Little Black Frock

While every girl knows ones wardrobe must contain a LITTLE BLACK DRESS, I have to admit I tend to buy a lot of black dresses. I'm partial to black. I love it for its simplicity and inherent chicness. Now, I used to feel bad about purchasing multiple garments in black, but I've since learned to embrace it. I believe that it's okay to buy another black dress. The trick is to choose them so that they are all a bit different. Special if you will. I am so pleased that my wardrobe contains this black FENDI sleeveless dress from Spring/Summer 2013. Yes, it is another LBD, but this one features a flared skirt and a textured pattern. Something different to what I already own.

We took these photos at Lincoln Center, home to New York Fashion Week. I wore my Louis Vuitton Feerique black satin t strap sandals from the 2007 Spring/Summer collection. They feature an impressive hollowed out hammered gold heel that's surprisingly fairly easy to walk in. A little research and I learned that feerique is French and translates in English to fairy like. What a fitting name for this shoe. This frock is what I would consider proper cocktail attire; fitting for any fabulous evening party or stylish runway show. Lincoln Center often hosts these sorts of events, which is why I felt this setting was so appropriate...


Louis Vuitton Monogram Keepall 45

With the weather in London being so... (sigh) dismal lately, I've had nothing on my mind except a vacation to a sunny place. I mean, before I moved here, they told me it rained a lot and turns out they were not wrong. I've been thinking, I really need to get away if only for a bit. Somewhere with bright blue skies, fresh mango slices, a hammock, and a scorching sun. (Because I like to get a nice, bronze-like thing going on.) Sunshine makes me happy!
In my opinion, travel bags are just as important as handbags. Mainly because airports are as good a place as any to use as your personal runway. It's worth investing in a few good pieces. After all, you want your wardrobe to get there all in one piece. Think of the horror if you arrive at your destination only to find a heel broken off your favorite pair of pumps? So far I've acquired a couple of well made, carry on pieces that have made several international trips with me.

First is my Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 in monogram canvas. This was my first real piece of luggage purchased from a company that was built on the concept of traveling in style. This is the smallest size the Keepall comes, but you would be surprised how much I can squeeze into it. It will comfortably hold two outfits, a pair of shoes, toiletries and accessories, all while fitting perfectly under your airplane seat. It's not cheap, but you will have it forever.

There's also my Gucci canvas tote. I originally purchased this bag for school as it holds all the rulers necessary for pattern making comfortably, but find I use it for traveling just as much. It's great because it holds my MacBook snug and has a long strap to wear across your body. There's an inside zippered pocket for your boarding pass and room for whatever small treasure you might pick up at duty free. Comfortably holds one outfit, plus accessories.