Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MCQ + Nicholas Kirkwood = Love



































(MCQ dress at lagarconne.com, shoes Nicholas Kirkwood)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Simeon Farrar























(at ronherman.com)

Oak










































(at Oak, NY)

Dieppa Restrepo



















(at Impulse, Seattle)

Zero + Maria Cornejo























(at zeromariecornejo.com)

Tom Ford

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania























So, I know I said I was prepared to say farewell to Fall/Winter 2008 and all of it's glorious layers, then we got 8" of snow and 2" of ice last night...and I saw this coat from Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania. When it comes to military inspired fashion, there is an abundantly diverse selection of pieces that represent a whole spectrum of origins and military eras. From WWII paratrooper-esque jumpsuits, to 18th century French colonel's uniforms, there are endless uses for these reminiscent details. I don't know if this coat is in fact military or simply old-world Britt, but I love the strong lapel and how, even with the double-button, it still pinches-in (very femenine) at the waist.
(at ronherman.com)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mayle



















(at Impulse, Seattle)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

L'Agence























(at ronherman.com)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

St Kilda























(at stkildajewelry.com)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Daniele Alessandrini

Although I know very little of the designer's work, I recently was introduced to this brand by way of the men's collection. And it's hard for me to comment on the fashion alone without also drawing attention to how fantastic this entire shot is. The hair and lips, the coat, the proportion of the trousers, the light, the shadow, color...that coat! I thought of this as an appropriate image to use as a farewell to Fall 2008, as we will see more and more of the Spring looks cropping up and brushing the clouds away. However excited as I may be to welcome this fresh season I also mourn the passing of fall layers, cashmere sweaters, boots and strikingly elegant coats such as this.
(at danielealessandrini.com)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Floto + Warner



Recently featured on Refinery29, these pendant lights are made from used, discarded jewelry found at The Goodwill and Salvation Army. They're made in various sizes and each unique. The website for this design team presents wonderful photographs of interiors, exteriors, portraits and other projects they've done. Seeing these chandeliers has inspired me to delve into my own jewelry box, with a pair of needle-nosed pliers in hand, in hopes of resuscitating some old, forgotten friends.
(www.flotowarner.com)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dolce Vita

Of all of the indispensable items in my own wardrobe, a great pair (or two) of neutral shoes is, without question, on my short list of most loved. Flats, sandals, or pumps, a nude shoe is classic, subtle and when worn with a bare leg quite flattering. I liked this pair in particular because, although they're seemingly plain, they have a hidden platform, clean lines and that great little stitched detail at the toe. They give me a Jessica Rabbit/50's housewife vibe...but maybe I'm the only one.
(at shopbop.com)

Rag & Bone


















(at lagarconne.com)

Aryn K










































(at 80spurple.com)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Jill Sander























(at brownsfashion.com)

Golden Goose























(at Impulse, Seattle)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gina























(at brownsfashion.com)

Kiel Mead: Forget Me Not Ring

















(at Future Perfect, LA)

3.1 Phillip Lim

If you think about the quintessential, or maybe I should say stereotypical, style fundamentals of punk it's deconstructed, disestablished and nonconformist. Well, Phillip Lim isn't exactly punk rock, and I'm sure that wasn't the intention with this cardigan. Maybe it's because of the prim, clean, conventionality of this piece that I want a little punk rebellion added: Skintight jeans, ripped t-shirt, leather, studs and someone who will sweat and dance in it all night until those pretty, little sequins fall off. That's what I envision.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Current/Elliott

This LA design duo once styled together and realized they couldn't find exactly what they wanted in the available denim lines...hmm, sounds familiar. They use vintage styles as inspiration and tailor them to have a more modern fit. I love the country-bumpkin meets trailer-trash aesthetic of this collection and am impressed by their refusal to stay in the "denim box" of what's trendy and popular. Yes, I do love my skin-tight, hipster jeans too. But hand me a slouchy, dirty, worn-in pair that my mother would shake her head at, and I'm a happy girl.
(info at currentelliott.com)