Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In the Trenches

Fashion news alert! Trench coats are back....Again.

Did they every really leave us? How can a fashion staple such as the eons classic trench every go out of style? Not possible I suppose. And I must admit, anything that makes you look like a secret agent's got my vote.

Trench coats are as famous as the stars who wore and continue to wear them. Remember Bogie and Ingrid Bergman, Hepburn (as in Katherine), Peter Falk's Columbo? Okay, his was kinda rumpled, but still a trench just the same.

Fast forward to the present. Designers have reworked the classic trench with a number of added twists. Sleeves and bottom halves are suddenly missing in action. Ruffles, pastel colors, stripes and all sorts of embellishments give today's modern fashionista choices that would make Bogie blush and Lt. Columbo want to further his investigation.

Here are some of the more interesting versions of the classic Trenchcoat. Feast and enjoy!

Alexander Wang, Aquascutum

Burberry, Christian Dior

Dries Van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier

Loewe, Marc Jacobs

MaxMara, Nina Ricci

Pringle, Roberto Cavalli


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Bold and the BCBG Beautiful

I love BCBG MaxAzria. His impeccable style and detailed tailoring are evidence of his high quality designs. Bold, yet feminine and just a little bit dangerous, BCBG does a rocker chic, even a frustrated one such as myself, proud.

Having said that, and not needing to say much else, feast on these tasty morsels of divalicious style. Sweet!

Herve Leger stretch leather boot

Leather Vest with ribbed trim

Pleated hem leather jacket

Mayda Platform Pump

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Alexander McQueen
Titanic Ballerina Pump

It's December everyone! Where did the year go?! Isn't that the question that begs answering every year? When we think of years in abstract terms, such as, "I'll have to pay on that bill for five years before paying it off," or, "30 year Mortgage," it just seems like such a long time to wait. But when we reduce the future to "one year at a time," or even "one day at a time," the time seems to accelerate and before we know it, it's Christmas and we're about to enter into a new year.

What have you accomplished toward your dreams this past year? I know it's been difficult for me, but even so, I've managed to accomplish more toward my writing, fashion, and art goals this year than I have in many years past put together. With prayer and determination, I found out exactly what I'm capable of doing with the help of the Lord and through the power of God in my life. I have been inspired by many of you and are immensely grateful for all of your comments and visits to my little fashion blog.

FA'SHOE'NISTA is just getting started. This past year, I have expanded to include clothing as well as other accessories in an attempt to broaden the spectrum of my knowledge of what's stylish and functional for today's fashion savvy woman. In the coming year, I will endeavor to include men's fashion and my own personal style and taste. "Inspiration" will be a major component to future posts and I hope to feature more independent designers and artisans in an effort to expose them to a wider audience. I'll also be launching a campaign for subscribers, so please, please, please subscribe to FA'SHOE'NISTA so that I may solidify my numbers for future advertisers. There will be more in depth articles, giveaways, and all sorts of goodies in the coming year.

So, my Loverlees, I hope you'll stick around as FA'SHOE'NISTA! soars to new heights in the stratosphere of fashion and style. Tell all your friends and thank you all for hanging with me! Don't go away, I promise, it can only get better!