Sunday, November 29, 2009

FASHION FINDER: Eyewear Lady Gaga Would Approve Of

I went to the opening show of Lady Gaga's new "Monster Ball" tour in Montreal this past weekend, and I made sure to wear my pair of Stevie Boi sunglasses. Started by designer Steven Strawder, SB shades are the perfect holiday gift for the creative, fashion-forward girl or boy in your life who seems to have everything. Ranging in price from $15 to $200, the sunglasses are unlike any you've seen before.

If you happen to run into Lady Gaga on the street, she would probably ask to borrow your shades. Check out to view the entire collection.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Website We Love: Offbeat Bride

Do you feel different because you don't want the traditional white dress, cookie-cutter wedding? Well, there are other cool chicks out there like you, and they're all checking out! Based on the book Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides by Ariel Meadow Stallings, comes a website brimming with attitude, humor, and a serious dose of creativity. Featuring advice you can actually use (including "how to tell family you're keeping your name" and "how to get your groom involved" to "how to plan a theatrical wedding"), real wedding photos and stories, and resources for the big day, Offbeat Bride is about celebrating your love and embracing your creativity within a very supportive community. Don't forget to order a copy of the book while you're there. All the mamas out there should also check out their sister site, Offbeat Mamas, with more advice and fun for moms and moms-to-be.

Photo courtesy of Offbeat Bride.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BOOK WE LOVE: The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman (Penguin Books).

Based on Schuman's hit blog, "The Sartorialist," comes an excellent collection of photos showcasing an eclectic array of styles from the streets around the world. More than a book about fashion, this is a celebration of self-expression; an exhibit about the image we portray to the world from the clothes we wear. Some of his models are elegantly classic in pencil skirts, others wear tight, ripped jeans and sport pink hair. Yet in this anthology, each and every one of Schuman's subjects supports the notion that one's personal sartorial taste is truly unique, and it is indeed a good thing we don't all wear what we see on the pages of a mainstream magazine.