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06/27/2008
9:49 pm

Lanphear does cheap chic

27/06/2008, inspiration




I always look forward to seeing Kate Lanphear’s work in Elle, though not as much as I do to seeing random street style snaps of her on The Sartorialist and Style.com – her futuristic crop of white hair is always perfectly set off by her grungy/edgy style. If you thought there were only so many ways to wear black, just check out her thread at The Fashion Spot.

Last week, when airport boredom led me to the magazine stand, I stopped obnoxiously lingering and flipping and purchased the issue on the spot after seeing this editorial featuring her styling work. The pieces she used are ridiculously cheap, the details listing off brands such as Forever 21, Fruit of the Loom, and Converse for Target, though they are spruced up by thousands and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Gotta keep it high fashion somehow, duh. The pieces she used are very familiar (lamé leggings, denim shorts/vest, leather jacket) but taken to another level. I dug out my scanner that I haven’t touched for about two years to share these, so sorry if they’re crooked, horridly done, etc. – I can seriously never manage to align the pages properly. Now to find those amazing stripey knit shorts…

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06/27/2008
4:13 am

Iwona Ludyga

27/06/2008, jewelry, shopping

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I do an immense amount of pretend shopping for my non-eBay job, which frequently results in me buying things I never would have otherwise (most recently: Kain tops) and discovering odd little lines, or, actually, big lines that I’m clueless about for whatever reason. I first noticed Iwona Ludyga’s jewelry by way of the twig-inspired bracelet, it’s organic design and rather delicate wood nymph-ish feel appealing to me so much that I would consider forgoing my usual armful of wrist-gear to focus attention on it. Further exploration turned up a gorgeous chain-linked double ring (please ignore the model’s pretty scary talons), a horizontal horn necklace, and a couple well done scapular-inspired pieces (is it weird to anyone else that these are becoming trendy?). I just might try out the bracelet, but what I’m really irrationally lusting after is the Electric Feathers chain vest that Susie posted earlier this week…

Categories: jewelry, shopping
06/25/2008
6:59 am

trainspotting

25/06/2008, General



So..my boyfriend and I are having fun playing with the new camera. To all who have asked who takes my pictures, he is my lovely and tireless photographer.

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06/24/2008
7:24 pm

stowaway

24/06/2008, General

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When I was trying to jam my goods into this beautiful but microscopic bag, my boyfriend sassily noted that he “thought I hated small bags”. Jeez…well hate is a little intense, I just have a hard time with all that contorting and smushing. But I will always make the sacrifice for this one, it’s one of the very few cool things my mom has handed down to me. There’s nothing worse than listening to her ramble about all the amazing things she used to wear that she cruelly didn’t keep.

Top, Forever 21. Belt and bag, vintage. Heels, Marni. Shorts, Levi’s.

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06/23/2008
6:55 pm

rendition II

23/06/2008, General

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Seriously…a blazer minus the sleeves. I couldn’t not buy it. I ended up taking the scarf off because it’s freaking amazingly hot.

Blazer, clutch, and belt, vintage. Skirt, Forever 21. Top, Alternative Apparel. Scarf, H&M. Sunglasses, Ray-ban.

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