easy to conform, follow the pack but I am certain the odyssey to figuring out what you truly want out of life is the greatest voyage one can experience. Like the all-new Nissan Versa® Note™ my exuberant quest for creating a world of beauty has fueled my life and trust me it’s worth it!
|Another Behind the scenes shot from a spread I styled for BG Magazine.|
Photo Courtesy of C.Cantave | La PETITE Blog
Much like the Nissan Versa® Note™, my drive and vigor stems from my those bygone days of my childhood, the nonstop fascination of beauty and the need to create will keep me focused on my course in life. Like any pilgrimage to one’s own Elysium we can sit back and be chauffeured with the hope we will get to our Mecca. No, mon petites we have to grab those keys and get moving! With its outstanding MPG, advanced technology and ample cargo capacity, the all-new Nissan Versa® Note™ is designed to be the perfect partner in your pursuit to do more of what you love. The all-new Nissan Versa® Note™. Your Door to More™. Mon petites, what’s driving you?
Compensation was provided by Nissan via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nissan.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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|From Left: Emilio Pucci Metallic Dress With Lace Overlay $2,849 - MYTHERESA.COM; Alessandra Rich Ankle-Length Lace Dress $2,517- MYTHERESA.COM; VERSACE one sleeve lace cocktail dress $3,230 - FARFETCH.COM|
Thursday, August 29, 2013
BARBIE OPENS HER FIRST SHOP IN SELFRIDGES SHOWCASING DOLLS
DRESSED BY FRED BUTLER, NASIR MAZHAR, AND SISTER BY SIBLING
Barbie has asked three of her favourite London designers to each dress five dolls which will be sold as special one-offs to herald her shiny new home within Selfridges London's new permanent 4th floor Toy Shop.
|Barbie dressed by SISTER by SIBLING|
A dedicated Barbie department will showcase the best of Barbie, where a central totem pole-style display will house dolls from Barbie collections past and present, as well as archive and special one-off gems including new dolls dressed by Fred Butler, Nasir Mazhar and SISTER by SIBLING.
|Barbie (and Ken!) dressed by Nasir Mazhar|
In the past 50 years, Barbie has established herself as one of the world's leading fashion icons, and has been dressed by leading design talents including: Alaïa, Burberry, Comme des Garçons, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Louise Gray and Roksanda Ilincic. More than 100 million metres of fabric have gone into making her fabulous wardrobe and she has had over one billion pairs of gravity-defying shoes, including ones created by Christian Louboutin. She's a label whore & I love her!
|Barbie dressed by Fred Butler|
|The Stunning Joan Smalls|
Photo by Evan Falk | WWD
Mon petites, Joan Smalls is a sight to behold. That girl can literally wear anything and look drop dead gorgeous! Joan in this Pucci LBD is outstanding, the fit - exquisite, her face flawless and let's not begin to discuss that hair. She is a force to be reckoned with and I am sure she painted the night BOLD in that outfit. Make no mistake, we mere mortals can too transform ourselves with a haute frock and the right accoutrements. Here we put together some must have LBD from Net-a-Porter that will make even Joan herself green with envy.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
|Photo Credit: Vogue.it|
We've all been there, with the endless excuses why we can't work out and beeline for that jar of Nutella or that slice of cheesecake. But let's be honest with ourselves - unless we are under serious duress or experiencing medical issues we should get off our bum and get active daily! Here are some work out solutions from fitness pro Anja Garcia of DailyBurn.com. Let's end the excuses Ladies and get back to business!
Solutions to Why You Don’t Work Out
Courtesy of Anja Garcia, Certified Fitness Instructor and DailyBurn.com Trainer
“I’m too tired after a long day at work.”
Workout in the morning! People always ask me when is the best time to work out. The answer, my friends: Whenever you can get it in! If you are too tired after a long work day to fit it in, wake up 30 minutes early to get your burn in, or consider your lunch break. Exercise has been proven to improve alertness and productivity. So get you morning fix or a -time sweat-sesh to keep your day rocking till the very end.
Photo Credit Courtesy Of Pinterest
So the summer is winding down, it's time to turn in your bikinis and dust off those parkas but before you decide to pack up on the layers of clothing and indulge in some holiday fare remember to get off your bum and get in your workouts. Need some additional motivation? In comes Chris Freytag, the fitness buff with over 20 years of experience in health and wellness as an ACE certified trainer, health coach, published author and speaker. Her no frills drills get the job done and the best part it's FREE (don't believe us check out this video). Here she shares 5 amazing tips on working out at the playground.
|Photo by Greg Lotus, Vogue Italia May 2007|
With Thinspirational pictures on every social media outlet, the ever present fit celebs everywhere we turn - it's exhausting and frankly mentally draining! Getting or staying in shape is on everyone lips (no pun intended). With the abundance of tips in the market it's extremely to feel overwhelmed and even easier to give up and grab that jar of Nutella (true story). Well mon petites, we have hope by way of Anja Garcia, RN, MSN and DailyBurn.com personal trainer who shares her tips on 5 simple and inexpensive things you can do to help maintain your haute body, while not breaking the bank. These foolproof tips are straightforward and can be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. Thinspirations be damn ladies! Let's get fit~
Friday, August 23, 2013
It's simple and it gets the job done. Mon petites, be care while you think you are looking as chic as Coco herself you can easily look like a waitress.
|Credit: LuMarPhoto/AFF-USA; Guido Ohlenbostel/Startraks|
|Illustrations by Sara Singh | Vogue|
Graphics La PETITE Blog
Have no clue on how to decipher your style M'O? Don't fret mon petites, we here at LPB put together 5 distinct style approaches that can transform your lackluster wardrobe to one of your dreams.
STYLE Rx: GRUNGE DELUXE
Mon Petites, the 90's are back and like any resurgence of la mode it's better the 2nd time around. From fab plaid, flattering baby doll dresses and combat boots so haute you'll put your most treasured heels on hiatus!
HOW TO GET THE LOOK: When going retro it's fine to be influenced with the days of yesteryear but keep the look up to date. You don't want to look as if you are stuck in a time warp!
STYLE Rx: VINTAGE VIXEN
Clockwise from Left: Early CHANEL Earrings $2,950; ADRIAN CORDOBES SPANISH STYLE EQUESTRIAN HAT; 1960's Teal Traina Tangerine Mod Chiffon Ruffle Cocktail Party Dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Knee Breeches, Silk Blouse and Belt $3,650; 1990's Dolce & Gabbana Knit Multicolor Rhinestone Set; Gianni Versace Iconic embellished leather bomber $8,500; Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier cut out corset cage blazer; Jewel Covered Shell Ring $250; DOLCE&GABBANA 3/4 Sleeve FOX Irredescent Jacket $4,475; GIANNI VERSACE MASSIVE GOLD AND BLACK BELT WITH MEDUSA AND GRECA $2,950 - all via 1stDibs.com
Illustrations by Sara Singh | Vogue | Graphics La PETITE Blog
You exude that boyish charm all the while celebrating all things female and we love you for it! Your flats are chic, your denim all the more stellar and those quirky button downs always seem to work.
Monday, August 19, 2013
|Photographed by Mikael Jansson | VOGUE|
Where has the time gone? Just a few weeks ago we here at
LPB were lamenting on how we need to get fit and trim for
bikini season and alas here we are in the very mist of
summer and with that comes the need to stay glowing,
hydrated and hair free! Lucky for us mon petites, we have
the perfect solution thanks to 'Waxer to the Stars' Noemi
Grupenmager, Founder & CEO of Uni K Wax Centers.
Here are 5 Haute Tips on staying sleek and smooth for
Labor Day & Beyond. Thank us later...
1) Don’t get stuck with bumps or redness – Choose the right type of wax for your skin! One thing that many people don’t know is the difference between hard wax, strip wax and elastic wax, or that elastic wax even exists! Strip wax, which is the most popular wax used, makes for a tedious, slow and painful procedure, often leaving the skin feeling sticky. Hard waxes break and crack, making the wax difficult to remove. But elastic wax stretches to remove hair without strips causing less of a pull to the skin, meaning a more comfortable removal experience ideal for sensitive skin. Elastic wax is applied at body temperature, whereas hard wax, if too hot, can be uncomfortable and sometimes can even burn the skin. Uni K Wax Centers’ elastic wax is made out of all natural ingredients. Elastic wax not only removes hair from the root for long-lasting hair removal, it also exfoliates and softens leaving skin as smooth as silk. Perfect for getting your weekend glow on!
2) Labor Day weekend often means drinking alcohol, indulging in caffeine and basking in the sun. Enjoy it all, but be sure to get your wax before these festivities begin. Alcohol and stimulants like caffeine tighten pores making waxing more painful and less effective, and sunburns make skin too sensitive for proper hair removal. Avoid these no-nos 12-24 hours before getting waxed to ensure an effective, more relaxing experience. Instead, hydrate inside and out with water and moisturizers, which will maximize hair removal for a long lasting wax.