3.31.2011

Let me see yo peacock!

Actually, don't. You're a vile woman, Mrs. Katy Perry.


Anyway, I'm really digging this photo from the Milan shows. Orange lipstick returns again! And her hair... I die. I keep seeing photos of this woman, anyone know who she is? I've just learned that her name is Elisa Nalin, an Italian stylist based in Paris.
I hope everyone's doing well, as I've fallen ill yet again!

3.25.2011

Interpretive dance

To be quite honest, NYFW didn't really impress me this season. Still, I have to mention the ones that could have used more praise.

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Inspired by the idea of a Goth wedding, the team at Bensoni turned to the 90s for inspiration. You got your long skirts, your blazers with short skirts, and masterful layering. The graying pompadours were a nice Bride of Frankenstein touch. What really stood out to me, though, were the shoes. A lot of the models wore thigh high black patent boots, which sounds totally dominatrix, but actually worked. They kept the looks sleek and up-to-date. I also really love the filigree heels in the fourth picture; there's so much DIY potential! Perhaps I'll have to try it out...

3.23.2011

Jugar al tenis



I just wanted to throw in a post of this skirt I thrifted last weekend. It's a vintage German tennis skirt, or maybe it was for cheerleading. As my dearest grandmother would say in a thick Russian accent, "Who knows?" Worn here with an American Apparel crop top (veeeerrryyyy cropped), Enzo Angiolini oxfords, and vintage sunglasses. It was my last opportunity to go relatively skimpy before the rains came back. Stupid weather.

3.21.2011

I've no talent




This is exactly how fabulous the morning after should be. You're cozy and disheveled, but you still have traces of last night's party on you, and you probably slept in your clothes because you partied so hard.

3.15.2011

Album of the Month March 2011


Lykke Li
Wounded Rhymes
★★★★

I first learned of Lyyke Li and few years ago a bit before she released her first album, Youth Novels. I didn't pay too much attention to her (her inclusion on the Twilight soundtrack threw me off a little). However, I decided to give her a second chance, and I wasn't disappointed. Her voice is stronger; gone is the breathy whisper of the first album. This set of songs sounds more refined, purposeful if you will. In the tradition of the Swedish, it's catchy and often danceable. The songs have a wash of melancholy that I'm really getting into, but that's not to say the music itself is depressing. It just adds intrigue and makes the mood a little more thoughtful. It's just the perfect background to anything, and particularly wonderful for just laying back and truly listening.
Favorite Songs: Youth Knows No Pain, I Follow Rivers, Get Some

Also, I loved what she wore on Conan. Her suit was simply marvelous!

3.08.2011

International Women's Day

Still rather upset that women get one of the days of the year to call theirs; are all the other days permanent International Men's Day? But, I don't want to be bitter, especially since this day is meant to be taken seriously. It's quite a big deal, you see.

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We now move on to NYFW Fall 2011 with Rag & Bone. They still have a bit of the English mountain climber vibe, but now in the form of a Northern explorer adopting the ways of the Inuit. The color in this collection really got me excited; David Neville and Marcus Wainwright weren't afraid to pair a royal blue with orange and plaid in a toggle coat, or layer prints over each other. I really loved the stripes and colorblocking in the trousers, they added a certain sporty vibe to the collection. And like any fall and winter season demands, the outerwear was plentiful and looked extremely cozy. I do believe it's time for some DIY...

3.06.2011

Rodarte AW 2011

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This is what I wish women of the prairies wore back in the day. I mean, come on. Deconstructed collars, sheer embroidered skirts, beaded boots, tailored trousers, all in down home prints and colors like browns, yellows, blues, and florals. Your grandma's quilt has never looked this awesome.