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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…

A Week in Review

October 28, 2011
tags: , , bowl, candy corn, coats, costumes, dietch pr, edgar allen poe, , , , pictures, , , , tales of mystery and horror, tompkins square dog park, weekend
by Sonia

{ A bowl of Candy Corn which I promptly devoured }

Everything I do this weekend will be Halloween related and I am PUUUMPED! Tonight I’m going to lay low, watch Hocus Pocus and put the final touches on my lamb costume. Tomorrow I’m dressing Finn up as a duck (he’s one every year) and hitting the dog park. Tomorrow night I’m off to a Halloween party with some friends. And Sunday I’ll be putting my final touches on my Halloween costume for Monday!

This week has been atrociously busy so I’m looking forward to nothing but fun and play this weekend. What are you all dressing up as?

{ An early morning dog park stroll with Finn }

{ Lighter jackets are swapped out for warmer coats }

{ Awesome necklaces at the Dietch PR Press Preview }

{ Spooky Poe stories that are definitely the cause of my weird dreams this week }

Style Icon: Daisy Lowe

April 7, 2011

Daisy Lowe has been one of my style inspirations for a few years now. While I immediately fell in love with her doe eyes and shaggy fringe haircut, my obsession and love for her style followed soon there after. I relate a lot to Daisy’s style actually, because I don’t think she really has a style that can be categorized and/or labeled. One day she looks elegant and feminine, another she looks like she just stepped off the back of a Harley Davidson. While there’s always a bit of an edge to Daisy’s look, she’s entirely unpredictable and you really get the vibe that when she gets dressed in the morning it’s all about what she feels like wearing and what she feels confident in. From the red carpet to Glastonbury, she always impresses me with her sartorial choices. And she definitely has me considering a shaggier haircut…

photos via tfs

Loving Lara

December 9, 2010
tags: 2010, british fashion awards, , gap teeth, gap tooth, givenchy, karl lagerfeld, lara stone, lips, , , model of the year, , , runway walk, top models
by Sonia

Don’t get me wrong, I love Freja, Bregje, Hanne and a dozen more but when it comes down to my favorite model Lara Stone easily takes the cake and it seems I’m not alone in my obsession as she was just named model of the year at the British Fashion Awards. While I’ve mentioned my love for a gap-toothed smile before (see here), it’s Lara’s uncommon model figure, sensual eyes and lips, laid back style and sassy attitude that puts her at the very top of my favorite model list.

She’s played the role of muse to Karl Lagerfeld, opened and closed shows for the biggest names in the fashion industry, and has been the face of countless advertisements like Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. And while that may all sound normal for an average sized model with a perfect runway walk, Lara Stone is so far off the typical model spectrum that her place in the fashion industry could easily be paralleled with that of Kate Moss. She’s frequently referred to as “busty”, “curvy”, and “voluptuous” and makes frequent cracks at her inability to walk in heels which obviously poses a bit of a challenge when it comes to walking the catwalk. And yet despite her atypical attributes, Lara has managed to make the fashion industry fall head-over-heels in love with her.

Here are some of my favorite images of her but to be honest it took me over an hour to narrow it down to just these - everything she does is perfection.


photos via tfs

Falling For…

October 25, 2010
tags: adventures, ashley smith, , beetles, blond hair, body, bottega veneta, bug jewelry, current obsessions, falling for, , figure, gap tooth, , , jean-charles de castelbajac, le petit prince, lindsey thornburg, lindsey thornburg cloaks, long blonde hair, , must-haves, navaho printed bags, no.6 clog boots, october, , pictures, s/s 2011 collection, scarabs, southwestern bags,
by Sonia

Every month I subconsciously make a list of things that I’m inspired by, lusting after and falling for. Many of these doodads are featured in at least one of my weekly blog posts, but I thought that as this month is coming to an end I’d feature a group of my current obsessions in one giant post:

1. Navaho Printed Bags - this bag (via) has to be one of the best vintage finds I’ve ever seen. I love the intricate stitching and faded colors which are all complimented by the luscious foxtail.

2. Long Blonde Hair - Every time I’ve grown my hair out to a length that I’m finally happy with, I go the hairdresser and they butcher it all off. After explaining to my latest hairdresser that I only wanted two inches snipped off, I ended up walking out of the salon with seven inches of my long blonde hair hacked off. I know, I know, hair always grows back, but until I get it back to the length that I’m most content with I cannot help but have serious hair envy of girls with locks that fall so beautifully down their backs.

3. No. 6 Clog Boots - There will always be those few items that I sway back and forth on whether or not I should buy. For the past few months I have been adding the No. 6 clog boots (here) to my online shopping carts but have never mustered up the courage to buy them. Well, the time has come - whether my bank account likes it or not, I’m going to purchase these No. 6 boots. I have no doubts that I will wear them practically everyday and that they’ll transition perfectly throughout each season.

4. Ashley Smith - Ashley Smith is quickly becoming one of my new favorite models. I love her gap-toothed smile, “womanly” figure, and the fact that she works out at the same gym as me.

5. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac S/S 2011 Collection - I love the bright, bold colors of this collection and that it was inspired by Le Petit Prince, travel and adventures. These are two of my favorite looks from the runway:

6. Bug Jewelry - I already wear a glow-in-the-dark bug bracelet everyday (see here), but I can’t seem to get enough of these crawly little creatures as jewelry pieces.


Right via Asos - Left via Bottega Veneta

7. Lindsey Thornburg - It’s been over six months since I blogged about Lindsey Thornburg (see here) and I still can’t get her cozy cloaks out of my mind. If only they were just a wee bit cheaper and I’d be wearing one right now.

What are you currently falling for?