FollowFriday Twitter Crush

Friday, December 17th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @sydnesummer

Twitter Name: @sydnesummer

Your Real Name: Sydne Summer

Occupation: Fashion Expert, Blogger (ThinkThruFashion), Fashion Editor (Mystyle.com), Stylist

Favorite Designer(s): To wear: Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore, D&G. To drool over: Giambattista Valli and Jenny Packham.

Last Purchase: A vintage lavender velvet and chiffon dress Shareen Mitchell picked out for me from her vintage shop in Los Angeles. (She’s the best at showing you things you never knew you absolutely had to have.) I just wore the dress with a faux fur vest to a holiday party.

Next Purchase: A new black bag to wear at night. In my dreams it’s one of the WGACA Vintage Chanels. Then I wake up and go back and forth between MATT & NAT’s Sasha and Botkier’s Bruce.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: Mariah Carey’s “ All I Want for Christmas Is You.” It’s my fave for the holidays.

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: America’s Next Top Model. I can watch marathons for days on end.

Style Crush: Carla Bruni, Rachel Bilson, Georgina Chapman.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Feminine. Polished. Chic. I’m always up for trying out the latest trends but whether I’m wearing a ’60s-style sheath or harem pants, I always like to look put-together.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Trying on clothes in my closet to come up with new outfits. Dreaming about all the new shoes I want to buy. Cuddling with my chic rescue dog, Bunny Bell. Eating sushi. And blogging, blogging, and more blogging.

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About Sydne's picks:

(1) My go-to silhouette for dresses is usually high-neck and skintight. Over the holidays I’ve been into more forgiving ruched styles. I love how versatile this dress is. You can wear it casual with a faux fur vest and boots for day. Then slip on a sparkly necklace at night and wear your hair in a messy ponytail to show off the unexpected pop of lace in back. A.L.C. – Lace Back Twisty Dress

(2) At 5’3”, the platform is my best friend. I wore these Tory Burch booties six times in October as part of my ttF Fashion Staples Series. You’d be surprised by how many outfits you can top off with a pair of hiking booties. Tory Burch – Halima Suede Platform Booties

(3) Statement necklaces are ideal for travel. You can bring just a few dresses and tops and make them look completely different with the jewelry you pack in your carry-on. Layers of two-tone pearls are an updated take on the classic. Juliet & Company – Black & White Graduated Pearl Necklace

Friday, December 3rd 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @missjennab

Twitter Name: @missjennab

Your Real Name: Jenna Blackwell

Occupation: Real life: Sales coordinator at an artificial turf manufacturer (try to hide your jealousy). Semi-real life: Blogger at Peace Love Sarcasm, Bag Snob, and finalist for http://jenna.fulltimefabulous.com.

Favorite Designer(s): Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, DKNY, Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth and James, and in my dreams, Christian Louboutin and Oscar de la Renta.

Last Purchase: Ash Eden Cuff Boots. They’re a trillion inches high, so they make me about 5'5".

Next Purchase: I’m in serious need of some shirts. I buy too many dresses, and then I’m screwed when I put on pants and stare aimlessly into my closet. Ooh, and DKNY texting gloves because, duh.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and it’s been that way since November. Naturally.

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: Anything on Bravo, especially Andy Cohen’s show. I want to be his friend.

Style Crush: Olivia Palermo and Joanna Hillman

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Girly meets classic.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Blogging, painting my nails, watching TV, karaoke-ing, and er, working…

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About Jenna’s Picks:

(1) I don’t think I need to explain the amount of awesome these boots are. I’m size 6, y’all. Elizabeth and James - Rinna Draped Chiffon Booties

(2) I have a newfound love for long-sleeved short dresses. Diane von Furstenberg - Tiponi Dress

(3) I love being able to wear my white jeans in the winter, but for-sho don’t plan on wearing a floral top with them. This color and material is perfect. Joie - Minie Sweater

Friday, November 26th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: Shopbop Style Director Morgan


We play favorites in this feature every week, but this one’s extra shameless special: the woman behind Shopbop’s standout style, Style Director Morgan Wendelborn. (We really are her biggest fans.)

Twitter Name: @momothestyler

Real Name: Morgan Wendelborn

Occupation: Style Director at Shopbop

Favorite Designer(s): Derek Lam, Lanvin, Les Chiffoniers.

Last Purchase: A Lindsey Thornburg cloak.

Next Purchase: A velvet maxi skirt by Kimberly Ovitz.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: Two and A Half Men. It’s so clever!

Style Crush: Emmanuelle Alt

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Classic on acid.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Tripping over inspiration.

Friday, November 19th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @Styleite

This week, we’re following the editor behind Styleite.com, Verena von Pfetten.

Twitter Name: @Styleite

Real Name: Verena von Pfetten

Occupation: Editor of Styleite.com

Favorite Designer(s): Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chanel, J.Crew, J Brand, Chloé, and Diane von Furstenberg. Though, to be honest, a huge amount of my closet could be found at Urban Outfitters. Shh.

Last Purchase: A pair of Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots—from Shopbop, actually. And I haven’t taken them off since I got them. They’re perfect for cold-weather clomping around NYC.

Next Purchase: The perfect men’s-style camel overcoat. It’s so far eluded me, but I will find it!

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now,” and I don’t care who knows it!

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. They’ve put every other iteration of this franchise to shame. Also, the cast of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV is closer to me than family.

Style Crush: Chloë Sevigny and Kirsten Dunst. But I’m recently obsessed with Emma Watson.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Tomboy chic.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Writing, reading, or otherwise interacting with the internet. And when I’m not doing that, I’m watching reruns of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in between creating imaginary online shopping carts. They’re really cathartic.

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About Verena’s Picks:
I’ve been in the market for a small, bright evening bag and this one is perfect, without breaking the bank. The gold hardware means you can wear it with jeans and a T-shirt and still look at least somewhat fancy. Marc by Marc Jacobs - Ozzie Square Perfect Purse

This may or may not be the perfect winter coat. It’s warm, goes with everything, and has that army chic thing everyone is so in love with right now. Also, it’s under $200. Score! We the Free - Faux Fur Trimmed Parka

I may not wear heels, but there’s nothing I love more than a bright, eye-catching dress. And while I’d wear this one with tights and my aforementioned Jeffrey Campbell boots, pairing this with a great pair of heels would make for a seriously eye-catching party ensemble. Joie - Topekette Dress with Shoulder Pads

Friday, November 12th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: The Fug Girls


Heather Cocks (left) and Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself.

This week we’re following the brilliantly funny girls behind Go Fug Yourself, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

Twitter Name: @fuggirls

Real Name: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Occupation: Fashion Bloggers and Authors

Favorite Designer(s): Proenza Schouler, Vena Cava, Chris Benz, Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg

Last Purchase:
HEATHER: Brown Prada sandals; Gap blazer.
JESSICA: These insane snakeskin-and-glitter Miu Miu sandals (a couple of seasons old, I think—I got them at Decades Two); a tweed mini from J. Crew.

Next Purchase:
HEATHER: In theory? Jimmy Choo rain boots (sigh).
JESSICA: I am on the lookout for a cape that doesn’t make me look like I’m wearing a tablecloth.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now:
HEATHER: Temper Trap’s album, and the song “Fresh Feeling” by The Eels.
JESSICA: Jenny and Johnny’s “I’m Having Fun Now.”

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure:
HEATHER: Everything on the CW.
JESSICA: Ditto, especially The Vampire Diaries. I’m also secretly loving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (actually, that’s probably not a secret).

Style Crush:
HEATHER: Reese Witherspoon and, lately, Olivia Palermo (I KNOW).
JESSICA: I, too, am feeling Olivia lately. I’m also a big fan of Diane Kruger. I don’t always love what she wears, but I’m always interested to see what it IS.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less:
HEATHER: Whatever Is Clean (aka, I Have Kids).
JESSICA: Classic Quirky. (I suspect this will eventually morph into Crazy Old Lady.)

When you’re not tweeting you’re:
HEATHER: Typing something else.
JESSICA:  What Heather said.

Friday, November 5th 2010

Follow Friday Twitter Crush: @bagsnob

In this week’s Follow Friday, a blogger who brings us the best in handbags on a daily basis. Meet the woman behind BagSnob.com, Tina Craig.

Twitter Name: @bagsnob

Your Real Name: Tina Craig

Occupation: Blogger, Professional Karaoke Singer

Favorite Designer(s): Bags: Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Hermès. Clothes: Alaia, Phoebe Philo, RM Roland Mouret, Derek Lam. Shoes: Brian Atwood, Nicholas Kirkwood, Alejandro Ingelmo, Christian Louboutin.

Last Purchase: DKNY Black & Silver Bustier on Shopbop. (A late night purchase last night!)

Next Purchase: McQueen Hell Knuckle Duster Clutch

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: Bee Gees the #1s

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: Glee

Style Crush: Carine Roitfeld

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: High. Low. Vintage.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Cooking, singing, and playing Wii with my 6 year old.

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About Tina's Picks:
(1) I’m a sucker for a peplum. Prabal's version folds and cascades down the front of the dress like artwork. Prabal Gurung – Lace Dress with Peplum

(2) It’s hard for short girls to carry off a giant feather coat, but this one is cropped and the feathers are only at the collar. This draws the attention upwards and will actually make me look taller. (I hope!) DSQUARED2 – Heidy Jacket with Embellished Collar

(3) An edgy take on the "ladies who lunch" shoulder bag. Alexander Wang – Torrence Flap Bag with Metal Plate

Friday, October 29th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @ElizandJames

In this week’s Follow Friday, the voice behind one of our favorite label’s Twitter account, Elizabeth and James.
 
Twitter Name: @ElizandJames

Real Name: Elizabeth and James (wink)

Occupation: PR/Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Designer(s):
* Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (obviously). They are creative geniuses!
* Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. The PS1 bag, enough said.
* Karl Lagerfeld. Everything the Kaiser touches turns to gold. He has his own namesake brand of Coca-Cola and is creating a “fashion island” off Dubai. I mean, come on…

Last Purchase: A vintage Fendi portfolio to use as a giant daytime clutch.

Next Purchase: Most likely an impulsively purchased pair of shoes. I’m feeling animal prints right now. We have a chiffon cheetah-print bootie from Elizabeth and James that’s hitting soon. They are really, really good.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: Clueless. Fifteen years later and it’s still so quotable. “Say Ambular, was that you going through my laundry?” I see Mr. Hall (Wallace Shawn) around NYC all the time—always a highlight.

Style Crush: Marie Claire Style and Accessories Director Taylor Tomasi-Hill manages the perfect balance of polish and intrigue, not to mention her accessories are always to die for.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Black. Major footwear.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Yoga-ing, searching for the next great vintage find, trying new brunch spots, #nowplaying, online shopping, thinking about tweeting—and generating lots of Elizabeth and James press.

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About Elizabeth and James’s Picks:
(1) Bell-bottoms are so now, plus they make your legs look long and lean. This dark wash is super-flattering. TEXTILE Elizabeth and James - Jimi Bell Bottom Jeans

(2) These are the perfect non-boring knee-high socks for my Dazed and Confused senior Halloween costume. Marc by Marc Jacobs - Za Za Chevron Knee Socks

(3) I wear the sample around the office so I should probably just cave and get it. Mixing silver and gold jewelry is effortlessly cool, plus the shape is so unique on the hand. Elizabeth and James - Scallop Ring

Friday, October 22nd 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: Jennine from @eatsleepdenim (& More!)

In our latest installment of Follow Friday, a style blogger who knows how to keep busy. She founded Independent Fashion Bloggers, an organization that links and supports style bloggers across the globe, and writes two blogs herself: The Coveted and Eat Sleep Denim. Meet Jennine Jacob.

Twitter Names: @eatsleepdenim @thecoveted @_ifb

Real Name: Jennine Jacob

Occupation: Blogger

Favorite Brand(s): It’s hard to pick! I recently got the Joie Elvia Lace Top—I wear it all the time. I’m also a huge fan of denim, and wear it mostly every day. In my current rotation: J Brand, AG Jeans, Charley 5.0, and Hudson Jeans. I’ve also bought a bunch of J. Crew cashmere sweaters.

Last Purchase: Army green 3.1 Phillip Lim pleated trousers.

Next Purchase: Oooh tough. I just moved to New York City, so I’m in desperate need of shoes I can walk three miles a day in.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: I’m a sucker for Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. Right now, it’s Cheated Hearts, but I pretty much love everything they do.

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: Recently I watched three episodes of Cats 101 back to back. It was like watching Maru videos on YouTube!

Style Crush: Oh my god, there are so many! I’m a style slut, I guess. Let’s see, I love diversity in style, so it’s everything from the whole cast of Mad Men to my friend Wendy Brandes, blogger Love Maegan, photographer Saga Sig, and Stevie Nicks. I also think a lot about my grandmother’s style. She recently passed away, so the way she dressed has been on my mind.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Intuitive, urban, eclectic. (Pretty much I wear what I want, but mostly dress for my environment and lifestyle.)

You just moved to New York. What’s your favorite part about living in the Big Apple?
Holy moly! I LOVE it here! New York is a magical city. But my favorite part? I’ve been traveling back and forth on a monthly basis, so living here, I’m really enjoying seeing my friends and family without the jetlag and the packed schedules.

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About Jennine’s Picks:
(1) Ever since I saw the Nanette Lepore Get a Clue Cape, I’ve been really wanting it. It looks slightly militaristic and very sharp, yet the wool is so soft. Swoon. Nanette Lepore - Get a Clue Cape

(2) I have a pair of blue Goldsign trouser jeans that I wear ALL the time. Since winter is coming, I want a dark pair in a similar style. I love wide-leg jeans. Somehow, they feel more feminine. Anlo - Pascale Trouser Jeans

(3) Like I said, I’m in the market for shoes that I can walk three miles in, and these look like they might be the ones. Charles David - Roust Field Boots

Friday, October 15th 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @ManRepeller

In our latest installment of Follow Friday, a blogger who doesn’t take fashion too seriously, covering the latest trends in a deliciously tongue-in-cheek way. Meet the woman behind ManRepeller.com, Leandra Medine.

Twitter Name: @ManRepeller

Real Name: Leandra Medine, though sometimes I forget this. I’ve debated the pros and cons of legally becoming Man Repeller. The cons outweighed the pros.

Occupation: Undergraduate senior at The New School, freelance fashion writer, part-time table tennis champ, full-time Man Repeller.

Favorite Designer(s): Veda, The Reformation, Rag & Bone, APC Men, and Proenza Schouler.

Last Purchase: Veda’s Jones and Max Classic jackets.

Next Purchase: Proenza Schouler’s PS1 or Mulberry’s Alexa in leopard print. Or both.

Song/Album on Repeat Right Now: Wolfgang Amadeus by Phoenix—I’m getting ready for the show at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday!

TV/Movie Guilty Pleasure: The Real Housewives of New York City, I love a divorced countess who still identifies with royalty.

Style Crush: This is a tie between Hamish Bowles and Dree Hemingway.

Your Style in 3 Words or Less: Leopard, leather, plaid.

When you’re not tweeting you’re: Surfing the virtual pages of Shopbop, duh! Bonus shop points for the recent Club Monaco inclusion, and more specifically, the faultless Gwen Faux Fur Coat. A Peter Pan collar and bold leopard print in one—it’s like winning the lottery.

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About Leandra’s Picks:
I’ve recently taken a liking to leather sleeves, and the heavy knit body on this sweater will likely keep me warm well into December. I’ll do anything to avoid a real winter coat, especially if it involves Alex Wang. Alexander Wang - Cardigan Sweater with Leather Sleeves

I’m fairly committed to my alias, so a combination of soft cashmere harem-style pants, over-sized pockets, and some seriously sweet suspenders is an obvious win for me. Bird by Juicy Couture - Cashmere Pants with Suspenders

I’ve never seen a more perfectly crafted wedge bootie in my life. At the risk of sounding too crude, it must be said: holy lady boner. Proenza Schouler - Wedge Booties

Friday, October 1st 2010

#FollowFriday Twitter Crush: @meghandono

Twitter. Like Facebook, What’s New, and Bloglovin’, we check it obsessively. And, admittedly, we have a few favorites on our follow list. We’ve decided to pick those favorites’ fashionable brains and ask them to pick a few of their Shopbop faves every Friday in our own version of #FF. This week: the woman behind WIT & Whimsy, Meghan Donovan.

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Twitter Name: @meghandono

Real Name: Meghan Donovan

Occupation: Editor and founder of WIT & Whimsy and PR professional

Favorite Designer(s): Haute Hippie, Vince, Alice + Olivia, Theory, Cynthia Steffe, Rebecca Minkoff, and Tibi.

Last Purchase: Every time I get back from fashion week, I tend to lose my mind a little and madly scoop up items for both the current and upcoming seasons. The latest binge I just finished included a pair of James Jeans, Steve Madden oxfords, and several pieces from Madewell and Soft Joie, two brands I cannot get enough of for fall.

Why do you tweet? I tweet because I absolutely love the community of fashion and beauty bloggers present on Twitter. It’s a constant source of inspiration for me, provides me with way too many excuses to come across sale alerts, has introduced me to so many great people, and lets my followers be the first to know when I’ve got new posts up on WIT & Whimsy. 
 
When you’re not tweeting you’re: When I escape from feverishly drafting posts for WIT & Whimsy, you can find me in the playground that is San Francisco. I consider brunching a hobby; I shop in local boutiques far too much and could earn a degree in finding excuses to make purchases; I enjoy the sunshine (when San Francisco has it!) by sipping drinks in the park with friends; or, if you catch me on the right week, I’ll be doing Pilates after work (read: I’m doing pilates and wishing I was having a cupcake). 

About Meghan’s Picks:
(1) I don’t think I can ever have enough girly dresses hanging in my closet, and this Tibi one would work for any season, making it a great purchase. Plus, I love the eclectic print and the fact that silk chiffon somehow always manages to make a look feel effortless and beautiful. Tibi - Viola 3/4 Sleeve Dress

(2) My wardrobe is made up of a lot of neutrals, so I love to mix in pieces that are unexpected. Nothing is quite as sassy as a sequined mini. I can think of about a million ways to style this, including dressing it up for a night out, or down for day by pairing it with a super-soft boyfriend tee and a blazer. Haute Hippie - Confetti Sequin Miniskirt

(3) I’ve always told myself that one day I’d invest in a leather jacket, and lately I’ve been thinking that day needs to arrive soon. I’m lusting after this Vince jacket—the leather looks like it’d be heaven to wear. Vince - Scuba Leather Jacket

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