Money is the anthem of success

             If you know me then you know how in love I am with Lana Del Rey. Everything about her is perfection (especially her mermaid hair.) I love this video partly because I am obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and completely fascinated by Jackie O. This is a really cool representation of the concept. I commend the costume designer because the outfits absolutely scream Jackie Kennedy. Its funny how Lana portrays both an excellent Marilyn and a pretty good Jacqueline. The last minute of the video almost had me in tears. I can not get enough of this video.



The Summer Uniform

Top: Brandy Melville, Shorts: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Marshalls (Bargain shopper, holla!), Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs 

       So basically I have one summer uniform and this is it. These denim shorts are tattooed on my legs at this point.  I like to stick with a plain white tee or tank, but sometimes I will substitute for a totally rad graphic tee. Oh and that is not my bra hanging out, its a little bikini of course. My shoes were indeed eight dollars at marshalls. They are definitely not my best quality shoes but they certainly serve their purpose. This is my completely crazy naturally curly hair. Saturday I'm getting a color change and I am so excited. 

Crochet and Leather

Sweater: LF, Shorts: Roxy, Boots: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Chloe

          This post features my beautiful friend Ally. When I was styling her, I knew I wanted to do something that reflected her style and personality. She is very girly but always has sort of an edge. We kept it casual with the short shorts. My favorite parts are the sequin detail in the sweater and the studded combat boots. I am so jealous of her gorgeous hair. 


YSL Say What?

          Hey kids! You may or may not have heard the devastating news, YSL is changing the name of their brand. They are going from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris. How do we all feel about this? Not going to lie at first, I was traumatic. It is such a bold move change such a big part of your brand so late in the game. I mean even my French 1 text book discusses YSL. We all know how legendary YSL is, so how will this affect their branding/advertising. Maybe the name change is one of the first of many steps to a total revision to the company. The funny part is "Saint Laurent Paris" is moving headquarters from Paris to LA. HUH?  Saint Laurent himself died in 2008. How would he think about this? Was this one of the things he aspired to change. Apparently the change is an homage to the company's old old name "Saint Laurent Rive Gauche."  Well, no matter what YSL (or SLP lol) will still be iconic and continue being iconic. But seriously, why take the Y out of YSL?

I own none of these photos. Hope you liked it xx maddie


Photo Of The Day: J Simps does Bardot

How beautiful is she! This is from behind the scenes of her Elle cover shoot. They said the theme for Jessica’s look was Brigitte Bardot.


And The Best Call Me Maybe Video Goes to...

Yes that is Rebecca Minkoff, The Man Repeller, and Hilary Rhoda. How can you not love this?

Trend: Do it Like a Dude

So lately I have been kind of obsessed with the trend of tuxedo inspired styles on women. I think it looks super chic and trendy. Tuxes can go anywhere from uber manly to pretty sexy. By the way, I feel like a total Man Repellerright now (love you Leandra!) Tuxes have been worn by A list celebs and even sported on haute couture runway shows.  This trend can go as light as wearing a little neck tie or as extreme as wearing a three piece tux. My favorites are the black and white ones, but they can also be so much fun with just a touch of color in them. This summer I can totally see myself wearing a bright color blazer, bandage skirt, paired with a flouncy black bow tie.  I think tuxes are the perfect way to put an edgy twist on a classic and  timeless piece.

On the Lovely Leighton Meester

In Prable Gurung's runway show

On the adorable Kardashian ladies

Blake Lively looking as sexy as ever 

Miley adds her own feminine twist. 

Want: Beginning of Summer

Just me channeling my inner Veruca Salt. Here are some things that made me feel greedy today.
Backpack I love backpacks! They are so casual and perfect for the beach. I love them because you can store everything in them. They are a lot less annoying then heavy totes weighing down a shoulder.
High Waisted Shorts I don’t care where they are from, all I want is a pair of high waisted light wash denim shorts! The problem with these type of shorts is they are not all the most flattering, so you have to find the perfect pair. I am still on the hunt but I am determined to find a pair. I would love a pair of vintage levi’s, but I am not a very good thrifter.
Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. You are all probably tired of this bag but I really want one! It is such a cult favorite but there is a reason for that, its adorable! My favorite colors are the hot pink and neon yellow.
Mara Hoffman Bikini How gorgeous is this bathing suit? It combines my two fave trends: tribal and mint. The shape of this bathing suit is perfect for girls like me, girls who have a smaller chest. Bustier tops have always been an absolute favorite of mine.
Alexander McQueen Scarf It is safe to say that I have wanted one of these scarves for ever. Recently I went to visit a friend and instead of a chiffon scarf, she had the cashmere blend. It was beautiful! I definitely want one for myself.

Trend: Underwire Bikini

Top: (left to right) J.Crew Tops, Topshop, Mara Hoffman Bottom: Mara Hoffman, Zimmermann, Anthropologie
Okay I am absolutely hooked on underwire anything! Last year I wore a gorgeous underwire dress to my semi formal dance last year and it was gorgeous. I love these bathing suits because they are so retro looking. They are perfect for all bodies. For girls with larger chests, it offers more support. For girls with smaller chests, it makes their chest look larger. If I could pick any bikini trend this summer, this would be my absolute favorite. These are every where now. H&M and Victoria Secret make less expensive versions, while department stores like Bloomies offer a range of higher end versions.


Trend: Lets Get Lipsy

Top: Diane Kordas Ring, Markus Lupfer Tee, Lynn Ban Necklace, Bottom: LuLu Guinness Bag, Evocateur Cuff, Prada Shoes, Wildfox Tee.
The reason I became obsessed with this trend is the Markus Lupfer tee shirt above. I saw it on The Man Repeller’s blog and I fell in love. I recently did an art project where I had to design a CD cover in black and white. My cover featured a women with a pair of wayfarers on and literally almost those exact lips. My inspiration for the cover was Lara Stone, who was also Markus’s muse. Geniuses think a like. This tren also reminds me of the iconic rolling stone mouth, which has always been a favorite in the fashion world. This trend is super sexy and really different from what I have seen this summer. I wonder how Lara herself feels about this.