I'm going to start saving up my pennies now! Married to the Mob is definitely my favorite female street-wear brand that is taking the US and the WORLD by storm! The founder of MTTM, Leah McSweeney used to work out of the kitchen of her house in 2005 and in a mere 3 years, by 2008, she got her own suite in the Empire State Building! I would go as far as to say Leah McSweeney is almost our modern day Coco Chanel, just like how Coco made casual clothing acceptable and appealing for women of in the first half of the 20th century, Leah made the t-shirt and hoodie sexy for the girls of the new millenium! I truly look up to her and hope that one day I can be blessed with success like hers. Get 'em girl!
This isn't your Rocawear or Baby Phat. These articles of clothing are witty, sexy with a "don't F--- with me" attitude. Who doesn't love that in a woman! Branch out of that demure Abercrombie and Fitch and boring American Eagle and live a little!
Love the long sleeve shirt. This is definitely one of my favorite. Kid Sister works it out, too!
Don't tell me the t-shirt doesn't crack you up a little bit. And the hoodie is just too cute for words. I've always had a thing for stripes, you really can't go wrong with them.
Move over, boys. Baseball jackets look better on girls! I love the sequin detailing on the chest.
Coco would've been proud! This cardigan is a MUST HAVE for me. You could be wearing a $5 wifebeater and some cheap denim shorts, but if you had this cardigan on, you'd look like a million bucks!
Unfortunately, I couldn't find a picture, but MTTM also has a shirt out that is screen printed on what seems to be a cotton/spandex shirt---The t-shirt hugs the girls and your waist.
Check out the full collection & shop @ www.mttmnyc.com.
Cheers to Married to the Mob and bringing effortless and non-skanky sexiness back!
(all images via www.mobliving.com)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I used to work for a jewelry boutique in Boston called Lazuli Jewelry. I worked in the showroom in a penthouse suite on Boylston Street. Their jewelry is handmade and customizable(Yes, I've made a couple pieces before) and the materials they use are simply so unique. Before wood or copper jewelry was ever "in", they had it! And the innovative women that came by always embraced it. Ya see, don't get me wrong, I LOVE bamboo jewelry and disposable Iron & nickel jewelry from Claire's or H&M, but it doesn't hurt to invest in some AMAZING jewelry! Who wants to wear something everyone has? Other than everyone! (haha)
I just wanted to spotlight some items that I love!
(All images from www.lazulijewelry.com)
Copper itself is so sultry because it blends it with most tan-olive-y skin tones. But the flower shaped stone makes the cuff pop! The stone can also be customized with a green or red flower-shaped stone...or any other stone they have in stock in case you're just in love with the bracelet!
Who would have thought a square shaped ring? So unique. The stone also comes in turquoise.
A ring made from rosewood.It looks so summery and warm, something that can definitely brighten up a Winter afternoon.
An edgy but absolutely feminine and elegant ring. This was the favorite of most of the women that came by the showroom and men always favored buying this ring for their lady friends!(The ring can be customized with different stones other than Amethyst)
By no means am I able to afford any of these stunning pieces but it's a bittersweet pleasure to admire them! For Chanel, there's a whole lot of black and white going on, mostly white. And unfortunately so are the runway models. To be honest, I was hoping Karl Lagerfeld would think of more vibrant designs to uplift viewer's spirits but I guess this season, he's definitely focused on cut and silhouette than tossing in some color.
But anyway, here are some of my favorites from the Chanel Spring 2009 Runway!
I definitely have a thing for double-breasted stuff--- Effortlessly Classy.
Love, Love, LOVE the lace innocent but intriguingly sexy, the contrasting colored corseted waist & collar, deelish. & the deep V-neck really tops it off. This dress would be sexier on a fuller figure, the model needs to work that dress like she means it! Maybe that headdress is weighing her down..
The little black dress--re-invented. What do you think? I'm a little iffy on the padded shoulders/sequin shrug, to be honest. The sequins make it playful though!
The tulip hemline is taking over! I see it everywhere. I even got a deal on a gorgeous dress at Express the other day. I think the cut is flattering, creates an illusion of curves where you need'em.
Those head-pieces are all such works of art. They belong on like a dining room table or something though, not on a someone's head. Don't you think?
For Christian Dior 2009 Spring Couture, alot of the stuff is black and white too. With splashes of reds, dark-steely blues, and creams with alot of delicate floral print. There's SOOOO much attention to minor details that make the whole dress for what it is. And now for the INCREDIBLE Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture Runway! John Galliano is truly an artist. Here's some that really caught my eye:
LOVE the cut on this dress. Simple but sexy on so many levels. Accentuating the hips, and a sweet boat neck neckline cut right down the middle for some edginess.
This red dress, I have no words. It's perfect in so many dimensions. I love silk dresses, they're so vibrant. But check out the jeweled neckline and underneath, there's an off the shoulder look with the silk layered over it, I just can't stop looking. Props to the hair stylist who decided to crimp all the models' hair. I love it! Check out the model's sly smile...personifies the dress ENTIRELY. sexy but demure.
I'm getting married in this dress...non-negotiable. I absolutely LOVE the tiered skirts with the intricate detailing. Looks alot like an upside-down wedding cake. But the model absolutely WORKS it!
This dress would have been very frou-frou if it wasn't for the graceful detailing underneath the skirts. I'm also not a huge fan of full skirts, but this dress is just too amazing to not allow me to reconsider. Stunning.
This dress is simply a FANTASY. The top is very pin-up girl reminiscent with the halter top and the belted waist and detailing at the bust. But then you see the skirts and it's like mixing it with Victorian classiness. Pin up girl + Gibson Girl= Nothing can possibly go wrong. This dress boggles my mind. It's beyond this earth.
So I don't know about you! But I think if it's Chanel Spring 2009 Couture Runway Vs. Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture Runway...Christian Dior wins, HANDS DOWN!
All images from www.nymag.com. Thanks a million!