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DIY: Stuffed Fur Stole

March 20, 2013
tags: , , , do it yourself, , fur, fur stole, , lemur, moda operandi, , puppy, , , , stuffed animal,, , vika gazinskaya
by Sonia


Having worked in the fashion industry for several years now, prices rarely surprise me. Clothes are expensive these days, but accessories take the cake for several months worth of rent. I still roll my eyes at a pair of shoes well over 1K and find the price of a Birkin bag to be ridiculous, but I normally know what to expect upon walking into a store like Barney’s. However, I was slapped in the face by a price tag a few days ago and I’m not sure I’ll ever recover.

I saw the above photo of the unstuffed animal stole on during Paris Fashion Week and began a feverish online hunt to track one down. Countless Etsy sites offered up similar faux stoles, but I wanted that one. I decided to put the fuzzy friend on the back burner, certain that its online presence would turn up eventually. Well turn up it did but at a price that not even I, lover of all things stuffed animal, could justify.


The stoles are by Vika Gazinskaya and can currently be purchased on Moda Operandi for the hefty sum of $2,000. That’s right, the lemur stuffed animal — which they call a raccoon — that looks so much like the fuzzy friends you snuggled with on a nightly basis as a kid costs as much as a nice studio apartment in NYC.

So what does one do when they can’t afford the real deal? They DIY. Behold three options below that cost next to nothing.


First, we have our stuffed animal hat. Though I have yet to figure out how to secure such an accoutrement on my head, I’m positive that this look will have me street style snapped in no time. Tommy Ton, meet me in 10?


Then we have the Teddy Bear stole; a personal favorite of mine. Notice how my well-worn teddy balances gracefully on my shoulder? She looks like she’s having a much better time than that $2K plush racoon/lemur. Plus she’s versatile and can double as a snuggle buddy and/or pillow.


And last, but certainly not least, we have the real animal. Finn’s longer body wrapped perfectly around my shoulders and his legs even dangled like the fox scarf pictured above. If you don’t have your own dog or cat at home, I fully support you borrowing one off the street that goes well with your outfit.

A Week in Review

April 20, 2012
tags: , aztec blanket, , , boots, bunny iphone, , charming charlie, ecco, , , , necklaces, , , , , , sunglasses, usa
by Sonia

This week sucked. I felt stressed from the time I woke up in the morning to the time I went to bed, I had a full blown tears meltdown yesterday, I have a zit on my face that warrants it’s own zip code, I burnt the roof of my mouth on quinoa — basically I’m worn down.  So, as you can imagine, a weekend in Miami with two of my best friends for a friend’s wedding is just what the doctor ordered.

Here’s a little look at moments from this week that didn’t suck - a preview of my new favorite jewelry brand: Charming Charlie, playing cat with my friend Sevan, and finding the perfect pair of vintage Gucci sandals to go with the dress I’m wearing tonight.

Have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday, hopefully with a sunburn tan!

{ Gorgeous necklaces at the Charming Charlie preview }

{ Picking out colors for my living room }

{ Must-have fall boots by Ecco }

{ Photo not included in yesterday’s post: me flying through the air like a cat }

{ Shoes and necklace ready for Miami! }

Crazy Cat Lady

February 20, 2012

I have a real weakness for cat-printed clothing. Ok, fine. I have a real weakness for cats; but since this is a fashion blog, let’s stick to how cats may or may not have replaced the polka dot.

I’d like to think that it all began when Miu Miu sent out a line-up of sassy cat-printed pieces for its Spring 2010 collection* but I have a feeling it started well before then. Either way, I’ve picked up my fair share of pieces that would meow if they could, but nearly lost 9 lives when I saw the Glamour x Opening Ceremony Cat Embroidered Sweater on some of my favorite bloggers and editors during Fashion Week.

There was no question that this little sweater would soon make it’s way into my closet — though I did have some trouble deciding between the black and the white. I ultimately chose white because it reminds me of Kitten Marie from the Aristocats, but don’t be surprised if you find the black one sneaking it’s way into an outfit post in the near future…

*Note: If anyone is willing to part with any piece of this collection — namely the cat-print collar — I will gladly rip take it off your neck hands.

// photos via Tommy Ton & Google Image Search

NYFW Photo Diary #1

February 13, 2012
tags: altuzarra, , bcbgmaxazria, , coats, collection, cushnie et ochs, f/w 2012, fall 2012, , jackets, Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, nyfw, photo diary, photo journal, photographs, presentation, rachel antonoff, , , richard chai, richard chai love, , , season, show, , tommy hilfiger, winter 2012
by Sonia

Hello from the depths of Fashion Week! I’m going to have to make the writing portion of this post short and sweet since I need to be up in 5 hours and am working on a deadline, but I couldn’t not share some photos from the past few days! So far my favorite collections have been Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Helmut Lang, Suno, and Jill Stuart. No surprise there seeing as how they’re all some of my favorite designers.

As for my sanity? Things have been going pretty smoothly aside from the fact that the memory card closure to my Canon snapped off and I thus cannot use it. Other than that it’s been a whirlwind of fun and I can’t wait for the next few days of fashion adventure! Be sure to follow me on twitter, instagram, and tumblr for of the minute updates.

I’ll be back tomorrow; until then, check out these photos from the first few days of NYFW (*note: I wasn’t able to snag photos at every show, but these are some of the highlights).


Love the pattern overlays of this BCBG dress

Richard Chai

Pajama pants and cozy knit sweaters strike again!

Jason Wu

No need to work on your biceps when you can sport these furry guns

Cushnie et Ochs

Love the back cutout of these black gown

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone jackets and color palette gave me a Rag(ing) Bone(r)

Rachel Antonoff

Yes, that model is holding a cat. And yes, I hung out with that cat for an awkwardly long time…


I was into the makeup (and that guy has a lot of earrings…)

Tommy Hilfiger

Hands down coolest runway setup

What my life looks like behind the behind-the-scenes during NYFW