Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I must admit I troll facehunter daily for style inspiration and the possibility of seeing a familiar face. This boy, captured by the facehunter about a month ago, is a shinning example of street fashion at its very best.

a Posh collection

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Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham revealed two surprises during New York Fashion Week. . .
#1 She has a new haircut, resembling Mia Farrow's pixie syle from her Rosemary's Baby/ Frank Sinatra days. . . And it actually looks really cute.
#2 Beckham has a clothing line: an honest-to-goodness collection of 15 dresses. And here's the real shocker: every one is impeccable. They're chic, artfully tailored, curve hugging, knockout dresses: all of which Victoria herself would certainly wear, as would many luxury loving ladies.
So few celebrity 'designers' actually deliver the goods (with a few exceptions being Gwen Stefani's LAMB, the Olsens' Elizabeth and James and the Row, and Sienna and Savannah Miller's twenty8twelve). Victoria Beckham provides further proof that it can be done right... Hopefully JLO, Beyonce, and Jessica Simpson are paying attention.
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Kate is Great

Of course, while speaking of Topshop's US website launch, I have to mention the store's Kate Moss Fall/ Winter collection, which debuted along with the site. I think this is Kate's best collection yet for Topshop, with its moody rocker feel, a la Anita Pallenberg. Unlike the previous collections, I've actually got my eye on a few of these pieces: specifically the black fringe jacket and circus stripe jeans.
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Coming to America. . . TOPSHOP

It may be a few more months before the US gets its own Topshop, with the New York Soho store opening this November (originally slated for an October opening, the date seems to be getting pushed back. . . ) However, you won't have to wait that long to purchase the store's fashion forward pieces stateside, as the United States Topshop/ Topman websites have finally arrived!
I know we've been able to order from the UK site for sometime, but now there's no more fussing over overseas shipping or mentally converting pounds to dollars. I'm also expecting the banishment of terms like 'waistcoat.'
I'm already compiling a wish list of favorites. . . The website promises free shipping on your first order. . . Start Shopping!

If i was a rich girl. . .

Lately, I am sadly confined to a budget that makes even the reasonably priced Marc by Marc Jacobs currently unaffordable. . . I was crazy for his Fall/ Winter collection, with its combination of mod/beatnik styles mixed with punky new wave (hitting all of my favorite subcultures).
Recently, while hunting ebay for a leather dress, (the NY Spring 2009 shows are looking heavy on bodycon 90s styles) I came across this great Marc by Marc Jacobs find from the current collection. I love the zipper details and the funnel neck. And pockets! Leave it to Marc to make the prospect of wearing leather totally casual and unintimidating.
The bidding starts at a fraction of the original price. Go ahead and bid, I promise I won't hate you.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Band of Outsiders

In all honesty, it takes a lot to get me excited about menswear. My interest was majorly peeked, however, when I read that Jason Schwartzman will be appearing in the upcoming ads for menswear label of the moment: Band of Outsiders. Schwartzman undenieably brings a cetain amount of indie cred and comedic cache to any project he participates in, and with Band of Outsider's charmingly retro sensabilities, this is perhaps the perfect pairing. Schwartzman aptly demonstrates that Band of Outsiders is the only label we're dying to see our boyfriends wearing. Or, maybe we're all just dying for Jason Shwarztman to be our boyfriend!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Current Consumption

Watching: Prime Suspect on dvd
Simply addictive. I adore Helen Mirren's tough-as-nails Jane Tennison.
Listening: Rushmore Soundtrack

the Creation! the Who! Cat Stevens! the Faces! I'm sure everyone I work with is thoroughly tired of listening to this. . .
Reading: Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him
The Devil Wears Prada for the art world. But better.
Wearing: woven leather platforms oh-so reminiscent of last season's Dior

(Veronica likes them too)


Celebrate Valentine's Day with London Fashion Week's finest: Gareth Pugh's Fall 2008 collection. I'm in love with his high lux warrior girls. Who, other than Pugh, could turn PVC into intricate oragami folds, or make goat hair look so terribley chic? (I'm particullarly smittern with those gloves!). This may be the boy's most wearable collection yet, and if I had my way, I'd be wearing it all (minus the post apocolyptic gothic pancake make-up, of course)!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I've long been a fan of houndscheck/ houndstooth, and particullarly love this jacket for magnifiying the pattern to a great extreme.
Likewise, I appreciate Gwen Stefani's use of the check to establish a mod and 2 tone vibe for LAMB's spring/summer 08 collection, which is beggining to arrive in stores.

I've already got my eyes on these LAMB checkerboard heels at

Dontchya think Spicoli would approve?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I own several vintage riding jackets, most of which date back further than my own equestrian years... This heavy wool one works best for colder days, making it the perfect tailored cover-up for those American Apparel basics I'm always bragging on.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Something Wild

This Dior ad has got me on the prowl for a fine animal print trench. I imagine myself throwing this chic number on with a beret, heels, and not much else. . . What better to wear on a day off, running errands and sipping tea at cafes around town? It could be my go-to wardrobe staple for those nothing-to-wear days, warranting a fashion splurge. However, since Dior is sadly out of this shop girl's budget, I'm considering some similar substitutions (priced as such that I could still make rent!).

This Roberto Cavalli for H&M zebra trench can still be found on ebay. It pales in comparison to the Dior, and isn't as long as I'd like. . . But is still a feasible option.

L.A.M.B.'s 'mama cheetah' trench is also appealing, though I suppose not as graphically chic as a zebra pattern.
I'm eagerly hunting other options. . . If anyone spies a note-worthy zebra/ cheetah/ giraffe print trench- please send a note my way!

bomber jacket
LAMB sweater
banana republic jeans
vintage rayban sunglasses

Eh, it's a Monday. . . What can I say?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

L.A.M.B. cardigan
thrift store bustier
fav vintage tooled belt
Erin Fetherston for Target mini skirt (wasn't that a great collection?!)
vintage MONET charm bracelet

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ralph Lauren Navy jacket
vintage dress
American Apparel tights
same ol' Westwood bag
and those boots that so badly want to be Balenciaga!

PS: Selmanaires/ Anna Kramer record release show tonight at the EARL!

Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm in love. Or at least mildly obsessed, with COURREGES'"Lunettes Eskimo" sunglasses. First introduced to me in that iconic 1965 William Klein photograph, these sunglasses seem to make a mod-ified reference to the first ever sunglasses, worn by Eskimos. These otherworldly show pieces reappeared in my subconscious recently when I spied this original pair on ebay, starting at $1300... True love, it seems, must wait.

Look, it's snowing (kinda) in Atlanta!
vintage houndstooth trapeze/ swing coat
Moschino jacket (you can kinda see the sleeves, right?)
Vivienne Westwood bag

What's this? Let's see. . .
American Apparel dress/tights/bag
vintage Ralph Lauren cardigan
Steve Madden super deal 40's lookin' sandals
bomber jacket (from, ahem, Target)
and best of all.... GWEN STEFANI NECKLACE (it came with my 'Yummy'Gwen doll!!!!
I knew you'd be impressed.

hello again!

True, I've been gone quite a while. . . Seems there just isn't enough time each day to dress, work, blog, catch up with WWD and the like AND (supposedly) have a life. So I've returned in modified form: inspired by my favorite blogster, Susie of Stylebubble and her blog extension: Style Bubble Daily Wear. Like Facehunter for one, I'll be posting some of my daily wears, and time permitting, a few thoughts along the way. . .