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The Accessories of Kate Lanphear

Studs. Chains. Spikes. Skulls. Diamonds. Black. Leather. Lanphear.


(most images from jakandjil.com)


Überchic Presents: Lanphear September

Kate Lanphear is a master at monochromatic dressing, an expert at accessorizing, a specialist at simple yet chic clothing and an all around fashion icon.

That’s why Überchic will be devoting the rest of September to the platinum haired editrix’s style.

Washington D.C. native Lanphear has worked at Vogue Australia and Harper’s Bazaar but is now the Style Editor at US Elle where she never fails to deliver the magazine’s best content.

This week we look at how Lanphear excels at sticking to the gray scale, with only the occasional touch of denim or plaid, without once looking anything less than spectacular.


“My style is really Pot Luck. Whatever has just come back from the dry-cleaner."

For even more on this month’s fashion icon visit Part Deux and come back next week for a closer look at Lanphear’s exquisite accessory collection.


Draco Malfoy: Fashion Icon

Plotting murder has never looked so chic.





So I'm taking a little summer break but don't worry I'll be back before you know it. Meanwhile head over to my new fabulous blog, which I'll try to update more regularly. Have a fashionable summer!



Look Of The Week: White Hot Rock

Keep summer white rockin with effortless grey and heaps of bad ass black.



Hey Shorty

Beat the heat in style



Look Of The Week: By The Sea

By the sea, Mr. Todd, that's the life I covet,
By the sea, Mr. Todd, ooh, I know you'd love it!

By the sea,
With the fishies splashing!

By the sea!
Wouldn't that be smashing?

By the seaside,
Hoo, hoo!

By the beautiful sea . . .



Wang + Gap

While Alexander Wang’s motorcycle is earning all the fashion buzz, my personal fave is the blazer. Khaki has always been kind of a boring fabric, but if you pair the kick ass blazer with all black and some statement jewelry you get a rocking look that is anything but dull.



Try this

Bored? Tired of the same old routine? In need of something fresh for spring?

Try. . .

…piling your hair up in the highest chignon like Lily D. and Jessica S.

…running errands, going to breakfast or doing anything common in a sparkly vest or an intricate dress.

…going to your next party as the picture of understated elegance in pure black and only one or two knockout accessories.

…forgoing gigantic totes in favor of spring’s highly desirable mini bags.
(1. Marc Jacobs 2.&3. Topshop 4. Alexander Wang 5. Lanvin)

…wearing all your necklaces at once.



Überchic Model: Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly's flawless good looks, famous runway strut and strong personality have made her the go-to girl for attitude-filled tough editorials, sexy campaigns ads and note-worthy covers.

Off runway Natasha’s style is a little more polished than your average model. She keeps her look uncomplicated but chic with well tailored jackets, uncomplicated trousers (skinny or wide legged) and classic handbags.

Natasha (real name: Natasha Polevshchikova) has graced numerous covers but of her most celebrated Vogue ones, which one is your favorite?

Favorite Natasha P.?
Old Glamour Natasha
Leopard Crazed Natasha
Sun Kissed Natasha
pollcode.com free polls


Look Of The Week: Olsen Spring

This idea for this post was born during the infamous Olsen October but as I felt it wasn't really season appropriate, I decided to wait until the time was right.

With all the layering, scarves, leathers and furs; the Olsen Look is mostly associated with the cold months but of course Mary Kate and Ashley can dress for the hotter climates with the same unique style. They favor cutoffs, gladiator sandals, huge sunglasses and, of course, iced coffee.


(all Olsen pics: olsen-files.com)