Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This Yves Saint Laurent campaign with Anja Rubik is as seductive as it is chic. Anja’s beauty and mammary glands definitely help with the seductive factor, but that aside, the androgynous ensembles, embellishments, and pristine tailoring are really what make this campaign.
Better yet, it makes me crave pieces of perfection – where fine tailoring meets new age edge, I find myself gravitating toward these look as shorts make their final exit from my wardrobe and into storage. Easily mastered with a pair of high-wasted trousers (a new take on the house’s signature Le Smoking photos 5, 6, 7), a blazer suit set, and classic stiletto pumps…. and of course let’s not forget the aforementioned seduction with a new interpretation of the little black dresses. Photos via.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Fall/Winter wardrobe could easily consummated through a few staple pieces, and sweaters are among one those. I’ll blame Mother Nature when it comes to drastic drops in temperatures like what we’ve experienced these past few days in New York, or perhaps more appropriately, global warming. Regardless, I’ll hold that subject for another day and focus on discussing sweaters/jumpers/ pullovers/ whatever you really want to call them, and how JLaw in this November’s British Vogue schools us taking headshots. So good, right?
Realistically, it’s a constant seesaw between too bulky, and too thin and not warm enough. But when it comes to matters of the knit wear sort, the beauty is such that the options are endless – crew neck, turtleneck, half neck, v-neck, etc., and more importantly, the textural benefits are ideal for any outfit. Take for example the six I’ve curated below.
Duffy’s cable knit is classic and versatile. One of those sweaters that could just as easily worn during nights in, as it could be worn over a pencil skirt in the more professional settings. Then, there are options that Topshop always brings forth in matters of affordability. A knitted ‘grunge jumper’ is what everyone NEEDS – the best form of basics for under anything from shorts to corduroys. Ah, Kenzo and the “playful” knit … a new take on the mundane stripe look. Figure flattering stripes layered under just about any Fall/Winter jacket, preferably a leather bomber. Then, onto adding a massive pop of color in the form of waffles through with some Vanessa Bruno. My policy is normally if you’re uncomfortable with something, just do it big – so if it’s turtlenecks, go all the way and choose ‘em bright. Last but not least, let’s get cute with bows and lips – but cute in the form of cute cute and edgy-cute. A little flirty addition of bows never hurts, and some gobsmacking sequin-cluster lips, naturally work in any scenario.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Immediately gravitated toward this rocker bohemian spread of Free People’s September catalog and I couldn’t help but wonder, is this attraction merely existential, or am I truly interested in a motif of Kate Moss-esque pieces? (via Free People September catalog)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
If you’re not already crushing on Alexa Chung’s editorials, then this Vogue España spread will probably convert you. She epitomizes chic with that touch of edge, which makes her look altogether effortless. Covered in earth tones, girly details, and a mix of patterns and textures for the upcoming season, this edition of Vogue España is a repository of fashion inspiration unlike any other. (photos via Vogue) Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Whether it’s the eccentricity of Milan, the refinement of Paris, or the minimalism of Stockholm, I’m always drawing inspiration from the various streetstyles photographed around the world. The exuberance these photos can bring to a slightly disconnected self is usually mandatory, and as of late exactly what I needed. The past few weeks have been all about discovering new elements to incorporate into Fall, and here are somethings I need more of in my life. (Images via StockholmStreetStyle, Sartorialist, and JakandJil)