Sunday, January 31, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell at When in Rome premiere Indie Fashion Addict
Kristen Bell attended the premiere for her newest film, "When in Rome" Wednesday night wearing this awful long-sleeved brown dress. She's showing off some of her back and stomach since her dress is pulled together by what can only be described as some sort of rope. Yikes! Somebody needs to call the fashion police.

{Photo via The Huffington Post}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Addiction: Peeko Apparel

Peeko Apparel at Indie Fashion Addict
One of my most recent addictions is Peeko Apparel. I have literally fallen in love with this Etsy shop in the last couple weeks. I first spotted the above reconstructed Dad's dress shirt and thought how creative it was that someone, designer Brook Fung to be exact, had taken this old plaid shirt and given it a new fun and flirty look. Then I realized that there is an entire shop where you can not only order your own custom reconstructed men's shirt but you can purchase some of the most innovative clothing and accessories I've seen.

Monday, January 25, 2010

This week's addictions . . .

Let's get back to basics. Having a small collection of simple, flattering tops and bottoms is essential when building a great wardrobe. These items are perfect for layering or casual wear. Without having to spend a lot money, here are a few of my go-to shops for basics:
Lamixx on Etsy at Indie Fashion Addict

1. Lamixx. I love their feminine and sexy basics. Period.
Foreign Exchange Clothing at indie Fashion Addict
2. Foreign Exchange.There are several of these stores throughout Southern California and their website has been promising me for at least a year that I will be able to buy online "soon." I hope that its sooner rather than later because they have great basics at very affordable prices for men and women. They're a little bit like H&M, except better.
We Love Colors at Indie Fashion Addict
3. We Love Colors.If you are looking to buy tights, leggings, shoelaces, gloves or socks, this is the place to look. They have such a great variety for men, women and children that you are bound to find what you are searching for. The leggings alone come in 51 colors! So if you are the type of person who wants basics in black and grey or hot pink and neon orange, they've got you covered.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: SAG Awards

Many stars showed up on the red carpet for the 16th annual SAG Awards yesterday. As usual, there were some stars who looked absolutely stunning and other stars who just stunned people with their bad fashion taste. Here are my picks for the best and worst dressed:

Best Dressed: Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger SAG Awards 2010 at Indie Fashion Addict
Pictured here with fiancé Joshua Jackson, Kruger looks radiant in this golden Jason Wu gown.
  Runners-up: Kyra Sedgwick, Lea Michele and Christina Applegate
{Photo via NY Daily News}

Worst Dressed: Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren SAG Awards 2010 at Indie Fashion Addict
Not only does her skin actually look like leather these days, but this Armani PrivĂ© dress is NOT meant to be worn by someone her age. Next red carpet she should stick with something simple and classy.
Runners-up: Paula Patton, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore
{Photo via Examiner}

Monday, January 18, 2010

This week's addictions . . .

Last week, I was in a bit of a funk. We all have bad days (or weeks) and sometimes it helps to have something inspirational around to remind us that life isn't so bad. I know it's a bit cheesy, but here are a few items that make me smile:
Choose Happiness Tee at Indie Fashion Addict
1. Choose happiness shirt. Even though it doesn't always seem like it, happiness is a choice. So, put on this eco-friendly shirt and smile. True story: I actually got dumped while wearing one of these shirts. I was crying, and then I looked in the mirror and realized I was wearing a "Choose Happiness" shirt. There was nothing really left to do but laugh.
A.I. Paper Design Ransom Quote at Indie Fashion Addict

2. Ransom quotes by A.I. Paper Design. I discovered A.I. Paper Design several years ago when my mom got one of their items as a gift. I immediately Googled them and found that they sell these great pieces of art called ransom quotes. Each quote is created with different elements, much like a ransom note, and housed in a handmade stained wood box ready to hang on your wall for daily inspiration. This one says, "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
Inspirational necklace at Indie Fashion Addict

3. Live, Love, Laugh necklace from Kristen's Custom Creations.Three simple things that are very important to remember.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey AVN Awards at Indie Fashion Addict

{Photo credit: Denise Truscello}

Last weekend, I worked the red carpet for the 2010 AVN Awards held at the Palms here in Vegas. The porn stars were all very nice, but for the most part, the fashion was horrible. It's probably because they don't spend that much time wearing clothes. Most of the women's outfits looked like prom dresses from a picked-over sale section and the other women were wearing outfits that did not leave nearly enough to the imagination. Sasha Grey was the one star that looked refreshingly beautiful. Here she is in her dominatrix-esque evening gown with an updo and great eye make-up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief Fundraiser

When something devastating like the earthquake in Haiti happens, we all want to help and sometimes don't know where to start. Well, now you can do something to help and get awesome indie goods at the same time. Indie Fixx has created a silent auction with donated items from indie crafters, artists and designers. All the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Please take a moment to check out this Haiti Relief Fundraiser and start bidding!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Project Runway!

Project Runway at Indie Fashion Addict

So, I was a little behind on getting into Project Runway, mostly because I hate reality shows. But after recommendations from several friends to watch it, I decided to check it out. I really enjoyed last season because it gave me a chance to watch people create something I love (fashion) by doing things I simply cannot do (draw and sew). Although I heard that last season wasn't the best, it's the only one I've seen so I'm excited about the new season. It begins airing tomorrow on Lifetime at 10 p.m. Are you going to watch?

{Photo from}

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Joel McHale

I love a man in a suit. Especially these shots that Joel McHale did for GQ in October. Seriously, he's gorgeous.
Joel McHale in a suit at Indie Fashion Addict

One of the reasons that I have Joel McHale on the brain is that we have three new interns at my work this week and I was sharing with them my love for Joel McHale and my story of when I randomly ended up on TV with him. That's right, I was on TV with Joel McHale! He came to Vegas to do stand-up and my bosses (who are awesome!) found out that he was going to be a guest on our local FOX affiliate. Naturally, I went down there to give him two dozen cupcakes and say hello. What I didn't expect, was that he was going to bring me out during his interview and refer to me as "cupcake girl." Here is the clip of me on TV with Joel McHale. Watch as I scoot closer to him during the interview because I'm silly and had no idea what to do. What a fun morning!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Resolutions 2010

So, my only resolution this year was not to make any resolutions. I always seem to make the same ones and then give up shortly into the year. So, in 2010 I am just going to do my own thing and see how that goes. However, if you are one of those resolution-making people, I have a great resolution idea for you: buy more handmade goodies! To get you started, here are some of my favorite shops to find handmade treasures:

Start by getting clean with some of the most wonderful handmade, vegan soap from Soap Rehab. My favorite flavor? Brown Sugar Pecan. Yum!

Just in case the soap didn't make you smell yummy enough, put on some body lotion from Elli Beauty. My favorite flavor? Pink sugar. You will actually smell like cotton candy/an awesome carnival.Oh, and they have tons of "Twilight"-inspired items too.

Now, get dressed! Emily Ryan, a Portland-based designer, has a collection of beautiful and unique dresses, jumpers and tunics that are all made to order. I dare you to not fall in love with her stuff.

It's cold out! So, grab yourself some knitwear - a scarf, a hat or maybe just a neck warmer. Indie As Knits has wonderful original hand-knit items made right here in Las Vegas. Yes, we have a few crafty people here! She also makes her own tea, available here.

Lastly, why not send an original card to a loved one? Sycamore Street Press has cards with the witty little things you think, but won't  find on a card at Hallmark. I particularly like the above card because I happen to have one of those people in my life who seems like the only reason they send you a gift is to get the "thank you" note. I guess I'm not the only one.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Addiction: Hopeless

Hopeless at Indie Fashion Addict

I'm hopelessly in love with the Australian vintage-inspired lingerie line, Hopeless.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Drew Barrymore

I know 2009 has officially ended, but I have to say that this was one of my favorite red carpet looks of the last year. Drew Barrymore in Dior Haute Couture at the Golden Globes. Elegant and classy.

{Photo via The Insider}

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Decade!

Happy 2010! I know I have been MIA for a couple months and I'm sorry. It's mostly because I bought a new house (YAY!) and a few other very exciting things which I hope to be able to tell you sooner rather than later. I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year. To start it off, I could use one of these guys as a desk decoration.
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