Taylor Tomasi Hill: Stylish Girl



Taylor Tomasi Hill hails from Texas (according to what little is available about her on the internet).  She was accessories editor at Marie Claire but is now artistic director of e-tailer Moda Operandi.  What struck me about Taylor is not only her gorgeous red hair ( – it is an accessory all of its own), but her style is fun and edgy and it looks like she has a lot of fun dressing for the day.



Taylor likes to mix it up, pairing feminine frills with chunky boots and a relaxed attitude.




Layering is her fortè and it is easy to see how well she does it, and being the accessories editor that she is, I love these shots above that prove how adept she is at accessorising her wrist with funky, chunky, (obviously favourite) pieces.



I like her style because one minute she is oozing femininity and the next, she’s rocking a leather jacket, torn denim and killer heels.  Every day her look is different, which is what appeals to me because I am exactly the same with my style.  My mood definitely influences my daily clothing choices and I too love to mix it up.  Colour and texture, scarves and vests make up the essence of her look.

“I’ve been living in my West Village apartment for the past seven years. It’s cozy, but I sometimes feel bad for my husband. My clothing takes up the entire closet and any other spare area in the house. During Fashion Week, our little area that we call the garage in our kitchen, is a makeshift dressing room. The only place I don’t keep clothes or shoes is in the fridge.” – Taylor Tomasi Hill  (… oh to have her issue that I had too many clothes!)

What are your five key wardrobe pieces, things you wear constantly?
1. “Burberry trench coats, a great classic staple for fall or spring.”

2. “Madewell destroyed boyfriend jeans, I dress them up with my YSL heels for the office, or down with sneakers for traveling.”
3. “Punkrose leopard print sneakers, my go-to for days when my feet can’t take anything over .5 inches.”
4. “Chanel bag, I just got a large 2.55 after years of lusting after it. This one is the perfect carryall. My other tiny Chanel bags were always exploding with all the stuff I would try to pack in them.”
5. “My Rick Owens leather jacket, I can mix it with anything for an edgier effect. They are so expensive, but I stay on their radar and email list to make sure I’m always there for the sales.”
(Source: Refinery29)

Taylor’s style is made up of feminine lines with edgy accents, highlighted with rocking boots and wrist bands, and layering – lots and lots of layering people!
I hope we see more of Taylor Tomasi Hill.  I am interested to see how her style evolves over the seasons, as most of these shots were taken in the cooler climes of the Northern winter, because I would love to see how she dresses for the warmer weather.


Ciao for now,



Hx





Sources: GaranceDorè.com, Streetpeeper.com, Jak&Jil.com/blog, Refinery29.com

Liz Goldwyn: Stylish Girl

I first came across Liz Goldwyn in the mid-90s through an article in VOGUE.  I was intrigued for a few reasons, first because she is the grand-daughter of Samuel Goldwyn, an original Hollywood Producer whom co-founded many of the Hollywood studios, most notably MGM.  Liz is also sister to actor/director Tony Goldwyn, known mostly for his role as Carl Bruner in Ghost (1990) and I was also fascinated to learn that Liz has a vast collection of vintage couture, hence her appearance in VOGUE.  

I’m loving her hair here, the headband is so beautiful, it works well with her belt.





Liz Goldwyn has worked in fashion, art, and photography since the age of sixteen. She has produced major fashion shows and art installations, helped establish the fashion department at Sotheby’s New York, and was a global consultant for Shiseido America. She writes feature articles for national magazines, and designs her own collection of jewelry. Her documentary film on burlesque queens, Pretty Things, premiered in July 2005 on HBO.  Currently she is working on a number of projects which include various art installations, and designing her latest jewellery collection for her eponymous label. 


I love this gold glittery dress, she reminds me of an Academy Award.


While still attending college Liz was hired as a consultant and curator for Sotheby’s fashion department. Liz produced the photographing and cataloging of the clothing for several renowned auctions including the Marlene Dietrich Estate auction and mounted the costume exhibition for the Duke & Duchess of Windsor sale. Later as an Associate of Sotheby’s she conceptualized and produced several exhibitions in Los Angeles including: a costume exhibition with Chanel in September 1999, and an installation of video art by Mariko Mori in conjunction with Deitch Projects, which was sponsored by Costume National.

 Liz with her friend Chloe Sevigny.
Rocking the polka dot trend. 

Following her time at Sotheby’s she worked as a global consultant for the cosmetics company Shiseido, where she founded and directed a fashion sponsorship and arts installation program for the company. 



While at Shiseido, Liz started writing a monthly two-page column, titled “Liz Goldwyn: EYE,” for the Japanese magazine, HANATSUBAKI, which she has recently renewed. Her column has appeared in the magazine between 2000-2010.


Liz was named New York Editor of French VOGUE, for 2001-2002 where she contributed essays and articles to the magazine. In October 2008, Rizzoli published an essay by Liz on designer Sonia Rykiel as part of a book on her life. Liz’s freelance writing continues to appear in publications and blogs including The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, C Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.

Liz’s first film, Pretty Things, a documentary that encompasses 9 years of research and first person interviews showcasing 20th century burlesque queens premiered on HBO in 2005 and the CBC in 2006. It is currently shown in museums and universities worldwide. 


Following the documentary, Liz’s first book, Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens, was published worldwide by Harper Collins in 2006.

I think that Liz dresses with original flair.  She loves to wear colour and prints, which she wears well.  I think that she is daring and creative and is a risk-taker, both with her style and her art.

Liz lives in Los Angeles and continues her work with writing, film and jewellery design.




Hx





Sources: lgoldwynfilms.com, Style.com, HarperCollins, Life.com.

Colour Blocking: Orange

Orange has always been a favourite colour.  When I was growing up I had a gorgeous pair of orange linen shorts which I wore to death.  It is a colour that reminds me of the hot summer sun, Fanta and Frosty Fruits iceblocks.  It also reminds me of autumn because of the colour of the falling leaves and the shades of the afternoon sky when the sun is setting.



Orange comes in many different shades.  While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. Even Vivienne Westwood loves orange as her signature shade hair colour is testament to its versatility, don’t you think?



Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.



A dynamic color, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.
Put some orange in your life when you want:

  • to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
  • to become more involved in something
  • to increase creativity
  • relief from things becoming too serious

Take a look below at the lovely model on the catwalk here – her hair is such a gorgeous auburn and in no way does it clash with the fiery red of her gown or her red lipstick, which by the way is perfection.



Of course, like any colour, some people simply refuse to indulge or don’t have the confidence to wear such a bold colour.  But as I have said before, anyone can wear any colour, it is just a matter of finding the right shade!  



Orange is the signature colour of the house of Hermès of course and if I had the choice, my first Hermès bag would be in burnt orange.

Orange makes a statement at Michael Kors, and when used as a contrasting colour it adds vavoom!  

Mrs Beckham has never been one to shy away from making a statement.  She stands out here among a sea of at this fashion show.


Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.  Orange is also the color associated with the Sacral Hara Chakra (sexuality and reproduction), so if you need some help in that area, put some orange sheets on your bed or buy some sleepwear in a similar shade.  You never know, it might just work!

As an accessory or a major fashion piece, orange is undoubtedly a bold colour choice, and one which you shouldn’t shy away from just because it is so. 



If you have been too serious lately and you need to lighten up and have a good belly laugh – then spread a little orange around your life. Remember this is the colour of the the Buddha Belly. Who can resist smiling back at a laughing or smiling Buddha statue?  As a blend of the raw energy and physicality of red, and the sheer happiness of yellow, ORANGE is truly the colour of joy, interaction, creativity and playfulness.



Hx



Sources: dominomag.com, style.com, garancedorè.com, thesartorialist.blogspot.com, jakandjil.com/blog, crystal-cure.com, paintcafè.com

Anna Mouglalis: Stylish Girl

Let’s turn our attention to Anna Mouglalis.  Here we have another fascinating French woman whose sense of style has captured my attention.  She radiates confidence in the pictures I have found of her.  They show her at ease with her style – she wears the clothes, they don’t wear her. 



Anna’s beauty and intense dark eyes has seen her successful acting career diversify into a equally successful modeling career.  This is nothing new however, as many successful actresses and actors are following the same path.  Think Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Franco, Ewan McGregor, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet… the list goes on.



While observing Anna’s style, which is feminine, sexy and classic, it is easy to see how good she looks in the skirts and dresses she so obviously prefers to wear, showing off her perfect pins.









Anna gave birth to a little girl in Saul, in 2007 with her partner French director Samuel Benchétrit, making her one yummy Mummy, wouldn’t you agree?


In 2002 Anna was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the advertisement campaign for the Amateur Allure de Chanel perfume and she’s now one of his “muses” still promoting Chanel bags today.  



Her colour palette is mostly subdued, choosing black, grey and pale prints, but occasionally she likes to dazzle us with a bold red statement and dramatic makeup that shows up her gorgeous pale skin.



Anna is a regular at Paris Fashion Week often photographed by Garance Dorè and Tommy Ton of Jak&Jil.





Mouglalis was cast as Coco Chanel in the 2009 film Coco & Igor, directed by Jan Kounen. The film was chosen to close the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.


Anna has an excellent likeness to Coco Chanel in the film, I can’t wait to see it – basically I want to see how she compares to Audrey Tautou!





Hx



Sources: Garance Dorè, Jak&Jil, Google.com

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