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It’s the Box Social Dahling: Boy by Band of Outsiders S/S ’10

September 14, 2009

I think it was my friend Tripp that first labeled my personal style Hampton chic, often clad in a pinstriped oxford, brown Sperry Topsiders, and 3/4 length blazer, I like to think I walk on the edgier side of preppy. Boy by Band of Outsiders Spring 2010 line is perfectly Hampton chic. I would wear almost every piece in this collection, from the blousey seer sucker tops to the double breasted jackets and cropped pants (they even have the season’s token jumpsuit in there).

So far, in terms of wearability and sheer chic-ness, Boy by Band of Outsiders is by and far one of my favorite lines for Spring 2010.
This Thai fisherman/harem pant is beachy and sexy paired with an off the shoulder tee.
LOVE the bandage skirt with this seer sucker blouse.

Single button tux with a casual loafer and cap, sure, Chuck Bass.

Gots to have my jumpsuit. Also, I’m digging Sternberg’s take on the gladiator sandal.

This guys looks fabulous in a sunset inspired shirt and black jacket. It is half hippy half hipster.

My uniform for life.

Again, the hippy meets prepster cool aesthetic I dig so much about this line. I want this dress for a beach cover up.

The suspendered, cuffed, cropped pants and jacket have an A-mazing boyfriend fit. A slouchy look I’m always trying to acheive.

Too good for words!

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Preen S/S ’10

September 12, 2009

For the past few seasons Preen has been a consistent favorite of mine. There is something about this British design duo’s constant push to do something different, the properly fresh clothes they put down the catwalk that make me swoon. Preen’s S/S 2010 collection was a breath of fresh air for me on day 2 of NY Fashion Week. Unlike many other designers “black” heavy collections, they started their show with light as air grey and neon yellow dresses, to be followed with metallic silver pants and fiercely shouldered blouses and suits (yes, shoulder pads are back, we may as well just embrace it). Moving through a black to then a gold, and finally pink color scheme, lace, cords, and more metallics were used to tie this stunningly forward collection together.

And did I mention the stunning addition of shoes to Preen’s oeuvre? I’m dying for the mustard colored corded ankle strap heels.

I love the straps on this edgy LBD.

I would like to wear this ensemble to work everyday, chic with a capital “C.”

Black lace abounded per the boudoir trend of Fall ’09 carrying into Spring.

JUMPSUIT! Love this pretty pink with the bow detail at the ankle.

I could’ve posted the entire show, as I died for it. Check it at


Prabal Gurung S/S ’10

September 12, 2009

In his second collection at New York Fashion Week, much buzz has already been generated around rookie designer Prabal Gurung. And the delivery was only sort of there. While there were pieces that I truly loved, the beginning of the collection started out weakly. But once the electric blue, one-shouldered cocktail dress made its appearance, things were uphill from there. From tailored menswear inspired tuxedos to drapey gowns, Gurung’s green is slowly fading away. This collection shows him mastering classics and I will surely be looking for more creativity in seasons to come.

Love the collar on this bad boy, plus black and blue, so YSL!

Hand painted cocktail dress? Yes Please!

The bowtie lapel on this is ingenius. I’m seeing Diane Keaton at the Oscars.

Though the cut of this dress is nothing special, the feather skirt is to die for!

MACin up on it

September 1, 2009

my first blog for second city style went up today! check it out: “M.A.C. cosmetics gears up to hit the catwalks.” share your comments!

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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).