Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Angels & Devils

Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
ALMOST VALENTINO: Madewell necklace. / Marc by Marc Jacobs dress.
Valentino is my Valentine. I adored the red bow dress from his recent resort collection but couldn't find it anywhere in my size. Luckily I located this lookalike frock on eBay: same crimson petal shift with off-the-shoulder bows. My runway pearl lace dress with jailhouse rock black stripes is a sugar & spice angel cake.
ANGEL WINGS: Topshop dress. J.Crew necklace. / John Zack dress.
Lace lovelies reveal my sartorial destiny lies in whimsical white & red romance. Cherry pie Peter Pan collar worn with jeweled elephant pendant (ivory figurine saddled in gold mesh, rhinestones & coral). Medieval Charlie's Angel floating on air in snow white rambling roses with sheer bell sleeves. Good luck gypsy queen.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fleet Week

Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Betty' dress, Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
BUNNY VS DRAGON: Topshop coat. Cutler & Gross sunglasses. / PPQ dress.
My sea wardrobe... A navy wool striped sailor coat. A navy linen frock with floppy square collar by beloved Brit brand PPQ. An ivory polka dot pleated silk dress perfect for one of those Great Gatsby parties. I yearn to sail somewhere far away on the Titanic without the tragedy, my trousseau packed in stacked steamer trunks.
BUNNY DISGUISE: Rebecca Taylor dress.
This runway black ghost cutout flower frock is a special LBD. Midnight in Paris made me realize my Golden Age Thinking about the 1960s, esp the party of the century: Truman Capote's Black & White Ball. As this was a masque, I would've been a bunny like Candice Bergen or kitties like newlyweds Mia Farrow & Frank Sinatra.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Moon Boots

Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag, vintage jewelry & Topshop leather skirt throughout.
BRIGHT BLUE: 3.1 Phillip Lim top (last worn HERE). / The Reformation 'Barrow' blouse (last worn HERE).
My metallic pleated leather skirt is a blueberry smoothie as shocking as Schiaparelli pink. Saw the Schiaparelli & Prada Costume exhibit at the Met - gorgeous clothes make me giddy. Delighted to see I share some of the Prada shoes on display but yearn to be as whimsically dressed as Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, in Schiaparelli. She loved bejeweled animals as much as me: darling ducklings & elephants for my collection.
THE PALM: Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Desert Sessions' dress. Chanel 'Mermaid' booties.
My mod moon Chanel silver patent leather booties with black patent stripes & seashell heels were everywhere at Karl Lagerfeld's spring 2012 show. I paired them with a jersey ice skater dress with a scoop neck back patterned in palm trees. This frock was a gift from my fairy godmother in MA... We never met but are style soul mates, penning paeans about fashion conundrums of city-country girls.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
RUBY: Red Valentino dress. Madewell necklace. / Carven dress. Vintage sunglasses.
Valentino bow frock was a birthday present: I desired it so much but didn't tell anyone & still got it, which made me happier than O'Henry's Gift of the Magi. Carven dress is retail ready version from designer Guillaume Henry's spring 2012 runway: a showstopper in solid lace (runway original has cutout midsection).
Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop dress. / Madewell 'Dolores' dress & necklace. Cutler & Gross sunglasses.
Barbara Hulanicki leopard paisley flippy frock bought from British bird who knows the value of vintage print. Fashion unites people: this lovely lady is so sweet, I'm sending her good karmic vibes forevermore. Ms. Hulanicki's 1960-70s heyday was as a fashion designer/illustrator & founder of Biba (the best shop & an incubator for artists). Serious picnickers: take a refreshing breath of black & white palette in a gingham dress.
SEAFOAM MERMAID: Nanette Lepore dress.
Pastel pastoral: floral eyelet frock sprinkled with sugared almond stones is a delicate dance with lady of the lake. Red to green & black between... Red (or coral) dresses don't make me particularly powerful or womanly - the opposite: they make me feel like a little girl in a party dress. Perpetually seeking Best Costume prize.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Runaway Runway Bunny

Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag, vintage jewelry & Prada sunglasses throughout.
COLOR OF ROYALTY: Miu Miu dress.
When I spy a fancy runway frock, I can't help falling a little in love, chasing it around like a lovelorn bunny until we're together forevermore. Modern Muse of the Future meets '60s Miss in gorgeous grape wool embellished with brass & mother-of-pearl flowers. This dress is displayed outside my closet like soft sculpture.
BAROQUE SOUL: Anna Sui dress. Madewell necklace. / Milly dress.
Deep in purple haze, light lilac wool printed in infinity squiggles with Peter Pan collar & self-tying sash. Paired with baroque Prada sunglasses: Peggy Guggenheim plus Iris Apfel's signature specs darkened. Worn again with a shift patterned in old Pucci floral swirls, sometimes worn backward so bow (best part) is in front.
HEIDI MUSEUM-BOUND: See by Chloé dress. / Kate Moss for Topshop dress.
My wardrobe grows like a garden blooming with flower frocks. My favorite flora is an unassuming specimen from Topshop; classics come in unexpected places. Fresh as a daisy in embroidered linen with puffy princess sleeves. Love travelling in linen: crisp or wrinkled, it reminds me of summers past/present/future on East Egg.
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