Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wild Things

Where The Wild Things Are X Opening Ceremony

I am anxiously ANXIOUSLY awaiting the theatrical release of Where the Wild Things Are, but for now I can gaze longingly at Opening Ceremony's WTWTA collection- Faux fur, exposed zippers (!), and feminine details, all inspired by the book and film's adorable fantasy creatures. Not sure if I'd like wearing a faux fur dress, (seems rather hot to me), but I'd probably rock the Max suit. It even comes in a sweatshirt version if you'd rather not be dressed in a onesie.

From top- Max suit $610.00; K.W. fitted dress, $460.00
Ira t-shirt dress, $460.00; & Alexander mini skirt, $220.00

Monday, September 28, 2009

Things I love right this second.

This may be the third time I've apologized for not blogging enough, but I'm going to do it again; I'm so sorry! AND I had a really cool outfit post planned but a *certain someone* is apparently having issues uploading my photos. So until I get access to those I am unable to construct all these plans.

But anyway, back to the post.

1. Ethnic Prints

Now, I don't know if it's PC to say "ethnic" prints, actually I'm pretty sure it's not but I can't think of an all-encompassing word to include Scandinavian, Navajo-an, African, etc. prints. (If you know of one, let me know.) Regardless, I love them right now and if that damn A&F sweater wasn't $160, I'd buy it right now.

"Sally" cardigan, $160.00 & "Julie" sweater, $200.00
both Abercrombie & Fitch

2. Harnesses

I love anything that can be as equally dainty as it is edgy. These harnesses look great over tanks and tees, so they can still work for fall. I'd love to try the first look under a boyfriend blazer, something unexpected, perhaps with a white tee instead.

Bliss Lau "Diamond Dress" harness, $327.00 (was $653.00)

3. Fresh Faces & Flyaway Hair

Perhaps it's because due to my being consistently broke that I've let my highlights and bangs grow out that I am attracted to this look. I really like center parts right now, that "wash n' go" look that isn't overly styled with a shit-ton of product. In fact, I think what really draws me to this is the clean, fresh makeup (hellooooo gorgeous skin!) juxtaposed with the dirty, "haven't shampooed in a few days" hair. Effortless without looking gross and lazy.

Anna de Rijk & Abbey Lee in the best runway of all Spring 2010 RTW
Burberry Prorsum. (I think we can all agree on this.)

4. Exposed Zippers

Particularly if they are contrasting with the fabric. I recently bought this shirt from Urban Outfitters, and now I'm hooked. Or, zipped. No wait, that doesn't make sense...

5. Cross-body bags

I'm starting to grow tired of 2 of my accessory staples: obscenely large and slouchy handbags that are black. I still love black (anything) BUT I'm starting to experiment more with mixing black with brown or navy. Or even white and cream. And something just clicked in my head that turned me on to cross-body bags with longer chains or straps than the short handled satchels that I usually require. And I love these bags because they are cheap but still look expensive and slightly resemble the classic Chanel bags that I covet...

in dark purple and cream, available at Topshop

Monday, September 14, 2009

Busy busy!

I am SO sorry guys! I started back to school a couple of weeks ago and I have been super busy, and really this blog has been the last thing on my mind. But I did want to share with you about my awesomely awesome weekend- I worked backstage at the Cleveland Women's Show and had so much fun. Lots of networking and internship possibilities, plus I got to meet Jonathan Kayne from season 3 of Project Runway AND work backstage for his fashion show. I worked on a total of 5 runway shows and had a blast! So anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still here and haven't forgotten about you! New posts soon, I promise!

(Some of) The Kent State Fashion Student Organization with Jonathan Kayne. (I'm in the back on the left with the blonde hair, hehe)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Socks and Happy September

Now that fall is arriving (after like what, a 2-week summer?) I must come to terms with the end of my sock-free days and force myself to put away my sandals and flip-flops. Such a sad time of the year for me, I love being barefoot or as close to is as possible.

I've never been much of a white sock fan, reminds me too much of gym class. So I found this fun article on Valet via notcouture. And yes, I'm aware Valet is a men's fashion site, but I enjoy it and find it interesting nonetheless. Swedish designers Viktor Tell and Mikael Soderlindh of the line Happy Socks give us loud-and-obnoxiously-printed sock fans the do's and don'ts of wearing colorful footwear.

Rule #1- Keep argyles for fall and winter and then come spring, break out the polka dots and lighter colors.

Rule #2- There's a fine line between looking daring and looking Punky Brewster. Wear colorful socks with tailored clothes or a great pair of denim. Striped socks and your ripped jeans, not a good combination.

Rule #3- We love colorful socks with loafers and shorts. It's very 1950's collegiate with a modern twist.

Rule #4- Don't go too wild. Neon green socks with a pastel suit are just plain Willy Wonka. But we love a hot pink sock peeking out from a black tie suit. Shocking enough to be appreciated.

To read the full article click here. But be aware of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. I've never had to proofread an article before I re-published it here!

Or you can just visit the Happy Socks website. My favorites are the "Joker" and the "Optic" socks =)

What do you guys think of flashy socks?