Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yelle {videos with style...80's style that is)

While the 80's inspired style is not my personal style(at least on most occasions) I do find the style of French singer Yelle to be chock full of fun and color, just like her music!

Orion London {any mini }

Oh! Every girl needs a little Orion London in their closet! These pieces are so fabulous to me, and with the perfect pair of sandals, they would make any spring or summer day not only super chic but super comfortable...perfect for the beach or window shopping walks in the City! Best of all the line is available to shop for what I consider to be quite reasonable prices(£50 - £62).This line really speaks to my style..comfortable, girly, vintage/bohemian inspired, and filled with color, textures and pattern!

Free People Swimwear {cute}

Ok, so I am back a little late! LOL. I decided to take Monday off and it sort of carried over through yesterday. Anyways, I was browsing the Free People website and i fell in love with these pieces from their swimwear line. They have a very bohemian-chic feel to themas does the entire Free People line)...I love it!

Ring Of Lights Onepiece(blue & red): $198, Rubix Cutaway Onepiece: $268, Sandy Dot Cutout Onepiece: $248.

Free People Swimwear

Friday, February 20, 2009

Imogen Heap {video w/style & thank you}

Hi there everybody! I want to give a big thanks and send out huge hugs for all of you who have come by to leave a comment & to gypsify your style here at Style Gypsy during my first week up! It means so much to have your support, as it can feel quite lonely when launching a new blog..especially within such a saturated topic as fashion & beauty. Yet, as time moves on, I hope to bring more DIY style to the table and of course more gypsified posts. So thanks again everybody.

I'm off for the weekend and will be back Monday. Here is a "Video With Style" sung by English singer-songwriter Imogen Heap to get your energy going for the weekend. Have fun!

Mama Stone Vintage {ebay you say!}

If you have not heard of Mama Stone Vintage, then you have been missing out on some great vintage deals and some of the most prettiest vintage apparel and to top off all their vintage goodness, their bid prices are quite affordable & the blue hippie mini dress featured below is still open for bidding...go get it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Make Up Forever Mat Velvet & Silver, Grey & Black Smoky Eye {tutorials found}

Tutorial by: Frantastic Makeup. What You Need: Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Electra eyeshadow, MAC, Silver Ring eyeshadow, MAC Black Tied eyeshadow, MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow, MAC Blacktrack fluidline, MAC Smolder eye kohl, Diorshow Mascara, MAC Espresso eyeshadow(for brows).

Tutorial by: Scandalous Beauty. What You Need: All Mat Gel, Concealer Palette No. 4, Mat Velvet Foundation No. 75,
HD Powder,(All products are by MUFE).

Lucky You Perfume {cheap chic}

While most perfumes can cost you a pretty penny! Lucky You Perfume by Liz Claiborne is a bit easier on the budget and offers up a mellow sweet scent that is not only perfect for the day but I love to put it on at night before bed as it gives off a nice light scent in my opinion. The aroma is soothing: a delicate mixture of: citrus, floral, and sanadalwood, and it comes in a sweet little pink bottle! This fragrance also comes in a body mist, lotion, hair gel,and candles! $2.99 -33.19

Sabine Pigalle {pic pick}

I think the photography work of Sabine Pigalle is wonderful. Her use of light is fantastic and really brings out the work of the hair & makeup artists creations! I heart these photos, and I would love to have that gradient sea green ruffled dress hanging in my closet!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anunciacao {sweet pieces}

While I am not in love with many of the pieces from the Anunciacao Summer 2009 collection, I am however inspired by these pieces below! I think they are super sweet and girly! Their headquarters or "factory" as it is entitled on their website is located in an old apartment building in Sao Paulo, Brasil...nice right. I mean who wouldn't want to leave home and come in to work in a sleek "home" inspired office with designer filled closets, red clay tiles, and rooms turned conference rooms complete with sparkling chandeliers!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chris Benz Fall 2009 {mercedes benz fashion week}

I am also in love with the color palette of Chris Benz's vintage, co colorful, so fun! I love the metallic green blouse with the tan jacket! Swoon!

Tracy Reese Fall 2009 {mercedes benz fashion week}

Tracy Reese never fails to amaze me with her feminine cuts and sassy ensembles. I love the black framed glasses! Makes me miss my old pair that I use to wear ages ago! and the knee high stockings are delish!

Ossie Clark {my favorite picks}

These are some of my favorite picks from the Spring/Summer 09 Collection of the talented and classic Ossie Clark. The simplicity of the color combinations are fantastic, but most of all I LOVE the flowing dresses and the peep to shoes...oh my! They are absolutely gorgeous! If you like the style of Ossie and have a passion for vintage fashion, then you may want to check out the book: "Ossie Clark 1965-1974" by Judith Watt.

LOVE the simplicity of the white dress with the eccentric flower accessory on the shoulder...fabulous!

Fashion Illustration {milan fashion campus}

Ok, so let me warn all of you that I have a deep love for fashion illustration! I love the use and lack of the use of colors, the lines, the textures, and the movement that you can find within most of the drawings. So consider yourself warned as I do plan to feature some of my favorite fashion illustrators from time to time! One of my all time favorites is the fabulous David Downton!

Rihanna: Gucci: UNICEF: 2009 Tattoo Heart Collection {video inspiration}

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lash Out {grow my lashes}

I have a terrible problem of my eyelashes being very weak! I yearn for a set of full, lush eyelashes, but it seems with the slightest rub my lashes tend to break. So, what to do you ask? Well, the best thing you could possibly do for your lashes is to condition condition condition! Conditioning your lashes with either a biotin based mascara during the day, & castor oil or olive oil at night, can help strengthen those lashes. Just as you would treat the hair on your head, your lashes need plenty of moisturizing as well. You may also try taking in more foods and vitamins that are high in Vitamin B as well. I have heard of some people using vaseline, but in my opinion that's much too greasy for me.

Gysified Collections: Naeem Khan

I am so in love with these pieces from Naeem Khan's 09' Collections! The patterns, the colors, the cuts...they all flow so beautifully!

Gysify Her Style: Instant Vintage

Who: Alicia
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: I am a full time paper pusher/graphic designer/daydreamer. 


ymib: Whats your Style?
Alicia: It's a mixture of vintage and basics, a dash of what's current, and whatever I'm feeling at the moment.  Overall, I wear what makes me happy and what I am intrigued by, and luckily that can range from one end of the spectrum to the other.

ymib: What is it about fashion, especially vintage styles, that makes you love it so much?
Alicia: Fashion,, is probably one of the purest forms of self expression for those who don't like to say too much. I think people have a better sense of who I am based on the way I dress than they would if I were to run down my life story and list of quirks. As for vintage, the thrill there is in knowing that your pieces aren't going to be on everyone's back. As much as I love F21, I really love my vintage because each piece is (more often than not) unique and possesses a different quality than garments made today.

ymib: Favorite shops & boutiques?
Alicia: Forever 21, ebay, Jet Rag (a vintage shop in L.A.) and Goodwill. Any place that requires me to actively hunt for something is good in my book.

ymib: Fashion & Beauty must haves?
Alicia: A good pair of jeans is an absolute non-negotiable in my world. That also goes for an interesting pair of shoes and a cardigan or jacket that you can throw on top of anything and look put-together.  Beauty-wise, I can't live without C.O. Bigelow lip gloss.  It's a small thing, but if I don't have it in my handbag, I am far from happy.  Very far.

ymib: How do you stay beautiful?
Alicia: Shea butter (it's a godsend for my skin) and not taking life too seriously.

ymib: Favorite Beauty & Hair care products?
Alicia: Nars blush in Orgasm is the one makeup product that I probably will never give up.  I also am a huge fan of Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Made Me Clothing {me heart}

I heart MadeMe Clothing & their 2008 Fall lookbook as filled with fantastic colors, textures, and patterns. My style is eclectic..quite obviously by the name of my blog, so I love love love all styles of fashion and these candy coated adornments are beautiful!




Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Polish My Nails: Bright Sky Color Beam Sheer by Revlon


Loving this color by Revlon. It's a sheer sky blue and it has a nice little shimmer to it when the light hits in. This color would look super jazzy with a an outfit that has grey in it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sounds Gypsified

"Because videos have style too!"

Gypsified Chat: With Fashion Photographer Jamie Nelson


Enjoy our gypsified chat with Fashion Photographer Jamie Nelson! Her work is incredible and Jamie offers up some great insight into her days as a creative professional!

Style Gypsy: How would you describe the style of your photography or the elements that you tend to always make sure to include within your photos?

Jamie: My style has been described as a dramatic, glossy, vibrant, and surreal. I try to always include a strong graphic quality or strong color palette to each photo. I enjoy creating series, rather than just one photo. I try to do at-least 6 different shots of a model in one day and several makeup and hair changes in order to fully explore the model and the team's creative ability.

Style Gypsy: How do you know if you will work well with a stylist or designer?

Jamie: Personality is extremely important when choosing my team. If the stylist or designer is passionate and hard working, most likely things will run smoothly with the entire shoot and the other creatives on set.

Style Gypsy: Most memorable photo shoot thus far?

Jamie: One of my most memorable photoshoots was in the beginning of my career. Everything went wrong the day before and the day of the shoot. The car broke down and my art director and I were stranded on the highway pushing the car in heels and arrived on set filthy and without sleep just before the shoot. That was just the beginning to a disastrous series of events. The shoot came out amazingly well, despite the several mishaps and I was so happy that we didn't postpone or cancel.


Style Gypsy: What are 3 marketing or portfolio tips that you would give to an aspiring fashion photographer?

Jamie: Show your work to as many people as possible, be persistent, and don't give up. Don't get too sidetracked with earning money or assisting. Make sure you stick to the goal of becoming a photographer, even if you are starving and hardly making rent. Just keep shooting! It will pay off in the end.

Style Gypsy: What do you love most about what you do?

Jamie: I love collaborating with my team of creative women. They are all amazing at what they do. I love the spontaneous change of direction that occurs on the day of the shoot. Each and every shoot we do they manage to astound me with their capabilities and creativity. I also love traveling and being able to set my own schedule.


Style Gypsy: What are some of your favorite books, magazines, and resources for photography inspiration?

Jamie: I love Numero and Italian Vogue. As far as my inspiration for shoots goes, I like to draw on the energy from the collaboration between makeup, hair, stylist, art director, and model on the day of the shoot. I don't like to study or draw inspiration from other photography very often, as I would rather work purely with my own inner creativity and my own experiences, rather than have other photographers' imagery affect me.

Style Gypsy: Something new you would like to learn?

I would like to explore different large scale fine art photography methods in the future. After making a name in the commercial world, I would like to concentrate more on exhibiting all over the world.

Style Gypsy: What are some of your current projects & do you have any stylists, models, or designers that you would love to work with in the future?

Jamie: I am currently working with my team on magazine editorials and cosmetic campaigns. There are so many companies and designers I would love to work with in the future- Marc Jacobs, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, M.A.C, Revlon, to name a few. I would also love to do editorials for Numero and Vogue in the near future.


Style Gypsy: What is the most challenging part of your work?

Jamie: It is most challenging for me to stop working. Photography is such a huge part of my life. It is extremely difficult, as my own boss, to tell myself that it is time to take a break. It is then difficult to be able to sustain relationships, as I am so absorbed in my work.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gypsified by Etsy: Kaylim Design


I heart etsy so what better thing to do than to feature some of my favorite shops! If you are an etsy designer or if you create beauty products that are sold on etsy and would like to be featured, then just shoot me an e-mail!

I am swooning over these crocheted and handmade creations by KayLim Designs! These scarves make me only wish that I lived in a cold weather state, but unfortunately for my love for winter fashion gear, Georgia does not get very cold during the winter months. Nevertheless if you are in a state that blesses you with cold air and blizzards, then you better grab you one of these fabulous gems to adorn yourself with! She also has a few handmade garments in her shop as well! Swoon!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Eugenio Recuenco: Amazing Fashion Photography

If only I could post every single photo from Fashion Photographer Eugenio Recuenco's portfolio! His imagery is amazing...hands down he is one of my favorite fashion photographers. His work is so rich, elegant, artistic, expressive, and etherical. These are just a small selection of my favorites. So click on over and check out his portfolio for some fantastic eye candy!