Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things to Avoid while studying for Finals

1. Visit Meowmania.com
2. Look for square toe over the knee boots for fall
3. Wash the dishes for your whole family
4. Go to the grocery store to buy balsamic vinegar
5. Update your fashion blog
6. Watch the Devil Wears Prada
7. Talk on the phone
8. Pretend that you are interested in Basketball and watch the Laker game
9. Plan out your next meal (chocolate cake)
10. Spend time with your incredibly annoying little brother.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jil Sander Navy Collection

As revealed earlier this year, Jil Sander will be debuting a lower priced capsole collection (Navy Collection) later this year. Unfortunately, the collection debut has been pushed back to Spring 2010. Fortunately, prices of this collection are "less expensive than expected." Prices will range from about $125 to $1,000. Below is a preview of the collection. More information to come.

Photos: Refinery29

Velvet for Uniqlo

Begining on June 17th, Velvet will be launching several "mini collections" for Uniqlo. Included in this upcoming collection will be dresses, tops, and harem pants that retail from $15.90 to $19.90. The next installation will be in September, which consists cashmere items of clothing priced from $99.90 to $129.90.

Photo: TheCut

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

I am absolutely loving the Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop Spring/Summer 2010 collection! Debuting in the New York Topshop on May 20th and available soon online, this line seems to be "fun" and different. Prices will range from about £55 to £300.

ALSO, Kate Moss's Spring/Summer 2010 collection for Topshop launches May 20th! To watch a preview of the collection in a video, click HERE.

Below are photos from the collection.

Photos courtesy of Nitrolicious.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The good, the bad and the Gap

Remember those Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes that I "oh so loved?" Well... After a long effort of tracking the shoes down in my size, I was finally granted the opportunity to own my very own pair of Pierre Hardy for Gap wedges! Unfortunately, to cut the story short, I returned them because the wedges were WAYY to high for my liking and the sandals were a bit too intricate for my ankles. Anyhow, they were beautiful and most likely look fantastic on another's feet- just not mine! Below are photos from my short-lived experience with the Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes. They now rest peacefully on another's feet. Next time better luck?




*Thank you to my lovely foot model

Dear Readers,

I apologize for the recent "pause" in blogging. The school part of my life has almost completely taken over for the past few weeks, and I regret to inform you (and myself) that this "pause" will continue for another couple of weeks. I will try to update as frequently as possible, though! Thank you understanding and for following Shine Through Blog.




Watch 30 rock
Eat a pretzel
Buy a cat
Go to a persian food restaurant
Call your grandmother
Bake a batch of cupcakes
Ride on a spinning Teacup
Paint your dog pink
Feed you iguana

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chanel's Remember Now movie

I am slightly obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld's newest short video "Remember Now." For a reason I am unaware of, his knowledge of beauty, glamor and allure transfer very beautifully on screen. Actually, this ability seems to make every girl incredibly envious of the life of these models. What a life! Created for the St. Tropez cruise 2010 collection, this short film features models Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Heidi Mount, Karolina Kurkova, Baptiste Giabiconi and DJ/Model Leigh Lezark. Although the video is "slightly awkward" and the models have a bit of a hard time with the acting, it is "fun" and upbeat. Not to mention, BEAUTIFUL clothing and people alike! To view this video, click HERE.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pierre Hardy for Gap Spring/Summer 2010 Collection- Available TOMORROW

Pierre Hardy's Spring/Summer shoe collection for Gap will be available in Gap stores and online starting tomorrow morning! To view this collection, click HERE! To shop, click HERE. Don't forget- designer collaboration collections usually sell out very quickly, so make sure to visit a Gap store or go online as soon as possible. Happy shopping!

**Update: I am incredibly confused... For some very strange reason, I cannot figure out how to purchase these shoes online! I have a feeling that they are only available in stores! I have a pair of the jean wedges on hold... Let's hope that they are still there tomorrow!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Liberty of London for JCrew

Liberty of London has striked again! This time, the English fabric company has collaborated with J Crew to produce a limited-time collection for both men and women. Unbeknownst to me, the collection has been out for quite some time, yet, it has accumulated almost no press! Click HERE to shop the (very tiny) collection. 

Photos: JCrew.com

Monday, May 3, 2010

H&M Fall 2010 Lookbook

It's barely Summer and H&M has published its Fall 2010 Lookbook! Is it time to bring out our coats, hats and scarfs? I hope not, because I have yet to put on a bathing suit and sandals this year! Anyhow, I am completely loving this collection already!

Below is a preview of the Fall 2010 H&M collection.

Photos: Nitrolicious.com


Completely uninspired and tired of your recent fashion choices? (I certainly am) Try visiting Style.com's Spring Trend Report for some ideas.

Hallelujah: The Pierre Hardy for Gap Summer 2010 Lookbook has Arrived

Shoes, shoes and shoes galore! The Spring/Summer 2010 shoe collaborations have just rolled in, promising us "fashionistas on a budget" a fabulous season for our feet! (FINALLY!) The Pierre Hardy for Gap Summer 2010 lookbook has arrived, bringing joy and happiness to those who enjoy shoes/Gap/Pretty things. Included in this collection, set to arrive in stores and online May 10th, are denim sandals (Priced at $65) and wedges, floral wedges and kakhi-collored wedges (Priced at $110.)

Below, is the Pierre Hardy for Gap Summer 2010 Lookbook.

Photos: Refinery29

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Preview of Payless Summer Collaberations

Payless is notorious for their designer shoe collaborations,which, surprisingly, have been quite tasteful in the past. For instance, the fall 2009 Alice+ Olivia for Payless motorcycle boot not only sold out in about three minutes, but it was also pasted upon every fashion magazine for sometime. This Summer, Alice + Olivia, Christian Siriano and Lela Rose are back with a whole new stock of shoes. Nitrolicious.com has posted a preview of the collections, below. Many of the shoes are already available at Payless Stores and online atPayless.com, while the rest will be arriving in the next few months.

Alice + Olivia For Payless
Breckenridge Bow Platform Sandal Available Now
Alice + Olivia for Payless
Hampton Studded Clog Available Now

Christian Siriano for Payless
Exotic Sling Sandal Available Now

Christian Siriano for Payless
Michelle Printed Peep-Toe Flat Available Now
Lela Rose for Payless

Christian Siriano for Payless

Lela Rose for Payless
Alice + Olivia for Payless

Photos: Payless.com, Nitrolicious.com