Wednesday, December 31, 2008

willa holland

I'm totally digging these photos of willa holland

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

genevieve jones

Dubbed a modern holly go lightly, Genevieve Jones has been taking the fashion world by storm. Even after a WSJ expose, she managed to return and once again take her spot as a prominent socialite/interior decorator/designer. Originally from a middle-class background in baton rouge, she came to new york and established herself on the city's social circuit, building close friendships with Zac Posen and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.
She describes her fashion, remarkable for it's inventive style and creative color combos, as "classic taken to the edge."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

acid wash

I'm really digging acid wash these days. While many may think that acidwash should not leave the 80's, I think it can look attractive even outside of 80's parties. While back then they favored the all over spotting, I think that the larger splotchier wash makes it more modern.

Karen Walker featured some great acid-washed prints on her runways.

I'm going to try and do a diy acid wash skirt- i'm not sure how it'll turn out, but i'll post some photos if it works out

Vogues tries affordable

The New York Times labelled "recessionista" as one of the words of the year.
With being fashionable on a budget suddenly the new hot thing, Vogue has tried to throw their hat into the ring with this video, The Economists. They challenge their editors to find something "inspired" for under $500. Which is about $500 more than I have to spend. No but really, I understand that $500 is a very constrainig budget for the ladies of vogue, but if they're trying to appeal to the average woman don't you think they could have gone a little lower? Maybe? Especially considering that they were allowed an investment piece that was over $500?

That being said, I find the video pretty interesting (which is probably why it's lingered in my bookmarks since the summer). We get to see Bonnie Morrison dancing, and some shots of the ever allusive Lawren Howell.

some screenshots...

Mens Vogue

With the economy in a tenuous position, many of our favorite magazines are struggling. The one that I think I'll miss the most will be Mens Vogue. Given that I'm not exactly their target audience, this may seem surprising, but I've always liked their more intelligent take on style.

But while their print version may be over, their website is still up. So I would recommend to hurry on over before that too gets taken down. I would especially recommend looking at Amanda Brooks blog In Her Eyes. I loved her mix of classic and modern, and was always pleasantly suprised by the photos that she was able to get. Some vintage, some new, but all were absolutely chic

Monday, December 22, 2008

To me, fragrance seems like such a personal, identifying item. More than a piece of clothing or an accessory, I feel like a fragrance is defining. But at this stage of my life, the idea of a signature scent is overwhelming.
But these mini fragrance tubes sure seem like they'd make the job easier. At only 25 dollars, I can try several before making a decision.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Over two years ago WhoWhatWearDaily did a feature on mary-kate olsen's rings. That page has been sitting in my bookmarks ever since then until recently when I was going through my bookmarks and saw it.

Given the olsen's trendsetter status, it's not suprising that this look has caught on like wildfire. Some of my favorite bloggers like rumi have become ring afficionados.

I'm lusting after Vivienne Westwood's armour ring...

...and obviously the olsen's own line...

... but it's all a tad expensive, so most likely i'll be buying one of these suckers from f21

i'm baack!

So I haven't been doing a very good job of keeping with this blog. But since I don't really have any readers, I figured that was fine- I don't believe my lack of posts are disappointing to anyone. I really do this blog for me- to express the ideas that I have in my head and hopefully achieve some sense of clarity in the process.
I'm not making any promises on the frequency of posts. I'm theoretically thinking once a week, but most likely my posting schedule will follow the 'when I'm inspired and have time' schedule.