Friday, September 30, 2011

Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2012

I always like Isabel Marant's spring offerings better than fall, but I have to say this latest collection wasn't my favorite.  Too much sports inspired and over-sized pieces seem to have been carried over from this fall and last spring.  I did enjoy the tie-dye selections, they seem to be reminiscent of the care-free boho girl we know Isabel to be.

Not in love with the patchwork top but the pants win.

If this is a jumpsuit I'll be all over it.

Love the tassels on the top and the pants are perfect for lounging in Capri.  As if I do that.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gimme: Celine Inspired Skateboard Decks.

I don't say omg lightly, but O.M.G. Jayne from Stop it Right Now (great blog name, right?) designed these Celine inspired skateboard decks.  It may seem trite to say it, but "Stop it, Jayne.  Seriously, Stop it right now."  You've out cooled us all.

Gellin' with Christopher Kane: Gel filled PVC Clutches!

Lookie here!  If you thought the shirt was cool you're going to be just as excited as I am by these gel filled PVC clutches from Christopher Kane.  I can't seem to justify buying these full price, but stay out of my way when this collection goes on sale.  Or I might have to cut you.  Kidding, if I ever met anyone as excited as I am about these offerings I would probably become instant BFF's with them.  Maybe then we could pool our funds and share clothes! Yay!  Find these clutches on Net-a-porter, but don't buy them so there are some left for me, 'kay?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fashion Time Bomb: How Fast Will this Isabel Marant Sweater Sell Out?

The Isabel Marant navajo sweater, called Yoan for whatever reason, has hit Net-a-Porter.  Who wants to place bets on how fast this bugger sells out?   I'm guessing before lunch.   See if your size is left here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Shoe Who Was On Fire: Prada Spring 2012

Are there words?  No, I don't think there are, except maybe "Start Saving."  Prada SS12, photo from

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Update: Gargoyle Sweater in Action!

Spotted this pic of "Leanne" on Stockholm Streetstyle.  Even with the hefty price tag this Carven sweater is now almost totally sold out on, I snoozed, I loozed.  I know "loozed" isn't a word Mom, don't worry.  For more of my thoughts on this sweater click here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black and White: Matching My Dog.

I didn't try to match my black and white dog this morning when I dressed in my black Alaexander Wang skirt, white Helmet Lang top and black Isabel Marant boots, but it happened.  I'm oddly okay with it though.

These pics were snapped on the fly with the iphone, Instragram was neglected. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gargoyles Are So Hot Right Now.

Sometimes a pieces of clothing gets me so fired up I feel like the more I speak/tweet/blog about it, there's a chance it will magically appear in my closet.  Like The Secret for clothes.  Right now I'm using the power of positive thinking towards this Harry Potter-esqe Carven sweater.  I think I would feel very powerful with two snarling gargoyles resting on my shoulders.  I love it paired with this flippy Mui Mui skirt and Church's brogues and the DKNY bag just ties the whole thing together.  All these items can be found on Net-a-porter. But I warning you, this sweater comes with a hefty $1,130 price tag.  Now,  do you see why I need The Secret?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This Dress is Bananas: B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

I told you I like fruit prints.  This dress is a few years old by See by Chloe.  The shoes are Balenciaga and are super comfortable.

Oh and did I mention it has pockets! 

I know I shouldn't be so impressed with the comfort of these shoes but I am, so sue me.

Look, I'm a monkey with a tree!  It's like I shook this tree and the bananas fell onto my dress.  Never mind that this tree is not a banana tree, that's not important.  Until next time....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dress for a Safari in the Concrete Jungle.

What happens when a silky lady like dress gets layered with a cotton twill utility vest and a chunky boot? You get an outfit is sophisticated enough for work or dinner on the town, but doesn't look like you're trying to hard.   Because isn't understated chicness always the goal?

1. Cotton vest by JCrew,  2. Silk shift dress 3.1 Philip Lim,  3. Glass by Philip Lim,  4. Rose gold bracelet by Eddie Borga,  5. Watch by Michael Kors,  6.  Boots by Alexander Wang,  7.  Socks by Falke,  8.  Bag by Golden Goose.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Isabel Marant Teases us with Cute Fashion's Night Out Tshirts.

I ran into my former co-worker Catherine in Dean and Deluca this morning.  Doesn't she look cute in her special Fashion's Night Out Tshirt that they made at Isabel Marant.  Don't get too excited, they're not for sale.  I know, so French to tease us with an FNO Tshirt we might actually want to buy and then not allow us to.

Catherine is an artist see her stuff here.

Fashion's Night Out 2011: Black and Grey

The weather right now is like an angsty teenager; moody, unpredictable and full of water works.  But don't let stop you from celebrating a night dedicated to one of my favorite pastimes: appreciating retail!  Let's not call it "shopping",  I feel that trivializes all the hard work and money that goes into merchandising, designing, and creating a special experience for each and every customer.  So, although the great Anna Wintour named tonight Fashion's Night Out, I prefer to think of it as Retail Appreciation Night.  Go out, drink up, and look chic in this black and grey outfit I made for you! 

1. Sweater by L'Agence, 2. Wool and leather bag by Alexander Wang, 3. Earring by DANNIJO 4. Jacket by Isabel Marant, 5. Sunglasses Alexander Wang 6. Suede pant by A.L.C. 7. Cuff by Marni 8. Shoes by Christian Louboutin.   All available on

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When Do I Get My Own Shoe Carrier?

Many blogs post photos of the Olsens looking their everyday super chic, but what I loved about this photo was not Ashley's structured bag by The Row or her ethnic scarf jauntily draped over her shoulders.  It's the half captured person next to her carrying her shoes!  That's pretty awesome.  I think to have a shoe carrier on staff has got to be the ultimate in luxury.  Plus, they're wedges!  They're probably pretty comfy, but why should Ash waste the valuable Feet-In-Heels-Time (aka, FIHT) a gal is allotted per day on that particular walk down the block?  It clearly wasn't worth it to her.

Photo from Olson's Anonymous.

Monday, September 5, 2011


What's more fun than watching models dance awkwardly to Pitbull?  How about seeing Alber Elbaz dance to Pitbull?  Is he the cutest, or what? 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let's Play Dress Up: NY Fashion Week.

Fashion week is coming up, the biggest sign being the moans and groans on Twitter and Facebook about how terribly busy everyone is.  Cry me a river, I know.  But it wouldn't be as much fun if we couldn't complain about it!  I'm taking most of that week off this year, but here is outfit I would love to wear to Lincoln Center this September.

1. Acne silk top,  2. Theyskin's Theory blazer,  3. Carven skirt,  4. ILLESTEVA sunglasses,  5. Philip Lim tote,  6. Pierre Hardy shoes,  7. Marni cuff.  All available on