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September 29, 2009


Last night The Rachel Zoe Project reminded me of how much I love jewelry and that I really need to organize my collection. I don’t have thousands of pieces like dear Rachel but I anticipate that I will one day, so I might as well get Virgo organized before it is too late. Oh, I am a Virgo – won’t be too hard!

Yesterday I received a box in the mail with the much anticipated House of Harlow Aztec skinny bangle. Another black and gold bracelet to add to my ever growing stack. Here are a few of my favorites.



September 28, 2009


I was with some friends at a gallery over the weekend and we got to talking about Mackenzie Phillips’ new book. Her story mentions how her father wanted them to runaway and raise her sister Bijou Phillips as their own. I’ve always been fascinated with Bijou as I thought she was beautiful, out of control, and had a mind of her own. Her acting and music left something to be desired but nonetheless as someone who is addicted to SVU so was I fascinated with why she was the way she was. A lot of questions were answered this weekend when someone linked an old interview with Bijou in the Jezebel reader comments.

I was quite young when the infamous Calvin Klein ads were shown on TV, but I knew even then how weird they made me feel. I understand now what the aim of the ads were, but I’m not going to make excuses and call it “edgy.” Bijou was 14 when she starred in one of the ads and her comments really struck me. Does any one else find it disturbing that children work in the fashion industry unsupervised?

BIJOU: Yeah, and he was asking these questions like [in a creepy voice], “What do you like about your Calvin Kleins? How do they make you feel?”…
BIJOU: And then he goes, “What would it take to get your jeans off?” I mean, I was like fourteen. I’d been flown in from boarding school to do this. So I said, “If I had to take a shower? If I had to go to the bathroom?”
BRUCE: [laughing] What would it take to get your jeans off! How sweet! But it felt creepy, right?
BIJOU: It felt dirty and wrong.

Read the rest of the interview here. & watch the Calvin Klein ads here.

Headline STYLE

July 28, 2009



In this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar they feature one of the most amazing women on TV, Christiane Amanpour.  Last year I had the privelege of listening to a panel Amanpour partook in and I’ve been in love ever since.  Her knoweledge of the world, various languages and cultures absolutely impressed and inspired me, not to mention how she always looked effortlessly chic.

Our culture is youth obsessed but I’ve always admired the intelligent and sexy older woman like  Amanpour.  She looks amazing in these photos and since I know you’ll want to read the article, you can find it here.

Gossip Girl Rap – Just what I Needed

January 7, 2009

Thank you Phuong for sending this my way.  I sooooooo needed this tonight!

xoxo Fashion Intel

Missing Person FOUND!

December 1, 2008


Claire Daines was one of the few girls who made teenage angst feel real in the nineties.  Over the past 10 years we haven’t seen much of her and it makes us sad because red-heads are rare in Hollywood and so are actresses with depth.

What a pleasant surprise to open the new issue of ELLE DECOR and see Claire looking back at me, looking beautiful in her fabulous gold Gucci jewels.  She’s been found and we don’t want to lose her again!

Whimsical Sofia

November 11, 2008

photo via Fashionologie

Last night was the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s first ever commercial for Miss Dior Cherie.  If you were watching Gossip Girl and didn’t blink once during the commercials, you might have seen it.  The whimsical images happened so fast I can barely remember what I saw.  What I can account for were balloons, soft colors, whimsical dresses, grass and a French tune sung by Brigitte Bardot.

Classic Sofia.

Mystery Girl

October 10, 2008

Rachel Yamagata who? I don’t know, but she looks cool.

Last night my favorite TV personality Rachel Maddow was on a late-night talk show, with a musical guest named Rachel Yamagata.  I had no idea who she was, but I loved her look.  Loved the bangs, loved the dress.

Martha May I

October 7, 2008

A few weeks ago I saw this photo of Martha Stewart on New York magazine’s blog and loved everything I saw.  Martha Stewart, whether you like her or not, is an amazing entrepreneur who makes the most delightful treats for every occasion of the year.

Now that Halloween [my favorite holiday] is coming up, I turn to Martha to show me the way to new Halloween tricks and treats.  I love knowing that she was an interesting fashionista in her youth and while being a mother.  Oh Martha, I love you!

Gossip Girl, The Serena Always Rises

September 30, 2008

Fashion Intel here,

Sorry I did not report on Gossip Girl fashion last week, but as always the girls and boys were dressed up to the nines.  Last night’s episode was not only fabulous because it was fashion week, but so much drama ensued that I almost shed a tear for Chuck. The story lines are becoming better every week!  I have never particularly cared for Serena, so I look forward to her demise.  What I’d love to see is a new dynamic duo in Blair and Jenny.  We’ll see… are my top Gossip Girl fashion moments.

  1. Blair wearing a pilgrim bow.  I’ve got to find a uniform store.
  2. KIKI SMITH shout out.  Feminist artist, another point for GG.
  3. I love that high-schoolers are reading WWD.  I once had a subscription and met with West Coast Editor Marcy Medina for an internship.  That obviously didn’t work out, but I think I’ll send her an email.
  4. Kristen Dunst is sooooo 2007.  Poor Kiki.
  5. Nice ascot, Chuck Bass.  Or should I say Charlie Trout?
  6. No one wants to be stuck behind the barricades with PETA at fashion week, well, unless you are a member of PETA.  Check out their many campaigns over at PETA.ORG, as my Paris Vogue fur post got me on their list.  I subscribed to their newsletters when I was in Amnesty International – I get it.
  7. “Marc [Jacobs] is going to eat his grunge corduroys.” Eleanor Waldorf, faux designer of Lorick.
  8. “Models aren’t the brightest bulbs.”  Says Blair Waldorf.  Have you met Lily Cole?
  9. Driving Marc Jacobs to drink! NOOOOOO!!!!
  10. Andre Leon Talley loved the dress.  Enough said.

There were so many Marc Jacobs shout outs and disses, I lost count.  For good measure, I’ll say 10.  How many did you hear?  EXTRA BONUS: I caught some of the names on Eleanor Waldorf’s seating chart, here is a tiny taste: Micheal Kors, Lydia Hearst, Tory Burch and Tyra Banks.  I’ll take 2 of the 4, you can be the judge.

From L to R: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Bow applique sweater $530, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Velvet bow top $745, Forever 21 Gathered Chiffon Rose Headband $3.80, Vena Cava Imperial Dress $598, Forever 21 Classy Pearl Necklace $7.80, 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress

Gossip Girl has a Blackout

September 16, 2008

Fashion Intel here,

I would have to say last night’s episode was a bit more morose than usual – Vanessa giving up Nate, Chuck not getting it up because of Blair, and the breakup of Serena and Dan.  Why must there be heartbreak so soon?  Didn’t Dylan and Brenda date for awhile before Dylan decided to cheat on Brenda with Kelly at the beach house while Brenda was in Europe with Donna? Why couldn’t Serena and Dan have a little more time? AND why is Serena being a bitch in the next episode?  That’s right, I am in my twenties and talking like this!

Fashion on Gossip Girl never disappoints;  honestly, that’s half the reason I watch the show.  Funny thing I noticed about the episode “Dark Knight”.  You might remember my GG season finale entry [see here] in which I recommended a yellow Grecian 3.1 Phillip Lim dress for Blair.  Oh yes, she wore that exact same dress in last night’s episode.  Could I style for this show, or what?  Maybe they are reading the Fashion Intel!

Here are my top moments:

  1. “Ralph Lauren adores you!” – Cougar to Nate
  2. Vanessa not looking half bad.  Who made that gold & purple dress?
  3. Blair’s bow headband + bow shirt = bow wonderland
  4. Who are these mini fashionistas in the park? C-U-T
  5. Jenny as a “Cinderlla bird” sounds like the cutest thing!
  6. Blair wearing Phillip Lim is a match made in heaven. I would know as I forecasted it.
  7. Serena’s FAKE boots.  They make look bad, but her CHANEL belt didn’t.
  8. Chuck’s shout out to Bertie Wooster from Wooster & Jeeves.
  9. “A pilgrim at a funeral” – Jenny to Ms. Waldorf
  10. Hope you saved the receipt for that tiara, B.

From L to R: Phillip Lim Silk Pleated Grecian Dress $795, Marc by Marc Jacobs [as seen on Vanessa] Spectrum Striped Top $198, L. Erickson Coco Two Tier Headband $42, Chloe Bow Neck Blouse $1,575, Forever 21 Multichain Disc Necklace $4.80, Chanel Belt

Gossip Girl Returns to the City

September 9, 2008

Fashion Intel here,

This week we were seeing red and bold prints as Gossip Girl was bidding adieu to summer and saying hello to the city.  We did not see as many wardrobe changes as we would’ve liked, but what we did catch surely did not disappoint.  Sweaters for Squash [Chuck].  Slips on the beach [Serena]. Neon abound. [Vanessa]  Here are our top moments from last night’s show.

  1. Blair in culottes. Hmmm…we’re going to have to think about that.
  2. All is well, Blair has changed into our favorite Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra Sleeveless Silk Dress!
  3. Vanessa – Alexis Bittar much?  It’s fine, you should see our collection.
  4. “Bromance”
  5. We FINALLY get to see inside Serena’s closet.  I spy a BARNEYS hanger!
  6. It wouldn’t be an episode if we didn’t see Chuck in a preppy knit sweater.
  7. AND if we didn’t see Blair sporting a bow of sorts.
  8. Santo Gold is a good choice to add to our fashion soundtrack.  +1 Gossip Girl music editor
  9. Jenny, you look so grown up with all that lipstick.
  10. Welcome home Upper Eastsiders.  Get ready for Fall Fashion!

From L to R: Forever 21 Satin Rose Headband ($4.80), Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra Sleeveless Silk Dress ($150), Marc by Marc Jacobs Concrete Jungle Print Dress ($460), American Apparel Afrika Printed Cotton Legging ($34) and Afrika Printed Cotton Spandex JerseyToo-Short Tube Dress ($29), Alexis Bittar Horseshoe Necklace ($115)

90210, Return to Sender

September 3, 2008

Two hours wasted, but I’ve taken some notes.

The Good:  Shout out to Maxfields, the American Apparel Skater Dress ($48), & AnnaLynne McCord in this cute ensemble.

The Bad:  Everything else.

P.S.  I rarely make comments on this site about eating disorders, but anorexia has hit this cast hard.  Not you AnnaLynne, but the rest are looking pretty scary.

Welcome Back Gossip Girl

September 3, 2008

Fashion Intel here,

I didn’t make it to the Hamptons this year, much less ride the Jitney. I still cannot believe I lived on Long Island for a year (how awful). This Fall I have been most excited about the return of one of my favorite shows EVER, Gossip Girl. Summer didn’t feel quite over as Blair, Serena, Chuck, et al. took us along for a ride around the Hamptons – on a stylish bike no less. This season will undoubtedly fulfill our fashion cravings and inspire new trends abound. You can always count on the Fashion Intel to bring you the best Gossip Girl fashion moments.

  1. “eggshell [color] gives me a migrane.” – Jenny’s Boss
  2. Blair’s highlights = nolikes!
  3. Boys in summer sweaters are absolutely adorable. Chuck in schooners, V-Neck for the Lord.
  4. Do we spot a Alexis Bittar lucite bangle on Blair? Of course we do.
  5. Prints. Prints. Prints. Love the Milly.
  6. Gosh Serena, you get all the purses we want. Chanel, sigh.
  7. My mother is buying me a bike for my birthday, have you got yours yet? Blair does.
  8. Can we finally say this – BLAKE LIVELY HAS FAKE BOOBS!
  9. Remember browsing Bergdorf’s and contemplating the scalloped MBMJ dress? Me too, and now it is sold out.
  10. Chuck, our dear lovely, we love your Balenciagaesque blazer. Marry me?

From L to R: Milly Jungle Leaf Dress ($263), Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle Scalloped Dress ($268), Forever 21 Argyle knee high socks ($3.80), Forever 21 Logo Patch Blazer ($32.80), Alexis Bittar Organic Lucite Bangle ($120), Chanel Crackled Patent Puzzle Purse S/S 08, Urban Outfitters Livity Be Fair Fedora ($19.99), Schwinn Allow Seven Cruiser ($339.99)

A Letter to Michelle

August 29, 2008

Dear Michelle,

You looked absolutely amazing last night. I heard from WWD that you were wearing a “floral Radzimir kimono dress” from one of my favorite designers, Thakoon Panichgul . Oh, and that it was from the pre-spring 2009 collection. Sounds like you and the fashion world have a lovely relationship.

I know Barack will inspire the country to do better, but I believe you will inspire the country to dress better.

Fashion Intel

Picture This

August 28, 2008

The new Peach Pit, 90210 / Beverly Blvd / Photo courtesy of Fashion Intel via Blackberry

The new 90210 premieres Tuesday Sept.2 / 8pm

Zoe Excited

August 11, 2008

We just watched a 21 minute video of The Rachel Zoe Project on fabsugar [via Jezebel] and have now begun counting down the days to its premiere on September 9. Merci beaucoup BRAVO for giving us this show because it has already begun to make our head spin. I can hear the Zoe-isms hitting the streets already! My favorite sound bite from the clip – Let the best dress win.

Rachel Zoe has ruffled some feathers over the past year for sure, but it’s interesting women such as her that keep us not only entertained but motivated as well. We have a penchant for hard workers at the Fashion Intel, and Zoe is among our top favorites. Also, we think she is secretly black as revealed in her family photos in her book Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything Glamour and diversity in fashion is a must.

Whatever the case, we say – Rachel Zoe, if you are reading this and we know you are, Natalie our editor would like to work for you. She’ll do anything! She lives for fashion and lives in L.A., shoot us an email.

Search and You Will Find

August 11, 2008

A couple weeks ago we saw the cutest ensemble on the fabulous MSNBC anchor woman Tamron Hall. We had to have her dress, and apparently so did you as we got tons of emails from girls/ladies who wanted to know who designed it.  The wait is over because we discovered this silk number comes from Tory Burch’s Fall collection.

We found it, well its sister dress at least, as the colors are a bit different. You can purchase it at our favorite “must buy everything” site Net-a-Porter. For $395 this feather dress can be yours, and it is so cute you might not want to risk waiting to see if it goes on sale!

News I Can Watch

August 1, 2008

Each morning, after I workout and shower, I sit down with some breakfast and watch MSNBC on mute. I keep it silent because my boyfriend is asleep at this hour, and to be frank I loathe the usual morning show host, Contessa Brewer. This morning not only was I surprised with a better anchor, but an outfit that is possibly the best I’ve ever on morning news, morning television at that. I had to know who this stylish anchor was, and I discovered she is the beautiful Tamron Hall. I must find her broadcasting schedule because if this what she looks like on a Friday morning, count me in!

Writing from Pacific, not Central Time.

Your Daily Dose of Marc

June 17, 2008

Our friend Marc Jacobs was on Charlie Rose last week, and as always had some gems to share. Watch the clip and hear MJ’s thoughts on fashion and football.

OMFG! 9021-Uh oh!

May 14, 2008


Riding the coattails of Gossip Girl popularity, comes my worst fear – 90210 the spin off.  Can you say sacrilege? Even worse, is my excitement for the premiere because I am a sucker for familiar faces! Nip/Tuck alumn AnnaLynne McCord, Arrested Development Alumn Jessica Walter, and Full House’s Lori Loughlin.  AND look at that girl’s shoes. You know which ones.