Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Claire

*Love 'Claire' dress (worn HERE). Minkpink skirt (worn HERE) & Mandy Coon bunny bag throughout.*
Mishka Liliana sandals from Buenos Aires via Opening Ceremony, where they hand-make wooden wedges. 1970s disco pixie in patent leather platform heels perfect with proper tea dress covered in chintz flowers.
BIKER: Levi's vest (last worn HERE). / Madewell 'Pixie' jacket. Karen Walker sunglasses.
Jungley skirt with jean vest & suede jacket. My fashion friend from MA sent the jacket & I can't wait til fall to wear this goody-goody. It makes me want to learn how to ride a bike, join a gang & fly like an Angel.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Love

SMILE: Lisa Perry dress. Vintage jewelry. Chanel shoes. Mandy Coon bunny bag.
Love my Lisa Perry dress for obvious reasons (shop HERE). The red & purple psychedelic LOVE patch makes me happy & think about why I'm drawn to certain clothes, usually characterized by color or print.
Ms. Perry is a modern Mary Quant inspired by 1960-70s pop, designing colorful geometric fashions for vintage minimalists. We share a clean aesthetic & art world references, esp adore her artist collections.

Friday, July 27, 2012

When in Rome

SPOT OF SKY: Kate Moss for Topshop dress, vintage jewelry & Valentino rockstud clutch throughout.
*Cutler & Gross sunglasses. Mandy Coon bunny bag.*
I saw To Rome with Love & loved it. Woody Allen makes me nostalgic for NY, my own city; we go to the same sushi place on the West side. Wore my best blue floral frock, chiffon trimmed in velvet & laced back.
FOUNTAINHEAD: Jason Wu for Target shirtdress (last worn HERE). Madewell necklace.
Another blue dress spinning wheels. I'm at the fountain by Harry Cipriani on Fifth Ave, lunch date. Valentino taupe oversize envelope clutch is such a handy bag, folding & stretching like an Olympian.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Evelyn

*To Be Adored 'Evelyn' dress. Vintage jewelry. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Mandy Coon bunny bag.*
TBA is a dear British brand designed by Binbin McNiven after fairytales, Edwardian Era tea parties & 1960s insouciance (shop HERE). Her whimsical clothes remind me of Karen Walker's fall 2008 Angels collection & Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet. My tuffet is an antique velvet needlepoint ottoman.
This ivory pintuck dress with blown out balloon skirt, crochet pompoms & black Peter Pan collar is from fall 2010. The lookbook's dollface model is stuck between being a child & an adult, a familiar place.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunny Days

A SHADED VIEW: Mandy Coon bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
*Rebecca Taylor dress. Prada sunglasses. / Topshop dress. Selima Sun for J.Crew 'Sophia' sunglasses.*
Sunglasses spread sunshine, even when it's not sunny. Paramount muses: 1960s singers Marianne Faithfull & Françoise Hardy. Black baroque beauties with silk floral bustier frock. Cherry cat-eyes with Paris charm dress.
BLUSH: Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Harriet' dress & necklace. Vintage sunglasses.
The other day someone said I looked like Mia Farrow when she married Frank Sinatra, the best compliment of my life. My cotton voile dress with Peter Pan collar is something she might've worn shopping Portobello Road.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Check It Out

*See by Chloé top (last worn HERE). Vintage lunchbox. In God We Trust skirt & vintage jewelry throughout.*
Lunchbox as prized purse, handpainted with dogs, cats, chickens. Super collectible & discovered at country fair, complete with thermos & pop-up cup. In God We Trust blue check cotton skirt (shop HERE). Designer Shana Tabor's collections are made in NY, but the sweet shopgirls at Looking Glass in CA sent it (visit HERE).
PALM READER: Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Valentine' PJ top. Chanel shoes. Mandy Coon bunny bag.
Ms. Tabor clothes her hipster empire in cheeky vintagey New England traditions & this skirt is a gingham girl's dream. Tucked in navy silk pajama top printed with gold palm trees, a masculine take on the lingerie trend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Carine

EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Miu Miu dress. Mandy Coon bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
Miu Miu lace fresh from spring runway spiffed up with two of my fave photo apps: PhotoWonder & DECOPIC. Such fun stamping accessories & jewels on pictures, or creating special effects of Japanese photo booths.
DESERT FLOWER: Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Carine' dress. Vintage sunglasses. Topshop barrette. /
Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop dress (last worn HERE). Valentino bag.
Summer heat makes me dress in palette of desert landscapes like Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. Terracotta pleated chiffon blows in breezes. Orange leopard worn with black leather Valentino rockstud pyramid purse.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Alice

PAINTING: Wren 'Alice' dress. Vintage jewelry. Charlotte Olympia kitty flats. Mandy Coon bunny bag.
Wren floral frock in texture leaf jacquard (shop HERE). Love how this print looks like an Impressionist watercolor, as good as the current recreation of Monet's Giverny at the Botanical Garden. Paired with velvet kitty flats. So many animal motifs in my wardrobe, the easiest way to keep pets in the city.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jean

TOMBOY: Vintage Renzo jacket. Charlotte Olympia clutch. Levi's cutoffs throughout (last worn HERE).
Mostly dresses most of the time, but sometimes I play the tomboy. Jean cutoffs + designer (tropical flamingo & palm tree embroidered raffia clutch) + vintage (velvet fleur-de-lis embellished jacket - tag sale treasure).
TRAIN RIDE: See by Chloé blouse (last worn HERE). Alexa Chung for Madewell 'Polly' dress & necklace. /
Vintage Pringle of Scotland cardi (last worn HERE). Ralph Lauren blouse (last worn HERE).
Little denim dress for farmers & city girls pretending to be country girls. Plenty of pockets on my engineer stripe coverall layered over lace blouse. Cutoffs again with lumberjack button-down shirt & furry cashmere.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Charlotte

*Lover 'Charlotte' dress. Vintage sunglasses & jewelry. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Mandy Coon bunny bag.*
Vintage is fashion with history & romance. I inherited these big round sunglasses from my mom. It's circa 1977 & she's my age in the woods somewhere, posing patiently for her boyfriend's Polaroid. She's wearing them with a tourist T-shirt she bought on vacation because sartorial souvenirs are her favorite (it runs in the family).
I'm wearing our sunglasses with my ivory silk Lover ruffle frock (shop HERE). I bought it on eBay from a runway model for designers Nic Briand & Susien Chong. This Australian beauty swore they're as charming as their collections for young Charlotte Rampling's & wise Pre-Raphaelites. Lover makes me dream of beauty.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hop Hop Topshop

Selima Sun for J.Crew sunglasses. Topshop dresses, Mandy Coon bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
Topshop dresses are like filler flowers for wardrobes, filling in gaps. Sometimes I prefer delicate baby's breath to oversaturated roses & Topshop's team delivers as well as any designer, plus you can buy everything without crying into your pocketbook. Here we have white embroidered cotton, black ruffled lace & dotted cream crêpe.
SQUARE: Karen Walker sunglasses.
From one bunny lover to another, I adore The Wonderful World of Fifi Lapin: Style Secrets of a Furry Fashionista. Fifi Lapin published her blog into a totable tome with illustrations of rabbit in runway wear.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Laurel

*Rachel Antonoff 'Laurel' dress. Vintage belt. Chanel oxfords. Mandy Coon bunny bag & vintage jewelry.*
Childhood heroines Minnie Mouse & Wednesday Addams inspired Rachel Antonoff's spring 2012 collection (shop HERE). Love her lookbook's accessories, especially the color blocked brogues. My Minnie cherry dot dress has a silk collar & surprise sheer back with buttons. No big black mouse ears, only a little black bunny.
*Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket. Rachel Antonoff 'Julia' dress (last worn HERE). Karen Walker sunglasses.*
Ms. Antonoff's collections let us enter a dream world, where her pretty dresses clothe sugary sweethearts. Here her rainbow tweed shift & an African daisy jacket magically change a business meeting into a garden party.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Maud

STAR: Topshop dress. Vintage sunglasses. Mandy Coon 'Ginny' Bunny bag & vintage jewelry throughout.
Happy Independence Day in navy silk star dress bedecked with bows at hips. No flags harmed in making this frock, just Brit high street style. The holiday is tomorrow, but I'll be busy boating, summer reading & grilling vegetarian shish kebab. Wearing stars makes sartorial choices more magical - see starry pastel plastic barrette.
Carven blouse. Madewell 'Maud' skirt. Topshop barrette. / See by Chloé top (last worn HERE). Topshop skirt.
Black leather skirts, mini enough to wear heavy fabric in heat... Madewell pleated lovely + Carven lace-appliquéd silk-organza twill shirt = Parisian polish. Mint sheer material contrasts with cream cotton collar. Topshop straight skirt studded with gold is so tiny, I may trim hem with lace. Studs are stars before they shoot.
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