Monday, February 28, 2011

Let's Go To The Movies... Let's Go See The Stars...

Award Season is here again and the pinnacle of Hollywood Glamour is at the Academy Awards. For the most part, last evening's gowns were spectacular! From the simple sophisticate to feminine frill the ladies of the red carpet looked stunning (and best of all age- appropriate). Here are a few of my top picks from the night.
Best Dressed 
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Colleciton
Gwyenth Paltrow in Calvin Klein 
Jennifer Hudson in Atelier Versace
Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Best Hair
Reese Witherspoon in Armani Privé
Best Accessory
Annette Bening's Emerald Earrings (in Naeem Khan gown)
 Most Dapper Man
The one and only Mark Darcy.. Ahem... I mean Colin Firth
Best Post Awards Party Pic
My favorite funny people @ the Vanity Fair Party
**Photos via Celebuzz, TV Guide, Vanity Fair , In Style, Saucy Sprinkles, Small Screen Scoop**
Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything was right

"Hello Lover!"  
The vision of beautiful shoes gleaming and whispering sweet nothings evokes the memory of Carrie Bradshaw in SATC cooing to a pair of pink Louboutins.
I'm loving the idea of displaying clutches and shoes as art using library cases, vintage armoires, book shelves, intricate moldings... the idea is so beautiful and simple. This is definitely a way to make you streamline your prettiest and most adored shoes so that you can have a daily affair with your loves...

"The fact is, sometimes it's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun." ~Sex and the City 

Happy Oscar Sunday!!
X, Ray

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fashion Week Wrap Up

That time has come again folks, as with all good things, New York Fashion Week has come to and end. Not surprisingly this season brought the good, the bad, and the downright bizarre.... 101 Dalmations anyone? Here are some of my top picks from this year's Fall RTW collections.
Best Casual Chic- Rachel Zoe
Best Luxe Look- Malandrino
Best Sequin Number- Alice + Olivia
Most Likely to be worn by: Carla Bruni Sarkozy- Carolina Herrera
Most Likely to be worm by: Meryl Streep- Carlonina Herrera
Best Work Dress- Carolina Herrera
The new power suit- Elie Tahari
Best Leather- Helmut Lange
Best Futuristic- Herve Leger
Best Shift- L'Wren Scott
Best Androgynous- L.A.M.B
Best Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Best Cinderella- Marchesa
Best Boyfriend Inspired- Max Azria
Best Black & White- Michael Kors
Most Likely to be worn by: the Mad Men cast- Oscar de la Renta
Best Gatsby Moment-Ralph Lauren
Best Winter Skirt pairing- Rebecca Minkoff
Best Pop of Color- Y3

Best Lady in Red- Jason Wu

Happy Wednesday!! Now off to scope out the shows from London FW!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Living In- Roman Holiday

Temperatures have finally risen over 30 degrees, Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, little birdies are beginning to chirp in the morning sun... you know what that means folks! 
SPRING is on the way!!!!
Okay, I may be a bit premature with this statement but I am itching to get away on a spring break vacation. I'm dreaming of swirly cotton skirts, sheer blouses, leather wrap sandals and I find my wardrobe inspiration via one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn films... Roman Holiday.
Preen skirt, James Perse blouse, Bottega Veneta sandals, Hermes scarf, Vespa style scooter, Fred Flare camera, Swarovski tiara
**Image via Polyvore**
Happy Friday my loves!
X, Ray

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

It's one of the most exciting weeks of the year for fashionistas all over the 'verse.... Fashion Week! The RTW Fall 2011 Shows have descended upon NYC! Two years ago I journeyed to the East and took part in the insane spectacle that is NYFW.... well not so much directly involved but very much an avid gawker... Alas, work and budget limitations call and I must be a spectator from afar. Here are a few of my favorite moments of NYFW so far through the eyes of those much more fortunate than I.
Amongst a sea of black.... (via StreetFSN)
Pretty in Pink @ Victoria Beckham (via The Sartorialist )

Stylish Photogs (via FaceHunter
Bag Ladies.. albeit Chanel & Hermes bag ladies (via Street Peeper)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Actually Is All Around...

Happy Valentines Day my loves!!!!
In the spirit of the holiday, here is a beautiful video by Ted Chung about missed connections, taking chances and finding love when you least expect it...
A Thousand Words from Ted Chung on Vimeo.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All the Pretty Things

Currently crushing on HB Nam's streetsyle blog StreetSFN. Nam is a wonderful blogger from Korea. Don't take my word for it, just take a look at some of his beautiful snaps and you'll fall head over... well 5" inch heels!

x, Ray

 *** All photos via StreetFSN***

Sunday, February 6, 2011


In case you haven't heard.. there was a blizzard in Chicago this past week! 22" of snow fell in under 24 hours and there was ThunderSnow (quite the new phenomenon to me)! Cars were left deserted along Lake Shore Drive resulting in an Apocalyptic-esque scene. Needless to say I had to call in for a snow day as the streets went unplowed and I stayed snuggled warmly in my bed. 
Hey, it's not easy looking chic in a snow storm! Stay warm my loves!
Hat Attack Trapper Hat
Burberry Tie-Waist Car Coat
LL Bean Shearling Boots
Costume National Gloves
GAP Thumbhole Hoodie
Michael Kors Neck Wrap

**Images via Autosblog, TIME, A11 News, HillBuzz**

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trompe-l'œil à la Moschino

In the midst of searching for a new bed comforter I find myself ogling this brilliance from the Maison Moschino in Milan.  I am utterly floored by the simplicity of design and yet it is so ingenious that I cannot stop staring.

And now a quick blurb about its origins.....
Savvy Italian fashion house Moschino's version of boutique hotel who describes itself as "highly imaginative & eccentric".  Be careful or you just might find yourself on the other end of the looking glass.
... and now I am off to scour my closet for a bedding muse!

P.S. Check out the hotel's site for more incredible rooms

***Images via Elle Decor & Maison Moschino***