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Friday, June 15, 2007

Mail Bomb-aganza

Hey Guys!
It's a beautiful Friday in Gotham city! What better time for a mail bomb-aganza?!?


I promised you double the goodness, and with the help of my stellar interns, here it is. Let’s get to it!
First up, celeb queries.
Celina wrote in and said, "Recently I saw both Rihanna...

"...and Cassie..."

"... sporting these very beautiful stiletto pumps that I absolutely adore!!
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...

...available for $560 at www.barneys.com.
Reader Golden Honey wrote in weeks ago and proclaimed...
"Forget Solange's dress! I want to know if you can find me Beyonce's!"

"I love it! If not I'm getting it made."
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

...available for $500 at shopbop.com
Too much? We also stand by this less expensive Multi Color Dot Print Dress by S Sung...

...available for $248 at www.edressme.com.
Next up reader Janine says:
"I recently came across this beautiful yellow dress worn by Rosario Dawson while at Cannes."

"I love, LOVE this dress and I want it! Could you please help me find who makes it?? It's probably extremely expensive, so a cheaper alternative would be greatly appreciated!"
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...

...from Tory Burch's Spring 2007 collection came close. If you want an option you can wear *now*, slap a belt around this $154 Diane Von Furstenberg 3/4 length dress...

...and you're good to go!
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."

"...Who made it? And do you know anywhere else I can purchase? I have to have 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...

...available for an exorbitant price at 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..."

These Robert Rodriguez pants would be great for work and are a steal at $75 but are only available in limited sizes...

..and shopbop has several styles to choose from:

Lauren Moffatt Suspender Shorts, $277

McQ - Alexander McQueen Suspender Engineer Stripe Shorts, $290
I also found these less expensive Dark State Raquel Suspender Shorts...

...for $69 at www.guess.com.
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:

Top Row: 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
Bottom Row:
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!
Smootches!
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!

6 comments:

Cotton Candi said...

Thank you so much for the items you chose for the interview styles. They all are great chooses. I love the Veronica Shirt and the Nine West pumps, also the hand bags are nice too. Thank you again for taking the time out to help me. Have a wonderful weekend!!

G.G. said...

I love these "Get the Look" posts! Love the Rodriguez slacks - and that look was all over the runways for fall. Great find!

Anonymous said...

You're amazing Claire! Love those guess suspenders, am definitely picking those up.

Anonymous said...

very good post. i love the yellow dress, and i also love seeing cool stuff i can wear to work.

tasty said...

girl you need to be shot recommending ruffles? this is not the eighties.

Denise said...

I am still looking for the black dress in the video "Same girl" with R.kelly and Usher