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.

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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.



random by couturewonderland featuring Donna Karan shoes

Does anyone else use Polyvore? It's a fashion website where users can create "sets," which are basically collages of clothes, accessories, and other pictures. You can also comment and favorite other people's sets. Above, this is one of the sets I created using Polyvore.


[source: Teen Vogue]
I was somewhat disappointed at the style at this year's Golden Globe Awards... everyone was so "safe." I don't really know anything about Ginnifer Goodwin (apparently she's on HBO; I don't get that channel), but my did I love her outfit. Finally, something that is punchy, stylish, and fun. She looked great, even with the umbrella-accessory.Tell me: What do you think of this ensemble?


Stella McCartney

We all love Stella McCartney's environmentally designs. So, the natural thing to do would be to incorporate our animal friends, like Bambi, into an ad campaign. Clever idea, no? By the way, loved her spring 2010 collection. Check it out here.



I am here today to discuss playsuits, or, as I call them, "bicycle dresses." You see, if it's too much trouble to wear a far more practical pair of shorts, and you simply adore the appearance of a dress, throw on a playsuit. Sarcasm aside, I always thought they were somewhat odd looking pieces of apparel that oddly bunch up between the thighs.

But Topshop has made me change my mind. Isn't this floral printed one adorable?

hmmm. I should ponder purchasing one of these for spring.


I seem to have a certain attraction to Daisy Buchanan-esque dresses and hats. I mean, there is something inexplicably amazing about a cloche and a glamorous evening gown.

He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.


Finally over as of today. I had Russian and French, which weren't too bad.

Oh well. I suppose I'll close with a quote.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein

There. That seems rather apt.


Today I feel like pleasing you more than before
Today I know what I want to do but I don't know what for
To be living for you is all I want to do
To be loving you it'll all be there when my dreams come true
Today you'll make me say that I somehow have changed
Today you'll look into my eyes, I'm just not the same
To be anymore than all I am would be a lie
I'm so full of love I could burst apart and start to cry
Today everything you want, I swear it all will come true
Today I realize how much I'm in love with you
With you standing here I could tell the world what it means to love
To go on from here I can't use words, they don't say enough
Please, please listen to me
It's taken so long to come true
And it's all for you
all for you....



The trinkets at "This Charming Girl" are part granny's jewelry box, part indie hipster. Seriously, I can't think of a better description. The mundane become magical, with sewing machine necklaces and old fashioned brooches. A personal favorite of mine is the "Long Distance Love" necklace.

Isn't it lovely?

You can visit them at

Love, Sophie


Jeans and a tee shirt. Goodness, is there anything better? Of course, many of us would like to add a little pizazz to this wardrobe staple, which we can now do with Brat and Suzie's fabulous tee shirts. Don't deny it, we know you have been pining for a rabbit-printed tee shirt for months... and even if you hadn't, who doesn't want a tote with a picture of a cute kitty on it? Kitties and rabbits aside, Brat and Suzie is a company that supports fair working practices, according to founder Polly Vickery. Seriously, what's not to love?

Awww. Cute wittle bunny :) <<< No, I could not resist using this smiley face.
Gaaah a flamingo tee shirt. Love it.

Visit them at xox


I am a bit of a sucker for cute jewelry, so when I came across the website Love Hearts and Crosses, it was love at first sight.

Isn't this necklace lovely? It's a simple and inexpensive way to accessorize an outfit (only £10, the equivalent of $16). These teacup earrings, below, are from the Alice in Wonderland collection. Lately, there has been quite a fuss over the Lewis Carroll classic, with Tim Burton's movie version of it coming out this March. Perhaps these earrings would be suitable for the premiere?

And the good news is, for anyone living outside Britain, is that they will ship abroad!

[All photographs courtesy of Love Hearts and Crosses Jewelry]


I have this newfound obsession with the Japanese website eruca. Of course, I will have to first learn the language to properly navigate the website and such, but I was able to find my way around alright. Anywho, the clothes are totally gorgeous and unique, and I'm getting great ideas from the website for things I could try to find in the US. Tell me what you think.