Tuesday, December 29, 2009

a decade's worth

There's a great thread over on tFS right now where members share their favorite editorials of the decade. Of what's been listed so far, there are plenty I've never seen and more I'd forgotten about. Below, a few selects from the best of the best I'd like to note and remember.

Vogue IT April 2006
"Over-Minimal Over-Refined"
photographed by Paolo Roversi
model: Freja Beha

W March 2007
"Czech Mate"
photographed by Michael Thompson
models : Freja, Irina, Sasha, Eddie Klint

GHOST 56/76
032c 13th Issue "Energy Experimentation", Summer 2007
photographed by Serge Leblon

Harper's Bazaar International August 2005
"Nostalgic Romance"
photographed by Micaela Rosatto
styled by Ryan Hastings

Sunday, December 27, 2009


After much debate, I got my hair cut. I'd scheduled an appointment for today and was considering canceling it yesterday evening, then miss Vamoose posted a photo of Marianne Faithfull and her perfectly messy yet bluntly cut early 60's 'do. Such perfect hair.

Mine still has a few old layers that need to grow out, but I'm pretty happy with what my new stylist managed to do with my mess of a mane. It looks all nice and neat from the professional blow out but that will end the moment I rest my head on the pillow.

If you're ever in Brooklyn and need a stylist, Aki at Commune is the girl to go to. After over-paying at my last place for haircuts I never felt right about, I'm relieved to have found her.

(Oh and I do not have ombre hair. That is the light from the screen. Ombre hair is one of the absolute most ridiculous trends to emerge this year. I had ombre hair for quite some time due to an unfortunate dye job, why anyone would want such a thing on purpose is beyond me. Do I sound like your mother?)

Friday, December 25, 2009

jingle jangle

Merry Christmas everyone!

I'm currently buried under infinite snow that has turned the center of the country into the North Pole.
'Tis the season for crazy ass blizzards!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

sonia rykiel pour h&m spring 2010 lookbook

Merry Christmas Eve! I am currently trying to soothe my anxieties of traveling into a massive blizzard by admiring the newly released Sonia Rykiel pour H&M Spring 2010 lookbook. As excited as I was for the lingerie line, I ended up getting nothing as I wasn't too pleased with the fit of most pieces. I've got higher hopes for the Spring line though. I mean... just look at it! It's based off of her actual line, not Sonia by Sonia, yesyesyes.

I'm definitely excited about the rainbow striped pieces, and the adorable bow sweaters. The yellow dress and b&w striped slouchy sweater are singing my name as well. I have no idea how many striped tops I already own but really, I've said it before, you can never have too many. There is no better wardrobe staple. Wouldn't mind if those wedges were also for sale.

February 10th!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I think I want bangs again. I've finally grown them out enough to where I almost don't need a bobby pin, and now I've got the itch to chop them off. Likely story. But with a new year and a new age, I'm feeling the need for a bit of a freshened up appearance. Right now my locks are pretty blah... they haven't been cut since February (!) as I've been trying with all of my might to grow them long. Chop chop chop! I may do the deed myself since I've never found a hair stylist I can trust. I'm open to suggestions though for anyone good in NYC.

Pretty bangs on Anna Karina, Tennessee Thomas, Zooey Deschanel, Effie, and Hannah.

Grown-out blah bangs on me. And messy scarf hair.

Monday, December 14, 2009

caroline sieber

photos via tFS, jak&jil, sartorialist

I wish one day to be even a small fraction as well put together as this woman. Love her.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"if Larry David and Bridget Bardot had a daughter"

Love this girl on Stylelikeu. Loud, hilarious, and sharp as a tack.

She bases her style on playing different archetypes, which is one of the main reasons I love fashion. You can play so many roles, and constantly switch them up. I've never really felt like I needed to settle into one particular style. There are just too many options.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

elusive spots

The leopard trend... it comes and goes, doesn't it? I really wanted to partake, hunting for the perfect spotted coat. I thought I found one, had it shipped across the pond, but nope. It doesn't fit! Now the temperatures are supposed to drop this week and I'm left with a flimsy jacket to face the elements. I was really feeling defeated and left empty-handed after my endless searching.

Then I stumbled across these shots of Naomi, originally from the December 1991 issue of Vogue italia. So nineties, yet still so amazing! Therefore, I've concluded that leopard is timeless and I'll find my coat. There may be a candidate or two at Topshop. Or I could settle for a spotted scarf and maybe some gloves to tide myself over. And maybe some bedding! Maxi dress? Wallpaper?!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

christmas comes early

Well, I did it. I bought myself the Chloé wedges as an early Christmas/birthday present. Luckily Saks decided to put them on sale, my patience paid off. And they are everything I dreamed of. I'm glad I went with the wedges too, I think they'll get a ton of wear. I also like that they'll encourage me to wear something other than black black black.

And I was feeling so festive today that I went and bought a little Christmas tree, some trimmings, and whiskey + egg nog. Mmmm. I lot of people hate egg nog but I think it's pretty tasty with a bit of Jameson poured in it. Even better while sitting next to my lovely little tree.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

sonia rykiel x h&m

Just really pumped for this whole collection. I love me some ladylike underthings.

all images via lesmads.de

Monday, November 30, 2009

check check check

I've been a bad blogger this month, apologies. There's not been much free time and now I've gone and caught a cold. Early to bed for me, but before that I'm emptying my desktop in one post. The things that catch my eye don't change very often.

photos via jak&jil, copenhagen street style, tfs, knight cat

Sunday, November 22, 2009


A comprehensive post chronicling my F/W 09 Chloé bootie obession...

Rachel Bilson in the Catlyn short boots

Blake Lively in the Catlyn ankle boots

Alix in the Ashton low boots


This girl on StyleLikeU said she ate Cup 'O Noodles for a couple of weeks after buying a pair of Chloé shoes...

....I'm considering this. Priorities!

Which is your favorite? Would you make cuts in your food/living budget to afford something you can't afford, but love so much you could cry?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

daul kim

(a brief moment with Daul Kim during NYFW)

RIP Daul, you were one of a kind.

Monday, November 16, 2009


My wishlists are overflowing. I know, they say to "shop your closet" but I've sold mine to Beacon's. Only a few favorites remain. This Built by Wendy dress has been a staple for the last two years. The necklace is a newer addition though. I had it custom made on Etsy, using a bullet casing from the gun salute at my grandpa's funeral. I'd been meaning to do something with it for so long and am glad it turned out the way it did.

But yes, I'm plotting my winter wardrobe purchases. Simple silk dresses, cardigans that don't make me look like a school marm, infinite legwear, one of the vintage leopard coats on my long eBay watch list, Chloé bootiessss...gonna get in trouble when that paycheck finally arrives.