9/28/14

Mess it up a bit

The Fashion Club SS15 starring Jessica Mau, Jil Sander NAVY SS01, Kate Moss by David Sims

A closer look at the mood board from The Fashion Club's SS15 look book styling. This one was for hair. I knew I wanted to put bangs on Jess (note: she doesn't actually have bangs), but not the typical fringe. Instead, Abe and I went for a purposely "messed up" chop with razored ends which kept the look clean but with a nod to punk.

Although many pieces in the collection are classic and timeless, make no mistake about it, she is a rebel. To be empowered is to take many forms, but one of the easiest forms of such expression is to simply not care about looking pretty.

Now... you can go overboard and dress like a tomboy. Shop in the men's section. Keep borrowing your boyfriend's clothes. However, no matter what you wear, you cannot escape the fact that you are a woman.

And what a glorious fact that is. In my mind, she is someone who moves gracefully in and out of multiple contexts. Intelligent and thoughtful whilst sexy and subversive. She embraces sub-culture, the dark and unconventionally pretty, but remains defiantly female. And all the poetry which comes from such beauty. She doesn't want to be "one of the boys." Because only little boys would want someone who dresses just like them. Rather, she is singular; that little boys would dare to ask "do men find you intimidating?"

The answer is yes. But perhaps, not to a real man.

9/27/14

Fall in

Anja Rubik by Lachlan Bailey styled by GĂ©raldine Saglio for Vogue Paris

Love this photo from the October story for Vogue Paris. Actually, the whole editorial is really amazing. I "fall" for epic fall stories set amongst a lush bed of greens. It reminds me off my other most favorite fall story of all time shot by Inez & Vinoodh starring Jessica Miller for Harper's Bazaar.

Water line

Kevyn Aucoin eye pencil

So my friends don't believe me when I tell them I have to wear three eyeliners (yes... three!) at a time - including pencil, shadow, and liquid. My eyes are so small they literally EAT eyeliner. But no matter how many I put on I always make sure to line my water line.

If its too thick I feel its inappropriate for daytime. But I find just a little bit applied to the most inner part of the bottom lash line gives even small eyes like mine the definition that it needs. Now you know my secret.

9/26/14

Christophe Lemaire SS15

Christophe Lemaire SS15

I'll be posting some of my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week starting with this look from Christophe Lemaire. I need a pair of tailored boyfriend jeans in white. Just a really effortless and elegant day look.

9/22/14

Black and navy


The Fashion Club coat, shirt, Frame Denim jeans

One of my favorite color combinations... it's just really dark and romantic to me. Mixing textures is also a favorite of mine. This time, it's silk, denim, and nylon. I usually wear this outfit with my white Stan Smith's, my hair up, and call it a day.

A Business of Fashion editor compared this nylon to Prada when taking a look at the line during private appointments this past NYFW. It is available for sale next week when we launch our brand new e-commerce... eeee!

9/18/14

Statement rings

RepossiTom WoodTiffany & Co.

As you might have noticed, I don't wear a lot of jewelry. Well, not the stacking kind that is. These are great to wear when you want to keep your neckline clean but still have a bit of jewelry on. To just wear one feels rebellious. And the graphic element is a nice touch. They're not cheap. But remember, you only need one.

So which one do you prefer?

East meets East End



Lara Stone styled by Melanie Ward for W Magazine

Love this editorial starring Lara Stone and styled by Melanie Ward for W Magazine. The mood is totally right for the time. That bit of Eastern influence by way of Ikebana style motifs and actual kimonos infuses romanticism to an otherwise very New Wave styling. It's sleek without being cliche.