Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Oh what would we do without those who come up with clever and fabulous ways to make our glossies oh so beautiful! Beyond the amazing clothes and the great photography, it's the stylists who really bring the personality to the page! With that said, here are a few images from Stylist Elissa Santisi. The use of color and location is gorgeous, and out of all of them I especially love the pink/gradient shoes that are photographed amongst the hues of pink, gray, and black stones...a fantastic detail!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Who: Ev'Yan Nasman;
Where: Pasadena, CA
Occupation: Freelance Writer, amongst other things.
Blog: Apricot Tea
Say hello to the lovely Ev'Yan of Apricot Tea! Ev'Yan writes a fabulous blog which covers her fashion trends and life stories and inspirations. She carries such a comfortable, laid back, chic style, and we love it from head to toe! Her short crop goes oh so well with all of her ensembles and I think she takes some of the cutest pics(I wish I was that photogenic). Not only does this fashionista stir up some great styles, but she also beads up some great handmade jewels which are for sale in her online boutique aka Apricots Closet!
So, grab a cup of joe..oh no...scratch that..grab a cup of tea(apricot to be exact) and enjoy the gypsified style of Ev'Yan!
Style Gypsy: What's your style?
Ev'Yan: My style is a bit hard for me to pinpoint, as it is always expanding. But I lean more towards things that are androgynous and minimalistic; I sometimes draw my inspiration from men’s styles. My style can be slightly feminine with a harder edge. I'm not very drawn to bold colors; I have a tendency to favor monochromatic looks with greys, blacks, & whites. If I do add color to my outfit, it's usually just a splash. I like to keep things simple. Regardless of what look I'm going for, I always have comfort in mind & try to be 100% genuine with my ensembles. To me, that is what's most important: looking effortlessly put together, as though you weren't even trying.
Style Gypsy: Favorite shops & boutiques?
Ev'Yan: I like to stay local: H&M, Cali, Forever21, American Apparel; I live in American Apparel shirts. I am a big fan of Target, too. I've found some of my most favorite pieces there. Most recently, a pair of drop crotch pants that I have been coveting for a long time, & they were under $20! I'm all about frugality. While I admit to indulging in splurges -- Ray Ban sunglasses, for example -- my whole look is usually made up of pieces that cost under $20. I like proving that it's more than possible to look smashing on a limited budget. You just have to know what to look for, while knowing what's best for your body. A lot of my clothes have been kept for ages. I have pieces in my closet that I've had for 5+ years. I refuse to let anything go, especially if it looks great on me.
Style Gypsy: Fashion & beauty must haves?
Ev'Yan: I must have a good pair of black tights on hand. I wear tights with cut-off shorts very often; I'm most comfortable in them. Also, I'm a sucker for flat shoes. I cannot walk in heels, even if I wanted to. Flats are more practical to me. I wear them constantly.
Style Gypsy: How do you stay beautiful?
Ev'Yan: I owe my clear skin to drinking a lot of water daily, & vegetarianism. Ever since I made the decision to be meat-free, I've seen (& felt) a significant change in my body. I think how you feel & look on the outside has everything to do with what you put inside your body.
Style Gypsy: Favorite beauty & hair care products?
Ev'Yan: I love Kerastase haircare; I use Bain Satin #3 Shampoo, & the Masquintense #3 Conditioner. I love mineral makeup, since I've never been fond of smothering my face with liquid foundation. Mineral makeup gives me enough coverage to leave me feeling confident, without my face feeling weighed down. I also love LUSH; not just because they have amazing smelling products, but because they are 100% natural, & do not test on animals. I especially love their bath bombs. I take baths religiously.
Style Gypsy: We love your beauty books..have you created more and do you create fashion scrapbooks as well?
Ev'Yan: I haven't worked on a beauty/fashion book in ages, but I've been playing around with the idea again. Since I don't read magazines, my beauty/fashion books have been a huge inspiration for me in the past, in a very personal way. While I love to express my creativity through clothing, I get most of my kicks from creating things like beauty books, or painting abstract pictures, or writing. When I create, I get in tuned with my likes & dislikes, which, in turn, helps develop my personal style. Creativity & imagination influences everything in my life.
Style Gypsy: What is it about fashion/style, that makes you love it so much?
Ev'Yan: It's an outward expression of who you really are, & what you stand for. It's a clear reflection of the music you listen to, the books you read, & the people that inspire you. If you look closely, you can tell so much about a person by what they choose to wear. For some people, clothes are just clothes. For others (& me), it's a bold personal statement, & one that they wish to share with the world.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So I have finally jumped onto the Polyvore wagon, and I must say that this little tool is quite an addictive one! So, every now and then when time allots I will share some of my favorite wardrobe mixes here via Polyvore! Click here To Shop The Butterfly Breeze Set.
Monday, March 2, 2009
“As for beauty - The best thing a girl can do is to 'discover her hotness'. It sounds kinda lame, but mutton can look unreal when it's not trying to look like lamb. Unless you're Dita von Teese, we say there are better things to do with your morning.” -One Two Three Bam Vintage
Time for some real style inspiration! Today we are gypsifying the style of the oh so stylish owners of One Two Three Bam Vintage. Absy & Qooza are two Aussie friends who loves everything vintage and thrifts up some fantastic pieces! You can shop their vintage finds at their ever evolving Ebay or their Etsy shop. Beware because these two ladies offer up some fabulous links that's filled with stylish eye candy!
Style Gypsy: How would you describe your style?
Absy: I'm striving for a closet full of handcrafted dresses made from lovely vintage fabric, but I mostly feel on top of my game when I'm in a mean pair of jeans.
Qooza: Casual tomboy with smatterings of Australian – New Zealand labels.
Style Gypsy: What is your philosophy on fashion & beauty?
Absy: On fashion, we want to prioritize what's vintage and homemade or recycled as there is just so much STUFF in the world already. However new jeans or shiny new shoes will make us throw that philosophy out the window pretty easily.
Qooza: Yeah, I may or may not have bought a few new things on sale from Built by Wendy last week. But I'm gonna wear the hell out of them!!
Style Gypsy: What are some of your favorite stores & boutiques to shop?
We do so much online these days, we're huge Etsy and eBay hunters and find DIY/thrift bloggers like Liebemarlene and Sally Jane inspiring. We thrift every spare moment we have.
Absy: Every few days I sneak out of my office to snap up any new gems from the goldmine that is the Wayside Chapel (Kings Cross).
Qooza: I go gangbusters at the various Berlin flea markets - my favorite is my local Mauer Park Flea. I also miss Pretty Dog in Newtown, Sydney, that stocks my favorite Aus/NZ designers including Karen Walker and Lover. I usually walk out with one item of clothing I can't really afford whenever I go there.
Style Gypsy: Favorite fashion & beauty magazines and/or books?
Bam: We love Lula magazine, although it's super hard to find, so we prefer to stick to the ones we can find in our local libraries. Old designers books, dressmaking/tailoring/sewing books and vintage patterns collected from op shops provide a lot of inspiration. Oh and Blogs. So many great blogs.
Style Gypsy: Favorite pieces in your closet & clutch/handbag?
Absy: My homemade 50's flight attendant outfit with matching hat holds a special place in my heart. But lately I've not been leaving home without my harmonica.
Qooza: I'm going through my first real Winter, so at the moment I'm all about wool tights and beanies. I can never have enough!