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Welcome to a Mexico of old… Aztecs, conquistadors, ponchos, the lot. I’ve been swamped with, you know, school and exams and other dull things that so often preoccupy the lives of teenagers worldwide, but when I saw JPG, I just had to do a post. The collection is just so much fun, in such a different vein from, well, everyone else. And that stands out. (And provides a much-needed break from the tedium of the daily high-school grind – a jump into another world, as it were, and a much more interesting one at that).

Starting with this ridiculously vibrant palm tree look, sported by the ever-striking Georgina Stojilkovic:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

…and just a peep of those shoes, which I’d love to see more of, thank you JPG…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Maria Kashleva. HAT! The hats are fantastic, costume-y, but not quite – because they actually do hail back to a time gone by. Interesting concept…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Georgina again – those colors, so rich!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

The hat, again – like an entire bird has been festooned onto her head!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Olga Sherer. Not-quite-electric-blue, Aztec-sun-shaped hat that matches the shoulders. Mmm. Deliciously fun!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Emina Cunmulaj.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Morgane Dubled.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Anja Rubik.

Birdlike? Queenlike? Warrior-woman-like? Ali Stephens, all of the above.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

…and one of those looks that just makes you go Whoa, that’s cool.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Alexandra Rastovic.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Chloe Mortaud.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Kim Noorda.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Tara Gill: coconut pirate?

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Magdalena Frackowiak.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Their fingernails and fingers – elaborately ornamented.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Emina Cunmulaj – gorgeous. I’ll be doing a post on her soon…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Sessilee Lopez. Colors, layers, cuts, hair, and – of course – a hat! Although really, “hat” is an understatement – these are more like headpiece art.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture


Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Morgane Dubled.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

The sheer amount of detail and the work that had to go into each and every one of these looks is simply mindblowing.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Iris Strubegger.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture


Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Eugena Mandzhieva. Space-age Aztecs? But their calendar runs out in 2012…*

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Karlie Kloss.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Arielle Dombasle performing.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Overall: breathtakingly fresh and plain-and-simple fun.

~ r

*My theory on the Aztec calendar? Whoever was chipping away at that massive slab of rock that was their calendar finally got fed up. Can’t you see it? Some poor guys with their chisels in front of a massive wall for weeks and months and years until one of them finally gets fed up enough to point out, “Hey, we’ve got this damn thing done up till about 4000** years from now. I think the next generation can handle it.” But the next generation decided they didn’t want to – leave it for the next generation, right? And it just never got done. So there.

**Not sure of this date…

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anja rubik // JAK&JIL

Blue beach

A few Resort 2010 looks… starting with Collette Dinnigan:

Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010

Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010

Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010

…and Jonathan Saunders:

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2010
Katie Fogarty // style.com

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2010

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2010
Hanne Gaby Odiele

…and we’ll top it off with M by MJ:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2010

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2010

Mmmhmm. Note the lack of towering heels… good for arches, but not so good for people with, shall we say, non-modelesque legs. (Moi, par example?)

Jumping around a bit to Fendi // Fall 2009

Fendi Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

eniko mihalik

bustiers & corsets = a s/s staple. fall, too. so pretty much anytime you feel like bringing on they sexy without being too, you know, whorish. haha.
yeah i’m a bit loopy… dry coughing, headaches, and achiness tends to do that to you. ciao.

~ r

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Yes, the plague of seasonal allergies continues to haunt me. I opted out of running (took a nap instead) because of the pesky pollen floating about. Damn you.

Spent the time I should have been doing my history review dressing up the same purple floaty (and itchy!) dress I wore to my little brother’s [8th grade] graduation… so this needs to be fast, I have 30-odd vocab words to define.

the glamourai

eniko mahalik

sort of 80s/americana.

…let’s just stick with 80s on this one.

How I craved something (this? ^) to ease the hour spent yammering on about the great and wonderful achievements of the various bozos in J’s class. (I survived on bad punch and good, very good, cake).


garance dore. I wish I had been this stylish at… what, 10? 12?

susie bubble and her marni heels and awesome pants.

This photo strikes me as really strange. Look at her face: seems mature, esp. with the smoke. Then as your eyes travel downward, you realise that she looks as though she’s no older than, say, 13. Weird. (But now, sadly, the norm.)

AHHH they stole my idea of short shorts and garters. Not groundbreaking, but still…

anja rubik/VOGUE nippon

Was the girl on the right in 27 dresses as the bitchy best friend? If so, I love her.


Anna Jagodzinska for Chloe.

Mini Anden. I like freckles recently.

Zuzana Gregora for Elle UK

These pants (and the ones below on Adeline R) inspire me.

Although I’m pretty sure those are more sweatshirt-y material, the ones I designed were more charcoal-grey wool (but light) and had slit pockets with 3 tarnished gold buttons along the sides and near the ankle. (PS: don’t copy that. Or if you want to, email me and make some and I’ll take a pair, haha).

Dance, dance forever in the ruby red shoes.

DIY bodysuit!

This one (lookbook.nu) inspirse me to make a lacy lace-up corset. With pink silk.




history time. yippee.

~ r

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Mmm, a nice day… overcast and a bit humid, but warm.
Lately I’ve been… mmm, not quite obsessed, but find my thoughts straying back to a few things, all related; those things are:

Item 1: Really simple, basic chic summer clothes (I’m talking really, super basic: white and grey tanks [loose and fitted], a few colourful ones [mostly fitted], some  cutoffs, a cute grey dolman-sleeve hoodie, thin l/s-tees and sweaters [white, for those chilly mornings on the beach!], a multitude of colourful ssports bras [because one can never own too many sports bras. I bought a plummy/raspberry C9 one just today… mmm, deeeelish!], and ending with shoes – the one thing I’ll go a bit crazy with. There were these sweet white reptile flips, but I was sadly broke by the time I saw them… Oh, a little white sundress as well. And that’s pretty much it.) It simplifies things so much, really; during the school year, I’m all gung-ho about always looking super, umm, chic, and never being sans heels, but in the summer, it’s pretty much me + my cutoffs + a bright bra + a tank + flips + sand/sun/exercise/fresh air/friends/any combo of those 5 things.

Item 2: Getting into ridiculously good shape. This entails eating healthily and exercising religiously, which requires discipline (particuarly if you love food as much as I do… but I’ll get to that in Item 3), which requires motivation and a desire to achieve your initial goal. A few points for this one. By “ridiculously good shape,” I do not mean super skinny and model-esque. I mean hardcore-marathon-runner-esque. I mean, I’ve got abs and biceps and calves and whatnot now, but my one friend, C, is just ridiculous. 100% toned muscle, the freaking beauty. So. Running at least 5 miles per day (sometimes less, sometimes more – I’m aiming for over 350 by the end of the summer [for XC]), intense abs and weights, and possibly throwing in some early-morning yoga afterward. The goal: muscles everywhere and looking super hot in short cutoffs. (Toned thighs are a must!)

Marathon runner. Jealous. Why oh why did my hip need to get messed up? I could’ve run the half marathon in a week… tres triste, non? 😦 Ah well, c’est la vie.

Item 3: Food. I love it. And not just ice cream and chocolate – although god knows I love the stuff. As a general rule, runners ❤ carbs, completely. I love them. I don’t see how anyone can live without them or think they’re bad. Pasta? Please. Bread? Por favor! Bagel? Every morning, baby! Oh, that and fruit & veg… mmmm. I pretty much constantly crave either apples, strawberries, carrots, or watermelon. So my goal for the summer is to just eat really, really healthily.
Honestly, I don’t get why people get into all these weird fad diets and pills and stuff. The only way to really get healthy and lose weight (depending on your goal) is to change your lifestyle. Sure, you could do some sort of crash diet-and-pill combo for a few weeks and lose, say, 10 lbs, but if you carry on like you were before, you’ll end up just where you started – if not further back. You need to seriously eat healthy stuff – don’t go blaming it on poor old carbs! – and get exercise. Without that, you won’t get anything accomplished.

Item 4: Wear sunscreen. Yeah, sure, being tan looks good now, but wrinkles and skin cancer when you’re 35? No thank you.

Item 5: Learn to sew. Seriously. And maybe work on guitar and tennis while you’re at it, my dear…

Item 6: Going with the simple/chic look + the sexy muscles (teehee) comes: cute/sexy pajamas – slightly vintagey and/or lacy and sexy – and lingerie/cute stuff. Yeah, I guess I don’t technically need lingerie, but… it’s just fun to have, you know? (Not hardcore stuff – more just lacy, cute-but-sexy, garters and ruffles and stuff. Not, like, hardcore seductive stuff. No bf, remember? Haha). But really. Randomly throughout the day, I’ll find a picture of a loose white tee and garters pops into my head. C’est foulle, non? Mais… ouais….

Anyway, now that I’ve rambled on for a bit…

Dior skirt!!

Anne Hathaway…

[all above images via aprilisin]

And the ever-recurring Amazing Sanda Backlund knitwear!




Freja Beha

Anja Rubik

oh abbey lee

Abbey Lee

XS Look: Belly Button Blues


Ah, thinking of ocean and beach and saltwater breezes and cool mornings and walks through semi-slushy sand…




Seems so ‘English rose garden’-y, right?



Adeline R.

“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
Bill Cosby

OH! And one more thing… This morning as we parked our car for church, we noticed that the car in front of us had a bumper sticker that said “JESUS SAVES. OBAMA SPENDS.” We deferred our entrance to church and spent the best part of 5 minutes scratching our heads, trying to determine what was meant by this peculiar statement. We came up with nothing. What, “JESUS SAVES. OBAMA SPENDS. BUSH KILLED THE ECONOMY”? Really. So that got my goat, as it were.
Unfortunately, it was inside the car… we had to physically restrain my (very politically active) older brother from, umm, breaking and entering and removing said offensive material.

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Stepping stones…

Stepping Stones, River Dart. by fourt10dd.

One of those days where it’s just overcast and drizzly enough to make it too gross to even comtemplate venturing beyond your front door yet calm enough to just sit inside and not feel too restless… for me, anyway. It also has the added effect of making everything a wonderful bright, fresh green – enriching all the colours, even the usually dull grey of the road. The only problem is the unbearable worm smell that penetrates every particle of air… ugh. Oh well. Definitely a good day for comfy leggings and a tunic, mmm….


I love how all the differently styled (architechturally) layers create a really interesting visual here, the edges are defined while keeping the softer edges distinct. Hmmm. Cool.

Sweet shoes, via SHOELUST:

Louboutin for Phillip Lim:

I like Anja Rubik better with freckles. It gives her such a distinct look – just when we thought it couldn’t get more distinct. Sheesh.

Hahaaaa I think I just found one of my favourite models: Sofie Rolens!

Sweet studded collar (I actually sketched some corseted, high-collared jackets today…. I was bored in history, haha)


Hot V mag spread:





Hannah Muller of Myltan (blog) has sweet skills with pens.



Gorgeous. I wish I oculd draw. Really.

Vivienne Westwood // Spring 2009. Costance Jablonski.

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear


young folks

See Right Through You
Walmart sheer top, if you can believe it…

trouser time

silent grey



my version of annie hall

band camp

push pull

Ripped, Torn, & Worn

Blow away.

When I grow up, I want to be a girl again.

Sunday times

Wonderful Electric



I still swear by my penchant for red hair…






That’s totally ridicuous. I want to be Finnish.


Shoes. Gander at them.


I think I want to add a 70s vibe to my summer wardrobe… read: wide jeans, light brown, distressed leather, bangles, loose hair, and sheer floral numbers…

Off to pack – we’re heading to PA for a 3-day visit a la famille…
au revoir,

~ r

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Yes, this is how I spend my life. But it’s fun.

Sweet VOGUE Italia with Anja Rubik…




Via Refinery29.

Anja Rubik, model-slash-secret-agent. (Because model-slash-actor/designer/singer is so overrated!) Haha.

look into the crying eyes by rebecca dzombak

dark eye by rebecca dzombak
My own work.

Eye close-ups are so cool. I always end up taking a ton during outfit shoots, especially if I’ve bothered with actual eye makeup…

2.04 // in the trenches
Agh, I need to get a stupid trench coat already! And, of course, wear it with plaid and 80s glasses.

OK I really need to sleep now. Ciao,

~ 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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