Get In-Shape for the Summer with “Skinny Bitch!”

It’s that time of year again…. Beach season. Everyone wants to get that perfect bikini body. But where do you start? There are so many diets and fads out there. Which one do I pick?

The key is just to BE HEALTHY. Exercise and eat well! But what actually is eating well? Recently, I just read the book, “Skinny Bitch” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, both former models AND nutritionists.

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Book Review: “Gunn’s Golden Rules”

Gunn’s Golden Rules:
Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work

I happened to stumble upon this book in the library while I was looking for some particular fashion design books. It was published last year, but for some reason I hadn’t heard of it. I was more than excited when I found this book because I am a huge Tim Gunn fan, thanks to Project Runway. From the small glimpses we get of him from the show, Gunn always seemed to me as a such a proper and an intelligent man.

I am not a reader at all, but his book is extremely entertaining! His book features 18 different “rules” that he has learned from his own experiences. He presents each rule in its own chapter, featuring cute anecdotes and other “did that really happen?!” moments from the fashion world.  Even though there are so many “life’s lessons” books published, Gunn offers a practical view to the world. His writings and rules are not over exaggerated like some books nor are they too dismal. His “rules” are rather light-hearted suggestions that he has found useful in his life and his career.

Gunn also examines thoroughly the fashion industry by making an effort to look past all the glitz and glam. He’s surely not afraid to call it as it is. Gunn describes some of the most ridiculous situations that he’s been in as examples of “dont’s” for his rules. Some of his stories about the richest and most influential designers are beyond shocking. But nonetheless, he doesn’t put anyone down; he, instead, comically jokes about the situations, such as the incident regarding Martha Stewart and Diet Coke.

Overall, the book is whimsical and offers a fun spin on life and the fashion industry. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone who is interested in fashion or is looking for a career in it. It is a quick read, but insightful and fun.

Rule 1: Make It Work! Rule 2: The World Owes You… Nothing. Rule 3: Take the High Road. Rule 4: Don’t Abuse Your Power–or Surrender It. Rule 5: Get Inspired If It Kills You.

If I had gone to the Royal Wedding…

I would have worn this…

(With something to cover my shoulders, of course. I don’t think the Queen would think it to be proper otherwise.)

It’s from the Spring 2011 RTW collection by Proenza Schouler. I believe Kristen Stewart wore this dress for a photo-shoot for Vogue (?), but I could be mistaken. Nonetheless, I adore this dress!

What would you have worn?

30 Day Hair Challenge: The Messy Top Knot


Time: 2 minutes
Products: Hairspray, Hair tie

The top knot is a classic runway look. It can be messy, sleek, braided, or bulbous. It’s quick and easy to do, yet perfect to add some sophistication to your look in a second.

Personally, I like to do this look when I am running late in the mornings. It’s super simple. All you need is a hair tie and if you are feeling up to it, some hairspray. It’s a good look to do when you want to keep your hair out of your face for the day. If you have bangs like I do, I usually pin them up with bobby pins to get a cleaner look.

Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

I hope y’all got a lot of good loot this year! I am totally stoked because my parents bought me a Kenmore sewing machine! I can’t wait to share with you all my craftiness! 🙂

Kiss kiss,


Book Review: Lauren Conrad Style

In the Hollywood scene, Lauren Conrad has always been a trendsetter since she starred in Laguna Beach. Now Lauren is taking her style from the magazines and red carpet events and putting it in writing. Released in October, Lauren wrote her very own style guide. Being an LC fan, I pre-ordered the book the instant I heard about. I figured it would be fun to review her book for my site because I know a lot of my readers admire her as much as I do!

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Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic and fashionable women ever to walk among the stars. Her elegance and class was what set her apart from the other women of her time. Nowadays, that old-Hollywood sophistication has been overrun by the image of perfection— skinny, blonde, and tan.

Read on for our style guide on how to get Audrey Hepburn’s classic looks from her movies!

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