Friday, September 28, 2007

sorry kids

I've been MIA for over a week, I had a bunch of friends in town from Miami last weekend, and then I got really sick along with like half the office, and I guess I really haven't been home. Anyway, I'm feeling a bit out of it, I haven't been out and about scouring the streets (I'm ridiculously broke right now) but last night I did briefly pass by Kiosk at night because as of today they have their stuff from Finland available, and they had like a mini party to showcase. I really love the concept of that store, partially because when I go visit places, I always love coming back with strange local goodies, like in Mexico, I just bought really odd things, because the clothes in the malls really dissappointed me. lol. Anyway check it out at

Monday, September 17, 2007

book review #10: chloe

The mail was quite good to me this birthday, a generous thank you gift from carmen, a gift card for anthropologie from Lauren, and quite the birthday package from alex and carla last week, in it was a vintage movie film camera (with instructions), a framed butterfly, and two of those assouline books, one about Cacharel and the other about Chloe. I've only read the Chloe one, and the more you read about a brand, the more you grow to like it (or dislike it). Chloe was founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952 and has taken on the roll of feminine and bold pieces that broke the line between haute couture and what everyone else wore. It was one of the first labels to create ready-to-wear designs, for daytime, and was sold exclusively at the boutique which belonged to the author's, Helene Shoumann's, mother. She recounts her mother's clientele and relationship with the brand. Its really an interesting story, and its nice to see how today's designer's interpret and maintain the original spirit of Chloe.

more from supreme



Takashi Murakami and his boy Mr. have created some skate decks for Supreme which are coming out today in stores, and the 20th on their online shop. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a series of these...I think I prefer the Murakami ones. I wish Aya Takano had made some!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Look out for...

Jeanne Labib-Lamour, a Central Saint Martins grad, who is currently Giambattista Valli's new assistant. I found her in Jalouse, so the article was in French so I didn't understand it (but my new thing is to read Vogue Paris with a translating dictionary ...nerd alert) Anyway, she's cute, no?


images from British elle Decoration

This is the apartment of Liza Giles, a designer at Designer's Guild, the British interiors company started by Tricia Guild, notorious for its usage of bright hues. There was a time in like 7th grade, when I wanted my entire room to by Designer's Guild because my mom had brought me all these fabric swatches while I was redecorating and I fell in love. I ended up having hot pink and lime green in every corner. It looked about as scary as it sounds, but nonetheless, I have always had a love for color, even though these days I find myself in the struggle to stay neutral. I can't explain it. In fashion terms, I love that APC/ACNE JEANS/Steven Alan clean aesthetic, but when I see Sonia Rykiel and Cacharel's bright colorful stuff it just makes me happy. So as you can see I have this conflict daily, I'm really trying to figure out how to make my aesthetic schizophrenia work itself out. Anyway, I am obsessed with Liza's apartment. I think it has a little bit too much going on, all the rooms look the same, but it just looks so inviting to me, and lived in, which is so important, I hate when apartments look like museums. Anyway, I'm just marking this as some inspiration, because its fun. I think this weekend I am buying a can of white paint, I hear Benjamin Moore's China White pretty reliable. I wish I could paint my wood floors....

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wilde Thing

I'm loving these Native American boots from Wilde Ones. You know how I feel about white shoes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Work clothes

I'm on a mission to find work clothes, so I picked up this "Swing" dress at In God We Trust this weekend, and even though its pure linen, I'm still going to be sporting it so long as this weather stays as warm as its been. Maybe I can prolong its life with some tights or something, I don't know but i love the detail of the buttons.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

ebay crush: the clutch win

You know, I don't even know if I would categorize this as a crush, it was more of a "Eh, why not?" bid. I just ended up winning. Supposedly its a vintage Fendi clutch in good condition, and its navy blue, which I don't have, so it should come in handy. I really shouldn't be bidding on these types of things when I'm in need of still a lot more furniture, and work clothes. I woke up this morning at 7:30 and went over to the Chelsea Flea Market. I ended up spending my money on some ceramic doll heads my mom collects, and nothing else really perked my interest. They did have some leftover cloth tailor dummies, I guess from a fashion department, but they were beautiful for 50 bucks, maybe I should've invested in one, I think it would've looked really nice, I just wasn't a 100%. Maybe next time....

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Yvan in the house

I saw this girl the other day on facehunter and I just really liked her helmet, I thought it was a really clever approach. I even had a dream about it (don't ask, too much time in front of the computer?) and then like two days later I saw her with her helmet on and bike in arms getting on the subway. Theeenn I saw the Facehunter across the street from my apartment, but of course I was too shy to say anything. oh well. silly me. I hope carlo doesn't do the same if he runs into an olsen in LA, he's there for 10 days on a shoot. Then again , they are probably in town here for fashion week.


So I started my internship yesterday...It feels weird to be an intern again after actually working and having a lot of pressure on you, but its refreshing at the same time. Not that I don't have pressure, I have to bust my ass so they see I'd like to stay put, but its interesting to say the least. Its a small office, so far everyone seems very nice. The perks as of today: free magazines, Baron is the creative director of French Vogue so there are many a copy of that magazine floating around for grabs.

Anyway, the first one of the Deitch Art Parades took place like two weeks after I moved away from New York in 2004, one of those "these are the things you're going to miss about the city, weird parades" type things. But since I'm back, I will not be missing the third to be held this Saturday the 8th between Houston and Grand on W. Broadway. I won't be in costume however. But I will try to take some pics.

Monday, September 3, 2007

good fit.

Yesterday I found exactly what I was looking for, and two for that matter. I picked up a pair of Uniqlo's Wide Leg Jean in the dark denim, and then found this really high waisted light blue pair at H&M that fit great, and I had store credit at both so they didn't cost me a thing. Love that. I wore them last night to our sure-come-over-turned-full-blown-party.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

many thanks.

Just wanted to say thanks to Bobble Bee for putting me in her 5 choices for this little blog recognition, I was really surprised and glad to hear it. If you haven't checked out her blog please do so!
Now its my turn to pass it on, so I'm going to say
1) xola loves... because her page is pleasant to read and I just like it.
2)It's nice that because they report on really talented artists and photographers, and have loads of goodness.
3) The Glossy because it was one of the first blogs I read, (along with Style Bubble and Fashionologie)
4){Many Treasures} because I like a lot of the photography in her posts
5)A wolf in sheep's clothing for all her fashion history knowledge.