recent outfits and a very stylish christmas!

I found this photo on my camera and I have no idea when its from, but I figured I'd post it because my tights are AWESOME:

I very much enjoy patterned tights and look forward to expanding my collection of them in the future.

On Christmas day I wore this:

Despite the fact that it was a very casual affair, I always like to have an excuse to dress up!

Our Christmas tree, which I nicknamed Seth Rogan (because it was a little chubby, but still amazing) and then made my boyfriend. It looked so lovely all lit up!

Some stylish gifts included:

Style bibles by Ms Zoe and Mrs Beckham

Makeup manual by Bobbi Brown:

Some makeup, including roll on shimmer and deodorant in my signature scent, Pink Sugar by Aquolina, some glitter eyeliners and a green eyeliner from MAC, plus a Sephora gift card

Any my parents also gave me a gift card with some money on it, with which I bought these babies:



And today I had my first day of work! No one was really there, but I looked SUPER cute anyway (please excuse the bitchface, this was after work)

The cape and the skirt are new, and they're so fun! Don't I look so Blair with that cape?

Overall, everything is good and I'm glad to be blogging again!



back like a vertebrae.

Hello little Waldorfians!

With finals and the holiday season, I have been too busy to blog :( BUT REST ASSURED there will be a post tomorrow after I finish post-christmas sale shopping!

To tide you over - my main girl Coco Rocha is blogging! http://ohsococo.blogspot.com/. LOVE HER.


non-fashion related (well, sorta) business

I'm constantly inspired by film and actors. I think theres something to be said for film as an art form rather than just an entertainment medium. I think movies have a lot to offer in terms of fashion inspiration and inspiration for life in general.

Anyway, Entertainment Weekly recently did a list of their 50 sexiest movies. I LOVE sexy movies, so of course I was intrigued!

The list begins here: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20241620,00.html

I've only seen a few of the movies on the list, so I've been making my way through them. Last night I watched Unfaithful with Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, and Richard Gere.

Diane Lane is officially my newest girlcrush. I love stories about sexy, passionate love affairs. Especially with hot french boys!

But what really got me what this guy's apartment. His character is a book dealer, so he's got this ridiculously huge SoHo loft FILLED with books. Let me tell you, I would have ripped his clothes off right then and there. It was just so exquisite! I wonder how people get into that business.

Anyway, you can see a clip of it around 8:55 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxu6EMtTqdk

And from there you can watch the whole movie! yaayyy youtube!

Tonight I'm going to watch The Age of Innocence with Michelle Pfiffer and Daniel Day-Lewis (LOOVVEE DDL)!

Hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!


writing fashion

Hey all:

Here's an article I wrote for my school newspaper on my favorite subject: tv fashion (and BLAIR!) It's kind of long, but AWESOME (obviously, cuz I wrote it.)

Fashionistas tune into TV for latest trends

Every week, fashionistas all over the country tune into their TV not just for the drama and entertainment, but to see what their favorite characters are wearing. What started with "Sex and the City" and a shoe-obsessed Carrie Bradshaw developed into a stream of TV shows trying to make their mark on the fashion world.

Today, thousands of eager men and women vie for jobs at top fashion magazines. Elle magazine is one such publication showcasing 11 interns competing for one spot on a reality TV show on the CW network. "Stylista" is the newest of the more than 10 fashion-related shows on basic cable this year. The CW also features shows like "Gossip Girl," "America's Next Top Model," "90210" and "Privileged," while cable network Bravo produces hit shows like "Project Runway," "The Rachel Zoe Project" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style."

Certainly "Sex and the City" is the most well-known and beloved fashion-related TV show. Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte have made designers like Manolo Blahnik and Patricia Field, the show's costume designer, into household names, while influencing magazine editorials, store windows and fashion trends. Sarah Jessica Parker is counted among the top celebrity trendsetters, and the movie version of the show was so popular, actress Kim Cattrall recently confirmed the possibility of a sequel.

"The clothes are like another character in the show. They help make it real," actress Cynthia Nixon said in an interview with People magazine. However, the fashion-forward foursome of "Sex and the City" had a budget that allowed them to have a label-filled closet that most people cannot afford. To combat this, many Web sites began showing low-budget fashion enthusiasts how to "get the look for less."

A similar phenomenon has occured with "Gossip Girl," a show that some have declared fills the void left by "Sex and the City." The teen drama, based on a popular book series, showcases "the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite." Like the women of "Sex and the City" girls, the characters on "Gossip Girl" have money and designer duds at their disposal. However, the show's increasing popularity has forced the fashion world to make the looks shown on "Gossip Girl" accessible to those with lower budgets.

Blair Waldorf, one of the main characters on the show, single-handedly brought about the trend of chic headbands and multi-colored tights. Those looking to copy Blair's look need not look further than Forever 21, whose fall/winter line includes more than 20 types of tights and leggings, and numerous styles of headbands.

The CW's morning news now includes a segment showing viewers how to get Blair's look for less, and features characters on other fashion-centric CW shows. Web sites like gossipgirlinsider.com and gossipgirlfashion.com also show how to achieve the character's style on a limited budget.

Reality shows have also made their mark on the world of fashion by showcasing the "behind the scenes" moments of the fashion industry. The wildly popular "Project Runway" has become the springboard for new up-and-coming fashion designers, including season one winner Jay McCarroll, season three winner Jeffrey Sebelia and the "ferosha coutura" winner of season four, Christian Siriano, all of whom have showcased at New York or Los Angeles' Fashion Week.

Siriano also designed gowns for the models at the Emmy Awards and appeared on ABC's fashion-centric "Ugly Betty." "Project Runway's" host, model Heidi Klum, even wore one of Siriano's designs to the Emmy Awards. The fashion elite have taken notice with guest appearances by Parker, Diane von Furstenburg, Victoria Beckham, Brooke Shields, Nicky Hilton and Catherine Malandrino.

The show even produced two spin-off series, "Project Jay," following the struggles of McCaroll, and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," a fashion makeover show.

Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project" follows celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe as she works with designers and boutiques to style celebrities such as Debra Messing and Jennifer Garner. Having already established a successful career, Zoe is able to show viewers the glamorous but stressful life of a stylist as she attends fashion shows, meets with designers such as Erin Featherston, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, and spends thousands of dollars on designer and vintage clothes.

The CW's "America's Next Top Model" and Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" show wannabe models working the runways, doing photo shoots, commercials and going on go-sees with designers. Shows like these give aspiring models the chance to show the industry their talents. Winners from both shows have signed with agencies and walked the runways in major fashion shows.

Fashion-based television shows have created a marriage between the high fashion world and everyday people. By giving viewers access to high fashion designers and name brands, those watching at home have become more aware of the fashion world and what it really takes to be a part of it, as well as making viewers more conscious of their own personal style.


Enough for Forever

Alright, I admit it...I am a crazy Twilighter. Not as insane as those little fourteen year olds who mob Robert Pattinson...I'm Team Jacob anyway...but I will admit that I've just finished reading Twilight for the third time since I began reading the series over the summer. The movie is coming out soon and I wanted to re-familiarize myself with the story before it came out. I basically have it memorized now. It's sad, I know.

Anyway, making this fashion-related...I recently discovered Polyvore and decided to play dress up with the Cullens!!

This is the first in a series. I'm going to try and do all the characters if I can.

Bella Swan by christina waldorf

Prom look: Blue Chloe Pleat panel dress, shrug from Debenhams, Jimmy Choo King metallic sandals

Everyday: Top from Forever 21, J Brand Love Story flared jeans, pearl ring from thehungersite.com, Bella's bracelet from Twilight Teez

Rosalie Hale by christina waldorf

Herve Leger Basketweave halter dress, Chloe Saskia accordion tote, Christian Louboutin Very Noeud slingbacks, Tiffany & Co. Circlet Diamond Ring
Jacket by Dorothy Perkins, Silver hoop earings from Tiffany's, Rosalie's Necklace by Artisan Designs in Portland, Oregon

Alice Cullen by christina waldorf

Miu Miu Metallic pumps, Anna Sui Lace vintage top, Anna Sui Phoenix deco print dress, Forever 21 blazer, Betsey Johnson watch, Topshop grey skinny jeans, Anna Sui makeup, Alice's Choker by Artisan Designs in Portland, Oregon


In this town of halloween....

What would Blair Waldorf do, you ask?

Blair Waldorf would wear these fantastic tights and sit on the steps of the Met, THATS WHAT SHE WOULD DO!

The guard at the Met gave me a really strange look when I announced that I was feeling "so Blair right now"

Halloween in New York was fun but tiresome. I sprained my foot and have to wear flat shoes and hobble around like a cripple! But A & myself and a bunch of A's friends from NYU had a delicious time frolicking about and meeting interesting people and talking in British accents and such. I FINALLY found the pink wig that I've been searching for, and went as my popstar alter ego. A had issues with costuming so we decided she could put on a tiara and go as Kate Middleton!

Look at A's lashes!! The falsies look so good on her!

After a while we got tired and went back and changed, I out of my wig and A into a different dress and sans tiara. We went out again and some lovely boy on the train that almost landed us in hobolken asked us what we were dressed as, "peacoats and normalcy?", and then told us about the film The Warriors which is a 1978 cult classic and I'm watching it right now and am kind of in love. Highly recommended. It's like Gangs of New York meets A Clockwork Orange, but during the late 70s. Fun fun!

Last weekend my friend HeyKate and I went to this local band show, and it was a Halloween show so I went as my original costume idea, Edie Sedgwick!! It turned out really great and I loved being Edie!


test-run hair and makeup (sans beauty mark and falsies)

post-rain hair :( no good


Halloween is my favorite holiday. I think next year I might be Barbarella. But who knows, I'll change my mind a billion times before that day.


Gemma Arterton: Bond Girl style

Okay so, I love Bond Girls. I want to be a Bond girl. But not one of those ones thats only there for sex, one that gets a gun and fucks shit up. I want to be a badass Bond girl.

Anyway. Gemma Arterton is the newest Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace". I think she is totally adorable. She's been in a few films that I liked, which are St. Trinians and RocknRolla.

Anyway, here's what she wore to the premier:


She looks GORGEOUS.

so not fair.