Monday, December 29, 2008

Playing around with: Gold Sequins

Polyvore totally depresses me. Want to know why? Because it's makes me believe that I own all these absolutely fabulous pieces, when really it's all just an imaginary closet. So, completely swooned over the colored alligator clutches, Miu Miu dresses, beaded cuffs, and Nicholas Kirkwood platforms, I realized that if I just accept the fact that I'll never own any of the stuff in "My Items", then soon enough I'll be able to move on with life. 

Anyway, I decided to pick some sort of theme to play around with and came up with "shimmery gold sequins". When I think of gold sequins, I visualize a platinum blonde girl with acrylics, luscious curls (and not in a very enticing way), and orange skin. So given the fact that such embellishments can be considered awfully tacky, I decided to start messing around with gold sequined pieces, trying to make them look somewhat modern, and well, somewhat ME.



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Antik Batik Erin mini dress, Nicholas Kirkwood platforms, Penti Victoria patterned backseam tights, Linda Farrow vintage 1950's sunglasses, and Ralph Lauren emerald green crocodile clutch



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Miu Sequined peep toe platforms, Topshop black shearling coat, Miu Miu corset mini dress, Stella McCartney garter belt, Nordstrom sheer thigh high stockings, and Carlos Falchi alligator clutch

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Topshop gold sequins harlequin shorts, Hue opaque tights, La Garconne slouchy knit sweater, YSL tribute platforms, and OPI bright red nail color

85 comments:

Bambola said...

Love the second pair of shoes, the second clutch (cream.pink) & that pair of harlequin shorts.

Absolutely amazing picks!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

I'm with you sister - it's why I don't vist polyvore often. Though I'm thinking of selling my firstborn child for a pair of Nicolas Kirkwood shoes, just kidding.

bluebird said...

adore the mini dress!

StyleCopycat said...

Lovely desireable outfits!

http://stylecopycat.blogspot.com/

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Demi said...

Mmm...those YSL tribute platforms are unbelievably gorgeous!
and haha, I love the description of girls wearing gold sequins - I have seen far too many of those girls around my town!!!
xx

Crystal said...

I love the YSL tribute platforms and the Miu Miu corset mini dress! So awesome, seriously.

Maybe we could link? I just started my blog, so, I was hoping to get more contacts, ha.

http://clearcutcrystal.blogspot.com

XX
Crystal

mangopeachapple said...

I'm really lemming the YSL tribute platforms. But 1. too expensive. 2. I wouldn't be able to walk in them.

Maverick said...

Love the Miu Miu mini dresses! I absolutely adore sequins right now, as well. How cleverly creative of you to mix and match! You have a great blog! Would you like to do a blog link exchange with me?

x. Mav

"Robby" said...

That Miu Miu mini and the Garter belt take me away...I would wear the entire bottom outfit, red nails included...Am I late (as usual) on polyvore?..It's my new favorite site.I need a Xanax ASAP!

Fashion Fille said...

those outfits are, indeed, very you! the dress is stunning.

Mónica Lice said...

Your blog is amazing!

Congrats from Portugal.

rosie. said...

quisiera encontrar uno igual pero he buscado en todas partes (fui a target hoy mismo buscando uno) y no tengo suerte :( si tienes suerte en encontrando uno, dejame saber! :)

m said...

they are all beautiful!

if only...

Trendy Gourmandise said...

beautiful

bare.peppermint.fashions said...

i love all 3 of them. but i am so digging those sequin shorts on the 3rd one! those are hot!

toni

WendyB said...

I have that Antik Batik dress!
http://wbjewelry.blogspot.com/2008/04/does-daddy-likey-plus-serious-stuff.html

Milk It Honey said...

i wish i could wear the last group all together for new years eve. that would be the hottest way to ring in the new year

Behind the Seams said...

i just adore your blog karla! added you to the list.. hope we can trade links ;) <3 trang

http://theseams.blogspot.com/

caylee said...

love them all!
my favorite is #2; that dress and those heels...

i love how they are all you. can totally see you rocking those sequin shorts!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

I love the first and last ones

I find polyvore sort of a waste of time.

vix said...

Love all of these ensembles.

What is your username on polyvore? I want to see the rest of your outfits.

Miranda said...

i can def see you wearing these :)
those topshop harlequin shorts are intimidating though hehe

Kelsie.Lynn said...

i hadn't heard of polyvore until now, it was a terrible idea to start. i just can't stop wishing i owned everything

i love the Nicholas Kirkwood platforms. i can totally see you rocking a pair

Ursula said...

love the mini dress and the YSL tribute platform shoes!

Alice X said...

I can totally see you owning all of those outfits and looking killer in them too! I wish i had those Nicolas Kirkwoods, everytime I see his shoes in a magazine, I wish so hard they were on my own two feet. Love your blog!

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Fashion Fixes Nudity said...

been lusting after the miu miu pumps mary janes for so long except in yellow

Juice said...

I played with Polyvore last night too. And I stopped because eveything I picked went into my cart in UO. LOL. I love that harlequin shorts combo. :)

Frou Flu said...

i love all 3 looks:) i think they look even better because of the way you put them together. without your ideas or those accessories (shoes,bags, tights), the outfits would appear ordinary in spite of the sequins that scream gold on that top and those shorts or the pouff on the miu miu dress:) you're a great dresser:) i adore nicholas kirkwood if only i could try on a pair... his shoes were (still are actually) on sale in hongkong with some styles selling for as low as $390. Sadly, they barely had any sizes left---well not my size anyway.

Dajana said...

surprise! :)))
http://www.net.hr/ljepota/page/2008/12/29/0159006.html

jesska said...

I really like the slouchy knit sweater, and gold sequinned mini-dress. Great outfits!

Runaway Gallery said...

I haven't checked this in a while and I noticed that you chopped your hair! it looks great!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

haha btw lady I had a "back turned to camera" sort of picture on my blog.

CHECK it out!

lepetitmondedejulie said...

all is beautiful!!
xx

Fashion Is Poison said...

the kirkwoods are an excellent choice, they were 75% off in vegas last week!

Ester said...

beutiful outfits!!

Kassandra said...

you are so creative and stylishly classic with all your outfits. and that's hard to come by these days.

Anonymous said...

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I love your creativity!!!

AlicePleasance said...

I'm totally with you on the Polyvore issue: I want everything!!
Love these sets :-)

María said...

El primero me chifla!!

Pixienish said...

Hahaha! Oh polyvore, the imaginary closet :( Love all your sets!

Fashion Victim said...

every piece is so you, Karla!

Fashion Tidbits said...

you're right. it is totally YOU! love those picks Karla

Karnikova said...

just wanted to let you know you are featured on a Croatian web portal http://www.net.hr/ljepota/page/2008/12/29/0159006.html check it out
bbye

Tonia said...

Polyvore is indeed depressing - I remember I used to overorganize mine, according by trend, season etc.. And I like the outfits you put together, I myself have set on ordering a pair of gold sequin skinnies =)

- http://labelleetlaitgirl.wordpress.com

briannelee said...

I love that green clutch!

kathrine said...

KARLA: what is you'r name on Polyvore?
i'm ktrinee

lovely sets you made!!

Megann said...

i have those topshop harlequin shorts on the 3rd set,
there even nicer in real life if im honest
x

zazoza said...

ohhhh those miumiu shoes are gorgeous, and style bubble actually just bought that pair!

Nemerae said...

That dress is amazing! :)
Btw, I'm going to make a dress by myself with a gold piece of cloth I've bought, it's really nice.
I love the 3 pairs of shoes you have posted, specially those Nicholas Kirkwood platforms *.*
Byee
xx

Isabel said...

I love gold sequins! They remind me of the flapper era, not some crusty artificial hollywood blonde!

A Girl said...

I NEED the Miu Miu corset mini dress!!! Too bad it's sold out everywhere :(

Renate said...

I wrote about you in my blog ;-)

Ashleigh said...

gold dress is yummmmmmms

_ said...

GREATT nail color. electric!

http://www.egotrippingatthegates.blogspot.com/

lisa said...

The second pair of shoes is gorgeous.

Samantha Smikle said...

love the third outfit! and the miu miu pumps in the second!
xo,
S.

Bedlam said...

gimmi, gimmi, gimmi, BEDLAM takes it all, dont know what BEDLAM will do with it = give to Mrs. BEDLAM, ha, ha, ha, ha. HELLO KARLA got to send you a 'merry christmas' hope you had a great one. BEDLAM just stopping by checking on your cute self, take care and to all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


Its gonna be BEDLAM

mandi said...

i love the tights in the first outfit!

great blog :)

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

when i dance in dreams, i am wearing those MIU MIUs. sigh.

polyvore should be shot.

anne said...

Wow those Nicholas Kirkwood platforms are Sweet! i think i'm crushing on those gold sequins harlequin shorts too.

Jen said...

The last outfit is my favourite!

copperoranges said...

those harlequin shorts are so awesome.

TheMinx said...

those hotpants are ridonkulous, I could totally see you rocking them. Check out my blog! I would love to be added to your links list :)

newyorkecherie said...

i love that black miu miu dress and i think theyd look sooo cute with the nail polish
xxo

Bella said...

The gold sequin harlequin shorts are sublime!

Paula R. said...

Karla, feliz año, que tu blog y tu estilo sigan triunfando en el 2009.
Estarás cansada de que te lo digan pero yo lo repito: QUÉ ESTILAZO TIENES.
Ahora que sé que entiendes el español, comentaré más por aquí ;) porque leerte siempre te he leído.
Un beso fuerte y enhorabuena.

Rosé Ghislain Magritte said...

Speaking of Polyvore, I created a look inspired by you ages ago.

http://www.polyvore.com/karla_inspired/set?id=2655025

Martha said...

I really love that first dress, gold sequins are my love.

e.jay said...

Gold sequins are always fab when accessories/accesorized accordingly. Fantastic job, as usual. And I am dying for all three pairs of shoes. :( Also, that glorious corset dress.

Anna Pope said...

I love gold sequines but I know they can be tricky to be worked with. But I love all the looks you've created, especially the last one!

Coco-Chloé said...

i love the second outfit.
feels more casual.

check out my blog tooo.happynewyear

Alexandria J said...

Ahh, gold glitter and those YSL tribute platforms. One can never go wrong with that combination!

Fashionista* said...

gorgeous combinations you have made!

*happy new year*

Petra said...

LOVE the outift with the garters! So, so gorgeous that it's depressing me now too...

Beautiful, inspirational outifts.

Happy New Year! I hope you have a beautiful year xx

Martha said...

Hey karla
just wondering how do you get your sets up onto your blog from polyvore?
<3

Caitlin said...

I got that TOPSHOP coat from christmas and basically wore the entire no. 2 outfit for new year, cept with bright pink AP stocking. Was immense xx

TRES22 said...

Those sequin shorts are hot! Love them. Very cute looks, Karla!

You are officially my latest and greatest style muse. Keep inspiring us!

~Inga
www.fashionistaatplay.blogspot.com

Elisa said...

the 1st and last are my fav. they're amazing

* f l u f f * said...

Loving the Antik Batik dress and the sequined Miu Miu shoes. . .
Really, I like it all :)

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