Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hit or Miss? Part II

Hey everyone, this is Carol.  I just wanted to share my favorite looks from the Met Gala last night, as well as the ones that made me cringe...


Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte for Gap
Another amazing creation by the ladies of Rodarte!  This dress is so pleasantly unconventional, and the detailing is absolutely gorgeous.  Kristen looks like an angel...hah, I'm obsessed with this

Blake Lively in Marchesa

Although I'm never a fan of this girl's hair (it's so pretty, she should be workin' it, not slicking it back!), I have to say she rocked this dress!  It's a work of art on its own, and Blake's long legs add that extra bit of oomph to the whole look.  And the color of this dress is gorgeous! 

Vera Wang and Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Oh Vera, you've done it again.  You've managed to create a beautiful mess.  Seriously, who else can make a dress so busy look so gorgeous?!  Mila looks absolutely stunning and Vera herself is as sophisticated and sexy as ever.  Miss Wang, you are a genius :)


Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana

Ok, I'm usually partial to anything Dolce, but this is atrocious!  I'm all for florals, but I think this dress is over the top- in a bad way.  Had the fabric been plain, I think she would've rocked this dress!

Rosario Dawson in Giambattista Valli

Dis-ast-er.  Seriously, this is like a five years old's Halloween costume.  The top and bottom are not at all cohesive, and it does nothing good for her body. 

Elizabeth Banks in Gucci

From the mismatched lace on the dress and tights to the tacky feathers, this look just screams overkill. There is just too much going on here.  I think the only good part of this look is the shoes.

Let me know what you guys think!


Hit or Miss? Met Gala 2010

Met Gala 2010
Hit or Miss
By Abby

                Let’s get right to it. This year’s Met Gala Theme was…..”American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” (what ever that means). Just because the theme sounds a bit boring, it does not mean the ladies did not dress to…I guess impress? So here’s some looks and whether or not I think they were hits or misses (I hope that paragraph made sense…I had a looooong day at school).

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
                Oh JLO how I love your recent red carpet choices. Your fashion seemed a bit strange for awhile but now you are back and glamorous!! This dress fits her perfectly and she looks stunning! I cannot imagine how long it took to make that dress. I think I’d go crazy if I had to sew on all those crystals!

Katy Perry in Cute Circuit
                I don’t know if she’s trying to match up with Lady Gaga or what, but that dress is weird!! Her fashion is usually slightly eccentric but with a cute retro vibe: This one, not so much. I do give her props for being able to wear a dress with electricity running through it but still…weirdness. The necklace isn’t helping either.

Sienna Miller in Pucci
                This just isn’t working for me. It’s so messy and unfinished (sometimes unfinished looks chic but not in this case). She herself is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, but that dress is so distracting and well…ugly.

Anne Hathaway in Valentino
                Purely amazing. It compliments her fair complexion, fits her amazingly, and you can tell that she absolutely loves it! The only, only, only, only con is that it looks a bit like the dress that Rachel Zoe dressed her in for an Academy Awards performance a few years back. But it’s still AHMAZING.

Rachel Zoe in Marc Jacobs
Dear Rachel Zoe,
I usually enjoy your style and the looks you pick for celebs. But it seems to me that when ever you look sickish, you can’t dress yourself. Please let Brad help you find a dress that fits.
Your adoring fan,
Abby S

ALSOOOOO I have a new blog (my personal blog) So check it out abbystaffieriblog.blogspot.com

So those are some hits and misses...look for Carol and Andrea's posts coming soon!


P.S. Picture credit to Getty Images

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day To Night...and even an extra Day

This is what I wore yesterday, last night and today. All based around the same shirt. This is an easy way to go from day to night. And then if you have a sleepover or stay at the boys house you can make small changes and still look cute!

Burnout tee - Styles For Less  
Lace Tank - Styles For Less
Sweater - American Eagle
Necklace - Styles For Less

Add for first day:
Jeans - Styles For Less
Boots - Target

Add for Night
Heels - Payless
Pin Dot Tights - Target
Leather Jacket - Forever 21
Ruffle Skirt - Styles For Less


Add for second day:
Headband - Styles For Less
Denim Shorts - AE

See how easy that was?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Water Marbling

I water marbled! Yay! 

Its the coolest thing ever, I swear! 

If you are going to do it, I strongly suggest watching a couple of youtube videos about it first, since it is very complicated. Heres the video I watched. 

Heres how mine turned out

You will need: 
Two or three [high quality, non-gloopy] nail polishes of your choosing. I used China Glaze Rich and Famous and China Glaze Up All Night.
Toothpick, or something pointy
Cup of water. Cold works best
Tape. I used masking tape.
Drop the colors alternating in the water, they should spread. After you feel you have enough rings, drag the toothpick through it to make a cool design, then put you finger in the design and before you take it out, clean up the remaining paint.

Basically, this is super hard [I think] My boyfriend helped me with mine [he was interested in the science of it!] You really have to experiment with it. I love how mine ended up turning out and I started some sort of revolution because now everyone is doing at my work and stuff haha!
If you try it, blog it and tell me about it!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1 More Day!

So right now, I am pretty much dying in anticipation.  Why?  In less than 24 hours the Zac Posen for Target collection will be available!  This amazing collection is exclusive to Target and will be available in stores nationwide.  Ranging from $16 to $200, this collaboration offers a wide range of women's apparel, outerwear, accessories and swimwear for a fraction of the price of Posen's runway pieces.  However, just because they're afordable don't expect them to be boring.  The designer boasts that in this collection you will find a tuxedo for women, dresses with detachable ruffles and Target's first-ever gown (among many other delightful things)!  These pieces are a fresh take on some of Posen's iconic pieces and offer a modern edge to classic looks. 

This is one collection you won't want to miss!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

To the Beach!

    With summer just two months away, it's time to start thinking about summer make up.  When this time of year rolls around, everyone wants to look as smoldering as the sun, and this season, MAC's To the Beach collection has all the tools you need to look sultry and sunkissed.
This collection, ranging from $12 to $50, includes several different shades of eyeshadow, liner, lipcolor, blush, powder, nail laqcuer, and bronzer.  Special brushes that guarantee great application are also available, as well as a fabulous beach tote.

And as if the gorgeous shades aren't great enough, this entire collection is covered in whimsical sea prints.  Being fairly pale, I am really looking forward to trying out the Marine Life highlight powder ($26) as well as the eye khol in Float on By ($14.50).  What do you think of this collection?  Anything you're dying to try?
For a full product list, click here.


Sunday, April 11, 2010


My current obsession: Looklet.com
They give you models, you choose looks, and camera effects, and PRESTO you have a fabulous look! I just started yesterday and I have to say that I give this site two thumbs up! It's really the best thing out there for virtual styling. The site provides you with tons and tons of designer clothes (it's super easy to sort through it all) and you click and it goes on the model! Once on the model you can choose how/where some of the looks lay.

Here's some of the looks I created.

Check out my profile

Abby S♥