6.27.2011

guys do it too



Traditionally, red was considered a strong masculine color and during the 19th century little boys were dressed in pink and little girls wore blue, thought the softer, more feminine shade. Somewhere along the way, those lines were crossed and now-- good luck finding that pink romper for baby Johnny.

6.24.2011

hot mess




This is why I've been so MIA lately. It's moving time! My life, not to mention my closet, room, and routine are an utter mess. You'd think I'd be a pro at it by this time, having lived in 7 rooms in 7 years, but I'm still evolving. Here are a few tips to get your stuff in order from a compulsive organizer/girl-on-the-go.


1. Try using a bookshelf to store handbags. It makes finding bags to wear with outfits that much easier in the morning and your precious purses won't get smooshed or forgotten in the recesses of your closet. Place your smaller evening bags and clutches in wicker or canvas storage boxes to keep them in place on the shelf.  Add a sheer drape drawn along the top of the bookshelf to conceal whatever is going on behind. 

6.20.2011

blue suede shoes


Shay keeps it casual for summer without looking like a hot mess. And if it looks easy to look stylish, boys, it's because it is. A T-shirt, khakis, a spectacular watch, and a few pops of color is all you need to look this good. Ok, and a little of what your mama gave you.

6.17.2011

summer fest

Get summer fest ready with your best bohemian looks. Some more photos from the jazz/reggae festival in LA, and how to "get the look"-- without trying too hard.
work it: tribal print explosion

bring it: woven/crocheted anything



6.16.2011

fest-a-do's

From a jazz/reggae festival I went to in Los Angeles earlier this summer. While not usually my scene, I was pleasantly surprised by both the music (hi, Lupe) and the style lounging on the grass and loitering around the port-a-potties. In case you were wondering, music fests have a rather strict unenforced dress code. I break it down for you below: hats, beads, feathers, it's festival fashion up close-- what to sport and what to stash.
do: slouchy bohemian boots. don't: knee-high black hooker boots

don't: Louis Vuitton. do: Louis Vuitton with rasta ball 


6.15.2011

samurai

Where in the world? 
samurai chic


Channel your inner samurai with these futuristic outfits.

6.13.2011

man on the street


Not every moment is a fashion statement. But sometimes nothing looks better than the average Joe. One day in Hong Kong, so many men:

6.11.2011

vamped



I posted the “royal combo” red and purple outfit yesterday and as promised, below are more deets on the hair and makeup. I did a more dramatic face than usual because I was the birthday girl after all, and hey, why not?

6.10.2011

royal combo








I finally got a tripod for my camera and decided to test it out last weekend. With some trepidation, I offer you the results below…

6.07.2011

red by any other name...

Hermes shop window, Paris

famed blogger Garance Dore


Three guesses as to which color keeps popping up in fashion circles? Crimson, scarlet, vermilion, poppy, yeah, yeah-- they're just fancy ways to say: RED

6.06.2011

manbag



From an Urban Outfitters schoolboy satchel to a Louis Vuitton tote, it's all about the man bag. Question is, how can we convince every man we know to carry one around-- think of all the extra room they'd have in their pockets!

6.04.2011

brrrrr...


This weather is cold and dismal, and it makes me want to pull out all the nubby winter furs and cashmeres I put away in storage. So I'm doing the next best thing-- posting some cold weather photos I took this spring.  It's June, but some of these outfits are still perfect for this insane weather we're been having. Enjoy!

6.03.2011

the hair and the stare


Check out this fab duo's outfits below. They look like an ad campaign. The only thing I'd change is...

6.01.2011

bootleg

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