Monday, January 31, 2011

Distortion- U of M Senior Fashion Show

Twenty days. Our official countdown has begun until Distortion (the University of Minnesota Senior Fashion Show) is among us. 

During the past year we've had two interns from the senior class at picky girl- Heather King and Carol Lee. Not only do we adore these two girls, but their creativity is sure to impress us and everyone else at the show. We are thrilled beyond words to see all their hard work on the runway!
Heather's Inspiration Board. GORGEOUS.
Carol's Board. Can't WAIT to see her architectural line.


When: February 19th 
           Two shows available: 5pm and 8pm
Where: Rapson Hall Courtyard
            89 Church St SE
            Minneapolis, MN (U of M Minneapolis Campus)

To buy tickets and check out more information on the graduating class visit their website or head on over to the Facebook event page

Friday, January 28, 2011

J. Shoes Sale

We're having a storewide winter sale right now, and two of our favorite items from this season are now 40% off- the J. Shoes BOOTS. Behold the glory...
Yes, 40% off. Your eyes do NOT deceive you. Pair either of these lovelies with dresses, leggings, tights or bare legs in the summer! Your legs will thank you. 

Have a delightful weekend!
picky girl

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Little Black Dress Revisited

The Little Black Dress. 

Just when we think it couldn't possibly get any colder, it does. This time of year can get pretty dreary around these parts.  This weekend, instead of burying yourself in blankets on the couch kick your heels up about town and bring out your favorite and timeless, little black dress. Here's a look at our favorite black dresses and some of the iconic women who wore them.  
Coco Chanel 1920. Creator of- The Little Black Dress. 
1928- Joan Bennetin in a flapper dress with cloche hat. LOVE.
1930- renowned entertainer Josephine Baker in a feather adorned dress. Gorgeous!
1939- Duchess of Windsor in her meticulously tailored dress. 
1940's- Ava Gardner in her silky sensuous dress.
1951- Possibly the best cocktail dress of all time. We adore the structured detail of this dress!
1951- A Dior sheath. The shape which dominated the 50's. 
1956- Marilyn Monroe wearing a wool crepe Galanos cocktail dress with bare chiffon midriff
1960- Audrey Hepburn. Enough said.
1965- Sophia Lauren accessorizing her black dress with leopard!
1970- Jackie Kennedy. A staple in the closet which is Iconic Women.
1981- Princess Diana and the dress she wore when announced as Prince Charles fiance.
1998- Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in an elegant and simple strapless. 
2009- Michelle Obama in dress by Azzedine Alaia.

Have a great weekend and have fun in your perfect black dress despite the frigid weather!
xoxox, picky girl

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Glam

Last night, our mouths were constantly watering at all the perfect gowns we saw walk across the stage at the Golden Globes. The peaches, the sequins and the greens were more eye catching than James Franco and Ryan Gosling (although, who are we kidding, each peek we got at them felt like a minute of romance.)   Here are the ladies that blew us away! 

Jayma Mays, the adorable guidance counselor from Glee, wearing a sparkly black art-deco style gown by Alberta Ferretti, Judith Leiber clutch, Neil Lane jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes. Stunning.
Dianna Arrgon from Glee dressed in J Mendel with gorgeous age appropriate hair. Dianna did this soft champagne color right!
Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter! We can't find who she is wearing but she wears this breathtaking black sequin gown perfectly. She is carrying a Swarovski clutch. 
Natalie Portman won best actress for Black Swan. Hands down the best acting she has done. We LOVE her Viktor and Rolph dress, however, the 1990's french twist, necklace and clutch ruined the look!
Heather Morris from Glee wearing a Lorena Sarbu beaded gown which is simply gorgeous. Also, this is the way to wear your hair up! Simple, loose and sexy. 
January Jones from Mad Men, we love you. It's easy to tell why January is the current face of Versace. Donned in this red Versace dress, she is perfection. 
Naya Rivera from Glee with Neil Lane jewelry and a Douglas Hannant pale pink strapless column gown with rosette detailing, we would have liked to see a little more sparkle...but she was stunning!
Angelina Jolie wearing the most beautiful emerald color Swarovski crystal embellished Atelier Versace gown. Love the full length sleeves and shoulder detail. 

Our BEST DRESSED Star of the night:
Emma, from Easy A and the upcoming reboot of Spiderman (yes, again) was styled perfectly with her Calvin Klein pale pink dress and Van Cleep and Arpels bow ring. We love her fresh, modern blonde hair and the stunning simplicity of her ensemble. She won our vote, with her classic and timeless look.  

Hope you enjoyed watching the Globes!
picky girl

Friday, January 14, 2011

Anne Cramer- The Twin Cities IT Girl.

Local designer Anne Cramer has us head-over-heels in love with her line. Somewhere between Pride and Prejudice and Marie Antoinette, Cramer has captured the sophistication and playfulness that every woman longs to wear. 

Anne Cramer's website whispers adorable tidings of creativity and inspires one at first glance. The lovely Anne also gives sewing lessons to all ages and etiquette lessons for the little ones at her studio! 
The Flynn Skirt

Cramer's line can be purchased through her website or now, at picky girl. We currently offer The Flynn Skirt! Come in and special order your Flynn Skirt for this spring today. Our sample is available to try on with swatches of all the beautiful colors to order it in.  This skirt is truly the staple your closet has been waiting for.