Yeah, so my last few posts have been highly… sporadic & random, to say the least. Basically anything I’ve found that’s cool, or anything interesting that’s popped up in my feed reader (thank you Google!!) Sometime soon I’ll get around to doing a post with an actual theme, but for now… more sporadic fashion!
I’ll start out with loads (well, maybe not loads, but a good number) of Lookbook and other misc. street style looks, as well as some cool pieces from PixieMarket.
has me thinking: lace corsets
Balance simple + ornate and what do you get? A perfect look, of course!
Has me thinking: crop tops, mesh, sheer, and how I wish I had the face to pull off a short, straight, chic bob. Right now if I did that, from the shoulders up I’d look like a large baby with a frizzy brown curly afro. (!)
Grey Caccoon top, $135 @ PixieMarket. 80’s drapes and capes, oh my!
PixieMarket again. Has me thinking: shreds and non-western-y (much more rocker-y) fringe.
PixieMarket navy tiered dress, $88. Has me thinking: flappers, 60s, floaty frocks. Actually, I think I had a street style shot of someone in this a while ago… maybe…?
Haha, this is my cuz… love the shorts & suspenders. (Don’t mind the socks or shoes or anything else in the outfit, actually…)
I want one of these, even though I almost never use umbrellas (actually, I can’t recall a single time I’ve used one in about the past 6 years, at least…) Maybe I’d use this one… but I think it’s the XC runner in me, we’re trained to run through anything (once we did a workout in a completely open multi-acre field… during a lightning storm, complete with hail). So yeah.
Perfect people, porcelain dolls, makeup skills (or my lack thereof), and 1800s stereotypes of women.
Bow and perfect skin and pale colours complement each other perfectly; I love the subtle hint of mint green the clutch throws into the mix.
Allrighty. In other news, Colbert won the NASA competition for naming Node 3 space module. Read more here. Woot Colbert! (Does anyone else watch that and the Daily Show religiously? …pssh. Silly question. Of course they do.)
Loads of internet space has been devoted to Gossip Girl style. I never pay much heed to it – partially because I don’t really have time to watch TV (gasp! Yes, c’est vrai, I just have time to watch the Daily Show & Colbert – online – while I do abs after my run, and occasionally – if I have a light workload – I’ll flip to AMC or USA to see what’s on. But other than that, I’m a TV hermit.) However, I feel obligated to give some mention to Blair’s Herve Leger bandage dress, which I happen to love.
Snap it up at Bloomingdale’s for a mere $1,590. Plus tax.
Hmm, let’s see, what else… ah yes. I happened upon an article about ELLE’s in-office attire, and consequently stumbled upon what they described as “Pretty much the cashmere cardigan we all want but can never find.” I agree.
ELLE news blog.
Jane of SEA OF SHOES looking ridiculously good in a WOOD WOOD jumpsuit and 60s mirror glasses (WHERE? I’ve been looking for a perfect pair for ages!)
Via The Sart. I didn’t think much of this outfit until I got to the SHOES.
Spring Trend: Drapey short skirts (and drapes in general). Looking for that perfect grey drape skirt? Well, here.
Elizabeth and James drape skirt, $295.
The Look For Less: Ann Demeulemeester lace-up boots/Givenchy leather wedges vs.
The Ann D. version
Zara, Spring ’09 collection. Not sure how much they’ll be – probably in the vicinity of $120-ish – so for sure less than their designer counterparts. Actually, I like these better than the Givenchy ones. Sorry for the crap quality – it was cropped and zoomed.
Shoe I Hate: sneaker heels/wedges/non-sneaker sneakers. Agh. I don’t care if Valentino himself gave them to me, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t wear them.
Agh. Various designers and shops above: Chloe, BCBG Girls, and DKNY are among them. Why oh why? (NOTE: I understand that some people love these. Each to his own is my motto.)
“Thank God for the Recession!” of the day: Lauren Conrad’s fashion (and I use the term loosely here) line has been [temporarily?] shut down. Now we can only hope it lasts. I read somewhere that she said she wanted to work with “high quality fabrics” next time around (no, god, no!) – but it’s not the fabric, it’s what she’s doing (or not doing, in this case) with them. A really good designer could make a gorgeous evening gown out of paper. And oh look, so they have. (Except I can’t remember the article with them all… if I remember to, I’ll post it up here later. But you’ve seen them, right?)
Really Cool Designer of the Day: SteveYoni. You’ve seen Susie Bubble (of StyleBubble) sporting his puffy-armed coat… now for more!
Susie’s coat. Sweater? All gorgeous.
*Groan of joy and envy and general Amazing Fashion Syndrome*
Love the creamy colour and the ruffly bib top.
Check out the rest of his collection, it’s really really really really really great. Really. 😀
Not sure why, but this Betsey Johnson // Spring 2009 look – modeled by Regina Feoktistova – just has me.
Idk. I don’t even like it that much – but I do, because I keep going back to it. I think it’s a mixture of the huge skirt and the hat. It’s the sort of hat you’d expect to see paired with, say, a white or light grey loose suit, cigarette dangling from the (Swedish) model’s hand. But nope, it’s on top of Regina’s gorgeous head and with a really, really big-skirted wedding gown-looking dress.
And: really? Fake cracks? Hussein Chalayan, why?
And big (relatively speaking, I guess, and assuming you care) news: Bravo will host a new reality show called NY Prep, which is inspired from none other than Gossip Girl. It will look into the lives of real, live NY prep-school students and see if they wear D&G on a daily basis. (Somehow I doubt it.)
OK, this post is just ridiculous now, so I’m outie. Ciao!
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