Posts tagged ‘details’
A Week in Review
From where I sat for three days straight.
After a full month of non-stop travel and events, I cannot stress how happy I am to be home for the long foreseeable future. As much as I love the idea of a jet-setting life, there’s something to be said for the comfort of your own bed, a full refrigerator, and the ability to watch an entire season of Game of Thrones without the guilt of not going outside on a sunny day. I guess what I’m saying is that while I love to travel, I also love my couch. We’re good friends. Supportive of one another, even in the darkest of times. So I’m going to take it pretty easy this weekend (i.e. marathoning all three seasons of Arrested Development) since next weekend is Memorial Day and who knows what kind of shenanigans that will bring. Adios!
Clear eyes. Full margarita. Can’t lose.
Really digging giant gold rings that get caught on my sweaters these days…
The Banana Stand comes to NYC!
The peonies are unreal this season. UN.REAL.
Back when I first moved to New York and was looking for apartments, I made the mistake of wearing white jeans while on the hunt and wound up coming home with the back half of my pants speckled with gray dirt and dust. Granted it had rained the night before, but still, I was totally grossed out and took a major hiatus from casper pants (not to be mistaken with the casper pale skin I’m currently sporting).
In the past year I have welcomed white jeans back into my life with open
legs arms and am happy to say that this featured pair of Rag & Bone leg casings skinnies have only suffered one speckle of grey dirt because of Finn‘s post dog park paws. Thankfully, there’s this amazing potion called bleach that works like a fairy godmother’s magic wand. Zap! Zing! Stain be gone!
*Editors Note: For tougher stains, consult your nearest wizard.
*Another Editors Note: Am I seriously that big of a loser?
//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
I’m constantly saving images that I find online into a little folder on my computer called “inspiration”. But if I had to name a single site that contains the majority of my fashion inspiration, it would have to be Tommy Ton’s blog Jak&Jil, hands down, bar none, no questions asked. I have a weakness for his detail shots of handbags and accessories like I have a weakness for guacamole. When I seem ‘em I gotta consume every bit of ‘em (aka take in every single detail and save them to my special little folder). A lot of my outfit posts focus on my look as a whole, but I often have a variety of detailed photos that I always regret not sharing. So, here are a few detail shots inspired by non other than the brilliant, Tommy Ton.
Also, I just noticed that I always carry my bag on my left shoulder…maybe I should try the right? That feels weird though. Do you guys only carry your bags on one shoulder?