FashionDiya of In Her Stilettos Covers Our Event at Style X!

Style X, SXSW’s fashion conference, was a fabulous two days of fashion forward brands, personalized styling and meeting new faces. We set up shop for it at the Austin Convention Center armed with tons of cute spring pieces, loads of gift cards and one special blogger to help us style the lucky winners who attended!
 
Diya, of In Her Stilettos, is a blogger who I have had the pleasure of working with for the past year. She always styles the most amazing outfits on her blog and we were so lucky to have her come down and style the winners of our Twitter contest that we held each day! Make sure to head over to her blog and check out her post for full coverage of the event and more fabulous photos!
 
Diya checking out our racks of cute stuff!
 
Our set up at Style X!
 
Will we see you there next year?
 
(photos courtesy of Diya Liu)

FashionIris Apfel: Ultimate Style Icon

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” – Iris Apfel
 
Move over Carrie Bradshaw! Make way for Iris Apfel, 90-year-old fashion icon and master accessorizer! 
The always stylish Iris Apfel has gained some momentum in the past century as an unlikely celebrity whose fame has been constructed almost entirely around her unique look.
Round oversized glasses. Bright red lipstick. Bangles of every color and substance covering each of her arms. This is fashion done right!
Before her fame, Apfel and her husband, Carl, started a textile firm, Old World Weavers, whose reproductions of antique fabrics for drapes, curtains, and furniture have graced the stately homes of clients like Estée Lauder and even the White House! Because of this, Apfel has travelled the world and has since gathered many treasures in her closet.
In 2005, that treasure trove was opened up to the world when the Metropolitan Museum of New York staged an exhibition called “Rara Avis: (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel”. Displaying more than 80 of her fabulous ensembles and accessories, Apfel was rocket launched into fame and spawned a myriad of projects, including her jewelry collections with HSN and Yoox.com, a makeup line with MAC Cosmetics, and even a documentary in the works!
Her wonderfully bold style has even made it into the pages of Vogue and The New York Times, as well as a cult favorite of fashion bloggers and admirers of all ages! 
I really hope I’m as cool as Iris Apfel at 90!
Be sure to check out more of Iris Apfel’s looks from the Peabody Essex Museum Exhibit that we all covet!

(Photos courtesy of GiselaAndZoe.BlogSpot.com and RathausArtProjects.com)

FashionLooks We ♥: Luxe

Luxe. What, exactly, do I mean? I’m talking opulence, regality, excess, luxury. Gold, brocade, velvet, pearls, intricate embroidery, jewels; textures fit for a queen. It’s all about Baroque. Dolce & Gabbana got me started on this kick, then Balmain vied for my affection, and Valentino! Gorgeous! Now, I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!
I mean, how gorgeous was Jessica Chastain at the Oscars in Alexander McQueen? The gold embroidery was to-die-for!
The thing is, I’m smitten, and here’s why:
Dolce & Gabbana
Fall 2012
 
… and Spring 2012
 Balmain
Fall 2012
Alexander McQueen
Spring/Pre-Fall 2012
 
Chanel
Pre-Fall 2012
 
Valentino
Fall 2012


…and Spring 2012

Lanvin
Fall 2012
 
Marchesa
Fall 2012



Roberto Cavalli
Spring 2012


Prabal Gurung
Fall 2012

Monique Lhullier
Fall 2012

(Images courtesy of Style.com)

ArtPeople Pixel Portraits

 
Oh hai, Audrey…I mean, all the people dressed in red and black to create the coolest-EVER picture of Audrey.
 
Artist Craig Alan, a 41-year-old New Orleans transplant from California, studied art and theater while in college and has become known throughout the States for his displays of unique visual art. Much of his art has its roots in street portraiture and the human form, evidenced by the incredible “pixelated people” above and blow. Dressed head to toe in either all black or all red, the people are stragetically placed into position so as to create a famous likeness.
 
Pretty sweet, huh?
 
 
 
 
Anybody else secretly want to gather up all your friends now and try to make pixel picturess? 
 
(Pics courtesy of Maxi Tendance. Info courtesy of Vinings Gallery.)

FashionPosh Party at Texas Style Council!

During our time spent in Austin and with our friends at TxSC, we teamed up with some other amazing sponsors to mingle with Fashion Bloggers at the Posh Party!
 
Sponsored by Poshmark, a rad new app that let’s you sell item from your closet with the click of your iPhone Camera, this Posh Party was full of talented bloggers and the most stylish group of ladies I have seen! With snacks from Kind and tons of Honest Tea to go around, we all had a blast! Thanks Texas Style Council for another great conference!
 
Here are some photos of the night’s festivities!
 
Our world-famous wheel loaded up with prizes and gift cards!
 
On top of fab clothing items, jewelry and gift cards, we always give away shopping sprees on Twitter as well! Make sure to follow us for more giveaways and LuLu*s fun!
 
Julie and Amy hanging out and looking super cute in polka dots and burnt orange hues! 
 
Julie, spinning away! I think she won a pretty blue dress if I recall.
 
Alessandra and I having a blast meeting new bloggers and chatting with old friends!
 
Hanging out at the Poshmark booth, finding more about their awesome app!
 
Alessandra chatting with a party-goer and showing off some of our cute accesories!
 
Some of our favorite bloggers hanging out and enjoyng the evening!
 
Will you be at Texas Style Council next year? Hope we get to meet you then. Want to see more pics of the event? Click here for the full album!
 
(Photos courtesy of Adam Towner via The Swapoholics!)