We've been noticing sequin maxi skirts popping up all over the place and we're here to say that they are nothing but a tease. At first we answered the siren call of this Anthro sequin skirt. Our eyes were glazed over by glitter and we thought here is our chance to be real life princesses! Into the dressing room we danced and...womp, womp, womp. While the dress looks glam on a hanger, on the body it hugs the hips tightly and fans out at the bottom, making the wearer look a bit too much like a remix of The Little Mermaid. But it's not just the fit. The all over glitter made us feel like we were trying just a little too hard. While some glitter is good, too much glitter is Glinda-the-Good-Witch. If you must have a sequin skirt in your closet we suggest mini versus maxi in order to tone down the style, like the skirt below from Jcrew Factory.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
According to Marie Claire, pointy shoes are in. We don't care what the runways say: this look is so low voltage. Save your pointy toe shoes for Halloween or in the event a house falls on your head, but please don't wear them in any other context. Runway is not reality and we think they are plain heinous.
Monday, October 28, 2013
There is something delicately feminine about tights. They are not only a necessity as the weather turns cold, but also manage to strike just the right note between baby doll and seductress. Inspired by Catherine Deneuve and Anna Karina, we tiptoed through the web for the sweetest tights we could find.
In the Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014 campaign, Nicole Kidman channels Brigitte Bardot. (Elle) While we think Nicole is always a stunner, we are not sure how successful she was in this endeavor. To us, her hair looks like it veers too far in the mullet direction. We prefer Bardot's sexy bedhead to Kidman's mane. Judge for yourself below:
In honor of Halloween, here are 3 dresses we find positively bewitching. Put them on and go cast some spells.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Audrey Hepburn and Catherine Deneuve rocked pea coats in the 1960's. Scroll down for our modern take on this classic style.
ASOS Pink Mohair Coat, $213.58
French Connection Wool Coat, $299
French Connection Wool Flared Coat, $348.00
Madewell Mod Coat, $298.00
Madewell Promenade Coat, $295.00
We scavenged the web so you wouldn't have to, and found the cutest clutches and purses to take out with you for your next night on the town. All under $100.
ANTHROPOLOGIE BALTIC AMBER CLUTCH $68
JCREW FACTORY SEQUIN MINAUDIÈRE, $72.50
ASOS CLUTCH BAG WITH SEQUINS AND STONES, $71.19
TOPSHOP SMART CROC CROSSBODY BAG, $56
ZARA VELVET MESSENGER BAG, $59.90
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Right now we are all about cheap sparkly thrills, and with the holidays right around the corner we are having fun stocking up on these glittery baubles.
(From left to right: Crystal Pendant necklace, jcrewfactory.com, $29.50; Square Stone Bracelet, jcrewfactory.com, $19.50; Stackable Ring H&M, $5 for 3 rings; Anthropologie Bracelet, in store for $19).
Here are some links to where we have been frolicking for jewelry:
High voltage is when you look in a mirror and feel dangerous. Whether it's a new shade of lipstick, a body-hugging dress, or a good hair day, feeling high voltage is the idea of giving everyone an electric shock as you walk by them. To begin the blog, we nod to the original goddesses of high voltage. Just try to look away.
Brigitte Bardot, the darling of French cinema of the 50's through 70's, was always high voltage. Her big blonde hair, love of hair bows and barettes, baby doll style, and body-hugging dresses made her an undeniable fashion icon.
Catherine Deneuve, another French siren of the 1960's rocked the half-ponytail. Less buxom than Bardot, Deneuve was an arbiter of elegance.
Jane Asher, girlfriend of Paul McCartney in the 60's until he infamously cheated on her, made red hair sexy.
Jean Shrimpton, supermodel of the 1960's, was a brunette stunner. Decked out in jewels, she gave sultry a new meaning.
Ms. Hepburn needs no introduction. She gave sexy a whole new meaning. With her elfin face and sleek figure, she represented a whole new type of classic, delicate femininity.