Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blue Suede Shoes

Look what came in the mail today!

I've wanted this particular pair of shoes for quite some time. I was sort of waiting for them to go on sale or hunting for something similar. I just couldn't commit--until, that is, the original color I wanted (black) sold out online. I just knew I had to snag a pair (in blue)! Chalk it up to fate or destiny, whatever you like. They're mine now!

They photograph well, too, don't they? I can't wait to sport these. Unfortunately, I am sick as a dog, so these beauties will stay nestled in their box until I get back on my feet and back into my footwear!

Hope all is well with you!


Monday, March 29, 2010


Me and a friend went out for dinner (at Butter) and a movie (Alice in Wonderland) Friday night. I was, of course, freezing because I didn't bother checking the forecast to find out that the temperature was going to drop into the teens. Big mistake! In just a trench coat and dress, I ran all over the city jumping in cabs and ducking inside coffee shops for warmth.

As promised, the shoes I choose:

But don't they remind you of these?

Prada Fall 07'

Here's the rest of what I wore. I'll repeat, I was drastically underdressed for an early spring evening in NYC. 

Terribly sorry for the background! Dorm rooms are not exciting places to photograph!

Wearing an embellished dress by To The Max, my favorite tights by Merona for Target, my BCBGirls shoes.

Vintage rhinestone ring.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Decisions, Decisions...

Oh, the conundrum that two darling (and moderately uncomfortable) pairs of my favorite gray heels present. Which one? Which to wear?

Let's think:

I'll show you the shoe I choose tomorrow. Off to bed now. After seeing Alice in Wonderland, I think I am in for some awesome dreams tonight!

Hope you get some REM sleep, too!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two of a kind

I found this picture (of myself) and I had to share it alongside Michael Jackson, who obviously inspired me that day. Look at that pose! Gosh, we could be twins!

Photo: Ira Mark Gostin/Associated Press

Monday, March 22, 2010


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As I write this I am already back in NYC, but I went home last weekend for spring break. It was nice to be home. I am already excited to come back for some sun and summer heat! Think of all the clothes that have been neglected all winter that we'll all be sporting soon! I can't wait.

A shot of the NM Sandia mountains.

The weather when I left NY was crazy, apparently. I heard the words "flood" and "hurricane" more than once from friends in the area! However, I came back to some delightfully warm weather in NM! (NYC wasn't far behind with great weather, though.) 

I decided, while I was home, that it was time to put my vintage finds to work. This is what I came up with. Click for a much larger image.

For lunch and a day out with friend's from home:
Gap sweater and v-neck t-shirt, vintage skirt, lion belt from Ebay, and shoes by Pink.

I wore this to run some errands around town. My dogs decided to join me for this shoot. They got in the way, but they kept me laughing. They're too cute!

Back to what I'm wearing here: vintage leopard scarf, trapeze top from the Gap, navy cashmere sweater from Gap, skirt (P.S. I love this skirt! I wear it obsessively.) from a shop in Durango, Colorado, and red flats from Urban Outfitters.

Not sure what I did this day, but I remember that it was chilly! Quite bipolar looks on my face. Smiles and a frown (it's hard to get a good shot!).

Vintage vest, shirt from Target, BCBG jeans, and Seychells shoes (which, can I just say, have had a weird smell from their gold finish since the day I bought them. Odd, right?).

I wore this to my aunt's wedding last Saturday. I was also listening to the Wicked soundtrack, which made this shoot really fun and very sucessful! (Seven good shots is a miracle for me!) If you blog and you haven't done this, you need to try shooting to some music!
Wearing: 80's vintage black blazer, BCBGeneration dress, Mati pearls that I received as a graduation gift, a bow clip in my hair, and shoes from the Sigerson Morrison for Target line. 

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thrifting in Brooklyn

It's been a few weekends now, but I wanted to share my finds from a vintage shopping trip in Brooklyn. A friend and I decided to go to Park Slope, Brooklyn. We got really lost (since we had never been out to Brooklyn before) but we found our stores, which were all within ten minutes of each other.  I wore heels and thought I was going to die when we got to the first store, but I was quickly distracted from my foot pain by some very stylish vintage clothing!

The (painful) shoes I wore for the outing.

The bags of goodies I came home with!

First stop? Hooti Couture. Owner Alison is just a riot and her prices are right. The shop is pretty compact, but full of great things (especially the jewelry). I found a vintage YSL bag for $50, but sadly left it behind, and my friend got a sequined and beaded bolero from the 80s in great condition for just over $30. 

Check out Alison's website for more info.: Hooti Couture 

Next, we headed a few blocks over to Odd Twin. I really loved this place. The clothes are marked by their decade, the prices are reasonable, and there's a lot to choose from. Belts, jewelry, and scarves were plentiful, but there weren't many bags to choose from. 

I got a wish answered! I had been looking for a black blazer, but what I found at Odd Twin was more than I had hoped for and for just $24. The blazer has tuxedo type cut, is velvet, and has pearl buttons.  Heaven! 

A button was loose and a inch of lining needed to be re-sewn. Simple quick fixes and it fit perfectly!

The jacket on me.

Buttons on the jacket sleeve.

My second find of the day: a high-waisted, kilt style, circle skirt. It hit just above the knee. Perfect for my "petite" (let's use a nice word for short) frame. I got this for $24.

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Front view of the skirt.

The skirt's pleats from behind.

The last stop of the day was Yona Lee Vintage. It was a little pricier than Odd Twin. It was a well edited store, had a great selection of coats, and a 25% off sale!

You can find Yona Lee Vintage at: 
186 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

I found a great menswear style vest. (I wanted a real men's vest, but sadly I am petite and they made me look really childish). It's a rose color and is made of thick wool. An exciting find, for sure, at $20!

Back view of the vest.

The last purchase of the day was this scarf. My friend pulled it out of a box full of scarfs and I remarked on how cute it was. She let try me it out and I'll admit that it looked a little outlandish on first glance. Gray and black sheer leopard print with gold thread running through it? Yeah, no! But once I put it on and found out its price ($10) I was sold! 

Expect a review of how I wore these soon. My goal is to style and photograph the pieces I bought in Brooklyn while I'm here at home. If you get a chance to go shopping in Park Slope, you definitely should! It was a great day and I definitely found some lovely vintage pieces!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Paris Parts 1, 2, and 3

Oh, I went a little crazy compiling looks from Paris, but there was clearly a lot to choose from. I tried my hand at some collages. For not using image software in a while, I'd say it went pretty well. Have a look (click on the picture for a larger version):

1. Rick Owens- Quite a powerful statement here. Super heros! 2. Looks from Mcqueen's final collection. Ornate and thouroughly impressive. 3. Ann Demeulemeester- I love this red, also used in 4. (but not) 5. by Maison Martin Margiela. 6. Great mix of leopard and gold at Balmain. 7. Vionnet 8
Shorts at Azarro9. and 11. Céline looks by Phoebe Philo. 10. and 12. Dior- one casual look and one devistatingly cute blue dress.

1. Giles Deacon- leather top and skirt. 2. and 3. Two full skirted looks from Louis Vuitton (one of them in great brown leather). One of the best collections this season, in my humble opinion. 4., 6., and 9. Dries Van Noten- I loved the leopard scarf. A great touch! 5. and 8. Balenciaga- layered peach dress and a newsprint top over skinny cut pants. 7. Stella McCartney. 10., 14., and 16. Obviously, I loved Lanvin. Alber Elbaz really hit it out of the park with his pleating and tailoring. 11. Ostrich bow heels at Vuitton. 12. Another Vuitton look. This bustled skirt is really amazing. I love it pared with the sweater. A cardigan would look great, too. 13. Two looks from Chloe. This collection hit a chord with me. Very classic and wearable. 15. Balenciaga heels- we'll definitely see these in print soon. Looks like a loafer made from children's toys. 17. Dries wedges.

1. Giambattista Valli. 2Stella McCartney- a train added to a beautiful  hot pink, silk t-shirt dress. 3. Purple YSL look- abundant color in this collection. 4. Valentino. 5. Black and white YSL look with a fur shawl. 6. Miu Miu. 7. Hermès long, black, leather trench. 8. Rochas- This collection was one of my favorites. Tons of color at Rochas! 9. Roland Mouret. 10. Valentino white mini dress. This is really well tailored--sorry you can't see it very well! 11. and 15. Valli again, but these skirts are just amazing! 12. YSL- If this an excuse to wear yellow, I'm so in! 13Hermès- pumpkin colored tights are definietely something to consider. 14. A similar color at Miu Miu in a cute mini dress. 16Stella McCartney's red lace is just beautiful. 17. and 22. Nina Ricci ensemble and shoe. Copping also showed sheer back dress and blouses (as seen below 5.). Gorgeous detail. 18. and 20. More Rochas, more color, more fantastic cuts! 19. YSL royal blue look, but the feather detail in the back is just beautiful. 21. YSL shoe.

How exhausting! I've got some fun things in the works, though now I need a break as compiling this post was a few weeks in the works! The warm weather here at home is definitely reviving me from a winter slump. A good thing because I hear the weather has been just awful since I left NYC.

Hope you enjoyed this!


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ideas? And Chanel

I'm in the middle of compiling my picks from the Paris shows and another post from a thrifting trip I took this weekend. I'm also going home this week, but I'm trying to think of how to jazz up the blog with a new header. I'm just not sure how do it: a drawing, a graphic, etc... Throw any ideas you have at me.

Meanwhile, I was looking at Chanel last night and I started laughing. Chanel isn't usually funny,  but how great was it to see models dressed like Yettis in fur pants, jackets, and bags? Definitely a needed breath of fresh air after a few very serious seasons...

Impeccably well cut fur pants. I wonder how these would feel on...

More great boots seen here with a fur skirt suit.

Fur added to the classic Chanel suit.

A ruffly confection with those boots!

I really like how the shoe part of this boot has a glacy, icy feel to it.

Ice-like, lucite heel.

A fur bag never looked so good.

Only Karl could make arctic weather exciting. For now, though, I am waiting for spring!

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