Edgy and Classic,Funky yet Timeless–Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes

The Art of Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker and Miranda Kerr and their Nicholas Kirkwood Sandals
Blake Lively (2012), Sarah Jessica Parker(2010), Miranda Kerr (2011) and their Nicholas Kirkwood Sandals

 On Blake Lively (left)

Dress: Opening Ceremony (no in store yet, adore this version)
Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood Patent leather-trimmed satin sandals (love this color!)
Accessories: similar belt, bangle and earrings


Lesson 3: One bag takes you from fall to summer (Style Lessons from Olivia Palermo)

Olivia Palermo and her Miss Dior Ostrich Bag

Fashion icon Olivia Palermo never lets us down. We can always learn something new from her new look, especially her talented pairing skills of mixing high and low. That’s why I dedicate this series post. (here are Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 )


Denim and Leather in Rock ‘n’ Roll Culture — Fashion Lessons from Rock of Ages

Julianne Hough in her denim bottoms (skirt and shorts)
Julianne Hough in her denim jacket and top

Sitting in the theater and watching Rock of ages, I was deeply touched by the carefree spirit of rock ‘n’ roll and the beauty of 80s fashion. Grow up in a traditional family, I used to misunderstand rock musicians–as other no-fans–to a sub-stream group who were as quaintly naive at best, childish and irrelevant at worst.