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02/27/2008
6:50 am

Feature: Julia von Boehm

27/02/2008, inspiration

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Fashion stylist currently stationed in NYC via Germany and Paris, former assistant of Carine, and undoubted Sartorialist all-star, Julia von Boehm encapsulates all that is chic, sleek, and wildly sexy. She first caught my attention in a military green (men’s?) coat with studded Louboutins (pic to the left), complete with knowing smirk, and since then has never disappointed my relatively discerning eye. She works with texture, lengths, and shapes easily, and frequently will offset a bulky statement piece (see mega-tulip skirt, aforementioned boyfriendy coat, gray scarf for a giant, and cozy vest/pompom sweater combo) with skyhigh hemlines and bank-crippling heels.

Her perfectly off kilter home:

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One Day in Tokyo, styled by Julia, photographed by David Mushegain for Vogue Nippon Feb/08

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Sources: bird-production.com, style.com, cafe-mode.hautefort.com, gastrochic.com, elle.com, thesartorialist.com, scans by evisu donna, 1karina1, berlinrocks, kanna of thefashionspot

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02/27/2008
2:04 am

That parka

27/02/2008, General

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After reading about dreamecho’s quest to re-invent her trusty parka, I was inspired to dig mine out of the downstairs closet (ie. land of forgotten clothing items) and play around with it. I’ve always liked offsetting it with lace or ridiculous heels, takes the North Face out of it just enough.

Parka, Old Navy (from last fall). Dress, American Apparel. Heels, Nine West. Bracelets, vintage.

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02/25/2008
9:42 pm

Reader-inspired

25/02/2008, General

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Thank you so much for all the kind words and congratulations! I’m going to answer all the questions in that post today, just want to make sure I address them well. One of you mentioned that headbands/scarves would be fun and it inspired me to dig up one of my favorite vintage silk scarves today. Kind of adds a more boho element to the leather skirt.

T, I forget..skirt, bracelets, and scarf, vintage. Sandals, Urban Outfitters from two years ago. Sunglasses, Forever21. Bag, Charlotte Russe.

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02/25/2008
6:44 am

My Forever21 haul

25/02/2008, shopping

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I caved. I was starting to feel like I was wearing the same thing all the time. However disconnected that thought might be from reality, the urge for newness conquered me and I painstakingly put together quite a varied order from Forever21. In it are included a men’s stripey French-reminiscent pullover, a dropwaist feathery concoction that could prove to be disastrous upon receipt (my first Twelve by Twelve exploration!), weird meshy oxford heels, and a jeweled collar/cuff combo that I have no idea what to do with but promptly decided I needed to own. Will be reporting back upon receipt in 5-10 days.

PS – They are now shipping abroad! How wondrous. It seems that their shipping and handling is sort of more outrageous than Topshop’s, but at least the clothes are cheaper I suppose..

All pics, Forever21.

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02/25/2008
4:27 am

Valentine’s got it

25/02/2008, inspiration

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Perhaps the most definitive “je ne sais quois” possessing girl ever, Valentine Fillol Cordier manages to charm me every time, hipster over-affiliation and all. She’s hardly drop dead gorgeous, almost plain, but in the best possible, most oddly alluring manner. This makes her both relatable and impossibly chic and I honestly can’t get enough. Her personal style is so distinct that she manages to make every editorial seem like she was the only girl that could have possibly been considered for it..or perhaps it’s that she acts as a muse to stylists and editors so as to form a symbiotic relationship with her magazine work that blends it all together into one big lovely mess. Or it could be her carefree manner and palpable sense of playfulness that makes everything just work. Who knows…I’m going to stop trying to figure it out.

All pics from her thread on thefashionspot.

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