Tuesday, January 27, 2009

coco roses

The Haute Couture shows have started!!!!! Karl has sent out a gorgeous show at Chanel, light and and intricate, in a white and black palette.

The models makeup is perfection, right up my alley, The perfect black liquid line with the rest of the face kept fresh and rosy. They look like the living versions of the flowers that are adorning almost all the clothing.

I'm loving the florals I really am...

[photo cred: gettyimage.com; catwalking.com]

rabbit at rest

Sadly for us all John Updike has passed away at the age of 76. His prolific wriiting career including the often great Rabbit series chronicling the life of Henry "Rabbit "Angstrom. You will be missed John.

[photo cred: nytimes.com]

Sunday, January 25, 2009

it's almost too much

I'm dying, seriously. Not to turn this blog into TheTudors fansite, but omg the costumes are amazing!! This scene literally took my breath away. The shoulders, the leather, the pleating of the leather, the cream leggings with the brown boots and jacket, everything about it is phenomal. My mind is blown.

My brain is churning, so much inspiration, so much fashion lust, so much intrigue. Okay back to watching I go. ^_^

[stills via: tudorsonline.com]

alone again...

So my bf is off frolicking on the beach in Central America while I am stuck here in the arctic tundra that is NYC. Besides being supremely jealous and more than a little bit lonely, I'm also camera-less for a week since I gave him my camera to take lots of pictures so that I can live vicariously through him and his tan. I've been using the free time however to not clean my room(heh), finally start watching The Tudors, and dive deep into my blog obsessions. The sumptuousness of the costumes of The Tudors is enough to keep me company for days.

I'm particularly inspired by the men's fashion. It's Balmain without the rock n' roll. Just sex, rich fabrics and sharp tailoring. Expect some DIY's with some costume shop cast offs and my old velvet blazers soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

maurice sendak we love you

Pictures from the still in production Where the Wild Things Are. Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers we believe in you!!! Everything about these still looks spot on, down to the lighting and the perfect furriness of the creatures
[photo cred: ain't it cool news]
Oh and if you've never read anything by Dave Eggers, run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and pick up What is the What and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
You're welcome.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


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photo cred: terry richardson

such a stud

Just got these sweet studded cuffs from forever 21 in the mail today. The bangles and rings are an assortment of h&m and f21. Certainly not la lanphear but it's enough shine to make me happy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I almost fell over

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us I was not prepared for these pants, Alexander Wang, you may just be a genius. At the very least you know exactly what it takes for me to delude myself into thinking i'm some sort of rock star. These have shot to the top of the fantasy list by a leap and a bound.
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

trial period

Trying out some new things. Set up my Twitter account as promised and I'm trying out Ecto, a desktop blogging program for my Mac. My sheer uselessness as a blogger has been primarily due to my overwhelming laziness, so maybe all this new gadetry and streamling will take away all or some of my excuses.

I've been up to quite a bit of browsing online and while it's no secret that the big department stores like Barneys and Bergdorf are having fire sales on some sweet designer clothing, I've recently bought a ton of non designer stuff (on sale) that has really rounded out my wardrobe. For example this shirt is of surprisingly good quality AND it's from Kmart! (trust me you're no more shocked than I was) and I got it for about 12 dollars.
Naturally I bought it in black as well....

new year, new me

So I'm back with some ideas, pics, outfits and such. I'm also getting a bigger memory card for my camera to go along with my bright and shiny new imageshack account so expect regular posts soon. I also will be positing a link to my Twitter account since I've found that tends to be great for stream of consciousness posting. In the meantime check out some images from Balenciaga's prefall collection. It's so primal and beautiful that I was left a little breathless when I first saw it. I definitely have some outfits inspired by it to post, especially thanks to the lovely Vera over at Deep In Vogue, and the fantastic mohair coat she made for me. Jordan Dunn's photo in particular keeps haunting me, I love making black and brown work together, and the details on the dress are amazing Also I'll most likely be taking classes at FIT this semester in the hopes of finally being able to pursue a passion of mine. Lots more on this later.