Wednesday, October 22, 2008


so cute. i'm gonna go as a baby going as an owl.
I've been liking the fuzzy topper Lauren Davis was photographed wearing by Jak and Jil.
Sunshine and Shadow Fur Trim Hat available at Steven Alan.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pucker Up

Angelina Jolie photographed by Brad Pitt for W's November issue.

Ruffled my Feathers

People went nuts over the ruffled platforms and flats by Christian Louboutin at 3.1 Phillip Lim for Spring 09. The Gap, who has been getting better and better at diffusing trends into wearable classics, has put out an adorable although inexplicably-timed pair of ruffled sandals.
Seriously. I will want these in the spring and maybe even for "resort" even though I've never taken a resort vacation, but now? Nope. Throw some ruffled boots at my face instead.

Fast Forward

Revolve is launching a new luxury site called Forward while Net-a-Porter is launching a new discount site called The Outnet. Being as it is not a great time to be starting new retail businesses, I wonder which will be more successful. The debate over whether shoppers are looking for a few investment pieces or if they want to find a good deal is going strong across the entire fashion industry.
For retailers it looks like the smart move to make is to diversify and get a piece of every pie.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Maurie and Eve

Aussie label Maurie and Eve makes me want to, well move to Australia, bleach my hair, and draw my eyebrows on with a heavy hand. But also dress fabulously- mostly dress fabulously- in adorable cornflower blue peplum dresses.

Or I'll Shoot

VeraMeat giving our coWboy pants some love


Headbands hit it big this year, so what can we look forward to next? If The 2 Bandits are right, its time to look our calves. They make decorative bands to jazz up your boring boots. Are you buying it?

Running, not walking to a beauty counter

Freja FREJA in Another Mag. here


Loving: tu.tu.blu's playful and sexy dresses with rope details.
Also loving: finding hopscotch playful and sexy

Friday, October 10, 2008

Presentation Is Everything

The style blogosphere has been soberly recommending that simple, comfort-conscious fashion might be the most appropriate direction for dressing in these tough economic times. Dress down and stay grounded, they tweet. Thankfully, soft-wear has a number of design advocates, including Question-How-Do-I-Wear-This, Answer-Anyway-You-Want label Humanoid (above) and label-jumping skivvy-to-street pro Adam Lippes (below). Cashmere blends, tissue-thin jersey, complex draping, mute colors, you'll have plenty to choose from.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

On a Scale from DIY to DUI...

Louise Gray embellishes her designs with heavy garlands of geometric chain. Elizabeth and I tried our hands at Bliss Lau's delicate strands of chain in our at-home vest making (I'll post mine soon), but these creations might take some more industrial tools. And tons more metal.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Team Building Exercise

[via A Continuous Lean via Drinkin' and Dronin']

In my imagination -->

Buster: Hey, Linus! Care to go to the gymnasium for some calisthenics?
Linus: Certainly, Buster. Let me just comb my hair with this pomade I have with me.
Buster: Is that...?
Linus: Yes, Buster. It most definitely is.

No Need to Water

Set of three "Porcelain Succulents" from Ballard Designs. I love how pristine they look, but if I buy these for our apartment, Elizabeth will have to restrain me from doing something crazy to them. I'm thinking Elmer's and glitter or, better yet, rainbow tie-dye!

[via A Merry Mishap]

Friday, October 3, 2008

Karlie time to catch some zzz's

I've been loving Karlie Kloss lately. She is so fierce, as seen in this spread for Russh. She makes being a pouty teenager so high fashion- and look, she gets tired too. I wish I looked so chic when I yawn.

[via Discotheque Confusion]

Lykke Li and Bon Iver

I like your shoes

Getting a bit of a shoe fetish with Jak & Jil.

Say it ain't so, Sarah

Effectively killing my love for the French braid. Like a knife in my heart.
See more here.

Vrooom vroommm

We've been looking at decals for the walls of our apartment and sometimes you just strike gold. You just do.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ba & Sh

Looking for an alternative to APC? Look no further than Ba & Sh. The line is full of similarly well cut pieces that nod at French military styles.

Bonus: the website loops a completely infectious song.