Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's A Brad, Brad World: "The Big Day"

Ahhh it's the finale of Brad's World! Wah.

The BIG question is, will Brad (as Gary puts it) be a weeping queen on his big day?

While watching Brad & Gary talk about "their wedding" coming up (which is not their wedding btw but puts a lot of weddings to shame) Brad says something really endearing to Gary.

"Just know that no matter how much time I'm spending with my dresses, I'll always love you more than them."

Big day-big news, Brad gets word that Kate Spade is hiring him as their stylist! So flippin awesome. Kate spade is my all time favorite brand and having that extra spark of whimsy added by Brad is going to ice the cake!

Gary's reaction to Brad's anni gift was classic. "I got a watch for 10 years, it's like I've been with a really good company."

Brad still does not know about his surprise gift from Gary, so the gift non-exchange was a little awkward.

SO by now everyone knows the big surprise for Brad, a Le Mis flash mob!

 Gary is the most awesome significant other (eh um. besides my own hubby). He and all their friends sang One Day More, in honor of a song that the couple sang to each other when they met in Greece! Enter "aweee" here.

"Success is so much more sweet when you have someone to share it with"-Brad.

Couldn't agree with you more Brad.

And on that note, au revior Brad's World, fingers crossed for a season 2.

Annnd my final Bradical look:


Brad looking daper for his perfect day wearing a Lanvin suit.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Louis Vuitton Inspired Nail Art: Minty-Go-Round

I'm loving the mint trend for Spring 2012 right now. Pastels and metallic are making a come back, and paired together they are quite luxurious.

To get the look, simply pick up a Mint nail polish and a metallic, could be silver, gold or rose gold. Paint your nails as if you are painting a french manicure, so leave the tips for last. And Voila! Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Pumps inspired nail art!

Urban Outfitters "Smush" & Soulstice Nail Colour "Crete"

Spring/Summer 2012 Louis Vuitton Merry Go Round Pumps

You can substitute Mint for any of these colors too!

Olivia Palermo pairing blue, white and silver for an effortless street style.

And for fun, I added on a little ensemble to match your mint-condition mani.

Tibi Basket-Weave Mint Dress
Merona Mittie Capped Toe Ballet Flat at Target $25

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Nail Art: And Best Picture Goes To....

Just in case you didn't know my cleverly designed The Artist nail art was this one "..." !

Because well it was inspired by silent movies of course!

I actually saw this movie, it was pretty darn good. A little mopey, but entertaining.

Hope everyone enjoyed the show. I was particularly fond of Angelina Jolie's black velvet Atlelier Versace dress. I liked her pose as well. Not sure if she was poking jabs at everyone, but it got our attention.

[Credit, Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

Nail Art: And The Nominees Are...

In honor of one of the most anticipated award shows, I came up with some red carpet worthy nail art. Each nail represents a Best Picture nominee. So a total of 9 plus the coveted Oscar.

Can you guess which nail matches up with which nominee?
OR what nominee will match up with the Oscar?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fab Five Friday: If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put Your Name On It.

This Fab Friday I picked my top five favorite ways to show off your name in the most stylish way!

Type Writer Initial Watch from Urban Outfitters

#FF everyday by showcasing your twitter handle 
with this gorge rose gold plate necklace by Bauble Bar.

No one will tell you to put a cork in it with this art!
Gotta love a DIY craft project to creatively display your name while recycling all those wine corks from years of good times or a night of sulking.

I only drink cappuccinos that are branded. No j/k.
 But it would make you feel kind of special right?

 Last but not least, A stylish setting to plush up your bed or couch. 
I'm crazy about the monogram embroidering. Perfect for the newly wedded or the forever in love.
$75-95 per pillow

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's a Brad,Brad World: "I Wore it Best."

Brad's back from Milan!

Shay is back and breaks in Brad's new style office, let's watch Brad break bad by dressing her as a girly bad ass chick, shall we?

Brad says this is def. worst dressed list territory.

I look good, right guys? Right? - YEAAHH

Things I learned today:

1. Pups crush on Brad speaks volumes.

"Even though he dresses like that she (Penelope) still thinks she's his girlfriend."-Gary

2. "Rose is like the gay mans beer."-Brad

3. Gary's crush on Brad, He would do anything for love...AND he will do that.
    Proven by sitting on a mini fold chair (a thimble, monopoly piece) eating a fruit salad as Brad scurries off passing Go and collecting his money from his Details meeting.

Ahh the things we do for love.

Bradical Look of the Week:

[minus the situation happening on the left] 
Brad's suit by: Thom Browne (loooove the mini black bow details all over the coat) Again, I want this coat. Second time in a row.

Next week is the finale, and Gary guarantees tears!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Fab Five Friday: Can't wait to Fall for 2012 Shoes


This week my Fab Five Friday was inspired by Fall fashion 2012 shoe designs! It's not even Spring yet and I'm already excited about Fall shoes. Typical.

Here's your shoe candy, eat it up kids.

 Prabal Garung
Photo: Mark Leibowitz
 This just looks delicious to me.

 Kate Spade New York
Classic Polka Dot Pump
Photo: Fairchild Archive
Need this, it can replace the staple nude shoe by adding some fun.

 Christian Siriano
For Payless
Glitter Stillettos
Photo: Getty Images
 Now this intrigues me, I'm going to have to make a Payless run.

 Rachel Roy
Stacked Peep Toe
Photo: Fairchild Archive
Instant street cred, I'll say.

Manolo Blahnik for J.Crew Tweed Pumps
Photo: Fairchild Archive
 Yes...for J. Crew. Don't get too excited ladies. I hear that they are in the running somewhere between $500-$600!

 Not your mommas tweed shoes. With the neon painted on top of the tweed pattern, this is sooo urban chic.

 I hope this sattisfied your shoe fix for now. A girl can never have too many shoes!

Which kicks are you most pumped for?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Who Wore It Better?

There's only soooo many times you can see a celebrity dressed up a tad ridiculous until you've had enough. This is my revenge of the quirks. I'm on to you and your style stealing ways!

Here's my "Who Wore It Better" for this week.

Betty Nicki or Veronica?

Personally I think Veronia rocked it. It's all about the posture. And her back up crew is much more lively too.

In case you missed it, here was the other one from Monday:

Who Wore It Better?

Mega Man or This chick crying for attention at the Grammy's Red Carpet Sasha Gradiva?

Follow my The Fashion Palate on Facebook for more of these posts and chime in on the debate!

So, Who Wore It Better?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Post Valentines Day Style, Sweets & Surprises

I hope everyone had an amazing Valentines Day, (for those non vday believers: Tuesday)!
 Kind of a late night post since my other lap top refuses to upload pictures now! Hmppffh... Guess it's almost time for an upgrade. Anyways, Valentines Day is always a great excuse to dress up all cute and bake something sweet. I also love a little DIY gift to a loved one. Here in this post you will see a little bit of it all. Because well I love, love. Enjoy!


Fashion Palate Baubles:
Bead Necklace from Jest Jewels 
The Queen Ring by Bela Koi
Heart Cuff by Betsy Johnson
Silk Clutch by White House Black Market

Here's What I Wore:

 The Fashion Palate Style:
Peplum dot top by H&M
Black skirt by Many Belles Down
Navy Coat by Tulle

Sweets by The Fashion Palate:

Homemade French Macrons. Raspberry Macrons with Vanilla Bean Cream.
Lovely little treat for any day really! But made special for that special someone.

And a Surprise!

My husband hooked it up! He surprised me with the Jason Wu for Target Cat Tote that I've been meowing about for weeks. I think it was just to quite me. Husband of the year.

Absolutely love it! 
Here's where I get creative, I followed a little DIY from Lauren Conrads blog and created this dynamite Valentine! Thanks LC.

Thanks for checking out my style, sweets and surprises post today! If you have a post you did for Valentines please share with me here on the comments.

It's a Brad, Brad World: "Ciao Brad!"

It's a Brad, Brad MILAN!

 Behind every good designer is a...stereotype?

Brad & Gary's Fashion Show Designer Definitions:

Ferragamo: For when I want to be the daddy Italian
Versace: For when I want to dress like a rock and roll slut
Dsquared2: When I want to dress like a bigger slut

Gratuitous crotch shots from Bravo....

I loved seeing the hustle and bustle from fashion show hoping and all the outfit changes that Brad did. Dressing in your drivers cars before a show, now that's dedication.

OK my fave "real Brad & Gary moment" was the photo op. So typical. Why is it that the other half always seem to have trouble taking a decent blogger style photo! It must be some weird alternate couple universe where posing for what should be a simple quick picture is just never quick or simple! I love it!

LOVE that Brad is getting a taste of the blogging world. He was working on a Details blog while viewing fashion shows in Milan. And the look of shock when he found out it was more than cute pictures, and that he had to actually write things daily was priceless.

Also I hate to admit. I got a little teary eye when Brad & Gary were talking at the Italian restaurant and Gary told Brad how wonderful it was to be able to see Brad follow and living his dreams and how he gets to follow the dream with him. Now that ladies & gents, is a power couple.

Bradical Look of the week:

[Photo Credits:]

Brad in this hip teal blazer number which he was hooked up with from DSQUARED2 themselves! I would actually loooove to own a women's version of this blazer. It's totes awesome. And the fuschia pants...out of control.

Until next week, Ciao!