Sunday, December 13, 2009

back to black...and studs

what i'm loving now...

(yes, i know the stud trend has been around for awhile. i can't get over it!)

Tory Burch Studded Satchel
ugh. obsessed with this! black is sold out everywhere. gorgeous.

La Mer Black Pyramid Stud Wrap Watch at, $98 (use promo "25for25" for 25% off!)
gorgeous. if i didn't already own a wrap watch, i would have pounced on this, especially with the discount!

Renee's Accessories Studded Fingerless gloves at, $42
hot. very lady gaga.

Asos Stud Jersey Waistband Dress, $50.99 on sale
i actually own this. it's fabulous in person! slightly angry that i paid full price...but happy for all the divas who get a deal! you can create the same effect by adding a studded belt to one of your already-owned lbds! you can be trendy on a budget.

Monday, September 28, 2009

austin's tribeza fashion week

Eek. It's been too long since my last post! I promise, I'll get better....

I've been completely preoccupied with Austin Tribeza Fashion Week 2009; a lot was going on between that and all of my other work! Anyway, I haven't seen a lot of the pictures come out yet; in fact, I've only come across one photographer who's posted pics from the show & events. And the pictures which Tribeza has on their site are from the same photographer --JohnPesina at Here are the pictures so I said...I have my eye out for more!

These are the looks I styled with clothes from MissBehave Boutique and Tracy Tenpenny Jewelry:

look 1: only did the earrings here, and unfortunately you can't see them in this shot...

Look 2: This one is fun...there are a bunch of cute pendants/jewels are up on the neckline, too; again, I'll try to get some close ups.

Look 3: my fave; again, looking for a better angle! This necklace is awesome -- it's called 'the academy.' love it! also, fun earrings.

all pics from
this is a picture from Wednesday at Kappie's store, Beyond Tradition, on 2nd St. in austin. Me, Tracy, & Kappie....awww, cute.

That's all I've got for now....I'll keep updating!

Monday, September 14, 2009

more from the shoot...bad ass look

Here's another look from the photo shoot I did while my sister was here....we each did two looks. This is one of the "bad ass" looks I styled on myself...

flying! wish my arms wouldn't have been cut off :( still, cool pic.

close what the jewelry is doing!

one of my fave photos...also my current facebook pic.
wearing: asos denim, oasis studded booties, faux fur vest, h&m top, vintage bracelets & cuffs, necklace created by me (by combining 3 existing necklaces)

All in all, a successful shoot! More looks to come. Also have been working on a new lookbook for another designer...hopefully that will come together soon & I'll have more pics to post.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

photo shoot with the sis

So, my sis came out for labor day, which was exciting for me! We had lots of fun running around Austin together, and we even made time for a couple photo shoots. That was a high priority on my list, since she's a fantastic model, as is evident in the photos:

model: sarah (sis); styling: me; she's wearing a kate spade coat, target cloche, vintage earrings, random bangles & bracelets, luichiny cutout booties

Lots more fab pictures to come....shot the sis in another outfit, and she tested the waters by photographing me in some of my self-styled outfits. Yay! It was a really fun Labor Day break.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

outfit of the day: summer chic

And then it was September.........

Crazy. I can't believe that the summer months are pretty much over (even though it's still in the high 90s here in Austin...that ain't autumn weather, my friends)! Don't pack away your summer whites and florals just yet, though; you've still got time to relish in the beauty of summer's boho slouchyness (is that a word? probably not) and romantic ruffles.

Here are some pictures of an outfit I wore the other was HOT out = sweaty. I was trying to get an outdoor shot with the Austin skyline in the kinda/sorta worked; unfortunately, I can't direct and be in shoots at the same time. And the sun was crazy bright, so there's definitely over-exposure, too, sigh. Damn relinquishing-of-all-control. Hate it.

wearing: h&m men's tee, urban button skirt, jcrew floral belt, lots of vintage bracelets & bangles, flats from urban...forget what the label is called

Anyway, sorry for the lack of recent posts....the bf has been gone, and doing the whole attempt-to-take-my-own-picture thing is a lot of effort. Plus I've been doing some styling...yay! I'll post more this month...promise.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

shoe crush: chloe sevigny for open ceremony multi buckle wedge booties

chloe sevigny for open ceremony multi buckle wedge booties, $625

In the words of Rachel Zoe, "I die!" (so excited that the new season of the Rachel Zoe Project is about to start!)

Wow, I just saw these shoes for the first time today on's new lookbook, and I was in love! Then I saw that they were one of Chloe Sevigny's shoes, and I was reminded at just how much I admire that woman's style. I must post about her soon!


In any case, it took me a bit to find any info about these shoes; the shopbop link just leads to a blank I'm not sure where you actually could buy the shoes, provided that you do have the $625 available. Still, I really like the styling shopbop did with the shoes; I'm definitely into the whole neo-take on the 1990s -- the coming reincarnation is far more fashionable than the actual decade. Oh, the 90s!

Then, while browsing, I came across these beauties:

jeffrey campbell potion, $154.95 at

Jeffrey Campbell sure makes some great shoes...and, sure enough, I could only find these babies available for pre-order, arriving around October 15th (2 months...!?!). Somehow, though, I stumbled across, and they had my size in stock! I couldn't resist...I ordered them right away; I feel like I found the perfect shoe for fall!

Really makes me want to be in nyc...I felt so much more inpired with fashion when I was visiting there! Austin's flip flop abundance doesn't always give me the fashion rush I crave...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

outfit of the day: feelin' kinda gypsy

The other day I came across an old skirt I hadn't worn in quite awhile and, channeling my inner-gypsy, I decided to create an outfit around it:

wearing: f21 skirt, amrita sighn gold sandals, asos tank, f21 necklace, vintage bangles & ring, barrym nailpolish

It was the perfect outfit for another hot august day here in Austin; skirts and maxi dresses are wardrobe essentials for days which come close to hitting 110 degrees. And one of my favorite parts of the entire outfit was my nail color --a light, bright blue -- which I thought was really unexpected with the rest of the outfit.
barry m nail polish, available at

Unfortunately, you have to order barry m nail colors from the UK, and they do a terrible job of packing. One of my polishes actually shattered in transit, making for a bit of a mess. Still, they're affordable and come in awesome colors which I haven't seen anywhere else! Really love crazy colors for nails.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

shoe crush: acne suede elastic strapped heeled shoes

Geez, the name of the shoe is a mouthful. But it's gorgeous! Provided I had the money to blow, I don't even know which color I'd get; they're both wonderful.

I loveeee the elastic banding. Such a simple idea, but it makes such a bold statement! These shoes are THE perfect fall shoe in my opinion -- in either color. I wish the black ones had a different color of elastic banding (gray, maybe?); but they are, nonetheless, very cool.

Want 'em? Only $413.78 at Sigh. A girl can dream....

shout out!

Just wanted to do a quick post...

Styled a fashion show last night; it was great! I was working with Megan Summerville again; this time, she invited Tracy Tenpenny to display her jewelry collection in the show. Tracy loved how I styled her jewelry with Megan's garments; I couldn't imagine things having gone much better! (Well, there wasn't really a good place w/ adequate lighting to take photos, so that is the one disappointing element.)

Anyway, just wanted to share these amazing designers' links with the world...
Sew Sister (Megan Summerville)
Tracy Tenpenny Jewelry

Check out their work! Stay tuned for pictures from the show...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Valentino Couture Fall 2009

I just had to share these pictures I found while browsing through random fashion shows. I am entirely obsessed with the lacey, feather-laden masks and headpieces in this show! If only I could borrow them...! I love the shapes in this collection as well; I'm amazed at how Valentino manages to create so much volume and contour without making the fabric look heavy and weighted. Makes me excited for fall! (But not so excited for Texas fall...because it's not the same!)
I want this coat! I'm obsessed with ruffles.

The shape created on the side of this dress is breathtakingly feminine, and it somehow doesn't make the model's figure look bulky, despite all the fabric. Gorgeous.

Amazing. The combination of lace + feathers + perfect.

The illusion in the garments is beautiful; it looks like the roses are floating.

Love the practically-all-nude look! And the headpiece is fantastic. Not to mention those shoes...!

The combination of nude and black is great for fall! The skirt is fab -- it reminds me of a 60s mod lampshade! (only more refined, of course.)

Now someone get me those masks & headpieces!!! Please??

Saturday, August 1, 2009

outfit of the day: 40s style throwback

I really adore this skirt. It completely evokes that 1940s/1950s style of high-waisted, voluminous circle skirts. When I wore this outfit, I received a crazy amount of compliments; I couldn't even keep track! High-waisted, statement-making skirts like this are bound to draw attention....and I highly recommend trying out this look. I modernized it with an edgy, exposed-zipper tank blouse from topshop, which is also fantastic. Love this outfit!

vs vintage style skirt, topshop exposed zipper top, zara braided leather heels...that's it!