Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Damn Baby Daim




Maybe this was selfish, but on sheer impulsive desire I sent my way-too-sweet (read:just-as-broke-as-the-rest-of-us) boyfriend a link to this delicious Balenciaga Baby Daim Classic Velo bag as a potential Christmas gift. It's the softest most beautiful jewel green suede. I could hold it with the handles or use the shoulder strap. And there's a zip front pocket for my iPhone to safely ride in. Oh, I really want this baby. Only problem is that I'm gonna feel like shit if he gets booted from his apartment because he spent his whole rent on this daim bag that I can't stop making up outfits for. #whitegirlproblems

[available at Barney's New York. $1,545.]

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Letter to the undecided

I know how you feel. I by no means consider myself a loyal democrat or republican in this election. In all honesty I have lost any and all respect for both parties that currently control our political system. The last republican president we elected spent astronomical amounts on an unnecessary war, and Obama is making unemployment only seem the more attractive option to our future graduates.

Despite my discouragement, I am not throwing in the white flag. I have a deep respect for those who fought for every single woman's right to poll our opinion, and to me deciding not to vote is as horrific as silencing your own voice. By silencing the voices of the unhappy, we are throwing away the chances of this country making the right decision for ourselves instead of selling out to the self-serving red or blue team. Seems the only way to get any airtime is to align with the republican or democratic party (and their policies) in exchange for their endorsement (aka selling out).

This is not the way I want the country I raise my kids in to be. America was established as a place of independent thinkers- without religious persecution, where one could live peacefully and work hard toward making something of himself. Today we are far from that - obsessed with celebrity and paralyzed by what other people will think if we step out of the box- I was almost nervous to write this article for fear of what people would think! But despite the pressures of conformism, the truth always comes out, so might as well rip off the bandaid. America prides itself on being the land of opportunity- and success looks far in the distance these days.

Can I just say that I by no stretch of the imagination consider myself an expert on these matters. (I like to call myself internet-ucated. It's the future, get on board people.) During my exploration of whats out there on the world wide web, I began to develop an opinion on where this is all going. I highly recommend this. Not only is it empowering to know what's going on, but I found out that Obama was responsible for my huge doctor bill and that Romney would probably appeal the right to gay marriage, which would crush many of my friends and loved ones. Seemed hopeless. But I kept looking, and did find a candidate that I could support within the independents Technically he's a libertarian, and we get along like peas and carrots. He even thinks marijuana should be legalized (paying premium for the wacky? No problem)!

I realize that my candidate will most likely not win. I don't care. My mark on the polls will show my growing discontentment with bipartisanship and a consciousness that there are alternatives. I know for a fact that others I know feel this way, and if we would all stand up to the political monster that has been telling us what's right and wrong then we may stand a chance at ending up on top.

And if the weed analogy didn't get you- lets get realistic. Look outside yourself for a minute. What does the future look like for our children? Will our parents have the right to medical coverage? If we can cut the crap and budget the deficit now, in five years time it will be easier to get a loan, to buy a house, or open a business of your very own. Sure sounds like a dream to me.

We all agree that America needs a "change". You have the power this time, not Obama's speechwriter. Get online, educate yourself- and let your voices be heard tonight at the polls.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Website



I was writing the copy for a friends wikipedia page last week, and either out of curiosity or sheer boredom decided to google myself. All of a sudden heavy death metal is blaring and a shockingly bikini-clad, obviously steroid pushing female wrestler sitting suggestively on a motorcycle popped up on my screen. What's worse- just above the spread eagle muscle mama flamed the burning letters "KATIE KENNEDY".

So in a state of pure and utter shock I rushed to godaddy and purchased the right to my domain name. I had no other choice.

Prior to this horrific experience, I was one of those people that thought personal webpages are reserved for the desperate and self-centered. But let's face it - our whole lives are online now. Don't pretend you're not updating - I see you. From the last time you hung out with your dog to what you had for breakfast, I see it all hunnie. It's not going away- everyday the internet becomes more a part of our lives. So go ahead, google yourself. Trust me, you would want to know if your google doppelganger is a worldwide amateur wrestling skank.

Once you've managed your personal google sleaze factor, check out my page. Websites are a great way for the self-employed to position ourselves and advertise experience in the industry, and for you to find the right smart ambitious girl to represent your line. Coco Rocha advocates what she calls "self-branding" for girls and rightfully so. If you have a chance her page is pretty awesome too. So open up your eyes- this is 2012. "Just a pretty face doesn't cut it anymore, they want to know more about you."

Well lookie here, here I am! www.katiekennedy.com

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Season of the Witch

Maybe it's all the Florence and Karen Elson I've been listening to lately, or the eerie tarot card reading I got on a whim last weekend- but my style has been veering into a sort of subcultural witchy woman realm as of late.

Theres definitely some truth to the possibility of my new found edge is a subconscious rebellion against all the obnoxiously loud "techno prints" that have taken over my body from 9-5. With so many designers busting out the busy brights for spring I find it much more appealing to express my feminine side with mysterious leather and lace.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Golden Globes Style Sessions 2012

There are few things that I love in the fashion world more than a gorgeous gown. And since it's awards show season, that's a perfect excuse for me to ooh and ahh over the best of the best of formalwear. 

Versace, Gucci, Prada - oh my do I love this time of year! 

THE QUEEN



Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

 Angelina has made painting the town red a sophisticated f├ęte. The bright red wandered from her infamous lips to the gown's lapel and down to her perfectly matching Louboutin handbag. The bold color lends a glamourous contrast to her gorgeous green eyes and the porcelain of her skin. The elegance of the drapery paired with her signature high slit is Angel-ina perfection.



THE DARLING

Charlize Theron in Dior

I have watched Charlize strut her stuff in the J'dore Dior commercial video as many times as the next person and am usually a fan of her sophisticated style, but I don't love her choice of gown here. I was hoping for something more like that gorgeous gold beaded gown from the ad. The giant pink bow looks like some kind of strange growth in place of where the rest of her long skirt should be. The super low neckline and back AND a high slit- it's too much.  I do love her shoes by Givenchy and of course her face is flawless. But overall, disappointed.

THE IN CROWD


Claire Danes, Salma Hayek and Evan Rachel Wood

Three of my personal favorites! These ladies know what they're doing.


THE SIREN


Salma Hayek in Gucci 

Salma is super sexy with her sultry waves in this custom made Gucci gown. The angular red and gold beading perfectly support her voluptuous assets. The best part of it all is that the sketch is written out to her by creative director Frida Gianinni herself.
Does it get any cooler?

THE PEACOCK


Evan Rachel Wood also chose a Gucci gown for the awards show. The way that this dress moves is hypnotizing. The beadwork on the chest and the neckline are a little strange with Evan's tiny bust, but the color and the craftsmanship of the feathers on the train are amazing. I only wish that she still had her fiery red hair.

THE MOD SQUAD



 Zooey Deschanel in vintage Prada

Zooey Deschanel has never been afraid to take risks on the red carpet. She's lighthearted and easygoing with her hair down in a flirty sixties style and quirky tuxedo fingernails. This look is young, unique and right on trend with chartreuse beading in the front and a low back. She has her own brand of style and I adore it and all things vintage.


Claire Danes in J Mendel 

This piece by J Mendel complements Claire's body-type beautifully. The beadwork is stunning and when she turns around the back is unexpected and modern. The red lips take the look to the a whole new level. She's a winner!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

White Hot Suits

White suits are everywhere. Angelina (one of my style idols!) graces the streets of manhattan in a chic white Stella McCartney number. Others like Mila Kunis, Rihanna, Halle Berry, Vanessa Hudgins, and Demi Lovato followed suit. My favorite spin on it is this silk crepe suit from Piazza Sempione's Resort 2012 collection. The high waistline of the pants with the deep neckline gives it a seventies element I cant get enough of. All I need now is a vintage gold YSL necklace..

Monday, December 12, 2011

Get fresh flawless skin with vitalumiere aqua

I've been working with the beautiful Lorraine here at Piazza Sempione this week. I noticed her skin was looking especially dewey and flawless. She revealed to me that she swears by Chanel's vitalumiere aqua.

Chanel just released their new perfection lumiere foundation, which has a bit more coverage but lacks the dewey luster that I love. I ordered the vitalumiere on my iPad immediately.