Monday, August 29, 2011

What I Want for Fall: Part 3

Item Wanted No. 4: Anything Celine!

Nobody does minimalism better than Phoebe Philo's Celine. We especially love this black and white color-block dress. How chic is this?


Photo Credit: Celine

Speaking about Celine, how about these renditions of the heavy knit in the form of great turtlenecks?



Photo Credit: Celine

Oh Phoebe, keep them coming!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I Want for Fall: Part 2

Item No. 3: Nicole by Nicole Miller Fine Jewelry

We're very excited about the launch of Nicole by Nicole Miller Fine Jewelry, sold exclusively at JCPenney! A collection featuring a Celtic Knot and meant to wear from day to night, our particular favorite comes in the form of a diamond key pendant hung in a matching chain with embellishments. Love!


Photo Credit: Nicole by Nicole Miller.

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's

Come August 31, selected Macy's stores and Macy's.com will debut a capsule collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Here's a taste of what's coming from a behind-the-scene video:



Meanwhile, check out the full lookbook HERE. (Courtesy of Nitrolicious.com)

Monday, August 15, 2011

What we want for Fall

Every year, the Fashionable Matilda publish a list of must-need items for Fall. This year, we are doing things a bit differently: instead of telling you what you need, we are sharing with you what we WANT when the temperature drops. Let's face it, there's nothing you really NEED in fashion when the Dow is going down the tubes. However, we can all use a little fantasy once in a while. Besides, wanting something is so much more fun than needing something!

Without further adieu, here's our list of WANTS: (more will be added as we see more things we want)

Wanted item No. 1: Celine Luggage Phantom Tote Bag

Photo Credit: Celine

See this as an upgraded version of the Luggage tote. With a lighter constructions and side ties mean a lighter bag to carry all your daily needs. YUM!

Wanted item No. 2: Claudia Schiffer Knitwear

Photo Credit: Mirrors of Style and Net a Porter.com


Chunky knitwear are all the rage this season. Of all the sweaters in the market, the former Chanel and Guess model's new line of sumptuous cashmere and merino wool sweaters caught our attention. Simple yet elegant, these knitwear can carry you from day to night without a hitch.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Fashionable Matilda's Summer

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK July 2011
 
As the temperature rises, summer brings along a dilemma most women are confronted this season - what to bring for my summer vacation? In an attempt to answer this question (and also delves into one's personal closet - who doesn't love to see what others pack?), the Fashionable Matilda is sharing her summer vacation wardrobe with her lucky readers. Take notes and bring on the sunblock!

Where: being a New York blog, the Hamptons, mais bien-sur!

Easthampton, NY

What I packed:
1) Sexy one-piece swimsuits from Gap, BCBG and Pucci. 
2) Tom Ford sunglasses (Nicole and Nikita - the Cat's Eyes are back!) for ALWAYS. You just don't take off your sunglasses period.

*Note: Yes I am inspired by this look Claudia Schiffer so effortlessly pulled-off in last month's UK Harper's Bazaar.

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK July 2011

3) Stripe linen tops and shorts from J.Crew for day.
4) White beach jacket with hood from Club Monaco for the cool nights on the beach.
5) One easy white cotton dress. (Mine from J.Crew nabbed on sale).
6) Flat sandals from K Jacques for town. Havianna flip-flops for the beach.
7) Big straw tote from Club Monaco to hold everything together.

Don't leave home without: Hamptons Sun SPF 35 sunblock and Lancome SPF 50 BB Base face cream. With the strong Hamptons Sun make sure you wear sunblock to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Photo Credit: Styleapothecary.com

Ultimate Outfit: Less is more. Sometimes all you need to look good is a simple outfit and a carefree attitude. Mine comes in the form of a black Gap one-piece swimsuit, slick back hair tied up in a knot, a pair of big Tom Ford sunglasses and a bright pink lip (try Chanel's Rouge Allure Lip Laquer in #78, the brightest of pink).

One last accessory: Rent a SUV. When traveling on those beach roads watch out for the high tide. Sometimes the roads can get flooded!

Happy Traveling!