Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Trend Alert: 1970s Suede

The 1970s made a return to the Spring 2015 runways, and the groovy vibes were especially present at the Gucci show. The great thing about retro-inspired trends is that you can get in on the fad for cheap by shopping ebay and thrift stores.

My ebay Find

Another great thing about going the thrift route is that you get to own a piece of history. Vintage pieces are fashion time capsules. And who knows? You could get an extra suprise and find a doobie in the pocket or an ABBA ticket stub!

After a quick ebay search for "1970s suede," I stumbled upon this cool 1970s hooded maxi coat with Aztec appliqué.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Trend Alert: Mom Jeans

Before the saving graces of lycra and hip-bone revealing low-rise jeans, came the mom jean. 

And now your they're back!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Kate Moss leaves her house with husband Jamie Hince on her birthday in London 
The iconic supermodel stepped out in London today on her 41st birthday looking fab as ever in a fluffy coat and platforms.

Fellow legend and South London girl, Naomi Campbell wished her friend a happy birthday on Instagram with a throwback snap of two friends shot by Mario Testino. 
 #HappyBirthdayWagon #loveyouloads #haveablast #dancetime #southlondongirls #mamakate

Sigh. To be one of the most famous models in history and have your equally famous supermodel friend wish you a happy birthday on Instagram with a great picture of the both of you taken by a world-famous photographer. 

When it's my birthday, I'm lucky to get an e-card from my mom with an animated cake singing happy birthday. But that's what Prozac is for!

Oh well. To dream! Not all of us can be born as close to the sun as others. So shine on, Kate! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tour New York City Like a Fashion Insider With Citiphile

City dwellers and tourists in New York City can now experience The Big Apple like a fashion insider. From the best place to shop, dine, down cocktails,get a manicure, and more, new website Citiphile gets the scoop. 

Go to Citiphile to get your style stalker on! (In a non creepy way, of course ;))
 (Above)Bloggers Aimee Song and Aureta stop by Sant Ambroues during fashion week. The restaurant and espresso bar has locations in the West Village and Soho as well as South Hampton and the Loews Regency Hotel. This eatery is a favorite of designer Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs and Lucky Magazine market editor Laurel Pantin.
 Editorialist Magazine co-founder Kate Davidson Hudson loves a dirty martini from Soho House.

Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher and W Magazine Market Editor Karla Martinez love to shop at the Uptown multi-brand boutique,Fivestory.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wish List: Vince Nyack High Top Sneakers 

 Loving these casual-luxe sneakers from Vince. To be real, I haven't owned sneakers since my 11th grade PE shoes. I'm just not that kind of gal. But these leather and fur combos may make me a convert.

Vince, $350

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fashion Round-up: Spring 2015 Campains featuring Joan Didion for Celine and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for Balmain

Bonjour mes amis, it's been too long!

Most of the spring 2015 campaigns have been released with the stand-outs being from Celine and Balmain.

Celine used literary hero Joan Didion sporting too-cool-for-school shades shot by Juergen Teller.

Joan Didion Céline Campaign 

Grade: B- 
I love Joan Didion. I have read several of her books, but honestly, I'd rather her come out with another book than see her in a fashion ad, even if it is Celine. Instagram and Twitter loved it, and I had to endure post after post of Didion quotes on my Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Eh, as someone who loves Celine, I'm not buying it. To me, it says "Oh look how intellectual and serious we are. WE READ BOOKS! With just words. No pictures! And We wear dark glasses because the glaring imperfections of the boorish hoard is just too much for our eyes!"

In other words, it's pretentious and pandering. But you know, whatevs.

Next up we have Balmain for men staring Kimye shot by Mario Sorrenti. The domination of this fashion power couple continues with the Balmain for Men campaign. 

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Balmain Menswear 
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Balmain Menswear 
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Balmain Menswear
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Balmain Menswear

Grade: A
I know, I know. How could I give Joan Didion a B- and Kimye and A?! Well, I too at first smirked at the ad. " Ha! Kimye in a haute fashunn ad!?" But the more I looked at it, the more I got it. I went from instantly dismissive to slow clapping in a matter of minutes.

Look, this is fashion. The purpose it to sell clothes. From an advertising perspective, this is a winner. It features two of the most talked about current pop culture figures and gets the story across effectively. It's not the most artsy or autre ad out there and it doesn't need to be. Kanye is in his underground Batman-esque layer writing rhymes, producing beats, and slaying hos everywhere in Balmain while being attended by his high fashion stepford THOT. Glorious. You can not tell me that hip, young, fashion conscious men looking at this ad do not look at these pictures with admiration.It's just cool in that way. And cool=$$$

I also like what Kanye is wearing in these pics, especially the black and white pull-over (don't judge me!) Maybe the only exception to that is the blazer, I've seen it too many times in Kanye pap pictures and I could go a while, or forever, without seeing anymore Kanye moob cleavage. 

Lastly, we cannot ignore fashions continued love affair with pop culture. From Miley to Kim, fashion is becoming ever more entwined, for better or worse, with pop culture.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Look at Fall 2014 Couture

Dior Couture Fall 2014

Earlier this month, the fashion flock descended upon The City of Lights for the bi-annual haute couture shows. Movie starts like Emma Watson intensified the city’s luminescence as they took their places in exalted front row. The less crowded schedule and relaxed atmosphere of couture week is a welcomed sharp divergence from frenzied ready-to-wear.

The clothes shown at the haute couture shows take hundreds of man hours to create. Embroidery painstakingly applied, artfully sewn seams that can only be the reward of a long patience—these are the things that make couture special. With such attention to detail, it is only right that each presentation of these clothes be at a reduced pace, allowing the spectator to rightfully digest each sumptuous frock feast.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Art Corner: Daniel Arnold

Corporate drone turned artist, Daniel Arnold creates compelling visual vignettes of New York City inhabitants.

Looking for an escape from his job at children's television network Nickelodeon, Arnold began taking pictures while wandering the streets of the New York--the city he has called home for over ten years.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

X=Denim on Denim

Look of the Day:Alexander Lewis Resort 2015

Shine,shine,shine! Metallics for day are a big trend for the fall 2014 season. Picking up where the fall collections left off, Alexander Lewis takes metallics on holiday for resort 2015.