Fashion Quote of the Week: Tinsley Mortimer on Heels

The Fashion Quote of the Week is brought to you by: Tinsley Mortimer from High Society

With the success of Gossip Girl and The Hills, a reality show about New York socialites seemed like a pretty good idea, thus the creation of High Society. The show follows around Tinsley Mortimer, a New York socialite, who recently split from her high school sweetheart.

While unpacking the furniture that once decorated her and Topper's marital apartment on the Upper East Side, Tinsley scurries around her new single apartment midtown in Prada heels. Tinsley explains,
"Unpacking in Prada heels is probably not the best thing, but I am never in flat shoes. If I ever happen to be barefoot walking around, I will actually start walking on my tippy toes, because I cannot be flat. I CANNOT. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.”
As absurd as it may seem, I completely agree with this girl. Be sure to catch High Society for your daily dose of East coast drama, those girls in LA really have no idea what they're competing with.


Dress Me: Mad Men

Even if your not a fan of the award-winning AMC show, Mad Men, you have to admit its a visual masterpiece and exactly what you pictured corporate America to look like in the 60s.

Proving that styles will always come back, Banana Republic has teamed up with the show's Emmy-nominated costume designer Katherine Jane Bryant to help you look like you walked right out of a 60's New York ad agency.

Want to look like Joan, Betty and Peggy?
Just use the Mad Men Style Guide which helps you create the perfect look using pieces from the brand's fall collection. They even have something for the guys.


Wish List: Dsquared2 Shoes

Dean and Dan Caten the Toronto-native masterminds behind Dsquared2 have been creative directors of Ports 1961, designed the lower-end leisure brand Tabi International, designed for the houses of Gianni Versace and Diesel, and finally branched out on their own with the help of Diesel.

The identical twin brothers have gained recognition as celebrity favorites as well as been recognized for their contributions to fashion. The duo won the 2003 GQ Men of the Year Breakout Design Award, the 2006 Golden Needle Award, and received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2009.

After seeing this pair of heels from their Spring/Summer 2010 collection I did some research and needless to say, I'm grateful that they began to design for women.



Summer Essentials: A to Z, the letter B

B is for Bandeau Bikini

In celebration of the beautiful weather we're having this post is to help you pick the perfect bikini for lounging poolside. I adore bandeau bikini tops for two reasons: 1) they look good on any body shape and 2) they don't leave you with those pesky strap tan lines.

Solids Vs Prints
Opt for the solid colour bikinis if you love to accessorize with your beach wear, I'm a huge fan of white, or be bold in a serious print and throw on a pair of cork wedges or lace up sandals to complete the look.

L*Space The Milano Lola Bandeau in Multi, $70 (US)


Fashion Quote of the Week: The Cut on Lindsay Lohan

The Fashion Quote of the Week is brought to you by: The Cut, New York Magazine's fashion blog

Overshadowed by her tabloid coverage, LiLo's clothing line 6126 is usually forgotten and after her mess of a collaboration with Emanuel Ungaro her credit as a fashion designer definitely took a hit. And although some of us may feel that she has hit rock bottom, being sentenced to jail isn't exactly a good thing, a few fashion experts disagree. In a post entitled "Going to Jail Will Probably Be Great for Lindsay Lohan's Clothing Line" Amy Odell explains,

Lindsay's line, sales of which already total around $3 million a year, stands to greatly benefit from Lohan's jail time. She's launching handbags this month, which, if she only has to serve the minimum 23 days of her sentence — a likely possibility — could come out at around the time she gets out of jail. And that could be the hyper-publicized Paris Hilton moment she's needed all along! WWD spoke to the owner of L.A.'s Kitson boutique, Fraser Ross, who stocks 6126:

“In general, the customer for all these lines is a fan of the celebrity,” Ross said. “If Lindsay’s fans are behind her, they will buy it. She gets the paparazzi, and she’s aware that [being in the public eye] is her livelihood.” His advice? “She should make sure she’s wearing her line when she gets out of jail.”
Who knows what Lindsay will be wearing when she gets out of jail but it better be 6126 according to her buyers.


Summer Essentials: A to Z, the letter P

P is for Painted Denim

Denim is the best canvas for designers: it can be ripped, torn, bleached, and transformed into virtually any article of clothing. Proenza Schouler debuted their graffiti-inspired skinny jeans on the runway this season and it is without a doubt the look every girl needs to sport. The best way to beat the heat while rocking the look is choosing a dress or mini that has gotten its fair share of paint and bleach work done.

Rojas The Denim Sweetheart Dress in Bleach Tie Dye, $39.95 (US)