Friday, August 31, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

us open chic

I spent the day watching tennis at the US Open today!

Now, tennis is a sport that I hold in very high regard. I am an incredibly unathletic person, but I did play tennis in high school -- looking back, it was a clear choice: the tennis team had the cutest uniforms. Pleated skirts, polos, preppy, preppy, preppy.

But today, tennis outifts have changed from their preppy past and become... well, remember this?


Maria Sharapova recently pulled it together a bit, even landing on's Ten Best Dressed of the Week in this little red Nike number:

But still, I think there's plenty of room for improvement.

Above, Calvin Klein resort 2008. Shorten that dress to mini-length, add some tennies, and you're not only gorgeous but totally tennis-appropriate.

Above, Nicole Miller resort 2008. The Classic white tennis dress. Practical -- pockets! for tennis balls! -- and chic.

Above, Burberry Prorsum resort 2008. If that was jersey or some sporty blend instead of satin, it'd be perfect.

Above, Dries Van Noten spring 2007. Potential broken ankles aside, it would be so cute if they'd play in these shoes. And you know, as long as we're thinking impractically with the shoes, I might as well just go all the way:

Above, Balenciaga fall 2007. Doesn't get much sportier than that.

Want to stay #1, Justine Henin? Break out the Balenciagas on the courts and you'll be golden.

at the risk of sounding cocky...

Why does everyone want to be like me?

First Trainwreck Richie steals my shades, then Jessica Alba shows up at the Teen Choice Awards in this yellow Yigal dress:

This is me, in my yellow Yigal dress, on my birthday in May:


Jessica, Nicole: get a new style icon. I quit.

everyone wants a piece

Is it just me, or is the fashion industry getting (no pun intended) trendy?

Every girl wants to work at Teen Vogue (thanks a lot, girls from The Hills), every pseudo-celebrity thinks they can be a designer (I'm talking to YOU, Amanda Bynes), and The Devil Wears Prada was just the catalyst for all the Ugly Bettys and Fashionista Diaries...

Now, even Myspace thinks they're a part of it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

a guessing game.

With the start of the Spring 2008 show season less than two weeks away, I've been doing a lot of thinking about what we're going to see.

Will Marc stay glam or go back to grunge? And for that matter, will all of Spring 08 be as ladylike as Fall 07?

Will Chloe's Andersson still be inspired by the angry girl, or might he go back to the sweet, classic Chloe girl?

Why does Nicky Hilton still think she's a designer?

Will Gemma be back on the New York runways?

What the hell is Snoopy In Fashion?

What on earth does Mr. Ghesquiere have up his sleeve for us??

This season in New York, I'm most looking forward to seeing Rodarte, Jill Stuart, Proenza Schouler (obviously), Ruffian, Rag & Bone, Abaete, and Jenni Kayne. And I must admit I'm a bit curious about Gwen's L.A.M.B. return.

(I also hate to admit to be looking forward to the fashion season celebrity sightings. Spring shows are notably more star-studded than fall, and with all the trainwrecks in the media these days, we do sort of have to wonder if Trailer Trash Spears or Pregnant Ex-Con Richie will show up.)

These are my favorite couple weeks of the year, lovelies. I'm getting excited!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

two things:

1. I just heard that Irina Lazareanu got arrested with her good pal Pete Doherty the other day for (what else?) drugs. Psh.


I love this.

Monday, August 20, 2007



I hate her.


I am way cuter in them.


Don't expect a new post very soon.

I'll be holed up in my room for the next few days reading my new 800+ page, several pound Vogue cover to cover.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Teri Hatcher for Badgley Mischka.

It's very important to note that in this case, by "sick" I mean "gross" and definitely not "cool." I thought the Olsen twins were also really inappropriate as models for Badgley Mischka, but I can't even tell you how much better those ads were. Teri Hatcher looks like she wishes she was doing a spread for Maxim.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Today, Saks is opening their new shoe floor-- a space so big the post office has assigned it its own zip code.

Stylist Philip Bloch is cutting the ribbon in the opening ceremony this morning, and then the masses will descend to enjoy the VIP room, expert repair services, two cafes, and, of course, the shoes.

I can't decide if 10022-SHOE sounds like a mecca, or if it sounds terrifying.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

i have a tiny problem with

The Misshapes.

I'll admit that once or twice in my much younger years (ok, two years ago...) my friends and I would collect our fake IDs, sneak into the parties, and act cool while desperately trying to get Merlin Bronques to take our picture for I am presently older and wiser, and though now legally of age to go to Misshapes parties, the desire to pretend I'm a hipster for a night is gone.

When I hear that Leigh Lezark is a modern style icon, it breaks my heart a little bit.

When I hear that Henri Bendel is exhibiting Misshapes photos and having them DJ at the store to promote their book launch (a book!?), it breaks my heart a lot. Colette, in Paris, is next up to promote the trio, which is even harder for me.

So I don't even want to talk about this latest House of Holland t-shirt:

Kate Moss hates the Mauritians

Apparently Kate Moss's Topshop line was produced using slave labor.

I'm sorry I'm not more surprised.

(I have to say, my favorite part of the article was Godfrey Deeny's inspired use of quotation marks: "...a collection 'designed' by supermodel Moss." Ha.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

i don't care what the Sartorialist says

Hammer pants are not okay.

Sure, we're always looking for something new and different (or old and different, as the case may be), but some things just look dumb.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

better than dakota fanning for marc jacobs

Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev is Louis Vuitton's new It boy:

And it's shot by Annie Leibovitz. And that's the Berlin Wall in the background. Pretty heavy stuff for an ad campaign whose previous star was Scarlett Johansson.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

very mixed feelings

I think Gwyneth Paltrow is beautiful, and she's been looking even better than ever in the past few years. But I'm not loving her on the new cover of W:

It's obviously very fashion-- more edgy than soft curls and a sweet smile. But that angle of her face makes her jaw look almost masculine, I think. And from the nose up, she looks strikingly like Chloe Seveigny.

As for the rest of the cover: the September issues are the serious fashion issues, i know-- I'll buy it for that reason alone. But the other cover stories? Dream Surgery, Christian Louboutin, Celebrities Cashing In on Their Babies? W, or Star? I want to read about clothes, not bigger breasts and little baby Jolie-Pitt.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

i know it's one thousand degrees in new york city now...

but this is my latest love:


I've been looking for a leather bomber jacket after seeing all the cute French girls wearing them around Paris last fall. I might need this.

Monday, August 6, 2007

fall trends

I love, really. I spend more time there than most other websites. But their fall trend wrap-up leaves much to be desired. Knits are trendy, they say.

Um, it's fall.

Details. The color gray. Global inspiration. I think these things could be applied to any season... ever.

Let's get a little more specific here. What about fuller skirts? Oxford booties? Shocking yellow, cobalt blue, and fuschia? New, unique headwear?

Fuller skirts, top to bottom: Miu Miu, Betsey Johnson, Bottega Veneta, Diane Von Furstenberg.

Oxfords, top to bottom: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Yellow, from top to bottom: Doo.Ri, Biba, Behnaz Sarafpour, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger.

Cobalt, from top to bottom: Michael Kors, DKNY, Jill Stuart, Thakoon.

Fuschia, from top to bottom: Stella McCartney, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lanvin, Ruffian.

Headgear, from top to bottom: Chanel, Erin Fetherston, Proenza Schouler, Jill Stuart. call me.

Friday, August 3, 2007


I have not seen her look this good in a long time:

Mary-Kate Olsen, perpetual pouter, in an Alaia skirt, an American Apparel tee (and really, isn't that exactly what you'd expect an Olsen to be wearing? Fancy fancy paired with totally basic), and a SMILE. With teeth!

At a vendor seminar for the store I work at, we got a preview of Elizabeth and James (the Olsens' other clothing line -- not to be confused with higher end The Row). There were some really cool pieces: a vintage-y sequined dress that MK wore to some event, these flannel and button-down shirts with button detailing in the back so they're more fitted, blazers, skinny black pants -- very Olsen-esque looks that you can pick apart to make your own. I'm excited.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

good news, or bad news?

I've been hearing a lot of people (ok, other fashion bloggers) complaining about the news that the September Vogue will have 727 pages of ads.

But I'm psyched. Can't wait.


I found out today that Loeffler Randall is doing ready-to-wear. What!? How exciting! At Otte, Scoop, Jumelle, and a few other spots --I need to plan a shopping/research trip pronto.

my new crushes

As though I don't have enough. (And just so you know, Tom, Alber, Lazaro, and Thom, I still love you all the same.)

This is David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, Rag & Bone designers, and Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall, at the CFDA new members party. I'm a preppie at heart, so I love Rag & Bone's tailored but downtown cool look. And Jessie Randall is just so cute-- she came shopping at the store I work at a few months ago, right before she won the CFDA accessories award, and she was incredibly pregnant and just adorable.

Above left: Rag & Bone, fall 2007. Above right: Loeffler Randall.

The new inductees:
  • MICHAEL BALL - Rock & Republic
  • MONICA BOTKIER - Botkier
  • TORY BURCH - Tory Burch
  • RICHARD CHAI - Richard Chai
  • WENLAN CHIA - Twinkle
  • KEANAN DUFFTY - Slinky Vagabond
  • PINA FERLISI - Generra
  • JUSTIN GIUNTA - Subversive Jewelry
  • HENRY JACOBSON - Henry Jacobson
  • PHILLIP LIM - 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • ADAM LIPPES - Adampluseve
  • JAMES PERSE - James Perse
  • MARY PING - Mary Ping
  • JESSIE RANDALL - Loeffler Randall
  • LELA ROSE - Lela Rose
  • RACHEL ROY - Rachel Roy
  • PAUL SINCLAIRE - Tevrow & Chase
  • MICHELLE SMITH - Milly by Michelle Smith
  • MIMI SO - Mimi So
  • MICHAEL SPIRITO - Exhibitionist
  • JEAN YU - Jean Yu

I'm glad to see Laura Poretzky of Abaeté made it -- I think we're going to see some really cool things from her.

Above: Abaeté, fall 2007.

Props also to Victoria Bartlett of VPL, Andreas Melbostad of Phi, and the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte (but really, why weren't those girls there already? I think they're two of the most talented new designers in the business, really).

Above, left to right: VPL, Phi, and Rodarte, all fall 2007.