Thursday, May 28, 2009

Karl's Quote of the Week

Because I'm quoting him all the time lately, I've decided to make a weekly installation of Karl's fashion tidbits, ramblings, and divine inspiration (due to my latest obsession with his Twitter page).

{photo found on Coco's Tea Party, via}

"I'm rather persnickety, but I like disorder at work. I'd freeze at a tidy desk."
-Karl Lagerfeld (via his twitter page)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

A big thank you to all the men and women serving our country and protecting us at home.  We don't thank you enough.

{image via foto decadent}

Hello Lover...

Ridiculously perfect Balmain sandals, via jak & jil.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chanel Cruise 2010: Backstage

{backstage photos via fashionologie}

The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine.
                                   - Karl Lagerfeld {via twitter}

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bali Honeymoon, Part Four

More fashion inspiration for my Bali honeymoon...

Daria Werbowy for Vogue UK 2009, shot by Patrick Demarchelier

Cool in Khaki

LOVING the new Gap collaborations! 

Vena Cava for the Gap

Alexander Wang for the Gap

{via The Cut}

Available in select Gap stores June 16th!

Bali Honeymoon, Part Three

"Moroccan Holiday" shoot, Vogue Italia, May 2009
Sasha Pivovarova shot by Steven Meisel

Monday, May 18, 2009

You had me at Mick Jagger and shoulder pads...

What started as an innocent browse through fashion blogrolls on all my favorite sites turned into a full blown blog crush on "4th and Bleeker".  Read one post and you're hooked.  Seriously, try it.  But come right back (I need blog love too!).  

{via 4th and Bleeker}

Bali Honeymoon, Partie Deux

If only I could have a team of hair/makeup people and a squad of stylists to make my honeymoon pics this glam!  

Because sequin harem pants are a must-have for a third world bus ride.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love elephants?  

Elephants + Ralph Lauren safari outfit= perfection!

Loving the boho chic.  Kind of timeless, no?

Daria for Vogue UK

Bali Honeymoon

As many of you know, in three weeks I'm going to be a Mrs!  As exciting as the wedding is, I'm just as excited about the honeymoon (and a chance to relax after all the wedding madness).  We are spending 2 weeks in Bali, after a 24 hour layover in Tokyo (more on that later).  I'm so excited to bike through the artistic communities of Ubud and the rolling countryside, take a Balinese cooking class, learn to surf (hopefully), and fully take advantage of the free yoga/pilates classes at our resort. So for the next few weeks I will be featuring Bali-esque photoshoots, begining with this amazing 2007 shoot of Anja Rubik, for Vogue UK.  

Quote of the Week

"Success nullifies. You then have to do it again, preferably differently."

                                                   -Karl Lagerfeld, via his
Twitter page

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I'm such a sucker for a beautifully structured dress...

And feathers...

And picot-edged chiffon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Kate Hudson and son, Ryder
January Issue, Vogue
Shot by Patrick Demarchelier

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Miu Miu

I have a big crush on these sequin Miu Miu pumps, especially when paired with boyfriend jeans.

{image via jak & jil}

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo

When I think of Cinco de Mayo, I think of bright bursts of colors.  

{Photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina via Dripbook}

Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo and have a margarita for me!

Favorite New Silhouette

Some of the standout pieces in Italian designer, Ermanno Scervino's Spring/Summer 2009 collection:

{photos from WWD via She Breathes}

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ridiculous Rodarte

It's easy to understand the fashion world's latest fascination with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte's ingenious yet surprisingly low-key designers.  They present something new, intricately crafted, and almost dream-like pieces season after season.  While the current economy is driving designers to create more sellable, watered down versions of themselves, the Mulleavy girls refuse to compromise the integrity of their designs.  

The Rodarte story had a meager beginning, with the self-taught sisters sewing in their parents basement, while juggling retail jobs, putting every penny into their meticulous dresses.  They learned basic construction and draping by deconstructing a Chanel gown.  Picking up old-world techniques, and couture detailing, the girls began to unintentionally reinvent ready-to-wear as we know it.

The sisters arrived in New York with a suitcase full of dresses, going to every fashion editor and top buyers looking for a break.  Tenacity and talent landed them in the office of none other than the great Anna Wintour, who immediately began shooting their garments for Vogue and helped place them with top buyers around the globe .  

After consistently wowing fashion editors and celebutantes for several seasons now, it is rumored the Rodarte girls will be branching out to bridal this summer for filmmaker Miranda July.

I found these images on Mika's Seven Eight blog and immediately fell in love!  If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should.