Saturday, February 21, 2015

Miss Page

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Ext. The Tivoli Theater - Day
Outside the theater, she waited, beneath the grey sky with lights in her eyes. These people wanted a show, and she would give them one.

These pictures are so much more street styleish than I usually do, but I really love the look of  the Tivoli downtown, and couldn't think of a better place to take them in an outfit such as this. I was feeling exceptionally whimsical this day, which tends to happen when I put on a red pair of shoes. They most always turn me into Vicky Page, which this time around was my cue to have my favorite Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt to do a little pa de deux with my Forever 21 peter pan collar top. See now how the theater seemed the only appropriate place to take these photos?! 

The Red Shoes, is one of my favorite ballets and movies. If you haven't seen it, I'd go ahead and add that to your Netflix List ASAP, or your mental Need To See list of ballet's. With an unique plot and one of the best uses of technicolor there ever was, it's almost like a grown up fairy tale/horror story done beautifully. What's even better, is they both do the ending right, which isn't something that can't be said about every work!

Credits:
Jacket & Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Alexandra Grecco
Shoes: Koko Shoetique
Gloves: Aldo


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Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

Tulle Skirt, Lace Peter Pan Collar Top, Red Heels, Romantic, Whimsical, Fashion Blogger, Ballerina, Movies, Ballet, The Red Shoes, Movie Blogger

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Diners and Drive-Ins Lookbook


Hello humans! I'm coming to you from a week full of rain, ice, and sleet to bring you a new  lookbook comprised of two of my favorite 50's inspired posts, Heartbreak Milkshake and Drive-In Darling. Plus, they both had the same color scheme, so it just felt right. Red, white, and black, are apparently my favorite colors for eating french fries and sipping milkshakes. Anyways, I'm really hoping the bad weather lets up some tomorrow so I can get out and take some pictures...and just get out of my house in general, honestly. Until then, I'll just have myself another cup of tea. See ya in a day or two! Promise!

Oh, on a side note, I know that I'm still new to the whole video thing, but if anyone reading this is old to it, then feel free to share any advice that you might have with me, as I really am trying to improve my skills and keep my videos from being the same old same old. Thank you in advance!


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Drive-In Darling

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

Ext. Nikki's Drive In - Day
Sipping on a freshly popped Coke she slips another quarter in the jukebox just as the sun begins to set behind the city skyline. She tightens her ponytail and orders a side of fries before pulling the stranger in the booth across from her on the floor to dance.

Two pants outfits in a row? What in the what? It must seem a bit odd coming from a skirt/dress loving type loving type like myself, but I gotta say it's been cold and that hasn't given me much motivation to keep my legs perfectly shaved every single day. Ladies, I know you feel me. I like to refer to this specific pair of denim as my Elvis jeans, as they never fail to put my in a 50's, rep lip, cold Coke, and bobby socks, sort of mood. Not one to fight that sort of thing, I pulled on my new Coca-Cola sweater that I'm pretty obsessed with, a polka dot bandanna that I don't wear often enough, and my ruffle socks and black heels, which I might wear a little too often...¯\_(ツ)_/¯. A little personal bit about me, I have a bit more of an attachment to Coca-Cola than most people might, as my late Papaw used to work there so the logo was found all in my grandparent's house, including the upside down glass Coke bottle that he stuck in the end of their fence and no one chose to remove. It's the one thing that everyone in my family can feel some sort of connection to, so I like wearing this sweater for more than just it's cute design, but for the smile it would probably put on my Granny's face.

This outfit seemed like the perfect one to wear for dinner at Chattanooga's second oldest restaurant, Nikki's Drive-In, which is still true to it's original design from when it used to operate as a drive-in (I wish so bad it still did!) rather than a walk in restaurant, and has a gorgeous overlook of the city. Night or day, this is the place to have a hamburger and a Coke...and a smile. Sorry, had to it.

Credits:
Sweater: Target
Jeans: GAP
Socks: American Apparel
Heels: Forever 21

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50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

50's style, retro, coca cola, vintage outfit, gap high waist jeans, socks and heel, bandana, 50's style hair, drive in, fashion blogger

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Ruby

If you have been following my blog for long, or even not long at all, you know that I like to stick to outfit posts and videos for the majority of my content. It has been rare that I break out of that mold, but when I was contacted by Roger Wood's team about his new product The RUBY, I knew I wanted to make an exception, as he is a Chattanooga native himself, and I support people rooted in small worlds going on to do big things, especially when that small world is in fact my own town. 

Over the past few years, we've really seen wearable technology become a concept adopted by many, including the fashion industry which is a rather big deal considering that is a feat that many new products fail at. Allow me to make a Clueless reference, where the fashion industry are Cher and Dionne, who can't let just anyone sit with them - as if!- however, they do include the right newbies like Tai (ahem, wearable technology). The RUBY, is one of the latest of these devices, and I'm sure will turn out to be one of my favorites. It is designed as a brooch to be worn on your collar or lapel and will notify you when one of your friends within your self picked constellation of contacts texts or calls your phone. Being a brooch lover myself (proof here) because of their vintage/glamorous aspect the RUBY would fit easily into my style aesthetic, while keeping me from the annoyance of having to keep my phone in hand at all times.

Below, I have posted an interview with the designer, Roger Wood, given by Desiree Ontiveros, and would love to hear your thoughts on the RUBY and fashion forward wearable technology itself. Feel free to comment below or tweet me @dear_desirae_. 




The New Frontier of Industrial Design: Fashion meets Technology.

We speak with Roger C. Wood veteran designer of ORION, a company specializing in fashion wearable accessories.
by Desiree Ontiveros

It’s Friday night, you and your group are on the move. So many parties to attend, so many people to see. Your bestie had a late flight back from business trip in San Francisco. This means your phone is likely resting on the table and you are frequently looking at the screen making sure she isnt missed so you can join the festivities.  As you engage with the rest of the group and continue to have the best time ever, looking at your phone becomes a distraction. The RUBY, ORIONs most buzzed about product is a fashionable solution to instant communication of the social set.  RUBY is a crafted piece of luxury jewelry, designed as a modern architectural butterfly brooch.  Fixed to your lapels or pockets as a luxury accessory, RUBY will notify you when our bestie has texted or called and at the touch of a button, so you can tell her exactly where we are sitting.  We speak to Roger C. Wood, veteran designer in both the fashion and tech sector, and the design mind behind the product to find out how RUBY is going to change the way we communicate forever.

DO: RUBY seems like an advanced concept in both the technological and fashion stratosphere. Tell us in laypersons terms how RUBY works?
RCW: RUBY is a luxury communications accessory, which we will fix to our lapels or pockets. Connected via an app to your phone, you will create a “constellation” of 45 of your most important contacts. It works on the Orion network. Imagine a beautiful version of Nextel or Virgin Mobile. It is wearable tech, but actually mid-luxury finish, on par with David Yurman or Alexis Bittar, two designers that I admire.

DO: Your promise seems to be that for busy professionals, the RUBY makes staying in touch more fashionable.  What was your inspiration behind the creation of this device? 
RCW: The inspiration behind RUBY has always been to keep people connected in a beautiful way. All three co-founders of the company thought deeply about the concept for years. There is now rule that says instant contact devices must be heavy, awkward and unappealing.

DO: How do you see RUBY being used on the Orion network? 
RCW: We are connecting our products to a timeless human ritual. The first time you’re collaborating on a great project, you never forget that feeling, and we want to be a part of that. Whether it’s a small personal thing, like planning a surprise birthday party with friends or something big and glamorous, like working the press line at the Oscars. We want RUBY to be there with you.

DO: Let’s talk more about the beauty part. We love the sleek architectural design of the piece. Is there a specific piece of architecture that influenced the design of the RUBY? 
RCW: It began with a whimsical notion, a kind of dream. I imagined a kaleidoscope of butterflies resting camouflaged on the side of a beautiful modernist building, like the Broad Family Art Museum. Then, two talented young designers Arlen Abraham and Sylvia Wu entered the design process. We traded sketches back and forth, sometimes adding and erasing each others lines. Wed walk through downtown San Francisco, looking for concepts, taking them apart, talking, sharing. A general design direction emerged, and a brand narrative flowed from it. I draw energy from the people around me. I draw more energy from Arlen and Sylvia than any other designers.

DO: The RUBY is such a fashion forward piece in the form of a brooch, which we think is the epitome of vintage luxury. Is there a person who is your style muse who directly influenced creating such a timeless accessory?
RCW:  The spirit of Diana Vreeland inspires me. she wore brooches, and I think we need a new Vreeland to wear ours. Let me know which celebrities you have in mind!

DO: Who do you see as your modern day muse for the RUBY concept?
RCW: Maggie Betts is my modern muse. She is chic, fresh and classic all at once. She has the unstudied elegance of Amanda Burden, the dignity of Carolina Herrera, and the sunny charisma of a pop star. Her life, her style and her social sphere is the embodiment of the past, and future, of America. She is the spirit of RUBY.

DO: You went from the mobile phone industry to working in fashion. Tell me more about how those experiences merged to form the idea of the RUBY.  
RCW: Many designers in technology project functionality, they’re trying to tell you how it works. That’s good. But, fashion accessories designers are trying to convey emotion through craftsmanship, concepts and heritage. The depth of emotion possible with a product like this is limitless because it focuses on keeping people together. We think the emotions you experience with groups are exhilarating, and RUBY is a vehicle to get us to those great emotions.

DO: Whats next for ORION Accessories? Are there plans for a new roll out of an entire collection?  Earrings that double as earpieces, rings, watches, anything else?
RCW: You will have to wait and see until next season! We have an amazing team. When people collaborate as a group, they can do anything.

The RUBY launches in AW15. Prices will range from $400 to several thousand dollars.  Please visit www.orionlabs.co for updates on the launch and to pre-order and start you very own constellation. Follow the RUBY story on social media  @exploreruby #exploreruby
Desiree Ontiveros is a veteran fashion curator, follow her on Instagram @thestylecontingent.


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bluer Than Velvet Were Her Eyes

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retro, lana del rey style, mad men style, 60's outfit, blue jeweled forever 21 sweater, disco pants, forever 21, fashion blogger

Int. The Foyer - Day

Sitting by the window, she writes in her journal and peers out at the city buzzing below before retiring to the settee to think back on the day and make plans for the night as the sounds of Tony Bennett's "Blue Velvet" fills the air.

Sateen fabrics have long been a favorite of mine, so when I came across these black pair of disco pants at Forever 21 I knew I had to make them mine. Paired with a fuzzy jeweled sweater, the look is nothing but lux. One thing, I am still working on though is the current state of my beehive skills. I have been blessed/cursed with fine straight hair that does rebels against volume at all costs. This has sent me to the world of YouTube tutorials and root boosting serums to try and recreate the look. If you have any tips for me, please don't hesitate to leave them below. Maybe with enough practice and hairspray I'll be able to post my own tutorial one day. #goals

Credits:
Head to toe Forever 21 

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