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January 17, 2012

Alexander McQueen

As someone who dresses a little more simply on a day-to-day basis, details are really important to me. For example, I love it when pants are lined with a bright color or when a collar is decorated with studs. The Spring 2012 runways were full of details but the gold adornments were the ones that caught and nestled in my eye. I mean, who doesn’t love a little gold bling in their everyday wear?

To put my art history major to good use, let me just say that Balmain’s collection was like Art Deco meets Byzantium with its angular lines decked out in gold. And then there’s Valentino with those perfect gold studs that seem to be the brand’s new defining factor. Jill Stuart may have been an Easter egg in fabric and colors but the nails were bedazzled in gold dots that I’m officially dubbing my next DIY. Dries Van Noten dabbled in the metallic hue with hints of copper on their shoes and Gucci had an Art Deco 1920s collection that I’d give my first child for. But if I had to choose a single gold embellishment for my Spring 2012 wardrobe, I’d have to go with Yves Saint Laurent’s gold-plated pepto bismol pink loafers that I hope to buy the second they hit stores.

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Jill Stuart

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Yves Saint Laurent

Jolly Ranchers On My Feet

December 22, 2011

What did I tell ya about these shoes? Aren’t they amaaaazing!? They were the first thing I put in my suitcase when I was packing to come to San Francisco; I even considered putting them in my carry-on just in case I lost my luggage.

I wanted to give them a proper debut so I paired them with my all time favorite blazer in the entire universe and beyond (whooaaa what’s out there!?) by Elizabeth and James for an evening at The Nutcracker. I love feeling like I’m walking around on orange jolly rancher heels and if you gave me enough champagne I might even lick them. Just kidding. No seriously! I’m KIDDING! That’s gross.

I have a few more holiday parties to attend before Christmas and have a prettay prettay prettaaay good feeling these candy heels are going to come with me to each and every one of them.

{ Elizabeth & James blazer (also worn here), Hudson jeans c/o, Dries Van Noten heels, clutch made by my Mom }

Shopping Blackout

December 13, 2011
tags: , blackout, , , lucite heel, , , , , , texture
by Sonia

Meet my new Dries Van Noten babies. Orange lucite heel? Check! Multi-textured? Check! Porn for my feet? Check!

I saw these suckers on sale at Barneys this past weekend and was P.O.’d because they weren’t in my size. So, after trying on a few pairs of Miu Mius, Pradas and Wangs, I made one last lap around the sale section and shazam! there they were, the Dries Van Notens I’ve been goo goo gah gah for for months! The next few minutes are a bit of a blur as I darted toward the closest seat like a hungry lion and fastened the shoes of my dreams to my feet. Without so much as a blink of the eye, I whipped out my credit card and next thing I knew I was walking outside clutching my Barneys bag like a football.

Blacking out because of complete and utter excitement is truly the best.

Spring 2010: DRIES VAN NOTEN

October 6, 2009

Dries Van Noten is one of my favorite designers because you can always expect to see something colorful and different than anything else you have seen in the season. This years collection was all about mismatching a variety of prints from different countries. Van Noten stuck with an earthy palette, pulling prints from Uzbekistan to South Asia.

Stiff square jackets were juxtaposed against beautifully wraped and draped skirts. Silky shirts and trousers looked European chic, but also looked comfortable enough to wear on a 10 hour plane ride.

What I love most about Dries Van Noten is his understanding of patterns and color. He has an eye for being able to put the most intricately detailed patterns together and making the match look seamless. A lot of times, too much pattern can look like a Pollock gone wrong, but Van Noten knows how to put together prints that create a beautiful silhouette.

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Dries Van Noten Shoes

September 17, 2009

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