Wooed by Wu.

Hello my lovelies!!! I apologize for my long absence as I am trying to get a clothing line and online store up and running! I can't tell you how much all your warm comments and support have meant to me, and I promise to return to the blogging world shortly. In the meantime (as I'm sure most have you have checked it out already) I wanted to share my love for Jason Wu's Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear line. Wait for the embellished gold dress at the end----It's worth it! 
Also, if you haven't made it to the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty show at the Met, I couldn't recommend anything more spectacular, awe inspiring and frankly, life changing....The design of the exhibit is, alone, unmatched and surely does McQueen's creations justice with it's Gothic caves, wallpapers, and overall exquisite architectural details. I couldn't help myself, and had to purchase the exhibition catalogue right away...
I'll be back shortly! 
much love,
xo Litla


LOVING: JF and Son
Designers Jesse Finkelstein and Katie King create clothing that is as unique in function and design as it is in pattern, texture and print. The creative pair started their line JF and Son 3 years ago, and have most recently expanded from Ready-to-Wear to a new home collection available in their East village store at 56 University Place, New York. Finkelstein and King have a studio in New Delhi, India, and do all the hand detailing work (beading, embroidery, etc...) themselves. They believe in working overseas fairly meaning "everyone is getting three times the living wage and everyone is being treated as creative individuals, not just people who were doing rote tasks". Read more about the brand in their exclusive interview on Fashionista. {pictured above: the "Matsuda Dress" available at Refinery 29: BOUTIQUES paired with my fave Sam Edelman "Zoe" boots available at Zappos. photos via Refinery29 and Zappos}.

These bags are the perfect size and shape to hold just about everything. The stitching detail is beautiful, and I love the simplicity in the design and the lack of heavy metal hardware. I have one in the gray canvas, and the subtlety of the black contrast stitching makes it unique, but quietly versatile. The length of the strap is also very convenient, hitting right under the pit. 'Can't say enough good things about it! It's just right for everyday. all photos via Refinery 29: BOUTIQUES.


I'm totally Diggin'....

Meadham Kirshhoff S/S 2011 photos via style.com
Meadham Kirshhoff S/S 2011 photos via vogue.com and style bubble.

Doc Martens purchased in London circa '98.
Rainbow fringe necklace by Two String Jane. photo via Two String Jane.

monster purse with chain strap from Bearmojo. photo via Bearmojo.

April 2011 Elle
April 2011 Baazar
April 2011 Vogue


Meet Miss Snowberry.

I found these fabulous fox scarves/collars at Miss Snowberry's Shop on Etsy. The UK based designer, works with a variety colors and textures, adding a unique whimsy to each one of her designs. They just arrived in the mail yesterday, and I'm in love with their expressions (or lack there of!) and beautiful craftsmanship. Though it's a bit warmer out now, I'm making an exception! Thank you, Hanna! 
photos from Miss Snowberry's shop.

She makes sheep hand warmers too!


I heart Mohawks.
I can't resist these "Mr. Mohawk" bags from New Zealand brand, Deadly Ponies. Each piece is handmade and is just as unique as their name. View their S/S collection at General Cucumber.


It's allliiiiiiive! Things I'm still lovin'-Before it gets too sunny out. It did snow after all today...

Though 80%20 was one of the recent originators (or revival brands) behind the hidden wedge shoe, the trend has run rampant among shoe designers everywhere and has been made available in styles fit for both summer and winter. I'm not sure how I feel about the Joe's Jeans Bijou Wedge Booties interpretation, but I'm loving the detail crafted in the MAURIE & EVE Click Biker Boot (detailed pics below- available at Spanish Moss).
Jeffrey Campbell has also created a variety of shoes on the theme, and taps into the upcoming Spring espadrille trend with the the Throwdown Shoe in black canvas.
In light of all these Frankenstein trends, check out this vintage chenille spider web sweater I picked up at Beacon's Closet! A little out of season, but Halloween's my fave anyway....
Happy Wednesday! xo Litla


Top Trends 2011: 1970s

Clockwise left to right: vintage 70s acrylic knit top from Beacon's Closet, vintage Candies from eBayMarc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Rosa Tote, flares from Free PeopleWynn Camel Suede Wooden Platforms from TopshopAnna Sui Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear, DSquared2 Fall Ready-To-Wear (images from style.com).
vintage cage knit stars sweater from Mint Mall.
Pieces Venezia Slim Plait Flower Waist Belt and Wide Headband Scarf from Asos


More insect inspiration 2011: 

Insects and leopard print!? Swedish designer Ida Sjostedt mixes great prints, textures and iridescents in her 2011 Spring/Summer collection. I can't seem to get enough of the stuff... Limited pieces are available for purchase at Jane's Closet.


Top Trends 2011: Fun with Fur, Feathers and Fringe

I was on a desperate hunt to find more affordable and guilt-free options for the great fur trends that have been gracing the runway this Spring and Fall season...I came across a few Etsy finds in my search.
Cat tails from Etsy shop: Aliks Cosplay

Striped Scarf from LegVogue Creations

I've got to say, I've never been a huge Cavalli fan....UNTIL NOW. With fun placement prints and flowy coats that would make any Wookiee jealous, this Fall 2011 Collection is forcing me to give Roberto a second chance.


People are snatching stuff up fast, so don't miss out!
xo Litla


President's Day Sale is finally on!
Phew! The sale has finally arrived at Litla Rotta BoutiqueFive days only to get some awesome goodies! Check it out!


YUCK - MAJOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE STORE. Seems like the internet has been acting up quite a bit in our neighborhood recently, and loading images on eBay has proven to be difficult. I'm sorry to all those anticipating some great deals!! I promise as soon as I get it all figured out, everyone will be notified! I really appreciate the patience. Here are some more items that will be coming soon:

Mika Organic Flamingo Dress (s/m)

         Free People Floral Patchwork Blazer (xs)        
Yumi Kim Floral Silk Romper
I'll keep everyone posted on the store status! Again, thanks for looking! xo Litla


Alas! Our internet was down all morning, but the Winter Sale will be up and running tomorrow and Tuesday! I'll post it on the blogs and FB...In the meantime, check out this faux fox tail I picked up from 80s Purple http://www.80spurple.com/shop/product/130167/5620/stil-dip-dyed-faux-fox-tail-blush. Great movement/flexibility for a fake, and it's guilt free!


Kelly and Carla: Clothing and Accessories
Two great designers, with a ton of great style, Kelly Eident of I'm Your Present http://www.etsy.com/shop/imyourpresent and Carla Morales of Carrotcake http://www.etsy.com/shop/carrotcake have unique items that will have you standing out in a crowd. With a sense of humor and a touch of playfulness in each and every piece, these girls are two of my ultimate faves on my Etsy shopping list. Check 'em out!

Kelly's mini dresses are beautifully crafted (I have a couple!), and can be dressed up or down with her handmade accessories. 

Carla created the FANCYPACK: the perfect accessory to hold everything you need. ...And it comes in a variety of colors and styles!

What?? A little tote too!!
ALSO- Check out Carla's website for other goodies: http://carlarabbit.com/

LOVE you gals!! Keep up the good work! xo Litla