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    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    What Would She Wear?

    For today's post, I'm tackling Oz - if Dorothy were real and alive today, what would she wear? I compiled outfits imbued with the iconic hues (emerald, yellow, red), inspired by the different significant events she goes through (a cloud-printed coat for the tornado, a Bobbi Brown brick illuminator compact for the road), and also remembered convenience, just in a more modern way (a hairbow might fly off - wear a diamond bow necklace instead; her basket-weave bag has to be big enough for Toto!)

    It's a little difficult to see the pieces clearly... so click on the image for a link to version you can zoom into!

    The mash-up includes pieces by Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Chloe, Zac Posen, Bottega Venetta, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg, Tiffany & Co., and others.

    Sunday, June 28, 2009

    Photo of the Week

    The sequins, the hairdos, the music... even despite his controversial life, no one should be taken so early. 

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson

    Friday, June 26, 2009

    Item of the Week

    I don't know if any of you have been to the jewelry sections of Banana Republic or J.Crew recently, but these retail stores have really amped up their collections to include vintage-inspired pieces that don't look tacky and cheap (J.Crew even has a fine jewelry line). It's hard to find interesting, beautiful, or sometimes even decent quality jewelry on a recessionista budget, but these stores have just the antidote. Check out my most covetable pieces below (black backgrounds -; white backgrounds -

    Crystal Floret Ring (in Crystal) - $65
    Beaded Fireworks Necklace (in Heather Nectar) - $118
    Wide Pearl Garden Bracelet (in Natural) - $88
    Floral Fringe Cuff (in Gold) - $55
    Garden Statement Necklace (in Gold) - $98
    Vintage Beaded Bracelet (in Multi) - $44
    Floral Fringe Necklace (in Gold) - $49.50

    Sunday, June 21, 2009

    Enviable... FORWARD by Revolve

    This blog is all about affordable style, but sometimes you just need some high-fashion eye candy. I'm loving Revolve's new website, which features higher-end designer fashion than on their still equally fabulous original website. So check out FORWARD by Revolve at

    Here are my picks for the best finds 
    (I love how they're all photographed like a mini editorial!):
    Vena Cava Hermetic Draped Dress (in Navy) - $334
    Bliss Lau Ornament (in Braided) - $486
    Rag & Bone Blade Legging (in Navy) - $290
    Yigal Azrouel Embroidery Shrug (in Optic White) - $1,044
    Karen Walker Open Back T (in Grey) - $231
    Pamela Love Eagle Claw Large Necklace (in 18K Vermeil) - $352
    Alexander Wang Pullover Dress (in Heather Grey) - $325
    Tigal Azrouel Chiffon Ruffle Dress (in Black) - $605
    SteveJ & YoniP Draped Multi Collar Jacket (in Orange) - $579
    Ilaria Nistri Baggy Slouch Shorts (in Slate) - $613
    Camilla Skovgaard Saddle-Flap Bootie (in Chalk) - $328
    Rachel Comey "Smugglers" Dress (in Pool) - $407

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Editorial of the Week

    Model Angela Lindvall and her family take us on a ride through Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon, and a trip back to the prime of 70's style

    British Vogue - June 2009

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Celeb Stalk

    Today's theme is EXTREME SHOES!

    Perhaps some of you are reminiscing on the extremist shoes you fondly remember your favourite celebrities wearing, or even your own shoes that have garnered many a confused stare. Whatever the case, today I'm showcasing the wildest shoes I can remember from the past few years - and bringing them to you! So while the last "Celeb Stalks" were meant to inspire and give you new ideas of how to wear clothes, this one is only meant for frivolity and fun! But if you are inspired to try these styles at home, by all means, go ahead! Just don't forget to take a picture :)

    How could this begin without Victoria Beckham's Antonio Berardi black patent, heel-less, 
    almost waist-high,                 heels? 
    Misha Barton's flair for interesting style lands her on this edition of "Celeb Stalk" twice - in this picture, for her shell-looking Dior heels, that might not be out of place in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean".
    Remember those misplaced-heel Marc Jacobs shoes? Well the fact that even good-girl Michelle Trachtenberg was seen wearing them (on more than one occasion) is a reminder that even the most absurd styles can catch on. 
    Kim Kardashian is clearly trying to amp-up her relatively non-existent high fashion image by wearing (frequently) these black patent Margiela cut-out heel-boots. 
    Prada's whimsical, faerie-inspired show a few seasons ago was all about the airy-ness of spring and it's mystical creatures. But these shoes worn by Angie Harmon are anything but dainty - who knew tulips could look so hardcore?
    Madonna wearing Chanel's pistol pumps. Nuf' said. 
    I'm a big fan of Rihanna's extravagant style, and although they've received a lot of criticism, I especially like these crazy Balenciaga sandal-boots. They even make her relatively normal outfit seem ~dressier~ and wilder.
    If you haven't seen these wild Yves Saint Laurent [cage heels] (or at least a version of them) then I'm not sure what you're doing on this site! Becki Newton's are the [cu   t-ou   t version], whereas Beyonce has been photographed wearing the [[completely-caged]] mini-boot version. They really are the shoe of the season
    Ashley Olsen (and her sister Mary-Kate) are no strangers to the avant-garde shoe world, but these black Azzedine Alaia gladiator sandals are fabulously extreme. It's got all the elements: c   ut-o  ut   s, over-the-calf, patent... I can see why Ashley's a fan!
    Mischa Barton was just one of the many celebrities to don these extremist Louis Vuitton tribal sandals. They've been seen on everyone from one of my favourites, Alexa Chung, to Kanye West's girlfriend Amber Rose. No pair is alike, so when you search for them, you're sure to find a plethora of celebs wearing similar, but not exactly the same, extravagant heels.

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Photo of the Week

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    Click to enlarge for an extremely close-up view

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Beauty and the Best

    Beauty Look of the Week: a royal flush at Carolina Herrera Fall 2009 RTW (first photo: Lily Donaldson, second photo: Sigrid Agren)

    Pending Item: Chanel's artistic director of makeup created an exclusive collection called "Tokyo Happening", consisting of pastel-hued face palettes, lip glosses, and nail lacquers, for the April opening of Chanel's beauty boutique in Tokyo. The collection will be available stateside in July. - products will be available in retail boutiques and at 
    Must Have: Clinique's Almost Lipstick (in the only colour offered, Black Honey) is the perfect in-between lip product for everyone. It complements every skin tone. It's sheer, but not too sheer. It's a lipstick, but it's also less pigmented and glossier. Lipstick-phobes, red lipcolour-phobes, chapstick lovers, and everyone in-between can unite around this wonderfully versatile product. - $14;
    Pick of the Week: Everyone needs a signature scent, even if it's not the same one all the time. Find yours with the Sephora Scent Sampler - $50;

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    What Would She Wear?

    To integrate some new material (and because I'm obsessed with Polyvore), I'm starting this new blog much like Who What Wear's "What Would She Wear" featuring your favourite celebrities! Please comment on who you'd like to see dressed up next (and what event you'd like them to be dressed up for!)


    Kate Lanphear, Style Director for Elle, is one of the most stylish, and best dressed women in the magazine world, right up there among the consistently impeccable Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt at French Vogue.

    The mash-up includes pieces by Phillip Lim, Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Matthew Williamson, and others.

    Sunday, June 7, 2009


    WOW! I just realized Wearfare turned a year old on May 6th... and it's now June 7th... 

    But besides my forgetfulness, this blog has been bustling for a whole year! A milestone! Hooray!

    Thank you, all of you, not just the fantastic, fabulous, fashionable followers, but any person who's ever happened to stumble upon this site, even if you hated it. 

    Thank you all so much! Wearfare would be nothing without you :)


    P.S. - MostlyModel turns a year old at the end of July, so lets not forget that and have to end up celebrating in August or something...

    P.P.S. - Please take this opportunity to comment on any changes you think should happen as we continue on in our second year

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    Editorial of the Week

    In honour of the rumours that Christian Lacroix may not be showing a couture show this upcoming season, I've decided to bring back this lovely American Vogue editorial where modern supermodel Natalia Vodianova takes us on an inside look at the couture ateliers behind the biggest names in fashion (Dior Haute Couture, Chanel Haute Couture, etc.)