Monday, February 21, 2011

Monsieur Gainsbourg

You know when you see a preview for a film and you know that for sure it will be your new favorite? Well thats this trailer for me. When oh when will I be able to see this?

fashion for a cause

A few months ago I was desperately searching for the perfect birthday gift for my fiction writing, bibliophile boyfriend. Books are an obvious choice and it was hard to know what he already had being that  our apartment tends to resemble a used book shop. Whilst browsing a small boutique I came across the perfect gift! A selection of soft, well cut teeshirts printed with classic novel covers called out to me. I chose the The Catcher in the Rye for the boyfriend and he loved it. We've scooping these tees up whenever we see them. So far I've gotten The Great Gatsby and have my eye on Lolita and he has gotten Moby Dick. The company responsible for these little sartorial treasures is Out of Print Clothing. Not only are these shirts super cute, but by purchasing, you will be helping out with a great cause!
Here is their mission statement:
Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.

In addition to spreading the joy of reading through our tees, we acknowledge that many parts of the world don't have access to books at all. We are working to change that. For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner
Books For Africa.

How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It's unclear what the role of the book cover will be in this new era, but we feel it's more important than ever to reflect on our own individual experiences with great literary art before it's forever changed.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

tom ford

Here's a video of Tom Ford's s/s 2011 collection. The show was private and models included were some of Ford's closest celebrity pals including Beyonce and Julianne Moore. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Marc Jacobs A/W 2011

Marc Jacobs' fall collection screamed severity as lace, latex, brocades, and extreme pencil skirts marched down the runway to Marylin Manson's "The Beautiful People". It was a far cry from the glam and lightness of his seventies inspired spring collection. Chin straps held on miniature berets and uber-tight below the knee pencil skirts were shown in latex, brocade and large-scale polka dots. The wasp waists and play on proportions added to the strictness of the pieces. Overall, this collection was quite a surprise as well as reminscent of Prada and Comme de Garcons. 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Diane von Furstenberg A/W 2011

The fall DVF show took inspirations from classic American women and the days of disco.  The wild, colorful prints we've come to adore and expect were there in exuberant fashion mixed with luxurious fur and leather. Simple sheathes were topped off with brimmed hats reminiscent of the great Diana Vreeland and sequined Halston-esque gowns closed the show.  Monochromatic looks in mixed textures were overall the most striking of the collection.

happy valentines day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

heart and sole

Spring is on it's way! (well sooner or later). Lately magazines have been full of flowery frocks, bright makeup, swimwear, and my favorite, wedges and platform shoes. I've been teetering around in super high seventies style sandals for as long as a I can remember. Although, I love my Fryes and new military style lace up boots, it quickly became so boring sticking on the same old sensible shoes every day knowing you have a beautiful stash of summer heels within arm's reach. Even having lovely new suede booties can be quite disheartening when you know as soon as you leave your apartment you are sure to fall on you face due to the 2 inch thick sheet of ice outside. To be frank, i just don't feel like myself without 5"+ wooden heels.
Here are some of the spring/summer shoes I have my eye on.

Mossimo for Target

Dolce Vita for  Target

See by Chloe

Dolce Vita

Diane von Furstenberg

Friday, February 11, 2011

t-rex love

I'm a Barbie girl

Just discovered this Diane Von Furstenberg Barbie...I Need! Not only is DVF one of my all time favorite designer, I also own a dress by her similar to this one! My Barbie shelf is calling out for her.     


Rachel Zoe A/W 2011

Happy Fashion Week everyone!
Here are some images from Rachel Zoe's Fall 2011 collection. This is the second collection from the famed stylists to the stars. Taking inspiration from the 1970s, (her favorite era as well as mine) Zoe has created a collection of sharp evening suits, fun party dresses and chic outer wear. As a serious collector of vintage, Zoe has said she takes inspiration from her own closet. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


With wind chills well below zero it's hard not to lust after a fur hat a la Ali Macgraw.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

j'adore dior

I'm currently obsessed with vintage fashion illustrations. I spotted these vintage Dior ads online several years ago a dreamed of having them all framed in my bathroom. In the pre-super model age and even more, way before celebrities dominated fashion ads, fine artists created advertisements for fashion houses, and frankly, I find these much more appealing. Ads like these showed the beginning a mass marketing. Fashion houses that specifically created haute couture for the wealthy set, set out to create affordable merchandise for the general public. Splashing the name Dior on everything from lingerie to perfume to cosmetics allows the average consumer (ie. us couture-free commoners) to have a piece of the "Dior pie". So, if you simply cannot afford that Dior gown or bag this month, buy your self a Dior lipstick or bottle of Miss Dior. Me? I'm going to pick a spot on my wall for these ads...Now I have a piece of the pie!

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