Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Just as I was feeling defeated by an afternoon at a lack-luster warehouse sale, I saw this little number barely holding on to it's hanger, like a castaway clinging to a life raft. I pulled it's obscure, lopsided figure from the rack and found, to my delight, a unique crisscrossing romper by Maria Cornejo. It may have been a size too big but hey, that's part of the 70% off package deal and sometimes you just have to compromise...thanks Maria!
(photo via lagarconne.com)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
There's nothing better, and sometimes harder to find, than a man in a sharp suit. Each one featured in this article is under $1,000 and styled in a youthful, approachable way....which makes wearing a suit less associated with monotony and stiff uniformity, and rather more so with respectability and an everyday confidence.
(Photos by Tom Ackerman, more details Here)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
These shoes give me all kinds of wonderful mixed emotions...The platform and silhouette is distinctly 70's disco-era, while the earthy color pallette and woven vamp is much more 60's folk. They have a masculinity and visual weight, yet feel whimsical, playful and artistic. Open at the toe and heel, but closed all the way around. Both soft and bold. Ahhh, I want to trot around Saint-Honoré and nibble on baguette while causing harlequin mischief in these shoes...yes, yes I do!
(available at Opening Ceremony)
Friday, March 26, 2010
"Safe things are just the things that folks have been doing so long they have worn the edges off and there's nothing to the doing of them that leaves a man to say 'That was not done before and it cannot be done again'."
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
Sunday, March 21, 2010
These are the amazing shorts that pair with the tie-back top I posted a few days ago from Phillip Lim. I'm really liking his over-all collections these past few seasons...feminine, layered, textural and always a little wink-and-nod to eras past. These shorts immediately spoke to me and remained in my thoughts for days. Having said that, you can imagine how elated I was to find a pair of shockingly similar shorts at the Melrose Trading Post flea market for a mere $17! They are most likely the wayward lower half of a tappers' costume. Though not nearly as tailored as Mr.Lim's they are lined in silk, have all their sparkles in tact and cut long and relaxed...and did I mention they were $17. I see days with white t-shirts, relaxed blazers and ankle boots, and nights of sky-high heels, vintage furs and lots of tap dancing!
(3.1 Phillip Lim shorts at lagarconne.com, $595)
Friday, March 19, 2010
I think this look would be the perfect antidote for my blah-blah-blahs...although subtle, it's fresh and confident. Right now, while there's still a little nip in the night air, it would be great with a slim jean, thick stocking and soft cashmere wrap....don't forget a little chunky gold too.
(Kai-aakmann blazer at Oak, Santoni heels at Confederacy, JF & Son woven bag)
Friday, March 12, 2010
I am a BAD BLOGGER, I don't recall who's collection this is from! But I love the airy, whimsy on the top half mixed with black suede thigh-candy down below...It's a wonderful juxtaposition that says 'I'm a winter nymph with a confident swagger.' What a great way to texture a look with femininity and capability. However, a white rabbit-fur cloche and matching mittens would take it to the next level. Bravo! Whoever you are...
(photos via style.com)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Guido Anselmi, played by Marcello Mastroianni, is surrounded by beautiful women and needy movie producers that force him to retreat to his childhood fantasies in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. Why he would want to escape 1963 Italy I may never understand...a time and place where style oozes from the cracks in the sidewalk, being leisurly is a patriotic duty and apparently smoking in a sauna is appropriate. Just check out his sunglasses: strong shape, clean lines, great proportion. They sure don't make 'em like they used to.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
...and might I add that gobs of vintage gold jewelry would be over-the-top in the best way possible.
(Zero + Maria Cornejo top and Mulberry clutch at lagarconne.com, Jason Wu skirt at Brown's and Givenchy studded wedges at Maxfield, LA)
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It's unclear whether or not Martin Margiela is even involved with his namesake label right now. After he reportedly quit/was let go, the job was offered to others without result (who really knows!). Regardless, the brand has been criticized recently for producing a watery SS10 collection...I'm not mentioning any names *coughstyledotcomcough*. So, in the spirit of positivity and support of a long-loved line I threw together some pieces from his/their website that are clean, fresh and have pop. Minimalism is underrated, so I wouldn't add anything more to this look except a sun kissed glow and a coy smile.
(lime peep toe, rings & MM6 white mesh top all at maisonmartinmargiela.com)