March 31, 2010

soviet soldier in the springtime

vintage faux fur coat
Krista's vintage army hat
Golden Bell sweater from Goodwill
Kokopelli & Crucifix 
Jeffrey Campbell shoes from LF, one of my best buys

H&M leggings

March 30, 2010

suicidal inspiration

Jeffrey Eugenides's Virgin Suicides as seen through the lens of Sofia Coppola is so hauntingly beautiful for numerous reasons. But no one can deny the specific power of Lux. In her clothing, in her mannerisms, in her speech, in her essence. So, trying to capture that is a challenge one might never grasp, but channeling her undeniable style is a good start.

overcast into bright

i have to say, i am very glad i bought this dress.
its a WESC pale pink dress i luckily found at their sample sale for $15
Tom Ford sunglasses
Forever 21 mongolian vest
Rosary from my grandma, Brighton belt from Goodwill, silver bangles that have accumulated in my jewelry box over the years
Sigerson Morrison boots

March 29, 2010

its still light outside

green silk A Common Thread dress, Chanel 2.55 bag
detailing of the sleeve
Manolo Blahnik's borrowed from my aunt

90s hooker hippie?

it was like 80 degrees outside, so i dressed accordingly
vintage Gucci bag i stole from my grandma's house

pink heart sunglasses from Rue 21, top- a dress i shrunk and then cut, Levi shorts i cut from jeans i got at Goodwill
earrings i inherited from my great aunt's boyfriend's mom
black patent Docs i bought at Posers on Melrose
studded bracelet i found at Goodwill
photoshoot at the University Village & the corner of Jefferson and Vermont
inspired by

March 28, 2010

flash, mini music fest

vintage hawaiian dress from Goodwill
Tom Ford sunglasses
hot pink patent Lilly Pulitzer clutch
of course, I can't just wear one outfit to an event. Joe's jeans
vintage top from Goodwill, Kenneth Jay Lane bamboo hoop earrings.

happy birthday gaga!

you always look fabulous!
diet coke cans in her hair, Sid & Nancy inspired studded leather jacket
and of course, vintage Chanel comb sunglasses. i can't think of anyone else who could pull these off

Fashion credits: Nicola Formichetti’s blog
Photos vía: video captures, Gagadaily/gallery, Jack’s Eyewear

March 27, 2010

some stylish men i know

Bertrand's combination of color oddly works here, i dig the neutral t-shirt, jeans, and Nike's, with the bright blue leather bomber. of course, the hair makes the look.
pulling off a necklace is very hard to do as a guy, but Peter's laid back collegiate ensemble calls for one.
and for some reason, he can totally pull off Krista's fur trapper hat.
Tom knows how to mix colors and labels. He is wearing a vintage scarf, vintage leather bomber, Hanes t-shirt, Abercrombie belt, American Apparel salmon pants, and Ray Bans on his head
oh yeah, and his Prada driving moccasins totally work here.

Erby can never go wrong with Nike's
Corey's t-shirt has a kind of 80s freshness to it, don't you think?

mcqueen's ability to turn women into art

its hard for me to even look at McQueen's last collection, its too beautiful
outlandish and yet, so utterly wearable and flattering

so regal
juxtaposition of two distant pasts, the art of the middle ages and renaissance, mixed with the ancient sea creature headdress. this piece is so perfectly balanced with the one long sleeve and the glove.
the detail in the sleeves, embroidery, and the bottom of the boots
a woman as an ornate column
All of the former pieces were breath taking, but this gold feathered coat with massive tulle and chiffon underskirt peeking out was too much to handle. McQueen outdid himself with this ensemble. His craftsmanship is unmatched. I actually cried when I saw this collection for the first time. The fashion world truly lost an innovative genius.
R.I.P. Lee Alexander McQueen; you are terribly missed.