Monday, August 24, 2009

CONGRATS: Miss Universe, Miss Venezuela!

Congatulations to Miss Universe winner, Stefania Fernandez, age 18 for taking the crown home for Venezuela for the second year in a row!

Obviously she had to win with that dress!!!

HOT: Lady Gaga Merchandise

So I do have to admit that I am all sorts of amazed by Lady Gaga for several listable reasons, but I just happened to run across this hoodie in her online store and I'm even more obsessed with this hoodie! I couldn't be more impressed- when's the last time you went to a concert and bought that 'band tee' and wished it was just a little cuter....?

Leather jacket printed hoodie

Friday, August 21, 2009

HOT: Short Shorts!

You know it's been way too hot out to even look cute ladies! The only option to look really sexy whilst being super sweaty is to bring out those short shorts! The higher the waist and the shorter the hem the better!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FOUND: Babies

Baskets of babies, NYC

SEEN: New Calvin Klein Campaign, Union Square Station

I happened to be in the subway this week for the first time in awhile, and I noticed these really hot photos gracing the walls....If only everyone in the subway sweating their asses off looked this good doing it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SEEN: "Birds of a Fether" Short Film

On a new short film has debuted featuring recent CDFA member Erin Fetherson's Fall collection. The movie seems to be inspired by a nouveau Pied Piper fantasy through the streets of New York City. The idea of short film featuring a designer's collection is interesting and to be honest, I prefered seeing the looks in the film over the runway..... Are runways so last century?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

FOUND: Pink Mystery Creature

Found in stairwell

HOT: Cookie Monster Blue Shoes

Someone in the accessory industry was inspired by Cookie Monster this season. And apparently everyone got the memo- it's the cobalt shoe for this fall. Check out these sassy picks.

DV by dolce vita


Steve Madden

Steve Madden



DV by dolce vita

Steve Madden

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SEEN: NYC Tees @ Forever 21

Attention NYC Fashionistas:
Forever 21 has a little something for you....

Which one are you?

buy it here

buy it here

I know which one I'll be needing.... ; )

FASHION NEWS: CFDA Inducts New Members

According the the Council of Fashion Designers of America's website, 31 new members have been inducted into the association.

Congratulations to all of the hard-working designers that have climbed on board- especially to the very young and talented Olsens and Alexander Wang, three of my favorite designers!

The List of New Members:

Chris Benz, CHRIS BENZ
Kevin Carrigan, CK CALVIN KLEIN
Susie Cho, INHABIT
Lyn Devon, LYN DEVON
Erin Fetherston, ERIN FETHERSTON
Tim Hamilton, TIM HAMILTON
Christina and Swaim Hutson, HUTSON
Alejandro Ingelmo, ALEJANDRO INGELMO
Christopher and Nicholas Kunz, NICHOLAS K
Marcella and Johan Lindeberg, PARIS 68, J. LINDEBERG, WILLIAM RAST
Deborah Lloyd, KATE SPADE
Jenna Lyons, J.CREW
Deborah Marquit, DEBORAH MARQUIT
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, ELIZABETH & JAMES, THE ROW
Stefan Miljanic, GILDED AGE
Irene Neuwirth, IRENE NEUWIRTH
John Patrick, ORGANIC
Maria Pinto, MARIA PINTO
Jill Platner, JILL PLATNER
Lorraine Schwartz, LORRAINE SCHWARTZ
Michael Smaldone, TALBOTS
Simon Spurr, SPURR
Koi Suwannagate, KOI SUWANNAGATE
Albertus Swanepoel, ALBERTUS SWANEPOEL
Alexander Wang, ALEXANDER WANG
Jason Wu, JASON WU

STREET STYLE: "Hair, Hair, Hair... " -New York Times Article

I happened to pick up a copy of the New York Times today and found the Style section really interesting. The article chronicles the recent phenomena extreme and retro hairstyles that have more frequently been popping up around the city and Brooklyn. I love what's happening here! I have certainly also noticed some shaved bottoms/top mushroom cuts, mohawks or 'faux-hawks' and long, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed hair around the streets and parties. For a long period of time I feel like guys haven't been having enough fun with their looks- and this article brings up perfect classic rock idols from other decades, mostly the 1960's, 70's & 80's for their inspiration. Speaking of needing inspiration- check out for some really "creative" 'dos.

Photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

Photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SEEN: Converse DIY Art Display, Williamsburg Pool Party

This past Sunday I attended yet another Jelly Presents: The Pool Parties, despite the failing weather condition. Although attendance was definitely not at capacity, there were a few hardcore kids who braved the clouds and rain and partied on. The time I spent there was checking out this display put on by Converse sneakers. A few buckets of Sharpies and 2 huge canvases later, the artsy kids of Williamsburg got busy designing their very own limited edition shoe designs. I have posted some of my personal favorites of the bunch. I even included my very own design!

What's your favorite?

(totally my personal favorite)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

STREET STYLE: Electric Feel

I spotted this dapper young lad all the way from across the street on Delancey. I love the entire black NYC get-up (especially on a killer hot day like today) with the adorable splash of electric yellow.

spotted: Delancey @ Bowery

SAMPLE SALE: Barney's Warehouse Sale!!

Barney's is having a HUGE Warehouse Sale- Mark these dates in your calendar!

August 20th-September 7th, 2009

255 West 17th Street btwn. 7th & 8th ave.

FOUND: Mystical Beer Bottle

"the end of the world" beer bottle
found on rooftop, in Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Pre-Fall is a very exciting time to play with your wardrobe! I have already started incorporating some of my new fall buys into my summer looks and it's really fun to have so many options...Especially with this summer's unpredictable weather, it's easy to look good for anything you might come up against. I decided to go through some of my favorite designer's pre-fall collections to inspire some trans-seasonal looks that will get everyone through august and september. photo credits

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009

There are a few things about these look that I think are great...
1. Cozying up with a comfy gray sweater and shorts, great combo.
2. Sheer/lace bike shorts- I recommend putting them on under.....everything.
3. The mens inspired loafer- easy like a flat, but a quirky edge.

1. Throwing on a classic, black blazer can finish off any outfit.
2. Exposed bra- although possibily risque in the streets of NYC, I love the bra/blazer combo.
3. Sheer bike shorts- yeah, I said put them under everything!!

This look incorporates a few other trends I'm really enjoying lately.
1. Leather jacket- also note, wear with everything!!
2. The cropped trouser- I think it's a fresh proportion and happily frees the ankle from the grips of the ever-so-popular legging...
3. Open toe shoes- even when the weather cools a bit, with the right amount of layers still looks current- (just make sure you get that pedi, girl)

And last from Mr. Wang, the prettiest little blue onesie ever!
Not much more to say- I still think rompers are chic and so easy to wear, I definitely will be wearing them into fall.

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2009

I love the color story Nicolas Ghesquire has gone with here! The soft, neutral palette is beautiful and can be almost put in with the idea of 'winter whites'.

The color here is also great- and a touch of fur is a funky alternative to a jacket or scarf.

Two trends to play with in this look:
1. Lace! Black and nude are super sexy and can even be dressed down with some denim shorts or a jacket.
2. The ankle boot- still a staple in my wardrobe, and I think the contrast with wearing something a bit skimpy paired with a solid shoe looks great.

Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2009

1.I love the colors in this look- again the softer hues like salmon and teal and gray are really fresh for fall/winter, don't be safe with your NYC black this fall!
2. The loafers- cute color combo as well.
3. The beanie- chunky skullcaps are a great accessory to give any outfit that fall look, and unfortunately someone stole mine from last season, so I will be on the hunt for a new one soon!

This is another easy look- I love the ankle showing and a tank top with a heavier vest works to stay comfortable on cooler rooftop nights.

This look will work when you definitely start feeling the weather change.
Beanie + Scarf + Jacket = Layered perfection
And if you get too hot.... take it all off, baby!

Chloé Pre-Fall 2009

This look is something I would wear in a New York minute!
1. Nude- best 'color' ever.
2. Leather pants- if you don't own them, buy them, if you own them and haven't been so sure about them, rock them!! Mixing the leather with feminine pieces guarantees you won't look like Tomb Raider's Laura Croft.

1. Why don't you belt that blazer?
2. And wear it with the cropped pant.

Oh look, it's a slice of nude heaven.

And here's the whole cake!!
I am obessed with these 2 last dresses!
So pretty, dreamy, and feminine, and if I could throw on my black leather motorcycle jacket and black ankle boots......

Have fun playing with your new fall buys!!