Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mag Hag: Best Paris Vogue Ever

Need I say more?

Raquel Zimmerman as Debbie Harry



Lara Stone as Gloria Vanderbilt



Sasha Pivovarova as Liza Minnelli


Anna Maria Jagodzinska as Diane Keaton (!!!!!)


Natasha Poly as Brigitte Bardot

Tao as Tina Chow

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Things I Like: Scalloped Edges

I've been racking my brain trying to come up for a clever title for this post and it's just not possible. Mollusk jokes don't really seem appropriate for fashion blog, right? Anyways, scalloped edges have always been a favorite of mine.

Recently my passion for the dainty trim was re-ignited by this crazy-adorable Inari Chemise by featherbone that I picked up at Anthropologie:



Why limit my favorite edge to clothes? Behold a vintage Tea Rose Stationary Set:



A snowy white Faux Fur Cape, fit for a Mad Men Christmas Party:



I know a lot of girl like to wear bike shorts under skirts to prevent over-exposing themselves due to windy conditions...I'd prefer these scalloped Tap Pants by Lyell any day:



Of course I couldn't bring up the subject of scallops without mentioning Chloe! I wish I had been able to get my little mitts on this perfect Scalloped Skirt:



There's still hope if you're feeling crafty! Vain and Vapid has an informative tutorial, complete with a gin and tonic reward upon completion. All you need is an old skirt, sewing machine and some motivation. Oh and probably a lot of patience, too.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cat Fancy: Lanvin!!!!!

Dear Alber Elbaz,
I didn't think that it was possible for me to love you more than I already do. Your Spring 08 collection moved me to tears. You look so adorable in those bow-ties. I love that you make clothes for real, intelligent women, not $10,000 party dresses for Victoria Traina like someone I know. I mean, I named my wi-fi network after you. That's love. But cats? Honestly Alber, you are just too much.

xoxo
Cat Party




Ps. This white couch/ black cat combo would not look so hot in real life. I live with a black cat who sheds like it's going out of style and I must say that the Pledge Fabric Sweeper actually works and is pretty much the best invention since Febreze. For real.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cat Fancy: Louis Wain

I recently discovered Louis Wain's trippy cat illustrations in an old Time/Life book about the mind. I would love to say that he drew these under the influence of numerous psychedelic drugs but he actually suffered from schizophrenia. Wain was major cat lover and a prolific illustrator before he was committed to a mental hospital in the 1920's. He started drawing the same cat over and over again; his drawings have since been used in numerous medical textbooks to illustrate the effects of schizophrenia on the brain. Sadly (and oddly) enough, cats may have been responsible for his condition. Some speculate that his disease was precipitated by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. Bad kitty!






Monday, August 10, 2009

Lifesize Liberty

Purveyor of all things floral and dainty, Liberty has taken their prints to a new level by covering their Carnaby street store in the famous "Betsy" print. To make things even more adorable, Liberty lovers are encouraged to dress in their finest florals and gather under the store on August 13th at 6pm. Aside from a bit of history in the making, the best outfits will be rewarded!



These darling sunglasses will be available for purchase tomorrow, the perfect topper for your floral ensemble. In my book, there's nothing wrong with a little head-to-toe libertysplosion!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Get Nailed in Sweden!

Now through the 23rd of August all Swedish Hasbeens are 30% off! I've been wearing mine all summer, they are super comfortable and I always receive a million compliments when I wear them. Gullig!



New Fall styles are slated to arrive soon, including some perfect clog-y boots. Can't wait!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Be Still My Heart

Lyell has teamed up with Urban Outfitters to produce a capsule collection for fall that I can actually afford! Crossing my fingers that it won't disappoint (cough, Rachel Comey + Urban, cough) but judging from the photo leak things are looking lovely and lyell-y. Please limit the polyester and dodgy buttons, Emma. That's just so not like you. Behold, three items that will definitely be in my closet this fall:



So good!



I already own the Marianne Jacket pictured above in peacock silk...it will be so nice to have a more disposable version that I can wear without the constant fear of inevitable red wine stains. Yes!

via Refinery 29

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Candy Girl













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