Happy Holidays!!! Have a very “bloody” Christmas! ~From Julie and Chris

It’s a tradition for my boyfriend Chris and I to come up with fun and outlandish ideas for our Christmas Cards every year.  This year we decided to do a “True Blood” theme.  We are huge fans of the show, and we thought a bloody tribute to our favorite show about Vampires was the perfect way to wish happy holidays to our friends and family, in our signature style.  😉 The photo shoot was TONS OF FUN, with our good friends Melia and Angel helping us set up the shots, and also play a few roles in the photos.  I thought it would be fun to share these shots with all of you.  Hope you enjoy them!!

Happiest and bloodiest of holidays……xoxoxo

Julie



Ha! Poor Santa! He didn’t stand a chance! 😉

Jeans: BDG, Boots: Steve Madden, “Sookie” outfit: HBO shop

Christmas in New York! Professional shoot with Katharine Andriotis

Tis the season!!!  Can you feel the Christmas spirit in the air?  I can! New York City is decked out for the holidays, and there is no place more beautiful in the world this time of year!!!  I was lucky enough to do a photo shoot in midtown Manhattan with the extremely talented Katharine Andriotis. Katharine is a stock photographer, and her work is just stunning.  You can check out her website here:  Katharine Andriotis Photography

I decided to wear my bright blue Marc Jacobs coat because I wanted to feel electric. 😉  It totally put me in a festive spirit.  Hope you enjoy the photos!

Coat: Marc Jacobs, Boots: Acne, Bag: Celine, Ring: YSL, Watch: Citizen

All photos copyrighted Katharine Andriotis Photography

The perfect holiday gifts for the “FASHIONISTA” in your life…….

BOOKS FOR THE FASHIONISTA IN YOUR LIFE

 


KATE MOSS PAPER DOLL Mel Simone Elliott
€8 – download.colette.fr
Ever wonder what to buy for that fashionable friend you have…..that seems to already have EVERYTHING? LOL  Or what about that friend who LOVES fashion, and has a passion for it?  Or, lastly, what about your freind with a fashion blog? LOL (hint, hint!)  Well I think these beautifully written books, with tips on style, gorgeous photographs, and guides on how to dress to show off your best self, are THE PERFECT GIFT! 
I saw Lady Gaga’s book in person when I was at the GAGA Workshop at Barneys. It’s jam packed with amazing, breathtaking photographs that show off the pop icon’s unique style.  Perfect gift for the fan of Gaga, or simply for someone who loves fashion in general.
That Alexander McQueen book, “Savage Beauty”, is tops on my wishlist this year. It sold out at the exhibit at the Met this year, but luckily you can buy it online.  It’s a great tribute to a fashion icon, an innovator and genius in the design world.  A MUST HAVE for any fashion lover.  Best. Coffee. Table. Book. Ever.
“Kate Moss-Paper Doll”, “Style Book”, “I Love your Style”, and “Little Dictionary of Fashion”  are all affordable books that are fun, quirky, and great for those coworkers you have that love fashion, and they also make great stocking stuffers.  Everyone loves getting a cool new book to read and these in particular are great because of their images.
Lastly “American Fashion”, and “American Fashion travel” are just insanely beautiful books, loaded with images that take you on a journey through years of American Fashion. “American Fashion” takes you though the last 70 years of fashion, and “American Fashion Travel” is a collection of personal travel photos and scrapbooks from some of America’s most beloved designers.  Both are visually stunning books! 
On the top of my wish list??  The Lady Gaga book, and the Alexander McQueen book…..there is a place on my stone coffee table for both of them….in case anyone needed ideas on what to get me for the Holidays.  Hee Hee. 😉
Love you all, and Happy Holidays!
xoxoxo
Julie

My Christmas Wishlist!!!!!!!!!!!

My Christmas Wish List!!!!!!

 


Balenciaga sweater
€508 – ekseption.es

Acne genuine leather jacket
805 – flannelsfashion.com

Sorel small heels
$140 – bloomingdales.com

Marc Jacobs zip top bag
$495 – neimanmarcus.com

Alexander McQueen gold tone jewelry
$315 – net-a-porter.com

Alexander McQueen leopard scarve
425 – net-a-porter.com

Surell rabbit fur hat
$175 – lordandtaylor.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Usb
$42 – marcjacobs.com
It was VERY HARD for me to narrow down all the items I have been drooling over lately to just a measly 10! Truth be told, there are tons of items that I would LOVE to find under my Christmas tree this year!  But….that doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen! LOL Here is my wishlist this Christmas.  Some items are really affordable, and some are very expensive…..BUT this is a wishlist right?  So that means the sky is the limit! Here are items I would LOVE to get this holiday…..and I hope Santa is nice enough to bring me something……maybe even just the fur hat to keep me warm? Ha! 
I love that Balenciaga sweater, the German shepherd on the front looks just like my dog Abby that I had growing up.  And how cute is that Marc Jacobs iPad case?  I love the pink quilted leather!  Those Sorel boots in chilli pepper red are to die for, they almost make me wish for snow! And I just love that Alexander McQueen skull bracelet!  And of course, what kind of fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t ask Santa for a new camera?  That Sony one is compact and has all the elements I need to take amazing photos.  What do you think of what I picked out?  What’s on your wishlist? Please share!
xoxoxoxo
Julie

“Get the look for less” in action! Leather jacket with fur panel


As you all remember, I did a post a few days ago about how you can get the look for less. You can read that post here.  Well, I finally had the chance to sport my new Adrienne Landau fur vest, (that I scored for a crazy price on ebay, if you remember!), with my Mike and Chris Leather jacket! Thank God the weather was nice enough today for me to wear it! I paired it with a dress, tights, Acne boots, and my Celine tote, and I was good to go for a day in the city!  What do you think of the look? (By the way, if you haven’t yet, invest in fleece lined tights for winter! They are super warm, and they are still thin and slimming. I love THESE Plush ones you can buy on SHOPBOP.) 

 


Leather Jacket: Mike & Chris, Fur Vest: Adrienne Landau, (you can buy it here) , Dress: Forever 21, Tights: Plush Fleece lined tights, (you can buy them here) , Boots: Acne Pistol Boots, Bag: Celine, Necklace: House of Harlow, Ring: YSL

Wanna play in the park?

I took a ride with my boyfriend to his hometown of Bayonne, NJ today. It was really chilly today…..Winter is coming! 😉 I wore my Mackage coat, and did I mention that I LOVE it? Not only is it stylish and comfortable, but it’s SO WARM!  I also took out my Alexander Wang Leopard Diego for a spin. Great bag.  I love everything about it….the shape, studs on bottom, and leopard print.

My boyfriend and I decided to play in the park before we went back home…….so much fun!!!

I love these boots.  So comfortable!  Perfect for walking all day, or playing n the park.  😉 Hope you all had an amazing day! xoxo

Coat: Mackage, Jeans: BDG, Top: Forever 21, Boots: Chinese Laundry, Bag: Alexander Wang, Necklace: CC Skye, Ring: House of Harlow