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A Week in Review

February 24, 2012
tags: 7 for all mankind, , , cat iphone, collection, , cork, , , , kitty, pumps, , seven jeans, , , , tropical blouse, ,
by Sonia

{ My collection of Converse }

So much for a week that started off great, I’m now horizontal, in my bed, with the flu. My friend Erin kindly reminded me that this always happens to me after Fashion Week (except that one time I got the flu right in the middle of the week), so I’m hoping for a speedy recovery so that I may watch the Oscars sitting upright, champagne glass in hand.

Forgive me for being brief today but hopefully I’ll be back up and blabbing by Monday! Until then, check out some bits before I was taken under by a 102° fever.

{ New tropical print blouse from Zara }

{ A colorful and festive invite to my friend’s wedding in Miami }

{ More kitty paraphernalia lands on my phone }

{ Cork shoes ready for a wine stain c/o 7 For All Mankind }

Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Olympia

February 7, 2012
tags: , , cat heels, charlotte olympia, charlottes web, clear clutch, designer spotlight, , kitten heels, lucite clutch, , platforms, , , , ,
by Sonia

I’ve decided to add another element to my blog. Meet the “Designer Spotlight” where I plan to showcase designers that put me on an emotional roller coaster with their beautiful creations. First up, Charlotte Olympia. You may know her because you stalk her designs like me, or perhaps you recognize those kitty heels frequently seen in flat form on Alexa Chung, but in the chance that you don’t know who she is or what she makes, allow me to show you a few of my recent favorites.

Along with sky scraper heels that will put you face-to-face with the Jolly Green Giant, she also designs structured clutches that are simultaneously architectural, modern, and elegant. Check out Miss Clear Lucite down yonder ↓ — ain’t she a beaut?! But if a see-through clutch has you fearing that the world will see your Hello Kitty iPhone case or tampons, fear not because it also comes with clothed inserts of snow leopard, denim, and all those other must-have fabrics.

As for the aforementioned sky scraper heels, she’s quite well known for her golden mega platforms, but I’m obsessed with her mix matched booties made of two different animal prints. While I don’t own any Charlotte Olympia - she’s one of those Wish List/Save-up-to-buy designers for me - I’ll have you know that those kitty heels have been high on my list for quite some time, and her Spring 2012 collection (see bottom photo), well, it should come as no surprise that I want leaves on my feet.

// photos via tfs & net-a-porter

Gold Member

January 17, 2012

Alexander McQueen

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.



Jill Stuart

Dries Van Noten


Yves Saint Laurent

≥ versus ≤

January 3, 2012
tags: ash, crave vs save, dunks, , high tops, , picks for less, , , , sneakers, , velcro, versus
by Sonia

When I first saw the Isabel Marant Willow High-tops I  thought to myself, “really? those?” and wrote myself off from this new wedge high-top sneaker trend. But then they started popping up everywhere I looked - magazines, street style blogs, the subway - and my liking towards them started to grow at warp speed. But $760 on a pair of sneakers that I probably won’t wear for more than a few seasons? Can’t justify it.

But then I saw these Ash sneakys for a third of the price of the Marants and as a result am left pondering whether or not to purchase them. Michael Jordan would probably say yes, but tell me dear readers, should I do it?

Jolly Ranchers On My Feet

December 22, 2011

What did I tell ya about these shoes? Aren’t they amaaaazing!? They were the first thing I put in my suitcase when I was packing to come to San Francisco; I even considered putting them in my carry-on just in case I lost my luggage.

I wanted to give them a proper debut so I paired them with my all time favorite blazer in the entire universe and beyond (whooaaa what’s out there!?) by Elizabeth and James for an evening at The Nutcracker. I love feeling like I’m walking around on orange jolly rancher heels and if you gave me enough champagne I might even lick them. Just kidding. No seriously! I’m KIDDING! That’s gross.

I have a few more holiday parties to attend before Christmas and have a prettay prettay prettaaay good feeling these candy heels are going to come with me to each and every one of them.

{ Elizabeth & James blazer (also worn here), Hudson jeans c/o, Dries Van Noten heels, clutch made by my Mom }