riccardo tisci talks couture.

New York fashion director Harriet Mays Powell recently chatted with the youngest couture designer in recent history, a one Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. Only 33 years old and designing one of a kind garments, Tisci gives us a look at his resort line for Givenchy based on Morocco and David Bowie. Interesting combination of subjects, but when you watch the video, you see it works...


cedric rivrain

Cedric Rivrain Illustration
via youmehimandher


DIY: recession chic.

In these difficult economic times, it's very hard for fashionistas all over the world to find the money or the will power to splurge on big purchases just for the hell of it. Especially if you don't really have the funds to begin with. So what's a girl to do? Do it yourself, of course!

One of my favorite blogs Love Maegan, has some of the easiest do it yourself projects that actually produce great results. Her projects range from creating three different kinds of headbands from scraps around your home, all the way down to creating 3 separate items from 1 shirt. Meagan offers step by step procedures with detailed instructions that accompany high quality pictures showing you exactly what your work should look like from start to finish.

I'm currently creating this DIY braided belt which is almost complete. Pictures coming soon!


charlotte olympia.

Relatively new footwear label Charlotte Olympia is my newest shoe obsession. Insanely awesome and absolutely expensive, Charlotte is the brain child of London socialite Charlotte Olympia Dellal. Half Brazilian and half English, the designer is inspired by the glamour and glitz of the 1940s and 50s, which is obvious in her designs. Her use of color along with the patterns she utilizes makes her a favorite of Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.


ayo maestro!

I'm currently doing my girly wave that I only take out during the occasional flirtatious encounter. If you don't know about Levi Maestro you probably haven't been reading my blog, but there's no better time than the present, so get educated quick, before he blows up, during which time I'll gladly say, 'I told you so..'
Don't judge me...

emma watson for teen vogue.

O Emma, how much do I love thee?

being a blogger sometimes pays off.

Popular retailer Urban Outfitter just announced that they will be collaborating with Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes who will design pairs of shoes under the label J. Aldridge for Urban Outfitters. The first three pairs will be released July 15, and the last three in December.

Jane is a seventeen year old who has already made quite an impact on the fashion blogging scene. She's been featured in Teen Vogue twice now, and along with her newest endeavor designing for UO, she also keeps up with her blog, showcasing her love for footwear, as well as her fashion inspirations and travels.

I'm officially jealous.

This information about Jane just goes to show that keeping a blog and actually working hard enough to make it successful, might actually work out one of these days.

why can't we be friends?

Nicki Minaj = Extra Awesomeness
Lets be friends...

f*ck you.

Lily Allen has a new video for her new single 'Fuck You' one of my favorite songs off her latest album "It's Not Me, It's You".
Be amazed...

items i'm purchasing in about 15 minutes.

Vintage purse: $22.00
'Yes Please' Sandals: $32.00
'It's all happening' Romper: $38.00

All items via ShopCuff.com.
Hurry and get them before I do!


is tim burton going to screw up 'alice in wonderland'?

Just saw the first pictures from Tim Burton's take on 'Alice in Wonderland' and all I have to say is WOW. I'm some what a Burton fan, The Nightmare Before Christmas' is one of my favorites, but I'm a little scared as to what he's planning on doing with this classic. His interpretation of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' was wack, but from the looks of these photos the director might actually have something, visually that is...

If the movie sucks there's always the Academy Award for Best Makeup right?
Movie is due out in 2010.


the girl with the bad laugh.

Thanks Kayta!


does anyone wear k swiss anymore?

The above question is something that's been on my mind for a couple of days now. Nevermind the fact that this post was suppose to be about the stud to the left, a one Ed Westwick aka Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl, but whatever. The K Swiss subject seems more appealing than gushing about a man that I'll never meet, but like to look at. A lot...

By now I'm sure many of you know that Eddie Boy here is doing a little work for the K Swiss brand by being the face of their remastered classic shoe, which leads me to ask two important questions.

1) Who wears K Swiss anymore?
2) When was the exact moment K Swiss became wack?

Personally, I haven't worn K Swiss since my junior year of high school. The shoe use to be a staple back in the day, but seriously, what happened? Was it the emergence of the Nike Dunk? The evolution of Adidas? I have no idea, but I'd like to find out. I'm wondering if the brand is believing that putting Ed Westwick's beautiful face on their advertisments will turn it around. Do they really believe there will be hypebeasts lined up for two days waiting for a pair like some of us waited for the Yeezy's. I'm not so sure.

Since when did K Swiss become so wack?

made her think made me squeal.

During my daily wandering around the interwebs I've come to notice several things about myself as a consumer. For one, I'm totally addicted to accessories. Not that I never noticed this little fact about myself, but my intense love affair for add on's has never once been this extensive. I could care less about clothing, other than to obsess over the fact that I can't and will not pay upwards of $200 for a tshirt (ahem, Alexander Wang), but it's the shoes, the jewels, the little timeless pieces that normally get my undivided attention.

Made Her Think is a jewelry line designed by Meredith Kahn, and partly inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead. As seen on the likes of some of my favorite girl crushes Rihanna and the Olsen Twins, the line carry's an obscene amount of inventive and affordable pieces that can add character to even the blandest of outfits. This Knuckle Buster Talon ring is easy on the eyes and for about $110 won't hurt your recession drained pocket. Add to bag? I think so!

litter sf.

Call me crazy, but I'm drooling over jewelry designers Mackenzie & Rachel of San Francisco based jewelry line Litter. Their designs are inventive, edgy, and surprisingly not terribly taxing on the recession drained pocket. I'm especially inspired by their line of shoe jewelry, a concept I've never wanted to experience until now. Among my favorites are the Spike Ring (which will obviously get me in trouble once someone pisses me off) which retails for only $40, and the Walk the Line shoe jewels for $89. Making a wish list and checking it twice for these goods.


black becky FTW!

Check out this mini episode of Amanda Diva's Diva Speak TV, which features character Black Becky tackling issues such as Lil Wayne's inability to keep his pants on as well as the feud between Heidi Spencer, and that 'fat black guy' Al Roker.

Straight Hilarity!

what ever happened to the disney princess?

Well apparently according to the visual interpretation by Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein, the happily ever after presumption didn't work out too well. Dina places the fairy tale princesses in modern, realistic, and not so flattering situations. The project came about after Goldstein observed her daughter and friends developing an interest in Disney Princesses, causing the artist to reflect on the illusion that these women are vulnerable and almost always saved by a handsome Prince.

See how many Princesses you can identify!

Via LOUDreams


christopher kane likes gorillas.

Christopher Kane has wooed me once again.

After peeping Princess Forehead, I mean Rihanna (I kid, I kid) with the Christopher Kane Gorilla print jersey dress on a couple of days ago, I've been itching to find it online just to see how much money a person would have to fork over for the hotness. Well thanks to retailer Luisaviaroma, I got my shot today. Being that Luisviaroma also stocks the likes of Balmain and Givenchy right along with other high end retailers, I didn't even weld myself to look at the price of the tshirts. But just know, the price is outrageous!


Give Respect Where it's Due.

I know that there are a lot of Rihanna fans all over the world. I happen to be one of them. I love her style (or whoever dresses her), her hair, and the confidence she exudes whenever we see her in the public eye. Even though I love love LOVE to look and see what RiRi wears everyday, I have the sense to know that she didn't get that style all by her lonesome.

In a recent New York Post blog, someone made the ignorant assumption that Kelis was jacking Rihanna's hair style. WRONG! If the author had paid attention to past pop culture, one would notice that Rihanna's entire style is derived from Kelis in many ways.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with mimicking someones style and making it your own. I think Rihanna has made rock n roll high fashion. But it makes me angry when people don't recognize where her inspiration comes from. People like Kelis, Grace Jones, Madonna, Courtney Love, and even Fefe Dobson have paved the way for Rihanna to dress the way she dresses and for it to be acceptable in the public eye.

One of my favorite quotes is "Don't get angry when people steal an original idea. If it's original you'll have to ram it down their throat..." Well Rihanna is not an original idea. She's a nice one, but not an original one. Kelis had to ram it down our throats, and Rihann is obviously benefiting from that.

Hellz Bellz Iconz Tee.

Last summer I was fortunate enough to grab the first edition of the Hellz Bellz Iconz Tee in black and I've loved it ever since. The shirt, which features the faces of some of my personal inspirations such as Pam Grier, Edie Sedgwick, and Grace Jones, is now available at online retailer 80's Purple and looks a tad bit different than the original. The Iconz Tee is now available as a tank in white, and retails for $50. Get one before it's too late!

H&M + Jimmy Choo = OMG!

H&M is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming Fall season. After seeing pictures of the digs that will be coming to stores, I just knew H&M would be the place I'd be shopping at constantly for my Autumn closet.

Now H&M is teaming up with shoe brand Jimmy Choo for the Fall to release a capsule shoe collection which will be released in 200 stores launching in November of 2009. The collection will consist not only of men's and women's styles, but also accessories and handbags. Sweetness!

via Highsnobette


Spencer Pratt is the White Jay Z?

Disclaimer: Please excuse the hatred that is coming from my mouth. I totally mean harm.

In a recent interview former Hills crackhead, I mean 'STAR', Spencer Pratt sat down with that station that use to be about music, I mean, MTV to discuss the idiot plan someone had to make him a rap star. Yes, you read that correct. RAP STAR. As in Biggie, Tupac, Public Enemy, Kanye West, and Jay Z for that matter. The controversial shit stain goes as far as to say that HE is the white Jay Z.
"I'm the white Jay-Z in the game. I'm doing the baller thing. I'm more for the streets."
If I could copy and past all the fuckery that he spewed in that attempt of an interview without getting in trouble I would, but for now please visit HERE to read the entire thing. It's demeaning, disgusting, and down right SAD that this fool thinks he is the next great white hope. While legitimate lyricists are out here on the grind just to get even a fraction of the shine that this guy has for no reason at all, he's talking out the side of his mouth.

Word to the wise Spencer Pratt.
  • If you quote Gucci and Soulja Boy as the only rappers you look up to: there is something wrong.
  • If you even think about comparing yourself to Jay Z when he happens to be one of the greatest lyricists of our time: there is something wrong.
  • If you refer to yourself and your wife as the 'new age Biggie and Lil Kim': there is something wrong.
  • If you even THINK you want to go 'after the ringtone game': there is something wrong.
  • If you even dare to bring back the 'baller mentality' to the rap game, you are sadly mistaken. That went out in 1999 just like throw back jeresys and: there is something wrong.

Lauren Conrad Looks Russian.

Now that Lauren Conrad is basically done with her popular reality show The Hills I guess she decided to reinvent herself with new hair. Dark hair. SHORT hair. I would actually like it if it was real. But alas...it is not.

The 20 something soon to be author (I know, I didn't think she could read either!), halfway designer, and all the way actress was working it out in this brown bobbed wig for a shoot with fashion magazine Harper's Baazar. In all honesty, I really like the entire look on LC. Makes her look very grown up and mature, a far cry from her always casual L.A. style. The color of the wig really makes her eyes pop. If she were to ever go dark permanently I think it would suit her, because Lord knows that flannel shirt, skinny jean, chunky heel thing she had going on during her Hills phase every single episode was killing me softly...

Do you like this new style on Lauren?


Tom Binns can have anything he wants. From me...

Irish born jewelry designer Tom Binns owns a piece of my heart. Make that, a big FAT piece of my heart. With a fan base that includes First Lady Michelle Obama and designs that will make tears come to anyone woman’s eye (and pocket for that matter), its no wonder his collaborations with the likes of Vivienne Westwood and others have made him a designer you want to have in your jewelry boxes.

Featured in heavy hitting magazines such as Harpars Baazar and Vogue, his pieces are both lady like and completely out there. Colorful, charming, and with a tough edge anyone can admire, there’s a little something for everyone, but remember, good taste comes with a price and a Tom Binns price is a steep one. For some reason in my head (and my heart) I think he’s more than worth it…


solidarity is a bitch.

Solidarity is a mean hearted and evil little shit, whom I've never had to deal with personally. Now, I'm dealing with her head on. She's that fake friend that only comes around to laugh at you and kick you when your down.


Seeing as the economy sucks, and I have been without employment for a couple of weeks, I'm finding myself going a little stir crazy for attention. Never having been one who liked or even welcomed the incessant fawning of others, its a little more than weird that I'm finding myself searching through my phone looking for people to bother because I have nothing better to do than 'hang out'. What nonsense is this?!

At first I thought laying off the 9-5 for awhile would be good for me. I could catch up on reading, go running, see the sites, reconnect with old friends. NO! All it has been is a way for me to:

A: think WAY too much about my future.
B: decided how in GODS NAME I'm going to get there.
C: look around and see all the stuff that I haven't done and cry about it.
D: get FAT.

Well ladies, gents, and trannies, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Time to Get Off My Ass and do something. Do what? I have no idea, but anything is better than this. ANYTHING...

Cya at the top...

i wish i could be here.

And maybe on skates as well...O Paris.

I've already put my colorful array of tights in a container for the spring/ summer months, but according to a recent French Vogue editorial I just saw it may be the right time for stockings. Shot by photographer Terry Richardson, highlighting amazing Parisian sites and the coolest stockings in the land, the magazine gives us fashionistas inventive ways to wear stockings with grace, elegance, and a little edge.



look who grew up.

I'm a Harry Potter STAN. And by stan I mean crazy obsessed 12 year old, trapped in a 23 year old body who has pre-ordered and waited in lines FOR ALL the books with other Harry Potter obsessed 9 year olds. Yea it gets crazy over here, but I don't care.

So I got this little surprise this morning via The Cut of Emma Watson, (also known by us HP fans as the beloved Hermione Granger) is the face of Burberry's Fall/Winter campaign. How awesome does she look? I swear, her and Dakota Fanning are growing up to be poised fabulous young women. Is it selfish of me to want them to stay young forever? I feel old now...

Hermione? Is that YOU?!?!



girl crush: Daphne Guinness.

I'm really into weird people who do weirdly outlandish things and get away with it. Only, these people aren't so weird to be because I get them. I want to be them. Daphne Guinness is one of these people.

That's Guinness as in heir of the Guinness brewery fortune. Just in case you didn't know.

Daphne is a socialite (naturally), stylist, and probably about the coolest person on the planet seeing as she has a couture and art collection that rivals anyone on the planet, and a style that is uniquely all her own. Her sister Cathrine Guinness use to hang out with Andy Warhol on the regular which only makes Daphne WAY cooler if not by association alone.

Word has it that Daphne is creating a signature scent that is to be sold at $140 a pop (yowza!). For some this may seem like a lot, but for a lot of women, who want to have a piece of this maven of style, this is not a lot at all. What recession again?
“For me, [scent] is time travel. It takes you away from the everyday and you are transported to something in your past. It’s a very mysterious thing. It’s magic.”


i didn't know a resort line could make me squeal.

Just got through looking at photo's from the Phi 2010 Resort line, and all I have to say is holy hot dogs the shit made me squeal like a 13 year old at a Jonas Brothers concert. I'm glad it's still got a little edge to it. Normally with resort lines you see dresses and the color white, but not with this stuff. TOTALLY DROOL WORTHY! See for yourself.

View more over at The Cut


sarah morrison goes on a date.

My favorite internet star (whom I halfway stalked last time I went to New York, who was also super nice about it) Sarah Morrison went on a blind date and documented the event. I mean really, don't you wish all your blind dates were like this one? I do! Visit Sarah on her blog Sarah's Electronic Blog Ride.

I'm glad they went to a 5 star restaurant like Applebees. Now that's class!

Nick and Sarah go on a Date from YoBeat Magazine on Vimeo.

i've been cheating on you.

With this:

misadventures of a misfit.

It's my online writing portfolio, kind of like my resume of sorts. I've been building this portfolio so that I can properly go out into the world of journalism and be prepared to beat the crap out of any and all competition. So kidding, but not really.

Anyway, I re-post most of my writing for magazines that I blog for like JENESIS and M.I.S.S. Crew, so be a doll and check it out. Make me feel good by talking shit in the little doo dad called the comment box. Go on,

Thanks. Management.

pretty pictures: zink magazine

Isn't this editoral shoot beautiful?!
Tres chic!

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