Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage sweater coat.

Saw this vintage sweater coat on 5inchandup's bloggity blog today and it has inspired me to hit up some vintage stores.  You can find such incredibly creative and dramatic winter pieces in the second-hand world that typically would cost an arm and a leg in regular retail. This shot is a nice reminder of that.

Friday, December 2, 2011

That hair.

I went berserk for this editorial mainly because of Mona Johannesson's hair. It is impossible for a haircut like that to not steal the show.

Eurowoman Magazine
Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dress up.

I don't often dress up so I tend to use the holiday season as an excuse to make up for my year round love of casual wear. This Zara number is way too much fun to pass up.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sheer sport.

I love this delicate sheer and sport combo. Knit is Topshop, sport bra is Nike...obviously.

Image courtesy of

Monday, November 28, 2011


A cool, comfortable editorial for Diesel. I haven't paid much attention to the brand since the mid 2000s but this is a good reminder to revisit the label.

Amica Italia December 2011
Images courtesy of The Fashion Spot

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The grey sweatshirt.

An ode to the grey sweatshirt. Is there anything better? The one piece of clothing I feel my absolute true self in.

Images courtesy of agnijagrigule.tumblr,, Vogue Paris, Elle, Stockholm Streetstyle, Fashion Gone Rogue, Franks-Place

Monday, November 21, 2011



I rented the film Beginners a few days ago and thought it was absolutely fantastic. Beautifully written, stellar performances (Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer) and incredibly touching. Of course, I also couldn't help but notice the clothes.  I was completely mesmerized by the incredibly cool style of actress Mélanie Laurent. It is certainly not the first time I have been in awe of a French actress's wardrobe, but there wasn't one frame in this film where she didn't look perfectly chic. Her hooded pea coat stood out the most for me, especially when worn with her torn up grey sweatshirt and sneaks. I am heading to a vintage shop this weekend to snag one as well as a vibrant kimono. I also loved the cream cotton button up with the black blazer and her killer hat worn unexpectedly with a hooded sweatshirt. Her style was wonderfully effortless and she charmingly repeated pieces throughout the film, an approach to film styling I always adore.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Zara November.

Another incredibly well styled lookbook for Zara. No surprise that the mens look in the first photograph has me already running to the door, if only just to grab that beautiful sheer blue blouse. November can be such a dreary month so I am also thrilled to see so many colorful florals. The button up above is a definite stand out piece for me, I would love to sport that under a leather jacket.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Arm party for one.

The arm candy overload has pushed me to the other end of the spectrum. This photo is a perfect example of a simpler piece making just as strong a statement.

Photo courtesy of carolinesmode

Friday, November 4, 2011

Double scarves.

I came across this shot from Maison Scotch's extremely well styled fall campaign. The double scarves totally caught my eye. I don't think I've seen this look pulled off before but I really really like how it's working here. It's a nice way to incorporate scarves that don't have the warmth you need but are just too pretty to put away for winter.

Image courtesy of scotch-soda

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Last Thursday in SoHo, Carhartt opened up their first US store of their brother label Carhartt Work in Progress. I am certain we will start seeing this label pop up everywhere given the overwhelming trend of heritage brands these days. Luckily, if you're cool with Carhartt's original pieces you can score them at stores like Mark's Work Wearhouse or Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World . How easy is that?

Image courtesy of The Sartorialist. 
Carhartt toque

Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter sneaks.

Since my running shoe infatuation continues to overtake my wardrobe, I thought it appropriate to post some pics of Thomas Tait's stellar show from London's recent fashion week. Although intended for spring, I'm still feeling inspired to adopt this color themed look for winter. A pair of Thomas Tait customized Nikes would certainly help, but I think a regular ol' black and white pair will do the trick.

Images courtesy of 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Color me badd.

I need to raid Fresh Prince's closet. I will be hunting this ball cap down for next summer.

L'Officiel Paris November 2011/ 2012 Cruise collections.
Image courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tokyo Fashion Week - Anrealage

The oh so talented Susie Bubble brought this recent collection by Tokyo based label Anrealage to my attention. The label's SS 2012 show for Tokyo's Fashion Week was appropriately titled "Shell". I love the optical illusion of the everyday shapes.  The technique brings to mind Rachel Comey's photographed argyle prints from her recent spring collection, they too created an interesting fabric illusion.  I am becoming more and more a fan of innovative design techniques, especially subtler ones like these.

Images courtesy stylebubble