9:51 pm

details at marchesa

19/02/2010, fashion week, nyc

(ph. by me)

Inspired by the tempestuous dancer and courtesan Lola Montez, the Marchesa collection was somehow elegant and whimsical, and the pieces only became exponentially more stunning when viewed up close. My inner wannabe ice skater is a sucker for well executed nude mesh, but the real standouts were the white feathered minidress and a darkly beautiful starred up concoction with tulle spilling down the front.

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5:13 am

first morning in nyc

17/02/2010, brr dude, nyc

(vintage leopard coat and sweater, Henry Duarte x J Brand jeans, ribbed knee socks, D&G wedges, Alexander Wang Hilary bag)

J Brand sent me some jeans last one commenter noted, I “don’t own any pants”. This isn’t entirely true, but honestly I just hate shopping for them since I barely every try clothes on in stores. I trust my eye for picking out my size for everything..except jeans. But these are a perfect second skin.

New York has been amazing and nonstop and I am dead tired right now…I got by in the above outfit by wearing two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, and three tops. The city is freezing! But so beautiful.

Categories: brr dude, nyc
10:08 pm

at hervé léger

08/10/2009, fashion week, nyc

(Hervé Léger dress and sandals)

It was such an honor to attend Hervé Léger, never mind actually get to wear one of their signature bandage dresses to the show. The hand painted skeleton-like print and strong shoulders made this one of the pieces I had fallen in love with from the fall collection, so when it came down to this one and a cutout side dress at the fitting I went for it.

The show was just ridiculously good..I’m always astounded at how they can stay so strong with the body conscious silhouette yet find new ways to make it spellbindingly fresh. This time it was sandy nudes and whites, intricately woven mesh, clean braiding and knotting, almost galactic marbled prints, and even some denim. And the clogs! I’m obsessed with the clogs. The age old problem of the way the foot so easily falls out of them was adeptly solved with a double ankle strap. Yesss.

Max and Lubov were both so sweet in about a million ways that they didn’t have to be, so a huge thank you to surreal to hear that they’ve been following my blog.

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9:16 pm

w 35th, nyc

03/10/2009, fashion week, nyc

(DIY backwards shirtdress, layered necklaces, Acne wedges, Givenchy bag)

I’ve had this hopelessly oversized thing for a few months now, for some reason it stood out to me while combing my neighborhood Goodwill. Maybe it was the oatmeal stripes? Or its potential to redefine shapeless? I wore it once and felt kind of horrible in it, so I put it away again and eventually came back to it with a plan. Deciding it was the science teacher-reminiscent half collar that was to blame, I trimmed the whole neck down and sewed it up (when I say sew I mean loop thread sloppily until nothing seems to fall apart upon contact), also closing up the fabric below the last button to stop it from gaping awkwardly in the wind. But boyshorts never hurt.

The Acne wedges have already been worn to the point of being dented and scratched…it’s so strange, from several first hand accounts I’ve heard people say that they are either stupidly painful or the most comfortable platforms they own. I’m on the side of the latter party luckily..I always reach for them first these days and have been noticing this desert boot silhouette appear from less exalted brands as well. They could work in a flat version I think. Wish we could have spent a couple more days in the city, I got zero shopping time in. Next time!

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12:47 pm

metal party

22/09/2009, fashion week, nyc

(Rumi for RVCA dress, Topshop boots)

Hanging with Gala, Pelayo, and Angela at the Metal magazine party in New York last last weekend. Really wasn’t that long ago but is quite literally half a world away now. I wore the dress I designed for RVCA…the Machinery dress, which was inspired by the iconic (well, for me) Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element. I love the idea of strips of fabric lashing across sections but also wanted to create an effect that the sleeve was almost detached from the body. The material is quite thick to the point of being cozy and it’ll be available in nude and black as well…these photos are making me miss NYC, it was quite the blogger-fest and it was so much fun attaching personalities to formerly nebulous internet people.

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