Friday, February 26, 2010

tee time

I'm noticing tons of recycled and graphic t-shirts recently, ranging from the oversized concert tee, to favorite childhood cartoons...the possibilities are endless.

Monday, February 22, 2010

bed head

haven't you heard? frizz is all the rage now

Refinery 29 give us 4 simple steps to get the perfect after sex hair look (without the sex):
1. Braid your hair in tiny braids (the thicker the braid, the less textured your hair will be).
2. Using hairspray (we like Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode), spray all over, then flat iron each braid to set the crimp. I also like using a product called Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Just spray it on before or during ironing.
3. After the hair is set, take the braids out and use your fingers to separate.
4. Spray the ends of your hair with hair powder (Bumble and Bumble Dry Hair Powder), it's the absolute secret weapon for giving your hair a frizzy, full finish.

images via tfs, the cobrasnake, coutorture

Saturday, February 20, 2010


since I could remember, my mother's Clarks clogs were the butt of all my immature jokes. now that they're back in style, who's laughing now? sorry mom...

Vera Wang Lavender Label 'Daisey' Clog $325 @
ASOS 'PROMISE' Leather Studded Clog $130 @
Rick Owens leather clogs with wedge heel $875 @
KG by Kurt Geiger 'Hadassah' Clog $245 @
UGG Australia 'Abbie' Clogs $130 @
The Laden Showroom Clogs £45 @
No.6 Tall Clog Boots $385 @
Coclico 'Ndakkina' booties $400 @

Friday, February 19, 2010


when I grow up, I want to be a milf

via the skinny website

Thursday, February 18, 2010

gowns galore

after writing 4 full pages (double spaced, though, less to my credit) about Oscar de la Renta's genius mind...researching past collections, googling vintage de la Renta items, analyzing his design aesthetic...I'm pooped and to be honest, I got sick of this guy for a while. then I realized, SHAME ON ME because after digging through hundreds of images and archives, I saw a pattern of masterpiece after masterpiece. his vision is so evident in all his looks, even when he designed for Balmain-it was clear that Oscar was behind the seams. I can't even begin to describe how on point he is with understanding the female body. so after this, I decided...he's doing my wedding dress. because no one can really do ruffles like Oscar...

now that the showroom is closed for 2 weeks (due to project & magic, etc. etc.) I have so much spare time to look at all the wonderful NYFW collections and after being so inspired by de la Renta this past weekend, I wanted to dedicate this little blog post to all the evening gowns that made an impression on me.

Carolina Herrera

Badgley Mischka

Monique Lhuillier

Tadashi Shoji

Donna Karan

Pamella Roland

Erin Featherston


Diane Von Furstenberg

Marc Jacobs

images via coutorture & modelcouture

Monday, February 15, 2010

betsey in wonderland

from Betsey Johnson's fall 2010 collection, I saw far too many similarities with Alice in Wonderland, both the animated and Tim Burton version. maybe it's too much of a stretch..maybe it's just me? check ittt

photos via coutorture, alice in,