Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cheap & Cheerful

(Also available in black at

Preen Line

(Available at Oak NY)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Proenza Schouler

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

Food For Thought

"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'."

William Faulkner,
As I Lay Dying

Sunday, March 21, 2010

3.1 Phillip Lim

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, $595)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Subtle, But Fresh

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

Solange Azagury-Partridge

Would this be considered an inappropriate engagement ring?

F/W 2010...but I forgot to keep notes...

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


(Sequined shirt (back-view) 3.1 Phillip Lim, Opening Ceremony bow shoes both found at

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Les Chiffoniers