Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta AW13

This makes my heart happy and stimulates my brain. I'm excited that Tomas Maier took his cue from the 1940's but completely modernized it. Peplums re-imagined vertical and upside down. Using abstract expressionism style of art to quietly nod to the artist of that period.Taking the modern black dress and speeding it forward to the future with details from the past(Asian and Noir). This show felt new and inspiring, which honestly, is the first for AW13 so far. Bravo, BV!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali AW 13

She's still doing what she does best. Norma Kamali doesn't try to reinvent the "fashion" wheel, but she does use tried and true silhouettes and takes it a step further...without compromising wearability. 

A quilted bomber jacket extended past the waist to create more of a dress coat silhouette.....holy shit. Amazing!
Those are safety pins. I love me some safety pins.
Sleek quilted cocoon jacket. Perfection.
This reminds me of a bedspread...but in the most beautiful way possible.
Classic 40's detailing/Norma detailing
Full length peplum good. Also, this outfit reminds me of what En Vogue wore in their Free Your Mind video. Which is awesome.
I think this is her most relatable look.
Ahhh...I love illusion lace. It's so sexy.
My addiction to jumpsuits is gaining more momentum after this one!
Another sweet peplum belt but this is a little more sporty! 
I could totally see a cool downtown girl wearing this..only to show up somewhere and some upper eastside lady wearing it too. Which is awesome and funny at the same time.

Friday, February 15, 2013

wide and blue

I recently found some 90's baggy Jill Stuart jeans thrifting. I got them with the intention to look super chic like the girls above. But we will see. I'm hoping it will translate...but I may end up looking like a big nerd that is  wearing her moms hand me downs....which I actually do from time to time. Oh crap.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


** Disclaimer ** 
I am not going to show you my NYFW "picks"!
You have all the other hip blogs that do that for me..pretty much!!
The following few posts will be for looking at pretty things!!

Below: Jenny Packham Fall 13
She tugs on my vintage heart strings!!

This jacket screams 1940's! And I like it!

This has reminiscence of a peignoir set but an evening out appropriate version!

This is Dorothy's ruby slippers in dress form...sigh...perfect!

Always a fan of a sheer neckline to showcase a womans decolletage.

Ahhh.....slipper satin...have you ever felt this's like butter!

Really great pairing of two different but equally soft and luxurious textiles.

THE Evening Jumpsuit of ALL evening jumpsuits!!

Another version of "that" jacket but in a gothier friendly hue! She's a giver!

I'm not a red carpet follower but...I kind of am...ya know..??.. but this has red carpet written all over it!

Friday, February 8, 2013

stark and dark

These pieces are simple yet different than anything I've seen in a while. An easy and absolute genius way to make a boring everyday outfit way way way cooler.

Monday, February 4, 2013

european vacation

All of these sandals are vaguely hideous and awesome at the same time.