Wednesday, December 28, 2011

anna wintour

what a stellar photo. met her once in a restaurant and gave her my business card. hoping to meet again very soon...

(via jakandjil)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

merry merry

did you all have a good christmas? ours was wonderful and i can't believe it has already come and gone! we are now rushing to pack to head to snowy aspen. i can't wait to hit the slopes, soak in the hot tub, go out to amazing restaurants and have lots of apres ski hot toddies. 

keep up with fun pics from my ski trip on instagram (larnoldy). 

(ph by me, last photo is a dried bouquet from our wedding. so neat)

Friday, December 23, 2011

simple + chic

shades of black and white, pointy toe stilettos + pink pouts. i am not feeling very inspired by what is in the stores right now at all. when this happens, i always fall back on the classics. 

(ph via cupcakesandcashmere + thevoguediaries)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

girl crush

currently majorly style crushing on WWD eye reporter alessandra codinha. love how she paired her mother's classic chanel jacket with a pair of hot pants and heels and...well, that coat in the second image is a dream! head on over to scott schuman's site to read his style profile and interview with her. 

apologies for my absence this week. between wrapping, working, writing, fighting off a cold, shopping for a house and accepting a new job offer it has been a busy/crazy/exciting week! stay tuned for lots to come, and don't forget that you can follow me on twitter, on instagram (larnoldy), and on to keep up with my fashion finds. 

(ph via thesartorialist)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

candace in rio

i think she is my fave VS angel right now. so pretty! 

(via stardustandsequins)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Monday, December 12, 2011

insta obsessed

are you on instagram? i am totally obsessed. follow my fashion, food and travel pics at larnoldy. what's your username? 

Friday, December 9, 2011


best. gift. ever. totally worth the wait. on sale here

interviewing alberta ferretti

i had the opportunity to chat with the amazing and very poignant Alberta Ferretti yesterday morning after viewing her spring/summer 2012 collection at Tootsies. thank you to Tootsies and American Express for hosting me and to the PR Boutique for a fantastic and successful event! 

Lindley Arnoldy (The Flip Side): What do you think the differences are between the American woman and the Italian woman in terms of style? Who are you designing for?

I think that actually there is really no difference any longer between the taste in Europe and the U.S. and for that matter across the world. I think what there are more or less are categories and types of women. Today women travel, they have a very full social life, they have myriad newspapers and the internet to keep them up to date, so it's world. You have bohemian types, you have ladies that like to dress up, you have different social strata, really. You have people that don’t like to [dress up] at all, you have people that are very involved socially that have different commitments and needs to dress up…it’s all over the world. And now for example, the best sellers are worldwide best sellers, it’s not that they’re best sellers in the U.S.

L.A: Hal Rubenstein said last night that his two favorite things in fashion are modernity and romance. I feel like that really resonated with me and resonates with your collection. Is that your point and intention?

Yes, I think that romanticism certainly for me is an incredible focus because a romantic woman today is not fragile in any way, she is a woman who is sure of herself and is free to express her sentiments, her emotions, her strength and that is what really renders the modern...woman.

L.A: This collection seemed to have many references with with everything from utilitarian influences to botanical prints and a nod to the 1920’s. What served as your inspiration?

(*My recording device was interrupted at this point, so this answer serves from memory) Ms. Ferretti told me that she her inspiration was very much the "travelling woman", and the “romantic jungle”.

L.A: How do you continually modernize your work, especially when you aren’t subscribing to the current trends?

Obviously, even if I don’t follow the trends we have to be aware of what is going on around the world because we live in such a global – fashion lives - in a global environment and we need to adapt ourselves to what is happening in the world around us. And while I try to always project a very up to date, contemporary, modern collection, I don’t necessarily follow the trends. But, my woman lives in the world of today, so she needs to adapt to the silhouettes and what is current in today’s world. For myself I keep up with everything, I read – I am an avid reader, I am a movie goer, I love music, I am a very social person out at events quite often, and I try to understand and perceive what my woman and eventual customer will need… living this really intense, global, fast life. I try to perceive through my knowledge of what’s going on in my own life what my woman will need in the future.

L.A: What are your views on competition? Do you look to other designers for inspiration? Do you feel that that spawns creativity or hinders it?

Obviously just like any other industry, within the fashion industry there is definitely competition and of course we all thrive on “the spirit of healthy competition”, but I think it is more and more important today for each designer to have a very recognizable signature. So while competition does stimulate creativity it certainly needs to be filtered through the perspective and the sensibility of each designer’s individual style. 

from the front row: alberta ferretti s/s 2012 collection

as previously mentioned, i had the honor of sitting front row at the Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show at Tootsies on Wednesday night. to say the least, the collection was beyond what i expected. i was so impressed with how elegantly and interestingly Ms. Ferretti updated the well-known romantic and feminine chiffon dresses and gowns in her collection with sheer panels, bright colors, botanical prints and drop waists.  

my interview with the designer coming right up...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

time to sparkle

sorry for being MIA these last few days, crazy busy week with lots of fun parties! all of the holiday festivities make me want to find a fun sequined frock like Miranda's to strut around in. do you have your eye on one this season?

stay tuned for pictures and images from the Alberta Ferretti show last night and my interview with her this morning.

(image via pinterest)

Monday, December 5, 2011

shades of gray

enjoying the fall weather and rapidly changing colors all around. wearing adrienne landau rabbit fur vest (on sale here), t by alex wang dress, valentino rockstud flats, vintage chanel purse, korcula for kora pearl and horn bangle. most of the time, what i wear doesn't make a lot of sense, like pairing a rabbit fur vest with bare legs. i'm not the type of person who likes to match things perfectly. i work with what inspires me and strikes me at the moment. i believe style is based on intuition, and unpredictability in an outfit is what makes it incredibly interesting. 

i'd love to know, what inspires you? 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

come stalk me

sprint on over to to stalk me and your other favorite bloggers. get the scoop on our favorite goodies before anyone else. the first ten of you have access by using the code The_Flip_SideObsessed

go ahead, start stalking. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

color block that point

head over to culturemap to read my latest contribution for off the cuff on the art of color blocking.

(ph via

double cuff love

by far the coolest double cuffs i have seen yet! i want to rock these babies in a bronze bikini on la playa. 

(via littleplastichorses)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

korcula jewelry on chelsea handler

a few still shots of chelsea handler wearing her korcula jewels on chelsea lately! shop the korcula collection here.

Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show

please join me and my fabulous friends at Tootsies for a cocktail reception followed by an exclusive runway presentation of the Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2012 Collection on Wednesday December 7 at 6pm. after the show, Ms. Ferretti will be joined by InStyle Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein, as the two discuss the designer’s creative journey, personal insights and experiences in the fashion industry.  i will be interviewing Ms. Ferretti the following morning, so please stay tuned!

purchase your tickets here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

miranda kerr's t-shirts

miranda kerr reminds me that a good t-shirt can go so far. i love love love the juxtaposition of a classic tee back to a leather skirt, or a crisp white tee paired with leather shorts, bordeaux heels and a red lip. nothing is more iconic than a blue + white striped top with dark wash, slightly high-waisted denim, and a cherry red shoe. she seems to know exactly what i want to wear right now, creating ways to mix classic basics like a good celine tote with the perfect amount of modern edge.

some great t-shirts to help you get the look:
rag & bone v neck {here}
rag & bone pocket tee {here}
marc by marc jacobs tee {here}
bassike tee {here}

sale sale sale

shop some of my fave sale picks from netaporter, which also happen to make a pretty killer outfit:

1. oscar de la renta tassle earrings{here}
2. theory sweater {here}
3. michael kors ipad case {here}
4. carven patent leather shorts {here}
5. YSL t-bar wedges {here}
6. kenneth jay lane coin bracelet {here}

interior inspiration

a few ideas i am currently very inspired by in the interior world:

{a gigantic photo of brigitte bardot}
{accenting with fushia flowers}
{citrine colored fabric}
{hanging my vintage chanel as a piece of art}

(ph via song of style and the glamouri)