Friday, August 22, 2008

Over It

Long Halter Dress by T-Bags. Image from

Chiffon Shirt by Diane von Furstenberg. Image from

I hate to be Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls, but sometimes I feel like telling fashion magazines to stop trying to make certain trends happen. Trend #1: casual floor-length dresses. Fashion editors have been shoving this silhouette down my throat for ages. A few people can pull it off, but I really don't understand how anyone finds this style flattering. Fashion editors need to be honest with themselves and their readers; the only people who can actually rock this dress are women who were hippies in the 60s, still live on a co-op or somewhere in India, and like to share amusing and surprisingly insightful new-agey advice with anyone they come into contact with. Trend #2: art prints. As I was reading the September issue of InStyle, I suffered from a mild episode of deja vu. The only explanation for this irritating sensation was the "Clothes We Love" article that listed garments fashioned in art print fabrics as worthy of adoration. I swear I've been seeing this trend listed in fashion magazines as one that should be taking off soon for over a year, and I just can't wrap my little brain around the reasoning behind this redundant prediction. When looking at these so-called "art prints," Benjamin is the only person that comes to mind: art reproduced on fabric is deprived of its aura and can only be classified as kitsch. Just because Rodarte is doing something doesn't mean you should too.

...And I'm done.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Alright. Hats of all sorts have clearly been the "it" accessory this summer, and I'm a sucker for this trend. I also believe it will be around for a while. As far as I'm concerned, Eugenia Kim has had the monopoly on this market thus far. But browsing La Garconne today I discovered a designer called Victor Osborne for whom I have already fallen head-over-heels. He even worked for Eugenia Kim once upon a time. He and his partner Zachary Barnett create ridiculously extravagant (and, therefore, amazing) styles, as well as wearable ones (such as the Ruffle Cloche hat pictured on the bottom that is now available for pre-order on, or not, since it seems to have sold out as I was writing this post [!!!]). Custom hats are also an option. Visit his website or his store at 364 Leonard Street in Brooklyn.

So Prrr-etty

This Vena Cava Zenith Dress is feminine, bohemian, and subtly sexy (i.e. perfect). And, it could definitely work in both summer (worn alone with some heels and delicate jewelry maybe) and winter (belted with some dark stockings and a cardigan perhaps). From La Garconne

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Newly Bookmarked

Risto Bimbiloski is my current obsession. His chunky pieces are so so perfect, and look comfy too! Check him out! Pictured: my personal favourites from his Autumn/Winter 2008 collection. 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mmmm. Boots.

Top: Golden Goose Charlyle Boots (Totokaelo).
Bottom: Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Moccasin Boots (

Monday, August 4, 2008

I Covet Covet Covet Covet

I really love this Y's by Yohji Yamamoto Cross-Check Stole in black and white. Of course, by the time I decided it was worth the money, it was sold out on the only I site I know that it exists on (Totokaelo). My taste is just that good. Just kidding. But if you know any other places I can buy it, let me know.