All that glitters…

HAPPY FRIDAY! 

There is something about sequins that just make me feel instantly better. For a meeting (fashion-based), I wore this gold sequined jacket that I had bought nearly three years ago. I kept the rest of my outfit very simple; total black. I did add some red lipstick to give my look a little va-va-voom. I also put my hair in a knot-bun, something I’m not usually one to sport. I’m all curls or straight hair, so testing new ways to “update” my hair is always fun!

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Graduation Party

As you all know, or at least those who read my post on my recent graduation, I had a little graduation party. On the contrary, nobody was break dancing or going crazy. It was a small intimate dinner followed by some lounging and some champagne sipping. For my graduation party I wore this dress I snagged at Forever 21 (I know, F21 as a graduation dress? Just wait!). When I saw it, it looked a LOT more expensive than it was. I was apprehensive to try it on, but I did. Instantly, I fell in love. It had a very Chanel inspired look to it and the light sparkle really made this dress, the one.

It was such a great party and once again, THANK YOU to all my friends and family for making that night so magical!

My amazing boyfriend & My parents!

DRESS: FOREVER 21

SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

BRACELET: SAIT KOC

Christmas Wish List

As Christmas is quickly approaching I have been on the hunt for presents for everyone but me! Well, I decided to take a break from scouring the world for the perfect present for my mother, father, boyfriend and best friends to figure out what I would truly want.

These are just a few of the “realistic” items I would want (I could dream for more Louboutin’s, Chanel & Balenciaga purses this year!). These are in no particular order:

1. Alexander McQueen Leopard Skull Scarf

I have a few already (I’m quite the McQueen addict), but I have yet to get a leopard scarf. Although I know I could always opt for a simple $30 leopard scarf, nothing feels sexier than the silky material of a McQueen scarf. Also, I love skulls so a mix of wild animal print and rock star skulls just tickles my fancy in a way that just can’t be described.

2.  Chanel Resin Cuff with Metal & Strass 

Let’s just say I’ve always wanted a piece of Chanel jewelery. I would love a lovely pearl or onyx double layer necklace, but a cuff is something I would wear more often (actually, it’s probably more reasonable than a necklace, hence it’s on my Christmas list!). A sexy cuff will always look chic whether it’s worn with jeans and a t-shirt, or a dress!

3. Micheal Kors “Runway” Silver Watch

I have had a lovely gold watch from Micheal Kors for about a year now, and I love it! The only downfall, I am usually stuck with wearing gold jewelry. This year, I’d like a silver watch in order to have the option to choose which metal I want to wear. After all, I’m always late for everything…the more watches I have only means one thing; I can potentially be on time. I also like the more “masculine” appearance of this. My gold one is super “feminine” so it would be nice to mix it up.

 4. Celine “AUDREY” Sunglasses in Tortoise/Brown

I have been dying for these specs all summer. As I was in France, I went into almost every optical store hunting these gorgeous frames out. I even went into Celine stores and they were sold out of the color I wanted. It was heartbreaking. Hopefully Santa can see how hard I have been working this year and stuff these in my stockings! That would be amazing…

5. Hermes Reversible Belt in Black/Orange with Gold Brushed “H”

Call me crazy, but for the past two years I have not been able to get my hands on one. I need the smallest size as I’m a 25″ waist, but this item of luxurious leather is hard to find. Hopefully Santa snagged one for me…if not…bummer! One day…

6. Gift Cards Galore! 

I love the physical act of shopping. And I love not having to pay for my shopping (who doesn’t?). So Santa, if you’re reading this, please get some fun and festive gift cards to the following stores(or just one, I won’t be picky!): Forever 21, Lulu*s, H & M, ALDO, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora…I mean, you know me pretty well Santa.

I know the word “realistic” may have confused you all, hence the ” “. This wish list for Christmas is fantasy, but I still believe in Daddy Clause! Just kidding!

Stay tuned for a CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY from Le Fashion Monster & Blush Boutique!

What items are on YOUR wishlist?

Cozy Classic Chic

Sweater dresses are the perfect Fall staple as they allow you keep it casual during the day or sassy for a night out. This basic sweater dress I’m wearing is one of my favorites. Earlier in the day I paired it with ballet flats, a leather motorcycle jacket and a leopard structured bag. The outfit below was for my night out and I kept it simple. I added a funky belt with black and gold details and my over-sized Chanel quilted bag. I threw on a pair of sky-high black heels to elongate my legs and of course, make me taller. The sexiness of the fitted dress and the heels really make this a perfect date night outfit. The best part? It’s comfortable…nothing like a soft blanket that fits like a glove and keeps you warm, yet still manages to make you look sexy.

DRESS: BLUSH BOUTIQUE

SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN “BIANCA”

SUNGLASSES: CHANEL

BELT: FOREVER NEW

PURSE: CHANEL

SHOP MY LOOK:

White House Black Market Sweater Dress – $108 Bebe “Tyrol” Black Pumps – $95 Susan B. Quilted Handbag – $39

Pre-Fashion Week Party: Blush Boutique

October 10th 2010, I was able to host a great gathering of fashion bloggers in the Los Angeles are, as well as some close friends for a pre-fashion week event that was held at Blush Boutique.

It’s weird because instead of going by my real name; Deniz Senkan, I was hosting the event as Le Fashion Monster.

The event was a first for me because I had never hosted or thrown an event before except for clients for the boutique (which I also work at). The event was a success and I was grateful for the lovely bloggers who turned out, it was great to put faces to Twitter usernames and blogs.

I created some fun gift bags that included assorted headbands with unique details such as feather, bows, beads and glitter, various earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and a $25 gift certificate to Blush Boutique. We also had a raffle and gave away a gorgeous sheer black over-sized cardigan!

“BIANCA” FRINGE TUBE DRESS BY INDAH

FEATHER EARRINGS FROM BLUSH BOUTIQUE

STRAPPY ANKLE BOOTS CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN (not pictured above)

One of the first to arrive has one of my favorite Twitter accounts and pretty much talks about one of my favorite things: food. Her blog accounts her dining adventures and more. Be sure to check Shauna of TheMinty out.

Tiara Henry of Luxe Delux.

Kelsi Smith of Dedicated Follower and Founder of TwoPointOhLA.

Two of my dearest fashionista friends; Courtney & Courtney.

Mina Atac of Haute Living Magazine (Los Angeles).

Overall, the event was fun, and fashionable.

I want to thank everyone in attendance (who isn’t pictured) for coming and making the event wonderful! Thank you so much.

For more information on Blush Boutique check out their “About The Store” section on their blog.

And be sure to check out these fabulous fashionista’s blogs!

TWEET: www.twitter.com/lfmonster

FAN: www.facebook.com/LeFashionMonster


TwoPointOhLA: Pre-Fashion Week Party

First let me say that I am so grateful to be a member of Two Point Oh! LA. This community created by Kelsi Smith, is filled with inspiring bloggers within the Los Angeles area. The events that TwoPointOhLA create are one-a-kind and an excellent way to network and explore new concepts of fashion and the fashion world.

On Thursday October 7th 2010, I attended the Pre-Fashion Week Party thrown by TwoPointOhLA, which was held at Rick’s Place in the Hotel Figueroa. The event was sponsored by Report Shoes, Zee Berry, NYX Cosmetics and Eight Body Moisture.

Thank you to my awesome boyfriend for coming and taking all the pictures.

 

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes...

 

I met some incredible new people as well as re-connected with some bloggers who I had met at a previous TwoPointOhLA event a few weeks back.

 

Yes, that's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" in the background...guilty!

 

I was pretty unsure of what to wear, and after rummaging through my closet like a fashionista maniac, I remember I had bought a dress specifically for a Turkish-American Ladies League event. The event I was supposed to wear it to got cancelled, so I finally jumped on the chance to rock that frock!

 

A quick bite at the awkwardly delicious La Bella Cucina before.

 

Here’s a funny, and awkward  side story:

When I first arrived, I didn’t see any signs of an event. Also, I was invited to a different event, which I declined but never really read WHERE the event was being held in the first place. As I stood by the entrance to the hotel, I hear some ask me “Party nerede?” which is “where’s the party?” in Turkish. Being Turkish, I understood. I replied it was inside. I wondered why she KNEW I was Turkish, and just assumed she followed my blog and had one too.

Wrong.

I walk into the hotel and go to the general bar area by the pool which was filled with people. I heard excitement, laughing, talking, and TURKISH! I had stumbled into the wrong event, the event I had declined to attend, which was a Turkish-American Networking event for those living in Los Angeles….awkward.

All of a sudden, a plethora of people start saying my name and coming up to me. I look at them flabbergasted, “Where am I?”. I see my parent’s friends and I know…this is NOT the TwoPointOhLA pre-fashion week party.

I say some hello’s, answer “Where are your parents?” about five times, and excuse myself.

I must find fashionistas!

I scurry along to the hotel reception and tell them of the party I came here to attend. Apparently, I had to pass the pool par, go through a gate and it was in a subset of the pool bar, a private bar called Rick’s Place. I worked out my red soled shoes and bolted to the event and alas…I see glitz, glamour, and inspiration- my fellow bloggers!

 

Karen & Lara

 

Me, Karen from Fashion Groupie, and Lara from What’s Haute In The Streets.

 

A fellow blogger, Bren Lee Gomez & I.

 

 

 

Bren from So Much Pretty.

 

Great Lengths.

 

 

It was his birthday that night! Happy Twenty-Sexy! www.twitter.com/jaystylez

 

 

Alicia

 

Alicia from InnyVinny.

 

Ruby slippers? No thanks…I’ll take these.

 

 

Obsessed much?

 

 

Me & Natalie Sadigh

 

 

 

Natalie Sadigh of Nana Bijou (check her amazing jewelery out).

 

Jenny in a gorgeous Jen Awad dress.

 

Jenny from The Good, the Bad and the Fab.

 

<3

 

 

Marie Denee & Reah Norman

 

 

Marie, Lara, Karen, Reah

 

Marie Denee of the Curvy Fashionista, Lara, Karen and Reah Norman.

 

Karen in a Jen Awad design.

 

 

Love the pearl details!

 

 

Check out Karen’s blog at Fashion Groupie.

 

Lara's hot look!

 

 

Fabulous feathers!

 

Check out Lara’s blog at: What’s Haute In The Streets.

 

Cool cabana.

 

 

Report Shoes.

 

 

Sparkles galore..."There's no place like home"

 

 

My two favorite styles! Definitely on my wish list!

 

 

Check out REPORT and REPORT Signature shoes here: REPORT SHOES.

The creative genius; Kelsi Smith

Kelsi is not only the founder of TwoPointOhLA, but also has an awesome blog called Dedicated Follower of Fashion.

 

I disagree with her bag.

Pretending to be a model, which I am never going to be!

Tiara in a Jen Awad design.

Tiara wearing a stunning Nana Bijou necklace.

 

Check out Tiara’s blog Luxe Delux.

What did I wear?

I’m so glad you asked!

 

My Look.

 

Fur lined black jacket + Feather Earrings: Blush Boutique, baby pink chiffon dress with embellished sleeve: Mango, Black Tights: H&M, and Black “Bianca” pumps: Christian Louboutin, Ring from: Forever 21.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

Chanel Fall/Winter 10'-11'; Best Dressed

One of my personal favorite designers, Chanel, just had their Fall/Winter 10′-11′ which was held at Grand Palais on Tuesday July 6th.

The three Best Dressed that attended?

Blake Lively. Jessica Alba. Leighton Meester.

Here are their chic outfits, the best part is…they’re all rocking Louboutin’s. <3

Blake Lively

Jessica Alba

Leighton Meester

Whose look did you like best?

OSCARS Fashion 2010: The Best.

It’s that time again, the Oscars!

If you’re like me, you’re glued to the couch anxiously waiting for the arrivals of your favorite stars to see what they are wearing!

I ooh’ed and ahh’ed but I also frowned.

I wasn’t very impressed, but it definitely was a step up from the Golden Globes, fashion-wise.

So much simplicity, so much “I’ve seen it all before”.

I have picked who I felt, took a risk, in a way that was flattering (Did you see J.LO? Vera Farmiga? Gorgeous gowns, not on them)

This is all my opinion, and is in no way, the final decision. I’m sure as you continue blog-hunting for Oscars fashions, the lists will change.

Enjoy.

[It was hard to find the designers on a few people, but when I find out, they will be posted]

Best Dresses Women (In no particular order):

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Meryl Streep in Chris March

Anika Noni Rose

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace

Elizabeth Banks in Versace

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture

Best Dressed Men(In no particular order):

Tom Ford in Tom Ford

Ryan Reynolds in Tom Ford

Ryan Seacrest in Burberry

Taylor Lautner in Dolce & Gabbana

Zac Efron in Calvin Klein

Best Dressed Couple, Overall. I like them both individually and together they are just perfection.

Joel Madden & (Nicole Richie in Reem Acra)

Christopher Plummer & (Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka)

Robert Downey Jr & wife Susan

Sidenote: Due to the rapid posting of this blog, I was unable to post a few images of certain people due to lack of availability online. Given the next few days, This post will be updated.

Whose looks were your favorite?

Whose outfit did you like least?

Victoria Beckham:GLAMOUR Magazine March 10'

Victoria Beckham gets to work…in stilettos, of course.

In trying to make fun of herself doing housework (in couture), she discusses her life to the magazine.

I think she looks absolutely gorgeous not hiding behind her over-sized sunglasses as we normally see her in pictures.

Victoria Beckham, GLAMOUR March 2010

Victoria is wearing: her own denim line, and a Wildfox Couture T-shirt.

Photo Courtesy of: GLAMOUR

Left: Victoria is wearing: Dress, Victoria Beckham Dresses; earrings, Chopard.

Right: Victoria is wearing: Dress, Marchesa; earrings, Chopard.

Photo Courtesy of: GLAMOUR

Left: Victoria is wearing: Bodysuit, Dolce & Gabbana; shoes, Christian Louboutin; earrings, Chopard.

Right: Victoria is wearing: T-shirt, Wildfox Couture; jeans, Victoria Beckham Denim; headband, Dolce & Gabbana; earrings, Chopard

Photo Courtesy of: GLAMOUR

Left: Victoria is wearing : Cardigan, bra, Marc Jacobs; shorts, Moschino Cheap and Chic; scarf, Chris Benz; ring, Matina Amanita; shoes, Christian Louboutin; earrings, Chopard.

Right: Victoria is wearing: Coat, Burberry Prorsum; sunglasses, Victoria Beckham Eyewear; shoulder bag, Louis Vuitton; earrings, Chopard.

Photo Courtesy of: GLAMOUR

Victoria is wearing: Top, Sonia Rykiel; shorts, Victoria Beckham Denim; shoes, Christian Louboutin; earrings, Chopard.

Here are some pieces of the article (out now):

On her spare time
I travel a fair amount, and when I’m here in L.A., everything revolves around the kids. So if I’m not working, I go to the school and help serve lunches to the children. They just love that. It’s like, Oh, there’s Mummy serving me!

On her husband [David Beckham]
It’s not healthy to be jealous. I look at David and I think, He’s so handsome and I’m so lucky to have him as a husband. And he’s an amazing father. I don’t blame people for looking at him and finding him attractive. I mean, I do.

On her first date [With David]

“When I first went out with David, I was in the Spice Girls, and David wasn’t so known. He told me when I got to know him a little better that he didn’t know very much about me, so he bought tabloids. He read that I liked Prada. So he went out and bought Prada trousers, Prada shoes, a Prada shirt, Prada jacket.”

On her clothing line:

“I consider all of my pieces to be investment pieces. A dress shouldn’t be worn for one season—you should be able to wear it year after year.”

On life as a Spice Girl:

“I’m really respectful of my past, and I look back and I laugh. What we did was incredible. We sold 52 million albums!”

On wearing high heels:

“Absolutely [heels make my feet] hurt. Absolutely! I’m not going to lie. But no pain, no gain, as they say. I don’t mind. I will suffer. I don’t wear heels every day, but when I’m out, that’s how I feel confident.”


Christian Louboutin: The Louis

No longer do you men have to stare at another woman wearing a red soled shoe.

No longer will you have to hear girls talk about their “Loubs” or “Loubis”.

No longer will have you to say, what’s so awesome about Christian Louboutin?

And finally, no longer will have you to wait to have your own pair.

Gentlemen, it’s time to make the ladies’ heads turn and notice the red soles on your shoes…so ties those sneakers up and dance the blues…

Christian Louboutin, a French luxury designer, debuted a small collection of men’s shoes for Fall/Winter 2009.

Well known for his fiery-red soles and impeccable designs, these pairs are no different. For men, the solo sneaker style, the Louis, returns for Spring/Summer 2010 completely studded out.

Whether you’re dressed in jeans a simple T-shirt, or a sexy suit, these “Loubs”/”Loubis” will be a fun accent to your ensemble.

Available in black or white leather with a retail price of around $1200 USD a pair.

I know it may sound crazy to spend so much on a shoe…but just think of all the girls you know.

It’s definitely a lot harder for us women to choose one shoe, but with only one option, the choice is pretty clear.

The Louis in Black

The Louis in White

The first celebrity to rock these bad boys…

Pharrell Williams…

Pharrell wearing The Louis in White.

Check out those red soles!

Whether or not it’s your style, it’s a pretty cool concept for one of the world’s most desirable shoe makers to test the waters for you male fashionistas.

The big question is…will he launch them?

Regardless…

What are your thoughts on these studded sneakers?

Love em’ or Hate em’?