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Do My Ankles Turn You On?

October 23, 2013

Ankles

While at dinner the other night, the topic of ass men vs. breast men came up. For those of you just hearing these terms, it’s my belief, and many other people’s for that matter, that when it comes down to one or the other — a Sophie’s Choice situation, if you will — there are men who prefer the butt and men who prefer the boobs. Though I am not a man — but wouldn’t it be cool to be one for a day? — something tells me this has to do with how they like their hands to be filled: encasing our derrieres or kneading our grab bags. Either way, it’s apparent that the preferred area be supple, or so I thought…

During this mid-meal T vs. A discussion, I learned about a new area of the body that makes a man move from six to midnight; the ankle. That’s right, that boney area poking out from the bottom of your trousers or the top of your stilettos apparently has the same appeal as the lady bits you’re likely more used to and aware of flaunting. At first I thought this was a fetish thing, like people who love feet or belly buttons or nostrils, but after a little investigatory work, it turns out that ankles are a legitimate…turn on(?!).

To give a brief lesson in history, ankles were one of the ways women could really “seduce” a man in the eighteenth century since their boobs were already perked up and on display. So, is it possible that ankles hold as much tantalizing power as they did back during the Regency Era? Probably not since ankles are about as visible and inconsequential today as a nose. But in looking at the above image, I can’t deny the sensuality of the naked ankles at right  (slut!) and the provocativity (I made up this word) of the ones just poking out between the cuffed denim and gold brogues at left (tease!). So, I suppose the lesson here is that, when it comes to seducing a man, we should take a little more caution when shaving around the ankle bones and neglect our socks until our exposed joints can no longer handle the brisk breeze. I guess it’s a good thing that culottes are in and that I love flaunting my shoes as much as I do.

Worth the Wait

December 19, 2012
tags: , acne, alexa, , army, , , boots, , celine, City, , , fur, , green parka, hood, house of harlow, , lined, , manhattan, , minusey, , , , personal, , pistol, plaid, , , resort 2013, , satchel, , , street photography, , , , , , wide leg
by Sonia

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With each season comes a trendy silhouette; the satchel bag, the ankle boot, the wide leg pajama pants, etc. And under this silhouette “umbrella” reside specific must-have items: the Mulberry ‘Alexa’ bag, the Alexander Wang bootie, the Marc Jacobs pant.

Sometimes I stand beneath this umbrella, decorating myself in as many trendy silhouettes as I (a.k.a. my bank account) can manage. Other times, I stick my nose in the air and let the rain fall in, unmoved by the current fads. And then there are those times that I am so late to the trend that I may as well have been living in a mole hole for the past few years unaware of any popular silhouettes settling beneath a season’s umbrella. Such is the case with my recent acquisition of this green parka jacket.

The selling point for me after all these years was the furry hood. I love how giant it is, and that it sits upright and perky around my shoulders (wow, it really sounds like I’m talking about an erection here, but let’s move beyond my word choice).

Growing up, I loved watching old movies with women dressed in luscious fur coats that practically engulfed them with their volume and buoyancy — kind of like a squirrel tail. So, when I saw how this fur hood encompassed its model, I knew my search for the human eating furry parka coat had come to an end.

This trend may have been around for awhile, but I’m glad I waited until I found the exact parka I was looking for.

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Minusey coat | Zara shirt | Madewell jeans | Acne boots | Proenza Schouler bag | Céline sunglasses | House of Harlow bracelet

//photos by Emily Malan

Your Five-Year-Old Self Had It Right

October 31, 2012
tags: blazer, , brick, c wonder, , , , joie, kelsi dagger, minusey, , , , printed pants, Ralph Lauren, , , , , , , ,
by Sonia

Apologies for the lack of posting this week! As I’m sure you’ve heard, Hurricane Sandy Cohen has taken quite a toll on New York City, but I’m happy to report that Finn and I are just fine.

Now, onto details of this outfit that is nothing like what I’ve been wearing since Sandy came to town.

Printed pants aren’t easy. It’s hard to find a flattering pair, and once you have you’re faced with the constant dilemma of going above and beyond by pairing them with other printed pieces, or keeping it simple with a plain top. As a print lover, it should come as no surprise that I went the above and beyond route.

Here’s my advice on doing so: don’t think twice about matching. I don’t care if there’s a smidge of orange in the print of your pants, that doesn’t mean you should be restricted to wearing an orange shirt; this isn’t prison. Be bold! Clash! Channel mucous and wear a snot green dress with a yellow blazer for all I care! The key is that accessories and outerwear are the perfect way to tie an outfit all together, which is why I went with neutral black accessories and a basic black blazer after I opted for a striped sweater atop my swirly printed pants.

My five year old self didn’t care about matching, and she doesn’t care now (unless she’s going for a head-to-toe matchy pajama look, in which case, match away). I’m done talking in the third person now.

Club Monaco blazer | Joie sweater (on sale!) | Topshop pants c/o | Kelsi Dagger heels | Ralph Lauren bag c/o | vintage watch | C.Wonder, Minusey, Noir and vintage bracelets | Catbird rings

// photos by Emily Malan

Oxblood

September 18, 2012
by Sonia

Before each Fashion Week I get a little nervous wondering if the on-trend silhouettes and color palettes will be A-OK for little miss Sonia. I had a minor heart attack last Spring when every runway had an array of pastel colors as the light hues seriously wash me out. This fall however, is showing perhaps one of my favorite colors of all time, oxblood (otherwise known as maroon/burgundy for the PETA-enthusiasts).

I was browsing through AllSaints the other day with my friend Suz, blabbering about how we’re both in need of a new leather jacket this season. Normally, I would dive for black as it’s the most versatile “color” in my fall/winter wardrobe, but the buttery bloody ox leathers (ew) were calling my name. SooOooOooOoooooonia!!!

I showed major restraint by not purchasing anything, but the jackets I saw have positioned themselves at the forefront of my mind. Seeing these also launched my desire to infiltrate even more of my wardrobe with the dark moody color. I’ve long had the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag in burgundy on my “must-have” list, and let’s not forget that I dressed in an head-to-toe maroon outfit back in January.

In anticipation of the day that New York decides humidity is a climate of the past, here are some oxblood pieces I hope to sink my teeth into in the very near future.

Clockwise from top left:

AllSaints Leather Jacket | Isabel Marant pumps | Tom Ford lipstick in Black Orchid | Marc by Marc Jacobs Doctor bag | JW Anderson x Topshop sweater | T by Alexander Wang skirt | Alexander Wang booties

A Touch of Pink

May 24, 2012
tags: color bug, dye, , hair dye, January Jones, kevin murphy, , , pink, , , streaks, temporary color,
by Sonia

When it comes to hair I’m about as boring as it gets. Aside from my daily routine of shampoo, conditioner, and a touch of Moroccan Oil, my hair never changes. I don’t do up dos, I look weird with it straightened, and my arm gets tired after about five minutes with a curling iron. So basically I’ve had the same jellyfish tendrils for ten years, give or take a few inches/bangs, but I’m always looking for easy ways to change it up…just a bit.

I’ve grown curiouser and curiouser about this whole My Little Pony color streak trend. I’d never do anything permanent, but a temporary dip into the pink color pool could be fun for a day or two. Don’t you think? A friend of mine recently tested out Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug and said it rinsed out no problem (after about two washes). January Jones debuted a few subtle but sweet streaks of baby pink a few months ago and Oscar de la Renta sent neon streaked hair down his Resort 2012 runway. If Oscar approves you know it’s something worth testing.

So what do you think? Should I give the ol’ pink streak trend a try? Tell me before I dip my whole head in a pot of kool aid.