4.29.2010

someone just paid $42,000 to hang out at vogue.

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Well more like $42,500 to be exact. For a week.

I know that working at Vogue is a highly coveted job for those involved in (and sometimes even out of) the fashion industry, but good LORD. Is Vogue worth that much? Maybe French Vogue, or Vogue Nippon, or any of the other overseas version of the magazine, but in my humble opinion American Vogue isn't worth this much. Maybe I'm wrong, and I'll soon eat my words, but I'm a getting a bit weary of American fashion magazines. Yesterday while reading Harper's Baazar out of the corner of my eye I spotted my worst nightmare; Kim Kardashian naked and "untouched" speaking about what it means to be comfortable in your own skin. Not that anything is wrong with this, I've seen her in many magazines, but the caliber of magazine is very different. It's one thing for a actress, designer, photographer, singer, author, or someone who actually does something to be in those pages, but Kim K? Really? Can someone say grasping for straws? So to sum the ridiculousness up, someone paid a substantial amount of money to hang out at Vogue, meet Anna Wintour, and help out around the office for $42,500, and I'm tired of American fashion mags. That's about it.

4.28.2010

jean-michel basquait: the radiant child.


At some point in the not to distant future, my eyes need to see this.

if you don't belong, don't be long.

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Scott Campbell is ridiculous. And incredibly awesome. I'm heading to New York next week for a mental break and while I'm there will be stopping by to see Campbell's first solo presentation of his works in NYC (he's shown in Miami before, I think) at OHWOW. Excitement.

FYI: Tha'ts money. Real money. Wow.

4.27.2010

"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock..." (Unknown)

4.26.2010

house cleaning with eighteenth nyc.

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You know I love a good sale right? They give me life. I love them. Sales are like Christmas to me, and this is no different. I've written about my love for Eighteenth before, but because I'm cheap my love for them has just intensified ten fold. In order to make room for their magical Fall 2010 line of tee's (which by the way is EFFING AMAZING), the New York brand is now offering 25% off of their remaining assortment of tshirts. In order to get your hands on the goods, check out Eighteenth's online store and use the code NICETEE when you check out. Happy shopping!

giuliano fujiwara fall 2010 eyewear.

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I just counted how many pairs of sunglasses I've bought in the last 6 months. The total is 18. I'm not sure why, I've never been one to hoard accessories, but I've recently been running into some awesome shades I haven't been able to pass up. These Giuliano Fuijiwara Fall 2010 glasses are something I'm probably never going to acquire enough money for, but are certainly outstanding to look at. These are so impressive I'm not even sure what to say. No seriously, I'm at a loss for words.

4.25.2010

the Gap is blowing my mind!

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I've been shopping at the Gap for practically my entire life, but I've never taken a moment to think of the retailer as something other than a place to get a good tshirt. And trust me, I've got closets full of their soft tee's, dependable denim, and occasional yoga pant. The Gap has been good to me over the years, but when to comes down to blowing my mind through design, well that's a feat they've failed to achieve. Until about 5 minutes ago...

Pierre Hardy has done a couple of collaborations with Gap, but since my mind is stuck on the fact that I go there for the tee's that end up on my floor, I'd never taken the time to actually notice how wonderful the Hardy collections happened to be. For the Fall 2010 season the Gap x Pierre Hardy shoes are giving me serious heart palpitations. I'm over here dying of excitement you guys! I've got no idea when I'll be able to get my hands on any pair of these shoes or even what the price points look like - but trust me - I'll have them all. That's a promise!

4.22.2010

love is seriously everywhere

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Today the concept of love is so meaningless. Yes...I said that. It's meaningless. I've heard people I've known for no more than 5 minutes proclaim their love for me without knowing who I am or what I'm about. The love between men and women is so complicated and messy, it's hard to think about the fact that there is one person for everyone. Especially when bouncing from person to person without even the smallest thought is "like..so in". Although it may seem that love is about as easy to obtain as a Big Mac, that doesn't make the concept of love any less enticing.

As Ewan McGregor once said in a little movie about a brothel: the greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return. [Brusse]

4.21.2010

blood + sweat.

"Remember what they say; there's no shortcut to a dream. It's all blood and sweat and life is what you manage in between. But what you don't know, is you're to young and eager to love..." - Broken Bells (October)

perhaps the only pair of clogs i'd ever consider wearing.

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The last time I was in New York my friend Katya and I managed to pull ourselves away from her black hole of an apartment and drag our lazy behinds down to hipster heaven (otherwise known as Williamsburg) for a bit of vintage shopping and day drinking. While in Williamsburg I couldn't help but notice several haphazardly dressed women (because that's totally in right now...) wearing the elusive trend that's been the biggest buzz this season and happens to be showing up on the feet of...well everyone: CLOGS.

I've made my peace with this shoe. Not because I don't like it, but more so because I don't understand why they're EVERYWHERE. On fashion celebrities, regular celebrities, in magazines, and on television. I can't get away from these damn shoes. Upon viewing Louis Vuitton's version of the clog during the Spring 2010 shows and literally doing a double take when I noticed Miuccia Prada created a studded plex glass version, (not to mention Chanel) I had no idea they would become so popular...and so quickly. I'd never considered taking part in the clog movement, (personally I think they'd look a bit ridiculous on my feet), but after spotting the Rachel Comey 'Dekalb' clogs courtesy of my good friend Ebay, I'm actually considering riding this wave.

Sort of...

4.20.2010

the shining

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Fashion156 has the best editorials, I swear. Their much fun to look at and incredibly inspiring. The magazine itself is one of my favorites, I find some great ideas for blog posts, and always seem to learn something new whenever I make my daily trips to their fantastic blog. Check it out when you have a moment, I'm positive you'll feel the same way I do.

i feel the same way.

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4.19.2010

live. breath. be.

"Fake it until you make it. Act good until you are good. Practice confidence until you're confident, be patient even when it's killing you. Consider yourself interesting until you truly believe you are, and eventually you won't be faking it anymore...you'll be living it. (Janice Dickinson)

4.18.2010

where is this couch and why isn't it in my house?

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Hey Ya'll (Britney voice)

Haven't had the strength to blog for awhile, partly because I was feeling a bit under the weather (laryngitis is no hoe), but also because like a menstrual cycle once a month I get bored out of my eye sockets with whatever it is I'm doing, and run to the nearest cave to prioritize and get my shiz together. I'm a Gemini...things like that happen to us very often. Despite my recent self inflicted hibernation (or maybe because of it) I'm back and better than ever (I think).

During my hiatus I started spring cleaning my laptop and found this loveliest upholstered couch I'd forgotten to blog about. As soon as I saw it, I remembered why I loved it. It's ridiculous. Ridiculous as in AWESOME. So ridiculous that it belongs in my home, not for sitting on obviously, but more so for me to stare at in wonderment. This is the couch of my dreams. Sigh....

I'm back...this feels gooooddddd!

4.02.2010

easter options.

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Easter is this weekend, and aside from thanking sweet baby Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins, I'd also like to thank him for these Christian Louboutin Fred leather lace up flats. Seriously. Thank you Lord for these magnificent shoes and for the big fat paycheck that will allow me to buy them. Happy Easter everyone!

deny reality.

"I've always been a rebel. I never do things the way they're suppose to be done. Either I go in the opposite direction or create a new direction for myself, regardless of what the rules are or what society says."
- Grace Jones [via: Jennifer Farris]

remembering barbie fondly.

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I've never been a huge fan of Barbie, but since I'm highly amused by the absurd, this practically had me falling out of my clothes with excitement (which isn't that hard to do, but whatever...). Margaux Lange creates jewelry around the parts of girls best friend, Barbie. Using every possible body part to created earrings, rings, and necklaces, the pieces may be a bit hefty in price, but they're one of a kind and incredibly perfect. I found these beauties on Etsy courtesy of my friend Sarah and her intense fascination with craziness. I'm in love! Especially with the heart necklaces with Barbies boobs right in the middle. Yes, please!

vogue paris march 2010: grands garçons

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It is in my wildest dreams that my offspring are this cool. Perfect. [ru_glamour]

4.01.2010

why are you ramming clogs down my throat?

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Has anyone else noticed that whatever trends glide down the runway, no matter how ridiculous or dated they may seem, become fashion law moments after the critics give their two (or five, depending on which critic) cents on a collection. Seriously, it doesn't matter how off hand or completely insane something may seem (temporary tattoos and obscene amounts of velvet included), if it's designed by the right company, seen in the right magazines and on the right people, everyone flocks towards it.

The trend in question is "new and slightly modern" version of the clog. I just got through reading about Opening Ceremony's Fall 2010 collection which includes their updated version of the clog. I happen to dig what they've done to the shoe, but what disturbed me the most was that not only was I looking at OC's version and the accompanying article, but I was also accosted with a side advertisement for the Topshop 'Seanna' closed toe clogs. I've got nothing against clogs or those who happen to love wearing them, but I'm dumbfounded at how many people are jumping on the band wagon and how quickly it's happening. A vast amount of high middle and low end brands are clogging it up, and in the process giving me a headache. Is this the new 'it' shoe? Are people seriously going to wear these things? And why in the hell are all these magazines and websites force feeding me this shoe? Why?!

Marketing is such an amazing thing...
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rework the system.

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via [rework]

luigi tadini.

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I've never seen this guy before, but he's magical. After doing my research (and by research, I mean Google) I discovered that Mr Tadini is not only a sometime actor - he was in the Devil Wears Prada apparently- and model, but also the heir to a jewelry family, recently becoming Vice President in his family's company. He's pretty much a glorified socialite, and has typically been the arm candy of Amanda Hearst. All these superficial facts aside...he's glorious. Why can't all men dress like this? The world would be so beautiful dontcha think?

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