Sunday, October 24, 2010

The $5000 Jacket

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of taking a weekend trip up to Boston while the fall was starting to set in and a chill was just starting to creep into the air.  Unfortunately, the trees along the drive were only barely starting to change colors, but I'm sure now the drive is magnificent.  While in Boston, I needed to enjoy some fashion exploration (a rare event in college life).  So...I went to Newbury St. and had a blast merely browsing.

But browsing can lead to even more troubling times then never browsing at all.  I learned this first hand in the Burberry store.  I fell in love with a $5000 jacket.  My mom has always said that I have a knack for finding the most expensive things in a store just because of my's a curse.  I had dreams about that jacket for 3 NIGHTS following its introduction into my life.  And let me tell you, this picture from the Fall 2010 RTW collection doesn't do it justice.

  Photo from my favorite blog for checking out runway shows: NY Mag Fashion

Dream On,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Military Press

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Triangular Arbitrage

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Gilt(y) love

Special delivery!  From?!  Ahh!  So..story.  The other day I'm sitting in class and happen to check my email at about 11:54am EST to find my daily announcement from Gilt about what they have going on sale at noon EST.  And my eyes see Missoni.  I looked last time Missoni was on because, as many of you likely know, Missoni is known for their fantastic choice in fabrics and have become particularly known for a zig-zag pattern I love.  So back to the story, I'm in class and watching the clock till noon until I quickly sign into my Gilt App (that's def why they made it!) and find this AMAZING little Missoni zig-zag scarf that I had eyed during the last sale but not purchased.  But here it was taunting me again and likely on even more limited supply...but the real kicker?  $29!  Regularly $250!  So...I bought it...right then and there in class and 2 days later (WOW!) the package arrived from Gilt!

And can I please comment on the packaging?  I have only ordered one other item from Gilt (a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress), and I saved the first box and am about to save this one.  Why?  Just look at it!  It looks like a standard brown box on the outside, but inside has a cool fashion scene inlaid in black, black tissue paper wrapping my Missoni box, and a little black note with gold etching from simply saying "Thank you for your purchase" from Alexis + Alexandra (the founders).  Gilt Groupe...ARE YOU HIRING?!  Email me for my resume ;)  And for readers?  Ask me for a invite!

How I wore it (with D&G tank, Guess jean vest, Dolce jean skirt, belt from Italy, Report shoes):

Gilt(y) dreams,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Can Hear the Bells

DON'T scroll down yet...WAIT!  You must prepare yourself for what you are about to see: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 Bridal gowns.  Why am I sharing these with you? Because two people very dear to me happen to be in the midst of planning their weddings.  And though I know one has "said yes! to the dress," it's still fun to take a peak at what's hitting the high fashion runways!  Just a little fun...right?  

The first I'm sharing with you has color in it...gasp!  And no, I don't mean "champagne."  A peasant inspired look, this whole image just seems so mystical and well...gorgeous! to me.  It certainly is atypical but at the same time seems more "traditional" than a lot of modern dresses.  What do we think though?  Color ok or no?  Please share! 

The second is even more "traditional" but isn't necessarily a silhouette you see often on the aisle anymore.  But perhaps playing off the idea that "more" (in this case, more fabric) is often more enchanting and alluring.  And doesn't Oscar do a fantastic job with lace in both of these dresses?

Ladies...I know you have opinions out there...don't be shy!  And in case you just want to take a little more in depth peek, here's a LINK to the rest of Oscar's Spring 2011 bridal collection ;)

Don't you hear them chime?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A lasting love

Has anyone ever been more in love with I dress than I am with this Ralph Lauren Fillipa Dress?  I know that this is from quite a few seasons ago, but honestly...I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT!  I was just sharing it's exquisiteness and reminiscing on Serena wearing it on Gossip Girl (Season 1) with friends earlier and couldn't help but share it with the world.

Oh I want it!  The Victorian elegance, the soft ruffles that still fall smoothly along the figure, the high collar with ruffles, the simple details of pale flowers in the beautiful fabric...sigh...Ralph...why?!  You're killing me softly.  I need to own this dress one day.

As seen on Gossip Girl:


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

POP! Thrifty Finds

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Thursday, July 22, 2010


I decided that Marie Barr's painting "Need" would be the first critique I posted.  This large painting freaks some people out, but after I viewed it for a while, I couldn't help but delve into a different meaning behind the work.  

The woman higher up clearly has devilish features associated with her...the red, the pitchfork looking microscope, the hair that turns into a devilish tail...while the lower has a more modest and pure look.  Relating this to the images of food used throughout, I saw the devil as tempting the higher woman to think she "needs" what she sees (the cupcake) while the other turns to pure food that her body welcomes as a need and a healing source.  The fruit is attached to her it's fueling it.  It's not disattached like the cupcake (something that is not making the heart run).  

Food for thought...literally ;)

Art for all,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Apologies and Art

My sincerest apologies for not posting in...forever!  I took on a full-time position at an awesome art gallery this summer in the beautiful National Harbor!  The gallery (Art Whino) has consumed much of my time and even though I've been doing fashionable things (such as styling photo shoots for my internship as assistant to the editor in chief of Fashion Fights Poverty's Lookbook) I haven't been taking photos!  It's hard to take a full body photo of myself and I'm not about to ask patrons at the gallery!

Anywho, I'm sharing a couple photos with you of our most recent artists at the gallery.  The above is "Cuca" by Tatiana Suarez of rocks!  You've got to come into the gallery to see her other stuff!  I'm around Monday-Friday!

And below is the previous artist, Kelly Castillo of LAI loved the titles of these: "Two Late" for the woman and baby and "Too Late" for just the man.  I sold those to a happy customer :)

So for the next while, I will likely be focusing on doing art critique based posts rather than fashion.  But let's be honest, how closely related is fashion and art?!  Extremely!  Designers are in essence artists and artists aren't unaware of fashion trends as they affect the art world as well!

Cheers to busy summers,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Wanna Rock!

Above photo of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart

My honest to goodness lifelong dream has been to be a rock star...yep, it's true.  And when asked what clothing group (or stereotype) I would pick for the rest of my life if I had to, I would want to choose rocker clothing (w/ faux fur and pleather of course).  How much fun is rock n roll clothing?  It just makes you feel powerful and AWESOME.  I love throwing on big fur jackets, leopard, and Doc Martens, just to name a few standards.

Has anyone else thought of what clothing stereotype they would either already most likely fit in or would choose if they had to pick one for life?  Let me know!

And I leave you with the following images, 

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