These shots are inspiring me on so many different levels right now. Dorothea looks amazing, totally feeling the black and white, loving how each of the photos are framed, and wishing I owned each of these outfits. This is the first editorial that I've been really into in a while!
DISCLAIMER: I feel like a serious fashion victim admitting to following a trend!
After seeing WWWD's post on taupe nails, I decided to try it out. I typically go for dark colors -- think black, deep blues, and almost black purples. So even though it felt like I was stepping out of the box juuust a bit, it was still in line with my need to not clash with what I'm wearing. I tried on OPI's Over The Taupe, pictured below, and have surprisingly gotten a ton of compliments so far! For now, I'm happy with the change, but I'm not sure this is a trend I'll feel the need to repeat. What do you all think?
Harper's Bazaar, April 1965. Jean Shrimpton was such an incredible model. Did any of you go to the Model As Muse exhibit at the Met over the summer? It was amaazzzzinnnggg! Super inspiring, really made me miss the models from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.
If you've never heard of the 13-year old blogging sensation Tavi, or if you've never read her blog Style Rookie, then you've yet to experience fashion blogging at its absolute finest. Since I first heard about her a year ago I've been following her blog with daily anticipation, sitting on the edge of my seat taking in the witty roller-coaster of each post. Yes, I suggest reading back through her last however many posts you can manage to read in one sitting. Yes, I urge you to truly contemplate her fashion choices (ie the photo above, taken by an editor of Tavi's hat at the Christian Dior show). But the reason I am posting about her today is because of her fantastic rebuttal to Tanya Gold's article entitled "Why I Hate Fashion". Whether you can't live without fashion, couldn't care less about what you put on before you walk out the door, or simply can't stand the hype around models/designer runway shows, read Tavi's post!!! She suggests that you first read Ms. Gold's article before reading her post, advice well-received. Click here for the direct link to the post, which also shows the 238 comments she has already acquired in support of her argument.
Abbey Lee can pull off so many different styles: preppy, rocker, grunge, and ethereal to name a few. Though I am really starting to think that the bohemian look suits her best. It's vintage, it's unique, and I'm a sucker for neutrals paired with unexpected bursts of color. Loving this ensemble!
I love this shot of Erin because it portrays her as the ultimate triple threat. She is a great model and is always dressed like one. Her grungy-chic flair is my every day inspiration. She's also an incredible designer, where everything she designs emulates her own personal style from rocker jewelry down to simple tees. But this photo captures what I think Erin does best: styling. On a b&w photo shoot with her for ELLE, I learned that she has an amazingly talented eye for combining patterns and textures. And here she is adding a creative final touch to complete this look.
Okay I need to start paying attention in French now. Apparently all his funny jokes are going right over my head.
As per my typical rocker style, I can't get enough of adorned gloves. Combine leather (short, arm-length, fingerless, whatever!) with studs, chains, grommets, you name it--and I'm instantly envious. And (correct me if I'm wrong) I'm 99% sure these are Chanel. Can you say ak yah?!
I love everything about this Yohji Yamamoto leopard coat - color, style, and length. Plus check out those jeans and the studded booties! This is my dream everyday ensemble. Now if only I can get my hands on that coat...
UPDATE: For anyone that was wondering, the jeans are from Urban. I'm not sure how long ago they put them out though, but I'm definitely checking out the stores near me!
That necklace is so simple, so precious! It would be the perfect layering addition to my other gold ones. Does anyone know who makes it? I've been Google searching but failing quite miserably.
I'll be in Miami Beach for the next week, most likely without internet access. Which means no posting again for yet some time. Boooo. Praying for beaucoup de soleil, I'd love to get just the tiniest bit of bronzing in before it's back to 0 degree weather. Yikes! Outfit posts with new Christmas loot to come once I'm back in the oh so chilly PHL. À tout!