The recent runway show featuring modern looks with Habsburg inspiration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston promised to draw a fashion-savvy crowd, so Heather Petrey was determined to stand out. Petrey, a fashion blogger and founder of LAFashionSnob, chose a pink vintage '60s ruffled gown, which she accessorized only with a vintage gold clutch from a family friend.
"I was trying on accessories before heading out; however nothing seemed 'right.' So I just went with the "less is more" motto and it ended up turning out well," she recalled by email.
A fan of vintage clothing, she had wandered into Replay, a popular vintage store on 19th street in the Heights, one day and saw the pink dress hanging on the wall. "It 'called to me' so to speak," she said. "I hadn't worn that particular dress yet and since it seemed like a glamorous affair at the museum, I thought, why not?"
Petrey describes her style as "vintage with flair."
"I love thrifting and shopping at vintage stores in search of that perfect piece. I do have some modern basics, but I wholeheartedly enjoy wearing statement pieces, usually when I'm out-and-about. I love standing out because well, life is short, so why not?"
Petrey says she doesn't necessarily follow trends. "However I do love mixing patterns, prints and textures. I also like finding unique items to wear, such as my current obsession — oversize tassels (from curtains, etc). I've also created my own headwear and jewelry on the whim, for an event usually. My style icons are Rachel Zoe, Iris Apfel and the gals on Advanced Style."
Petrey started her blog in November 2008 after she went to an event in Los Angeles. "While there, I really enjoyed speaking with the local vendors and such, so I thought I'd start a blog covering fashion events. Then it evolved into doing lifestyle, my style, product reviews, etc. Not only do I enjoy writing, but the experiences I've been able to have and the people I've met doing this, are just amazing," she says.
When asked to define style, Petrey refers to her icon Zoe, who say, "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."
"I 100 percent agree. I believe that if you are wearing something you really love to an event or whatnot, it'll shine through your confidence," Petrey says. "Style is not following the masses and creating your own unique persona — through clothing."
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Janet Jackson is releasing her own jewellery line.
The 49-year-old singer announced the news on Tuesday, revealing the range will be called the Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds collection.
The news comes after Janet's incredible appearance draped in diamonds at the BET Awards over the weekend.
Janet ensured she was the centre of attention at the star-studded ceremony, where she accepted the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award, by wearing a heart-shaped necklace from the range.
The jewel, worth $2 million, featured twenty-five carats of Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds and dazzled against the rest of Janet's relatively simple ensemble.
She paired the necklace with a $500,000 Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring for some added sparkle.
And now Janet's fans can emulate their idol in a more affordable manner as she prepares to release her range.
Janet will be showcasing the collection on her Unbreakable World Tour, which starts on August 31 in Vancouver.
As Janet attended the BET Awards on Sunday, she appeared overcome with emotion as she accepted her award.
"My heart is full...," she told the audience. "I'm so grateful for the support you've always given me... my beautiful mother and father, and my entire family, your love is unbreakable.
"Twenty-five years ago, we created Rhythm Nation hoping the world could be a better place. But today there is even more to be done. Let's keep the conversation going.
"And finally, thank you to my loving husband, and to my fans, I love you."Read more here:bridesmaid dress
A BRIDAL shop has been left about $30,000 out-of-pocket after thieves broke in and stole 60 dresses from the Avondale Heights store on Friday night.
Addison Rose by my deb dress on Military Rd was broken into between 8pm on Friday, June 26, and 9.30am on Saturday, June 27.
Manager Jessica, who did not want her last name published, said about 20 of the stolen dresses were ordered specifically for brides-to-be and the remainder of the stolen dresses were off-the-rack.
“We reopened today with the stock that we’ve got and our suppliers have tried to get dresses that have been taken (that were custom-made),” she said.
“Our main concern is making the customers happy. We’re now paying for their dresses.
“I don’t think we’re going to find the dresses.”
Jessica said it was an awful situation given they had discovered their insurance company did not cover theft.
The online business opened its Avondale Heights store front in October.
“It took several years to save enough money to try and buy these dresses and this has happened,” she said.
“We don’t understand why someone would want to come in and do this.
“The dresses are $500 each and it’s about $30,000.”
Constable Matt Steel, of Moonee Valley’s Crime Investigation Unit, said it was believed the thieves broke in by smashing a brick through a back window and gaining access via a laneway.Read more here:evening gowns