Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dior Joaillerie

I just spent an exorbitant amount of time on diorjoaillerie.com, and let me tell you... this site is FABULOUS. Not only do you get to peruse through gorgeous Dior pieces, but each collection is prefaced with its own introductory video. Be sure to watch the Milly Carnivora one! My favorite part about this site is music selection- definitely sets the elegant ambiance. Some pieces were a bit too much for my taste, but here are a few of my favorites.

Dior Jewelry, Joaillerie, Dior

Monday, September 28, 2009

Matte Nail Polish

These are O.P.I's new matte nail polish collection. I love the idea of Matte Nail Polish, but what is with these colors?? No red?!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ruffian collaborates with Anthropologie

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Recently top fashion designers have been signing on to design affordable collections for everyday stores. (Remember that Jimmy Choo's H&M endeavor starts November 14th!) I recently stopped by Target for house supplies, and came across this adorable Anna Sui cocktail dress! Apparently Anthropologie has gotten jealous of all the attention these stores have been receiving, and have recruited Ruffian designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais. Their collection, called Mise en Scene, will be 40's inspired, and hits the stores in November. These collections will not only include clothing, but housewares as well. Lucky for us, Anthropologie has selected a few preview pieces for our purchasing pleasure.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Alpha Chi Update

Congrats to Theta Pi on their recruitment!
Check out the new additions to the lyre collection.
Alpha Chi Couture was yesterday in Texas. Check the site for updates.

Friday, September 25, 2009











Saturna Island

Saturna is a gulf island of British Columbia that was recently featured in Sunset magazine. I recommend staying at the Saturna Lodge if you ever make it up there.






Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Seattle Skyline

Seattle Public Library

Pioneer Square

Seattle Washington

Seattle Washington

Experience Music Project

Space Needle

Space Needle Collage1`



Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Seattle and Vancouver

I'm off to Seattle and Vancouver with Marc! I'm excited to travel again, especially to two places I've never been before. Expect a huge update when I get back. Ciao a tutti!

Friday, September 11, 2009

TCM's Top 15 Fashion Films

September 8th, TCM announced their favorite fashion forward films. I felt I had to share. Everyday they put out a new list of some sort. I'll be checking in frequently.

Listed in chronological order. Comments by stylelist.


1. Pandora's Box (1929): Louise Brooks' sleek black bob and half-naked beaded gowns.
2. Letty Lynton (1932): Joan Crawford and designer Adrian, a match made in fashion heaven.
3. It Happened One Night (1934): Bare-chested Clark Gable led men stopped buying undershirts.
4. Pat and Mike (1952): Katharine Hepburn cements her liberating, gender-bending - image.


5. Rear Window (1954): Grace Kelly plus Edith Head equals fashion magic.
6. Rebel Without a Cause (1955): James Dean, T-shirt, red jacket. Trouble. And we loved it.
7. And God Created Woman. . . (1956): Brigitte Bardot's turns bikini into international sensation.
8. Auntie Mame (1958): Rosalind Russell's Mame Dennis lives and breathes fashion.


9. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): Audrey Hepburn's little black dress becomes crown jewel in any woman's wardrobe.
10. Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Faye Dunaway in printed scarves, pencil skirts, knitted sweaters and bias-cut dresses. Perfection.
11. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968): Steve McQueen in sexy tailored suits.
12. Shaft (1971): Three-quarter-length leather jackets and leather pants combined with turtlenecks made Richard Roundtree a fashion icon.


13. Annie Hall (1977): Diane Keaton's mismatched menswear sent women running to the neighborhood thrift shop.
14. Saturday Night Fever (1977): John Travolta in his white disco suit. Enough said.
15. Flashdance (1983): A sweatshirt fashion craze was born.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beatles Remastered

Beatles Remastered
REMASTERED versions of all twelve Beatles studio albums, plus Magical Mystery Tour LP and Past Masters I & II, are available for purchase 09.09.09! Everyone should enter to win the complete album set on Jambase.com for free! It has been forty-five years since the Beatles established themselves in the American music scene on the Ed Sullivan show. It's unbelievable that they are still going strong.

Aoyama Hina

Aoyama HinaI love this intricate paper cut-out by Aoyama Hina. Click here to see more beautiful creations.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Denim Jacket

I went through a phase when I thought I was too old for a denim jacket. What was I thinking? They're so versatile! I'm officially on the hunt for a new one.

Denim Jacket, Celebrities

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Volksfaden Fabrics

Volksfaden is a fabric company based in Berlin. I love the vintage photos they use to showcase their fabric patterns! Here are some of my favorites, but check out the Volksfaden site for more.




Found via pinkshirtsandcarwrecks!

Friday, September 4, 2009

First Sponsor- Yeoman Organics!

The Red Topaz is proud to introduce her first sponsor, Yeoman Organics! This San Francisco based clothing company was born to counteract the apparel industry's ambivalence towards organics as a superior method for making garments.

"We are rogues in the apparel world, going organic and local from the get-go. Yeoman is a lifestyle. It means to work hard at a worthy endeavor and to succeed. We will work like yeomen to bring organics into fashion."

I'd say their goal as a clothing company is similar to that of the "slow food" movement, which is something I appreciate and admire. I also adore their leaf icon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sex and the City 2

Two days ago, SJP the rest of the cast started shooting for the Sex and City movie sequel. Naturally the paparazzi had a field day and this picture is the result of their efforts. I'm confused as to what is going on here. Theme party? Time travel? I wasn't fond of the first movie (spoiler alert: Carrie still married Big?!? Miranda forgave Steve?!!??!) and nothing about this "preview" makes me very excited for the sequel, except for maybe those circular suitcases. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the show. Release date is May 2010.

Found via Focus On Style.

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2010

Here's a sketch from Rebecca Taylor's Spring 2010 collection. I'd be willing to skip winter completely. Taylor says, "Spring 2010 encompasses playful use of colors, prints and textures. The palette is intense with shades of big apple reds, shocking pinks, electric blues, and retro jades contrasted with desert tans and soft, peachy oranges. Sharper than seasons past, strong shoulders and a new, waisted silhouette enhance the look our girl wantonly craves.” I feel good about this collection.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Alpha Chi Etsy Find

Attention, Alpha Chis! Look at this cute lyre charm necklace I found on etsy.com. It's different than the standard sorority boutique jewelry. I can never get enough lyres. Nellie would be proud.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chubby Hubby Turns Hubby Hubby

In celebration of Vermont legalizing same sex marriages, Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby is changing its name to Hubby Hubby for the month of September. Even though it will only be available in the Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlors of Vermont, the message is national. California, I am disappointed in you.

Found via Her Name Was Lola.