Audition

This week I had the opportunity to audition for an AMC pilot.  After my agent called I realized that I had not updated my headshots.  Refusing to give in to panic, I grabbed my photographer mom and headed outdoors. Hoodie:  Juicy Couture T-shirt:  J. Crew Jeans:  Joe’s Shoes:  Nike Ideally, an actor goes to a […]

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Links a la Mode

Hey, Hey, Good Lookin’   Edited by: Taylor Davies This week’s link round up is full of shopping and outfit inspiration – it seems like the community is in a very fashionable mood of late (not that you aren’t always!). Some of you are looking forward to fall, some are building your wardrobe of essentials […]

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Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Recently, I wrote about seven key basics that make planning outfits a cinch.  A capsule wardrobe is a similar idea.  A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items considered essential.  The pieces should compliment each other in order to create multiple outfits. Planning a capsule wardrobe is a great way to […]

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My First Vogue

Vogue December 1998 This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to share their most memorable fashion moment.  For me it was the first time I read Vogue.  I was thirteen years old, and my dad surprised my mom with the December issue.  It was kind of a big deal for two reasons.  First, my family did […]

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The Shoe Project

This week’s IFB Project is The All-Shoes-One-Photo Challenge.  I’ll be honest.  These are not all of my shoes.  A move earlier this year means that I still have random boxes packed away with shoes I do not wear very often and even a few childhood favorites I will never wear again.  However, even with those pairs […]

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Links a la Mode

Independent Fashion Bloggers have given my blog a very kind shout out in their round up of favourite blog post links this week! My recognized post was about the wardrobe of fictional style icon Zoe Hart (aka Rachel Bilson). You can read the full round up below… Edited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese August is one of […]

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Why Don’t You…?

@akaleistar Write your favorite quotes on a scarf? Watch the Olympics and pick a new sport to try? Order a stack of indie magazines? Buy some cute stick on nails and give adderall 30mg online yourself a quick manicure? Use a necklace to organize your earrings? Pick out a new hairstyle? Start collecting stickers? Be […]

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Basic Wardrobe Planning

A few years ago, I worked at a popular children’s store that drilled into me the importance of mix and match pieces for building a wardrobe. The basic recipe is as follows: Look #1 = Jacket + Top + Skirt Look #2 = Top + Jeans Look #3 = T-shirt + Leggings Mix and match […]

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My Latest Obsessions

I know I’m late to the party, but I’m finally on Instagram (@akaleistar)!  While I don’t have many pictures yet, I am bookmarking ARFotografie’s post about all the things you can do with your photos. My computer is dying, so I am busily backing up my data in the hopes that I wont lose anything […]

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Vera Wang: Designer of Champions

Nancy Kerrigan sparkles in Vera Wang For me, 1994 was a magical year.  I discovered figure skating and Vera Wang.  Blame it on Nancy Kerrigan, who was everywhere that year.  She was America’s sweet heart who overcame a vicious attack in order to win silver at the Olympics, and she did it while wearing Vera […]

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