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Hi, I'm Riley a student studying fashion marketing. I'm from the midwest and obviously I love fashion! Don't forget to add me on facebook www.facebook.com/fashionistasian

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Reality Fashion The Hills of the City

It's obvious to many, preteens to women in their 30s, know what The Hills and The City are.
These shows have major drama, cat fights and hookups.
The best part about it all is the fashion of course.
The resident "Characters" of the show have their own side jobs which is designing. Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad have been together since the hills but departed due to different opportunities.
But together they've both become young designers to watch.
Whitney Port has her line Whitney Eve and Lauren Conrad has a line out for Kohl's Department store.
Both represent different spectrum of style.

Whitney Eve's Fall 2010 Collection

Honestly, I'm not super thrilled with what Whitney has to offer this season for her collection.
Her collections have all been super girly and I think she was going for a 60s-70s Vibe or a more psychadelic look and I'm not really feeling it. Here's a few pieces from her collection you decide!

Whitney Eve's Natalie Dress

Whitney Eve's Mae Dress

Whitney Eve's Audrey Dress

These are just a few personal favorites of mine from her Fall 2010 Collection but if you want to check out more from her lookbook go to


Lauren Conrad Kohl's Collection

All of Lauren's collections remind me of a more casual laid back type of girl. Her Kohl's line isn't designed for glamour but more for the everyday girl. I think a lot of it is inspired by the L.A. girl.
A lot of her clothes reminds me of stuff she would wear, but I guess as a designer that's your biggest challenge designing things that other people would wear. Here's just a few pieces that I picked as some of my favorite she has available right now.

Lauren Conrad's Lace-Striped Tee $16.99

LC Lauren Conrad Embellished Romper $34.99

LC Lauren Conrad Lace Skirt $21.99

Check out more of Lauren Conrad's line at Kohl's at

keyword: Lauren Conrad

Olivia Palermo
is well known for being on "The City" but actually she's a socialite. She has an impeccable taste for fashion and her style is New York and so sleek it's sick. Being the antagonist to Whitney Port's protagonist on The City probably doesn't score her any points fan wise. Regardless she'll make up for it with her designed accessories for Roberta Freymann called Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo. I'll give you guys a sneak peek at my favorites from this collection as well

Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo
Summer 2010

Le Marais necklace $270.00

Tribeca Necklace No Longer Available

Mitte necklace green $250.00

If you want to see more of Olivia Palermo's designs or just to see more of Roberta Freymann's accessories check out:


This was a long blog but I think you get the idea. These girls aside from the drama are very talented. My personal favorite out of the 3 girls is Olivia Palermo's necklaces. Personally I'd like to see what Olivia would come up with clothing wise but only time will tell!

Milwaukee Boutique of the Month: Urban Laundry

Everyone wants to have their own secret weapon for shopping right?
Well a lot of people don't give enough boutiques in Milwaukee the credit they deserve.
I think I'll share a boutique monthly and some of the items that they carry.
One of my ultimate favorite boutiques is Urban Laundry.
Urban Laundry is one of the best boutiques in Milwaukee, the reason why?
Urban Laundry has a little bit of everything for every girl.
They satisfy every fashion craving there is necklaces, rings, belts, bracelets, clothes etc.
So many styles and so many new trends to try. Your eyes will keep wandering throughout the store.The owner is super friendly and will give you the best customer service. They usually have trunk sales every couple months if you subscribe to their emailing/mailing list. 10%-25% if not more off regular priced items and then sometimes 50% clearance too.
The prices, from my experiences of shopping there, are pretty reasonable. Some of the pieces are so worth it!
Their sizes run from 2-12.

My personal all time favorite brand that they carry there is Ryu.

Ryu Gathered Metallic Jacket $81.00

Ryu Trenchcoat $84.00

Ryu Pink Multi Cascading Dress $98.00

Although some of these pieces may not be available at the store. You shouldn't have a problem shopping for this brand online. But drop in and see what they do have from Ryu because the draping and details are simply amazing! This designer just screams romance... and I LOVE ROMANCE!

Oh for a side note, after you're done shopping or just dropped by you should definitely take a look at Ristorante Bartlotta. Their deserts are beautiful!. I've never been to France before and the way their desserts were made made me feel like I was in France! Their food is also very delicious so stop by and have a little dessert to snack on.

Urban Laundry is located at:
7602 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2609
Call them at (866)528-7766

visit their website:

Ristorante Bartolotta is located at:
7616 West State Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Call them at (414)771-7910

visit their website:


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Statement Necklaces!

Statement Necklaces have been my biggest obsession lately! They're the only accessory that really come to my mind when I shop right now. I think the reason why they're so important is because you can wear it casual and you can wear it with a dress and it will make the outfit. Any fashionista should pick one up there are plenty of boutiques, department stores and retail stores that carry them. Express had a good promotion going on and I got 4 necklaces for less than $100! It was a steal. Personally I love their jewelry they're good quality for a good price.

Here's a few I picked up from express on a recent trip!

Nested Beaded Wire Bib Necklace $39.99

Long Layered Flower Chain Necklace $69.50

Wow I Can't Find The Other Ones on the Site! That's Sad! But I Have Few That I Would Recommend.


This is a little pricey for my range but this would be one of those pieces that are splurgeworthy!

For a more affordable version I would recommend...

Layered Fringe Necklace $44.90

WARNING TO BUSTY WOMEN! DO NOT! wear statement necklaces if you do not want your decolletage emphasized! Sometimes it's not always good to emphasize parts that already get enough attention as is. I recommend women with big busts to wear shorter minimal necklaces and if you're going to wear statement necklaces make sure it's with a t-shirt or a dress not revealing cleavage.

Everything here is from Express.com and is on the site as of today so shop your heart out! Also remember to take advantage of their Buy one, get one 50% off deal!

Let Me Introduce Myself! :)

Hi everyone! I'm new to blogspot. I haven't really had the chance to blog about anything lately because I've honestly been lazy lol. I realized that I really have so much to share and say about fashion. Not utilizing an easy way to communicate to other fashionistas in the world would be unethical of me. That being said, Hi my name is Riley I'm a fashion marketing student/stylist. I'm located in Milwaukee, WI.

In my younger years to the present I've always had a desire to learn and understand the meaning of art. For me I loved to express myself through colors, through shapes, and sketching. I like to observe obscure images and people just because it gets a whole imaginative flow going on in my mind. I think you can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress. You can tell whether or not they really care about their image or they don't. People have a reason for caring and some people don't. Whether or not they want to care is up to them and there could be a possible list of factors that add up to why. That's what makes it a lot more interesting dissecting everything about a person's persona based on the way they are dressed.

Recently I participated in a contest for Flaire Boutique's Milwaukee Style Trial. Although there were a total of 7 girls competing I was honored with winning the ultimate prize! First Place. Styling is a lot of hard work! I honestly thought that it was just throwing a bunch of clothes together and taking a picture. So many factors come into play like scenery, light, the model, fit, color, accessorizing etc. I realized after the competition that it's something that I wanted to pursue. Being able to dress many different people, make them see my vision and see my creativity put to work is really gratifying. I want to push myself to take more risks working with different people and have myself grow and learn in the process.

The reason I'm creating this blog is to share my ideas and thoughts about my love for fashion and my own aesthetic. I'll also share a few of my favorite beauty and tips about being a good bargain shopper. I think every person wants to find the best deals for less! And also the best of retail stores within Wisconsin! No one really blogs about style and fashion in Wisconsin so I'll put my two cents in. So prepare yourself to be fashionistasianized because I have a lot to say and you'll have a lot to read! :)