Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday Brunchday

Um, can you say PERFECTION?

First Photo (of Ashley and I together): Marshall Johnson (The President Wears Prada)
All other photos by La Petite Marmoset

On Me: Crop top and Dress- La Petite Marmoset Redesigned Vintage (here and here), Clutch- Aldo, Wedges- UrbanOG.com

On Ashley: Dress- LPM Redesigned Vintage (here), Jacket- Forever21, Belt- Vintage, Scarf- street vendor, Shoes- BCBG, Clutch- boutique in Portland

Yay! Our first joint blog post! Ashley from La Belle Vie and I have been working together as creative directors of La Petite Marmoset for several months now--- it has been so much fun having another vintage obsessed blogger to bounce ideas off of--- doesn't hurt that she has had a pretty sweet online store herself!  This is what we wore to the Spicy Candy DC brunch on Sunday--- that slit dress is definitely one of our favorites in the shop. Scratch that, anything that shows a lot of leg is a favorite in the shop :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Till' Death do us Part

Nothing like a good pair of "foot bricks"

Photos by Sebastian Marin

Sweater- Vintage (La Petite Marmoset), Shorts- Urban Outfitters, Necklace- Forever21, Clutch- Violet Boutique, Wedges- Urbanog.com

Yes, I've worn this clutch for the past few weeks of posts, and no, I don't intend on stopping anytime soon! (unless someone directs me to a nice neon green one) I'm not much of an accessory person (besides shoes) and have the habit of using the same jewelry/bags until they meet an untimely death (i.e. eaten by the crevices in my car, drowning in a muddy parking lot puddle, melted chocolate smeared interiors, trapped at a friends apartment that I forgot, and just plain old wear and tear).  Perhaps this means I need to take better care of my things. I call it the accessory circle of life :)

UPDATE: Congrats to the Marymount Girls on winning our Campus Style Challenge!

**Lots of new goodies added to the store this past weekend--  Please enjoy this picture of our models testing their trampoline skills at our past shoot: 

Happy Monday! :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mrs. Peanut

How can you resist this...

Photos by Sebastian Marin

Blazer- La Petite Marmoset, Shirt- Vintage, Skinnies- Forever21, Pendant- Vintage (Thelma's Vanity), Pumps- Cooperative (via UO), Clutch- Violet Boutique

How sexy is this monocle? Okay, so it's not actually a monocle, it's more of a magnifying glass on a chain, but who would know the difference? Mark my words readers, in two months, monocles will be the latest craze--- glasses are just so last season.  Designers will send them down the runway in neon colors, spikes, studs, and feathers.  J Crew will make a classic preppy version for people just easing in to the trend. Forever21 will inevitably mass produce the monocle one season later, and then you will be sick of them.  

 Even if monocle mania doesn't ensue, they make for a good time at parties :)

UPDATE: Only 3 hours left in the campus style challenge! Vote for your favorite stylish school here

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eat Your Veggies

Better to take pictures in front of this then the big wall of raw meat and ribs around the corner...

Photos by Sebastian Marin

Blouse- La Petite Marmoset, Trousers- Vintage (La Petite Marmoset), Clutch- Violet Boutique, Cuff- Velvet Lounge, Booties- Miista

I'll admit it-- I haven't been the healthiest lately. Between going out, traveling, and late night chocolate indulgences coupled with red wine (so goooood), my normal routine has taken a back seat.  They say that you are a function of your environment, and what you surround yourself with becomes your reality... so I've decided to surround myself with large pictures of fruits and vegetables!! Produce everywhere! (Like those old communist propaganda posters, except instead of wanting to exterminate capitalism, I will exterminate the Chips Ahoy in my cabinet.) My thinking is that by simply having veggies around me I will soak in nutrients through osmosis. Yes. This sounds like a plan...   

UPDATE: Only 1 day left to get your votes in for the Campus Style Challenge! Polls close tomorrow at 12 Noon ET. Vote here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 3-Way Style Challenge: Campus Edition

For the LPM February 3-Way Style Challenge, we decided to change things up a bit-- we went to three DC area schools: Marymount University, Howard, and GW--- and picked 3 girls from each school to wear our reconstructed items. Let me tell you, we were in street style bliss! Every school had their own unique taste and put a different spin on a teal crop top, tribal shorts, and high-low colorblock dress.  Who wore it best? Vote for your favorite school in the poll at the bottom--- the winning set of girls will each receive a $25 gift certificate to La Petite Marmoset (and bragging rights in general)! Poll closes Friday at noon ET.

1) Marymount University
  • Megan, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
  • Carolina, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
  • Meah, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
Carolina, on Marymount style: "There's two different types of people at MU: The Fashion students, and [the rest of the] students. The second you walk into a Fashion class you know that it isn't exactly your finance class. Everyone says we are 'dressed up', but we always frown and explain ...its called making an effort to confirm what you represent--Fashion." 

2) Howard University
  • Brianna, Sophomore, Psychology with Political Science Minor
  • Sharifa, Sophomore, Radio/TV/Film with Theatre Minor
  • Alicia, Sophomore, Fashion Merchandising with Political Science Minor
Alicia, on Howard style: "eccentric. Up dated on trends but not too trendy... [everyone brings] each outfit to life with their own personal style." One girl in the lobby where I was waiting said "Everyday walking to class is like a catwalk-- you don't dare wear sweatpants!"

3) George Washington University
  • Dilara, Senior, (International student from Turkey) Economics with Statistics Minor
  • Veronica, Senior, Double Major in International Affairs and Political Science
  • Jamila, Senior, (International student from Azerbaijan) International Affairs with History and Sociology Minor
Veronica, on GW style: "I would say it is very modern/edgy influenced by the large number of international and NYC students. You can definitely see the latest fashion trends outside of Gelman Library and most students usually look very well put together."

Photos and reconstructed pieces by La Petite Marmoset

Which school in the Style Challenge did the best overall?

Polls Closed at 12 ET on 02/24/2012 with the following results:
Marymount: 388 Votes (41%)
Howard: 265 Votes (28%)
GW: 280 Votes (30%)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Are those real?"

Taking a much needed break!

Photos by La Petite Marmoset

I could pretend that I had the "in" at every runway show and after party, that I got a front row seat to Herve Leger and sat next to some fabulous editor, and that I was constantly snapped by the hottest magazines, but I wont--- this weekend was all about hustling! We got the chance to see Raphael Cennamo, Lorena Sarbu, Vantan Tokyo, and Lela Rose--- It was exciting to see it all happen live (we were literally breathing on the models--- I felt bad for the ones who had to stand on stage for an hour and a half!). Somehow we always ended up gravitating towards coordinating outfits-- apparently Saturday was whimsical midi skirt day.

By the way, how crazy is that Ines Figaredo skull purse? Hope those teeth aren't real...
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