Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Licorice Flower

Orla Kiely clothing, Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
Cutler & Gross sunglasses. / Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony cardi. 'For Esmé' dress (worn HERE).
Enchanted with Orla Kiely's spring things, fit for a 1960s coed on vaca (shop HERE)... This licorice Flower Girls dress has a cutout back crisscrossed with buttoned straps. My cardi dates to Opening Ceremony's fall 2009 unisex collection: leopard mohair snuggles like a nerdy boyfriend's sweater over Orla's puff pastry frock.
Blouse (last worn HERE). Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. Madewell necklace.
Navy daisies blossom along this creamy silk georgette dress with sheer sleeves & a shawl collar - what a Victorian sailor's wife would wear watching from her widow's walk. My double V-neck dress sprinkled wildly with party streamers is super low - bare at night, jumper by day when layered over Orla's vanilla blouse.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sparkling Spring

Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
DAMSEL: Tory Burch dress. / Aubin & Wills T-shirt. Bird by Juicy Couture leather leggings. Chanel shoes.
Gorgeous gold sequined itsy-bitsy dress - tea time at the Plaza in lilac Chanel ballet flats twirls into last days of disco. Rock & roll daydream believer in leather & a nautical tee, whose designer style Vogue describes as a "singularly British mix of gymkhana-meets-boarding school-meets-Brideshead-meets-Kings Road".
Barbour 'Ladies International' jacket (worn HERE). Topshop dress. Vintage sunglasses. Madewell necklace.
Park Ave dividers are the best public mini-gardens in the city, meticulously maintained with impatiens & Christmas trees, but the tulips are spectacular. Perched in the middle of the island, yellow flowers & my bubblegum lace skater dress glow gogo, ready to fly halfway to Holland or heaven on a neon cloud of light.SHE SELLS SEASHELLS: Vintage blouse. Alice+Olivia 'Ruby' dress. / Rebecca Taylor dress.
Musing over Jean Shrimpton, especially her 1965 Bazaar cover in a cardboard helmet... This artfully frayed tweed frock (pinned with a trio of rhinestone brooches) was a birthday present, layered over a frilly Victorian pirate blouse. More texture in a sky skirted drop waist dress with Broderie Anglaise bodice (an eBay coup).

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Bunny

Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at a Window. ROOM WITH A VIEW: Moschino dress.
Friedrich's Woman at a Window has haunted my melancholy soul since studying it in art history. Here I recreated this painted daydream in a black & white lace cookie dress from Moschino's recent resort collection - harmony in Victoriana. Omnipresent bunny bag inspired by Shirley MacLaine's in Some Came Running...
BIRTHDAY BUNNY: Topshop dress. Chanel sunglasses. / 3.1 Phillip Lim dress (last worn HERE).
All these photos were taken on or around my birthday (March 21, the first day of spring). Usually I wear something new, but this sparkly tulle constantly charms (especially fresh from the Braid Bar @John Barrett's in Bergdorf). Organza ruffles make my navy polka dot dress positively prim & proper for all occasions.
Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket & vintage dress (last worn HERE & HERE). Valentino shoes. Prada sunglasses.
BABY BUNNY: Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Bin Man' coat. Vintage scarf. Tabitha Simmons 'Early' booties.
I never wear the same outfit day-night to avoid dragging the day with me. The exception is outerwear as my dresses outnumber coats 4:1; overlap is inevitable in cold weather. This fuzzy floral jacket is a sentimental favorite; this tailored wool coat trimmed in leather was designed after British sanitation workers' uniforms.
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