Friday, May 29, 2009

Bag Love

As a huge handbag lover I really must share with you some of my most recent adorations. Not that I can actually afford to buy any of them, but at least I can look at them and smile. And hopefully you can too.
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Marc Jacos Swarovski Stam Bag

Marc Jacobs Robert Jennifer Shoulder Bag

Miu Miu Studded Bag

Chloe Candy Clutch

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Week In Chic Thursday

It's thursday again and RedPoppy is bringing you the latest fashion bloggings stateside and around the world:

-Factio Magazine checks out beauty products from the south of France!
-Fashion Fille swerves a little off topic to a rising music star- but, don't worry, he still has excellent style!
-Fashion Pulse Daily picks the four must-haves from the Tracy Feith for Target Collection.
-Quinta Trends looks for the perfect coat for the South America winter
-RedPoppy Fashion(that's me) is in love with sparkling cocktail rings in a rainbow of colors, especially ones from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza's ornate line.
-Angelina inspires Runway to Retail with her look from Cannes...Here's how you can steal the style!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rainbow Sparklers

You already know how much RedPoppy loves a chunky and shimmery cocktail ring. Imagine, then, just how much more amazing such a ring is when it sparkles endlessly with a rainbow of precious stones and crystals. Lately I've come across the ornate and majestic jewelry line M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, whose pave-encrusted starburst rings (pictured below) and intricately-designed enamel bracelets are sold in stores including Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcuses all over the country.
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Anthropologie at ShopStyle

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dark Denim

I have always loved a super chic straight jean skirt, and I'm always on the lookout for a new one. Which brings me to one very important denim detail: The Darker The Better. Dark-wash denim and jeans is a soaring trend for good reason, as it takes an otherwise casual look to a whole new sophisticated level.

The ultimate example in handsome denim dressing (sorry but U.S. guys, except in J.Crew catalogues, never get it this right): The European tourist (especially if he's from Spain) wandering around Manhattan, or London, in a perfect pair of crisp dark jeans, paired of course with a navy crew-neck wool sweater worn over a plaid cotton buttoned-down shirt, and finished off with a gorgeous pair of brown/caramel suede shoes. Take note people, because believe me this look works every single time!

Mango at ShopStyle

Monday, May 25, 2009

Life's A Beach

RedPoppy has already prepared you for summer with some stylish flip-flops, essential sunscreen, and a rainbow of juicy lipglosses. Now all you need is a super cute straw tote to carry all your beach necessities. Here are three eye-catching straw bags from Nordstrom and J.Crew which will accommodate a beach towel plus your favorite Sophie Kinsella book.

Nordstrom at ShopStyle

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Summer Scented

Red Poppy has always had a very choosy sense of perfume smell (especially when she only wears CHANEL No.5), but when it comes to a really pretty bottle, then sometimes it bears a second sniff. Sephora has two fragrance arrivals just in time for some fresh new summer scents: Flora by Gucci and Miss Dior Cherie by Dior. Both are floral and light, and come in two very solid and feminine glass bottles which will look tres chic on any vanity set. Available at a Sephora near you.

Friday, May 22, 2009

More Cannes Red Carpet

According to many the festival at Cannes didn't really begin until yesterday, when Penelope Cruz set aside a bout with food poisoning to make an appearance at the various photo ops for her new Pedro Almodovar movie 'Broken Embraces.' Poor thing, it took a lot of good acting to muster up a smile in the face of distracting stomach cramps. According to even more people, the festival didn't actually begin until a dapper looking Brad and nearly naked Angelina swept into Cannes to promote Brad's new Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglorious Basterds.' Angelina wore a nude colored slit to there and backless Versace gown, but at least she looked less skeletal than usual, and a bit more robust thanks to a bright red pout. More peanut gallery below....
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Gorgeous black/white looks at the Amfar evening gala (although Claudia Schiffer needed some major help in the makeup department).

I'm not a big fan of cornflower blue for eveningwear. Besides, designer Donatella Versace looks like the bride of Chucky, Liz Hurley's prom dress bored me so much I almost fell asleep, and redhead model Lily Cole's gown looked more like an ill-fitting bathing suit with a chiffon cover-up attached.

At the after-party, Brad and Angie looked a tad worse for wear, aka slightly drunk and delirious, as they mingled with Hors d'oeuvres and party revelers. I wonder who's babysitting?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's thursday again, and Week in Chic brings you fashion, style, and always interesting tidbits from around the globe....

~Fashion Fille loves colors- and! Find out what's her favorite on the awesome tights site!
~Fashion Pulse tests (and not surprisingly loves) the new Sally Hansen Airbrush Spray Foundation -- find out why!
~Quinta Trends loves the Paulo Mendez new collection
~RedPoppy -that's us! brings you CHANEL's Resort/Cruise 2009 collection which was magically set on Venice's Lido Beach, Coco Chanel's favorite summer getaway.
~The Curated Life discovered the wildly sculptural wigs Charlie le Mindu weaves

Chanel Resorts to Venice

CHANEL's Resort/Cruise 2009 show took place last week on Venice's Lido beach with breathtaking views of the sunset and sand, a perfect setting and ode to Mademoiselle Coco Chanel's favorite summer getaway. The collection felt very 1930's, with nostalgic black and white sailor stripes worn with classic Chanel cap-toe flats, as well as drop-dead elegant suits only Chanel can conjure, and flowy chiffon printed dresses, all spectacularly understated. Mr. Karl Lagerfeld continues to knock my cheap socks off with his never-ending genius. This collection was, in one word, wow.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Summer Must

Being a freckly readhead, I'm a super advocate for wearing sunscreen on my face year round, especially during the sunny months. I've tried loads of sunscreen formulas including popular and never-heard-of brands which boast anti-pimples and sweat-proof everything, except that I'm already sweating through my first application before I've even stepped outside. So after many years of complaining, I've finally found one that I love and works for me: Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF of your choice (although higher is always better!). It dries almost instantly after you apply it so you're not left with a greasy face, and it's 100% hypoallergenic so no breakouts. Throw in a lovely scent, and voila! you have a perfect sunscreen. No excuses now!
Available at most local drugstores.

Flip Flop

Piperlime, the refreshingly elegant online shoe retailer which provides free shipping and free returns, is now stocked with a huge summer load of Havaiana flip-flops in many fabulous prints and colors. There's something for everyone, and my favorite part is when my shoe order arrives in a lovely white box filled with lime green tissue paper and lime print stickers. Fresh as a lemon/lime seltzer on a hot summer's day. Available now on Also, click here to enter Vogue's Havaianas sweepstakes to win a pair of 'It' designer shoes plus a year's supply of flip-flops.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cannes-Please Don't-Red Carpet

And on the other side of classy is Mariah Carey, doing her best clingy and overexposed impressions in her second-skin halter gowns.
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Juliette Binoche is a lovely actress, but her stylist and hairdresser need the sack. Her gown colors are unflattering and her hair looks like it was washed under an extra low-pressure shower head.
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Hillary Swank usually looks styled to perfection, but here I think she looks more like the Tin Man starring in Transformers III.
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Evangeline Lilly made it into my Cannes-Do right below this post, but the cut of this Mediterranean-blue Valentino gown makes the lovely star look, well, Lost at sea.
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