After quite a lull in blogging, I'm starting up again due to a combination of new year's resolution and angst/frustration. I felt in great need of a space to just blurt out my ideas/thoughts/opinions/inspirations/style, art, culture, and life happenings. Just a place to share with those who crave the fast paced world of wearable art, just like me.
In Sync With: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1. Tuleste Market Large Hammered Squares Choker 2. Thakoon Sequin Mini Short 3. McQ-Alexander McQueen Stretch Leather Shorts 4. Sass & Bide A Girl Like Me Shorts 5. Kimberly Ovitz Martin Cutout Dress with Long Sleeves 6. Kiki de Montparnasse Fringe Benefits Necklace 7. Givenchy Shoes Open Toe Zip Front High Heel Booties 8. Alexander Wang Long Sleeve Fitted Dress
Lace, sequins, hot pants, oh my. But wait, did I forget mention that all of your favorite pieces and mine are featured on some daring guys in this film? Achem, welcome to Transylvania. I'm currently pining after some high waisted leather shorts, lingerie inspired dresses, bustiers, and edgy zippered heels. Throw on a metallic chunky choker and you'll be sure to make a statement.
Hailing from Khrakov, Ukraine, Bob Basset is one artist who can keep up with the pack. Inspired by his childhood litter-mates--his family had six dogs--Basset has opened a world of mystical leather clad creature accessories. I can't wait to get my claws on them.
Oh, did I fail to mention his matching "Paws for Hands"? Winter mittens will never be the same, but unfortunately, these bad boys don't run cheap. At about $1,000 just for the feet, these hand crafted and custom fit/designed lace-ups will chew right through your pocket--and mine. Sigh, I guess I'll stick to furry coats and loud galloping heels to channel the call of the wild.
Dating back to Yves Saint Laurent's peasant tops, the 60's have always been a key influence in current style, my wardrobe included. Thus, with the 40th anniversary of Woodstock approaching on August 15th, Women's Wear Daily asked today's "young and the restless" designers to give their two cents on the trends of the time. Interested to see what your favorite grunge designers and mine came up with? I think these sketches just might surprise you! Prabal Gurung: Where to even begin? Maybe I'll frame it? The perfect touch in a plain space.
Peter Som: Alexander Wang: Well, that's a bit different from the leather and denim clad models we see trudging down his runways.
Bensoni: Spoiler Alert!: Look for similarities to this sketch in Bensoni's S/S collection!
Bibhu Mohapatra: Koi: Cushnie et Ochs: Altuzarra: Where can I get my hands on this??
An "Aquarian Exposition" in White Lake, NY, Woodstock serves as probably the most influential moment in rock and roll history...it's not hard to see why.
It's been about six months since the debut of Christopher Sauvee's "Save Anna" (Against The French Vogue Invasion) T-shirts, but you know what, some things never get old. And so, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. This shirt says it all. How could we forget the controversy over the "Bananas" t-shirt. Does the Rachel Zoe catch phrase ring a bell? "I die." On another note: how great are the fur coats featured in this campaign? TDF right? I couldn't agree more! I can't wait for suburbia to freeze over, so that I can start wearing mine again! The Devil may still wear Prada, but you know, she wears it well.
So, I'm currently craving Leigh & Luca Scarves. My collection (gifted from my boss, Katie--I intern at her NYC based PR firm--and Gillian Leigh of L&L!): With the fall approaching, you're probably ready to pack away your summer sarongs and hit a few rounds of spray tanning to keep that beach glow fresh. Well...HALT. That great cotton or silk wrap--which ever you fancy--currently tied around your waist can be draped around your neck as the temperatures drop, cue, sarong today, scarf tomorrow. My bestie Leigh & Luca scarves which are always in tow, rain or shine, in planes, trains, and automobiles, serve a year round purpose and as one of the ultimate accessories in my closet. Don't have one of these bad boys? Lucky for you the S/S '09 Collection is now 30% off, so start clicking that mouse. The best part of these funking amazing scarves though? They come with a nifty "how-to wear" guide. I'm a personal fan of "The Jesse James" with my What Comes Around Goes Around Leather Jacket. Can you say biker babe chic? I totally dig that style. I would also like to personally thank Josh Peskowitz from Style.com for coining his go-to scarf look (and mine)! My version of the josh below with my Jill Stuart F/W RTW Ink Velvet Military Blazer: Made from fabrics over 100 years old with print and embroidered artwork done by hand, these pieces make me think OOAK (one of a kind). I'll surely be wearing mine all year round.