Monday, September 1, 2014

An Update From Lindsey

Hey guys! So sorry that I've been absent from The Fashion Barbie for the past couple of weeks. School started up again, sorority recruitment came and went, and I've been busier than I've ever been. With all the craziness going on in my life, I needed a little break from blogging, but I promise I will be back for the start of New York Fashion Week! Can you believe it's September already??

Anyways, I'll leave you with a pic of the awesome new sorority sisters we got this weekend! It feels so good to know the two weeks of craziness paid off, and I can't wait for the upcoming school year. 

See you guys back here in a few days.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Red Carpet Review: Teen Choice Awards 2014

Nina Dobrev in Vionnet | Selena Gomez in Saint Laurent | Chloe Grace Moretz in Valentino
Shay Mitchell in Misha Collection | Jordin Sparks in Simply Intricate | Shailene Woodley in Peter Pilotto
Young Hollywood convened at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday night to celebrate the year in music, film and television (or at least the music, film and television that is relevant to the teen set) for the Teen Choice Awards. 

I love events like this where the main red carpet stars are young and sometimes newcomers to the celebrity scene. They don't all have stylists—or at least, they don't all have good stylists. They're still figuring out their personal style (most of them are still teenagers themselves, after all) and the resulting red carpet looks are fresh, fun, and risky. These girls are here to get noticed and that leads to interesting fashion statements, for better or for worse.

Pictured above are some of my favorite looks from the night. Crop tops proved that they are definitely here to stay. Nina Dobrev, Shay Mitchell, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, and others all bared their midriffs with crop tops but no one looked trashy in doing so. Most of these girls have been walking the red carpet for a while now and thus have figured out what they look good in.

Selena Gomez continued her classy lady style streak with a sleek version of le smoking, which Yves Saint Laurent originally reimagined for women. The metallic pumps and the cool ponytail keep this look modern and youthful, and I feel that Selena has truly hit her style stride.

I loved Shailene Woodley's Peter Pilotto dress and especially enjoyed how she drew out the red in her dress with matching red heels. I only wish she had worn a sleeveless or short-sleeve version for the summer event. Nina Dobrev similarly matched her shoes to a color in her look, which made her outfit look instantly put together.

Nina Dobrev would have to be my pick for best dressed of the night. 

Who was your pick for best-dressed celeb at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Get The Look: Grace Hartzel's Bohemian Ensemble

Grace Hartzel (image via styledumonde.com)
Street style stars have a tendency to go for loud, bold designer pieces in order to catch the eye of the photographers, but sometimes its the effortlessly cool looks that truly stun. Such was the case with model Grace Hartzel's seventies bohemian look.

When I saw this outfit I immediately wanted to replicate it, or at least I was quite inspired by it. The seventies boho style is completely on trend this fall, and I love the creative pairings of different prints and textures.

The Key Pieces

A velvet blazer may seem like a fashion faux-pas, but when draped over the shoulders in the style of top fashion editors, it becomes a chic outerwear choice. A printed long-sleeve dress with a drawstring waist is a timeless piece and the perfect dress for anyone wanting to replicate this outfit.

Fringe purses are hugely popular right now, but why not pump things up by purchasing a fringe purse in a bold blue color? Chelsea boots are a personal favorite shoe option, and a caramel brown color is extremely versatile. Have a sliver of sock peeking out for a playful touch.

Last, a layered necklace is the perfect accessory for this outfit. If the Chan Luu chain is too pricey, check out my other layered necklace picks here

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Trending: Luxe Key Chains

Fendi Fall 2014 (via style.com)
Gone are the days when you could find a decent key chain from a gumball machine for twenty-five cents. These days, even the smallest of accessories are expected to be chic, and key chains are the next piece to go ultra-high-end.

It started with Fendi and the adorable monster fluff-ball key chains that every street style star and fabulous fashion blogger just had to have. Then Karl Lagerfeld struck gold again with a new key chain version of himself for Fendi called “The Karlito”. The fashion crowd ate that up (as they do with anything that resembles The Kaiser) even with the cool $1750 price tag. Dang.

As often as I'm pulling out my keys in mixed company (the perks of living in Los Angeles, where driving everywhere is a necessity) I wouldn't mind investing in a glamorous key chain, but for right now I'll probably spend my money on more noticeable fashion pieces.

Would you spend the big bucks for a fashionable key chain?