Friday, January 30, 2009

Urban Outfitters Gets it Wrong!

I LOVE Urban Outfitters!!! The styles are always right on, the price point is great, and they have stores everywhere, plus an awesome online store. So when I went to buy a swimsuit online for this summer, I was really excited to see what new styles they were going to have. When I opened the swimsuit portion of the site, my eyes couldn't believe what they were seeing. They chose the WRONG model to wear these suits! She has no waist! How did such a big brand get it so wrong? Customers are going to be completely distracted and probably leave the site immediately. UGH!

I would rather see a bunch of models with different shapes and sizes and show the variety of swimsuits appropriate for their shape. But of course, no retailer does this. Wishful thinking I suppose. Here are the wrong suits for her shape and right suits below. This a great example of how to wear the suits if you happen to have no waist, so I thank them for that.


Don't wear a small print with a low hip line.

Don't wear straight vertical stripes if your hips are already straight linesDon't wear a boy cut suitDO

Do wear a suit that makes the eye look to the middle and up.

Do wear embellishments in the upper middle portion of your body.
Do wear a higher hip line and a tri-colored suit that breaks the lines in the body.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

High Fashion Climbing

Not very many people know that I rock climb. It's sort of my hobby away from fashion. Kind of funny actually, I'm known as "the girl who wears hoop earrings while she climbs". Who says you can be fashionable and climb at the same time?

What the heck, every one needs to brag once in a while right?

Here I am.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

I don't know why I haven't written about my husband's band yet. Better yet, my husband. His name is Bart and I think he has great style. So much so, I let me tell me what to wear. I don't care how much people think that because you're a stylist you know what to wear all the time because it's not true. Most of the time I get approval from Bart and he always tells me the truth which I really appreciate.

Bart plays for a band called Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband. I've had the pleasure of styling them on a few photo shoots though I didn't style this particular picture (below). It's been fun styling men because it's not something I usually do. In fact, I consider myself an idiot when it comes to menswear. But I gave it a try.

You'll love their music. It's kind of hard to pin down to a genre but I think it's a mixture of bluegrass, rock and country. Sort of sounds like Dave Matthews Band. Go ahead, click on a picture and you'll be directed to their website. Maybe they'll will be playing a venue near you soon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tucker Style

Tucker by Gaby Basora! Wow! These are sure to look good on any body shape. I particularly love the variety of feminine prints and there's a style for every season too. Why can't more brands do this? If you don't know what I mean, just check out the site.

Click on a picture to go to their website:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby Zoe Born!

My little girl was born on Dec. 2, 2008. It's been a great 6 weeks, or is it 7 now? (losing track of time these days) Having two kids is a lot easier than I thought. Lil' Zoe has been an angel for so far, which means I'm getting more than 5 hours of sleep at night.

Anyway, now back to blogging more.......I hope.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sundance, Models and Shaun White!

The other night I went to this great party put on by Elite and Vice Magazine. It was extremely exclusive (apparently that means you're cool if you get in) and there were plenty of supermodels and movie stars to hang out with. I had the pleasure of going with two of the models that I scouted: Daniel Vacca, and Erin Reese, both who will soon be HUGE successes! And never in my life have I witnessed two people who don't know each other wearing the SAME purple dress they've both owned for years. Daniele and Erin didn't think it was very funny but I was laughing.

Anyway, Erin Reese was cool enough to hang out with Shaun White and even go snowboarding with him the next day. NOT FAIR! Although I did enjoy leaving the party early to go home to my little baby. How lucky am I? Very, lil' Zoe B is way cooler than Shaun White. he he

This is Erin and Shaun.