Belle ‘n’ Beau of the Week: Mike and Natalia

February 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Turns out there are quite a few stylish folks in Charlotte, NC.  Natalia and Mike were two of the best examples.

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Fun on the Farm…

February 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Shot on location in South Alabama.

Photos 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 shot by Sarah Renee Gardner  snapshotsbysarahrenee@yahoo.com

Belle ‘n’ Beau of the Week: Theo & Peggy

January 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

After a much needed weekend retreat to the farm in Alabama, we decided to feature two of the most stylish Southerners we know.  Here they are folks, the eternally chic Theo and Peggy Lee.  Maybe style is genetic.

Nannan & Grandaddy

Monochromatic Menswear

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Where womenswear is concerned, a black-on-black ensemble has been (and will remain in perpetuity) one of the chicest go-to options.  However, this particular monochromatic look rarely (if ever) translates to menswear and leaves a beau looking contrived, macabre, and/or just plain ridiculous.

So, we posed the question: What is the beau’s answer to the belle’s black go-to?  Turns out, the beaux have multiple monochromatic options where outfitting is concerned.  (Also see previous Beau of the Week Justin.)

The Look: dinner jacket, Austin Reed; shawled cotton peacoat (interior), H&M; driving loafers, Cole Haan; button down, pants, belt, all American Apparel.

The Look: trench coat, Burberry; penny loafers, Cole Haan; cardigan, button down, slacks, belt, all American Apparel.

The Look:  blazer, vintage; driving loafers, Cole Haan; overnight bag, vintage Samsonite; sweater, pants, belt, all American Apparel.

Belle ‘n’ Beau of the Week: Mary and Mitchell

January 22, 2012 § 1 Comment

We spotted Mary in Buckhead wearing a sporty but sophisticated look.  She was also carrying the coolest vintage Louis Vuitton bag.

We ran into Mitchell at the Atlanta Contmporary Arts Center, dressed dapper as usual.  Between Mary and Mitchell’s different takes on a simple white button down, you can really see how important this piece is to any wardrobe.

Thanks again, Mary and Mitchell.

 

 

Pastels, Continued…

January 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

In case you were wondering…

All of the pieces from our last post are from American Apparel, with the exception of the shoes, accessories, jackets, and the beaded top in the fourth look.

Here are several more gorgeous pastel pieces that you can incorporate into your Spring wardrobe as well.  Happy Shopping!

Retro Bathing Suit from Anthropologie

Underwire Two-Piece from Anthropologie

Pastel Denim from J. Crew

Pastel Sperry Topsiders

Striped Short by O’2nd

Tiered Dress by ASOS

Lace Dress by ASOS

Beaded Dress by ASOS

Lace Blouse by ASOS

Zipper Tee by ASOS

Ankle Jeans by Current/Elliott

Leather Short by Alice By Temperley

Denim Flares by Christopher Kane x J Brand

Color Block Top by Madison Marcus

Dress by The Row

Pleated Maxi Skirt by Nasty Gal

Blouse by Nasty Gal

Button-Down by Nasty Gal

Two Tone Maxi Dress by Nasty Gal

Shoulder-less Button-Down by Nasty Gal

Sleeveless Button-Down by Nasty Gal

Step Into the Light this Spring with these Lovely Pale Hues

January 18, 2012 § 4 Comments

Tis the season for PASTELS!  Well, almost anyway…

Not only do these lovely pale shades remind us of our beautiful, and may we say very chic, grandmothers, Yaya and Nannan, but pastels also have relevance today, as they appeared time and time again in so many of the Spring 2012 RTW collections.

Pastels are a welcome departure from months of bright neon and blaring prints and are actually quite flattering on all skin tones.  Here we’ll show you how to make them modern by pairing these pale tones with neutrals.  It’s easy and fun!  You’ll discover a whole new way of looking at the blacks, grays, tans, and cremes in your wardrobe.  Pastels are also really easy to pair with other pastels, making color-blocked looks an absolute breeze!

Enjoy!

Spring 2012 RTW Runway Inspirations…

CHANEL:

LOUIS VUITTON:

RODARTE:

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG:

3.1 PHILLIP LIM:

PRADA:

CAROLINA HERRERA:

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION:

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

VALENTINO:

RICHARD NICOLL:

All photographs courtesy of Style.com