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This jacket is a weird buy for me. Aside from the fact that I really don’t wear non-blazer jackets (except in the fall and winter), the print and shape makes it look like I could have bought it at a souvenir shop at the airport in Hawaii.
When I saw it, however, I immediately started fantasizing about all the outfits I could create with it. An asymmetrical black shirt and jeans, a bright red dress, or in this instance, an all white ensemble. I figure that if you can think of more than two outfits for a piece you’re not so sure you should buy then you should pull the trigger and buy it. Chances are if you have two looks up your sleeve you’ve got at least five more in there.
I can’t wait to see how it translates into the colder seasons which, unfortunately, feel like they’ll be here before we know it. *sad face*
// photos by Emily Malan
As someone who dresses a little more simply on a day-to-day basis, details are really important to me. For example, I love it when pants are lined with a bright color or when a collar is decorated with studs. The Spring 2012 runways were full of details but the gold adornments were the ones that caught and nestled in my eye. I mean, who doesn’t love a little gold bling in their everyday wear?
To put my art history major to good use, let me just say that Balmain’s collection was like Art Deco meets Byzantium with its angular lines decked out in gold. And then there’s Valentino with those perfect gold studs that seem to be the brand’s new defining factor. Jill Stuart may have been an Easter egg in fabric and colors but the nails were bedazzled in gold dots that I’m officially dubbing my next DIY. Dries Van Noten dabbled in the metallic hue with hints of copper on their shoes and Gucci had an Art Deco 1920s collection that I’d give my first child for. But if I had to choose a single gold embellishment for my Spring 2012 wardrobe, I’d have to go with Yves Saint Laurent’s gold-plated pepto bismol pink loafers that I hope to buy the second they hit stores.
Dries Van Noten
Yves Saint Laurent
L I F E
While I may not be the most comfortable person in nature(I am horribly afraid of snakes), when it comes to watching and learning about it I am obsessed. I am constantly reading National Geographic magazines, checking out the latest videos uploaded onto Discovery Channel’s website, and go pretty much radio silent during Shark Week. It is thus no surprise that I am completely immersed in Discovery Channel’s latest show LIFE.
What I find fascinating is how much nature plays a role in fashion. Animals, insects, fish, plants, etc. are always influencing designers and their collections. Below I’ve compiled some clothing inspired by nature and all of it’s wonderful creatures.
Clockwise from top: Cheetah, Alexander Wang Millie Leopard Bag - $875, Topshop Animal Print Skater Dress - $70, mini elephant earrings - $8, ALDO Seavers - $69.98, Daniela Zebra Tube Top - $104
Clockwise from top: Granite Night Lizard, Allosaurus Earrings - $12, Alexander McQueen Snake-Effect Leggings - $145, Deena & Ozzy Croco Bucket Bag - $58, Alexander McQueen Metallic Croc Platform Shoes - $625, 3.1 Phillip Lim Sequined Silk Dress - $895 Clockwise from top: Bugun Liocichla, Nocturnal Tights - $32, Emilio Pucci Eagle Cotton Jersey Tank Dress - $780, Angel Jackson Mini Rio Feather in Multi - $450, Delman Anouk Feather Trimmed Flat Boots - $70, Forever 21 Melange Feather Earrings - $5.80 Clockwise from top: Blue Fish, Big Fish Umbrella - $28, Christian Louboutin Poseidon in Lavender - $1,195, French Connection Happy Fish Shopper - $34.19, My Pet Octopus Cuff - $16, Alexander McQueen Jellyfish Print Tank Dress - $595, Forever 21 Moving Koi Fish - $4.80
SAG Awards 2010
I know I’m a bit behind on this, but I just have to post my favorite looks from the SAG Awards. I was THOROUGHLY impressed with the red carpet, it was a major step up from the Golden Globes. Tons of looks that came straight from the runway.