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Young and beautiful? Too easy. 91-year -old fashion icon Iris Apfel

Young and Beautiful? Too easy!! 91-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel graces the cover of British magazine Dazed and Confused to motivate us to not get old, just get better.

I dedicate this to my fabulous grandmother who, like a bottle of fine wine just keeps getting better and better with age.

Fashion Image Consultant

During my summer in Paris I attended Istituto Marangoni, a world renown fashion school. I did a 3 week Fashion Image Consulting course which basically consisted in learning how to  be someone’s personal shopper and also a magazine fashion editor.Our final project was to come up with an editorial for a fictitious fashion magazine. We had to create a theme, choose a model and shop for the clothes and props we would utilize for the photo shoot. My theme was 1950’s Jet Setter.

Here are some instagram pics of my final project.

And here are the final, edited versions of the pictures.

Photo Credit goes to Fabio Piemonte

Wearing nice clothes makes you feel better about yourself

Proof Positive: What You Wear DOES Affect How You Think

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As people who wear many hats (literally), we know that we feel differently when we’re wearing a beautiful outfit, and when we just climb into what’s the most comfortable…and now, we have proof. Scientists part ofThe Journal of Experimental Cognition have been researching the effect that clothing has on the way we think and act, a phenomenon called “enclothed cognition”…and here’s the magical part: You have to be wearingthe clothes for it to take effect. According to the New York Times, if you wear someone else’s white coat and believe it came from a doctor, your ability to pay attention dramatically increases, but nothing happens if you think it came from a painter. “You have to wear the coat, see it on your body and feel it on your skin for it to influence your psychological processes,” Dr. Galinsky said, before he went on to explain how dressing like a pimp on Halloween made him feel more self-assured. We’ll pass on the feather boa and walking stick, thanks — but we’ll go ahead and get those Carven heels now, thank you very much! (NYT)

Make a statement, Leave an impression.

This month, I’m all about the statement necklaces.

Olivia Palermo Jewelry

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo Jewelry

Once again.

Yours truly.

And once again.

Dannijo Necklaces.

Baroque inspired Lanvin necklace.

Embroided Fabric Necklace.

Chiara Ferragni - 'Let's Party' By Coin

Chiara Ferragni.

Blake Lively Jewelry

And of course, my girl obsession Blake Lively.

Newsflash (continued)

As eventful as the month of may was, nothing caused more controversy than President Barack Obama declaring himself in favor of gay marriage. Many believe he did so in order to gain popularity among members of the gay community, others believe it was just a publicity stunt. Whatever the reason, I’m glad this country has a president who acknowledges people’s right to love whoever they want.

 

Another important- and possibly overlooked- event that took place in May was the death of Vidal Sassoon. Many may wonder why is this man so important? Well he changed the lives of girls everywhere by inventing the handheld blow dryer, saving women time and money while allowing them to have salon looking hair. Men may roll their eyes at the thought of him being so important, but in reality they benefited just as much as women from Sassoon’s creation.

Among other big news, Facebook went public. What sounded like a good idea was actually a disaster for the stock market and left many investors either disappointed or enraged over their losses. However not everything has been bad for Mark Zuckerberg this May, since he married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chen in a small ceremony in their house in California. Congratulations Priscilla, you are officially the queen of Silicon Valley.

If the Met Ball did not satisfy your desire to see celebrities in their fines outfits them I’m sure the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival can provide you with an even more exquisite selection of dress and suit clad celebrities for your viewing pleasure. Here are a few of my top picks.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

The ever beautiful Lily Donaldson showing us that when it comes to elegance, less is always more.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Anja Rubik’s hipbone.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I guess Kristen Stewart wasn’t too thrilled to be there, care to trade places?

"The Paperboy" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Paz Vega.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Marion Cotillard. La plus belle du monde.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Eva Longoria. Speechless, this dress is too gorgeous to be true.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I wanna have the body Jane Fonda has at 74 at 21.

Opening Night Dinner - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Minty fresh Diane Kruger.

"De Rouille et D'os" Photocall - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Can you tell I have a girl crush on Marion Cotillard? French girls just do it better.

Opening Ceremony and "Moonrise Kingdom" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Lana Del Rey.

Newsflash

Since I was gone for the most part of May, lets have a little recap about what happened last month.

– Fashion Icon Anna Dello Russo will be designing for HM

-Vogue finally decides to bend its arm and creates a policy, or more like a ban on models that are below their ideal weight (in other words anorexic looking models). Lets see how much they actually stick to their policy.

– Chanel picked a new cover girl. But guess what? Its a boy!

-The Met Ball took place on May 10th in order to inaugurate the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition: Schiaparelli vs. Prada: Impossible Conversations . However I can’t decide what was more worthy of attention, the exhibition itself or the delicious outfits the guest celebrities wore to the event. Here are a few of my top picks.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

 Camilla Belle

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Thank you Lana Del Rey, for always representing us pale girls so beautifully.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Golden girl Jessica Alba.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Personal Fashion Muse: SJP in Valentino.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Amy Adams.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Anja Rubik… I guess hipbones are the new cleavage.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake.

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Queen of the sideboob: Gwyneth Paltrow (damn that was hard to spell)

"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Karlie Kloss in and with Jason Wu.

Images retrieved from: Fashionista, Refinery29, Vogue UK and The Huffington Post.