Holiday Nails: OPI Designer Series

With December right around the corner OPI has the perfect polishes to get you in the holiday spirit! The OPI Designer Series is filled with glimmering colours and comes in eleven shades. Think of them as diamond dust for your nails.
I recently chose DS Extravagance and its easy to say that I'll be sporting this colour all season long to deck the halls and ring in the New Year.


Wish List: YSL Arty Ring

Yves Saint Laurent was founded in 1962 and is now under the direction of Stefano Pilati. Every season the iconic French label releases a piece that gains both recognition and loyal fans ensuring that YSL shows up everywhere; the newest item to do this, gaining as much recognition as the Tribute heels, are the striking cocktail rings.

Grand enough to wear on their own or stack, the YSL arty ring comes in both glass and enamel, but chances are you'll take your pick based on the vibrant colour. One perfect for every season.

YSL Arty Enamel Ring in pink, $195 (US)
YSL Arty Enamel Ring in turquoise, $195 (US)
YSL Arty Enamel Ring in white, $195 (US)
YSL Arty Glass Ring in blue, $195 (US)
YSL Arty Glass Ring in coral, $195 (US)


Fall Basics: A to Z, the letter C

C is for Camel Overcoat

Layering is a skill you acquire when its necessary for survival - no one likes to freeze in the fall - and the key piece to staying warm is a well structured coat. Seen everywhere from Gucci to Burberry, this season it's all about the camel hue and it's safe to say that a camel overcoat will stay in your wardrobe for many years to come. Pair it with thigh-high boots for night or military-inspired booties for day.

I invested in a camel overcoat last year and wore it all winter with everything.

J Crew Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench, $325 (US)


Side Note: Stylish Kids

Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil and Hanneli Mustaparta from Hanneli.com are just two of the many photographers here to capture the world's style and deliver it to us through their blogs, the one thing that always catches my eye is a child who has the ability to look as polished and trendy as the model in the picture hanging above them.

Parents who decide to dress their children as well as themselves are constantly ridiculed however every time one of theses children appear on a blog or in a fashion magazine I can't help but wonder if they are the next Anna Dello Russo or Carine Roitfeld. Whats even more intriguing is the possibility that these children styled themselves, a tell-tale sign of a fashion genius in the making.
Most designers and editors have a story of the exact moment they knew they were meant to be in fashion, usually one that stems from their childhood. Anna Dello Russo recently shared that,

“I was crazy about fashion from the day I was born,” she says. As a child in Bari, where she grew up with a psychiatrist father and a not-clothes-obsessed mother, Dello Russo stalked her friends’ mothers’ closets and tortured her Barbies with relentless restylings. Her first important spree was at age 13: a Fendi handbag, umbrella, tissue holder, wallet, and key chain that she wore all together. “It never rains in Bari, so my friends asked, ‘What are you doing with the umbrella?’ And I said, ‘How should I know? It’s part of the look!’”
Courtesy of W Magazine

Understanding the role that fashion can play at such a young age, Stella McCartney has recently launched her own line: Stella McCartney Kids and needless to say, I for one wish this line was around when I was young.

These pictures remind us that fashion truly is self-expression and it really doesn't matter if your 5 or 45, you do it for yourself.