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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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02/24/2008
1:57 am

Weekend roundup

24/02/2008, inspiration

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Extremely lovely outfit on the ever-intriguing Genevieve Jones. I personally find myself apathetic towards her much wondered about rise on the NY social circuit, it’s just fun to ogle her extremely interesting, almost Sevigny-ish fashion choices.

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While yammering about Facehunted Topshop collabo fans, here’s the loveliest lovely looking all vixenish in Christopher Kane’s line.

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I want to try this, it seems like a fun way to play with jeans.

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So I have pyramid studs in my closet adorning everything from rings to Maryjanes, but this is just extremely noteworthy. I’m not sure who Vanessa’s jacket is by (probably Givenchy too), but it’s very stop-and-stare, no? It reminded me of this other Givenchy jacket (accompanying pic) from one of French Vogue’s En Vogue features last year. They are quite on it, that team of Carine’s…

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Ultraviolet = the new black? Melanie Huynh and Julia Stegner are as convincing as ambassadors of the look could be.

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Kate Moss’ style has been somewhat uninspiring for ohhh the last few years or so, plus if I was gifted with that much beauty, I’m pretty sure I would take more careful care of my skin. Anyway, she still manages to produce magnetic photos now and then, these are just fun to look at, what with the juicy colors, semicreepy Americana themed room, and mind boggling footwear.

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Marion Cotillard makes this Balenciaga dress not seem insane.

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Could these be the hooves of anyone but Anna Dello Russo and Carine?

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Geraldine Saglio – a little safe, but always amazing. And I think it would be pretty accurate to say that Emmanuelle Alt has mastered the (quite terrifying) art of pulling off the cropped pant.

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I’m pondering breaking out my vintage over the knee boots again…does anyone have any ideas for de-tarting them?

Sources:wmag.com, the facehunter, style.com, theskullset, thefashionspot, nyt.com, mystyle

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02/20/2008
1:45 am

Socks’n sandals

20/02/2008, General

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Trying out the ankle sock idea investigated in this post. I realized that I sadly don’t have any acceptably strappy sandals to try this out with (Kingdom of Style’s would be ever so perfect), so I just defaulted to my Nine West wedges, which are fast becoming a wardrobe staple, mirrored cutout sides and all. I don’t think I love the effect of the two together so will have to keep on the lookout for more sock-friendly options.

T, thrifted Gap. Shorts, Forever21. Heels, Nine West. Bag, Marc Jacobs.

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02/18/2008
7:52 pm

Fun photos

18/02/2008, inspiration, shopping

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Admittedly, I am rarely inspired by modeling’s new faces enough to post, but after catching a first glimpse of the Argentinian Flo Gennaro in Teen Vogue’s Love Story editorial this month, I was fascinated enough to scrounge around on thefashionspot for more photos…the girl is amazing, with the sharp catlike eyes I’ve always been jealous of and a sort of raw energy that translates through in every shot.

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What is it about Lula that makes me want to be blonde and 4 years old?

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In a literally ancient issue of Teen Vogue, I tore out this picture and folded it up between the pages of one of my many inspiration journals. I later scanned it, regretting the foolish decision to mar it so. Folds and all, Carine’s beauty is mesmerizing, I wish there were more photos floating about on the internet of her in those days.

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I look forward to Vogue Paris’ En Vogue feature every month. The items are always relatable yet inspiring, and the fringey boho accessories, denim shorts, and spring-appropriate boots are no exception. The spread also reminds me how badly I need an oversized brown leather bag…

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Marios Schwab for Topshop.
Lust. Once again, immediately sold out.

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I’m always weirdly gleeful when new Keira candids surface. She always looks comfortably cozy and masterfully layered while still almost managing to convince me she didn’t agonize over what colored beanie and which fabulous bag she should wear. I’m loving the medieval peasant-ish footwear too.

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Lily Donaldson would have perfect taste in little black dresses.

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And lastly, I just wanted to declare how much I miss Susan Eldridge. This photo sums it all up.

Teen Vogue Carine pic, scanned by me. Other pics, thefashionspot and keirapictures.com, Paris Vogue scans by member Diorette.

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02/18/2008
1:55 am

Pared down

18/02/2008, General

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Haven’t worn this skirt in while so decided to dig it up, I love the soccer shorts material and bubblish shape.

T, Hanes. Skirt, American Apparel. Heels, Nine West. Bag, Balenciaga. Jewelry, H&M and vintage.

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