Why Did or Why Don’t: Giving ‘Em the Slip

By |March 17th, 2014|Why Did or Why Don't?, Why Did You Wear That?|

slip on sneakersNow that we’ve basically kicked that whole wedge sneaker trend, celebrities, who have always been big fans of comfortable footwear, are gravitating towards a shoe that seems to be a hybrid between the classic flat and a comfortable sneaker.  The slip on is essentially what it would look like if a ballet flat had one too many martinis and woke up next to a tennis shoe… nine months later.  A style of shoe made most popular by skateboarders sporting Vans all over Southern California in the 1970’s, the casual shoe has been reinvented by designer brands like Saint LaurentGivenchy and Prada.  While the feel is definitely a bit more downtown, I get the feeling even uptown girls will be heading to Barney’s to shop the look.

slip ons

1. Sam Edelman Becker Slip On, 2. Steve Madden Ecentric Pony Hair Flat, 3. Rachel Zoe Barney Slip On Sneakers, 4. United Nude Elastic Slip On Sneaker, 5. Dolce Vita Zoren Haircalf Slip On Sneakers, 6. Via Spiga Galant Sneaker, 7. Rivieras Lord Acid Woven Faux Leather Slip Ons, 8. Joie Kidmore Slip On Sneakers, 9. Vince Preston Slip On Sneaker, 10. Vans He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Slip On Sneaker, 11. Rag & Bone Kent Suede Slip On Sneakers

So, while they are definitely an upgrade to the normal commuter sneaker, will you be buying into this trend?




Why Did or Why Don’t: Back(pack) for More

By |December 26th, 2013|Why Did or Why Don't?|

backpack style fashionEvery girl needs a bag within which she can lug around all kinds of things that a man would never fathom being necessary on a day to day basis.  We stow little items that may very well come in handy when handling an unaccounted for crisis.  You call them frivolous, we say functional.  It is the Girl Scout motto afterall, “Always be prepared.”

And with this 90’s resurgence it’s no wonder we are revisiting the backpack bonanza from last year.  This time, however, it seems just about every designer that’s ever played in the handbag arena has thrown his/her pack in the ring.  From Mr. Wang to MK and Ashley, there are backpacks crafted from studded leather to luxe leopard.  Take your pack—er, pick.  But will you be partaking in this trend?  Or is it something we should leave back in social studies class?

On the upside: they do look pretty cute and who doesn’t want yet another chance to channel Cher Horowitz?  It’s also great to just fling that baby on your shoulders and continue making overly dramatic hand gestures in conversation without that pesky handbag getting in the way.  However, have you ever tried retrieving something from your stylish sack while it’s still in place on your back?  Awkward.  Trust me, you won’t be going for your iPhone nearly as often(which, could be another one to add to the upside).  And along with looking like the teenage freak that you once were while trying to fetch a stick of Big Red from your satchel, backpacks pose as open invitations to pickpocketers, especially in a city like New York.

backpack1. Elizabeth and James Abstract Animal Print Calf Hair Sling Backpack, 2. Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Backpack, 3.Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Mariska Backpack, 4. Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falbella Backpack, 5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Stamped Leather Backpack, 6. Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Backpack, 7. Rebecca Minkoff Selena Backpack, 8. MCM Stark Allover Stud Med Backpack, 9. Christopher Kane Crackle Leather and Macramé Backpack, 10. Alexander Wang Prisma Cracked Skeletal Backpack


So, you be the judge… are backpacks back?



Setting the Mood: Such a Beach.

By |July 9th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

beachy hairWith temperatures upwards of ninety, It’s been nearly impossible to keep hair frizz free, let alone poker straight.  The mere thought of standing in a tiny bathroom with a blowdryer fighting against my natural curl pattern is enough to have me contemplating pulling a Demi a la GI Jane.  Seeing as I do not have the bone structure to pull off a buzz cut, I have to deal with my tempestuous tresses in another fashion.  I’d like to go ahead and thank the Olsens for making crazy, messy, hair en vogue.  I’d then like to give myself a little pat on the back for keeping the messy hair momentum going.  Summer is the perfect time to let your hair go wild, much like your weekends.  Should you not be freshly emerging from the sea like a golden goddess, there are luckily a few tools that will give you the look of sea salted, windblown mermaid hair.

beach wave toolsAlterna Summer Hair Ocean Waves Texturizing Spray, $20Sultra Bombshell Curling Iron, $130, Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $22, Helen of Troy 3 in 1 Styling Iron, $69.99

Surf’s up.



Real People, Real Style: Excuse Me, Sheriff, There’s a New Marshall in Town.

By |April 27th, 2009|Real People Real Style|

This sexy on screen siren is so en fuego, I had to choose two photos of her.  Originally an East Coaster, she has now transplanted herself to the West Coast.


Wearing: blouse- Club Monaco, shorts- The Limited, cardigan- vintage, gold lurex belt- vintage (courtesy of her mother, Becky Marshall- thanks, mom!)


Wearing:dashiki- Emanuel Ungaro (courtesy of one of her bff’s), wooden bangle- vintage (see, mixing designer with vintage is so chic).

Name: Krystal Marshall

Occupation: Actor

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and your bag was only big enough for 3 items, what would they be:

  1. A machete, which I would use to cut down trees to make a shelter, and then cut apart the bag (that the machete came in) to make a fierce leather swimsuit.
  2. A value size container of Aleve… because cramps will follow you anywhere- even a deserted island.
  3. A Venus razor.  I’d take apart the four razor blades and attach one to the end of a stick so I could spear fish, one to a smaller stick so I could chop fruit, one I’d use for beauty (i.e., shaving my legs/bikini area, arching my brows, and cutting split ends), and the last one is for emergencies. Like, in case I have to kill myself.

Favorite beauty product: Origins “Never a Dull Moment” exfoliating scrub, Rembrandt whitening trays

Style icon: MK Olsen

This summer, I can’t wait to wear: Rompers, jumpsuits, halters, and linen

Style tip for all the fashion degenerates: “Less is more.”  Oh, and if you think you look fat in something, chances are you probably do.

Best splurge (it was worth every penny): Marc Jacobs double breasted military coat

Trend you’d like to see die: Peep toe booties

Currently coveting:Erin Wasson’s wardrobe, body, and life.

Fun Fact:I plan to single handedly bring back full bottom underwear. I’m sick and tired of bikini briefs being shoved to the back of the drawer and only worn you-know-when. Enough!

Biggest personal fashion flop:At times, my cameltoe can be offensive.

Well, Miss Marshall, with those looks and all that spunk, I get the feeling we will be seeing a lot more of your face.  (And we’re pretty happy about that).