04 December 2008

It's My Party and I'll Buy What I Want To...

Ok, so I know I've incredibly absent lately, but what can I say? Life happens. Work and Thanksgiving, etc., everything has been crazy busy. Hehe, but not busy enough to stop me from picking up some hot new Hanky Panky lingerie at their sample sale. Tomorrow is the last day and everything is $10!

Boo, what I really need (ahem, or want) is a fab new dress for my birthday which is next Friday!!!! My real going out celebration will take place Saturday, dinner at La Esquina and then some karaoke partying at Sing Sing. But I digress, I spotted this dress by h y p e in a store on 86th St. near 2nd or 3rd Ave., and that I originally thought was a vintage shop:

The strapless dress is fun and now exactly what I want! Ughh, and I so don't need to spend the money on it. Now would be a great time for the Universe to send it my way in some magical mysterious manner...



25 November 2008

'Tis the Season...

For spectacular window displays and holiday gift shopping that is. Black Friday anyone? I'm heading to Ohio today to visit the fam for Thanksgiving, but wanted to leave you with this fun image via Coutorture of the Saks holiday window display unveiling last night. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!


21 November 2008

Anti-Fur Rages On...

So, I really can't say I have a very strong stance on fur. To wear it or not to wear it? Yes, my friends, that is the question. Honestly, I could care less what other people do. Whatever floats your boat I say. So if you love wearing fur (and can afford it) good for you. For me, personally, I've just never loved the look of it, on anything really so I choose not to wear it more for aesthetic reasons than moral concerns. Oh vanity...

However, since I'm a user of public transportation, I couldn't help but notice the new anti-fur ad campaign launched by Friends of Animals. Take a look though, and perhaps you'll notice what may have caught my eye:

Hmm, does that first photo look a tiny bit familiar? Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think this is some sort of swipe at La Wintour herself? I mean, we all know she's not afraid to show off some fur.

Coincidence? I don't know, but the resemblance definitely grabbed my attention.


18 November 2008

CFDA Congratulations are In Order...

For Mr. Alexander Wang that is, who took home the big prize, winning $200,000 to continue the development of his company and brand. That's a pretty hefty chunk of change, so I hope he's celebrating. Congrats to him and all of the other amazing designers that took home awards. Now, if only I could afford the clothes and accessories you all make...


15 November 2008


Agyness Deyn walking into The Bean on 1st Ave. last night. Nice, she held the door open and waited as K and I were walking out. No Albert Hammond Jr. in sight.


13 November 2008

A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Okay, so not really, BUT I do have celebratory thoughts on my mind. I'm already counting down the days to Thanksgiving for which I'm planning some fab dishes to share with the fam back in Ohio. Can't wait!

And, not to sound selfish and self-centered...but as of yesterday my birthday (24!) was exactly one month away! So yeah, I kind of have ideas for that floating around my mind. Speaking of which, what should I wear?! I've been eying this Hanging Gardens dress from Anthropologie for a while.

I did try it on in the store, and it looked great and I completely loved the floaty, ruffleyness of it, but at the time didn't think I needed to spend the money even though it is on SALE for only $89.95 now, down from an original $178. I know, I know, I'm an idiot for not buying it when I had the chance and now I can't find it in a store in my size and online availability is basically non-existent now, not to mention that buying it online sadly means paying extra for shipping.

So, we shall see. Oh how I love dressing up! And then there's Christmas and New Year's! Ahhhhhhh.

Btw, spotted a VERY long line outside the 59th St. H&M this morning! Oh Rei...I'm sorry I don't have time to wait 14 hours for your beautiful, architecturally detailed clothing. Perhaps there will be still be some left for me?

P.S. I saw The Sartorialist himself last night! He came to speak at one of NYU's FBA events. Very cool. Also, I wish I'd come up with such a great idea myself first...


11 November 2008


The Comme des Garcons line in the windows of the 59th Street (@ 5th Ave.) H&M!!!!!!! Hmm, what time does H&M open? MUST find out...if I have to wait until after work, my guess is most items will be as good as gone.


07 November 2008

Le Week-end!

Ahhh, Friday! Things to check out (in NYC, sorry):

The Chocolate Show is this weekend! It kicked off with the usual chocolate fashion show (above photo not of this year's show). Not sure if I'll make it or not, mainly because I'm not sure I feel like spending the $28 for a ticket.

Also, LuckyShops is having its sale. Tomorrow is the last day! Labels such as Vena Cava, Geren Ford and See by Chloe will be there, will you? Items will be up to 70% off retail, so if you still want to shop in this recession, this might be the place to do it.

As for me, I must figure out what to wear to a friend's b-day dinner & drinks celebration...but I don't know where we're going yet! Also, found a great coffee table and two side tables, so I get to pick them up tomorrow (yay!) and hope they'll fit into a taxi.

Bon week-end!


05 November 2008

Amendment: Michelle Obama's Election Night Attire

Since I posted this morning about Michelle Obama's election night dress and I've gotten some more info so I'm posting an update and sort of amendment.

Photos [The Cut, Papermag]

I've now seen other photos of the future First Lady in said dress, which as it turns out is actually straight off the Spring '09 Runway of Narciso Rodriguez, and I'm still conflicted. The photo on the right of Michelle with Jill Biden is probably the most flattering I've seen of her in the dress and cardigan/jacket. Perhaps it really depends on the angle? As I watched her walk onto the stage last night with Barack, my first thought was "omg, what was she thinking wearing that, it looks terrible on her!" and on TV, I really do think it didn't come across quite right. But obviously in a photograph you can better manipulate the angle at which you're taking it from and therefore can create a more flattering image.

Overall, I'm still not sure it was the best choice for her.
I'm all about equal opportunity when it comes to wearing what's fashionable, but I think we can all acknowledge that with different body types, shapes and sizes, everyone looks their best when dressing for their specific body type. Wearing what looks flattering on your figure is always going to make a person look and feel great, which Michelle usually does, but this dress really drew attention to areas that don't need it. However, I do applaud her choice of designers. She'll certainly be fun to watch over the course of Barack's term.


Let's Get This Party Started

Feeling pretty good this morning, I must say, despite the lack of sleep. I was impressed with John McCain's speech, conceding his loss to Obama. Although he was obviously incredibly disappointed, I felt he dealt with it in a very gracious manner, and this in spite of being interrupted several times by the booing and shouting of equally disappointed Republican supporters. Both candidates definitely put up a hard fight, and the time leading up to last night's historic moment was long, but I think it's pretty clear that most Americans do believe the right man won.

As for Obama's speech, I was moved and found it very hopeful and inspirational. Some of my favorite moments:

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

"And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright, tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope."

"America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves: If our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?
This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time...Yes we can..."

Such an enormous victory. I'm sure for the next couple of days we'll hear from pundits on all sides about Obama's strategic campaign and what exactly caused McCain to fall short...by a lot. While I'm no political analyst, I think it's safe to say that the fact of the matter is that Americans want change and John McCain simply couldn't convince the people that he would bring it. I'm also certain that his loss has much to do with the current state of our country and the way Americans currently view Pres. Bush. With the Republican party having led this country for so many years and Bush's approval ratings now at an all-time low, this was never going to be easy.

Being in power can be a great thing, but with that also comes difficulties for it is always those in power who are credited with the greatest victories and blamed for any faults. Obama will have a tough time ahead for sure, and I hope that our overwhelming expectations of him will not lead to a backlash. I believe he can bring the change we need, but we should all realize that it can't happen overnight, and certainly not if our country doesn't come together and unite as one.

Eek, okay SORRY I got so politicky suddenly, but you know, this IS important stuff people! But, let's move on now to some fashion! Yay! Because isn't that what really matters? Not to diss our new First Lady, because I think she's just great, but I'm just going to put this out there...what was up with that dress last night? Anyone?

This isn't the best picture to really show it off, but really? That red on it just seems so odd and I'm just not sure it's the most flattering on her. Anyway, I just thought it was a strange choice considering how great she's always looked before.


04 November 2008

OMG: History in the Making!

Well kids, I think it's fitting that on my 100th post (yay!) I am incredibly proud to be an American! BARACK OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I can't even begin to express my excitement, joy, relief and hope. Via CNN:

Looking forward to change and a great future!

Go Obama!


Rock the Vote!

That's right kids, today is the all important ELECTION DAY - DECISION 2008! Come on America, don't f*** this up, GO VOTE NOW (if you haven't already of course). And if you have voted, then you will forever be in my good graces.

So, on this special day, I share a few fashion items with you so that you can express your enthusiasm for the Democratic process:

Photos [Dress, Karen Zambos Vintage Couture @ Shopbop, Ring @ Google, T-shirt @ Revolve Clothing]

I note that the Karen Zambos dress is also reversible, black on the other side, so it's still wearable even after the votes have been counted, and the shirt is just one of many available on Revolve and I'm sure other sites, most of which are on sale now.

And I'm sure everyone has heard about all sorts of freebie offerings today from Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Ben & Jerry's...and in NYC, even Babeland is giving out a lil' somethin' somethin' for getting your vote on. So, of course, retailers don't want to be left out of the freebie fun.

Photo [Bluefly]

Bluefly is offering a 10% discount off of EVERYTHING, today ONLY.

Anyway, I won't tell you who to vote for, the point, and most important thing, is that you just get out and vote, because this is what makes our country so amazing. I for one was thrilled to cast my vote this morning (and I only had to wait in line 20 minutes!). Sadly, they did not give out the usual " I Voted Today" sticker, which I was kind of looking forward to because this is the first election I've actually gone to the polls for (when in school I voted absentee). Still, I feel really good about it. Needless to say I'm sure I'll be for a while tonight watching as votes are counted, results are tracked and winning predictions are made. Oh what a momentous occasion.

For a quick recap, check this out:

Happy Voting!


31 October 2008

Happy Halloweeeeen!

So, far I rode in the elevator this morning with the Joker. We'll see who else I run into today and/or tonight. I'm guessing a couple Palin's at least...



30 October 2008

Leader of the Pack...

I suppose it should come as no surprise that with this year's presidential race reaching a fever pitch, everything has come into focus. Including, of course, the wardrobe of the candidates and their significant others. But, I have to admit, sometimes it does seem as if they're being viewed more like celebrities than politicians.

I'm sure everyone remembers how well that White House Black Market dress started selling after Michelle Obama wore it on The View. There's also been much controversy as of late about the $150K spent on outfitting Sarah Palin, which, by the way, didn't make her look any better and IS ridiculous. Yes, yes, I know...we should be focusing on the issues!

Anyway, in another Mrs. Obama all-American fashion moment, being the regular gal that she is, Michelle
showed for her Jay Leno appearance wearing a lovely J. Crew ensemble:

Photos [Google & J.Crew]

I only bring this up because I read the following info via The Cut:

"That item skyrocketed to the most-viewed item on the site yesterday, receiving 464 percent more hits than the day before. Traffic on J.Crew's site as a whole increased 64 percent."

"By yesterday afternoon, the J.Crew in Rockefeller Center pulled all the cardigans off the racks to reserve for customers who called that morning and put them on hold."

Now, I don't know why found this so incredible. Indeed, if you search for "Michelle Obama" on J.Crew's site as The Cut mentions, it does bring up the Pembridge Dot skirt she wore. Perhaps it's just that I, personally, would like to think I don't let famous people dictate what I wear. I mean, it doesn't really seem to have anything to do with the fact that people actually like these particular pieces from J.Crew (of course some may), but more that they like that she wore them. I suppose it's not everyday that most people get to dress like a celeb, because a lot of the time what they're seen wearing costs hundreds or thousands of dollars.

So, I think it's interesting that she chooses...or perhaps it's just genius PR...to wear clothes that are actually within reach of American women. Although I do still think it's crazy how nuts people go over this stuff. Let's try to remember, it's great to be inspired by the way others dress, but fashion should be about individuality.


29 October 2008

Say Hi to Daul...

So, I'm pretty sure by now we all know...yes, Daul Kim likes to fork herself. Seriously, I'm not making this up. IT'S THE THE NAME OF HER BLOG. Which is I'm pleasantly surprised is quite amusing. Check it out: I Like to Fork Myself.

Anyway, I'm sure everyone knows and you'll read via Daul's blog and others (Fashion Indie) who have already posted on the controversial Polaroids Ms. Kim took with her "french gay boys" as she describes them. All in good fun, right? Haha. I mean, the girl is a model, posing for photos is her job.

Ughh, everyone just needs to calm down and eat some fruit.


27 October 2008

When It Rains, It Pours...

Last week was probably the craziest week I've had at work thus far. Even Friday was absolutely maddening. Needless to say I was stressed and needed to relax...or at least just chill. Chosen activity? Scary movie marathon!

So K came over and we made veggie tostado's and started our fright fest. First up was The Strangers, with Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler and the fashion world's very own Gemma Ward (as a psycho none the less!). Although I kind of would have liked them to explain more, especially in instances such as this, where it's supposed to be based on "actual events." Eh, really? I have to admit, the anxiety from seeing them mess with those two made it fairly scary.

Movie #2, The Orphanage, a Spanish film by Guillermo del Toro turned out to be more sad than scary, but there were some pretty creepy kids.

Now, we did have two others to watch (Les Yeux Sans Visage & Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), but a minor crisis ensued so our marathon came to a halt. To be brief and not share all of the details, our bathtub overflowed and started to flood our apartment with about an inch of water...and then leaked down to the floor below us. Ughh, long long night.

However, the next day I went to the Chanel Mobile Art Exhibit with M & J! Umm, giant Chenel 2.55 handbag anyone? Yes, please! I have to say it was very cool, and considering you can't get tickets at all now other than waiting in the standby line, I was excited. Oh, and I saw Coco Rocha on the way, 86th @ 5th Ave., heading to the Guggenheim? Je ne sais pas.

Sadly, it began raining when we got out of the exhibit and on and off for the rest of the day.

Will post many pics very soon...when I figure out where I've misplaced my camera/computer cord thing.

Ughh, fashion writing class tonight so missing GG again. Boo, but I'll post my first short shopping story after revisions.

FYI, in case you live under a rock and haven't heard, MK & A will be at the Union Sq. B&N tomorrow at 12:30 to discuss Influence. Be there or be square. Hmm, except, not too sure I'll make it since I will be AT WORK.



23 October 2008

Stylista = Snooze

So, I can't say I really had high expectations for Miss Tyra's new CW series, Stylista. I mean, let's be honest, the previews weren't exactly thrilling. Yes, I decided to watch anyway as I'd already sat through ANTM.

My vote? Right now, I'm still undecided. Since this was the premiere and because I'm soooo nice, I'll cut them some slack and give it another watch or two or a few. Ha! But really? Do they have to try so hard (and not really succeeding btw) at ripping off The Devil Wears Prada? Clearly Anne Slowey's "character" is supposed to evoke a Miranda/Anna Wintour-esque personality, but she comes off boring. Also, what is up with her walk? You'd think the woman hasn't walked in heels a day in her life she just looks so awkward and uncomfortable sometimes.

Joe Zee is at least somewhat more interesting, but even he, I imagine, isn't as much of a hard-ass in person as they try to make him out to be on the show. His critique of each contestant's personal style was amusing, no love for the Michael Jackson glove, scarf anxiety, hats or cleavage revealing attire.

As for the contestants, none of them are particularly interesting right now and I can't say that I find any of them very stylish, except for DyShaun, who I actually think has a great look. I certainly hope the challenges get more interesting than bringing A.S. her breakfast in the future.


22 October 2008


Ahh, hahaha...I almost missed my bus stop for work this morning because I was pondering the H&M + Comme des Garcons line. To hit stores Nov. 13th! The anticipation is too much...be excited!


20 October 2008

Chanel Mobile Art!

So yay! Today kicks off the opening of the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit in Central Park. Created by Zaha Hadid, it should be pretty fantastic. I'm excited! Sadly I'll have to wait for the weekend as worky work and exhibit hours clash. I'll post pics after I go.

More info at the website.


17 October 2008

On Being Very Busy...

This week has been insanely busy. Work as usual followed by basically some sort of something going on every night after. Wednesday I went to the CW's Fall Bash (secretly hoping to spot the Gossip gang) at Blvd on the LES. They had show inspired drinks such as "Sex at the Peach" (90210 - the Peach Pit, haha) and a "Chuck Basstard" which was waaaay too sweet to be a drink either for or inspired by Chuckles. Spotted? No one interesting unfortunately. Then of course there was the debate!

Anyway, last night I went to a cocktail event at the Gant flagship store for Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist's photography project with the store. So that was pretty cool and I always love his photographs and I would LOVE to work with him on something. I think we'd get along just famously. Photos courtesy Gant, and check here to view more of their collaboration.

Of course, couldn't miss Grey's. I know, I know...a lot of people think it's gone downhill, but I for one still love it.

Ah well, today I'm heading out of work early to run some errands and get ready for my friend S' wedding! I'm not in it, just a guest, but it's in Jersey so I'll have to g
et myself ready and then take the train there. You may remember, I'd been pondering what to wear for quite some time. So, what did I decide on?

The below BCBG runway dress! Just lovely I think, and the color is really great
for me. Unfortunately I don't have the fab belt to go with it, but I can't really complain since it's a $400 dress that I found on sale at Bloomingdales for the low price of just $56! Yeah, you read that right. In fact, it was such a great deal that I ended up buying a second BCBG black lace dress just because I liked it, and it was originally $300, but I only paid $42! Since it's gotten a bit cooler today I'll likely wear tights with it, but I'm quite thrilled that I found it.

I'll be sure to post more of my own photos very soon since my internet is finally working! Yay! Perhaps if I actually get to relax this weekend?

Happy Friday!


15 October 2008

How I Spent My Lunch Hour

Yes, that's right. I spent my lunch eating soup and creating the above virtual sand art. I call this, " A Rainbow of Mountains." I must say, although it probably seems like a complete waste of time, it's pretty relaxing and kind of fun. I feel like this should be a Twitter and not a post, but then I couldn't share my creativity and that would be a shame.

Try it via ThisIsSand.


Getting Costumey

Went to the Yelle concert last night! Yay! After hanging out with my friend K on a couch in the lobby for 3 hours, the show finally began. Really, if a ticket says the show is at 7pm, then it should actually BE at 7pm. Instead, they said 7 when what they actually meant was get here at 7, wait for an hour until the first act starts at 8, then the second act at 9 and then Yelle will be on for you at 10pm. Oh, wait, you mean you didn't want to sit through all of that extra stuff? Oops...So they had tiny little signs up outside, supposedly since I didn't see ANY of those, with that info posted and we got inside and the girl tore our ticket stubs before we'd realized all of this and of course, no-reentry. BUT the concert was pretty fun and dancey AND I now think I have decided on my Halloween costume! Behold:

Yelle! She changed into this for the encore and I believe also wears it in at least one video. I'll have to figure out exactly how to make the top/semi-dress though. Right now I'm thinking a large men's undershirt, gather the sleeves a bit and sew them, get a red bobbed wig and take a picture of myself in it to get blown up and printed on the shirt. Then, since there's no way I'm sewing on a bunch of sequins, I can just use some glitter and get some silver leggings from American Apparel. I don't know about the yellow sneakers. I certainly don't want to buy something like that unless they happen to be super cheap. So I'll probably just wear my new Puma's which are white with hot pink accents. Fabulous!



14 October 2008


Going to see her ---->
ce soir at Webster Hall!



13 October 2008

XOXO, Gossip Girl Recap

Hell hath no fury like a Blair Waldorf scorned...yeah, I'm pretty sure that's probably been used. So what? Gosh, I'm so glad to see that Blair was actually putting up a fight tonight. Last episode she almost seemed to just rollover in disbelief with no plan for revenge.

Spoiler Alert! Since I choose not to censor myself, fair warning that if you read on, details about tonight's episode will be given away.

So the GG crew headed up to visit Yale and the usual drama followed right along. I'll try to keep my summary short and sweet. Even though S wanted to go to Brown, she d
ecided to prove to B that she was a smart little lady and so she wound up with the rest of the Yaley prepsters. Blah blah blah, this eventually led to an all-out cat fight between and S and B.

After calling it a draw they realized they simply couldn't part ways and they'd of course get together, rationalizing as many a teenager does that their fighting is all due to building insecurities of being separated once they leave for college.

Meanwhile, Dan the Man is told his Yale app gets an I for incomplete and has to come up with another stellar recommendation for his witty words on paper. His plans are almost foiled when The Skulls (due to Mr. Bass' craftiness) mistake him for Nate, whom they're none too pleased with for losing their precious trust funds because of the Cappie.

Mr. Bass thinks he's saving young Nathaniel's ass from the scary Skulls, but sadly for him, Nathaniel decides it's just so uncool of him to treat poor Danny Boy that way and runs back to St. Jude's now finding Dan to be A-okay.

Crazy father figure Rufus, after spending the day with Little J slaving away at Eleanor's, decides she can totally drop out at 15 and be home schooled by V, herself just now applying to college (shout out to NYU! hahaha).

I think that about covers the basics. So, critique. First, anyone else starting to wondering where Little Eric-a went? The boy has been missing for sometime now it seems. Perhaps he'll become Little J's design sidekick/backer for a fashion line. Nothing exciting for the adults this week seeing as Rufus hung out with his daughter and Lily, well, sort of just hung out with herself and Bart was nowhere to be seen, so I assume away on business as usual.

And of course, the fashion. I have to say it was rather uninspired tonight. I mean, I suppose the Herve Leger bandage dresses have been making a steady comeback on red carpets, but I'm kind of over it. They just aren't very attractive on most. She did have a cute striped blazer but the crescent on it seemd a little too Juicy for me. Blair wore her usual headbands which I like, and the plaid outfit at the end was sort of fun, but other than that, thought the fashion tonight was a snooze fest all around. I expect better next time! Ah, but I just love the show soooo much, so I'll forgive them this time.

Edit: Above, in reference to the Herve Leger bandage dresses, I should have specified "inspired" dresses, as the dress that Serena wore was not actually Herve Leger.



Photos [cwtv.com]

12 October 2008

Charmed, I'm Sure...

Oh, Chanel. I must say I'm completely in love with the Spring '09 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week. I know, I'm a little behind in posting this so I'll keep it short, but I just can't help myself. It's so completely fabulous. However, instead of my top five picks I'd just like to note an observation. Designers often take inspiration from all sorts of things, creating the theme of a new collection around them. As I've mentioned before, film costumes are just one example of drawing on a certain look and incorporating aspects of it into designs. What we see worn in films also, as I mentioned before as well, has an impact on what we buy and wear.

Photos [Style.com]

When I first looked over the Spring '09 Chanel collection, I instantly loved it. I was particularly attracted to the beautiful dresses near the end of the show, some of which are pictured above. I was also struck by how familiar they seemed. I don't know where Karl drew his inspiration from for this collection, but does anyone else think these dresses seem a bit "Audrey Hepburn-esque?" My Fair Lady? Anyone?

It isn't merely that I think they look like something she would wear. To me, they seem almost reinterpreted, and more modern versions of dresses she wore in some of her films. It's all in the details, colors and cuts. I'm kind of loving the idea actually. So, if in fact that was the goal for this collection, I'd say it was achieved and I'd rock any one of those dresses.



10 October 2008

Fashion Photography: Get Me Demarchelier!

Patrick Demarchelier has had years of fashion photography experience and is most certainly recognized as one of the best in the business. (You may recall Miranda's, eh hem, Meryll Streep's, screaming to "Get Patrick on the phone!") He deserves the praise because his photographs are fantastic and beautiful.

I happen to love black and white photographs. Even without color, this photo peaks interest through his creativity.

Again, the black and white. The movement gives the photo life and the lighting creates really great angles and lines.

Haha, well now, that's just awesome.

I'm particularly interested in, even with my own photos, choosing unusual angles and viewpoints, so I love how you can still see part of a person "behind the scenes" and some equipment.

Slightly morbid? Perhaps, but the red is incredible. It really pops with the dark background of the grass and the pale skin. Reminds of the Black Dahlia...or maybe the Joker?

So pretty...and I heart butterflies.

I love the muted, almost faded look of this photograph. Great light.

Again muted, grayish tones but it totally works and creates a fabulous image. The motion here is great as well.

The neutral background almost blends with the hair and skin tone, and although the colors are toned down it gives this photo a unique look.

I like that you can see a little light shining through behind her. It creates a soft image and helps the white top and hat stand out from the light background.

I like the shape of the body here and the movement, which really helps to show off the dress and the swinging sleeves.

For more check out Demarchelier.net.


09 October 2008

Lovely Lanvin

Sorry I've been so absent these past few days...hmm, yeah, most of this week/weekend I guess. Internet troubles and have been feeling a bit under the weather and greatly in need of rest but so much to do. My Mom is visiting this weekend! Yay! I'm excited but also wish I was feeling better so I'd enjoy things more and could get more accomplished, i.e. laundry, cleaning...

Anyway, as Paris FW has come to a close, I give you my top picks from Lanvin.

Photos [Style.com]

Ah yes, the always amazing Alber. How do you do it M. Elbaz? Simply flawless...A subdued palette with a lot of black and charcoal tones, and a print and a pop of color thrown in every now and then. The cuts on all of these are fantastic, the draping, the wrapping...so beautiful. On-trend with some one-shoulder styles that I love, and that absolutely stunning emerald green creation...c'est magnifique! Oh Alber, je t'aime. Send some love (and your fab clothes) my way soon?



03 October 2008

Fashion Week Top Five: Nobody Does It Better...

That's Karl I speak of, not Carly (bonus points if you get that). Oh ok, I suppose I can't leave out John, Stella and some of my other favs. Ah yes, Paris brings out the best. Sorry posting has been so terrible, I THOUGHT I would have internet last night as it was supposed to be set up, sadly it STILL would not work. Boo. Anyway, my top five picks from some of the latest Paris runways:

Photos [Style.com]

Oh Karl, what can I say? Everything you do turns to sold? (Also, bonus points if you get that...haha, oh movies on tv). I'm loving the cleanness of the black and white, it's so you Mr. Lagerfeld and très chic. The high waisted pants and skirts are fabulous. Belts, bold and beautiful! With just a hint of print and a splash of color. Well done!

Photos [Style.com]

Loved Stella! So many beautiful choices. The simple, pale color palette felt so light. The oversized blazer/jackets are fantastic, such beautiful lines and cuts on everything. The sheerness of some of the these pieces is perfection and those sequins are so pretty and glittery I think I need garments made just of them draped all over me. And of course, can't go wrong with a LBD and this one is just lovely.

Photos [Style.com]

I'm not sure this will be considered a particular favorite Dior collection of mine, considering Galliano's past collections. However, I like the cinched waists and the sheer panels, which is very in-keeping with a seemingly new favorite trend for Spring '09. Lots of pretty little dresses and skirts and some fab jackets.

Photos [Style.com]

Oh so classy. Stefano Pilato's Spring '09 collection for Yves Saint Laurent seemed to me to be a tribute to Yves and very much aligned with the YSL look. I loved the addition of the sequined dresses at the end which added a touch of color and brilliance. Again, bits of sheer throughout the show in blouses are on trend. And again, keeping a cinched waist with belts and a high-waisted cut. What exactly are those shoes made out of? Very curious...

That's all kids! Have a fantastic weekend and hopefully I'll be able to fix l'internet when I get home ce soir.


01 October 2008

Kate Winslet, Designer?

Photos: Kate Winslet, Vivienne Westwood

Not exactly, although with the proliferation of actress turned designers it probably wouldn't come as a surprise. Instead, Ms. Winslet will delve into the world of design, portraying the life of Vivienne Westwood in an upcoming film. While it sounds like details aren't certain, I'm hoping this project is definitely going into production. I think Kate is a great actress and could be really great in this role. More over at FashionIndie.

Exciting! I just love seeing fashion come to life on film. Could this be a film trend I see? There have/are already two or three Coco Chanel films in production or perhaps already finished by now. Will others follow? I'm thinking a film on the life of Yves Saint Laurent could be a definite possibility, and one day perhaps Karl? Hmm, who else would have a great life story on film?


29 September 2008

Bienvenue à Paris!

As you all know, Paris Fashion Week has begun in all its glorious beautifulness. Ahhhh....glamour, couture! My top five looks from Balmain:

Photos [Style.com]

Christophe Decarnin, how do I love thee...let me count the ways. I completely adore his dresses, so perfect are they to go out and be fabulous with yourself and friends. The first two I chose for their vibrant colors, shape and cut. I'm also in love with the studded sandals they're wearing. The little black number is feminine yet edgy which I'm really into right now. That awesome white dress is just amazing, as were the other similar dresses to this one in various bright hues, which I equally admire. The cascading ruffled skirt is fantastic! This last look, I'm not super thrilled with the distressed, holed up skinnies, but that jacket rocks.

K, sorry to be so short but heading out soon. Few errands to run after work and then GG is on tonight! Don't miss it! This week's episode revolves around Fashion Week and features Abigail Lorick's stylings. Yay!


26 September 2008


Yay! Just about off for le weekend! Here's something pretty for you to look at while I'm away and internetless...

Amaaazzzzing photos shot by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. Check out more fabulousness via Jezebel.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to watch the debate tonight at 8 p.m. (CDT)!