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Over in the cabbage patch of London…

In honor of today’s mom-to-be, I felt that Audrey&Antoinette would have to dedicate a post to the fabulous fashion that is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. We all know this lovely lady has been a fashion icon since she landed her man in everything from the signature L.K. Bennett’s to making Alexander McQueen a household name across the pond. Even in the final hours of her pregnancy she has been looking fabulous, and without question changing the face of modern maternity wear. (I assure you I will not be wearing heels at 8 months!)
Below are some of my personal favorites from over the years, and I’m sure you will agree with me that this classy lady will make the heir-to-be equally as fabulous as he/she grows up and takes the throne.

Because it was impossible to leave THE wedding dress off the list…

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Looking like a lady in purple with her boo, HRH.

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The perfect amount of glitz…

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Announcing the engagement…didn’t this dress sell out of stores in 20 minutes after the photo was released?
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But really, who looks THIS good pregnant??

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Classy in black lace..

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And my personal favorite…
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Congrats to Kate and the entire Royal family on the new arrival!

xo SA

poppin’ my collar

Here’s DIY I have become a major fan of lately….

While the world is full of sneaker heads, I have become more of a rare breed: T-shirt head… T-shirt fan? Tee-queen? I don’t know what you may call it but the reality is, I love T-shirts and I have far too many. T-shirts are easy to come by especially as a college kid/grad. People keep handing them to you without reserve. This doesn’t mean I also haven’t also invested in quite a few of my own. I have ones from places I have been to, sentimental value ones, ones with cool sayings, nice ones, and even some that serious need to be retired but I can’t seem to let go. The bigger problem is that even though I have so many categories of shirts, they are rarely appropriate for wherever I am going.

So I finally did let go of few… Well in theory and shape…and my mom made me a T-shirt quilt as a graduation present. It was a long awaited project and she had been wanting to make one since I was in middle school but she finally put all my shirts together and made one. Although with the given amount of t-shirts I still have, she has started on a second one.

So while she has been using the tees I cannot part with but cannot wear. I have been experimenting with some of my own ideas. I have made the t-shirt bags, necklaces, restructured shirts and even just used the fabric for other projects but nothing quite solved my problem as this DIY.

I figure this is my solution for shirts I still want to wear because it maintains the integrity of the “t-shirt” while sprucing it up and still making it viable to be used in a quilt later. Most importantly it takes out the only thing I hate about t-shirts: the annoyingly tight necklines.

So all I really did was pic out two shirts I like for a test run. Picked some ribbon. Played a round with neckline shapes and went for it. They turned out better than I imagined and I fully intend to do this many more shirts.

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While they are still “t-shirts”, I like the flair and they are way more useful and exciting to me now.

I fully plan on playing with the idea of pockets, elbow patches (for long sleeve tees and sweaters) and of course more collar shapes.. So stayed tuned to see what happens!

Have you tried this before? Have any tips? Any other fix your wardrobe ideas? Post them below and I’ll give them a go!

Toddles,

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

So I recently found out that a premiere of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s is making its way to my own city, and I can not be more excited. I am a documentary junkie to begin with, but on the fashion industry? How can I not run to get tickets?! (And of course drag a gaggle of my friends, who are equally as excited, with me).

The event website describes the film as such:

It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Matthew Miele’s Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. The legend, the parties, the fashion idols, the windows, the women, the buyers and shoppers — and most of all, the quintessentially American dreams of New York’s high-fashion hot-spot – all come to life in an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme. With a light touch, Miele explores not just the glamour but the passion behind the daily creation of this luxury mecca in a film as dynamic, lush and intimate as the store itself.

And of course the trailer…

Are you planning on seeing the movie when it comes out? Are you overly excited and interested in getting a premiere in your home town as well?

xo SA

Fashion as an alternative form of ‘expression’

Let’s be real, the magic carpet in Disney’s Aladdin has more facial expressions that Kristin Stewart, and he doesn’t even have a face. That, combined with the needy vampire girlfriend thing? Not my favorite. She is winning some major points back with this outfit.
Classic, streamlined, summery, while still being comfy looking, yet appropriate enough to wear to fashion week in Paris. Maybe this is just my continued profession of love for Chanel.

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What do you think? Are you a fan of this look? Is it something you would wear/copy?

xo SA