9/26/2011

RESTLESS //

I kind of love Ashley Smith, maybe it was catching a glimps of her big toothy grin while shopping the dairy section of Whole Foods a while back that had me hooked on her natural, girl next door/tom boyish charm. Either way, I love this editorial as it has me dreaming of the crisp, sweater-filled, fall days ahead...

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9/17/2011

ANN SOFIE BACK ATELJE//

Such serious girl crush material: Inasumuch as she's the creative director of Cheap Monday, Ann-Sofie Back doesn't need to prove that she can design wearable clothes. Her label Ann-Sofie Back Atelje, which she shows in tandem with her diffusion brand, Back, provides her a platform to experiment and make pieces that are distinctive and unconventional. With her latest Atelje collection, Back took an interesting tack on that, exploring the Scandinavian concept of jantelagen, which defines a whole set of cultural values around the suppression of individuality. (via style.com)


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9/15/2011

BALENCIAGA RESORT//

Video Resort 2012 Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Directed by Steven Meisel

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CALVIN SPRING 2012 //

Fransisco let go of some of the iconic sculpting this season and went a bit soft, romantic, ethereal and sexy... What did you think?

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KRAKOFF //

Here's more of those beautiful sherbets... seen in REED KRAKOFF s/s 12'.

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9/14/2011

SHERBETS //

I really love all the pastels coming down the runway. Sherbets back to black and white look really fresh.... and Lim never disappoints me does he!?

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9/10/2011

NEED //


What a great rug. I saw this at a friend of ours and was in LOVE. I guess THEY still make it. Yes they, I won't exactly say who THEY are... find out for yourself here.

... and photo is from this book. Dreamy.

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9/08/2011

LAST DAYS OF SUMMER //

I would like to take a moment to commence the 1st day of fall (in fashion terms meaning the 1st day I wore long sleeves, suede boots and leather leggings) by sharing with you two photos / one week.
Monday in NYC... last denim days of Summer.
Wednesday in NYC... unwinding after a long day at the office with a whisky.
You know what that means, fall is coming. Whisky nights and sweaters. Sweet.

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A MMM MAGAZINE //


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"IF"

We all know my boyfriend is awesome (because, well he is my boyfriend) but I was quite amused with his very articulated answer and the amount of thought that went into his reply when I asked him to check out the work of the photogrpaher MARK BORTHWICK (whom I am completely starry eyed over). This is what he said and raised a very valid question, does anyone know the answer? Can you help put our IF's to bed? Well his IF's because I don't really mind either way, I think his work is gorg-o-ramma.

"So here are my thoughts on the work of Mark Borthwick:
IF (and that’s an IF that I do not have an answer to) IF his photos do not have post production work, IF this is his ability to capture this surreal luminosity through the act of taking a photo and skill in the dark room then I very much like. I very much like that the photos are completely banal, I mean you or I could go out and take photos very much like his – the subject matter, composition and palette are simple however, they then become something more with his use of light.
I like them…depending on the IF."

Can you tell he is an architect?? hahah cracks me up.

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9/07/2011

COMMON WOMAN //

I feel like I have just met my new fall boot. Funny enough, Woman by Common Projects also made my summer sandal of 2011... me-ow. They are too good.

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9/06/2011

GALLO //

This ones for my Wife Kristin... Awesome wife, awesome.

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THE HOOD //

I mean I guess if I am going to participate in FNO then I guess I could go to these!? Then maybe wander down to see MARK BORTHWICK auctioning off his polaroids at MARIA CORNEJO!?!? What are you doing? And why do I secretly kinda dislike this made up new holiday/tradition of what is now known as 'FNO'? ugh... What about Fashions Night In (FNI)? oww....

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MONDAY VIBES //

How amazing is this chunk-o-ramma sweater with a built in messenger strap by 3.1 Phillip Lim... and don't even get me started on the MMM hotel... Vibey.

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9/02/2011

AQUA MIST //

AQUA MIST // have a good weekend kittens.

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JUSTINS JAMS //

Get your jam on with Justin Miller of DFA records ... amazing playlists here. If your in NY he is playing PS1 tomorrow...

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