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Doily Doily Do Da Da

September 17, 2012
tags: , , blouse, , doily, ecco, , , joe fresh, , mint, , , skirt, , , ,
by Sonia

I never considered doilies on clothing until Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 collection. After that it was like “Grandma, remove that doily from beneath your vase (editors note: pronounced vah-zz) and stitch that to my body!”

While the Louis Vuitton collection is about as unattainable to me as the crown jewels, my beloved Asos happened to create a skirt that’s almost an exact replica. It’s a bit rogue of me to have something so dainty in my closet, but I have not a single ounce of buyers remorse.

We’ll see how I translate this into the cooler months though. Perhaps I’ll go totally offensive and pair it with a flannel and combat boots.

WHO KNOWS.

Joe Fresh shirt | Asos Skirt | Proenza Schouler bag | Ecco heels c/o | Vintage sunglasses

// photos by Gillian Smelick

Looking Ahead

January 2, 2012
tags: 3.1, , altuzarra, balenciaga, barbara bui, bcbg max azria, Burberry Prorsum, camilla and marc, , Christopher Bailey, , cotton candy, , , , , giles, j. mendel, Jason Wu, , karl lagerfeld, , , , metallic, , olivier theyskens, , pastels, phillip lim, pinks, prabal gurung, , , , , , , , , theyskens theory, , tribal, ,
by Sonia

{ From left to right: Mary Katrantzou, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Camilla and Marc }

To me, the new year is about looking ahead; thinking about how you want the year to turn out, things you hope to accomplish, and of course the clothes you’re going to wear. Since fashion is always a season ahead, I’ve been sitting on my favorite trends and looks for spring since last September. Suffice it to say, my buns are sore and it’s time I stood up and shared them!

Take the floral prints above.  At first all I could think was “flowers? for spring? groundbreaking.” (we all know that Devil Wears Prada quote) but then as I reexamined I realized that these aren’t your average peonies and roses, these are some crazy city chic flowers that are as vibrant as a tropical school of fish!

And while we’re on the vibrant note, let’s discuss the jazzy tinfoil treats below. I’m a big fan of metallics - on my feet, on my body, on my silverware - and I am loooovin the colorful metallic tones from last season’s runway. The holographic iridescent leather trousers from Theyskens’ Theory (second from the right) had me totally transfixed on the runway and ditto goes for the Prabal Gurung dress on the far left. Both have that sleek feminine look while still being entirely unusual and daring.

(Keep reading! More trends and descriptions below!)

{ Prabal Gurung, Suno, Balenciaga, Theyskens Theory, Giles }

Now, I’ve never been one for pastels; they wash me out and have always felt a bit too Easter eggy for me. But oh, these cotton candy hues had me droooooling and it’s not just because I love me some cotton candy. The colors seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jill Stuart, Versace, etc. had a crisper feel that made them sophisticated instead of baby-chick-in-a-basket-cheesy. Though I’ll have to see how they look on my skin tone, I’m looking forward to trying out some mint green and strawberry sorbet hues come springtime.

{ Prada, J. Mendel, Jill Stuart, Versace, 3.1 Phillip Lim }

 Give me a tribal print any day of the week and I am as happy as a beaver in a dam. Alexander Wang (far left) went the sportier route while BCBG (far right) took me on an island cruise with resort ready dresses and kaftans. And you gotta love Christopher Bailey for putting all those embellishments and rich tones on the staple Burberry trench coats! As much as I love the signature trench, it’s refreshing to see the switch up, especially with crazy collar and lining ornamentation.

{ Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Burberry Prorsum, Barbara Bui, BCBG Max Azria }

Last, but certainly not least, we have the heavily structured and detailed candy colored dresses that dominated (and I mean dominated) the runways at Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Again, normally something I would shy away from, but hot diggity dog if Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty were getting dressed today this is most certainly what they’d be wearing. Between Marc Jacobs’ broderie anglaise at Louis Vuitton (far left) to the lacey details at Oscar de la Renta (center) to the razor cut outs at Valentino (far right), I’m going to have to give my spring evening attire a complete and utter makeover!

{ Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Valentino }

Can we just go ahead and skip winter?

»· Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny ·«

July 7, 2011
tags: best style photos, , cut offs, doc martens, , , , , , , , , , , sunglasses, the cramps
by Sonia

Obvi this one goes without saying, but she’s too cool not to feature. What I love about Chloë Sevigny’s style is that it doesn’t necessarily fit into a single category but it’s certainly eclectic. Her red carpet looks always have a sophisticated edge and in terms of her day-to-day looks? who doesn’t love a good vintage tee and a pair of Doc Martens?! I’m pretty sure she invented the denim cut-off and no one looks better in sockies and sandals than she does.

This is the first of my “style icons” that had me online shopping/browsing equally as much as finding suitable photos for this post. As if I didn’t already want all of the Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony collections, seeing her wearing every piece made me want them even more. Hello eBay, we meet again.  Or for that matter, if anyone is a size 8 or 8.5 and selling any of her shoes - email me stat!!!

There’s such a unique simplicity to her look that makes her style feel totally attainable but at the same time somewhat difficult to pull off. There’s no denying that Chloë’s got an attitude that makes rocking head-to-toe Louis Vuitton look just as easy as a pair of broken in Levi’s and a vintage Cramps tee (yet another item I’ve been coveting for years). Chloë, if you’re reading this, I’d love at least half of your wardrobe.

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photos via tfs

Clutching To It

March 1, 2011
tags: celine clutch, clutch, clutches, colorful clutches, , fashionable clutches, handbags, jak & jil, , , small clutch, ,
by Sonia

When it comes to bags, I’ve always preferred the oversize tote that I can throw my entire life into. And when I say entire life, I’m not exaggerating. Many of my bags not only fit my essentials (see here), but they also seem to hold an unnecessary amount of loose change and old wrappers/receipts, and at times, my dog Finn. Although that’s stretching it a bit.

Anyways, after seeing and falling in love with the above Celine clutch on the streets during New York Fashion Week, I thought maybe it’s time to ditch my large carryalls and make the ol’ switcheroo to a smaller more ladylike clutch. So, this past weekend I pulled out my one and only clutch for a night out with some friends and I’m not going to lie, it was pretty nice not having to spend five minutes rummaging through my bag just trying to find my wallet. That being said, there’s a time and a place for a clutch and my everyday life just isn’t going to be able to fit into a tiny little purse I carry around in my hand. However, I do plan on investing in some more clutches as I don’t think I’ve ever seen or carried a bag that felt as equally edgy as it did elegant and sophisticated. Here are some inspirational images I’ve gathered for my next clutch purchase:

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photos via here, here & here

Perfectly Elevated

December 23, 2010

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the heels that I get to wear. A festive frock wouldn’t look right without a killer pair of heels to go with it. Just like an LBD, a pair of LBS’s (Little Black Stilettos) always do the trick but there’s something to be said for the more eccentric, eye-catching heel. Truth be told I find my walk and overall posture to be that much greater when I’m in love with the heels that I am wearing.

Building a shoe collection is something that will take a lifetime, but it’s never too late to start. So before I slip into my favorite pair of Marni heels for my friend’s Christmas party tonight I thought I’d share some lust-worthy shoes that easily take the lead as my most coveted shoe box.

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photos via google image & jak&jil