Monday, April 29, 2013

Salut!

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com





One of those days that need to end with a libation. 

Good Night world, 
LPB

Monday, April 22, 2013

Haute Mom Alert! BEWARE OF THE '5 MAMMOTH MOM MYTHS' !

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Coolidge
 Reduce your risk of missing the mark this Mother’s Day by avoiding these popular beliefs or “Mammoth Mom Myths”:

Who's Hue?


RED - the one hue that looks absolutely stunning on any complexion. It transcends race, gender (I've seen some men look brilliant in a red lip!) and is ultimately timeless. Worn on the lips, cheeks and the ilk the hue is here to stay (like it or not A$AP!) Here are just a few of our favorite crimson accoutrements that will surely delight the masses. 

FOR THE LIPS

From Left: tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint Fiery, $26; hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven, $28; smashbox Love Me Be Legendary Lipstick Love Me, $19; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW-True, $18; tarte Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick  Wild, $26
Red Haute Find:  tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint Fiery, $26
Notes: We adore this retractable jumbo crayon with it's balm like texture, great pigmented lip stain. This hybrid lip product has an amazing moisturizing feel and the staying power of the color is the best! It's a great product to have in your bag for days you want a little extra pick me up!
Shoplist: tartecosmetics.com

Red Haute Find:  hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven, $28
 Notes: The shade is a true red that goes on like satin.It gives lips full coverage and is dramatic in an Old Hollywood kind of way. Wear it with foundation for a truly polished look.
Shoplist: sephora.com

Red Haute Find: smashbox Love Me Be Legendary Lipstick Love Me, $19
 Notes: The densely pigmented bullet from smashbox goes on creamy and surprisingly moisturizing, with a delicate sheen. Cool blue undertones make this red lipstick flattering on all skin tones. The buttery formula and deep red color give lips with the ultimate finish that is both office- and evening-appropriate. Score!
Shoplist: smashbox.com

Red Haute Find: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW-True, $18
 Notes: This scarlet red hue is opaque and ultra glossy. Calling this a lip gloss is a stretch - the formula is totally opaque (think high-shine metallic finish but on lips). It sounds completely over the top and that's what we love about it. We also love the lip brush that's included! 
Shoplist: sephora.com

Red Haute Find:  tarte Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick  Wild, $26
 Notes: It's a creamy, fiery red; and lasts nearly a lifetime! Tarte's Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick is simply a beautiful, classic—and richly pigmented—red. And AMEN to that!
Shoplist: tartecosmetics.com

FOR THE FACE

From Left: NARS Blush Exhibit A, $29; Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush  06 Rouge Passion $38;  tarte Cheek Stain True Love, $30 
Red Haute Find:  NARS Blush Exhibit A, $29
 Notes: This legendary blush needs no explanation! It's smooth, the color is beyond pigmented and it works on us all! This product should be in everyone's arsenal. 
Shoplist: sephora.com

Red Haute Find:  Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush  06 Rouge Passion $38
 Notes: Silky and sheer, the shade looks alarmingly neon in it's jar but softens significantly when swept (and blended) over apples of cheeks. Mon petites, this blush gives cheeks a sweet burst of luminous candy-apple color. Dust it lightly onto fair skin; build it up on darker complexions.
Shoplist: nordstrom.com

Red Haute Find: tarte Cheek Stain True Love, $30 
 Notes: This dewy blush has been a favorite of our for years! The yummy red shade gives you a healthy glow as if you just ran 3 miles yet look so stunning chic. The formula goes on smooth and you will just need a dab - added bonus: it's easy to blend can be worn in a plethora of ways from sheer to opaque. 
Shoplist: tartecosmetics.com

FOR THE NAILS

From Left: Zoya Nail Polish | Dominique $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Jade $8;  Zoya Nail Polish | Gia, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Chyna, $9 ; Zoya Nail Polish | Janice, $8 

Red Haute Find:  Zoya Nail Polish | Dominique $8
 Notes: This blue-red polish has zero shimmer and looks sophisticated and sexy on short, well-groomed nails. 
Shoplist: Zoya.com


Red Haute Find: Zoya Nail Polish | Jade $8
 Notes: This shade is as exotic, rich, and feminine as the name it evokes, with just the right amount of shine to make tips and toes stand out.
Shoplist: Zoya.com

Red Haute Find:  Zoya Nail Polish | Gia, $8
 Notes: This glossy orange-red hue is as pretty as a summer sunset, and it's actually wearable. 
Shoplist: Zoya.com

Red Haute Find: Zoya Nail Polish | Chyna, $9
 Notes: It's brimming with ruby flecks (think Dorthy's slippers), so much so that two coats create an effect that verges on 3-D! With Pixiedust you don't need a base or topcoat to make this shade sparkle. The abundance of monochrome glitter seems to make it extra-durable—we love how it hardens our nails. 
Shoplist: Zoya.com

Red Haute Find: Zoya Nail Polish | Janice, $8 
 Notes: The formula delivers rich, cherry red color with vinyl-like shine. It's full on vamp and for that we are thankful!
Shoplist: Zoya.com


THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO PAINT THE TOWN DO IT IN RED! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SPOT ON!

Yayoi Kusama, Pop Artist
Courtesy of Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

When it comes to trends there are some that look  dated, passé, antiquated and simply behind the times.  But mon petites, some trends are timeless and like Yayoi Kusama the genius pop artist has known for decades polka dots are spot on no matter the season! Now we don't suggest painting your epidermis in the chic print like the Louis Vuitton collaborator - we do however believe you can find a piece or two that will leave a mark on your wardrobe. Here are five pieces that are truly divine... 





From Left: Haider Ackermann Sheer Polka Dotted Blouse Source: Lyst.com ; Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Cotton Trousers  Source: Lyst.com


                                                   Source: Lyst.com

From Left:  Nina Ricci Silk Polka Dot Dress Source: Lyst.com; Rochas Polka Dot Platform Heels  Source: Lyst.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TRENDING TOPIC: STRIPES!



Models Backstage, Film "Who Are you Polly Maggoo?" 1966

Photo By William Klein

This spring it's all black & white with the hauter then haute pieces from just about every designer on the universe! Black & White stripes can be worn day or night and mon petites do not be afraid of the bold print. Mix and match it (Who says you can't wear a chic vertical stripe print with killer chevron shoes?!) up with virtually everything! Here are just some the the pieces I absolutely adore and can't wait to have these graphic perfections in my arsenal this spring. 

Michael Kors
Pleated Wool and Silk-Blend Skirt 

Source: Lyst.com

Acne
Mape Striped Leather Biker Jacket

Source: Lyst.com




From Left: Marc Jacobs Sequined Pleated Georgette Gown Source: Lyst.comMarc Jacobs Striped Silk Jersey Maxi Dress  Source: Lyst.comLanvin Striped Cottonblend Sheath Dress  Source: Lyst.com
                                     

                                             







From Left: Theory Nikay B Striped Cotton Dress Source: Lyst.com ; RED Valentino Striped Knit Dress  Source: Lyst.com





From Left: Maje Coloris Layered Striped Top Source: Lyst.com ; Tibi Anson Twotone Stretchtwill Pants  Source: Lyst.com

Now mon petites, it's time to get graphic and hit the streets! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

The M'O of CHIC!

Mon petites, the words Moda Operandi brings such delight to my soul that it's on the brinks of insanity! The uber haute site that allows you to shop straight off the runway (literally - the trunk shows go live in a blink of an eye) for F/W 13 the streets will be alive with the sight of hauteness thanks to this ingenious site. And fear not mon petites, if ordering and waiting for frocks is simply not your thing you can order from the M'O Boutique - it's just as fab. Here's just a few of my fave pieces that were up for grabs... 
F/W 2013 THOM BROWNE 
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi
Ever since the inauguration Thom Browne has been on the lips on nearly every gal and gent in town. But those already in the know - has coveted a piece from his immaculately tailored line for ages now (me being one of them but I digress) and for RTW F/W 13 I for one was literally gobsmacked by the insanely beautiful oeuvre of coats, furs and dresses (oh, my!).  

From Left to Right: THOM BROWNE | LOOK 28  Cube Cape $2,800; Mini Shirtdress $790; THOM BROWNE | LOOK 8  Square Shoulder Coat Dress With Circle Skirt $6,200; THOM BROWNE | LOOK 10  Square Shoulder Double Breasted Coat $22,000; THOM BROWNE| LOOK 18 Square Shoulder Cropped Chesterfield Tux Cape $15,000 ; Circle Skirt $2,650; Square Shoulder Double Breasted Jacket $2,490




F/W 2013 WES GORDON
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi
Wes Gordon, Southern raised NYC based designer is literally what's happening now in fashion. His frocks has adorned Rita Ora, and a slew of other pretty young things which can also be said about his collection which oozed a modern yet 90's take on hauteness. I literally want the entire collection Mr. Gordon - thanks in advance! 

From Left to Right: WES GORDON | LOOK 27 |Filigree Printed Scuba Cascade Column Gown $4,900; WES GORDON |LOOK 7| Topkapi Brocade Skinny Pant $1,690 ; Topkapi Brocade Draped Regent Jacket $4,150 ; WES GORDON | LOOK 3 |Embroidered Ascot Silk Skinny Pant, $850; Lambskin Turban Draped Halter Top, $650; Stretch Wool Cashmere Suiting Layered Tuxedo Jacket, $2,150 ; WES GORDON | LOOK 20 | MEDALLION LACE DRAPED BLOUSE WITH FLOOR LENGTH SWEEP $4,500

F/W 2013 3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi
It's tough, it's sexy, it's everything and more in what I dream of a wardrobe all done by the contemporary design God Philip Lim... need I say more? 

From Left to Right: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM | LOOK 43|Stretch Denim Patchwork Caf Racer Dress $895; French Terry Sonomama Embroidered Sweatshirt $750; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM LOOK 35 | Laundered Cotton Jersey Oversize T-Shirt With Applique Stitch $325 ;  Mongolian Long Hair Patchwork Shearling Coat With Detachable Biker Cuff $3,500 ; Yarn Dye Chenille Double Breasted Blazer $750;  3.1 PHILLIP LIM | LOOK 3 | Merino Marten Blend Boyfriend Cardigan $450 ; Felted Coating Peplum Motorcycle Jacket $950; Embossed Neoprene Pleat Front Short $450; Pinstriped Shirting Cropped Shadow Shirt $395 ; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM |LOOK 18Chalk Stripe Flannel Oversized Trompe L'Oeil Layered Vest $850; Stretch Nappa Leather Striped Kickback Pant $1,300; Stretch Nappa Leather Sonomama Quilted T-Shirt $1,400 

F/W 2013 MARC JACOBS
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi
If perfection was ever realized when Marc Jacobs & co. presented the RTW F/W 13 Collection. 

From Left to Right: MARC JACOBS | LOOK 51| GREEN OWL SEQUIN MID-LENGTH WRAP COAT $8,900; MARC JACOBS | LOOK 47 | Gold Natural Fox Large Boa $4,000; Bronze Brushed Metal Sequin Cocktail Dress $3,400;   MARC JACOBS | LOOK 42 |  Rose Dyed Fox Collarless Jacket $9,800 ;  Taupe Panne Velvet Tank Dress $1,600 ; MARC JACOBS | LOOK 4 | Large Cocoa Dyed Fox Boa $3,500 ; Cocoa Mini Plaid Lamé Pajama Top $995; Taupe Striped Wool Highwaisted Mini Skirt $695

F/W 2013 PETER SOM
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi
When you mix Jodphur slacks with fur it's always a winner! Case closed. 
From Left to Right: PETER SOM | LOOK 20 | Bonded Metallic Sweater Short Sleeve Top $1,195; Alpaca Coat $3,795 ; Cady Stretch Jodphur $795;   PETER SOM LOOK 11 | Gold Fox Jacket $5,740; Cady Stretch Jodphur $795 ; PETER SOM | LOOK 3 |   Paint Dot Print Crepe De Chine Bustier Dress $1,595; PETER SOM | LOOK 18 | Tie-Dye Fox Coat $5,250 ; Graphic Plaid Twill Pant $745


F/W 2013 OPENING CEREMONY
Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Some girls dream about meeting Mr.Right but if you are like me one dreams of having the most amazing wardrobe and Opening Ceremony produced just that. The F/W 13 collection speaks to the city girl who has Uptown taste with a downtown vibe and it's just works! Now if I can just get my hands on each and every piece I will be a happy girl!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Trending Topic: COATS!

Yes, spring is in the air but we here at mon petites are literally salivating with all the haute happenings for Fall/Winter 2013! The coats seen on literally all the runways are to die for. While we dream on that Marc Jacobs perfection we can still indulge in a few  overcoats  from Net-a-Porter that will tickle our fancy for now... 



Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: George Chinsee & Thomas Iannaccone

Thom Browne RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni

Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni

Dries Van Noten RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni

From Right to Left: BIYAN Raquel printed silk coat $880; BY MALENE BIRGER Scarlettes leopard-print faux fur coat $895; ERDEM Mae printed silk-organza coat $2,350; ERDEM Whitley patchwork coat $5,690

Prada RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: George Chinsee

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Piero Cristaldi
From Left to Right: MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Feather and leather coat $5,615; ETRO Printed crepe kimono coat $3,560; SOPHIE HULME Leather-trimmed wool-felt coat $955; ZERO+MARIACORNEJO Oki feather-effect organza coat $1,495



Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni
Celine RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni
L'Wren Scott RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni
Oscar de la Renta RTW F/W  2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni
From Left to Right: BURBERRY PRORSUM Ombré silk cocoon coat $2,995; BURBERRY PRORSUM Metallic trench coat $3,195  MARNI Sleeveless leather coat $1,900; BURBERRY PRORSUM Metallic textured-leather trench coat $4,995


Marchesa RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone
Giorgio Armani RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Giovanni Giannoni
Tory Burch RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: John Aquino

Carolina Herrera RTW Fall 2013
Photo By: Robert Mitra