Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lust vs Must: Clogs

We've been talking and thinking about clog mules since Karl Lagerfeld's Spring 2010 Chanel show.  One of the gorgeous pairs seen on the Chanel runway is definitely on our LUST list.  But for only $100 you can get a look alike pair from Aldo!  Happy shopping!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Look of the Week: Reese Witherspoon

The Culturista's L.O.W. is the casually stylish Reese Witherspoon.  Reese rocks her navy tank and ruffled skirt with a cute fedora, a weaved metallic satchel and a great pair of sandals.  She has the perfect summer look!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bobby Flay's Fish Tacos

One of my favorite summer dishes are Fish Tacos. They are fresh, tasty and an easy to make.  Here is a delicious recipe from Bobby Flay:

Taco Ingredients:

  • 1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi or orata
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 8 flour tortillas


  • Shredded white cabbage
  • Hot sauce
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Thinly sliced green onion
  • Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Pureed tomato Salsa, recipe follows


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, ancho, jalapeno, and cilantro and pour over the fish. Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the fish from the marinade place onto a hot grill, flesh side down. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.

Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with any or all of the garnishes.

Pureed Tomato Salsa:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper
Preheat grill or use side burners of the grill. Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, serrano and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the mixture with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Add the hot sauce, oregano, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Look of the Week: Rachel Bilson

The newly single Rachel Bilson frequently tops our Look of the Week charts, and this week is no different.  She steps out in Los Angeles in a fresh and stylish ensemble: wide leg jeans, an off the shoulder striped tee and some dark shades.  We love this look!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Lust of the Week: Philippe Audibert Glove

This gorgeous Swarovski crystal and silver glove is just what we need to feel super edgy on a night out.  Unfortunately it is sold out right now on Net-a-porter (Philippe Audibert Glove) but we are hoping more come in soon!!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Whats new in Stores (week of August 9th)

Some new Culturistas favs in stores this week:  Steve Madden boyfriend inspired Oxfords, Diane Von Furstenburg Oversize Sweater, Urban Outfitters Cropped Sweater Tank, Michael Kors Leopard Clutch, Top Shop Chiffon and Sparkled dress and Marni Copper Leaf Earrings.

Designers are sending out there Pre-fall items.  These pieces will all be great as layered items as the weather starts to get cooler.  Lookout for Fall 2010 trends such as: Leopard Print, and Boyfriend inspired items.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Obsession: Beyonce's 'Why don't you love me'

"Why Don't You Love Me" - Beyoncé from Beyoncé on Vimeo.

Beyonce's new video "Why Don't You Love Me" is right up our Culturistas alley.  The costumes and style of this video are amazing-  We love the vintage vibe and are drooling over every outfit.  Enjoy!!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Trend Watch: Clogs

Clogs have been on the Culturista radar since the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 show.  Karl Lagerfeld showed country coquettes in a barnyard setting wearing almost exclusively clogs.  And we say it's about time they came back in fashion!  For some reason it just feels right.

Many stylish celebrities have already been spotted rocking the trend, such as Mary Kate Olsen, Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung

There are tons of stores starting to sell clogs- so whether you choose to buy a designer pair like Marni or a more affordable option like Steve Madden you are sure to look like the fashiona you are!