SUGAR AND SPICE: Glitz And Glam With A Taste Of Old Hollywood!

November 27, 2012

   Hola Fashionistas/os! I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was filled with delicious food and memories that will last a lifetime. This time of the year always has me reminiscing about old Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and the classic Audrey Hepburn. After watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I couldn't help but feel like Old Hollywood has disappeared a bit on us. So, this week I am bringing it back to you through a little glitz and a touch of glam. 
   I recently had the pleasure of working with Photographer Grace Murney on the set of her Fearful Symmetry shoot. I had the fabulous task of dressing her model's for a high fashion photo shoot. My goal was to achieve an edgy "look" through formal wear. In the end, I found a hint of Old Hollywood Glamour lingering in these pieces. 
   First and and foremost Fashionista's, every girl should own a little black dress. It's the must have staple to every ladies wardrobe. Society will never forget how Audrey Hepburn dazzled us in her little black dress and sunglasses. My Fashionista is wearing a little black sequined dress from my very own closet. I purchased this piece years ago from Banana Republic. You can find a similar piece from BCBGMAXAZRIA. What to pair with this extravagant piece you might ask? A pair of black suede booties from Giuseppe Zanotti would look gorgeous and to lighten the mood, add a gorgeous clutch to hide all your little goodies in from Judith Leiber. For a little "glitz" in your life, a little black dress is the way to go. It's a timeless piece that every woman deserves to have. 
   If you're feening for a more glamourous vibe this week, here's how to get it. My other Fashionista is sporting another look pulled straight off the racks of my closet. She's wearing a pair of faux leather pants with a black see through top that can be purchased from Zara. To finish the look off throw on a faux fur coat and some sparkly earrings. Marilyn Monroe with an edge, if that's even anymore possible, is what this look is going for. When shopping for a look like this, keep your color choices in the same range. Black and grey's go fabulous together when trying to pull off a deep and edgy vibe. 

Tip: To pull these looks even more together, side part your hair and pull it back into a low bun. Draw some cat eyes on those big beautiful baby blues and head on out to Hollywood.

Glitz vs. Glam

Check out my style board for helpful tips when shopping for the Glitz vs. Glam look. 

Alicia G. 

Photo credit:
Photographer: Grace Murney
Models: Chandel McDonie and Winston Caroline Gow
Hair/MUA: Samantha Kristine Waldron
Stylist: Alicia Gonzalez

DENIM ALL OVER:This Fashionista Wears Denim Blues In Different Hues!

November 20, 2012

Denim Blues In Different Hues 
    Denim blues in different hues is our theme for this week Fashionista's! Whether you're cruising down Broughton Street in Savannah, GA or rolling down the Pacific Coast Highway, this look will get you to where you want to be. Long gone are the days of "mom jeans," nowadays jeans are the sexy casual trend that will make you feel like a million bucks. My Fashionista has hit this "look" on the bullseye. 
Thanks to companies like 7 For All Mankind, jeans are available to us in a wide variety of washes AND colors. To perfect my look of the week, pick up a pair of Skinny In Dusk Night Sky jeans. The great thing about skinny jeans is that they flatter all shapes and sizes and they are super easy to accessorize. Pair them with some Frye Riding Boots like my Fashionista or dress them up a tad with these metallic high heels. Whichever you prefer, your look is bound to kill. Polish this trend off with a denim shirt from TOPSHOP or for a rocker feel, wear this graphic t-shirt with a MOTO Denim Worker jacket. The important thing to remember is to mix and match your hues. If you wear a dark wash jean on the bottom, place a light wash denim jean shirt on the top to break up the monotony. The difference of hues will leave a lasting impression on innocent bystanders. 

How To Get The Look!
   Wondering how to finish this ensemble off? For those chilly days, a two toned beanie matched with a chunky belt will do the trick. Or if you're not a "hat" person, a cashmere scarf will have you commanding the streets too. Check out my style board for tips on what to look for when shopping this look. 

Tip: Long gone are the days where denim was considered frumpy. Turn your wardrobe upside down with a variety of denim washed jeans. They are a fabulous addition to your already fabulous wardrobe. Whether you wear them casually or spice them up with a heel, your closet can't go on without a pair. A pair of jeans like these are worth every penny and will last you a lifetime.  

Alicia G. 


SWEATER FETISH: Take Note Of This Fashionista's Posh Style!

November 7, 2012

Take out your pens and a piece paper you studious fashion lovers! It's time to take some notes from my featured Fashionista. After the horrible events caused by Hurricane Sandy, the weather has been a bit "under" the normal weather. This mother nature dilemma is the perfect excuse to throw on your warmest sweater dress and kiss that chill goodbye. Finals are certainly in sight but this week we are going to focus on a different kind of learning experience. I am sure many of you are burning the midnight oil as crunch time becomes less and less apparent but in the words of Stacey Bendet "Taking time to live life will only inspire your work." So drop those books and get ready for this posh styling lesson.
   First things first, my Fashionista is sporting a dress from the Korean brand 59 seconds, you can shop their clothing at websites such as for a very fashion worthy price tag. I also came across primo striped, patterned and color blocked dresses available at Nordstrom's. My style guru has topped her dress off with a black belt and buckle from Kimchi Blue, shop their pieces at Urban Outfitters. To complete this look grab a pair of flats from shoe heaven available at Steve Madden

Style tip: If you are looking for a more casual or comfortable look, wear your dress with a  pair of flats. If you want a dressed up and professional look, combine the Chryssa bootie from Coach and a black pair of tights.  

   Lastly, accessorizing this outfit can be fun and quirky. For a charming and playful vibe, wrap this Queen Alice Toggle Necklace around your neck from Tarina Tarantino. Or if you are going for the clean and polished look, frost yourself off with a Sabine Vintage Rhinestone Necklace. The point is to have fun with it! Let loose a little and let your girlie side shine through this week. Winter is obviously here my lovelies, which means the blues are doomed to set in eventually. Try pulling yourself out of your funk by visually pleasing your audience. Think of it as playing dress up and you're bound to be one happy trendsetter. Pencils down because time's up Fashionista's! Our styling session has now concluded. Now get your head's back in those books and ace those finals!

Fashion Always,
Alicia G.