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» · Style Icon: Abbey Lee Kershaw · «

November 2, 2011
tags: 2008, abbey lee, abbey lee kershaw, abby lee, , , fur, goth, , , kershaw, , model street style, numero, , , , , , style icon of the month, thrifted,
by Sonia

Even though my new job has me looking and learning about models everyday, I’ve been following Abbey Lee Kershaw’s style religiously ever since I saw her in a Numéro editorial back in 2008. It’s only in the last few years that she’s started popping up on all the street style blogs which means my style stalking has grown sufficiently.

There are few people who have as unique a style as Abbey Lee, in fact it’s so unique it’s practically impossible to replicate. This isn’t only because so much of her clothing is vintage and/or thrifted, she also has an ability to put unexpected yet complementary pieces together that the best I can do is compare her style to dadaism. Maybe I’m making a stretch there, but fashion=art and vice versa right?

I think the biggest thing that I take away from her personal style is that while simple, staple pieces are always key, it’s also good to go outside your comfort zone and wear something totally outlandish and statement making (i.e. her Oscar the Grouch green fur coat). Or maybe that’s just my excuse for having such a ridiculous jacket collection…

† • Autumn Inspirations • †

August 23, 2011
tags: aztec, best nyc bloggers, , , , , grave, gypsy, inspiring images, jim morrison, , , , , the 70s, tombstone
by Sonia

My style and inspirations are always developing and changing, and this month I’ve been all about bohemian, gypsy flair. A lot of my style is based around whatever I feel most confident in that day and lately I’ve been flocking toward simple silhouettes with lots of jewelry and bulky boots. This is probably because I’m beyond sick of my summer clothes and impatiently awaiting fall. TICK TOCK HURRY UP!

So, as I begin to work on my Fall mood board I thought I’d share a few images of the things that are inspiring me this season. Feathers, the moon, the 70s, and worn in favorites - maybe I’m more predictable than I thought?

»· Style Icon : Gillian Zinser ·«

August 4, 2011
tags: , , , , gillian zinser, gillian zinser style, , ,
by Sonia

I’ve only been a follower of Gillian Zinser for a few months but it only took a few seconds for me to consider her one of my style icons. She’s got the bohemian look down to a T and clearly wears far more vintage than any other brand or designer. My kind of girl!

I love how she pieces structured elements like cropped leather jackets and cinched button-downs with more billowy pieces like her maxi skirts and oversized dresses. Much like some of my other style icons like Zoe Kravitz and Georgia Jagger, Gillian’s style is evidently laid back and yet she looks so put together regardless of if she’s walking a red carpet or a grey sidewalk. Can’t you just see her style becoming more and more like Rachel Zoe’s? The queen of bohemian sophistication!

Defining Moments

May 5, 2011
tags: 1920s, 1960s, , , bourgeois, , , , girl, , inspirational images, my style, , , ,
by Sonia

Someone recently asked me to describe my personal style and I think I looked at them with a blank expression for about half a minute before mumbling out some long description that made me sound like a pretentious poop. Truth be told I don’t think I really have a style that can be categorized, I’m really a day-t0-day type of person. However, I’ve been putting a lot more thought into it and I’d like to think that my style is a melting pot of all the places that I love in the world - a little California girl, a little Parisian bourgeois, a little edgy New Yorker…no? Or perhaps a mix of the eras that I love - 1920s flapper meets 1940s sophistication meets 1960s hippie meets 1980s punk? Golly gosh I just don’t know. See how jumbled I am about this!?

In an effort to “define my style” I’ve pulled together some images that inspire my outfits on a day-to-day basis.

How would you define your style?

images accumulated from various sites over a very long period of time (weheartit, tumblr, etc)

Extra Bits

March 18, 2011

One of the hardest things about blogging is choosing the pictures that go up on the site. I know that I always look forward to outtakes from other blogs, and thought I’d take it a step further and post a never before seen outfit/series of photos to kick start the weekend. I wore this outfit a few weeks ago before my friend Sev came over for a night of vino and dressing up in an outfit inspired by Black Swan (see here).

It’s been great to be back in San Francisco with family and old friends and although it’s always hard for me to leave, I admit that I’m ready to get back into the New York swing of things. But until then, I plan on thoroughly enjoying my last few days of peace and quiet in the comfort of the home I grew up in. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

{ Zara sweater, Forever21 dress, Hue tights, J.Crew boots (last seen here), Accessorize necklace }

Also, be sure to check out even more of my outfits over on Glamour’s Young + Posh Network as well as my Facebook page!!