Erica Dasher

Erica Dasher

Due to the success of Ugly Betty, fashion and editorial-themed TV shows are now available on almost every network. This means that if I find myself excited about a needle in the sartorial haystack, it is probably worth a view or two.

The current needle? Jane by Design. Though I’ve yet to (have time to) settle down and watch an episode, the premise and lead actress both drew me in. Curly-haired newcomer Erica Dasher plays Jane – a high school student leading a double life as an assistant to Gray, aka Andie McDowell, a major fashion executive.

With competing lives as a high school student and a faux adult, Dasher said she fell in love with the “really bold character. She’s funny and passionate and clumsy and not popular and creative and girly. I could go on and on about her. She’s a really great character.” Erica also boats a very cute off-screen style that I expect will mark her as an upcoming fashion plate, a la Blair Waldorf‘s influence on Leighton Meester.

As far as any more incentives to watch? Rumour has it that Betsey Johnson will be making a special guest appearance in an upcoming episode!

Erica Dasher Victoria Justice Shay Mitchell

Erica Dasher, Victoria Justice, and Shay Mitchell

Erica Dasher

Bikinis
Tube bikini? Red bikini? Yellow polka-dot bikini? Thong bikini? (Please, no.) Here are my Summer 2011 picks for your beautiful, hopefully SPF-ed, bodies!

Best of Bikinis

1 – A pink and purple ruffled bandeau to bring the colour out of paler skin!
2 – This figure flattering bikini with a sash cuts you in the right places for the illusion of a flatter tummy!
3 – It may not be yellow, but this red and white polka dot push up bikini is just as song-worthy!
4 – White bandeau with ruffles? Your perfect tan could not be better complimented.
5 – Scared to bare the belly? This zebra-print monokini is as sexy as the rest!
6 – With removable straps, this Betsey Johnson bow bikini is playful and versatile!
7 – For the accessory girl; a bikini with starfish hardware.
8 – Looking for a boost to your chest? This sun-coloured bandeau will create curves and beach-confidence!
9 – Thinking Dita von Teese in a bikini? Check out this burlesque beach bikini. (My favourite!)

Betsey Johnson Fall Winter 2011
Time to get your jollies on with Betsey Johnson‘s Victorian-esque Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Though it is years out of production, this is the wardrobe I would expect to see Sex and The City’s Carrie Bradshaw sporting around NYC. Velvet and animal print were omnipresent, including a stronghold on some must-have onesies. Split into two sections, Betsey’s second half was composed of her new line which piece-by-piece retails for under 100 dollars. At this point, the models were traded for employees and friends of Betseyville, including the gorgeous super-blogger Gala Darling, who all wore wigs in the style of Betsey’s quirky tresses. See the top five looks below! View Post