Sunday, November 30, 2008

Springing for Spring, Part Quatre

As you might have noticed earlier this week, I've got my eye on the Chanel Spring '09 collection big-time.

Chanel Spring '09
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Of course I love the two-tone stockings and hope to find a cheaper version in the near future, but that's not the only thing that I love. The white flowing blouse with the corset one piece might be my favorite of the whole collection. I love the Victorian feel of the crinkled sheer fabric and the jewel chain accent. The black lame bathing suit is phenomenal and I pray that the American Apparel gods might bless me with a similar creation. Oh, and I'm a big fan of that big sun goddess necklace, too.


Currently listening to Come Dancing

This tunic kind of makes me feel like a flamenco dancer. It's very fun to move your arms around in it. They played Harry Belefonte's "Jump in the Line" at the bar I was at (which made my night) and some guy said "I brought the party to the bar" (in reference to my shirt).


Zara tunic, J Brand jeans, Pour la Victoire shoes

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Tie

Wash FM, this bud's for you.* Currently listening to Merry Christmas from the Family

For some reason I was feeling festive last night - maybe because we're in the Christmas countdown now. Sorry this is not the greatest quality photo. We have crappy lighting in our apartment and this was the best one of the bunch, unfortunately.

Black Tie

Rapt in Maille necklace, Nolita top, John Varvatos for Converse vest, Chanel purse, J Brand jeans, Report Signature shoes

*This is in no way means I support Wash FM's horrid tradition of playing non-stop Christmas music from Thanksgiving until Christmas, but I might suggest they put this one in the rotation.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Little Gray Riding Hood

Currently listening to Ce Jeu

I got this magnificent cape off the Etsy shop 658GreenStreet and I love it so much! I was so glad it was cold enough today to wear it. I feel like a character in a fairy tale who wanders into a place she shouldn't be. Oh and on our walk, B. remarked upon the irony of the fact that I was wearing a rabbit fur cape (vintage! I'm not evil!) and there were two greyhounds being walked behind us. I was lucky I wasn't mauled!

Little Gray Riding Hood

Little Gray Riding hood

Little Gray Riding Hood

Little Gray Riding Hood

vintage rabbit fur cape, Jonathan Saunders for Target pants, Zara booties

Chloe Sevigny's Wishlist on Shopbop!

Chloe Sevigny is always fun to watch because she always looks so purposeful and never loses her own sense of self. I was thrilled to see Shopbop has her wishlist on their site. I was quite a fan of these Jil Stuart pants and these incredible VPL thigh-high stockings (seen below).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Shades of Gray

Currently listening to Sweet About Me

I'm a little inspired by the tights going down the runway for Chanel Spring '09. I thought I'd try them myself...

Color Blocking

Young, Fabulous, and Broke cardigan, Cherry Tee tank, AA miniskirt, Vera Wang for Kohl's tights, Calvin Klein trouser socks, Pour la Victoire shoes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Caroline Snow, You Crafty Crafty Woman

So I was browsing though my blog updates and Jak and Jil had the following picture of Caroline Snow (right):

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Had there been a record playing, it would have skipped. That coat is unbelievable! Of course, I should not have been too surprised it's Maison Martin Margiela. Martin Margiela is the purposefully under-the-radar Belgian deconstructionist designer, who is often quite the fav with fashion insiders, such a Nicholas Ghesquiere. My search for this masterpiece proved...depressing.


Currently listening to Stretch Your Rubber Band

I wanted to rock my over-the-knee boots last year, but didn't for fear of looking like a harlot. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw these bad boys go down the runway this fall.


Topshop blazer, Rubbish t-shirt, Jonathan Saunders for Target pants, Dolce Vita boots

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Glove Hunting

There are so many unique gloves to choose from this season! I'm somewhat of a glove fanatic so this is very exciting for me. Here are some of my favorites thus far...

Cognac Soft Driving gloves...

Long Leather gloves...

Patent Driver gloves...

Chanel-like Bow gloves...

Cindy Lauper-esque lace gloves

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Favorite Jewelry Line: Tilly Bloom

Thanks to Bliss Blog, I discovered DaWanda today and thus, Tilly Bloom. Here are my favs from the shop...

Anna reads Eliot brooch...

Raincloud Jewel Necklace....

Eyeball in a Tophat earrings...

Lyon Lace Collar necklace...

Guest (Self) Stylist

I ran into K2 (there is already a fore mentioned K.) at the Big Hunt on Friday and greatly admired her outfit. Unfortunately, I don't have a great full-length shot of her, but I did manage to capture both halves.

Guest (Self) Stylist

top half of K2...

Guest (Self) Stylist 2

Lux top, Made by Elves shoes, Diesel watch

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wacked Out New Radiohead Video

By "wacked out," I mean I don't get it, but it doesn't make me love it any less.

Radiohead - Weird Fishes - by Tobias Stretch

Not a Sermon, Just a Thought

Beyonce's new song is almost as annoying as the new Free Credit Report commercial. This does not help (make sure to watch for the scarf mishap at the end).

Dark Days

Currently listening to Glory Box.

I guess I was feeling a little bit goth with my new boots.

A little bit goth...


Zara clutch

Day Birger et Mikkelsen blouse, Elizabeth & James pants, vintage necklace, Zara clutch, Bon Marche fingerless gloves

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Clearly on a Gaga Kick...

Continuing the theme, this is friggin' sweet.

Big Black Boots

Currently obsessed with this video

B. gave me my Christmas present early and I loooove them (and him :-).

Boooots! 2

Booooots! 3

Boooots! 4

Beautiful DKNY boots, Jonathan Saunders for Target dress, Forever 21 vest, crappy Jessica McClintock tights from Filene's that I'm never purchasing again, Hue over-the-knee socks

Friday, November 21, 2008

C'est Super-Cool!

Whimsical super-genius Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (AKA JC/DC) made his fashion show out of animated Lego. Friggin' awesome! I want to see more designers be less serious and more fun like JC/DC!

JCDC Versus LEGO from Four H on Vimeo.

Watch here

Etsy Favorites

I always enjoy what Etsy has to offer. Here are some of my recent favs...

Gray fingerless gloves...

Colorful clutch...

Chandelier print scarf...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Springing for Spring: Part Trois

Continuing in our theme, another one of my favs for spring is Stella McCartney. I know, not very original, but her stuff always looks so comfortable and understated and wearable. There's something to be said for that. I love the unexpected details like the hood on the beaded tunic and the sparkly chemise under the blue over-sized sweater. I'm a huge fan of the bandage-style bathing suits and the color scheme, as well. Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to wearing some loose menswear outfits "in the islands."

stella collage

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Black, White, and Red All Over

Currently listening to Passing Me By

It's cold today! I wore these fur boots to the grocery store to make myself feel better. They remind me of snow, which makes me happy :-).

Black, White, and Red

Black, White, and Red 2

Black, White, and Red 3

Marc New York coat, Tecnica boots, English Beat t-shirt, Jonathan Saunders for Target hoodie, Splendid leggings

New Favorite Site: Gargyle

In my many wanders through the Internet, I came across this interesting little site. It's preppy-edgy, which of course I love. Here are my favs:

B Store peeptoe shoes...

F-Troupe cartoon flats...

Karen Walker x-ray sunglasses...

Lorick dress...

Rachel Comey lace insert shoes...

Acne fold-over skirt...

Acne bird blouse


On Saturday, I took a fun-filled impromptu winery tour around Middleburg with some friends. We started at the Tasting Room in town for Boxwood Vineyards. It was fun because you can put money on a card and swipe it in a machine for each wine you want to taste - like an arcarde! They said they'd never heard that analogy before. Next, we went to Chrysalis Vineyards, which was... marginal at best. Sarah's Patio Red was better left on the patio, let's just put it that way. The last was definitely the best: Piedmont Vineyards. Not only was it beautiful (see pics below), it actually had great wines! The peach wine is the only thing I would pass on in the future, but I took a bottle of the Piedmont Hunt Country Red home (it had a pretty label) and I'll be interested to see what B. thinks of it.

Thanks to M. and V. for taking some of these pics!

Wining 1

Wining 2

Wining 4

Wining 3

Topshop blazer, C & C California t-shirt, J Brand jeans, Kors boots, Bally bag