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Quick shout-out to RunwayDaily for featuring one of my outfits a while back – vintage lace jacket, JCP skinnies, and GoJane lace-up suede oxfords (which, concidentally and regretfully, have become so worn down on both the heel tip and the actual shoe bottom that the right shoe is slanted outwards about fifteen degrees, thus making walking extremely painful… such a shame, as they were relatively comfy to begin with. Ah, such are the woes of shoe-lovers everywhere…)

How to wear lace up oxfords

merci  🙂

~ r


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dapper kid is a blog about men’s fashion and style, among other things (photography, films, music, etc.). Witty, thoughtful, stylish, cool… Hard to describe… here are a few clips:

(Band of Outsiders lookbook)

(HUGE magazine)

The author’s morning snack.

So yeah. Take a look!

~ r

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Just got back from last grad party of the season… parties around here mainly consist of bonfires, boats, beaches, and volleyball… anyone who does more than that is either (a) out of the loop, (b) a nonconformist, or (c), a prat. But that’s totally irrelevant. This evening’s grad party was for a band celebrity, so it was – to use one of (cringe) my dad’s words – hopping. Here are some pictures I took – my friend Pam just got her hair cut and it is CUTE.

Look at this – Garance Dore’s post on biking in Amsterdam. Makes me want to go there and be European.

Pam II by you.

That’s my favourite one from this evening of her, I think. See my flickr for more.

Pam by you.

Sam & Carola by you.

Sam & Carola II by you.

dock by you.

Sooo sleepy. Didn’t run far today – ate cupcakes instead. It was great. Good night.

~ r

PS: Did I ever mention I got an SLR? Nikon D60 with an 18-75 mm lens. In June. I’m in love.  🙂

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Whenever someone comments on here, I tend to check out their blog in return… I recently got a comment from “iheartflim” – at first I thought movies, but I found a blog chock full of gorgeous photography of everything from workers to the Lincoln memorial to keys. Check it.

X-Pro Workers. (Kodak Elite Chrome 100 — Cross-Processed. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Day for Night — Pink Azaleas. (Kodak Ektar 100 — Blue Filter. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Clover. (Efke 25. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Sweet, eh?

~ r

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Funny news du jour: A 53-year-old woman was apprehended for bank robbery. How did they catch her? The teller recognized her neon orange nail polish. So, handy tip: if you’re planning any criminal activity, be sure to tone down your look and remove any distinguishing feature.
Not that I recommend criminal activity.  The Boston Globe

Since some retail stocks are up, why not take the plunge and buy that perfectly fitted, ripped, Balmain-esque jeans? those ridiculously drool-worthy wedges?

Or how about a $30-million, diamond-encrusted gown?
“Hell, why not just construct an entire dress from diamonds, like designer Faisol Abdullah is doing. His dress includes over 750 diamonds, among them a 70-carat pear-shaped stone at the center of the bodice. The gown’s bodice and train are encrusted with diamonds. “Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever,” Abdullah said. “This is a dress with diamonds. Why go backwards, why can’t we go forward? We are going to the fantastic, but it’s real. You are getting value for money with these diamonds.” Oh, excuse us — this is a recession-friendly diamond-encrusted dress.” NYmag

Like so many aged (relatively speaking) models before her, Noot Seear got the role of Heidi in New Moon.

Noot in 2008.

Some celeb news:

Theirry Muglier’s costumes for Beyonce! The theme: “Sasha Fierce Warrior”. Allrighty then.

Behold: Thierry Mugler’s ‘Sasha Warrior’ Costumes for Beyoncé!

WWD says: “It imagines Beyoncé as a tough, chic, superheroine type who likes her power glam with a bit of froth; hence, the bow bustle and mismatched gloves that pair lacy fishnet with articulated metal.” NYmag.

Gwyneth Paltrow: yet another celebrity to go the path of designer. Err, “designer”.

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Designing Clothes Now

Rumor time!
(This one’s hard to say… there are loads of shoe companies, you know… Anyway.) It’s been rumored all over that shoe companies will slowly phase out size 5 and 5 1/2 shoes. How is this even possible? What are the small-footed women supposed to do, wear Dora the Explorer kicks all over?
Let’s hope they don’t cut out big sizes next (I’m a 10…) *shiver*

And a cool site: OneManagement


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^ A few random photos from the site, related to various things ^

Coco Rocha playing “Guitar Hero” (Rock Band, actually – drums are included)

From VOGUE Russia: Georgia Jagger



Refinery29. Gorgeous, vamp, sultry. Actually, that’s almost my hair, except much, much blonder… (The rest, not so much me.)

Hannah Marshall // Fall 2009





One of a few designers to venture into the “innerwear as outerwear” region… And it so works. I want this collection, and I want it bad.

And street style, to close it off:

Imagine Un -zipped

Love the skirt.

march 26

~ r

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We’ll kick the evening off with two interesting – one bizarre, one a good idea – news bits.

Ben Sherman, spring 2009.

1. Berlin police have banned 10 labels for officers, including: red Perry, Ben Sherman, ACAB, Alpha Industries, Consdaple, Lonsdale, Pit Bull, Outlaw, Troublemaker, and Thor Steinar.
The reasoning?
Apparently, these labels have become linked to neo-Nazism in culture today, and (with good reason!) the police want to distance themselves from this image, at any cost. Even though, as the Berlin Police Union pointed out, it could hinder their undercover agents if they’re not permitted to wear the same clothes as everyone else, for blending-in purposes.
Several designers (Ben Sherman and Fred Perry, notably) have worked hard to distance themselves especially from the neo-Nazis, while other (Thor!) has strong ties to the group. Needless to say, it can’t be good publicity. (via NYmag)

2. First bikini waxes, now tanning beds: what else will governments try to regulate?
While the bikini waxing thing was a bit out there (just set some regulations!), the newest proposal related to minimum age requirements for tanning seems reasonable to me. Both Texas and Florida have similar bills on the floor. Texas’ would require people under 18 to have a doctor’s note and a parent present, while Florida is going all the way and banning tanning (haha! it rhymes!) for kids under 16.
“Perhaps not shockingly, the Indoor Tanning Association has taken issue with the bills, arguing that they give consumers the false impression that artificial UV exposure is dangerous. But seeing as how 29 states already restrict minors’ access to tanning beds and the World Health Organization recommends that no one under the age of 18 be permitted to use them at all, perhaps the ITA needs to own up, just a bit.” Style.com

Well, duh.

A sweet look from Lanvin // Spring 2008 (for which Alber Elbaz received a standing ovation):

Lanvin Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Alyona Osmanova.

…and woohoo, another!

Lanvin Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Anja Rubik.



From NAST magazine (en francais!). Love her capey thing and lace tights.

Hmm, what else… a few looks from various designers from Japanese Fashion Week? Pourquoi pas?

Some crazy knitwear from Everlasting Sprout // Fall 2009. Sweet! (from WWD)
From Tiny Dinosaur // Fall 2009 (designed by Naomi Yamamoto):
Sort of like Burberry, this one. Nice boots. And have you noticed? Nary an 80’s trend to be seen… THANK GOD!  😛
Aguri Sagimori:
Love the little holes… and if I had thicker hair, I would so do my hair like that every day.
Despite having zero (0) pants, this has street appeal. (Although maybe to some, no pants = street appeal…?)
So cool. I can’t express the coolness. Not with words. Here, maybe an interpretive dance…? Or perhaps not.
Y’s Red Label:
Hmm, deep maroon, not a colour we’ve seen much… one of my favourite colours, actually. Pairing a long, flowy (sort of bohomeian/witch mix, in a weird way) skirt with a trendy sheer top… cool. And the lace headband needs no words. (Although I will say that I’ll soon be wearing one…)
Red + black… a long, double-breasted coat and a Clint Eastwood-style wrap.
Cream and black and very piratey.
Japanese designers are so cool.
And in closing, a few street style looks from Chictopia:
buildings are my boyfriends
Look, red hair! (Coco-esque)
on a blue note
Blue gloves!
Menswear Frenzy
Ah, the perfectly balanced menswear/ladylike outfit: high-collared ruffled blouse with an almost Victorian-era men’s blazer and grey trousers… parfait, non?
do you... tutu?
Tutu, blue, and metallic leggings.
Penguin Suit
She calls it her “penguin suit” and her bf won’t take her into public with it. Guys are so clueless. 😛
Oatmeal rocks
Love the layers and colours.
Super 8 film camera
Haha, this needs no words. Eep it’s late, I”d better finish up here.
Raining scarlet
I can’t tell if that’s a metallic bodysuit, but if it is… !!!!
OK, and one from lookbook:
Sigh. Why can’t I ever stumble across sweet treasures like this? Oh wait, it’s because I reside in a random tiny town with, umm, nothing. How did I ever overlook that?
Wooooo Magazine: pocket-sized and reads like a book, but chock-full of fashion and general coolness.
Ok, I’m out. Yaaaaaaawnnnnnnzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..
~ r

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Wow, sorry about the last post – the formatting got totally screwed up and now I can’t fix it.  😦  Silly computers.

Anyway – you know how the Snuggie’s been making waves lately? Well, the Reign of the Snuggie is no more… but don’t get too happy. Its newest competitor is, in fact, a one-piece sleeping bag, complete with padded feet (like you had on your onesie PJs way back when).

Lippi Selk' Bag 1

I can only hope the Selk Bag (for that is what this monstrosity goes by) factory self-combusts. Haha, like in those mafia films… in a menacing, deep Italian voice. “It would be a shame if something unfortunate were to, uh, happen to this factory of yours, see? Now, we wouldn’t want that, uh, would we? Didn’t think so.” Tee hee.

An article on Why Models Look So Angry On The Runway. And another, by Cathy Horyn.

Really cool look:

march 16

Via Chictopia. Traversant.


Another Chictopian, hailing from New York.

Oh, I stumbled upon this amazing Parisienne mode de la rue blog: Easy Fashion. Tres chic, non?

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Tanya Dziahileva

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Models on the go

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Beautiful pictures.

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And sweet street looks.

Ok, shower time & bed time.
Recommended song: Pour Some Sugar On Me [Def Leppard]

~ r

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