Thursday, March 15, 2018

You'll Get a Kick out of This-

Barbie and Iris Apfel's Barbie at the Carlyle Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Mattel
 International Style Icon, Iris Apfel is getting her own Barbie.
She's dressed in the green Gucci pantsuit Apfel wears on the
cover of her memoir, Iris Apfel, Accidental Icon. She joins 
other current celebrity Barbies like models Ashley Graham
and Gigi Hadid, singer Faith Hill and hubbyTimMcGraw(Ken)
 Dancing with the Stars Samba Barbie, Olympic gymnist Gabby Douglas and many movie legends, Hollywood stars and more
 from the past and action heroes from the present. She's come a long way from the teen-age model- then ballerina,teacher, doctor, nurse and astronaut Barbie of my day.

Image result for ashley graham barbieImage result for gigi hadid barbie
Image for TIM MCGRAW/FAITH HILL DLS from MattelImage for BRB DWTS SAMBA DL from Mattel

Gabby Douglas Barbie® Doll

Barbie has a Twitter and Instagram account which will 
give you a smile and a chuckle-
Barbie (@Barbie) · Twitter

People have jobs writing her daily tweets and posting
photos and captions :) She also has her own shows and 
videos on You Tube
and of course, she's onFacebook

This doll sure knows how to stay current with social media 
and her personifications in the 21St Century. She's the poster
girl for "you can be anything you set your mind to".
              ( with a little help from Mattel)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring Tips

Getting Ready for Spring

While Spring always brings back pastels, this year they
 are bigger than recent years past-
 ( remember all the neutrals?)
Find some lavender, mint powder blue, pink and yellow
to update your look.
Max Mara Baccano Cotton Shirtdress
Vince Camuto Tiered Tie Sleeve TopSam Edelman 'Carrin' Espadrille Flat (Women)
Etcetera jacket, Nordstrom MaxMara dress, Dillard's Vince Camuto top and
Sam Edelman shoe
For more great pastel inspiration, check out SHOPBOP-

Bucket bags are back and circle bags,too

Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag
                                 Trademark , Mansur Gavriel and Staud bags

ChloƩ Pixie mini leather and suede cross-body bagMadewell The Marfa Circle Crossbody BagCult Gaia Women's Luna Bamboo Bag - Natural
                                         Chloe, Madewell and Cult Gaia

Just in time for Spring and Summer travel-
belt bags are the new and stylish Fanny packs
cute fanny packs Gucci GG Marmont
Fanny PackMolly Shaheen Circle belt bag
Kate SpadeKate Spade Greenwood Place Rita

Fanny Pack
Take a cute cross body bag and double the straps around your waist to make your own.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


 Sharing my favorite looks ( in case you missed it)
loving the glamorous and not-black looks

Gal Gadot at the 2018 Oscars  Gal Godot in Givenchy
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2018 Oscars  Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Lupita Nyong o at the 2018 Oscars  Lupita Nuong'o in Versace
Laura Dern at the 2018 Oscars  Laura Dern in Calvin Klein
Leslie Bibb at the 2018 Oscars  Leslie Bibb in JMendel

   Zendaya in Jean Batista Valli     
Zendaya at the 2018 Oscars

allison williams at the 2018 oscarsAllison Williams in Armani Prive

Jennifer Garner Jennifer Gardner in Versace
Octavia Spencer at the 2018 Oscars  Octavia Spenser in
                                                                                            Brandon Maxwell

There were many more excellent and elegant choices,
but those above were dresses that I think my friends and 
I could really wear to a black tie event ( especially if
 Magali made us a copy!)

My not so favorites-
Emily Blunt at the 2018 Oscars  Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli - too sweet
Maya Rudolph at the 2018 Oscars Maya Rudolph in a big smock
Allison Janney at the 2018 Oscars  Alison Janney in Reem Acra
                                                                          love the dress-
                                                                            but the sleeves are too much
 Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Oscars Tiffany Haddish- going to the
                                                                                             Renaissance Faire?

Salma Hayek at the 2018 Oscars Salma Hayek ( or is it Frida Kahlo?)
                                                                                           in Gucci
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopie Goldberg in upholstery?

And I liked -
Rita Moreno at the 2018 Oscars  Rita Moreno recycling her gown from
                                                                 the 1962 Oscars when she won for Anita
                                                                 in West Side Story- still fitting 50 years later!

Jane Fonda at the 2018 Oscars  Jane Fonda looking more like a
                                                    a glamorous icon than the Barbie doll she looked
                                                                                    like last year
Viola Davis at the 2018 Oscars  Viola Davis in Michael Kors
                                                              She looks great, just too neon bright for me

What did you think? I feel like the gowns brought
the excitement to a show that was otherwise rather
slow tonight. Post your favs below :)