Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet jesus, Jane!

I've had a crush on these boots for a month. AND THEN I SAW THEM IN DALMATION (cow?) PRINT. I need a second (third?) job.

sea of shoes

Sunday, July 11, 2010


The world's most beautiful creature, EVER, has a blog (and SHIT, it's amazing). How have I not known for this long? I've been in lovvve with this girl forever...




Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wool and the Gang.

Totally making this in like 12 color combinations. Maybe with sleeves for winter.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A few things here:
1. I wonder how Gavin Rossdale feels about his daughter making this video.
2. I feel much better about the way I dance around the house when I'm alone now.
3. Methinks Daisy has been to her fair share of strip clubs.

Daisy Lowe for UK esquire HD from Greg Williams on Vimeo.

(I found this video on Carolina's blog. Clearly it's originally from Esquire. Thanks for finding it first, Carolina!)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I'm not jumping on the bandwagon for this one. Nope. Sorry. Everyone's making a fuss about this ugly Celine bag. Don't they sell bags just like this at JC Penney? Or have all the big editors just avoided JC Penney for so long that they don't realize they're being hoodwinked? This stupid too-small satchel is on like twelve pages in the new issue of American Bazaar (that's what I get for reading American Bazaar, no?) and it just baffles me. I'm all for Phoebe Philo being installed at Celine, and I think she's done some beautiful work there already, but I just can't get behind this bag.


There are two things you do not know about me.
1. You do not know how much I love a grey t-shirt. My AA tri-blend is on the verge of holes, it's so loveworn.
2. I would absolutely drop $105 on a Rodarte t-shirt. (I've been known to go running in my grey Marc Jacobs.)

Ps. I would definitely, definitely buy an $18 Rodarte notebook.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seeking: Rodarte straitjacket..

I've been researching the Mulleavy sisters for many nights, mentally piecing together an article and designer profile with regards to the Quicktake: Rodarte exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City (which I went to see on my birthday! gift to myself! woot woot!). This interview with Laura Mulleavy, conducted by Vogue's Sally Singer, has been haunting me all day. I watched half of it last night, overdosed on genius, thought about it all day, and just finished watching the other half. I highly recommend, if you have any interest in and respect for Rodarte, that you set aside an hour and seventeen minutes and savor the entire thing. Big ups to Cooper-Hewitt for knowing there was a very specific audience for this interview. So many prayers and questions have been satiated.

This is a quicker summation of the exhibit..lots of close-ups of the materials the girls use in their dresses. GENIUS. Watch.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One of the best days ever.

Two weeks ago I hopped on a train to New York and hung out in the freezing cold for hours outside Pier 94, photographing arrivals at the Alexander Wang show. [God bless my wonderful boyfriend for keeping me company, despite not knowing most of the people I was freaking out about seeing. I hope warm, amazing, deep-fried dinner at Cafeteria afterwards made up for some of it.] Here's how my afternoon went:

You know these two. Scott Schuman and Garance Dore. Had a mild panic attack/fangirl episode upon first sighting, but I mustered the balls to approach them/gush about my love of their work/ask for a photo. Garance was so sweet and obliging.

Garance at work.

Harley Viera-Newton.

Henry Holland, arriving with Pixie Geldof. That's Alice Dellal's blonde hair/blue backpack in the foreground.

Tonne Goodman.

Style.com's Candy Pratts Price. I screamed her name like a rabid paparrazo. She probably doesn't get that often!

Cathy Horyn brushed past me and I nearly passed out. Too bad she was on the phone and I couldn't say "Ohmygodyou'remyfuckingidol!!"

Susie Bubble!

After dinner we made a pilgrimage to the Alexander McQueen store on 14th Street to pay respects. A touching mess of flowers, candles, and champagne bottles. Many of the flowers bore stickers reading "Fashion is dead. RIP McQueen." Well said.

EDIT: For a few more pics and a smidgen of opinion, see my latest article at BSC Review.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My jaw just hit the keyboard.

Remember my 'postapocalyptic' rant? This is what Mila Kunis should have worn* in Book of Eli. Good god..

*Yes, I realize this is a $74,000 Balmain jacket.

photo: womenmanagementparis.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Those poor goddamn Rodartes!"

Best quote from a movie ever, EVER. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise or throw some Goonies shit at you. And if you don't know where I pulled that quote from, then there's a dvd you need to purchase on Feb. 23rd.
Anyway, poor Rodarte shmoor Rodarte. Those Mulleavy girls are BRILLIANT. Who else in the world can combine color/texture/pattern like this?

And in related news, I'd kill to be a fly on the wall during their meetings with Nicholas Kirkwood each season. Their collaborations just get better and better..

photos: style.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hello, handsome..

Sigh. I have such a crush on Marc Jacobs. Not just his clothes and accessories. The man himself. Too bad his boyfriend is prettier than me..

ps. Fall 2010 collection? I. Die. Love it. Every piece. So beautiful.

photo: style.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Catch 22.

Something about weeks and weeks of 3-foot snow, thick slabs of ice, and constant slush makes me crave cutout, open-toe, suede wedge booties. I am the epitome of impracticality.

booties, $90. piperlime.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

A reminder, here it is.

Yes, BryanBoy, you're right. My fur-collared trench is hanging, neglected, on the clothing rack in my living room. I'll wear it tomorrow.

photo: style.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I. Adore. Tavi.

I'm STILL trying to get through her whole Style Rookie archive (it's taken me two weeks already, and I'm halfway through), and my fascination (obsession?) grows every day. This is the most interesting, inspiring 13 year-old girl I've ever seen. Found this video on style.com..pretty awesome.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Unexpected inspiration.

Reading too much (in a good way) of Tavi's blog, Style Rookie, was the motivational push I've needed for MONTHS to finally embrace (and purchase) oxford flats. And maybe a faux-vintage nerd-esque purse, too. That girl is THE SHIT! I can only hope to someday have children with an OUNCE of her creativity. I've finally regained enough self-confidence and fashion-balls to push my style comfort zone, due in large part to excessive exposure to Kelly Cutrone (I'm a sucker for a Bravo reality show AND simultaneously-released self-help/girl power book..ahh, the power of marketing). Helena Christensen said it best in a recent issue of British Elle (I think..): "Style is a strange thing. Who determines who has style? I think you've gotta have a fuck-everybody attitude about it." Amen, sistahh.

nerdy flats, nerd purse: forever21.com

Saturday, January 30, 2010

On my birthday, of all days!

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland finally (I've been waiting since July of freaking 2008) comes out on March 5th, which happens to be my 27th birthday (my shoe size is 7)! French department store Printemps put together a window display to celebrate, commissioning a varied handful of designers to participate: Nicholas Kirkwood, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Bernhard Willhelm, Charles Anastase, Christopher Kane, ChloƩ, Haider Ackermann, Manish Arora, and Maison Martin Margiela. Style.com got the preview; these two were my favorites..

Charles Anastase. How much better would the Disney film have been, had Alice been wearing this instead of the light blue tea dress? And maybe those Rodarte/Nick Kirkwood bolt heels from S/S 2010? Am I getting carried away?

Ann Demeulemeester. I don't love the vest (though it's very Ann), but that silhouette print at the bottom? I die!!

Can't wait!!

photos: style.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thank you, Tommy Ton.

I'm experiencing technical difficulties (busted laptop screen) and dental issues, and I have TOO MUCH TO DO to deal with that combination. But I AM trying to catch up on Mens' Fashion Week and Couture Week, and prepping for a new creative endeavor (Hi Damon!). I cannot get enough Jak&Jil, and I cannot wait to pull my [faux] furs out of the closet in my old bedroom at mom's house to wear with a white Hanes t-shirt and sloppy jeans. Thank you, Kanye, for the outfit idea, and thank you Tommy Ton, for constantly, incessantly taking pictures that fuel my love of all things fashion.

Ps. This was Karl Lagerfeld's FIFTY-FOURTH couture collection for Chanel?! How old IS the Kaiser??

photo: jak&jil

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I'm glad Chris Bailey's pushing 'jeans-tucked-into-boots' for the boyfolks, too. That man's a visionary, I tell ya. Visionary. My hero.

photo: style.com

Monday, January 18, 2010


Just came home from "Book of Eli". Aside from being a graphically beautiful and emotionally-arresting movie, I'm finally understanding why designers keep referencing post-apocalyptic films..there's a list of shit I need to see now, which until now I've had no interest in. Mila Kunis has maybe two outfit changes in the movie, but my head is swimming with new-fashion-crush..

Friday, January 8, 2010

There are no words.

Sweet mother of god, Iosselliani. My mouth is hanging open. I can't even photo cred, I've just looked at something like 12 websites trying to find this available for purchase.