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Fall 2009 Fashion Guide

August 20, 2009

Must Have Items:

  • Big Leather Tote
  • Neon Jewelry
  • Long Boots
  • Vintage Little Black Dress
  • Neutral Overcoat
  • Leather Jacket
  • Acid wash jeans

What’s big this season? 
Layers! The look this season is all about topping on those accessories to create a fresh, sophisticated look.  Start with a long tank or tee, top it with a hipster blazer, throw on some eye-popping jewelry with a headband and you’ll look on-the-go stylish. 

What’s one item everyone must have? 
A pair of boots.  Leather or suede, the material doesn’t matter; neither does the style.  Boots with buckles and layers include much of what this season’s look is all about.  In a perfect world, I’d recommend you have a pair of scrunched black suede boots to wear on a trendy night out on the town, and a pair of brown leather boots to wear for a simple daytime look. Boots can make an outfit happen. 

What should you keep in the closet? 
This season, I’d keep those UGG boots everyone has in the closet.  The new vintage trend is all about individuality and expressing oneself.  If you want to follow these fall trends, you need to dig a little deeper and search harder for what’s out there.  Instead of going to the same department store every year for clothes and shoes, try going to a thrift store – you never know what you may find. 

What is the inspiration of the fall 2009 trends? 
I think a lot of the fall 2009 trends are vintaged inspired.  Trends seem to be going for a casual, edgy look, which vintage is completely capable of.  However, it does depend on your style.  Here are a few chic trends I’ll elaborate on, so choose which fits your personality the best:

Edgy Biker Chic: Acid washed or dark skinny jeans, paired with a graphic tee and layered with a leather jacket. This look is vintage inspired from the 70s for a free spirited soul with lots of charisma. 

Edgy Biker Chic- Rachel Bilson

Log Cabin Chic:  This look is designed for anyone looking for a down-to-earth, laid back style this fall.  Plaid shirts, boyfriend jeans, and a pair of retro sneakers and a bandana will make this outfit have a personality of its own. 

Log Cabin Chic- Kristen Stewart

Girly Chic: Colors, ruffles, pleated skirts- this 50s inspired look is simply adorable.  Find a pleated skirt and pair it with black tights, a ruffled moth-colored top and a headband and it’ll look cute and attention seeking for all the right reasons. 
 

Girly Chic- Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester)

So if you haven’t already, get started on shopping for this season’s trends.  Don’t forget to start in your closet.

Meet the “Gaudy” Girls: Julianne

July 15, 2009

JulianneWhere are you from?
I was born in LaGrange and currently reside there.

What is your profession/major? (What school do you go to?)
I’m a senior at Lyons Township High School – a school with two campuses and 4000 students!

Personal aspirations/hopes:
Travel a lot, meet a lot of people, live each day to the fullest and try not to run into things and get big bruises.

 

Professional goals:
I want to work in the movie industry and produce, write and direct.

Favorite movies?
Once, Shakespeare in Love, Legally Blonde and Mean Girls.

What TV shows are you currently watching/still addicted to?
Too many! Gilmore Girls, The OC, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock, The Office, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Privileged, Heroes and many more… 

What kind of music do you like? What bands are you listening to?
I like a lot of Indie music – Death Cab, The Stars, Ingrid Michaelson. Some of the bigger name bands I like are Radiohead and Coldplay.

Favorite/essential book?
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.

What do you like to do for fun?
I’m in charge of a TV show at my school which I write and direct, so that takes up a lot of my time.  I also have a job working with little kids.

Things you love? (People, places, things, etc…)
Accessories, fun colors, little boutiques that no one’s heard of, London, Hollywood, my cell phone that barely works and writing.  And since he’s dead now, Michael Jackson. 

Favorite Designer?
Gotta love Chanel.  I also like lines by Juicy Couture and Free People.

Favorite fashion/beauty magazine?
InStyle.

Favorite clothing item/accessory that you own?
My braided golden belt because once it goes on, it makes all my outfits look really put together.

How would you describe your personal style? 
A lot of people say I’m boho girly. I don’t think I have a certain style, it really just depends on my mood.

One thing you’ll never wear?
CROCS!!

Style icons?
Kate Hudson and Rachel Bilson.

Style Icon - Rachel Bilson

Style Icon - Kate Hudson

What is your most recent purchase?
A cardigan from Gap I got on sale – I like it because it goes with everything.

Do you have any style rules?
Don’t cross over clothing items that don’t belong together –  don’t wear a fancy skirt with a hoodie.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Stars Hollow – too bad it only exists in Gilmore Girls.

Obsessed with/can’t live without?
Water bottles.

Your perfect day?
Mani/Pedis at 10:00 a.m., eat a salad and drink lemonade by the pool, go shopping, eat at a sushi restaurant, go out for ice cream afterwards, come home and watch TV reruns under the covers.

Guilty pleasure?
Listening to the song “Pokerface” by Lady GaGa.

Favorite food?
Chocolate ice cream.

What are you an expert of/random knowledge?
I can memorize birthdates and numbers.

What web site do you have to check everyday?
Facebook of course.