I've seen this woman circulating through the blogs, her style is the stuff of magic. I love how she has aged gracefully, wearing minimal makeup and wears her hair naturally. I wonder what her style evolution is? Whatever her style journey may be, her confidence shines in this photo;I can only hope for this in the future..Speaking of age, my birthday es manana! The big 25, the age of relevance. I know your thinking, "What does she mean by that?" Age of relevance...Does she mean everything I did up until this point doesn't mean shit? Na, quite the contrary my dear Watson, everything you have done up until this point has everything to do with your FUTURE (Paging Doc Brown! #BACKTOTHEFUTURE). My philosophical jaunt has me thinking, am I doing what I'm manically passionate about? Did I go to school for what I truly wanted (Bio degree) or to oblige the parental units? These self-posed queries not only have me talking to myself but causing me to push the edit button on my career choices and overall station in life...and with this hazy cloud of literary sentiment I promise more to come on my life changes and upcoming projects! Next up: Birthday party prep time!
Choosing the perfect topper for the season can be a daunting task especially when the circumference of your head is that of a watermelon (runs in the family), but I saw this picture captured with the photographic genius of Vanessa Jackman and had to revisit this tumultuous relationship. I've found that the fedora is the perfect fit.. So I went on a digital quest to find the perfect one.. What type of hats do you like to wear?
Editor at Wonderland mag Julia Sarr-Jamois evokes constant sartorial style. Her unruly hair and master mix of furs, prints, and vintage denim has me googling her namesake constantly for fashion inspiration. So today is dedicated to the Wonderland beauty and her whimsically refreshing style.
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Halloween Pics...Yes her Super Bass and urge to Fly,Fly, Fllllllyyy had me masquerading around the Queen City in a pink wig and electro-80s mini on probably one of the coldest nights in a long time. Yes, I was Mizz Nicki Minaj. My entourage was full of the unexpected as I had Poison Ivy and Selene from the Underworld in my company. What did you guys morph into on the day of the dead?
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Well for those of you who don't already know Burberry has rolled out their highly anticipated Bespoke project (highly customizable trench coats). I gave it a go and came up with this lovely... It give s me the urge to transform one of my old trenches...I'm going to give spikeandstuds.com a look!
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Street style fashion week favorite and accessories editor for Marie Claire magazine, Taylor Tomasi Hill, can now add model to her CV. Tay was featured in The Block F/W issue donning the seasons hottest numbers from Valentino, Altuzzara, Dries van Noten etc. Her fire breathing hair and penchant for style mixology has deserved her an almost cult following (guilty) in the fashion community and rumor has it that she has been bestowed the ever-so-auspicious position as Barney's New York fashion director?! Cheers to Mrs.Tomasi Hill!
I am enamored not only by this chica's style but also her infectious persona. Alex Spencer is the voice and stunning face behind 4th and Bleeker. Spencer's witty banter and taste in music is what keeps her on my blog playlist. I have been following her since the day she started and not shortly after did we all watch Alex appear all over the world wide web, taking the fashion world by storm. I describe her style as rock and roll diluted by parisian allure, and is an addiction I haven't quite come to terms with. I am beyond excited for her success and wanted to share one of my favorite blogs with you guys.
Pics: 4th and Bleeker
Ok, I know Paris fashion week is over; and this has been blogged to death by every fashion blog in the free world...but I must pledge my allegiance to maybe the best collection for Spring 2012..I'll spare you the details and leave you with the visuals..enjoy!
Givenchy Spring 2012
Pics by the talented Olivier Zahms.
Makeup is not something I use all that often, but when I go out I like to turn it up, not MAC full borderline tranny face but maybe the latest look Nars has circulating on the runways. One look that I cannot seem to master is the sultry, always night appropriate "smokey eye". This editorial is the perfect visual aid for what I want to emulate, using different colors(purple,green,blue), 'smokey' can actually appear soft rather than the harsh black we're used to seeing. My eye shape is not a viable candidate (almond), so I have to do extra tricks to compensate for my lack in lid space. Hopefully, the abyss that is Youtube has tutorials for the beauty inept. I think I will start there!
Pics: Fashion Gone Rouge
Two looks that are on repeat in my mind. I love both women displayed here, mainly Joan for her off- duty- street- ready ensembles and Alexa for her effortless propensity at mixing girly frills and boyish charm. I think I'm going to put the pic of Joan on etsy to see if someone is able to make this Rodarte creation that evaded me several seasons ago. Alexa is a style fortress and the perfect Valentino poster girl, she's been photographed wearing a few of their designs lately. I have a friend who just graduated from fashion design school, hopefully I can make this crimson beauty a reality.
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New found treasure from my monthly sweep at the thrift store. Its crazy how you have something on your mind, like this suede fringe jacket and you unexpectedly find it at a thrift store; its like finding the wizard at the end of the yellow brick road, no one can describe it unless your a maniacal thrifter like myself, it reminds me of Isabel Marant this season. Python print is 'big' again (always in style for me) so I couldn't say no to this silk sensation, everything is better with leather and I can definitely see myself wearing this all season. The metallic baseball tee will be perfect to wear with skirts and trousers. I scored an amazing velvet dress that is not only '40s perfect but immersed in fall's romantic jewel tones. Zara.com is seriously out for all of my money as I made another order last week. I've been looking for the perfect black pump you know sexy, classic, but with a bite; our dear friends at Zara achieved shoe Utopia. Add to bag...Checkout! I know you probably noticed the whimsical artwork on the wall, well this is the work of my friend Adriana Sharpe. I think she captured the true essence of the peacock, it evokes a freeing feeling when I look at it. What do you see? Checkout her blog here
My Milan and Paris selections. Karl put on a show of enchantment at Chanel with a sorbet palette of suits,chiffon maxi's, and swimwear. Roberto Cavalli had the wardrobe of the perennial glam girl covered, while at YSL, Pilotto put together a collection that was minimal with the right amount of elegance and class (well the ysl aesthectic perfected) with beautiful jewel tones thrown in the mix....oh and did I mention the shoes??!!!
Ann D. never disappoints, saying 'no' to the typical floral prints and bright colors we associate with the spring season and showing a collection that was pure gothic elegance with a haunting yet refreshing mood... saving the best for last in the form of a edited video..Madame Marant displayed the most enviable collection...oversized parkas, bangin' bodycon dresses, ankle skimming sandals, and the perfect knit pieces for the resident cool girl.
So ready for fall to begin...knits, boots, layering and the fabulous perfection that is the autumnal season. This is what I wore today, the weather has been a bit moody; making it perfect for my transitional pieces to make a debut. I absolutely love this Dries top, the Fall 2008 collection was by far one of my favorites! Its the perfect color (every color) and the raw edge is like a fine wine it gets better and better the more it frays. I cant wait to wear it with leather pants and an over-sized coat in the colder months.
Jacket: Gap/Tunic: Dries Van Noten/ Vtg boots: Michael Kors/Bag: Louis Vuitton
Unadulterated,indescribable style. This is what stylist Caroline Seiber embodies. Featured in PARIS vogue,
the better vogue mag. I rarely make mention of personal style unless I'm really inspired or interested in a person, and I've been watching this women for awhile, so the time has come for a post...well deserved for an individual with a well curated individual style. Two parts feminine, one part edgy describes this stylish maven. She is also a member of the chicest style council on planet earth...Chanel. Lagerfeld selects very carefully, in my book if he selects you as a brand ambassador your doing something right...I mean the guy is "the wizard", no doubt she's on the yellow brick road to style. Enjoy pictorial bliss.
Pics: Paris Vogue
Pics: Paris Vogue
I made it to the second round of the Bloggers Wardrobe competition! Thank you all for your support thus far. I'm going to need your help BIG time for this last stretch of competition. Its actually very simple..follow the link directing you to my Style Anthem facebook page and 'like' my personal style picture, after you've done this (see how easy that was?!) there is another link labelled Bloggers Wardrobe follow this link and like their page as well (because their actually running this operation and they need a facebook confidence boost, ie marketing!). Leave a comment with your name and blog and I will do a drawing for a vintage Louis Vuitton Noe Bucket bag!
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Blazer:3.1 Philip Lim, thrifted skirt, thrifted DKNY top, Michael Kors clutch
Champion of the token "cool" girl, Alexander Wang impresses with his Spring 2012 collection. Trust me, I don't have a problem with Mr. Wang he
is changing the face of american sportswear, and creating a niche for that girl whose not a walking Blair Waldorf. But, this niche like aesthetic of his has me wondering how long can you continue to make glorified luxury track pants? Ok, ok I know he makes more than the track pants.
The first few looks paraded down the runway..very meshy and minimal, so Alexander... but when this floral ecstacy traipsed down the aisle I was entranced. I'm a sucker for a peplum and this was everything I could want in a spring jacket. Degrade, floral, with a track jacket twist.... very Balenciaga Spring 2008 ( basically one of my favorite collections, bar none). The look says yeah I'm girly but don't underestimate me, I've got a black belt and I can use it on you. The geo-aztec track suit and la femme nikita like grommet ensembles add dimension and contrasting colors to the rest of the collection giving the balancing act a state of equilibrium. In a word, Perfect. View the entire collection at STYLE.COM