Thursday, July 22, 2010

Egg yolk yellow

shirt, j crew
jeans, levi's
necklace, forever 21
bag, nasty gal
sandals, sam edelman

This shirt is the most beautiful yellow and it feels amazing because it is 100% silk. It was on sale too! Around $25 or so.

I just made a lookbook today so feel free to check it out, although I only have one look up so far :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dannijo Jewelry

I'm in my own jewelry heaven. Dannijo makes beautiful, eclectic, reasonably priced, hand-made jewelry. The brains behind this business are the humble Snyder sisters from Florida. They started to create their own designs at an early age, built up a small business in Florida, went to college, and then restarted in New York. The business has since grown into a favorite by many celebrities, and myself included. How did they know what my own jewelry would look like if I designed it? I'll never know. Here's a little bit of their gorgeous work:

$170 earrings!!!!

I've noticed more and more places selling wall decals, most of which I would never even consider putting on the walls of my place. However, seems to have felt the same way as they have a really great collection of quirky and fun wall decals that I can't get enough of. Here are some of my favorites:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Look for Less: J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants

So I've seen these J Brand Cargos just about everywhere (online at least, and on celebrities). I mean I understand why though, because they're so perfect! Of course, J Brand wasn't the first to create the cargo pants or to make them trendy (the "military" style has been coming in and out for the past few years), but they did create a really beautifully crafted pair with a skinny leg, ankle zippers, and a perfect material. They've been seen on the likes of Khloe Kardashian (who I believe has worn them best), Miley Cyrus (ew), Rihanna, Rachel Bilson, Vanessa Hudgens, etc. etc. I saw them at the Barney's Co-op in DC and proceeded to have a tantrum of "But why do they have to be $230!??!?!?" to my unfortunate friend who accompanied me.

However, I have found a couple of look-a-likes of these pants, at more than reasonable prices.

Blank Denim Skinny Cargo Pants, $78, at several online stores but I've seen the best price at Bloomingdale's

Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant, $49.50, at Delia's

Christa, $70, Abercrombie and Fitch

Easy Money Jean Company Skinny Leg Cotton Cargo Pants, $125, Nordstrom

Fp Skinny Military Cargo, $98, Free People

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm in Love - Nancy Wilson

Another sample in Erykah Badu's song Honey. Sorry I've really been on my Erykah Badu mood! "I'm in Love" by Nancy Wilson.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tarika Blue - Dreamflower

Sample by J. Dilla in Erykah Badu's "Didn't Cha Know?". Beautiful.

Sion Fullana Photography

Came across this photographer, or iPhoneographer as he calls himself. While he takes pictures with digital equipment, he's become known as a New York City based photographer that takes amazing pictures with his iphone. He uses a variety of applications to give his iPhone photos certain effects. Here's just a touch of his work.

Digital pictures:

iPhone pictures:

Sion Fullana has thousands more pictures at his flickr and also visit his website.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Spring 2011 Menswear Update

An update on Spring 2011 Menswear... a lot of great things that I'm seeing.

Starting with Dries Van Nortan's hardly original, however influential and modern, Spring 2011 Menswear collection. His apparent influences included the styles of the mod, skinhead and The Great Gatsby (1974 movie version). His sets were never a product of a combination of the aforementioned influences, but rather his separates came together to form a mosaic of these influences. I'd hardly suggest that the way to go, however he really did make it work. I feel as though it's a style that will enchant the urban youth, and I'm excited to see people's take of this in the streets.

John Galliano tried to capture the essence of Charlie Chaplin in his Spring 2011 collection with drop-crotch pants, shrunken jackets, suspenders, an assortment of era-appropriate hats, the always adorable jacket pocket flower, and a rather twisted yet humorous take on this style. The show started with three-piece suits, moved to trench coats, then in true Galliano style emerged into a modern take which excluded shirts, sometimes entirely. Galliano's ability at sexualizing men (thanks to some heavy ab and pelvic contouring) to the point where it's almost uncomfortable and overbearing always amazes me. Some of the outfits in this collection reminded me of Heath Ledger's Joker from batman. I suppose it's the combination of creepy make-up and suits, as well as the background of the set.

Givenchy's collection started out as innocent catholic school boy blacks and whites (however with the trace of leopard print in lace, sheer meshes, and satins), then transformed to devilishly tempting and intense leopard print. I really appreciated the ingenious one-piece suit, as well as the beautifully crafted shirts. It's an intense and powerful collection that really speaks for itself.

What the devil of the fashion world looks like: