Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
photo credit: www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com
the sartorialist, heralded as one of the top 100 design influences by time magazine (and rightfully so!) takes the simple concept of streetwear into a fashion blog filled with nostaligia, carpe-diem culture, and functionality. on august 12th, the sartorialist book by the sartorialist himself scott schuman will be released.
one of my favorite destinations on the web, the sartorialist is forever chic, trendy but original, and features apparel from all walks of life. the book is to be looked forward to, from the man who may have put street fashion into (high-fashion) relevence.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
blouse-y, floral print tops are seen in street fashion, with the weather now warming up. not a literal interpretation of 1960s hippie, woodstock garb, but a chic yet breathable spring style trend. pair with contradicting pieces like tuxedo vests or harsh/masculine jewelry and accessories, and flounce out to conquer spring!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
basics are great. no need to stress about wavering trends or flattering/unflattering prints. problem is these days, especially with american apparel's seemingly breakneck growth expansion (a new one seems to pop up everywhere i turn a la starbucks circa 2003) i, for one have problems with wearing my salt and pepper zip up hoody and seeing a good twelve other people, male and female, sporting the same article of clothing. so whats a person with an affinity for minimalism and no-nonsense dressing to do? find other basics. my favorites of the moment come from the japanese retailer, muji. with stores all over the world, muji in the states are only in new york city. tough for someone in los angeles, but i happen to adore the concept of online shopping and shipping. unisex chic, muji also carries home goods, furniture, and other knick knacks. wonderfully simple, not over thought, muji is the worldy and thinking person's basics.
more information: http://www.muji.eu/index.asp
Monday, March 30, 2009
for those of you who haven't seen kanye west recently, amber rose may seem like a slightly weird, odd publicity stunt of the (self-proclaimed) voice of this generation. however, even those of us who do follow mr. west (his caps-filled blogs, mac book air paparazzi assaulting, announcing his retirement from music to conquer the fashion world etc etc etc) amber rose remains a mystery. with no real credits to her name (alias?) and the always ambiguous "model" title, amber rose seems like literal arm candy to kanye. but upon further inspection, amber possesses wicked style. futuristic robot-esque, taking the fantastical route of rihanna's avant-garde futuristic look (rihanna's futurism almost goes gothic), i for one am loving amber rose's goggle shades, technicolor leggings, and gutsy bald head.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
peace, love, and chocolate, indeed. vosges haute chocolat, with locations in chicago, nyc, and las vegas, is the chocolate world's answer to clothing boutiques. vosges offers exotic flavors, such as chili peppers, wasabi and ginger, and the famed (or infamous?) bacon. the flavors are subtle, more of an after-taste and curious "what was that?". less fear factor, more delicate. the chocolate itself is smooth and luxurious, and vosges' appropriately named stores, boutiques, are mod and charming.
Friday, March 27, 2009
the huntington library, art collections, and botanical gardens. the triple threat of the los angeles museums. once known only for its stuffiness and retired-folks vibe, the huntington has reshaped itself into including contemporary and asian art, including a newly opened chinese garden and pond.
no longer just for couples in tweed, the huntington in san marino california is nostalgic and romantic. for art buffs, the american art collection is impressive (gainsborough, hopper...). pieces in the art collection include not only paintings, but furniture and silverware, for the rococo art decorator inside all of us. feel as if youre in another time, another place, where decadence, pursuit of beauty and intelligence rule, and get a glimpse into the "haves" (vs the have nots) of the stratified early 18th century society.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
fall 09 runway
l: maison martin margiela
r: zero + maria cornejo
call it strange act of modesty, but designers are exhibiting coverage. albeit, foot coverage with shrinking minis, but boot sandal hybrids are seemingly a recent trend. flashes of skin, either the toes and heels, or the oh-so-modest arch of the foot, boot sandals are geometric with design in mind.
unexpected, definitely not strappy, a departure from season's-past booties, boot sandals offer surprising new forms of footwear.
information: http://alexanderwang.com/, http://www.maisonmartinmargiela.com/, http://www.eluxury.com/
from celebrity super-duo and fashion icons mary-kate and ashley olsen comes elizabeth and james, their expectantly tres hip line. reflecting mk & a's always chic, always effortless look, elizabeth and james will surely start trends, much like their mother minds. hardware jewelry is an aesthetic favored by the fab sisters, and they graciously bring their tastes to adoring and eager consumers.
fashion editorial favorite alexis bittar offers dramatic and statement-making jewelry. instant cool comes from just one of his pieces, but don't overwhelm when wearing multiple. here, alexis bittar's answer to the trend of hardware jewelry with organic and natural forms. twig-like, coral-like, almost takes the "hard" out of hardware. but then again, it's difficult to forget that material trumps trompe l'oeil flexibility.
information: http://eluxury.com/ElizabethandJames.html, http://alexisbittar.com/product.php?productid=19842&cat=280&page=1&defvarid=8716