Friday, September 23, 2011

Working at an animal shelter has its challenges.  The one I work at is no-kill.  That is a must for me.  I couldn't handle the other option.  Another challenge is not getting attached to the animals that are for adoption.  But once in a while, connections are made.  There is one little pumpkin who I bonded with and I have to say goodbye to because he got adopted.  I watched him when he first came in and was a mess.  His skin was extremely irritated.  It was red and he literally has scales.  He was constantly itching.  The poor little (and I mean little, he is 3 pounds!) thing was so visibly uncomfortable! He also has an eye condition and it always looks like he is crying.  Slowly, his caretaker and the team here nursed him back to health.  His little stick legs were bald but OK and recently they even started to grow some hair!  Every day I get in I say "hello" to him and every night before I leave I say "goodnight".  Its become ritual.  Its been so amazing watching him get better and wagging his broken tail around.  I hope he is happy in his new home!

 Us on the Today Show     

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alisa Brides

My birthright friend Alisa (she was on the trip with Roommate) is one cool lady.  She happens to have started a new company called Alisa Brides.  Alisa describes her company as "a boutique bridal accessories line dedicated to a variety of finely crafted, American-made veils ".  I recently met with her and (aside from reminiscing about a trip of a lifetime) she wow'd me with her designs.  The girl has talent, understands the business, and is definitely doing things with this.  I am really excited for her!  She makes everything by hand with tender loving care.  She gets to know her brides and is also a great consultant for those unsure of what they want.  Here are just a few of her pieces below, click on the link above to see everything on her site.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Boots

Steve Madden $80

Aldo $140

Frye $358


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Emmy Highlight

When the nominees were announced for Female Comic Actress, they all came up.  It seemed unplanned at first but it was in fact scripted.  It was a cute little number all the ladies did and even cute when Melissa McCarthy won and was "crowned" as if she just won a pageant.  I am waiting for the video to emerge and until then, here are some pics from various sources.  

Emmy Awards 2011 Fashion

There was the red trend.

(Courtesy of E!)

There was a mermaid trend.  There was a plunging neckline trend. Which did I like best?  Well...
 Showing some slits from Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano and Tony Ward on Jennifer Carpenter. 
 Some red with Kate Winslet in Elie Saab and Kayley Kuoco shoes with her Ramona Keveza dress.
Glamour in Elisabeth Moss in Marchesa and a vintage dress on John Hamm's leading lady.

Oh and Minka Kelly in Dior.

Also, something fun is seeing the dresses that were on the runway.  Red Carpet Fashion does this.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fashion Week Fall 2012 Day 3 to the End

I should just rename this post, "What I would wear to the Emmy's if I was going to the Emmy's, from all the collections this past week".  I tend to gravitate to the gowns.  Here's my picks.

Adam (particularly the cape) & Rachel Zoe
 Badgley Mischka & Marchesa 
Peter Som & Rebecca Taylor 
 Oscar de la Renta
Christian Siriano & DKNY (loved the NYC Taxi Cab background)

Overall shows that looked:
Betsy Johnson
Nanette Lepore 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Missoni for Target

Collabs are all the rage and I am so pumped for this one.  For the full lookbook please visit where I snagged these images from,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012

So far my favorite show.  She gets gowns.  And makes me want gowns.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fashion Week Spring 2012 Day 1 & 2

First off, I just need to say that I love the Fug Girls coverage of Fashion Week via's The Cut Blog.

OK, so far I am seeing lots of color.  Like crazy bright patterns with florals and neons.  Glad to see it because this time around, I am focusing on what goes well with animal hair.

Yellow is the new orange and maybe pink too.  Also, capes.  And asymmetrical cuts are still going strong.  Also, I've noticed a lot of no pants.  Odd.  

Styling trends on the runway, sunglasses.

Excited to see more!

 Nicole Miller
Prabal Gurung