Friday, October 8, 2010


so, I haven't been blogging in forever :( i've decided to move to tumblr, since it takes a bit less time, but I will still try to update this blog periodically.

please visit me at! that would be lovely <3

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

During the summer, I am, admittedly, such a sucker for all the flowery prints and other boho patterns. I'm not really the hippie-type (you could say that I look a little more (OK, maybe a lot more) to Audrey Hepburn for my personal style choices than, say, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane fame). However, there is some inexplicable appeal to printed maxidresses, fringed leather bags, and beaded sandals.

I am loving this look from Urban Outfitters - it's part 90's grunge-girl, part 60's flowerchild (not that I'm either!). Personally, I love scarves for summer, especially for a chilly evening out. You can grab this at for $28.

I love Free People clothes - sadly, they're a bit pricey, and I'm definitely one for a bargain! The sale section of the website is a great place to check out for cheap accessories ($10 sunglasses, rings, and jewelry abound).

Again, I apologize for not having posted in forever!!! School is always taking up a lot of time - and I've got finals coming up... hopefully I'll be able to make some time for my blog :)

Thank you Google Images LIFE Photo Archive, Urban Outfitters, and Free People!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I haven't been on in forever! It's just been so hectic lately, especially with school and exams and such. Thankfully, I have managed to keep my sanity, though I am not entirely certain how.
I was in New York a couple weeks ago - love the city! While there, I got a lovely blue and white, bohemian-style dress - at the lovely price of $17! It is ultra-comfortable and I cannot wait to wear it!
I am super-excited, as well, for Liberty of London's collection for Target. While I was in NY, I saw the absolutely beautiful color-explosion sixties-style pop art flower amazingness that was the advertisement for Liberty of London for Target. And, the best thing is, the canvas from the billboards will be made into limited-edition bags! The clothes are beautiful, too, check them out here:

Anyways, I will try try try to post here more often, thank you everyone for your lovely comments, they completely make my day :)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

[anthropologie windows]

I've been sick the past few days, so I'm sorry for the lack of posts.

So, anyways, the other day I went to anthropologie to obsess over the pretty things that I will never buy :)
However, the most eyecatching thing wasn't a piece of clothing - it was the amazing window displays!

These flowers are cut from old plastic bottles, then painted. I want to make one of these for my room, although sadly I do not possess the patience or the skill to cut dozens of plastic flowers.


The pictures are from anthropologie's flickr. If you have a Facebook, you can visit anthropologie's official page, and then select the flickr tab :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Longchamp, at least where I am, has become a BIG trend lately (those nylon/leather Le Pliage bags). Now, Kate Moss, who has been the face of the brand for a few years now, is trying her hand at designing bags for the luxury leather goods brand. Part classic-elegance and part modern day Moss (about one of the bags, Kate says it's "great for Glastonbury [I assume she's talking about the music festival] - you can hold two drinks and put it over your shoulder, it's perfect!" Okay then... I'm assuming you're talking about two WATER BOTTLES, Kate, right?).
That being said, I do like the "Glastonbury" bag, as it's called. It's like a hippie-ized Longchamp, with this fabulous braided leather trim. The "Ladbroke" is my other favorite - it's slouchy and black, the perfect neutral.
I feel like some people may say that Kate isn't strictly a designer, but, she's a model - she's been wearing great clothes her whole life! And, she has great style, too. I wish I had a Topshop near me so that I could purchase her line from there :(
The only thing I'm not so keen on in this collection is the zebra print lining. I've just never been that  big on zebra print. Perhaps I'm too traditional.

Anyways, I have to get to some homework now. It's supposed to snow tomorrow (snow day?!) so that makes me excited!


[All the pictures are from, and info from See her collection here.]

Joan Smalls also attended the event. I had to put her pic up because she is one of my favorite new models.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Truthfully, I wasn't all that impressed with the couture collections this season, so I've decided to reminisce about spring 2010. I LOVED the fresh-faced makeup at Chanel - very classy, and it doesn't look like the models' eyes are being weighed down by mascara. I think Lily looks lovely in the pic above, she's one of those people that looks better without a lot of makeup.

Front row seats:

Claudia Schiffer - Looking chic.
Very sweet! Natalia Vodianova and her daughter Neva.
{all photos from}

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days - it's been a busy week. Hope everyone's having a nice weekend.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


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Hello everyone! It was, all in all, a rather uneventful Groundhog Day (do people in other countries besides the US celebrate Groundhog Day? I don't think so. To explain: it's a silly little holiday where we see if a groundhog sees its shadow).

Ok, I think that all non-Americans are pondering the sanity of our country at this moment. I don't blame them :)

Well, I have this newfound obsession with LWDs, aka little white dresses. And, of course, as is true every spring, there were quite a few of them in the 2010 RTW collections (From top, Bottega Veneta, Alberta Ferretti, Chanel, and Carolina Herrera). The only problem is they can be troublesome when delicious desserts are served - i.e. evil stain-ers. Grrrrr... I have a fair number of clothes that have been ruined by overzealous consumption of messy food.

bye bye for now.


Monday, February 1, 2010


Burberry-model, Harry Potter actress, freshman-year college student and now designer. It sure has been quite a year for Miss Emma Watson!

Everything in the collection is made from organic cotton, and it is all made my hand by Fair Trade groups in countries like Bangladesh and Nepal. And, it's relatively affordable! Which is always good, especially if you're on a 15-year-old budget like me :)

xox, Sophie




Caroline Sieber at the Chanel Haute Couture show (!!!). I didn't know who she was, so naturally I Googled her, and found out that she is one of the five muses that Karl Lagerfeld has selected for Chanel. Good choice, Karl. She looks chic and elegant, exactly what I think when I think Chanel. And she looks amazing in this dress!
Sadly, I have homework tonight. Imagine that! Always putting a damper on my wild partylife (kidding!) I've got to do some biology and read some Salinger, so it's time to hit those books. Have a nice evening everyone, apologies for the extra-short post.

xox, Sophie

Sunday, January 31, 2010

{stella mccartney, you are amazing}

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Don't you love Stella McCartney's pre-fall collection? It is quite admirable that she was able to create a fashionable paisley jumpsuit, without making it look like old, psychedelic hippie pajamas. See the entire collection here.

Gahhh I really want to do some outfit posts soon. However, that would require A) a camera and B) a cord to connect the camera to the computer. Have accomplished A, must get started on B.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Goodness am I tired! Today, I went to the mall to get a bit of shopping done and also obsess over a shirt I want in Madewell (it's a relatively new store, owned by J. Crew). I ended up purchasing a faux-leather jacket in Forever 21, which was only $40. When I wear it, it makes me feel like Amelia Earhart, which is a win in my book : )
[[Amelia Earhart, above]]
I'm contemplating posting some outfit pictures. However, seeing as I lost my digital camera in a rental car in California (sad story...), I don't really have anything to take pictures with. Oh well. I suppose this will suffice for now:
Yup, that's me. Just kidding. I do love Natalie Portman's outfit. The pink + gray color combo is tres chic!


Friday, January 29, 2010


If you enjoy taking down notes in style or simply would like to coordinate your agenda planner to your outfit, then the Erdem for Smythson notebook is perfect for you. I realize they've been out for a while but I just wanted to bring anyone's attention to it.

It looks nice with an Erdem dress ... and an Erdem blouse ... and an Erdem skirt... ok, you get the idea.

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Sorry, but I am too lazy to find the accent grave on my keyboard. So, for the purposes of this article, it will be spelled Hermes. As in the Greek god.
Jean Paul Gaultier has a penchant for themed shows, the more over-the top, the better. He introduced us to aviator-chic last season, with leather bomber jackets and pilot-style caps, and has previously indulged us in sumptuous fabrics reminiscent of a Bollywood film. However, this season he took a different approach, seeking his influence from athletics. Sports are a natural inspiration for a Hermes line, after all, the brand is known for its equestrian roots (a motif that is ever-present in its runway shows). For the spring 2010 collection, tennis was the main influence. It was sporty-chic (oh, how I despise using that term to describe such a wonderful collection) delivered with impeccable elegance and precision. Cardigan and miniskirt ensembles were accessorized with the trademark Birkin, in a fresh shade of new tennis-shoes white. Preppy-girl wardrobe staples, like collared shirts and blazers, along with luxe floor-length dresses were done in clean shades of blue, white, and black. I've included some other photographs from the collection below. To view more, click here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Gahh I never thought I would ever be remotely attracted to sequined shorts but I suppose there is a first time for everything. I am loving this look from Diane von Furstenberg's amazing pre-fall collection.
"Wow," was all I had to say after seeing Albert Kriemler's collection at Akris. Everything looked so luxe and tailored to a tee. You have to see the collection. Now.
Monique Lhuillier, how are your dresses always so beautiful? See the pre-fall collection here.
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love this!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I can only dream of looking this good when going to the library...

Aren't these outfits lovely? My favorite is the first one. I wish I could pull off wearing a hat like that, while nonchalantly carrying books. Due to my hand-eye coordination (or lack thereof) I would probably end up tripping/dropping a heavy book on my toe while I ascended the staircase. Ahhh well.

{thank you urban outfitters...}

...for bringing back 40s fashion. I was so excited to see, when I visited the website today, that they are having a special focus on forties-era styles.

See? I am loving the Missoni-ish zig zag dress with the crocheted cardie.

By the way, Urban Outfiters does a great job at styling their product photos.

I love this outfit, it is so polished and retro. Visit the website to see more.

[All photos: Credit to]


I have to go to Kate's Paperie the next time I go to New York. Goodness, the stuff is GORGEOUS. The paper is especially amazing (hello, Italian Marbleized paper!) Pay them a visit at their website,

Above, the exceedingly awesome comic book-style paper.




Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with magazines, especially considering I have accumulated a huge pile of them in my room. My favorite cover for February has to be British Vogue - they always nail it! Natalia Vodianova looks happy and relaxed, and is definitely selling that magazine! I was slightly disappointed in Harper's Bazaar; they selected Miley Cyrus as their cover star. Marie Claire featured Christina Aguilera, and I liked it, except the styling was rather conventional.
Boy, do those Brits know how to do high fashion! British Elle was a close second to British Vogue, with a lovely Natalie Portman on the cover.