Monthly Archives: September 2011

IDEAL LINX!

Take a Sneak Peak at the Versace for H&M line- Tres Dope

Get the deets on Kanye West’s debut Fashion Show in Paris- Styleite

Check out today’s Fashion Bombshell “Naja Diamond”- Fashion Bomb Daily

Read Amanda’s always hilarious recaps of the Rachel Zoe Project- Purse Blog

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife” 

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I Want a Pair of Smoking Slipper Flats for FALL!

The smoking slipper flat which I have personally dubbed “Hugh Hefner” is a BIG trend for fall and I think they’re SO cute! I’m the girl who can appreciate a good flat & I love the overall unisex look of the these. The versatility of pairing them with anything in your wardrobe are endless! I’d wear them with a full skirt or a pair of rolled up skinnies.  However, I think the best part is that so many brands are creating their own styles of the slippers so you don’t have to break the bank in order to wear them. I prefer a slimmer fit so Aldo, Sam Edelman, & Dolce Vita are amongst my favorites as far as shape & the designs that they have available.

Check out a few below:

Aldo: “Pratillo” in calf hair $90

 

 Top Shop: “Manney” $60

Dolce Vita: $159



 


Sam Edelman “Alvin” $130

Sam Edelman “Aden” $150

 

 I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

LOOK OF THE DAY: Solange Knowles in Alexander Wang Loafers

A few days ago Solange attended the launch for her sister Beyonce’s new fragrance “Pulse”. She looked so cute wearing a Peter Pilotto digital print dress paired with Alexander Wang’s pink metallic loafers dubbed “Anais“. You guys know I’ve gushed over Solange’s style before, & with this look she continues to not disappoint. I love the dress hands down, & I’ve spotted the loafers on plenty of others during NYFW. However, I wouldve never thought to put the two together. The combination with Solange’s hair worked & she definitely WORKED IT!

P.S. Is it just me or does Solange look like the singer Corinne Bailey Rae in this photo? Maybe its the hair…..

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife” 

photo: net-a-porter.com, ceebeefabulous.tumblr.com

I’m No WWD, BUT here’s My Review of Gucci’s s/s ’12 collection!

As you know Gucci debuted its spring/summer 2012 collection on Wednesday & IDEAL streamed the entire show LIVE! Frida & her talented team put together a presentation that was simply beautiful. The models walked the runway with slicked back hair & a heavy smokey eye wearing pieces consisting of emerald greens, metallics, and a splash of print. Although I love the boy on girl look that is still trending, I felt as though Frida brought us back to a woman that is strong & confident, yet enjoys the femininity of being a woman. Therefore, she wears clothes that projects that feeling which was most apparent in the balance created between the structured, tailoring of the suits and the more flowy printed dresses & blouses.


 I also loved the detailing from the drop waist dresses with the slit open back to the gorgeous clutches & handbags with python print & tassels. I can’t wait to see who’ll wear these looks on the red carpet because I know they’ll be a HIT! In my humble opinion I envision the Gossip Gals rocking it first & probably the best.

All in all, if I could sum up this show in three words they would be: Sophisticated, Strong, & Sexy! What did you guys think?

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

photos: style.com

Can Someone Ask Christopher Kane……

Why in the hell I should pay $720 for his aqua filled clutch?!?!? lol….. no SERIOUSLY!

I spotted this bag browsing through my favorite luxesite, net-a-porter & had the confused face especially when i saw the price tag. Now don’t get me wrong, I can be an avid label whore with the best of them but this right here I just can’t rationalize. If you guys can, please be my guest & explain this to me.

Sincerely,
I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

photo: net-a-porter.com

So My New Favorite Blog is…..SONGOFSTYLE.COM!

IDEALISTs meet Aimee!pronounced “mommy” but without the M 🙂

She is the creator of her own stye blog songofstyle.com & I am completely obsessed with it! I was first introduced to Aimee & her blog when I attended the Independent Fashion Bloggers conference. I was immediately drawn to her because she wore THEE cutest outfit! It was this nautical navy blazer with snake print pants & she had the best set of arm candy that I had seen in a while. She complimented the outfit with a pair of black suede plaformed pumps that I just knew had to be an expensive pair of shoes by Mui Mui. However when I asked her she said they were by Steve Madden! I said to myself:

Self, Who is this girl &
#2 Where did she come from?!”

I checked out her site & stayed on for a good hour clicking on page after page of her style diary. She has a way of putting different pieces together & mixing high & low end & the outcome works EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! I’m telling you guys if you’re looking for a new style inspiration please do not hesitate to vist songofstyle.com!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
photo: songofstyle.com

GUCCI’s s/s 2012 Runway Show LIVE!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

IN SHUT THE FRONT DOOR NEWS: IDEAL will be STREAMING Gucci’s S/S ’12 Collection LIVE tomorrow!

Well I guess the title of the post pretty much says it all! The iconic Italian label will be showing their Spring/ Summer 2012 collection tomorrow in Milan and IDEAL will be streaming the show LIVE along with GUCCIconnect.com! I am ELATED! A few weeks ago when I attended the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference in New York I met the digital PR director for Gucci and she was so nice! I emailed her to let her know what a pleasure it was to meet her. 1st off, she actually responded & then she offered to allow me to stream their runway show on my site! Talk about an OMG moment! I was so overwhelmed that she actually took the time out of her super busy schedule to check out my little baby and then to let me stream their show LIVE…. I don’t know if any other blogs are streaming the show too, but if so I don’t care! To have a person from the actually fashion house personally let you showcase their collection was a HUGE compliment for me!

I hope you all will support by logging onto either IDEAL or GUCCIconnect.com at 9am to watch the show. You know its’s going to be AMAZING!

I D.efine E.ver A.spect of my L.ife”
photo: marleysimoneblog.com

My Fashion Week Find: The Cambridge Satchel!

When I attended the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference last week I spotted two young ladies carrying this bag. One had the neon pink & the other had the yellow. You couldn’t help but notice it! All I kept thinking was :

#1  Whose that bag by? &

#2 Why had I never seen it before?

Well, both of the bloggers told me that the bag was by the Cambridge Satchel Company and as soon as I was able I went to google for the deets. Sure enough the site popped right up. Its actually quite popular! The satchel is available in many different styles & colors & you can even have it engraved. I was drawn to this bag because I love the unisex shape mixed with the bright neon colors. The “Fluro” collection is my absolute favorite, I can’t wait to order mine & personalize it with my initials  “DSB” or “IDEAL”- I haven’t decided yet…..

For more information visit http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/! xoXO

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife
photos: cambridgesatchel.co.uk