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in the mood

September 24, 2009

don’t get me wrong. i loves me some fashion month. but the ultimate downside of the ferocious web-attention it requires is that i spend all of my free time (which, thanks to grad school, is none. i’ve taken to now drinking many cups of coffee around the 7pm hour so as to keep me going through the rest of the night) ogling over, and i neglect the other wonderfully inspirational blogs i usually check on a daily basis. as i was doing some work for my wired writing class tonight, i serendipitously happened upon one of my all-time favorite blogs, moodboard, which always has the most stunning images. in honor of fashion week, moodboard was featuring images of designer’s homes, which were, as you can probably imagine, awash with creative genius. because we all need to shake it up a bit, i want to share some of these photos with you. it’s always fun to look at execeptional fashion, but what’s more interesting than a home that radiates personality and an acute sense of taste and self? as i think of the mess that my poor bedroom has turned into in recent weeks…i say, nothing.

thea bregazzi’s closet, elle (2008)

erin featherston, domino magazine (2006)

marc jacobs, house and garden magazine (2000)


A Few of My Favorite Blings

September 9, 2009

Having discussed basics and brought up footwear, we can’t leave behind my fave things to shop for, statement pieces! Just a few key trend pieces each season can get a ton of mileage. This year the trends harken back to a Joan Jett meets Debby Harry in tough glam sort of fashion. The above Alexis Bittar Extra Large Cushion Ring has a picasso-esque edge to it that I adore.

I live and die in bangles. I as many as I can, stacked, almost everyday. I love these studded Ralph Lauren stackers, together or with other bangles, they achieve that Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Fall ’09 look we love so well.

Biker Jackets are key this fall and I just want to exist in Balmain. Sexy biker chic over some sequins. D.I.E.

Sequins are the tits this autumn. This Matthew Williamson sequined t-shirt dress would be enough to die for with the Balmain Coat and some A-maze high heels.

Obvi, I die for this Chanel braided chain necklace. I mean I’m melting to the floor. This with pearls is too much to handle and Avelle, the new Bag, Borrow, Steal, is faboosh. They will send this glorious gem to your home free of charge at the rental price of just $64/week!

The Kate Spade Sherwood-Ida bag is too kitsch for me to pass up. A retro 1970’s owl man would be slammin with some bell bottoms, clod-hopping wedges, and a drapey, open front cardi. Yes please!

marc and juergen

September 8, 2009

there’s been a lot of controversy over marc jacob’s most current campaign photo, featuring makeup artist dick page and his husband kissing in various scenes throughout manhattan and long island. although juergen and marc have been known to produce provacative imagery and scandalous editorials together, its surprising that of all the nudity and racy photos the pair have put out into the world, that two clothed men, engaged in loving, non-gratuitous activity, causes the greatest uproar, not even allowed to run in vogue.

i cannot wait for the day when the majority of this country gets over their ridiculous homophobia. we’re looking at the work of one of the industry’s best photographers, best designers and best makeup artists. and that should be quite enough, thank you.

all of this is coinciding with the imminent release of the book “marc jacobs advertising by juergen teller 1998-2009” next week. which will be a whole lotta sinfully perfect eye candy.

check out these brilliant interviews with ny time’s “the moment” and index magazine.

Marc by Marc and Chairlift for Saks: Fall ’09 goes back to Brooklyn

August 30, 2009

Saks released their new Chairlift music videos today featuring the band frolicking about Brooklyn in Marc by Marc Jacobs.

This clever move by Saks is sure to create some buzz as they style the whimsical graphic tee’s, colorful stripes, slouchy boots, and A-mazing bags on the very hip and still, sort of, underground band of hipsters. The 4 videos feature different looks on all 3 band mates and a running ticker at the bottom divulges what each is wearing.

Only slightly cheesy, I’m sure this video will have the teen set dying for the twee, Peter Bjorn and John meets Karen O sounds of Chairlift that go perfect with Marc Jacob’s more whimsical and young diffusion line. In the days of experiential marketing, Saks is showing some market savvy.

Personally, I’m dying for the Petal to the Metal Sasha Shoulder bag. The black leather with exposed zippers and heavy hardware is still grungey enough for fall, but is sweetened by the swallow clasps that are reminiscent of rock-a-billy tattoos. Again, dying for it.

Check all 4 videos out at

new article! ad campaigns!

July 14, 2009

i’m quite excited…i’ve been asked to write a fashion column for the chicago flame, a small newspaper in chicago, and my first article just went up! i’d love for you all to check it out!

also exciting…fall ad campaigns are emerging, which is always a lovely time. sneak peak!











ardent hypocrisy / resort part deux

June 26, 2009

i’m a terrible shit of hypocrite. luckily this is my blog, and i can do what i want.

i have been perusing, daily, my veritable scroll of fashion blogs, looking for something that is inspiring…and not that there isn’t a wealth of brilliance being parlayed to and fro in the blogging world right now, i’m just tired of searching for something to inspire me. i was thinking about this yesterday evening (pre-yslgasm) and was a little weirded out by, not my lack of interest in blogging, because i adore blogging and sassafras wholeheartedly, but by my complete and utter inability to be inspired by what i was finding. or not finding, rather. i then realized, i’d been searching so hard to see what everyone else was posting, which images were floating around, that i’d made an egregious lapse in keeping up with the foundation of it all. recently, i’ve not been reading my magazines much, and had hardly perused the resort collections…i had been keeping up with cheeky trends and quick fix info, but not with what i really fell in love with in the first place. the designers, their 3 collection/year perpetuation of fashion, my magazines, the grandeur of the industry. once i made that realization and went back to the basics, i breathed a sigh of relief, and instantly felt revitalized…it was exactly what i had been looking for.

this entire existential rant is part explanation, part apology for reneging on what i so aggressively stated in my previous post i would not do: post resort. i shan’t go crazy…just a few of my favorite looks. despite this post’s every parallel to the cliche fashion blogger, i do hope you enjoy.

mama’s going back to the basics today. it is, after all, always important to remember where you came from.

sonia rykiel: ohmygod. if anything says summer…it’s this collection. abso-freaking-lutely adorable, and it was incredibly difficult to only post 4 looks. you must check out the entire collection immediately. the shoes are unbelievable, and i LOVE the colors and respective color combinations. so much slouch, and so totally everything i’d want to live in all summer song.

chanel: i absolutely ADORE karl lagerfeld’s annual approach to resort. he always chooses (or fabricates) an unbelievable location which instantly evokes travel and summer and all things resort-like. and i mean, he created 78 looks…seriously? those boots, the jewels, the 20s inspired hair-dos, the sun glasses on a stick…he makes resort so much fun, and it should be. summer inspires fun, once-a-year type activities more than any other season. we should all be dressed just as joyfully.

marc jacobs: i love his marriage of ethnic prints and proportions with the schmaltz of ’80s gold and prints. there’s so much character and humor infused into this collection. and those shoes…a big old wedge kills me everytime.

**edit: i’m getting such a kick out of this, a third post will follow. i am thinking of you guys here…at least i’m trying to break up the madness that is my mind right now.

mmm…good, good looks

March 22, 2009

So I know fashion month is over, and I’m a little late with this…but having just started this blog, I figure it’s allowable.

Some of my favorite looks from New York (London, Milan and Paris will come later this week):

I loved BCBG Max Azria’s oversized, uber-structured coats

Love love the cheekiness of the glasses and these fabulous palazzos from Jenni Kayne…told you I love all things oversized.

Peter Som…such good styling

Two of my favorite things: Jessica Stam and Rodarte. I really love how strong the Mulleavy sisters’ point of view is…you can certainly always tell a Rodarte piece.

This Marc Jacobs look is insane…the boots, the turban, the draping with the sleeves, those sunglasses…I would wear ALL of this, exactly how it’s styled.

I wish I could wear hats. Everything looks so fabulous with a fedora. And bell sleeves. Jil Sander knows this obviously.

I loved the random swimming cap-esque headpieces from Threeasfour. I’m also a sucker for good draping of any kind.

Zero + Maria Cornejo. I’m also a sucker for zippers…and unbelievable shoulders.

3.1 Phillip Lim…soooooooooooo good. I loved the cropped wigs. Reminiscent of YSL last fall. Which I loved, of course.

There are sooooo many more amazing looks out there, this is by no means a representation of “the best of the best.” Just merely a taste of some that really stood out to me (thank god for lookbooks).