Saturday, June 06, 2009

Vaycay Day 2-3: Favorite

This is the ONLY fashion editorial that's made it into my personal scrapbook (which, for the most part, contains things that are relevant to real life: interior decorating inspirations, etc.)

I loved it in 2002 (US Vogue, shot by Craig McDean), but it's all the more intriguing given that Maggie Rizer is no longer a high fashion model.

Her stepfather back home in upstate N.Y. "managed" the $7 million fortune she amassed in her heyday, gambling the entire thing away on Quick Draw lotto and leaving her $2 million in debt to the I.R.S. Can you imagine? I don't even know how one person can have the time to buy that many lotto tickets.

Her story is like the plot of a movie where Anne Hathaway is (once again) miscast as someone endearing yet hot, mixed with a Bruce Springsteen song.

If you never caught the story when they were shopping it around, read it here.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Vaycay Day 1: A Definition

Here is an example of the accurate application of the otherwise-idiotic word "fierce."

It's raining and it's supposed to rain my whole beach trip!

Image source: Mara Hoffman's blog.

Thursday, June 04, 2009


I am going on vacation so there will be fun image auto-posts until June 16th. The in-depth reportage will cease until I return, but I'll try to keep you entertained for at least 4 seconds a day with some cool stuff. Maybe even outfit posts since I will be feeling summery-happy (hopefully).

Don't worry, this blog is not going in the direction of Lindsay's career. And I am not going to rehab. Just the beach, with limited internet.

Photo credit: A Very Special Report

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Great Minds Think in White

This post goes out to Knightcat, thanks for the reminder!

What is summer without the quest for the perfect white sundress? Remember when the entire universe was obsessed with
this one? That was like the "Macarena" of Michael Kors's career.

Anyway, moving away from the lace/crochet/bell sleeve thing ... how can you go wrong with a soft white cotton dress? I seriously have been dreaming about finding the perfect gauzy, layered version since I saw
Leisl jumping around the gazebo in The Sound of Music.

In hopes of getting one step closer to fulfilling this dream, here are MANY to choose from:

Left to right from top:

1. Miss Selfridge halter neck, UK 20.
2. Top Shop with studs, $80.
3. French Connection Michael Kors sub-reference, $148
4. Adam tuxedo style $170 (was $425, if you are a size 6 you are in luck)
5. Marlene Birger angel sleeve $249
6. Jessica Simpson pouf sleeve (no, seriously), $128
7. Walter blouse-style $268
8. Forever 21 simple perfection $22.90
9. Marc by Marc Jacobs V-neck awesomeness $448*

* I really endeavor to avoid crappy image quality, but sometimes the sites just do not hook me up.

Photo credits (from top): Le Fashion (source unknown), Roger Deckker, Leslie Lessin (stylist), Marlene Marino.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Here's Looking at Myself, Kid

I love when people claim to "spot" the next trend and then insist that you - under no circumstances- wear it. THEY'RE JUST SUNGLASSES! If they look good on you, go for it.

The Oakley Frogskins are a vintage re-release - now sold out, but go for it on Ebay! From what I can tell, there is a red Ray Ban Wayfarer with gold mirror lens (and that's it, in terms of this season), which you can see here.

There are, of course, the fake bakes out there ... and here ... and here. But, importantly, these are NOT yet sold on Canal Street, NYC. When they are, then you can start thinking seriously about retiring yours.

Image credits (from top): Jason Nocito, Last Night's Party, Stylesightings.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Order of Sequins

Best investment piece this year.

Currently in love with:

Sequined anything + jeans

Sequined leggings + white tee

Sequined jacket + boys' cargo pant

Left to right from top:

Legging, $219
Vest/tank, Adam, $325.50 (was $465)
Jacket, Lala Berlin, $344
Tunic, Free People, $68
Platform, Jeffrey Campbell, $115
Coat, Diane Von Furstenberg, $795
Biker jacket, Top Shop, $170

Photo credits (left to right from top):
Lisa Place, Sea of Shoes, Le Fashion (and bottom-most right), Olsens Anonymous, unknown.