It's a beautiful Friday in Gotham city! What better time for a mail bomb-aganza?!?
First up, celeb queries.
Celina wrote in and said, "Recently I saw both Rihanna...
If u would be sooo kind could you clue me in and help me find out the designer?? I would be so grateful!"
Hey Celina! Louboutin's are the hotness right now, and it seems both ladies are sporting these Louboutin Fishnet Pumps...
Reader Golden Honey wrote in weeks ago and proclaimed...
"Forget Solange's dress! I want to know if you can find me Beyonce's!"
So the 'terns and I searched and searched, but no dice! Intern Elita pointed out that bold patterns are all the rage for summer, which means there are lots of options out there.
She found a few substitutes like this McQ - Alexander McQueen Polka Dot Dress
Too much? We also stand by this less expensive Multi Color Dot Print Dress by S Sung...
Next up reader Janine says:
"I recently came across this beautiful yellow dress worn by Rosario Dawson while at Cannes."
Hey Janine! You have amazing taste. I love yellow too!
The interns think the dress is Dolce & Gabbana. It might be, but I couldn't find any pictures of it from the runway. Searching, though I did find that this dress...
Diane Von Furstenberg 3/4 length dress...
Next up Penne says, "This coat was mentioned by you in a previous blog but when I looked on www.shopbop.com I couldn’t find it."
Hey Penne! The coat is Rachel Roy's Francesco Long Reversible Jacket. It used to be available on www.shopbop.com, but the season has passed. If you still want the same look, Elita suggests trying this Donna Karan Organza-Lined Trenchcoat...
www.saks.com. Another option? Visit www.rachelroy.com for a store near you. Maybe she has a summer alternative!
Next up Jenny asks, "I sooo want a pair of pants with suspenders and I have no idea where to look. Please help!!!!!!"
Intern Elita also spearheaded this one and said, "Suspenders were a trend appearing in the Spring 06 collections of Marc Jacobs, Lacoste and Luella, but are a bit tougher to find now. Bluefly.com has these Marni cropped pants on sale for $300..."
Robert Rodriguez pants would be great for work and are a steal at $75 but are only available in limited sizes...
Lauren Moffatt Suspender Shorts, $277
McQ - Alexander McQueen Suspender Engineer Stripe Shorts, $290
I also found these less expensive Dark State Raquel Suspender Shorts...
Lastly Candance says:
“Currently I'm looking for a job and would just like some style tips on what to wear to an interview. I want something more fashionable and
updated. PLEASE HELP!! ;)”
Hey Candace. Great question. I’m thinking that you’re interviewing for a position in a creative field. I’d say stick to traditional items with a twist. You can never go wrong with classic black and white, but in order to leave a good impression, spice it up a bit! Wear a button down shirt, but pop one on that has ruffles, a ribbon tie, or a cool collar. Wear a demure skirt, but make sure it has eye catching hem details like a fish tail, pleats or gathering. And sport accessories that pack a punch (i.e. instead of regular leather, wear something in a bright color or patent leather). These items should give you an idea of what to look for:
L.A.M.B Devon Tote, $650, www.eluxury.com; Nexx Three Quarter Sleeve Pucker Shirt, $58, www.nordstrom.com; Tahari Tammy High Heel, $105, www.piperlime.com
Middle Row: Clean Bubble Skirt, $30, www.gap.com; Anna Corinna Glazed Leather City Tote, $468, shopbop.com
BCBGMAXAZRIA black bubble pleated pencil skirt, $78, www.bluefly.com
Veronica Shirt, $50, www.fcuk.com; Nine West Lucero Pumps, $39.50, www.ninewest.com; Nanette Lepore 'Rendezvous' Dot Ruffle Blouse, $250, www.nordstrom.com.
You're a shoe in!
PS If I haven't answered your mail bomb yet, that either means that I a.) am working on it or b.) have no bleepin idea! But keep writing and I'll do my best to find stuff for ya. You're the bomb guys!