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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)


thanks, marie claire

August 7, 2009

ashley appears in this stunning editorial in marie claire next month, and the whole thing is absolutely beautiful. if i had a shot of myself framed by a beautiful antique doorway, wearing a high-slit gown perfectly draped around my body, i’m pretty sure i’d die happy.

from the interview:

“I think you’re either born with a sense of style or you’re not,” Ashley says in her small, soft voice, giving her knuckles a loud crack. “Either you care or you don’t. And we”—she and Mary-Kate—”love fashion.

“The dark eyeliner, the scarf around the head—it’s just so interesting and natural.”

“Mary-Kate and I are very aware of trends and style, but at the end of the day, we don’t even think twice about it. It’s just, What do I feel like wearing today, and how do I want to put it together?”

“The amount of beautiful things we’ve ruined—not having the patience for a tailor and cutting everything ourselves … My sister once took an Alaïa dress of mine and just cut the whole thing, and then she was like, ‘I cut it too short.'”

“Mary-Kate and I don’t think about fashion as these clean, beautiful objects. We just kind of wear it and live in it.”