10:10 pm

winter white

02/03/2010, brr dude, nyc

(Forever 21 parka over vintage coat, thrifted shirt and skirt, Topshop cropped sweater, Chloe boots, Plush tights, H&M angora beanie)

Central Park in the snow. Two bulky coats gave me about 45 minutes of warmth before the cold hit and necessitated finding a cafe to thaw out in.

Categories: brr dude, nyc
9:08 am

aloha rag/thakoon

26/02/2010, nyc

(Lover tunic, Forever 21 shorts, Earlums ear cuffs, thrifted jacket, vintage bag, Chloe boots, random harness belt and tights)

I seriously love Aloha Rag..such a refreshing edited selection of labels (Chloe, Demeulemeester, Lim, CdG, Margiela) and enough jewelry to make a parchment scroll of a wishlist (largely due to all the Luis Morais up for grabs). I’ve been to their Honolulu location before and was stoked to see couple of the same faces from that visit..but hopefully they didn’t place me as the girl that had shamelessly groped all their Balenciaga..okay on maybe more than one visit. Hmmm. Anyway, they had a launch party during fashion week to celebrate a collaboration with Thakoon….see the perfectly oversized plaid cardigans above. Supposed to be men’s but I think that could be pretty easily bent. Thakoon himself was so sweet and funny…I was too nervous to approach him until Colin forced me to by telling him he was making me nervous (umm thanks) and then I got even more awkward and stammer-y when he told me he had read my blog. This was most unfortunate because I should have asked him about the giant hoods and draped dresses he showed for fall and how to tie a scarf in such a perfect voluminous knot. Oh well. I spotted a few Teen Vogue staffers in a sea of well dressed Japanese people, which only got me more excited about leaving for Tokyo in ONE WEEK. I’m so not ready but I can’t wait.

Categories: nyc
8:49 am

walk with me

24/02/2010, fashion week, nyc

(vintage shrug and hooded cardigan, Alexander Wang jacket and bag, Forever 21 armwarmers, Claude Maus dress, J Brand jeans, BCBG Mendel boots)

I found this hoodie at a vintage store in Huntington Beach with Kristin a while ago, I love that it buttons instead of zipping and the fact that it’s cashmere..good basics make for warm layering…or something.

We took these as we were leaving Bryant Park (for the last time ever! for a show anyway..goodbye green chairs) and ran down the street right afterwards to get a cab and thaw out in the backseat. So so cold.

Categories: fashion week, nyc
8:51 am

max azria fw10/11

23/02/2010, fashion week, nyc, runway

(ph. by Colin Sokol)

Minimalism with a twist – Max Azria was extremely wearable but full of beautiful details that make you look twice. Paneling was slashed at an angle across loose dresses, draped tops turned around to entirely sheer backs that hung alluringly slightly off the body, legs were tightly leathered, and day-to-night dresses featured strong asymmetry. As a whole this struck me as a collection that you could pick four or five pieces from and be relatively set for any number of days/occasions. Even though my pack-everything, option-focused self would probably never want to actually see any such plan through. The muddy neutrals and monochromy seemed heavily ’90s but in a fresh way that has me wanting to play with the ideas in my closet..the pointy toed wedge boots can come too.

I wore a Topshop dress over a RVCA dress with this harness belt I picked up at some generic beachside store near my house + big old vintage faux fur to shield me from the snow and Jas MB clutch.

Categories: fashion week, nyc, runway
7:20 am

fun with andrew bevan at the jeremy scott afterparty

20/02/2010, fashion week, nightlife, nyc, vintage

(vintage dress and velvet bag, Chloe boots, YSL ring)

Andrew Bevan is one of my favorite people I’ve met through blogging..he’s someone that I could easily imagine hanging out with even if we both hated fashion and lived in North Dakota (no offense ND, San Diego is just about as off the fashion radar as you are). We promised to meet up after running into each other on the way into the Alexandre Herchcovitch show and upon our reunion laughed about and at pretty much everything..but only after I saved him from a freshly divorced vodka-happy partygoer who proceeded to hit on a confused Colin. I hope she found happiness later on that night.

Please note his gigantic safety pin necklace. Imagine the things you could fuse together with that thing.

Categories: fashion week, nightlife, nyc, vintage