June 20, 2011

Words of Wisdom

I'm a bit of a procrastinator ... okay I'm 100% a procrastinator. I rarely have any sense of urgency and I'm always of the "it can get done tomorrow" mindset. Unfortunately, that state of mind has allowed me to become stagnant and I'm not happy with that. Some time ago a soror of mine sent me this inspirational quote. I now take it with me everywhere and recite it daily as my new mantra. I hope this inspires you as well!

"I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labour of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person." - Og Mandino

June 17, 2011

Prabal Gurung Resort 2012 Film

I've been a fan of Prabal Gurung for the past three seasons, falling more and more for the Nepal-born fashion dynamo. With the launch of this music video for his 2012 Resort collection, featuring Rye Rye, I am officially in love. Snaps for the kid ...

June 16, 2011

Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2011 Lookbook Video

I want to marry Tom Ford. That way I can be in the presence of his pure glamourosity [yes, that is a word] and have him create a new fabulous ensemble for me every day.

For your viewing pleasure, I present his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection:

June 7, 2011

Style Moments | 2011 CFDA Awards

The American Fashion elite joined together at Alice Tully Hall last night to honor this year's top designers and pay homage to some notable industry icons, including Marc Jacobs and Hal Rubenstein. As expected, it was one of the most fashionable events of he year and I certainly had no disappointments (it was incredibly hard for me to narrow down to my top looks.) Here are my favorites from the CFDA red carpet:

Anna Wintour in Marc Jacobs top, skirt and Manolo Blahnik heels
[clean, classic and uber stylish ...
honestly, how can she not be on this list]

Chanel Iman
[my hands down favorite of the night ... just gorgeous!]

June 6, 2011

Style Moments | 2011 MTV Movie Awards

I have to admit I didn't watch the 2011 MTV Movie Awards last night. I actually spent most of the night watching Unsung on TV One (the Teena Marie story is so inspiring.) Honestly, I wasn't that interested in watching them in the first place and I'm confident in knowing that MTV will re-air the awards to death over the next couple of weeks in case I feel the desire to really see what happened with the whole Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis fondling of naughty bits on stage. However, I did make sure to check in on the red carpet looks because that is what's actually important when it comes to award shows anyway. :)

Any MTV award show is an opportunity for the IT girls of the moment to have fun and let loose. It's not about the drama of of a red carpet moment, you just need to come across as young, sexy and current. At least that's my interpretation. I'm sure fashion purists will argue from here to eternity about the desire for celebs to be more fashion forward and take risks and blah blah blah. I don't need all that. If it looks good on you and you love the way you look then more power to ya, I'm not hating.

Balmain was a clear favorite as no less than three starlets chose the designer for their ensemble. I generally don't swoon for Balmain's designs, but it does appear in two of my top looks. Here are my favorites from last nights red carpet:

Emma Watson in Marchesa
[my #1, truly a vision is white]

Leighton Meester in Balmain
[I really love this look on her and
its accessorized well]