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Victoria's Secret "It" Girl: Erin Heatherton

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
There is one event every year that both thrills and depresses me. That event is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a parade of long, wind-blown hair, six inch stilettos, enormous wings and tiny lingerie. Although watching the Angels strut across the runway can be slightly intimidating, the show also provides elements of of fantasy and fun, backed by killer music.

The Angels have changed through the years, but the crop at the 2011 show included a few of my favorites: Miranda Kerr,  Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton.

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The first time I spotted Erin, I knew she had "It," and I clearly wasn't the only one. She was discovered  while simply enjoying a vacation in South Beach. Her first major show was for the amazing Diane von Furstenberg during Fashion Week in September 2006, and she later represented Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Elie Saab, among a slew of other A-list designers. She has walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 2008, and definitely rocked it out this year.

I personally give her bonus points for having freckles, being a Midwest girl (she is originally from Skokie, Illinois) and describing her personal style as "girlie with a bit of an edge" (hello, that is me). Possibly coolest of all, she has a French bulldog!

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Fashion with Miss Piggy

Monday, November 21, 2011
As a child, I loved Miss Piggy. Reflecting upon it now, I realize she was one of my first "It" Girls. It makes sense, as we actually have a few similarities — both a little bossy and both slight drama queens. (But as she once stated, "I am not a diva. I am the diva.") Above all else, we are both fashion-obsessed.

Although her style has been noted for years, Miss Piggy's influence recently within the fashion industry has been ubiquitous. Not only has she been fashionable (but of course), she has collaborated with some of the biggest designers and brands in the industry. Here are some highlights of Piggy's presence in the world of fashion:

She attended Fashion’s Night Out in support of Opening Ceremony...

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And is part of their Muppets collection of shirts and sweaters.
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Marc Jacobs gave her a look at his SoHo showroom — and outfitted her in Marc Jacobs, naturally.
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A photoshoot for InStyle's November issue featured Miss Piggy decked out in everything from Jason Wu to Prabal Gurung. "Style is about expressing your inner self, capturing your personal ethos, and, most importantly, spending someone else’s money,” Miss Piggy shared with the magazine.
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MAC developed a Miss Piggy collection, including eyeshadow, eye liner and lashes.
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She is part of not one, but two OPI nail polish collections, including her own assortment of colors appropriately titled, "Simply Moi."

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Shoe designer Jerome Rousseau developed a heel inspired by Miss Piggy. The Diva Glitter Pump, retailing at $595, will be available at Sak's in January.
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With The Muppets release only a few days away, moi is most looking forward to seeing Miss Piggy take on the role of editor of Vogue Paris. Fitting!

Mary-Kate & Ashley Cover Vogue's Best Dressed Issue

Monday, November 14, 2011
From dolls and direct-to-video movies to a $1 billion empire, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become more than pop culture icons — they can also be credited as extremely savvy businesswomen. 

Arguably the most popular twins on the planet, these sisters are powerhouses that clearly cannot be stopped. Their imprint in particular within the fashion industry has resulted in a handful of clothing labels: The Row, Elizabeth and James (who also has one of my favorite Twitter accounts), Textile Elizabeth and James & Olsenboye, as well as the StyleMint line. Their successes even earned them a nomination for Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. (Check out this great article published a few months ago by Newsweek to learn more about their rise to fashion mogul-dom.)

As fashion megastars, it is slightly surprising that the girls had never landed a cover of Vogue. Thankfully, Ms. Wintour changed this by placing the girls on the cover of the Best Dressed issue, out on newsstands tomorrow (November 15).




Their infamous personal style receives swoons and critiques alike from the public. Ashley, recognized for her classic, sophisticated and polished looks, often contrasts her sister's style, as Mary-Kate often chooses edgier, eccentric pieces. Personally, I find them both to be two of the greatest style icons in Hollywood and always look forward to their street and red carpet looks.

To celebrate their Vogue honor, I've compiled a few of my favorite looks from Mary-Kate and Ashley from this year.


















Credit for all photos: OlsensObsessive.net

Wild Whimsy

Friday, November 4, 2011
Looking at my closet, it is evident that I am a huge fan of black. As my wardrobe matures, I am finding myself more drawn to printed pieces, especially anything with a little charm. Lately, I have been inspired by the whimsical animal designs my "It" Girls have been sporting.

Novelty sweaters seemed to come back in a big way a couple of years ago, but the have seen an even more significant resurgence as major designers continue to incorporate this '80s-style trend into their collections. Now, all sorts of critters are making appearances on the runway.

Victoria Beckham was recently spotted with "It" Girl-in-the-making baby Harper in a Patch Pocket Tunic from her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I am obsessed with the cat print!


Rachel Bilson also recently wore this swan cardigan from Topshop.


While this trend may be a bit polarizing, I think, paired with the right ensemble, these can definitely add spark to the "It" Girl's fall wardrobe. Below are just a few finds utilizing some fun animal prints, from simple to sequined.


Horse sweater, Asos



Elizabeth and James panther tee, Nordstrom



Markus Lupfer sequined pug sweater, ShopBop



Marc Jacobs 'Rickie Raccoon' top, Revolve Clothing



Chloé cat sweater, FarFetch.com



Elizabeth and James Print Long Sleeve Johnny tee, ShopBop


An Ode To My "It" Boy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A true "It" Girl holds her own — she naturally shines and stands out. But the very lucky "It" Girls have a partner in crime. That person for her to have adventures with and provide support in both the good times and the bad (such as a bad breakup or not finding the right pair of Louboutins).

This post is a little different and a bit more personal than those I have written in the past, but I feel as though my very own "It" Boy deserves his own spotlight because truly, he is the epitome of "It." If you are lucky enough to have met Aaron (aka The Ralphnerd), you already know he is extraordinary. But if you have not been so fortunate, allow me a few minutes to brag about him.


He is genuine, incredibly generous and extremely intelligent. A few of his fortes include knowing just the right thing to cause outbursts of laughter, comics (especially those that are Marvel-based), quoting The Great Mouse Detective (seriously, the most underrated Disney movie EVER) and menswear. In fact, his blog chronicles news, trends and tips for the often neglected genre of men's fashion. I can tell you for certain he is the most stylish guy in Chicago, and when we visited New York City this summer, I counted seven(!) compliments he received regarding his style within just a handful of hours.

This "It" Girl has experienced a lot of personal growth this year, much of which was propelled by my "It" Boy. He has been my rock, my very own stylist (saving me from numerous fashion meltdowns) and the absolute best shoulder to lean on. What's more, he has taught me something extremely important, and something every "It" Girl needs to remember: no matter how many people surround her, no matter how much designer fills her closet and no matter how often she is able to jet set across the globe, having a true best friend by her side is invaluable.

My prediction for my "It" Boy is that his bold ambition and creativity will lead him to run some facet of the menswear fashion industry within a few years. (As a side job, he will style Ryan Gosling, introduce us and inevitably be the Best Man in our wedding in 2015.) But no matter where he ends up, I know he will be successful, and I feel very lucky that I will be there beside him through the process.


Aaron and I giving our best Rachel Zoe and Karl Lagerfeld this Halloween. Maj.