Monthly Archives: December 2011

Envelope Clutches

Burberry Prorsum

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Reed Krakoff

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It IS easy being Green!

Green seems to be one of the favorite colors walking down the runway for Pre-Fall 2012, and I’m loving it!

Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Doo. Ri

Doo. Ri

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Ports 1961

Ports 1961


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Hats Off to Pre-Fall 2012!

Oscar de la Renta

Rag & Bone

Jenni Kayne

Jenni Kayne

I’ve always been a hat girl, cause it goes with my motto: “the more layers the better.” Loving the head scarves at Rag & Bone, and definitely have to give a shout out to the Spodik inspired toppers at Jenni Kayne. A Spodik is a tall fur hat worn by Hasidic Jewish married men.

Rag & Bone; Spodik

I’m all for functional fashion (done chicly), and this headpiece is sure to at least keep you warm in the brutal cold, not to mention serve as a bit of a badass stunner. That is unless you are in fact sporting it in addition to Payot (long side-locks), Tzitzis, and on your way to Temple.

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Stunner, but not for the reason you’d think

Now, if you were to ask my opinion on Miss Blake Lively’s style, I’d probably give a shrug of indifference. Now don’t get me wrong, the girl has curves to die for. Put her in a potato sack, and she’ll make it a beauty. But taste-wises Blake it seems pretty clear Blake’s being dressed under the influence, her looks seem lack consistency. With all that said, it’s nearly a true statement to say she hasn’t pulled off some stunning ensembles from time to time.

Blake Lively in a total Stunner; Burberry Trench Coat, Spring 2012

Model Edie Campbell in the Trench

This Burberry Spring Trench is sensational. It’s rough and powerful, but not without a precious beauty to it that is completely new in the world of trench coats. If I had the chance, I’d snatch one of these babies with the hopes it’d last me a lifetime. Now what Miss Lively chooses to wear next, is the true testament of her style.

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The Magical Time Has Come… Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday 2011 Window Displays!

The Red Feathered Seductress Window

Never one to disappoint, Bergdorf’s did an outstanding job with this Holiday Season’s windows. Each display was simply breath taking and the amount of detail put into each aspect was awe-inspiring. They had a lovely theme of animals which is perfectly nolstalgic and classic- simply ideal for Christmas. The creation of each animal was directly motivated by the concept of the specific designer dress, at the forefront of each window.

The Golden Goddess Window

The Paper Princess Window

The Porky Pine

This window consists of paper and paper only. The craftmanship is unbelievable.

Sword Fish


The Sea Muse Window

The White Beaded Snow Princess Window

A serenely gorgeous rendition of a lovely beauty dressed in white, surrounded by her enchanted animal friends. The display wouldn’t be complete without the champagne popping monkey, but my favorite creature has to be the tea cup balancing seal.

The Silver Mirrored Lady

The Wooden Window

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Special Shout Out…

My good friend and fashion photographer Daymion Mardel has an eye for beauty like none other. In honor of his birthday I’d like to show some of my recent favorites!

And now for some of his rad shots for J. Crew!

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Talent comes in many shapes and sizes…

Daymion Mardel’s pup Rio directing the models from behind the camera

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Kitty Cats at Victoria Beckham

Zoo animals at Mulberry

Swans at Giles

Tigers at Dsquared2

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Quote of the Day

“It’s never been more complicated to be a girl than it is now.”

– Simon Doonan (Barney’s New York’s Creative Ambassador at Large)

“You have to look fabulous AND be a lifestyle brand AND have a drink, AND be Twittering at the same time so you can (also) have your hands free.”

Jesus, did he hit the nail on the head. The brilliance of this statement is both hilarious and just a little bit sad, but none the less, dead on.

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The Magnificent Alice Springs

The fabulous Alice Springs is the pseudonym created by June Browne (also known by her stage name, June Brunell). After marrying famed photographer Helmut Newton in 1948 at the age of 25, “Alice Springs” wasn’t “born” for another 22 years.
After pursuing acting for much of her life, she gave it up due to language barriers after moving from her Australian roots to Paris in the early 60’s where she temporarily turned her attention to painting. Her exploration into photography was actually somewhat of an accident-due to husband Newton’s temporary illness, June was needed to step in for him on a commercial photo shoot, thus beginning her journey into photography, and her creation of Alice Springs. She was soon recognized for her works in fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Nova, Depeche Mode, Vogue, and by 1974 her shot made the cover of French Elle.

In 1978, Alice Springs held her first of many (worldwide) solo shows in Amsterdam.

In 1998, Helmut Newton and Alice Springs released their works as a couple in “Us and Them,” a Swiss publication of photographs complete with a touring exhibition.

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