Posts tagged ‘designer’
Isabel Marant x H&M…Oh, YES!
As a blogger whose online presence revolves primarily around sharing sartorial choices, I really try not to repeat certain articles of clothing. Obviously there are some exceptions like bags, shoes, and underwear (scratch that last one, I’ve been wearing this bra for a straight week now and you didn’t know that, ha!), but for the most part I really try to mix it up. You come here to see something different and different I shall at least try to give you!
But part of me thinks you also come here to see some normalcy, and the truth of the matter is that I wear this shirt a lot. So much so that it was sitting in my dirty dry cleaning bag (note: this bag has been at the bottom of my closet since the beginning of October), and I started to miss it so much that I hand-washed it so it could be brought back into its normal weekly rotation.
At the risk of sounding disgustingly materialistic, I will say that having this shirt back in my closet makes me feel somewhat whole again. Kind of like when your favorite cheese isn’t at the cheese store and you try other allegedly similar cheeses that taste fine but really all you can think about is when the La Tur is going to be back in stock. Finally you get so fed up with trying different cheeses claiming to taste like La Tur that you go to a different cheese store, one that’s out of your way no less, so you can serve the creamy mound of
fat heaven at your next dinner party.
I’ve gotten off track here, but the point I’m trying to make is that sometimes it’s not worth $100 to take your load of dirty clothes to the dry cleaner when all you really need to do is hand-wash the item you’re missing. Certain fabrics may not apply, see tag for details.
photos by Emily Malan
Fashion’s Night Out
Remember that time I hosted Fashion’s Night Out at ScoopNYC and couldn’t get over designer Yosi Samra’s dog Dexter? Yeah. That happened. Last night.
Decked out in my Scoop NYC black dress and more accessories than you could possibly imagine, I headed over to the Meatpacking district last night to hang out at Scoop, meet some fans (hi guys!), play telephone with Yosi Samra flats, meet Zac Posen, and listen to Brooklyn-based band St. Lucia for Fashion’s Night Out.
The crazy thing about Scoop’s Meatpacking district store is that there are four of them – and they don’t connect. So I was literally weaving my way through each store (the men’s store ended up having the best air conditioning and best bar), before ending up on the sidewalk for St. Lucia. But the highlight of the night, and no I’m not ashamed to admit this, was meeting designer Yosi Samra’s puppy Dexter. WHAT A LITTLE MUFFIN!
Thank you to Scoop, Yosi Samra, Zac Posen, and Dexter for a wonderful night!
What are you saying?
You talk to him.
Awkward dance moves…
One of my wrists wants to kiss you
Hanging with Yosi Samra and Dexter (look at that paw action)
Dexter stealing the spotlight
Last one I swear…
// photos by Anna Kelman
Designer Spotlight: Clover Canyon
I first discovered Clover Canyon while meandering around my old neighbor hood in the Lower East Side. I popped my head into a little boutique and found myself pulling heavily patterned, billowy pieces off the racks. I wasn’t convinced they’d look good on me – I often need more structured pieces – but quickly discovered that these patterned delights were in fact quite flattering. They didn’t hug or pull in all those awkward no-no places.
I didn’t buy any of them (mistake), but made sure to check the tag so I could stalk whatever brand I was quickly falling for. Turns out it was Clover Canyon.
The label is designed by a woman named Rozae Nichols and is focused around her experiences of California landscapes and culture (figures why I love it all so much!). It was only started in 2011, which makes me think, if her pieces are already this good, I can’t even begin to imagine what will come in the next few seasons!
Below are some of my favorite current seasons:
Shop my picks for Clover Canyon below!