Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Saturday, December 25, 2010
Everyone loves Christmas, loves the holidays, loves the magic. Miss Saturday Morning is no different. We live for the glitter, the mistletoe, and the classic carols that please and delight year after year. So we hope you're home for Christmas, your halls are decked, angels are singing and your Christmas is white. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Christina Anne

P.S. Heading into NYC this weekend, get psyched for some fun posts!

Reduce, Reuse, Re-runway

Saturday, December 11, 2010
It's no secret that the holidays are a perfect excuse to throw parties. The snow, the mistletoe, everything is just egging champagne tops to come popping off. However, there is always one stress that comes along with holiday parties: dresses. An adorable holiday cocktail dress is essential for a party, but with invitations flooding mailboxes it can be hard to go to all the fetes and not repeat an outfit. Well Miss Saturday Morning has the ultimate solution for you: Rent the Runway. 

Founded by Harvard Business School classmates Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Rent the Runway is a website where "a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear" girls can have their dream event outfits. The website rents dresses and accessories from designers ranging from Escada to Proenza Schouler, and has dresses for every size, cut and style.

What you do is choose a dress and order it to arrive the week of your event. Their five dollar insurance covers all minor rips or problems that may occur while you are wearing the dress, and all dresses are dry cleaned before and after you wear them. You can rent anything from the website starting at prices such as $50 even when it might actually cost $400+. What fashionista wouldn't be into that?

This is definitely a Miss Saturday Morning approved site, and there is really no better way to stand out in the holidays than with totally gorgeous outfits? I love the Milly dress above, and with fun accessories? So festive and chic. 

Have fun with all of your holiday adventures, and don't forget glitter and a smile!

Christina Anne

Bloody (Black) Friday

Friday, November 26, 2010
Everyone with a shopping bone in their body knows about the infamous quasi-holiday that is Black Friday.   Although I myself love the rush and frenzy of a good Black Friday sale, I personally prefer to do it in my pajamas in the comfort of my own room. However, this year even I am taking part, so today I decided to wish all of you crazy shoppers a good luck from Miss Saturday Morning, and to offer you all a few tips and shopping suggestions.

1. Today is not the day to break out the stilettos. Buy heels, wear flats.
2. You don't want to be wearing awkward undergarments. Go with basic lingerie, and bring a cami, belt, and nylons for tops, dresses, and shoes that require such things.
3. Over the shoulder bags are the only way to go. You don't wan to be rushing with a big handbag.
4. Time to eat is nonexistent. Pack a protein bar.
5. Never take no as the final answer!

Places/Sites to Check Out:
Also really cool stuff in store like $99 CHI flatirons. MSM approved!
Includes major designers such as Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and Badgley Mischka
Online and in store, the shoe sale of the century is happening. I'm shocked if you're not already there.
Almost everything is on sale right now. Gotta Love Pink!
Fabulous smelling beauty products have never been cheaper. No one can resist some Warm Vanilla Sugar!
Check out the Big Brown Bag Sale! You'll be glad you did.

With my friend Mckenna at the right. In a Trina Turk top and an Ann Taylor necklace.

Good Luck!

Christina Anne

Holiday Chic

Saturday, November 20, 2010
With all the stress of mid-terms, decorating for the holidays and finding everyone that perfect holiday gift, it can be hard to stay stylish. Especially when the weather is just screaming for sweat pants and hot chocolate. But fear not, MSM is here with a fun, fashionable way to stay cute and comfortable during your long winter days. 


Free People excels at making comfortable urban looks, and they're brown fringe knit moccasins are my personal favorite choice for staying adorable during the holidays.
You can check them out here.
J. Crew has the slipper-moccasin down to a science. With soft fringe, gold studs, and a cute tie up back, they're perfect with skinny jeans and a sweater. 
Want to add them to your wish-list?
Find your size here.

So cozy up with your gingerbread latte and your study guides and look absolutely fabulous while you do it. 
Your feet will never be more thankful. 

More holiday posts to come! So be on the lookout and have a blissful holiday season! 
Taryn Juliette

The New Silk Road

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Everybody loves a little bit of history. The creative miss Vivienne Tam is no exception to this rule. I absolutely loved her S/S 2011 collection, for all of her lace, her neutrals with a few bright pops of color, and for the fact that she was one of the few designers that had her models walk in macrame sandals, not stilettos. Inspired by the Silk Road from China across India and through Persia, her clothes were as beautiful as they were versatile and wearable. They incorporated cream, tan, and brown with gorgeous magenta fabrics and deep blues. Everyone loved it. Twitter was abuzz with all kinds of updates after her show, mainly fashionistas dying to get her awesome sandals which will surely become a must have this spring. So here on Miss Saturday Morning I'm going to take you down Ms. Tam's new Silk Road, in pictures from the show taken by myself and from style.com.

The show

A panoramic view of the runway. 

 The shoes were absolutely to die for!
 I loved this intense fuchsia look.

 Vivienne Tam herself!

Me with Top Chef Master's Kelly Choi at the show. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met!

I would wear this look on a regular day. It's such a flattering dress!

Probably my favorite look from the show. The rich sapphire color and the rainbow sandals really caught my eye.

My favorite floor length dress from the show.

Sorry for my lack of posting recently, hopefully i'll be able to start posting weekly again. I hope you love Ms. Tam as much as I do now! Until next time darlings!

Christina Anne

A Little Monday Pick-Me-Up

Monday, October 18, 2010
Good Morning, Loves!

We know that it can be impossible to look forward to a Monday, especially after a nice weekend, so here at MSM we wanted to give you a little Monday Pick-Me-Up to make this Monday a little easier to get through. Click the link below and prepare to have your day made:

Taryn Juliette

If Nautica(l) Nonsense Be Something You Wish

Monday, October 4, 2010
School is ruining all my posting time. Sorry about that.

This year at New York Fashion Week I attended the Nautica Men's S/S 2011 Presentation. 
For those of who who do not know, a presentation is very different from a runway show. While in a runway show you sit and watch models walk in time to whatever music compliments the collection best, a presentation is when you walk around a room filled with models dressed in that label's collection. Presentations usually run for two hour periods, and people stop by in between shows for champagne and a relaxing look around. Like I said, I went to the Men's Presentation. It was inspired by "the spirit of the water, the people and the architecture of the American Southern Coast."It combined the classic Nautica Blue with plaids and even fun swimwear. And watching male models for an hour? That didn't hurt either.

J'adore the plaid patchwork blazer, left.

A more put together take on the flannel, sneakers, and cargo shorts look. Loving the aviators. 

Sometimes I wish mens sweaters were unisex. If that was the case, I would be wearing this one right now. From left, models Oraine in a navy cotton plaid buttondown, turquoise cotton buttondown, navy cotton splatter paint short, model Josh in a madras cotton plaid buttondown, white cotton 5 pocket pant, and model Ryan Burns in a cream and navy cotton striped shawl neck sweater, turquoise cotton plaid buttondown, army green cotton cargo short.

Even the swimwear was awesome. From left, model Chad in a white nylon Nautica Competition reversible vest, white/red/navy color blocked board short, model Leif in a yellow nylon waterproof Nautica Competition bomber, white cotton track pant, and model Bobby in a white peached cotton sail print bomber, white nautical flag print board short.

Me at the Nautica Presentation.

I also got an adorable scarf from the Nautica Women's S/S 2011 Collection before I left; it's pink and grey plaid and amazingly soft. I strongly recommend checking out the collections when they hit stores this spring. 

The collection did stay true to it's description in their collection guide, "Life on the southern coast is truly a life well lived."

Christina Anne

Hottest Look of the Week: A Little Night Music

Sunday, October 3, 2010
Twice a year our school has an event known as Coffee House. Talented kids come to play guitar or piano, sing, show short movies, and act out scenes or short plays. Everyone who performs is amazing, and people really dress to impress. Here are a few of my favorite looks and accessories:

I love my friend Izzy's stylish indie look with high waisted shorts, a lace tank, and a cute shoulder bag. And her oxfords are to die for!

Mallie (above) regaled everyone with Lady Gaga's Speechless, and her outfit was awesome too. Suede ankle boots are a classic for fall, and I love her crisscrossed ribbon dress. A little red lipstick never hurt either!

My friend Gabby showed up with an adorable brown leather Coach wristlet. It's such a classic!

These red Salvatore Ferragamo flats are gorgeous. Totally reminiscent of this fall's Miu Miu flats. My friend Claire has awesome footwear fashion sense!

Loved everyones creativity at this year's Coffee House. More posts coming soon! Hope everyone is having an awesome time with the new fall fashions!

Christina Anne

Hottest Look of the Week: Footwear Fit for Super(woman)

Saturday, September 18, 2010
I'd like to start off this post saying that I am rushing to get up all the fashion week posts as quickly as possible.

At New York Fashion Week, people get creative. You aren't even allowed into the tents at Lincoln Center if you don't look fabulous. Fashion bloggers and photographers for magazines hunt through the crowd to find the best dressed people to post about. However, the best way to get your picture taken is by wearing awesome shoes. In some cases, REALLY awesome shoes.

If you're planning on strutting statement shoes, wearing a monochromatic outfit shows them off. We love this woman here who dressed in a chic black dress and tights. Her funky pixie cut helps finish off the look.

What makes her bright yellow shoes stand out? The hilarious comic strip printed on them. The shoes say the effect they have on people; POW! and BOOM! are totally what I thought of too.

Christina Anne

Fashion's Night Out: The New Mardi Gras

Saturday, September 11, 2010
There is truly no real way to describe Fashion's Night Out in New York City. I will attempt to try. It begins with a few butterflies slowly rising upwards as you see the painted lips on Diane von Furstenburg's store in the meatpacking district. FNO tshirts have been cut, belted, tucked in and worn every way imaginable. Catherine Malandrino bags boasting "Fashion's Night Out, Sptember 10, 2010" are both stylish and reusable. The green movement is clearly catching on. Style crazed masses flock the street in Chanel flats and Christian Louboutin heels; comfort was not at the top of anyones agenda. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen judge karaoke, Bryan Adams performs at Calvin Klein, and Dr. Perricone hands out strawberry flowers in front of his Madison Avenue store. Pictures we then decide, do the event much more justice than words ever could. Here we go!

Isaac Mizrahi's store uptown. The dress in the window is the gorgeous number Karlie Kloss wore on his F/W 2010 runway.

Christina Anne (me) with designer Isaac Mizrahi.

Supermodel Lauren Hutton (left) speaking at Giorgio Armani.

Bryan Adams performing at Calvin Klein.

The DKNY store uptown. Shoppers had their pictures taken in store that were shown on video screens in the windows.

The crowd inside DKNY.

Dannielle Kyrillos, Christina Anne, and JP Kyrillos.

The DJ at DKNY.

In the Meatpacking District.

Stores in the meatpacking district. The party was crazy at Vince!

I hope that the pictures offered some idea, but Fashion' Night Out was incredible. Twitter posts were referring to it as "The New Mardis Gras." Everyone walked away with something, wether it be a great new pair of heels, a dress, or an FNO tshirt. The New York City AIDS Fund with out a doubt raised a ton of money. The Fashion Community was really, truly successful in year two of Fashion's Night Out, and it would be a shame not to make this phenomenon a tradition. As the last white Marni balloon disappeared into the black, star speckled sky, hope and promise for fashion's future filled the NYC air.

More on Fashion Week coming soon!

Christina Anne