How happy am I to hear that blouses with bows, better known as pussy-bow blouses, are in. I have always loved wearing bows with my blouses – that feminine touch to a more masculine button-down. It is what I love about most about dressing; adding the unexpected. This trend has kicked into full gear, as Stylecaster notes in its recent street style feature. I’m buying it!
“I feel like I’ve out-dreamt my dream. I came from nothing and I created this world and I made it myself, with my own strength.” ~ Katy Perry
This year’s Superbowl halftime show will star Katy Perry and I couldn’t be happier. Never mind that the men in my life are cringing; I love Katy Perry’s music and inspiring messages. Stylecaster has just reported that her costumes for the show will be designed by her friend and Moschino’s Creative Director, Jeremy Scott. We can expect great music and outrageous costumes. And Ms. Perry herself says she is very excited especially about her entrances and exits.
I’ll be watching! Cause Katy Perry, You’re a Firework! I’m buying it!
On February 9th, British designer label, Peter Pilotto, will launch its collection with Target and for once, I won’t be there. Even with a new twist – the collection is simultaneously available on Net-a-Porter – I still won’t be there. I was there for the Missoni for Target launch; I was there for the Prabal Gurung for Target launch; I was there for the Phillip Lim for Target launch; I was even there when Target and Neiman Marcus launched its Holiday Collection. I fought the crowds and the crazy, just to have a chance to own high-end designer originals at a fraction of the price. Was it worth the hassle? I think so, because I love what I own and I know that I could never have afforded these pieces without Target’s prices. But now I would say no. Why? The collection is full of vibrant colors and campy prints, but it’s just too young for me. It’s made for a woman who doesn’t mind wearing crop tops and surf-inspired summery blends. The collaboration is fast-approaching but I prefer to dress my age. “I’m not buying that!”
I, like so many people the world over, am crazy about Audrey Hepburn. Lovely and stylish, yes. But it’s the reports of who she was as a person that make her even more beautiful in my eyes. So this week, when Stylecaster cited 20 photos of Audrey Hepburn – the personal, private Audrey Hepburn – not the Audrey Hepburn in the quintessential LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (my favorite movie, by the way), I was moved.
In this podcast episode, I talk about my fascination with Audrey Hepburn, and why this is the season to fall in love with this wonderfully kind icon and in her own words, “seek out the good in people.”
“I want everyone reading my website to feel like they are the soul in their stilettos, too. Shoes will always fit, regardless of the weight you gain or lose or the day you are having. I am happiest and most confident in my favorite pair of shoes and I will forever be the soul in stilettos.” Emilie Sobel
Emilie Sobel is about to graduate from the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, majoring in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising. She is also the creator of a terrific blog, called Soul in Stilettos. You have the feeling after talking to Emilie that the sky is the limit for this city girl at heart and that she will find her way just fine. Here is my conversation with Emilie:
MKG: You are about to enter a huge transition in your life, graduating in March. How do you feel, ready? What is your passion, your dream position?
Emilie: I have always known exactly what I’ve wanted to do with my career – growing up was something I had been looking forward to basically my whole life. Everyone always said, “Don’t rush your childhood,” and I would brush it off, thinking I knew exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t wait to have a career and adult life of my own. Continue reading