Thursday, November 18, 2010

A New Dress A Day!

365 days... $365... and 365 items of clothing! Marisa Lynch was turning 30, had recently gotten laid off and found herself in a creative crisis. After seeing "Julie and Julia", where Julie Powell spends a year cooking her way through Julia Child's cook book, Marisa Lynch became inspired to embark upon her own creative journey. I recently came upon her blog and I've been captivated ever since! Marisa gave herself $1 per day for a year to purchase frumpy flea-market finds and transform them into chic and wearable looks. I love how she breathes life into each tired and unfortunate frock, describing every detail of the miraculous transformation. At the end of the blog you are left with a fresh perspective on your wardrobe and how you can bring it back to life. Unfortunately her blog is coming to an end, as her year is up, but be sure to check out her green, chic and inspiring blog @ This is one not to MIS!

Marisa most certainly lives by Tim Gunn's 'make it work' philosophy in its purest form. This past week I was lucky enough to listen to the charming Mr.Gunn speak at the 92 St. Y in New York, about his new book 'Gunn's Golden Rules: Little Life Lessons for Making It Work'. Tim believes that no matter what situation you are in, you simply have to persevere; be it an outfit, a job, or a relationship you have to 'make it work', Marisa Lynch has certaintly lived by Tim's words of wisdom this past year!
Some of my favorite before and after shots are below.

Margo Isadora

Ms. Lynch wore this cute dress on the 'The Early Show'
check out the video!

Check out Marisa Lynch on the 'Nate Berkus Show'

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fashion and Food

Food and Fashion have always played an important role in my life. I am very passionate about Fashion and always marvel at the innovations of designers. My twin brother is an excellent chef and has always created the most delicious dishes for me, and others, to enjoy. I loved the collaboration of food and fashion in 'Hunger Pains' a series of images by Ted Sabarese. He photographed models in foods that they craved the most. 16 models and designers worked to create this incredible, edible fashion, with ingredients like waffles, pasta and meat. I was impressed with the outfits and enjoyed watching this behind the scenes video of their project. If I were to make an edible outfit I think that it would have to be made out of licorice! This is a fun one that you don't want to MIS!
Margo Isadora

Gorgeous Artichoke Gown

Stylish Meat

Waffle, Banana, Carrot Look

Bread Goddess

Pasta Menswear