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Tomboy Twist

November 26, 2013

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Growing up with two older brothers meant that I was constantly stealing from their closets without permission. Oversize jeans, ripped up t-shirts, and dinosaur print sweatshirts were some of the more frequent pieces I “borrowed” before my brothers outgrew them and they became hand-me-downs. But even I wore their clothes, I always managed to put my own, girly spin on things. From a pile of plastic pearl necklaces wrapped around my neck to my first pair of white patent leather Mary-Janes that went clickity clock, there was never a moment when my outfit looked strictly tomboy. In fact, I distinctly remember the first time I stuffed my bra because I thought my brother’s San Francisco Zoo t-shirt paired with blue jeans was too boyish and figured the easiest way to put an end to that was with a pair of toiletpaper stuffed boobs.

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Decades later and I still borrow from the men’s department, steal my brothers’ (and father’s!) clothes, and vamp up each menswear inspired look with a feminine twist. Some of my go-tos for doing so today are with a visible black bra which I no longer have to stuff, heels which still go clickity clock, and/or a bold red lip which you see me pursing here. You may not be the belle of the ball, but it’s one way to take a look from Billy Bob the Banker to ladylike Lydia…or something like that.

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Rag & Bone hat | J.Crew shirt and trousers | Zara loafers | Dannijo necklace

 

// photos by Sara Neel

White Party

June 28, 2012

Just as I predicted, white jeans have become one of my biggest summer staples and it’s not even July yet! The pairing possibilities are endless, but I’ve been really into the P.Diddy look as of late, aka all white from top to bottom.  I can think of a few reasonings for this:

  1. It’s the most heat friendly combination
  2.  I love monochromatic dressing
  3. I secretly wish I was P.Diddy (???)
  4.  I’m compensating for the fact that I still don’t own a white suit
  5. All of the above
But does an outfit really need a reasoning? Maybe this is just a phase? Am I getting too psychological here? Oh, just scroll through the photos already and tell me what you think.

{ Shirt from eBay seller ekoclo, Rag & Bone jeans, Chloe bag, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, thrifted sunglasses } 

// photos by Emily Malan

DIY: Tom Binns Painted Swarovski Jewelry

April 3, 2012

I’ve mentioned it a zillion times and I’ll mention it again: I Love Tom Binns. No, not the man himself (never met him), but his jewelry is hands down my favorite on the planet. He has a series of different collections – you’ve all seen me getting serious wear out of his safety pin bracelets – but it’s his painted swarovski crystal collections that have recently tied down my fickle eye.

Now, these beauties you see above are a bit steep for my bank account (they range between $600-$2,200) so I took matters into my own hands. I bought a bunch of cheap “crystal” necklaces, rummaged through my extensive nail polish collection for some bright colors, sat down in front of the tv and painted my very own Tom Binns inspired necklaces (and earrings!).

Jump on the DIY wagon and do it too! Here’s how:

Supplies:

  • Cheap crystal necklaces you won’t mind painting (try this one or this one)
  • Nail polish – preferably in bright neon colors

  • Pick your colors and get painting! Try not to get too much on each crystal and keep a steady hand. Second coat is optional, though I prefer it.

  • Let your colorful jewels dry!

  • Wear them in every ridiculous way possible.

A Week in Review

March 30, 2012

{ Saturated colors at Kenneth Cole’s Fall Preview }

It’s the final countdown! Next Friday I move to my new apartment, which means I must order in as much food in the Lower East Side as possible because I won’t be ordering it again for a very very very long time. That and the fact that my friend Anna and I spent all of Wednesday night drinking wine and packing up my kitchen. Plastic utensils here I come.

When I wasn’t packing this week my life was far more interesting – not difficult when it comes to cardboard living. Almost every morning and night was spent at fall collection previews, all of which will wreak havoc on my wallet come August. Kenneth Cole was a definite standout – he showed his collection in a dark, moody room that mirrored his line of saturated colors and textured fabrics (navy blue pony hair boots? Don’t mind if I do!).

And now it’s back to the cardboard! Have a great weekend! Kisses. Hugs. High Fives. Bye.

{ Gorgeous moody blue bag and booties at Kenneth Cole }

{ Cardiac arrest break at Little Muenster }

{ Flowers lining construction in Soho }

{ Obsession du jour: Swarovski fisheees }

{ Another obsession du jour: Swarovski x Eric Daman earrings }

{ Hey good lookin! – photo by Emily }

{ Pretty nightie and undies at Philippe Matignon }