Thursday, May 14, 2009


This editorial from American Vogue in 2002 is one of my all time favorites. I love the model Maggie Rizer, she has such a great natural beauty. And the styling is perfection!

hope everyone is having an inspired Thursday!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

M. Carter

These bags make me want to take a day trip!
available at also, while you're there check out the rest of the guys site, it's pretty hilarious.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Main Entry:
\ga-ˈmēn, ˈga-ˌmēn\
French, feminine of gamin
1 : a girl who hangs around on the streets
: a small playfully mischievous girl

"An elfish young woman. Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
was the archetypal, unforgettable, adorable gamine" -philip howard

The New York based boutique OTTE has really captured this look by stocking a tightly curated selection of brands like Claudie Pierlot and Catherine Holstein. Below are some looks that caught my eye as inspiration for a modern gamine.
Jumpsuit by Cathrine Holstein

Blouse by See by Chloe

Cropped pant by Helmut Lang

Day Dress by Fremont

Jumpsuit by Ports1961

Jacket by Smythe

Monday, May 11, 2009

Delicious Diorama

an inspiring image from BibliOdyssey...

The new line WKND by Cheap Monday is available now online at and it's worth checking out.

I'm longing to construct something like this. The two designers of Australia's Sass&Bide decorate their windows with these amazing sculptures. Photograph by Garance Dore .

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jeffery Campbell

jeff campbell

Loving all these styles by Jeffery Campbell.

available at The Shoe Market.


The Model as Muse Gala

The Costume Institute's annual Gala always turns out to show quite a wide array of fashion looks... some perfectly lovely... some so bad you're a little embarrassed for the people wearing them. Here are my top ten favorite and least favorite looks.

The Best
I'm in love with the classical drape of this John Galliano.

Dark blue Chanel FTW.

Clair Danes demonstrates her understanding of the first two rules of dressing for a night out... find a dress that flatters your shape, and find an adorable date.

Normally I'm more attracted to longer dresses at these types of events, but both Jessica Stam and Sasha Pivovarova have chosen stunning looks. I'd say they are both muse-worthy modles!

I realize that Renée Zellweger in Carolina Herrera is a rather safe choice for a "best of" list, but look at that color! I just love it, I can't help it.

Milla in Marni.

Perfect Oscar de la Renta.

These two get my vote on coolness factor alone... but I'd like to see Lou Doillon move about in this... it might not work out so well.

Chanel Iman looks charming in Zac Posen.

The Worst


The dress is very nice, but Tyra looks SO crazy.

I don't think I need to get into what's wrong here...

I loath this silhouette.

I love January Jones in Mad Men...
but everyone should avoid dresses that create "tummy shine".

Emmy Rossum looks much too severe in this weird grey tube.

Kerry Washington is stunning... but I'm stunned at how bad this dress is.

There were plenty of good looking men... but these two need some serious help.

And Last But Not Least... The Dark Horse Category

So, I love MK... and I'm weirdly drawn to this Haute Barmaid look...

And I feel I should like this look on Daphne Guinness, but I'm not convinced.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

I'd love to be twirling ribbons and flowers about in a field somewhere! These little girls in their spring dresses are just too sweet. Hope you all are taking a bit of time out to appreciate Spring.