Saturday, August 30, 2008

Really Obsessed With: Priestess Clothing


It's funny how someone's style can drift so much in such a short amount of time. Last year around this time, I was all about the cutesy, matchy thrift-store look (wouldn't be caught dead in anything dark and twisted), and today, I've ALL about the sculptural, modern pieces that I eschewed not so long ago. Priestess' clothes are perfect for the here and now, and designer Cody Ross has basically perfected the architectural femme-fatale thing that I love so much. Alas, his show at Fashion Week is going to be when I'm still on the plane (September 4th--via Expose NY), but Cody promised me a dress-up play date! Expect lots of giddy pictures, lovely readers!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Inspired By: Hedi Slimane's Diary


I'm a terrible photographer (which partially explains for the lack of outfit posts), so I really appreciate really good photographer. The new V Magazines are littered with Hedi Slimane's brilliant photography which prompted me to return to the man's online photo diary which I've left unread for way too long. And ack! Such brilliance! Make sure you browse through the ocular feast for yourself. Visit: here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fresh Junk: American Apparel Afrika Pring


Prints at American Apparel! The Afrika line consists of printed leggings (which are borderline Zubaz), a headband, a cute bandeau bra, and this tube dress. The black version is a bit more versatile than the red, but both are cute additions to your assumedly growing collection of body-con pieces. Bonus: they'd be perfect for upcoming fratty Jungle parties you know you're dying to head back to (look for more themed party posts soon!)

Friday, August 22, 2008

OMG Why: Melissa Clogs


It's no surprise that I'm generally a fan of pretty ugly things (I'm in the facebook group even! That's how you know I'm telling the truth!). So my first reaction upon seeing this plastic clog on the Melissa website was one of delight. "Lookit how shiny it is," I cooed. "It's so chunky! So modern! So sculptural!" Then I realized that no, despite it being all those things, it's still a black, plastic Dutch clog and even if you could wear it with a sackful of irony, you're still going to be wearing a clog. Case closed.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fresh Junk: Topshop Platforms


While I generally agree that Forever21 is the Topshop of the United States, it really doesn't compare with our Euro friends when it comes to unique, fashion-forward designs. While Forever21 usually is a cheap carbon copy of runway favorites, Topshop's merchandise always has a bit of originality (although it's plenty inspired). Case in point: these shoes. You can totally see the Marni and Prada flavors, but it's not a total duplicate. Absolutely cannot wait for the Topshop store to open in NY this fall.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fresh Junk: Margiela Ripoffs


I'm baaaaack! Thanks to Ben for the Photoshop help--I promise that I'll be updating MUCH more regularly now.

These "celebrity censored" sunglasses from Fred Flare are unfortunately sold out, but I wonder if they were on sale before the Margiela L'Incognitos? In any case, the boat might have left the harbor regarding this trend, but I'm a sucker for a sick pair of sunglasses.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Check the Hotties: Fashion Bunnies


I tend to veer more towards leath-uh than lace, and I'm always one to eschew cuteness for something a bit more edgy, but I have to say that I'm not too upset over this inundation of bunny-related fashion icons that's recently taken over my google reader. Oh Star Von Bunny, Fifi Lapin and Bunny Bisous, you make me want to toss all my studded and sharp things and start fresh with florals and rosettes and lots of soft and friendly pieces.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Really Obsessed With: Studded Shoes


I'm home again, resting up, seeking out Photoshop and planning on a huge retrospective post to pay penance for my extraordinarily bad blogging etiquette--but before I do all that, I just want to direct your attention to just how freakin' sick these shoes are. If I'm not mistaken, they're both from this one place on Lafayette St. (all you in the area, help a sista out with the name?). The entire store is stocked to the brim with custom-studded shoes, boots and jackets as well as vintage tees, distressed denim and everything else you could imagine showing up in Erin Wasson's closet. I'm KICKING myself for not picking something up while I was there, but I'm going back in September (MORE ON THIS LATER DUDES) so I'll be able to cash in on the studded fun.

EDIT: so the store's called Bess and doesn't really have a real website, but I'll take plenty of pictures when I return.