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Revisiting Kelly Kapowski's Wardrobe

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
As I think about icons of my childhood, one name always rises to the top: Kelly Kapowski. Okay, maybe she wasn't real, but Tiffani (Amber) Thiessen as Kelly was beautiful, fashionable and undeniably the coolest girl at Bayside. I was captivated by Kelly from an early age, and remember desperately wanting her wardrobe and boyfriend. It's true - I firmly believe Zack Morris is still one of the smoothest, hottest characters in television history.


Although Saved by the Bell reigned in the late '80s and early '90s, upon watching re-runs, I realized  Kell was rocking some trends that can be easily updated in today's closet.


Floral Frenzy
One thing Kelly wore in nearly every episode were florals. Floral denim, floral tops and floral dresses were  serious staples for her.


Although Kelly did this in a very '90s way, florals are on-trend right now. Try something along the lines of the below to add a pop to your closet.

Shopbop



Denim Appreciation
Ms. Kapowski was a big fan of denim jackets, sometimes even pairing them with denim skirts or pants.


While to some, this trend feels outdated, it actually can be worn in a fresh way by playing with fits, silhouettes and proportions.

Revolve Clothing


Net-a-Porter

(Also available in an awesome lime green and neon pink.)
Nordstrom

Skirting the Issue
Kelly never struggled with the stress of coordinating separates. The majority of her outfits were skirts paired with a cropped tee, tank top or jacket.


Don't be afraid to show some leg with a mini skirt. The key is to find the right cut and fit for your body type. I recommend enveloping this trend into another one of my favorites, neons. (Of course, you know I adore everything neon.) 

Alexander Wang

Revolve Clothing


James Perse


All screen caps courtesy of yours truly.

Inspiration: Diane von Furstenberg

Monday, May 7, 2012
Designer. Philanthropist. Icon. When it comes to "It" Girls, Diane von Furstenberg is certainly a part of the upper echelon. So much more than the mastermind behind the staple wrap dress, Diane is an empowering figure. (It should also be noted that Diane is a fellow Capricorn, for which I can't help but to love her even more.)


It is impossible for a woman to not love DVF's designs based upon fit and pure timelessness alone, and I could rave about all of the pieces I currently yearn to have in my closet. What's more, I have come to find her famous nuggets of wisdom incredibly inspirational. I've highlighted just a few gems below:


"The most important relationship is the relationship you have with yourself."


"I believe all women are strong. Sometimes they just don’t show it." 


"Welcome the changes...trust your future. And trust yourself."


“The biggest mistake a woman can make is not to be herself in public or private.” 


"There's no success without frustration."


"You know, there's a thing about the woman across the room. You see the woman across the room, you think, She's so poised; she's so together. But she looks at you and you are the woman across the room for her."


"Fear is not an option."


"Take time to dream about the kind of woman you want to be, and then become that woman."

The last quote I find particularly powerful, and it coincides with one of my favorite DVF projects. In 2008, she collaborated with DC Comics to create a collection and comic book inspired by my favorite superhero, Wonder Woman. In times of doubt and distress, I like to remember the tagline: "Be the Wonder Woman you can be."

Cheryl Premieres "Call My Name" Video

Thursday, May 3, 2012
It has been too long. However, my "It" Girl-spotting has not gone unnoticed.


Whether you know her as Chezza, Cheryl Cole or just Cheryl, this UK native is a superstar (and can totally pull off the First Name Only thing). "Call My Name," the debut single from her third solo album, is a Calvin Harris-produced, club gem that instantly had me hooked. The video, released today, made the track even more enjoyable — between the chopped and screwed intro to the neon colors and, of course, Cheryl's pure gorgeousness. Rumors have swirled of Ms. Cheryl planning a collaboration with Rihanna, and, more recently, Lana Del Rey for her A Million Lights album. Two "It" Girls on one track? My ears are waiting!