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Friday, March 07, 2008

Mail Bombs!!!

Hey Guys!
It's our favorite time of the week...

...let's get 'er done!
Reader Kadi fell in love with the outfit Rihanna wore to Chanel's Spring 2008 show in Paris...
She says, "I absolutely love Rihanna and the sweater dress she's wearing. Can you help me find who it's by?"
Hey! So at the Chanel show, of course Rihanna is wearing a Chanel dress...
...adapted from Lagerfeld's Pre-Fall 2008 Collection.
Adrienne from Washington, D.C. had to have Ciara's shoes...
She says, "I need them for my upcoming "Quarter Century Fiesta"! Do you know the designer and where I can get the shoes? Thanks!"
I couldn't find the exact pair, but felt that these $396 Prada shoes came close...
If that's too much, you can get a similar look for less with these $83 Nine West Metropop Sandals...

...from www.zappos.com.
Next reader Tanaiya fell in love with Kerry Washington's look recently...
...She says, "Kerry looks gorgeous. Who makes her dress?"
It seems Kerry is keen on wearing off the runway, and sporting this Oscar de la Renta number...
...from his pre Fall 2008 collection.
Reader Tiphanie adored Janet Jackson's look in a Parade Magazine article...
She says, "I love the coat and the color. If you can help me out, I would be so thankful."
Get Janet's look for less with the following: Left to Right:City Style Trench Coat., $50, www.newyorkandcompany.com; Pintuck Trench Coat, $138, www.ardenb.com.
Tabby from Chicago comes with a Wardrobe Query. She says, "My husband and I are attending a spring banquet for his company and are both clueless on what to wear. My husband wears a suit 3 times a year and other than that he is a jean guy. I seriously need to upgrade him but I have no clue where to go or what to pick for him to wear. The banquet is semi formal and I want us both to look hot. Any suggestions? "
Your event is semi formal, which generally means that you guys should be wearing something between business casual and black tie. To answer your question, I figured, why not take a style cue from hot couple, Will and Jada Smith?
For your event, tell your beau to pop on a light colored suit with a simple solid shirt underneath (tie optional)...
...you can balance him out by wearing a print dress in a complementary color. Try these:
Left to Right: Glen Plaid Two Button Suit, $148-$325, www.bananarepublic.com; Plenty by Tracy Reese Sri Lanka Claudia Dress, $134, www.revolveclothing.com; J. Lindeberg Sportswear Casper Bridge Poplin Shirt, $55, www.tobi.com.
If you want to step up the formality a bit, he can go with his black suit, yet chic it up with a black shirt and tie...

...you can shine in a strapless cocktail:
If you hit the town afterwards, tell your husband to bust out his old jeans, but add a bit of sporty style with a quilted leather jacket...
....you can pop on a cute short suit (bright color optional):
So...there were a ton more Mail Bombs, but I think that does it for today.
Have amazing weekends, and keep checking in....you never know when your Mail Bomb might take center stage!
Smootches!
Fashion, News, and What Nots
*So this is your last chance to submit your T designs! Competition is fierce...
....so bring your A game! Deadline for contest submissions is tomorrow at midnight.
*Save/Splurge of the Day:
Left: Gucci Suede Kelly Platform Sandals, $540, www.bluefly.com; Gabriella Rocha Hip Black Sandals, $60, www.zappos.com.
*Christian Soriano...
...wins Project Runway. Fierce! [Washington Post]
*Guy Trebay...
...sums up the Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent shows. [NYTimes]
*Check out Concrete Loop for Runway Reviews. My bad for not reviewing the European shows (I figured you'd get enough on style.com). But count on me to throw my voice into the mix next season. [Concrete Loop]
*Cool shoes...
...from Paris with love. [NYMag]

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVED your suggestions for the semi-formal, couple style mail bomb! I feel very informed and inspired :)

Thanks and have a great weekend!

BRONXBORNRETRO said...

i looooovvveee christian!!!!..."im kind of a big deal..sorta a celebrity!"...HE WAS MY FAVORITE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rihanna is guarenteed to always be on mail bombs every Friday. I can't even hate on her because all most every thing she wears is fly.

Anonymous said...

to the girl that asked about Ciara's shoes...

http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5025257&variant_id=EC1008481

Not the same brand as Ciara's but almost identical.

-Daphne