Queen of the Tragic Kingdom

This is a super long, picture heavy post. Deal with it.

If you’re a (just a) girl who grew up in Southern California then there is probably a high chance that you’ve idolized Gwen Stefani at one point in your life.

For all the 90’s babies who can still sing every word to No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom, Gwen will forever be the Anaheim-ian, bindi-wearing, plaid pants doting blonde that she was.

Then in the late 90’s/early 2000’s she dyed her hair pink and got braces and went on some alien shit with Return to Saturn… But we all remained loyal and started dying our hair and just wanted a simple kinda life.

Luckily that didn’t last long and she dyed her hair back blonde, No Doubt came out with Rock Steady (not the best album but still fun) and she got married to Gavin.

(Obsessed with her John Galliano dress. Hoping to have an ombre’d one like it in the future)

And finally in the mid-2000’s she discovered her inner Harajuku girl and came out with L.A.M.B./had a baby/remained fabulous, etc…

Anyway this post came about when I was lurking FashionGoneRogue like I do everyday and came across an editorial in Elle UK featuring none other than Gwen herself. I mean I can’t even believe how young she still looks.

(shot by Matthias Vriens)

One thing that’s remained solid throughout her fashion transformations:


So bottom line is Gwen Stefani is immortal and will always be stunning and I’m pretty sure I can find any song that she has sung in the past 20 years and relate it to my life.

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Sorry I haven’t updated much, but the lure of MARDI GRAS has taken me away from my computer (surprisingly). I kept trying to update on all the fashion week going on but then I saw this…

Rachel Roy’s Spring 2011 film. not only great cinematography and choreography (by Jermaine Browne) but the flow of the fabrics on the dancers’ bodies is insane!

I normally don’t like modern dance, but this. This is golden.

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Love to Love Ya Baby.

I just made my boyfriend’s bed after doing his laundry, I think I deserve these… or at least one of these things:

Ok so I tried sticking to a cheesy valentine’s day theme with reds and pinks but I just couldn’t. I online window shop way too much to just pick one color. Anyway, Have a happy Love day :]

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Pointed in the Right Direction

As if you all haven’t noticed by now. 2011 is the year of the ballerina. Thank you Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky for bringing Ballet to the big screen.

Vogue Russia has caught on to the trend (even though the Russia is known to have several prestigious ballet companies).

Jason Schmidt shoots Denisa Dvorakova for the February issue:

I can’t even pick one photo from this editorial I don’t like.

But let’s take a moment to look at some original prima ballerinas.

Anna Pavlova (1882-1931)

Svetlana Zakharova (1979- )

and of course

The most epic ballerino Mikhail Baryshnikov

I can’t even be mad at all you posers fashionistas doting the ballerina style (tight layers and pastel colors with black) because even though I DID take ballet as a kid and once in college (I got a C) I can’t say I’m a master at the barre myself. So I’ll leave you with the BEST ballet movie of our generation.. equally as thrilling and eye-catching as Black Swan.

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Long Story Short

Do short girls look good in maxi dresses? I can’t decide. But here are some of my faves from pre-fall 2011.

Monique Lhuillier

Reem Acra


Jason Wu

Oscar de la Renta


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Break Up, Break Down. Drink Up, Fool Around.

Julie Delpy. Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, & 2 Days in Paris. I know she’s a versatile actress but I LOVE her as the care-free tres belle femme she played in these movies.

If you haven’t seen them yet, I suggest you do and tell me you don’t love her.

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Mixed Metal

Obsessing over Mixology jewelry.

Choker from the Cocktail Couture collection.

LoneStar rings from the Cowgirls collection

All Chained Up necklace from the Femme Fatale collection.

Shield rings from the Warrior Princess collection.

Christmas is right around the corner!!

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