Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bits and Pieces and Leather

Barneys New York cashmere top. Danksin Leggings. Asos beanie. Go Jane oxford flats.
Abatha in Green La Scala by Brahmin.

Forever 21 raincoat. Vintage skirt & sweater. Charlotte Russe leg-warmers. Jeffrey Campbell Charlie clogs.
Caroline in White Cinches by Brahmin.

Cotton Pancakes dress. Vintage Ralph Lauren scarf. LOFT ring cuff. Old Navy ballet flats.
Vittoria Rose in Citron Lady Anaconda by Brahmin.

Vintage dress. Nanette Lepore cardigan. We Love Colors tights. Jessica Simpson Dany platforms.
Louise Rose in White Melbourne by Brahmin.

1 girl
+ 4 bags
= 4 different ways to wear them.

All bags courtesy of Brahmin Leather Works.
Read the latest Buzz on Brahmin from Vogue, Elle and more here.

Now I'm off to get some Minestrone soup for lunch and maybe a test run of my new rollerblades in the park. Hello, 1995!

The 4 Essie Spring 2010 polishes I picked are stamped with a heart of approval below:

[Press Play ►] White Sky | Vampire Weekend

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dany Platforms & Essie Spring Polish (Jessica Simpson)

Jessica Simpson Dany in pewter. Thanks, Zappos! Close-Up/Sneak Peek.

Essie Spring 2010 colors.
[L-R]: Lilacism, Neo Whimsical, Pop Art Pink, Red Nouveau, Tart Deco and Van D'Go.

Can you guess the four I chose?

Lately I've been:
Trying out new recipes. Last night I made Angel hair, lemon shrimp, tomato basil pasta. I've invented a new garlic bread (extra olive oil) and tried out chewy gingersnap cookies, with molasses. I'm also catching up on my reading. I just finished Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. My attention was held captive the entire time by the narration given through the main character's thinking process rather than actually speaking out loud. Now, I'm delving into a sea of Judy Blume. Ah the nostalgia!

essie boutique, womansday, amazon

[Press Play ►] To Kingdom Come | Passion Pit

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Denim Classic, Automatic Watch giveaway

Spring forward with a new Orient watch! When a Rep contacted me a few weeks ago to blog about Orient Star Watches and offer a giveaway, I jumped at the chance. I find nothing sexier than an oversized men's watch on a woman's wrist. A timeless trend. Mine is vintage but yours can be Orient.

To enter: You must be a US Resident - simply comment and include your email address.
DEADLINE: 2 weeks to enter, last day March 6th. Winner will be announced shortly after.

I found this lace and pearl necklace at Forever 21 last December. It made me think of Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld and the decadence that is Chanel.

Newport News top. Forever 21 lace & pearl necklace. Bartack jeans. Love Label island platform lace-up sandals. Rebecca Minkoff handbag.

[Press Play ►] Mona Lisa | Robin Thicke

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

When I first started researching around for my Chanel alike clogs by Campbell, I came across the Jessica Simspon Dany platform. I fell in love at 3rd glance being reminded of Charles Anastase RTW Spring 2009. Of course, by the time I caved and decided to purchase, all were sold out in my size in black and beige. I called stores and finally found out that that the Macy's in New York had some in beige. Thanks to Karen,who paid a visit, they came in the mail yesterday. We decided to blog about them on the same day, worn different ways. We seem to have the same taste in shoes... we could very well be sole sisters.

I feel like the Queen of Hearts.

Target sweater (under), Vintage Irish Wool sweater coat, Gap Blueberry V-Neck, Cheap Monday skinny Jeans, Topshop heart socks, Jessica Simpson Dany platforms.

Sally Hansen Nails in Emerald City and Covergirl lipstain in Wild Berry Wink

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice in Wonderland

For more Alice in Wonderland Style Tips check this site out here.


[Press Play ►] Inside Your Head | Eberg

Monday, February 15, 2010

Garden Tea Party

At second glance, New York Fashion Week left me craving something sugary sweet with my bright colors. Betsey Johnson paid homage to the late Alexander McQueen with Alice in Wonderland like signs, while models festooned in Western wear paraded within a Saloon set atmosphere. Rebecca Taylor kept the colors pastel, the fabrics soft and the models channeling school girl garb. Generra mixed basics with tie-dye prints, dark knee socks and chunky ankle boots. The teal accents, spotted suede and funky mix of free-range patterns at Custo Barcelona had my heart skipping a beat or two. DKNY played up blazers as short dresses with laced platform oxfords and thick knits for a finished, fresh and easy-to-pull-together look. Cynthia Steffe utilized knee socks, berets and french je ne sais quoi? confidence to complete an effortless chic vibe that clearly came through on stage. The paint splattered prints, stick-thin pants and metallics at Nima made me want to transport back to 1998, listen to the Smashing Pumpkins, Silver Chair, Nirvana and the Stone Temple Pilots while wearing such contrasting couture.

Diane von Furstenberg toyed with metallics, mastered the long sweater coat and reminded us of her love for pom-pom hats and shiny accessories once again. And, 3 claps for Abbey Lee Kershaw!


[Press Play ►] Taste | Animal Collective

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Nights Unfolding

A coverage of NY Fashion Week from afar. Snow can be so pretty but also somewhat troublesome. With a bit of luck, I hope I won't have any weather issues thwarting my NYFW plans next season.

Sparkly things, dazzling lips and bold colors. This season I'm seeing strong thoughts, unfolding like arms, into elaborate designs. Mod lips laced in glitter reigned at Doo.Ri while, part Parisian / part Hippie, accents marched on at Erin Wasson x RVCA. Organic, true to form and name, kept things simple and sleek, slightly vamping things up with splashes of seventies hues, bell bottoms and Barbarella hair. Only platforms were missing.

Other noteworthy collections: Richard Chai, Generra, Rag & Bone, Ports 1961, Vena Cava, Charlotte Ronson, Jason Wu, Cynthia Steffe, Alexander Wang, Cushnie et Ochs, Acne and BCBG.

Can't wait to see what comes next!

Who else is digging the Matrix meets Batman appeal at Alexander Wang ? Hello menswear in velvet, I love you.


The lovely team at has given me $200 credit to spend at their store. What would you get? Help me choose? Special collaboration post to come in March.


[Press Play ►] It Don't Move Me | Peter, Bjorn and John

Vanilla Notes

Marc Jacobs Lola includes notes of pink peppercorn, pear, ruby red grapefruit,
peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

*thanks to everyone who entered: more contests to come :)*

Marc Jacobs trench coat


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Emerald City

I took these photos yesterday morning after being invited to a tea party / brunch. What better place to debut Chanel's confectionery clogs than among toasted banana pancakes and soft blueberry scones? The wind whipped past my face and hair at record speed, leaving my fingers and legs with a frosty chill. Anything for blog photo opts right? ;)

Vintage hat, skirt and poncho. Nasty Gal Vintage leopard coat. German tights. Jeffrey Campbell Charlie clogs.
Forever 21 rings. Sally Hansen nails.

Nokia N97 phone.

Chanel Image Source: Coutorture

Sadness swept over me when I first heard the tragic news about Alexander McQueen. :( My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

[Press Play ►] Horchata | Vampire Weekend

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What's in my bag?

Forever 21 bag seen here.

iPod touch, OPI in vodka & caviar polish, Calvin Klein wallet, Stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx, vintage Chanel sunglasses,
Nokia N97 cell, Chanel glossimer in Paillettes, keys...

What's in your bag?


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winning Lola...(by Marc Jacobs)

Enter to win a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray bottle of LOLA by Marc Jacobs.



CONTEST ENDS: Friday, February 12th at MIDNIGHT


Good Luck!!

Let me know *WHY you want to win and *WHAT your email address is when you comment. This *information is necessary for your entry to count.

James Perse turtleneck, Chanel hair bow, Marc Jacobs skirt, Lanvin necklace

[Press Play ►] All Around the World | Cooler Kids

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One Raindrop Raises the Sea

When I was a little girl I remember not only being infatuated with the film Free Willy but also with the soundtrack. That Christmas I got my very first portable cassette Walkman and album to the movie. I remember riding my bike around my neighborhood with tape in tow on repeat, cheerfully singing along for all to hear. To this day, I still enjoy listening to music with headphones while riding my bike, I just don't sing as freely.
Michael Jackson's voice is not only soothing and inspiring but so full of soul..... something meant to share with the World.

Wren Save the Whales T-shirt, Forever 21 hoodie, Topshop stovepipe jeans, Vintage striped cardigan, Anne Michelle ankle boots, Forever 21 bucket bag.
[Press Play ►] Will You Be There (Theme from "Free Willy") | Michael Jackson