Monday, January 26, 2009
As everyone knows, Top Shop is coming stateside this spring and I'm sure (just like Stella McCartney for H&M did, and Alexander McQueen for Target will do) it will be a mad-dash to scoop-up the coveted pieces. Although, perhaps because the merchandise is available on-line as well as at Barney's, it won't be such a crazed event...I said perhaps it won't be so crazed. To me though, being that I am at least 3,000 miles from any Topshop store, I will have to live vicariously through those of you that have either a Metro Pass or enough frequent flier miles to get there. I am however loving the models' hair and fresh, clean makeup...that is something from Topshop I can rock before they even open! (from topshop.com)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I just saw these shoes on the BLEACHBLACK blog, and can't seem to get them out of my head! In my mind's eye everything seems to pair flawlessly with them, with every ensemble I envision being effortlessly cool and severely chic. I imagine myself trotting down the streets of Manhattan in 1,000 layers of black cashmere, dodging paparazzi like an Olsen twin...Or wait! Even better: I'm a Dutch architect peering out the floor-to-ceiling window of my studio/loft, sipping espresso and looking very sexy, and very contemplative. Anyway...I like the way these two pieces compliment each other, each having contrasting textures and a structured softness to them.
(shoes at H-L-N-R, vest at oak)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Maybe I'm conservative. Maybe I'm boring. Sometimes I feel like a little old lady that shakes her head at all of the "crazy things that kids wear these days!" because I have a preference toward more classic, subtle pieces. However, I'd much rather think of these pieces as foundations for which to build your personal style upon. The classic trench is a great example of what I'm referring to...Not only are here countless variations of this style of coat (including men's, vintage and leather) and some speak for themselves, but the point is they can be interpreted into whatever YOU want. How about...a hoodie, acid-washed denim cut-offs, gold bangles, and a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So, I was having a difficult time trying to find an interesting shoe for this Chloe dress/jacket too...something with both personality and sophistication. But he truth is, these booties would be great with just about everything! The shape is bold and graphic, the color soft and earthy... they basically carry themselves and don't need to "go with" anything. I would also unbutton the dress/jacket and wear it with jeans (either slim enough to tuck into the boot, or boyish and rolled-up) and a good-old white t-shirt.
(booties at Halo Shoes, Portland)
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Okay, at this point you've probably noticed that I post a lot of product from Oak...so I'm just going to get it out of my system (for now anyway) and show you a few more things that I think are lust-worthy and wish were in my own closet.
(Dolce Vita shoes, Oak jeans, Rick Owens jacket, Anzevino & Florence big shirt, Pencey striped wrap all at Oak)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I know this isn't the most likely pairing, but maybe that's why I think it works. The dress with a sweet, scalloped hemline, soft color and modest 1960's shape juxtapose the overt toughness of the shoes. I think this look has a sexy, no-fuss appeal that I personally would love to emulate.
(dress at chloe.com, shoes at oak, NY)