Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Two Spring Trends — Florals and Baroque


Roses, irises, lilies and leaves.
There is power in the flower this season.

Pick your petalled poison 
& embrace the flower bomb.

Chloe Tapestry Flowers Mousseline Dress

Tory Burch Monica Dress

Jason Wu Spring Collection 2012


Swirls, scrolls & ropes 
define the baroque style.

For Spring, the modern interpretation is simplified, cleaner and lighter. 

A little less let-them-eat-Cake.

Versace SS12

Aquilano E. Rimondi SS12

Alexander McQueen FW12

Which trend do you prefer? 
Will you wear either this Spring?

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dress of the Week: Chloe

"Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold..."
—Robert Frost

DressologyHQ Dress of the Week from Chloe.

Chloe's Spring 2012 Peau de Peche Dress

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

LBD of the Week: Ella Moss

One gorgeous Little Black Dress 
punctuated with graphic aqua lines, 
keyhole opening and halter tie. 

DressologyHQ's LBD of the Week from Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Skylar Hi Low Dress, $150

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dress of the Week: Calypso St. Barth

Can you hear the steel drums?
Do you feel the sand squish between your toes and taste the ocean's salty sea spray?

This paisley halter maxi from Calypso St Barth danced its way to being 
the DressologyHQ Dress of the Week. 

Just add beach.

Felicity Paisley Cascade Dress at Calypso St. Barth, $425

_________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

iPhone iCover iCandy iWant

Let me start by saying I'm slow to technology.

 I'll wait for my phone, camera, TV or laptop to scream its way to death before I replace it. 

As for my man? 
He upgrades when Apple twitches. 

I've resisted his insistence to replace my trusty Old School iPhone3 with his now discarded "old" iPhone4.

 But then he played dirty. 
He put in front of me a sparkly ruby red sequinned cover.

Every girl deserves a little bling in her life. So the iPhone4 and delicious cherry red cover are now mine.

Admiring my twinkling new toy (the cover, not the phone) 
got me thinking...

Exactly what else is out there???

Dannijo Henrik iPhone Case at Shopbop, $100

Purr into these animal print beauties from Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch and Swarovski.

Rebecca Minkoff at Shopbop Cheetah Case, $38

Swarovski Crystal Case, $200

Tory Burch Bengal Brown Leopard Case, $50

Count on Kate Spade to make the ordinary, 
creatively extraordinary.  
Le Pavillion Black & White Dot from Kate Spade, $40

Kate Spade Exclusive to Nordstrom Courtside CHARM Case, $40

Live Colorfully Kate Spade Cover, $35

Graphics, logos, illustrations, the variety is so vast, you're sure to find a cover that speaks to you. 

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe Case, $40

Diane Von Fursterberg Lips Cover, $28

Miss Marc Cover by Marc Jacobs, $38

Lux Addiction's Louis Vuitton Case, $80

Deemah by Jessica Swift at CaseMate, $35

Swarovski Union Jack at Lux Addictions, $200

Kate Spade Chit-Chat Cover, $45

When Bling Goes Too Far at Lux Addictions, $80

A cover for every day of the week??? 

What about these uber-cool leather covers from 
beloved high-end design houses.
Gucci for iPhone, $185

Prada Leather Case in a Variety of Colors, $150

Jimmy Choo Silver Leather Case, $226

Oh Diane. 
A woman after my own heart.

Diane Von Furstenberg at Norstrom, $30

Cheaper than purses, my new obsession — the iPhone Cover. 

I've been re-gifted an iPad2 which has been gathering dust. 
No longer. Next up?
The iPad Case.

Tell me, which case is your favourite?

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Little Black Dress of the Week: BCBG MaxAzria

Formula for the DressologyHQ LBD of the Week?

Take one flirty and fluttery 
uber-fem dress from BCBG. 

Just add party.
BCBGMaxAzria Shalom Pleated Dress, $328US

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tip of the Day: How to Dress Like a Mad Men Hottie

Betty, Peggy and Joan, the 
Triple-Fashion-Threat of hit TV series Mad Men.
Whose style do you most admire? 
No judgement here if it's Betty!

Here are some basic steps to creating your own personal vintage hottie look.

Tip 1
It's all about silhouette.
Are you curvy like Joan or "straighter" like Betty? It's the DressologyHQ Mantra to dress for the body you have.

For the curvaceous Joans out there, look for the styles that celebrate the flesh!

Emphasize an hourglass bod with dramatic necklines and waist detailing.

ISSA Silk Jersey at Net-a-Porter
Black Halo at Nordstrom

If you have the lithe beauty of Betty, use pattern and straight silhouettes, traditional A-line dresses or a combination thereof to showcase your assets.

Most of all...embrace the power of the flower!

Rose & Gold Floral Slip Dress at Anthropologie

ModCloth Floral Dress Delight

Hey! How'd this get in here? The Mad Men Betty Barbie Doll!
Tip 2
Keep it contemporary.

Be certain your look is modern and chic — not like one of those black-and-white Old Timey photos they take at the State Fair. 

You don't want people thinking they missed the memo for Dress Up Day at work.

Use on-trend colour and 
modern interpretations of retro patterns like polka dots & florals.

Nanette Lepore Lace Dress in Citrus at Shopbop

Milly Navy & White Silk Print Dress at Net-a-Porter

Trina Turk "Millicent" Printed Belt Dress at Nordstrom

Erdem Printed Chiffon Dress at Net-a-Porter

Lela Rose Printed Voile Dress at Net-a-Porter

And if it's Peggy's style you long to emulate, think conservative 
and you're in the Peggy Zone.

Next step? Cover up...primarily in plaids.

Modern Plaid Sheath Dress at Bloomingdales

Tip 3
Make the look yours.
Whether you go bold in colour like Joan, embrace pattern like Betty, or unite with the inner Catholic school girl of Peggy, 
a literal interpretation of Mad Men style 
is typically a no-no.

You dont want your version of Joan 
to look exactly like Joan. 
Emulate silhouettes, then make it your own 
with pattern, colour choices and accessories.

Play a little. Have Fun. 
Go Mad.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label at Net-a-Porter

Carven One-Shoulder Plaid Dress at Opening Ceremony
Contemporary Floral Dress at Asos

Metallic Jacquard Dress at JCrew

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?