Wednesday, October 28, 2009

on taking a lover

Who needs a lover boy when you have a Lover dress? We will be very happy together, one day.

Monday, October 26, 2009

daul + russh

photos via tFS and the next blog

I love Daul Kim and judging by what's surfaced so far, it looks like her presence (as cover girl!) in the November/December Russh is going to make for a pretty unbelievable issue. There's something about this editorial that gives me chills. I guess I'm all Lula'd out for now because it feels wonderful to find an editorial that is gorgeous without being too... pretty.

Monday, October 19, 2009

velvet goldmine

Since discovering that American Apparel is soon coming out with a velvet dress and leggings (top left and top center), I've become entranced by all things velvet. You can only really wear it in the winter and it's easy to end up looking a bit like Holiday Barbie, but there is something eternally luxe about it that I find hard to resist.

photos from American Apparel, Net-a-Porter, Brown's, Rupert Sanderson, MyTheresa.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

staying inside

It's much too cold and drizzly to spend more than a short time outside today. With the dreary, sunless day, I felt like pulling out a little random inspiration as I sit around curled up with a cup of hot tea. Fall sweater weather needs to return quickly.

photos via ffffound, tumblr, nevver

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ahead of its time

I love combing through the vintage magazine archives on The Fashion Spot. They seem to be steadily growing, thanks to the people who take the time to scan their collections. Sometimes it just feels like magazines produced today are all just feeding us the same thing over and over. It's nice to escape to decades past and see how editorials used to be done. This one, shot by Richard Dormer in a 1964 British Harper's Bazaar, amazes me with how fresh and creative it feels, despite being done 45 years ago.

photos via tFS, scanned by iluvjeisa

Sunday, October 11, 2009

never enough dresses

All I'm into wearing lately is a dress, tights, and booties. This little number from Zara is just about the best thing I've ever found in their stores. And yes, still wearing the RC boots. They're perfect and my other shoes wish they were as beautiful. I also picked up this little hair clip at H&M after seeing it on Elin. I've decided growing out the bangs requires cute little hair clips. Hm, what else? I changed the look of the blog a bit, change is good. La di da, I'm very tired this weekend and it feels a bit like my mind has atrophied. I blame the America's Next Top Model marathons on cable. They're always on and I get sucked in so easily. I think I'll get moving now and go buy things to make hot apple cider.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lyell for Fall

After spotting some of the Lyell Fall 09 shots over on Rhiannon's blog, I had to take a closer look. How does every little piece manage to be so perfect? Delicate silk dresses, high-waisted shorts with tights, artfully tailored wool coats...

I've been tempted by vintage silver shoes in the past and now they are definitely back at the top of my shoe wishlist. And even though most of the above lies out of my price range, I still plan on acquiring a few things from the Urban Outfitters collab, which actually looks gorgeous in person. It even appears that a couple new pieces have been added, and the price reduced on some others. Oooh la la.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I tried with all of my might to resist posting these photos. Confession: I am a cat lady. I have two. They cover all of my life in fur and warm my toes at night. When these cats wearing United Bamboo landed in my inbox today, all of the stress and grief of every day life melted away. United Bamboo has recreated an entire collection in cat sizes and made a calendar out of it. I need this calendar. Ahem, I've reserved a copy. If you're as crazy as I am and want one, info here.

photos via, refinery29

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New favorite things

dress - Lewis, tights - Nine West, boots - Rachel Comey Bookmark boots

Look at me making a better effort to do outfit posts! I've got new things to show off which is the best excuse to do one of these posts. The lovely Alison Lewis gave me this Lewis dress, from her FW09 collection. I love the neckline and collar, just cut beautifully. And speaking of beautiful, my boot collection just got a new addition in the form of these Rachel Comey boots. It was far too tempting with them being sold in my neighborhood. I swear, steer clear of strolling around the Bedford Ave. area because it is dangerous. So many temptations. I told myself that I could have them since my old favorite boots broke. Totally worth eating ramen for awhile. Ahh, my logic.


McQueen SS10 knocked the wind out of my sails. I am quite sure I've never seen anything like this before. I've gone through the show a few times today and keep coming back to the details. The prints, textures, SHOES, hair, makeup, nails....there are no words, really. If someone asked me who I'd like to have lunch with, dead or alive, it'd be this man.

photos via

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Almost over!

Chanel SS10

Chanelgasm! Thank you Karl, for fulfilling some strange fantasy I didn't know I had until I saw your clothes and set design.

Paris has been a bit of a disappointment, really. With the oh-so-fine exceptions of Chanel, Celine, and YSL. I'd expect nothing less from Lagerfeld (his own collection wasn't too shabby either), Philo, and Pilati. These people know how to dress women!

Celine SS10


The Viktor & Rolf show was pretty fascinating too. The construction of some of those dresses blew me away. Otherwise, Paris has been a snoozefest. I didn't even like Chloé except for a certain navy cape flying down the runway. Better shape up your game for FW10, designers. (Tim Gunn, is that you in my head?)

photos via

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Long time no see!

dress - Vena Cava, hat - H&M, tights - Uniqlo, shoes - vintage

Hello there! It's been awhile, a long while, since I've posted an outfit. I needed an excuse to proclaim my love for this dress I've probably worn six times in three weeks, as well as show off my Chanel Jade nail polish. Spending this rainy Saturday relaxing and reading my new copy of Lula. What are you up to?