Monthly Archives: September 2011

outerwear + ponchos

(Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone)

Speaking of outerwear for this fall that is way, way, way out of my price range, take a look at these poncho/cape jackets from Alexander Wang(above) and Rag & Bone(below).  Somehow they manage to look both effortless and completely glamorous and edgy at the same time.  Think of how easy it would be to just throw one of these over a whatever kind of outfit and BAM you’ve got something sophisticated and sexy.  I also really love how the ponchos combine textures and materials to create something more unique than a jacket.  If only they weren’t all 1000+…  Outerwear this fall kind of expects you to not have any money to spend on what goes on underneath, sheesh.  But naked+Alexander Wang poncho jacket?  I’d do it.

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fall is finally here + pendleton portland collection

Did anyone else notice the sudden change in mood and air?  I feel like fall has finally arrived and my choice of wardrobe has changed along with it.  I was flipping through some magazines and definitely felt the impending coat/hat/boot season on its way.

One of my favorite fall pieces so far is the Pendleton Southwestern Ranch Coat.  It’s not pictured here but it features shearling around the collar and hits the top of the thighs.  If it wasn’t $600+ I’d be jumping on it right now…

And on a side note I found a photographer!  Expect new stuff soon.

(Pendleton Portland Collection)

refreshing gamine

(Alexa Chung for Madewell)

Is anyone else impressed by the line Alexa and Madewell have collaborated on?  It was just released yesterday and already many items are sold out and popping up on Ebay.  I am particularly loving the sweaters, jackets, and dresses.  And those leopard print shoes…!  I’ve had the longest week ever at school, with papers coming out of my ears and nose, but just watching this promotional video made me feel rather refreshed and optimistic for the weekend, even though I still have a lot more work to go.

That said, I know there haven’t been any personal posts for most of the week, I’m trying to figure out some stuff for this weekend so I can squeeze a photo sess in.  Happy Friday all!

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tom ford ss2012 + secrecy

The only evidence thus far of Tom Ford’s super secretive SS2012 collection is this photo of the model board that has been circulating around.  His move to keep things private is decidedly in opposition to the work of other designers to bring their designs to the masses either through social media or lower-priced ranges.  Either way, I’m sure plenty of people would have killed to be sitting in on his show!

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la live + emmys

(by Corpus Suede Jacket, T by Alexander Wang Tank, BlackMilk Burnt Velvet Leggings, Nikes)

I love the LA Live, it really brightened up Downtown LA, both literally and figuratively speaking.  Oh and the below is a little bonus from the red carpet, I was pretty excited to get to watch things from behind the scenes at the Emmys… did you guys watch?


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until tomorrow…

(T by Alexander Wang Tank, William Rast for Target Faux Leather Shorts, StyleStalker Cuff)

Special appearance by my Converse that are so awesome but three sizes too large.  I just keep them to look at.  It’s a shame, really.  I’ll probably have to sell them off.

Real photo update tomorrow!  Just thought I’d put these in as a placeholder for now.



backstage 3.1 phillip lim

(Riccardo Savi @ Getty Images)

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theyskens and t by alexander wang


As promised some stills of Theyskens’ Theory SS2012 collection.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  And if you’ve watched the runway video below as many times as I have you gain a real appreciation for the movement and materials used in this collection.  So perfect in so many ways, between this and his resort collection I think I’m headed for a financial crisis over the next 12 months.

Below are two of my favorite looks from Alexander Wang’s SS2012 T collection and I’ve got to say that as much as I like these pieces and a few others, I’m not as eager to steal everything in it the way that I am about the current fall collection which is completely insanely wonderful.  Or the resort collection for that matter.  Maybe that’s a good thing so I can save up for a piece or two from his main line in the spring?

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theyskens’ theory ss2012

Watch live streaming video from theyskenstheory at
All I can say is amazing…he’s really upping the ante.  I’m in love.  I’ll work on getting stills asap!
And as an extra, Theyskens’ interview with T magainze:
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