Sunday, July 4, 2010

Gonna dress you up in my line, all over, all over

Madonna and Lola have designed a new junior collection, "Material Girl" that will hit 200 Macy's stores on Aug 3rd.

Madonna is following in the stylish footsteps of her great friend Stella McCartney, who last year debuted her line of children's clothing at Gap Kids stores. 

Madonna and Lourdes' new collection is described as a mix of soft and tough, ie: combat boots paired with a tutu dress, cabbage roses with black and white stripes, at pricepoints ranging from $12-$40.
All this is good news for this mommy as I found McCartney's collection to be priced out of the range for the average parent.
Will Madonna and child's collection be as big a hit as McCartney's?
After all, it's rumored that grown women such as France's First Lady aka rockstar girlfriend aka supermodel/singer Carla Bruni was buying some of the larger items from McCartney's Gap collection to wear herself!
We'll have to wait for next month to find out.
One thing is for sure, like her style icon momma, Lola has a great fashion aesthetic that's all her own.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oh but ain't that America for you and me

Happy Birthday USA!

 "We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon."
  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, July 2, 2010

Making lemonade out of lemons, with apologies to Kelly Bensimon

It's been a while since I've posted my faithful fashionistas, and I apologize.
I suppose I could tell you of what is going on and why I haven't felt up to blogging. But this is a fashion blog, not a “feel sorry for myself and throw a pity party” blog.
So let's just leave it at I've been lax and I will try not to take so long between posts again.
One thing I will divulge, I've been feeling a bit unnerved lately. Even more than my usual Type A self feels on a regular basis.
If you recall, back in January I planned to take up yoga again,

Karma chameleon

So this latest bout of anxiety pushed me to take up Bikram yoga, and I am hooked, line and sinker.
This is the type of yoga geared towards stressed out ruminators such as moi:
105 degree yoga studio to sweat out all the toxins, CHECK!
Same 26 poses done every class allowing a perfectionist like myself the ability to master each pose over time, CHECK!
Perfect opportunity to purchase all kinds of cute yoga outfits, CHECKMATE!

When I saw my instructor Elizabeth wearing these yoga pants, I knew I had to have them.

Unfortunately, this is the Boogie crop by Lululemon and is only available in black and only online.

Undeterred, I visited my local Lululemon store and found the Gather and Crow crop.

Talk about unlocking my inner bliss! These crop pants are so soft yet they smooth and hug my body perfectly. The slit in the back allows for ventilation which becomes oh so important when you are sweating off gallons during a 90 minute class. I felt a little closer to enlightenment just trying them on. They come in basic black, charcoal, and black with various colored waistbands.
I love them and think you will too.

And finally, I had a fellow student in my class this morning that made me think of the old line about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers:

“Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels

You see this student was Muslim and she did the entire 90 minute class in 105 degree heat covered from her head scarf to her long pants.
This girl was a true Chakra rock star.
If I can achieve just a portion of the mindfulness over matter that she clearly had, then maybe I will finally be on my path to a less bumpy state of mind. Namaste.