Wednesday

Summertime Blacks and Androgynes

It's finally summer; the college kids are out partying everynight, while the high schoolers sit trapped in their sunny classrooms praying for June to come. But am I ready to get my summer clothes out? Not quite yet. As predicted by the Spring 2007 runways, which consisted mainly of black and white pieces and a whole lot of leather, the typical summer flowery prints are nowhere to be found.
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Chanel Spring 2007 Couture
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Balenciaga Spring 2007

Instead, celebs and models alike are stepping out in the summer heat wearing classic LBD's, androgynous white button downs, black pants, and leather jackets.
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Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Rocker Joan Jett

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Lindsay Lohan with Karl Lagerfeld

INSPIRATION:
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Brigitte Bardot

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Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Singer Patti Smith

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

INSPIRATION:
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Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria

PUNKED UP LDB's
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Maggie Cheung
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Mary Kate Olsen

The currently popular black and white fedoras are reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
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and Katherine Hepburn in Syliva Scarlett
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Irina lazareanu
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Lindsay Lohan

Of course we're all familiar with Diane Keaton's famous androgynous style in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"
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But how many of you knew that the style was originated by 30's film star Marlene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel"?
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The Androgynous look is FAR from manly, it's incredibly sexy, like seeing Angelina Jolie wear just an oversized white button down in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
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GET THE LOOK: The trick is having one thing about you that is still seen as feminine: smoky eyes, red lips, high heels or ankle boots, or skinny black pants with an oversized white button down and/or blazer

THE ESSENTIALS:

-BLACK BLAZER
Dream Item:
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Stella McCartney pinstripe blazer $1,365.00
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J.Crew Wool crepe Elliot jacket $218
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-WHITE BUTTON DOWN
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Gap Stretch fitted shirt $39.50
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-BLACK PANTS: SKINNY AND WIDE LEG
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CHEAP MONDAY Tight 32" Inseam in Black Overdye $65
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J.Crew Favorite-fit oxford suiting classic trouser $118
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-BLACK ANKLE BOOTS. Wear with tights and an oversized mans button down, sleeves rolled up, and a black miniskirt (if necessary)
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Steve Madden Survey ankle boots $138.56
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-OLSEN-ESQUE SANDALS
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nicole black leather sash heel $89
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-SEXY MAKEUP
Nars Lipstick in "Fire down below"
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Urban Decay eyeshadow in "Oil Slick"
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-Hats
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Stetson Charleston $82
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Christys' Stingy brim Fedora - Bali Buntal Straw $70
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AS FOR LEATHER JACKETS, cheap, well-fitted versions are hard to come by and require a LOT of searching. I bought literally three leather jackets before I found the perfect one (from H&M!) So if you're willing to put up the money, treat yourself to a really great one by Mike & Chris
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Clark leather hoodie $916
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Otherwise I suggest searching in thrift stores, flea markets, and lower end stores and department stores for cheaper (but still well-made) versions.






Man Up
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sources: Style.com, Cobra Snake, People.com

Monday

Luscious Lips

So I know I've regularly proclaimed my love of a luscious red lip, but earlier today I was reading Allure magazine while jetsetting across the country in my private jet (alright, so it was just a small plane and I flew two hours from LA to Oregon to visit family friends), when I came across a STUNNING picture of a redhead with brilliant fuschia lips.
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At first I thought it was model Karen Elson
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It took me a few seconds to realize that it was the kiddie crackhead herself, Lindsay Lohan, in the new Miu Miu campaign.
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I've just never seen her look so...clean. I was so transfixed by her intense and unusual lip color that I went on a hunt for the perfect match. As you may know, I have red hair like Lindsay's and I've actually been furiously watching and envying her entire career, seeing as we're both 20 year old redheaded actresses and I also auditioned for her part in The Parent Trap (damn you casting director!)
Anyway, I found a close match in Mac Lipstick in Lustering
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and also in Nars' Funny Face
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Here are the rest of the (admittedly) GORGEOUS pictures
Lindsay, I suggest you stick with your natural, unique red hair and stop killing your locks with dye and peroxide!
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Hi Miuccia, I'll gladly star in your next campaign for FREE!
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Friday

Sienna Style

People claim that Sienna Miller is a Kate Moss wannabe, but who cares? In my opinion, her style is unique, creative, and NEVER boring. She pushes the accepted limits of fashion, bringing runway styles to the streets of London and New York.
I first became intrigued by her interesting fashion choices when she attended the Oscars with then boyfriend Jude Law, wearing a gorgeous seafoam green Matthew Williamson dress, decked out in gold egyptian style jewelry (snake arm band)
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After that, I began to take note of her choices, and tried to incorporate more edge into my own wardrobe.
She always looks thrown together, yet with a touch of funk that almost no one else could pull off. Buying a sex harness and wearing it over regular clothes? A little strange yet oh so cutting edge!
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In a black Coco de mer harness
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In brown, wearing Chloe Silverado boots


She also tried out the Edie Sedgwick style of tights and leotards out on the town
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with a dior gaucho bag

The British style icon even had a bag by Kooba named after her
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with the Kooba Sienna bag
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She adorns herself with leather, spikes and hipster sunglasses
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In a Roland Mouret dress
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Alexander McQueen Silk scarf
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Then changes it up in soft, flowing gowns
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Alberta Ferretti Dress
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Burberry Prorsum dress
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Marchesa dress, Louboutin heels

The key to Sienna's look is ACCESSORIES. She always has an added chunky necklace, hat, belt, scarf, brightly colored bag, or a vest
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Roberto Cavalli Minotauro sunglasses
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Burberry hat, Chanel bag
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Roberto Cavalli Crocodile skin belt
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In Missoni sunglasses
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Gucci GG2900 sunglasses

We'll just say, the girl takes risks that most of the time turn out fabulous!
She wore ankle boots way before they became the IT item of 2006, wears belts of all shapes and sizes slung low around her waist, and probably owns about 300 pairs of shoes!
Here are some of my favorite looks
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wearing a belt to hold up a skirt as a dress and Chloe boots
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Burberry Prorsum gold dress (long before gold dresses became so popular), and Burberry patent leather shoes
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In a cape (again, before they were the hottest thing on the runway), and Marc jacobs ankle boots
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Luis Vuitton boots
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Balenciaga gladiator sandals and dress
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Alexander mcqueen ankle boots
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Miu miu flats, a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, and a straw boating hat
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Miu Miu Sandals, Elizabeth Gillett keyhole sweater
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Twenty Two Shoes Fife boot in Black
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Burberry patent bootie, Shoshanna Dress
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Roger vivier pumps, Stella McCartney Dress
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Strutt couture sandals
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Minnetonka Moccasins
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Marc by Marc Jacobs flats
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Roland Mouret dress, louboutin heels
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Devi Kroell Copper Metallic Python boots
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Goat cardigan
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Fendi Shirt
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Earnest Sewn Harlan Cigarette jeans in Wiltwyck, Marni jacket
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Calvin Klein dress
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Chanel dress
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Ya Ya air off shoulder dress
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Alberta Ferretti dress
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Luella Strappy Army bag
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Missoni dress
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Jimmy Choo Tulita clutch in Crocodile, Balenciaga coat
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Chanel Coco Cabas bag
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Chalk Stripe Denim Faridah bag
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Chloe Beaded Raindrops Bracelet bag
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Balenciaga classique, matthew williamson dresss
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Spitfire Atlantic sunglasses
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Luis Vuitton headscarf
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Stella McCartney Raffia sandal
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Burberry ankle boots
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chloe dress, Sergio Rossi Mesh Peep Toe Ankle bootie in Black
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Converse All Star Core HI sneakers in Optical White
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vivienne westwood pirate boots
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French Sole Ballet flats
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Tod's T-Bag Media bag, Burberry Prorsum rope hem vest



Sienna's Essentials
-A fitted leather jacket
-Black tights
-Big sunglasses or Rayban wayfarers
-Cashmere beanies
-A fitted (and very expensive looking) black coat
-a red purse
-All sorts of belts
-A jean vest
-Ankle boots
-Ballet flats
-Skinny jeans


That's all for now!
-Arianna
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source: siennastyle.org