Thursday, August 28, 2008

As Seen on TV

Occupying prime internet real estate is the actor Gary Graham, whose information-packed personal website I stumbled upon while intending to soak up the beautiful designs of NYC's Gary Graham. I've been snared by a case of "I've seen this guy in everything..." And truly, his filmography maps perfectly onto my past as a voyager into TVs less-travelled corners.
Apparently 3 extra letters (NYC) would have directed me to my original target, but now I'm swept up in this guy's resume, trying to dream up gigs I could offer him. But who am I kidding? What role that I imagine could possibly surpass his 2001 role-of-a-lifetime appearance as Vulcan Ambassador Soval?

If I had a penny for everytime I took a chance and went to a designer's website without adding any shop- prefixes or -online or -nyc suffixes... Maybe I could afford all the Gary Graham I want at Jumelle.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Upon some closer inspection, I found that one of my favorite artists, Neckface, is going to be doing a t-shirt for the Colette x Gap capsule. I'm pretty surprised because he usually shies away from mass market stuff, but also excited to see what he does.
Here's an image from his recent LA show "Cannibal Carnival"

Monday, August 25, 2008

3 makes it a trend

I'm officially calling collars a trend. This denim one from Society for Rational Dress is nicely pointy, curved, and just a little bit over the top while being not actually over the top at all.
Time for a joke about being blue collar.
Buy it online at CyanaBoutique.

Colette for Gap

TrashBagAesthetics posted a preview of Colette's capsule collection for the Gap today. I'm pretty into it. They have the trench I've been wanting, but with added special details that are pretty cute. They also have this bow thing that without being at all sure what it is, I absolutely know that I need about 10 of them. I like that the collection uses a lot of heathered grey- something that I always consider distinctly Gap.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Anna and the Wolf

I'm liking a lot of the diptych fashion photography I'm seeing right now. See my post on Matt Sundin- what he did for Keller's lookbook is great.
I saw this work by Anna Wolf on Oh Joy today. The pictures are simple and pretty, plus girls on skateboards are always always hot.

Bliss Who? Erin Whatson?

Yeah, I made a chain vest. Yeah, its awesome. Any suggestions of how to style it are welcome- so far all I can figure out is chain vest + American Apparel tank.
Apologies for the crappy isight screenshots.

Mirror Mirror on my floor

Hopefully that large lasso will leave room for this infinity mirror from CB2. I have managed far too long without a full length mirror and its time for a change.
I love how big this thing is and that it is a total waste of space all for my own vanity.

Catching my Wild Closet

I've been looking for more storage solutions for my room. My not so new apartment is still woefully underdecorated.
Swissmiss just made everything clear with this Catching the Wild clothing rack by Stolen Wood.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

LD Tuttle Shuffle

LD Tuttle's new A/W 2008 shoes have been cropping up at all my favorite shops. They're self-described "trend shattering" shoes. While I don't know about that, I know that I like their interpretation of the tough, thick shoe. The bootie with the dainty feather floating off the back is particularly notable, like a little wink in the direction of your followers.

Can't stop thinking about you

This is probably just how I'm managing to cope, but I'm seeing Mayle in everything.
The color palate of this JMM dress is straight up Mayle Spring 08. In a good way.
Patrick Robinson for the Gap has been blowing my mind- can you believe they're actually doing away with the European collection because those trendy Euros want the American stuff too badly. This trench has a removable wool collar that is hinting at the Mayle shearling one I am lusting over so badly. I'm loving the look of pairing a lux collar with your old coat to freshen it up. I'm also loving the idea of buying a trench since I am currently without one.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bye Bye Now, Mayle

Just as soon as I was becoming completely obsessed with Mayle, Jane Mayle announces that her Holiday 08 season was her last.
This news is really sad, but it will also be exciting to look for a new designer to fill her shoes, her very very cute shoes.

Shipley & Halmos

Continuing our look at innovative websites for innovative designers, here's Shipley & Halmos's new site.
It loops some really awesome stop-animation. Stick with it, new things pop up if you just leave the window open. The more scrolling over you do the better.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Proust Questionnaire with Carolina Herrera

Countless people uphold that Carolina Herrera is the epitome of femininity, grace and wit. If you forget the whole class and privilege thing, listening to her could make old world style and manners seem relevant today. Vanity Fair recently got her input for their Proust Questionnaire and her answers certainly testify to her likability.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfection does not exist—only God is perfect.
What is your greatest fear?
The loss of memories.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
The waste of time.
What is your current state of mind?
Sunny but with a few clouds here and there.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
Whenever I have to … it is called manners.
Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone who abuses a child.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A man has to have sensibility, wit, mystery, tolerance, and strength … Romance also helps.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Fortunately, my husband.
When and where were you happiest?
In many stages of my life.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to read the minds of other people.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to have much greater knowledge.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Carolina Herrera.
What is your most treasured possession?
My imagination, which allows me to create a world of fantasy.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The suffering of someone you love.
What is your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to make one laugh.
Who are your heroes in real life?
The unknown people who make the world safer: nurses, researchers, doctors, teachers, etc., etc.
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your greatest regret?
Things that I could have done but didn’t. (Ed.: Incidentally, also the definition of regret.)
How would you like to die?
In peace, with my eyes open, waiting for the next great adventure.
What is your motto?
“Always leave room for fantasy.”

In Awe

All the lines are posting their A/W 2008 lookbooks these days, and many are presenting their newest clothes in increasingly compelling ways. Designed Memory's portfolio has been getting a lot of buzz lately for lending their signature flowy scrapbook and textured aesthetic to many a designer's website. But recently I stumbled across A Small Collection, which takes a similarly seamless Flash approach to its site design, but achieves dreaminess without overdosing on spectacle for spectacle's sake.

Ever since Madewell debuted their live, twirling models to show their clothes to maximum effect, I've been intrigued by this kind of presentation. I like A Small Collection's take, which does the same all while bringing the visitor inside Alyson Fox's utterly believable enchanted winter.

Hot Under the Collar

More collar inspiration.
Peter Jensen heavily beaded. Very artistic.
Alexander Wang. NOTCHED tux tux tux.

Zoot Suit Riot

The Coveted posted these scans from Zoot magazine today.
They are so wow.

Killer Keller

Check out these awesome photos by Matt Sundin.
It looks like he took the lookbook photos for Keller.
Which reminds me. Give me these shoes.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chola Love

These gloriously fake nails- blue glitter tips with airbrushed hibiscus flowers- have been my style inspiration lately. Sorry for the terrible screenshot, but its all I have of my (now fallen off/torn off/nicely removed) fake nails.

This has got to be the best $5 I've spent in recent memory.

Seriously, run out to Rite Aid. They are so fun funny to wear and incapacitate you in wonderful ways.

A huge thank you goes out to Maddie and Paul who were kind enough to send texts for me all weekend while I could not manage myself.

And to Frank for the peanut butter jar.

Today was a big day

Nailing the Look

Slip this on for Size

i made The Cut

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Iron Woman

This is the inside of an iron from brittneybadger's flikr set. She makes the machine actually look pretty.
I never ever iron. I have a hand steamer, but its still in the box. Basically I live my life a rumpled mess. I call it personal style. Wrinkly.

Ace Bandage, anyone?

I like Toms shoes- they're cute, comfy, and do actual good in the world, that is until now.
These bandage boots are not cute, do not look comfortable and are doing us all a huge disservice by ever being made.
Yuck Toms, yuck, but if you apologize I will forgive you and we can forget about this whole thing.
DONT buy them here.

Bergdorf's, Bill

My *slight* obsession with Bill Cunningham continues. Bergdorf's will be displaying his photos in their windows and in an exhibit inside. See here. And here.

We love you Bill.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cool Collars

Its time to get crafty again. This time the inspiration is this collar from Mayle and a recent vintage find by Flying Saucer.

Seriously though, Mayle kills it, again.

Friday, August 8, 2008

What I Wore One Day

Sorry about the slow posts, but here's a pick of me earlier this summer from Olafur Eliasson at MoMa.
I felt very chic even though I find MoMa surprisingly un-chic and I was secretly hoping to run into the sartorialist all day. If he had been anywhere near he would have seen me- these shoes also make me approx 10 feet tall.
Tank- OLD three dots, Pants- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- Pierre Hardy for Gap, Bag- my tote from the boys of The Worlds Best Ever.
Some more pics: