Friday, May 15, 2009

Feather or Not

I saw feather headbands at Urban Outfitters this Fall and I was like ... Eh, nice try. I think I almost tried one on, but it just seemed so pointless. When would I ever wear a feather headband?

But now that summer is here, it somehow makes sense. I'm not sure it's possible to rock something as whimsical (if I may use that stupid word) as a feather headband unless you are wearing only a white tee and jean shorts, or are attending Coachella, or better yet- you are wearing white tee-jean shorts-at Coachella.

Maybe you can make an exception and wear it with an excessively long dress, if you are the hostess of some kind of party in a field. And as for the wings ... there's always next Halloween.

Anyway, not surprisingly there are some really wearable ideas on Etsy:

Left to right from top:

1. Peace and Prophecy Feather Headband (2 images), $12.00
2. Vintage Hairclip, $40.00
3. Chanteuse Headdress, $30.00

And you must check out Littledoe, for the lookbook alone! Also, Pluma make some amazing headbands.

Photo credits (left to right from top): Sincerely Jules, Neil Krug, Bat for Lashes, Littledoe, Chris Godillier, Dmon Prunner.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Boys on Top

There has been a lot of chatter on Twitter etc. about getting major haircuts. I think in the summer the urge to be free of your heavy mane is really strong. My husband always gets his hair shorn this time of year and I call it the Lamb Cut.

Anyway, I love that girls are fearlessly working these boy cuts and putting aside the idea that short hair (especially buzzed hair) is "butch" or is some kind of signal about sexual preference. Thanks Alice Dellal (although she kept the length).

And even if you're not ready to donate to Locks of Love, you can slick back your do on the sides and do the pompadour at the front ... which is so clean and sharp.

Photo credits (left to right from top): The Sartorialist, Jalouse via The Glossy, Raquel at WM via Le Fashion, Karla, Fucking Fucks blog (I cannot find the address even via Google), Nast, Copenhagen Street Style, Styleclicker.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Basics: Cream of the Crop

I think this is a nice new basic to integrate into your fly life, but please wear something underneath ... although if you're at the beach in a bikini, you have an excuse to rock this with the bare midriff since you're practically naked anyway.

Here are the essentials:

Left to right from top:

1. American Apparel, quelle surprise, $16.00
2. Top Shop, Ms. Crop Sweat ... Shoulder Pads if you're nastay, $36.00
3. Top Shop, normalcy, $20.00
4. Elizabeth & James, $95.00

Photo credits (left to right from top): Numéro Tokyo c/o Le Fashion, Knightcat (both), Park & Cube, unknown.