Thursday, April 30, 2009

high/low: Stella McCartney

Left: Stella McCartney fishnet sandal, $995 at Barneys New York
Right: 'Lizzy' mesh sandal, $139 at bebe (also avail. in black and white)

Coachella ella ella

Ok so I fully admit I don't know half the artists that were at Coachella, however I might have to go next year just to see the amazing display of outfits (and the is all about the music, after all). So much originality, loves it!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mad Hatter

An adorable mini top hat to wear to tea parties or card games. Rabbit not included.

Mini turquoise top hat, Chapeau Claudette at


Vintage Chanel ads from the '80s and early '90s featuring original tops Helena, Linda, Claudia and Christy.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Behold Eva Herzigova in a spread entitled Cherchez la femme of the May '09 Paris Vogue. The spread is chock-full of flouncy, flirty floral pieces, sumptuous fabrics and somewhat questionable posing on the part of EH...I'm not so sure about associating femininity with crawling around one's apartment with a bird cage (complete with bird) balancing on one's ass. I do, however, enjoy the bold photography of Walter Pfeiffer.


Study Break

My favorite thing to do? Take a break from studies and frolicking through a field for a quick photoshoot!Study breaks are also well spent looking for new clothes online. At Apparel
Showroom, you can find everything you need in a plus tons of
accessories. The prices are fantastic and you really get more out of your

The rain stopped and just the right amount of sun was out to play, so I had to seize the moment. Anyways, I got this dress thrifting a few weeks back, and just loved the crochet pattern on it. I have a feeling it will beome a summer staple.

Hope everyone's week is going well !

Wearing: thrifted crochet dress & shoes; F21 scarf & leggings.

high/low: leather jackets

Left: Patrizia Pepe leather bomber jacket, $769,
Right: Silence and Noise faux leather bomber, $138,

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Summer is approaching

Oh my I cannot believe it is already Sunday, meaning I only have a week and a half of school left, meaning finals are in one week, meaning I am about to be a crazy-pyshco-stressed-woman. It's so releiving knowing lazy summer days are approaching.

I found this nude silk top while thrifting a week or two ago, and instantly fell in love with it! I wore it over this skirt, transforming it into a dress, but typically I will be wearing it with pants. Next stop: nude heels. I hear they add instant height, which is something I am always in search for! Also, I got this braided headband a few weeks ago as well. I wish it were a little thicker, like the Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 headbands, but oh well. If anyone knows of where I can find a replica, let me know.

Wearing: thrifted silk top; f21 skirt & headband; Fioni boots

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pretty little ladies

I am constantly in awe of the beauty and style of Audrey Hepburn and Faye Dunaway. I watched one of my favorite films "Funny Face" today, and was reminded of just how much classic styles inspire my wardrobe. As much as I love experimenting with new fashions, I will always naturally be inspired by ladies like these two.

Also, due to a few indecent comments by anonymous cowards on my recent entries, I just want to say that I did not make this blog to try and be some kind of beauty queen or to show off how much money I can spend on clothing. This blog was made as a medium to convey to the world my taste in fashion and my interpretation of style. I am a college student paying for everything on my own. It is impractical spend large amounts of money on clothing, when I could be spending money on bettering my education and my future. If you have a problem with this or my appearance, then this is simply not the blog for you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UGH today was hot. April and it already feels like 100 degrees. I'm sorry, but there is just nothing about feeling sticky and hot when it is only April! Well I guess I should stop complaining, because it did allow me to have this lovely afternoon with my dearest roommate. And of course I do like seeing the sun, there's nothing better than the feeling I get in when he comes out to play. Maybe if it were acceptable to walk around in a bikini 24/7 I would like the heat. Unless that unexpectedly happens, I apologize for my present complaints, and future complaints. Hah :)

Anyway... this hat was totally and completely inspired by the hat frenzy that is happenin' by The Stylish Wanderer. I feel like hats are the perfect touch to a simple outfit, and are a great way to accessorize when on the go. Plus, sunhats kind of work like sunglasses except they are prettier. And yes, I am just a little obsessed with these acid wash jeans. 9 out of 10 times that I have been wearing pants as of late, these have been them.

PS- The first picture is of my roommate. Isn't she adorable?

Wearing: me- f21 top & jeans, thrifted hat; Ally- Chinese Laundry boots, Pency top, f21 tights.

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Just Had To

Fake white docs at just purchased... I just had to do it. I can see myself pairing them with ultra feminine florals and sweet dresses. Typical me. :)

be green

Uppercase script hoop earrings made of recycled metal by
Melissa Joy Manning,

dog day afternoon

A scandalous editorial spread from V Magazine beautifully photographed (albeit a little creepy) by the incomparable Steven Meisel, exposing a sexual phenomenon amongst British youth known as "dogging" which basically means you make plans with two or more people you don't really know (more often than not) over the internet to have sex in a semi-public place. According to the explanation given in the spread, dogging is more about voyeurism than the sex itself. You can see the rest of the shots here.



Vintage Versace ad campaign


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Behold The Biker Short

Ever since Alexander Wang's pre-fall 2009, I have been lusting after something so simple, and so reminscent of my child hood days. What item could this be? Biker shorts! Oh yes kids, we all remember the days of wearing big t-shirts with splendid spandex biker shorts. Or atleast I do, (I distinctly remember being perpetually fascinated with these bright pink ones as a child). These lace ones are the first pair I've been able to find in stores, but my search will not end until I find nylon or perhaps those bright pink ones I held so dear!

wearing: target biker shorts, dress; f21 headband & shoes.

the model as muse

So I'm less than thrilled that I'll be missing out on the Costume Institute's much-anticipated exhibit: "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" (May 6 - August 9) at the Met. I suppose the next best thing (outside of booking another trip to NYC, which, after all the shopping I plan on doing will be virtually impossible) would be to purchase the May '09 issue of Vogue which is devoted entirely to (naturally), models. You can also find the story Inspiring Beauty, which has Hamish Bowles following Marc Jacobs who waxes philosophic on models and how he is inspired by them. MJ is also the principal driving financial force behind the Model as Muse exhibit.


I love these Comme des Garçons ad campaigns from the 1980's because they don't portray any clothing or other pieces, which ultimately (I think) doubles the impact and intrigue of the CDG label. What's more, the ads are relevant in any decade.



William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) is probably my favorite film of all time. It didn't hurt that I had a massive crush on Leonardo DiCaprio, but never has one movie impacted me on an emotional and sensory level like this one. There is dazzling cinematography and art direction, gorgeous sets and sexy costuming (Claire Danes' angel costume was actually by Miu Miu). Fittingly enough, the film's art director and set decorator were nominated for Oscars in 1997 in their respective categories.


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