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04/30/2008
3:35 am

Jak & Jill: Part Two

30/04/2008, inspiration

I warbled briefly about the Jak & Jil site briefly in March and can’t resist posting my favorites from the newer photos. What other site offers such indulgently shoe-exclusive shots? I mean, if you think about it, it is odd that we recognize our fellow human by only about 10% of their physicality. Perhaps we should look into making feet the new face.

I imagine these to be what a fashionable alien that played mental neo-soccer with red giants would wear (Jan Arnold in Pierre Hardy):

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Adorning the feet of the opposing team (Marie-Amélie Sauvé in Balenciaga):

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Honestly. I would wear these with EVERYTHING. Pleeease show up on eBay! (Kate Langley in Chloé)

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I can’t say I like white pumps, but I’m falling hard for all things cutout, oxford-y, and hewn of white patent (Emma Elwick in Givenchy):

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Kate Lanphear is pure sex (in Gucci):

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Almost too good to be looked at directly, Emmanuelle Alt in THE BALMAIN FRINGE ANKLE BOOTS. These are pretty much my ultimate boot. And I will never own them. Whimper.

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Visit their blog if you want to die some more. Can’t wait for updates Tommy!

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04/29/2008
4:45 am

To Café Mode

29/04/2008, General

I’ve been meaning to post this forever now, I think it’s one of the most inconceivably high honors I’ve experienced as a blogger. I’m sure it’s relatively apparent from my general rantings that I, along with most cognitive humans, am more than mildly obsessed with Parisian everything (check out that header!) and have long been spying about on Café Mode, furtively saving photos and being entranced by that certain French..magic. Géraldine always manages to capture a stylish essence that is wholly recognizable, even if showcasing something you wouldn’t necessarily wear yourself. Her coverage so far at Hyères has been arresting and that Louise is slowly killing me with her charmingly imperfect perfection.

So, with all of that in mind, I am still in a daze that she dedicated a post to me..I literally thought I was seeing things when my photos loaded on her page and wanted to say THANK YOU to Géraldine (hopefully someday we will have that coffee together)! Equipped with my high school/college French I read through her words and have never been so flattered. Plus now I have all these awesome French readers that I love.

Somewhat relevantly, my mom is going to Paris in two weeks to stay in an apartment with a friend from Switzerland for a week. Seriously. My mom is so much cooler than I am. Between bouts of raging jealous fits I am squeezing in time to construct a list of items I am taking the liberty to ask her to purchase. She, sadly, probably won’t. I even told her she could take iPhone photos of vintage Chanels and YSL star brooches at Colette and I would yes/no (YES) them for her but I think I am going to have to come up with more convincing tactics. Like planning my own trip to Paris! Hmmmm…

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04/29/2008
4:15 am

My default "I have to get out of the house..NOW" outfit

29/04/2008, General

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I ordered this skirt from Forever21 last week and even though it’s kind of scandalous I love it – the material is way thicker than the AA ones and the side zip makes it less ride up-vulnerable. Also, these heels are some of the most comfortable I’ve purchased in recent months, too bad they’re not available online! I searched for an entire fruitless minute.

Shirt and skirt, Forever21. Heels, Tahari. Bag, Marc Jacobs.

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04/28/2008
5:00 am

Through the dappled sunlight

28/04/2008, General

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I knew I had to have this dress from the moment I saw scans of it from British Vogue last April. Recognizing how I have 60,000 white dresses already, I had the sage wisdom to purchase it in this cutesy lemon yellow. I know, I impress myself sometimes, too. However, I can’t get too saccharine and wear the thing with Maryjanes or something (unless they were my studded electric blue ones…hmmmmm) so out came my Aldo triple strap Velcros. I realize how lucky I am that my parents have such an idyllic backyard, it’s especially dreamscape-like in the spring…my brother and I used to hang out in this treehouse always and only, even posting a bandit-like sign saying “KEEP AWAY” with red paint splattered all over it (blood, you see). One day I got scared when I saw a big caterpillar there and visits lessened slightly. Now it’s sort of rotten and falling apart, and not at all the best place to pose in heels. But I still love treehouses, I’ve always wanted to live in one.

This would do..imagine the photo possibilities! And how horrifically scary it’d be at night!:
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Dress, Kate Moss for Topshop. Heels, Aldo. Headband, Forever21.

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04/28/2008
4:19 am

Cutout issue resolved

28/04/2008, General

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My new heels! I went a little cutout oxford crazy this weekend, uncontrollably snatching up two pairs, these Aldos (is Aldo the new Nine West, or is it just me? I can’t keep away..) and this pair from..heh..Marshall’s. I am so lowbrow. They’re by Tahari, and I love them lots. I was going to go for these Steve Maddens but then I couldn’t find the white version anywhere online..these and these were contenders too. Obviously I thought about this white shoe thing too much, and should dedicate time to more important thing like going to the gym and folding my clothes. Normally I veer from thinner heels like this but these are somehow extremely comfortable, they seem to mold rather perfectly to my feet. I like how everything in this outfit is the barely there version of a masculine item. Track T, fedora, Levi’s…

People always ask about all the random bracelets I wear..they’re pretty much vintage or from cheap stores like Forever21 (surprise!) or H&M. A couple of my favorites are even from Old Navy. So yeah, not the most exciting response, but there you go! Someday I’ll be rocking those Hermes studded cuffs, I promise. And in regards to questions in general, I’m realizing the urgent need to do an FAQ either in video format if I’m brave enough, preferably with Justin Bobby interviewing me and me holding a ratty hairbrush. If that is just too unlivably embarrassing, which it will be, I’ll just have to dedicate some time to writing it up. So sorry if I don’t always get around to answering all the questions I get, I’m trying to be on top of it! :)

PS new awesome vintage in store..including…THE BLAZER. I figured I didn’t need two. Plus the cutest denim dress you didn’t think you needed.

American Apparel triblend tank (best tank ever..I have one in an XS and one in a M that I switch up depending on my mood haha). Shorts, Levi’s. Hat, Forever21. Heels, Tahari. Bag, potentially faux Chanel, I’m horrible at Chanel authentication.

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