2.06.2010

Smitten Saturday

Pouch Potato Don’t think me a hypocrite by admitting this, as it is the holiday season – a time of confessions to ensure that one remains on Cupid’s good list, and doesn’t awake on Valentine’s Day morning sans a gleaming arrow in the front lawn or a box of chocolates by her bedside; but I am guilty of betrayal. Constantly I go on and on about my adoration for oversized handbags, and while such a proclamation has always been the truth, I must reveal that a new style of carryall has claimed my heart…la pouch.

Blame it upon my many rereads of Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, or my love for Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe, but I truly find it downright impossible to resist the receptacle-like contours and design of the petite pouches so frequently seen swinging to and fro from the dainty wrists of socialites during the Gilded Age. Thus, I am out to find one all my own. Lena Erziak’s Star Bag mixes modern with vintage courtesy of the shimmering gold star-shaped studs adorning its red suede surface. Good old-fashioned elegance and glamour is easy to achieve with Khirma Eliazov’s Mignonne Pouch. And it’s utterly impossible not to stir up a whirlwind of drama with Forever 21’s Vintage Rosette Purse in tow. Would you consider yourself a pouch potato dolls?

Pillow Talk Perhaps I am the only one whom feels this way, but I must admit that there is something quite enchanting about sassy script. The way the letters loop luxuriously, interlocking between one another to spell out everything from names to tongue-twisters possesses an elegant aesthetic which is an absolute delight to receive – especially in this day of technology where the typewritten word is most common in our lives. But alas; it seems very few are tickled by the fairytale-inspired whimsy brought about by handwritten notes covered in such pretty penmanship. Now, however, we no longer have to wait for a cute, yet completely clueless boy to, for lack of better words, get a clue; we can simply indulge in haute handwriting ourselves via LuLu DK’s Love Decorative Pillow – a picturesque place to lay our heads down covered in embroidery proclaiming the word “Love” in charming calligraphy. Ready for a bit of pillow talk, kitty cats?

Keep the Cocktail, Just Give Me the Dress Darlings despite the pretty pink pallor of the Cosmo so adored by Carrie Bradshaw, or the fact that cognac-hued Brandy matches nearly half of the contents of my shoe collection, I have never been tempted to sip upon one of these shimmering drinks; rather, they have simply become an accessory in which I clasp between my lacquered fingernails as I make the rounds about sophisticated parties, hobnobbing with handsome gentlemen and posh princesses dressed to the nines. Even so, my disinterest in cocktails has never prohibited me from fawning over cocktail dresses – specifically those crafted by New York City based Alexia Admor.

With over twenty years of crafting saucy numbers in the very heart of Manhattan’s fabulous fashion district, the designers of Alexia Admor have honed their creativity, embracing aesthetics with the ability to wow everyone from the girl next door constantly seen donning blue jeans and slouchy tees, to the glamorous goddess whom never steps foot outside without crimson lips and loads of eyeliner highlighting her pretty peepers. From the Ruffle Spaghetti Strap Silk Blouson and Jeweled Waist Strapless Sweetheart Taffeta Dress for the playful, to the Jeweled Neckline Two Tone Silk Charmeuse Taffeta Dress and Jeweled Neck Shimmer Satin A-Line Dress for the cultivated, Alexia Admor proffers a bit of beauty for everyone. Which cocktail dress is calling your name?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr and Alexia Admor for the pictures.


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56 comments

joei said...

well, it's not related to fashion but lately i've been smitten with the iPad ;)

joei
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Style (R)evolution said...

Love..Love!!

Aury said...

A cocktail as an accessory! Looove it! But seriously I love script too darling! And its slow but sturdy disappearance breaks my heart. That sounds like an adorable pillow though, and it would be such a lovely change from my normal everyday pillow patterns:)

Senorita Fashionista said...

Great selection of cocktail dresses, love all the jewel accessories added to them. Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo Jolie

zupu said...

I adore that Jeweled waist strapless sweetheart taffeta dress and also the Jeweled neck shimmer satin A-line dress!!!

Wish you a fabulous saturday sweety!

Hope said...

This week I am smitten with the beautiful snow, clothing with zipper detailing, and delicate sterling silver jewelery! I also love the detailing on that dress, so gorgeous!

Leah said...

I want some love pillows... seriously they are so cute. xoxo

daisychain said...

Excellent post darling

Jacqueline said...

I have been into the pouches lately too. I am looking for the red velvet rose pouch by Prada so let me know if you see it anywhere Erika! I am also smitten with my dogs this week for keeping me company when I wasn't feeling too well! Happy Saturday =) xo

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class act said...

I'm a big fan of clutches actually. I love the oversized bag as well-but a small clutch can really make a HUGE statement.

wonderfelle said...

ah i adore alexia admore dresses and the jeweled detailing on the neckline is so, so pretty!

Mimi said...

That star bag is fabulous, and so is that dress! I hope you have a great Valentine's day Erika. Have a great weekend as well!

Emily said...

those pouches are divine! completely and utterly adorable :)

Jen said...

i adore the lena erziak star bag!!! it's the most adorable thing i've seen in ages. if only they had a listed price...i'll have to look this up :P

great post as always!

Lady said...

I am currently smitten with perfume. I don't really wear it, but I'm sure I would if I bought the right scents, like Ooh La La by Victoria's Secret or Twilight Woods by Bath&Body. I actually went through a couple cocktails last night and boy did I wake up with a huge headache lol. I like the dress part better as well.

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polka dot said...

What was I smitten with? That's a good question. Oh I know: I got a press release from Topshop about the first design collections of the year: Mary Katrantzou who I discovered @ LFW (met her mom, actually) & Richard Nicoll, doing all these wonderful things in Nude. I really should do a post on them.

Okay: I've decided: I'm smitten with a Richard Nicoll for Topshop Bandeaau stripe denim zip off dress in a kind of nude/pink for £65. I'll post it, you'll love it, E.

I can't open the Alexi Anjor links but that one looks great. Seeing lots o'beige for spring, I love it! Hope you're having a good weekend. xx

Luana said...

I am guilty of loving cocktails, cocktail dresses and cocktail parties! Unfortunately I haven't been going out as much, so I look at all the beautiful dresses but don't actually get any unless I know I'll be wearing it soon :) This week I've been loving comfy wear for lectures. My favorite are layered tunics under a warm cardigan, a warm scarf, thick tights and kneehigh flat boots!

nookie said...

no problem,it was my pleasure sweetie,love your blog:)

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Oh, oh! I agree with you about the pouch bags! I almost bought one the other day. Love the star bag you posted a link to!

Lottie said...

this week, ive been smitten with boots! rocker ankle boots, or pirate tall boots, or just shoes in general. :)

Julia said...

I have also been falling for la pouch recently! They are so lovely and fun when compared the usual large bags I bring around!

xoxo
FashionEye

Scientific Housewife said...

That dress is cute!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yes to cocktail dresses! You can NEVER get enough of them!

All Women Stalker said...

Smitten by buckle boots I wish I can permit myself to afford. Haha

Lily Johnson said...

I love all the dresses!! Nice post girl.

Bonnibella said...

I must also admit I love over size handbags but there are times when I ditch it all for a smaller tory burch resin clutch. I have them in 2 colors and it simplifies my life!

Iva said...

I love those two shades together!! I think its such an awesome combo ;) hope you are enjoying your weekend Erika!!

Zanah said...

The pillows are very sweet ! Thx for visiting my blog :) Mon Mode Blog

Andie said...

i have an obsession with bags too! but not those super stylish bags, more of the omg-i-want-it-because-its-so-cute-but-wth-its-so-useless-its-like-shaped-like-a-fruit-or-something bags
love the first pic! :D

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Tenny said...

love this post. and i love that star bag too

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Cindy Whitehead said...

First of all LOVE the word smitten and i also love script, bags, cocktail dresses, etc etc. I am smitten with too many things I think (-: Loved your post.

The Fashion Fool said...

really well written post :)

naveen said...

hey this was good looks pretty

Nina said...

I'm going to go on a cheesy limb here and admit that I'm smitten with the hubby!

Have a great weekend, Erika!

Marz said...

OOO, I love the pouches you picked out. Big handbags have their place, but these are something special.
I'm definitely smitten with any thing teddy bears this week; have been for the last month or so. Bears are my favourite, so why not have some jewelery and other items dedicated to them?
-Marz

Elaine said...

Lately, I've been smitten with thick knit sweaters. And I've never been a fan of thick sweaters so it's actulaly quite exciting for me to go thrifting tyring to find the perfect one!

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GraceFace said...

I adore this post! :)
As of late, I've been quite smitten with all things vintage...

CLM said...

love the first image, wow.
thanks for your comment :)
fashion project x

Sabine said...

On a Sunday morning my choice would always be dress (+ an aspirin) over cocktails - especially if it's such a pretty one! Do I detect a weakness for colourful balloons in you, Erika? Wishing you a lovely Sunday!

Xisca said...

Love this nude dress. got one like that! xxx

Caramell said...

the dress is almost as marvellous as your writing ;D really missed your blog after some time absence *-*

have a fashionable week! ;*

Rachel said...

I LOVE the top photo! It used to be the header for my blog...

briannelee said...

Khirma Eliazov’s Mignonne Pouch is to die for! I want!!!!!

Margaux. said...

the pillow is extremely cute!

Haute World said...

Ooh, I've always loved daintier pouches and the dress pictured is gorgeous! I think at this point I'm smitten with anything that's not related to winter. Spring, will you please come now???

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling! You know I love Alexia Admor!

xoxox,
CC

Audrey Allure said...

i love the cocktail dresses :)

& thank you! it's so nice to see that we both have a lot in common haha <3

janettaylor said...

Great post!


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Sherin said...

Alexia Admor have such gorgeous dresses! Everything in their collection is so beautiful!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I am smitten with that pillow. Too cute!

J. said...

The pouch is so good...I like the fact that it's never so big that it can't be put on a table when one is out.

Fashion Court said...

i adore that dress!

Rachel said...

I have never been one for cocktails either since I don't drink. However, cocktail dresses are just too perfect to pass up! I'm loving the ones you have picked out.

I adore the Mignonne Pouch as well. Very gorgeous!

Dancing Branflake said...

Patent leather shoes! I for some reason can't get enough of them and have bought two pairs this week. Someone stop me!

Amy said...

This week, we were smitten with the snow! It's everywhere here in DE and more to come tonight! So pretty to look at and no matter how old we are, we still love to play in it! Stay stylish :)

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