Thursday, August 14, 2008


Anna Wintour's an Obama supporter (or at least was until his camp spelled her name wrong), but here's a question I hope one of you has the answer to:

Anna's British. She was born in London. Is she an American citizen? Can she even vote?

Seriously, I'm wondering.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

wait wait wait

Ok, I know I just told you all I was leaving, but I just saw this and loved it:

Advice from mom?

"Not to pluck my eyebrows and that it’s O.K. to mix navy and black."
- Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Friday, August 8, 2008

dear darlings,

C'est La Mode is on an indefinite hiatus: I just started an amazing job writing for The Daily!

Thank you guys so much for sticking with me here for the last year.

I may be back here and there, but for now, read this:

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. Especially the articles by moi.


Sunday, August 3, 2008


Heather Mills, shopping at Intermix on Bleecker Street.

She bought a lot of clothes, including two pieces by Stella McCartney.

The irony...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

discuss amongst yourselves

A Meisel-shot image from this month's Vogue Italia. Surely we haven't all forgotten that last month's Vogue Italia was the one with all black models, and this editorial (with all white models) takes place in a graveyard with a headstone that says BLACK on it. I mean, I'm not the only one scratching my head at this. Fashionologie's got the all the photos here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

latest love

This bracelet, by LA-based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas:

I will be wearing it every day, and I love the way this super-girly bow looks next to my chunky gold menswear-y watch. I got mine at Plum on Ludlow, but if you're not in New York you can get yours here.

You're welcome!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

vote vena cava

This is so cute. I don't even mind (the generally terribly annoying) Arden Wohl in it.

look what i found...

It's almost definitely going to change before September 4, but it's a start (click the image for a bigger picture):

holly golightly would not chase harry winston.

"It’s a good thing that [Holly Golightly] vanishes at the end of the story like a puff of smoke. I’d hate to imagine her, today, tottering towards Manolo Blahnik."

-Cathy Horyn, in her blog on "Breakfast at Tiffany's" vs. today's plethora of chick-lit.

How true. The "Lipstick Jungle"s and "Chasing Harry Winston"s never seem to stop, but all they can do is name drop - and really, haven't we heard it all before? Holly Golightly's charm was in her indifference; she was inherently chic (and yes, i realize I'm talking about a fictional character here), and I don't think Mr. Capote once mentioned that she was wearing a Prada dress or the new Louboutins. I've read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" about three or four thousand times, and I think I might read it again tonight.

Here, read this too. And then go read "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

hot tranny mess

(If you were wondering: yes, every post that has something to do with Christian Siriano will always be titled "hot tranny mess.")

I sort of forgot that part of the Project Runway prize package now includes a collection to be sold on (hey advertisers!), but it does, and Christian's just went up!

There's the "Posh" (now, where do you think that name comes from?), a blouse that looks straight from his winning PR collection, which can be all yours for a mere $590, here. Love Christian's tranny fierceness but don't have $600?

I don't hate this t-shirt, actually. Buy it here for only $96.

I'm trying really hard to think of a way I can get the words fierce hot tranny mess in here one more time without hating myself too much. Nope, can't do it.

will it never stop?

Jessica Simpson's adding dresses to her designing repertoire. As though poorly made Louboutin-knockoffs sold in the Juniors department at Macy's weren't bad enough.

CFDA/vogue fashion fund finalists

Richard Chai
Jason Wu
Alexander Wang
Irene Neuwirth
Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus
Alejandro Ingelmo
Juan Carlos Obando
Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters
John Patrick of Organic
Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava

Can Vena Cava (above, resort 2009) PLEASE win it? I've been pushing for those girls for so long.

Really, I just don't want it to go to Alexander Wang.

The winner and runners-up will be announced November 17.

marc jacobs dot com


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

say it ain't so

Three’s a trend, they say, though I’m hoping that “they” might be wrong every once in a while. Otherwise, we have a real, live trend on our hands that strikes fear into at least my little heart: bike shorts.

Yes, that’s what I said. Like the ones Lance Armstrong wears, like the ones you wore with your oversized t-shirts oh, back in the 80s, these spandex charmers have shown up on more than a couple recent runways.

Top to bottom: Miu Miu fall 2008, Rag and Bone fall 2008, and Givenchy resort 2009.

If you’re on board (hey, I’m trying to be open minded!) pick up this pair from American Apparel, wonderland for ridiculous hipster fashions and great basics alike. If you’re like me, and maybe just a little less adventurous, maybe these slim-cut bermudas from J.Crew are a better bet.

Happy shorting!