Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
And the amazing work of German English photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. Her Teenage Stories project is based on childhood memories of she and her sisters growing up in Pennsylvania and rural Germany, and their child-like ability to get lost in dreams and fantasies. I was drawn to her darker imagery but there are some sweet ones too. Though all have a dreamlike other-worldliness to them.
Floating in Harbour Bike Accident
Thanks Wicked Halo, for taking me out of my zone today and into an ethereal dreamworld for awhile!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I am absolutely in love with these made to order spats from Ashes and Empires. Not only are they killer in the style department but they also can vary your shoe wardrobe instantly! These shoe accessories are styled with leather and menswear fabrics such as herringbone but have a feminine touch with ruffles. Each pair is one size with adjustable lacing in the back.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Inside, Bridgett Artise provides easy recipes for creating a whole new wardrobe: She takes period-dated, era-related pieces and reworks them into items that have up-to-the-minute style and flair. Potentially fabulous clothing that normally falls into disuse (and gathers dust in the back of a closet) is deconstructed and pieced back together in a whole new way.
Complete with loads of handy tips and ideas for affordably reinventing disused cast-offs (“Avoid trendy vintage boutiques,” “Don’t underestimate the estate sale”) as well as a comprehensive 50-state vintage shopping guide, this is a perfect holiday gift for your DIY girl.
25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe
by Bridgett Artise and Jen Karetnick
Release date: December 9, 2008
Available for pre-order at Potter Craft
Saturday, December 06, 2008
The color scheme of this DvF skirt (left) also reminds me of this Gina Michele dress (right), from the same collections.
Friday, December 05, 2008
They'll have pieces from Vassilisa, LiaLia, Lovenia, Caroline Hedaya, Charles & Victoria, Verrieres et Sako, Anjali Kumar, Pamp Lesmosses, Your Slip is Showing, Gretchen, Brynn Hudson, and Tagua. Never heard of these designers? Get out of your rut and trust Edite's judgement. Their designers are high-end and you know you'll love showing off your new emerging designer threads. You don't want to look the same as everyone else. You live in NYC!
Get ready because next week you can get your hands on some of their amazing finds. Lines sold at Bendels, Saks & Fred Segal for $200-$1200 will be on sale at the showroom for $50-$500!
When: December 8-10 (Mon-Wed), 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Where: Edite Showroom, 134 W. 29th St. b/t 6th & 7th, Studio 709, NYC
In addition to the Edite sale, Daily Candy lists a literal slew of other sample sales around the city starting this weekend, including Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood, and Proenza Schouler.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
On this week's Etsy Playlist is Crystalyn Kae. Her Etsy shop is filled with gorgeous and functional handbags made from vegan friendly glazed microfiber, vintage fabrics, and tweed. I love her new limited edition tweed bags with leather or glazed fabric accents like the Gray Tweed Hobo and the Red and Tan Tweed Troubadour Tote pictured above. To make it even sweeter she also includes free shipping to US destinations!
Monday, December 01, 2008
This year, the BUST Holiday Craftacular is going to be 3 times the fun,
with events in NYC, LA, & London!
Craftacular is a fantastic place to pick up your holiday gifts. Last year Amy Sedaris (left) was selling her home-made tchotchkes and she'll sign them for you too. She inscribed several copies of her hilarious hospitality book, I Like You, for my unenlightened friends who didn't yet own a copy. I then bought a bunch of cool baby hoodies by Saltlick for the small army of kids my friends were popping out, and some ironic needlepoint sets for my crafty friends, knit hats and scarves for everyone else. There are plenty of items for everyone on your list, and you're unlikely to find these things anywhere else. Everything's made with love and a sense of humor.
Photos from last year (courtesy of BUST):
LOS ANGELES, CA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
SATURDAY, 6 DECEMBER, 2008
12 PM – MIDNITE
St. Aloysius Social Club
20 Phoenix Road, London
NEW YORK, NY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
125 West 18th Street, NYC
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
December 3rd 6-9pm
RAFFAELE E PAOLA
270 W. 19th St.
B/W 7th and 8th Ave.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For every pair of shoes purchased, Tom's will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for one. Toms has given over 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and 50,000 pairs in South Africa. Read more about their cause. Plus, the boots are vegan if you're anti-leather.
These boots are affordable ($120), lightweight and versatile. Depending on how you wrap them, you can get several different looks. I'm thinking about wrapping them open over contrasting tights so you can see the other color underneath. I love the elfish shape of the foot too. Kind of sleek equestrian meets Lord of the Rings (I may be a nerd but you know those elves were hot).
Tom's also has a separate fun website with styled looks and a video about a "polo widow" who invented the boots. They come in olive (shown above), red (shown below), rust, brown or black. Happy shopping!
Thanks Likecool for finding the awesome boots!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm in love with this line of handbags by Hoakon Helga. They are super stylish, slouchy, and one of a kind since they are made out of recycled leather. Therefore the leather is worn in, soft, and with subtle details of it's past built in (like it's former jacket pockets). The large bows add a feminine touch that I can't resist. I have the red suede Monarda bag on my new Wists!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This year’s benefit is hosted by Marc Jacobs and the organization hopes to raise more then $500,000 for homeless people living with HIV and AIDS in New York City.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
They design for women and men, and I included a pic of their men's pleated denim vest with XXL hood at the bottom because I'd wear it in a second. So far no stores are listed on their website but I'll post an update when they do (the day after I go shopping). In the meantime, feast your eyes. (top to bottom: heathered wool fringe vest, coated denim skirt, coated denim jacket, heavy jersey mini dress, heathered wool cropped jacket & coated denim jodhpur, hooded denim jacket, and men's pleated denim vest.)
Saturday, November 08, 2008
The Under Cover spread photographed by Coppi Barbieri reads: "Beneath some of fall's hottest dresses, it's as if minimalism never existed." All designer credits are listed on the spread in case you have to have any of the sumptuous slinkies.
This spread is so beautifully decadent it makes me want to wear silk and lace under my clothes every day. It's like how French women say wearing beautiful lingerie makes you exude confidence because you feel sexy. We should all try doing this before piling on our winter layers.