I spent all day yesterday hanging out with Colin’s family, and upon declaring that I wanted to be the Childlike Empress for Halloween I was met with a sea of blank faces. Not a single person could remember the ethereal Fantastican icon? Whatever. My FCUK dress could work, leaving me with the problem of the crazy headpiece. Too bad House of Harlow isn’t out yet, Nicole’s would be perfect. I think I’ll try to get my hands on it when it comes out anyway, it would be just as gorgeous worn casually.
(if you’re as confused as they were you can investigate here)
Urbn shirt, customized American Apparel leggings, Colin Stuart boots, E&J ring.
I was taken aback by these boots at first because they are TALL. Almost tall enough to qualify as trousers. After acclimating myself to the cased in feel, I decided this was a good thing. Halfway statements are boring anyway. Thumbs up for comfort, the only problem being how slouchy they are. I’m going to try to get a cobbler to take them in a bit so they look more like this. Then my superhero boots and I will conquer the world.
The part of my Topshop order that actually worked out…is anyone else really loving these pseudo-Guccis?
I was going to do an old fashioned “what’s in the bag” post but I swear it’s pretty dull in there – holey white scarf, gray beanie, feathered headband, wallet, Aquaphor, L’oreal Colour Juice, keys, phone. It’s always good to be able to accessorize in two seconds flat. So now I just have a photo of me..near my bag.
And yes I have roots worse than Tori Spelling, but I’m totally putting off going to the crazy salon cause honestly there’s nothing worse than sitting in a chair immobilized for four hours freezing to death. Somehow no matter how much I layer it’s never enough for that place.
(scanned by Berlinrocks at TFS)
Dying over this editorial in November’s Vogue Paris, do I even need to say it’s styled by Emmanuelle Alt?
And thank you to a number of sweet readers that emailed me about the Bakers boots – finally, a knockoff with a decent heel! They’re on their way to me now..and the Topshop leather skinnies I ordered are going to be on their way back to London cause they’re too @#)$(*& big. That they’re so perfectly soft and comfortable only makes the pain worse. Oh well..time to go drink sangria in my leopard print shorts.
The second I laid eyes on this zipper harness ingeniously designed by Michelle Yue, I fell in love. Hard. I love that Michelle hatched the idea and enlisted the help of Norwegian Wood designer Angie Johnson to create it – her expertise with zippers seems pretty much unrivaled. I even went so far as to create an account and make my first purchase ever on the fabled Etsy. After a bunch of emailing and anxious waiting, I received a package from her containing the beloved piece, as well as a few other things designed by her and her friends that elicited way too many delighted squeals as I tore back the tissue paper. Thank you to both Michelle and Angie for working together to make this, I couldn’t possibly love it more. Though I did the first run here in a plain white tank, it weirdly looks good with most everything. I’m going to stop raving now before it gets out of control.
Oh and my year-long search for the perfect boyfriend jeans has come to an end. Good thing, it was getting pretty hopeless there for a while.
I’ve gotten a few requests to showcase my shoes..fitting them all into one photo was just not going to happen so here are my current favorites. This rack is one of many, many shoe organizational systems scattered throughout the house.
Clockwise from top left – Promiscuous, Zara, Chloe, Chloe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Emma Cook for Topshop, Colin Stuart, Bebe, Marni, Aldo, vintage, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Forever 21 dress, vintage slip, customized Zara boots.
It’s safe to say that only when it comes to attaining the Balmain look am I compelled to maniacally DIY. I guess I’m pretty lazy, but I mostly just really hate that craft store potpourri smell. I realized somewhere along the way I didn’t have the $16,000 it would take to create the designer look (I’m roughly estimating $15,000 for the dress and a grand for the boots), so I ordered this surprisingly well made dress from Forever 21 and made up for the fringelessness of my Zara boots by devoting an evening to studding them with my boyfriend/watching Gossip Girl and Heroes. They are now some kind of cheap mutant hybrid of FW08 and FW07. And, obviously, my new favorite shoes in the world.
Secondhand sweater, American Apparel leggings, Jessica Simpson boots with vintage boot strap.
I was floored by Scott Schuman’s shot of Anja pre-show at Balmain and was inspired to recreate her leggings/tights. I think I still need to work on some of the rips a bit to make them descend in size order.
Secondhand sweater, vintage boots, Korcula necklace, Elizabeth & James ring, vintage Chanel backpack.
I requested for Colin to get a close-up of the necklace. I’m wearing my only over the knee boots that I haven’t touched since this past spring, but I think the rounder toed Colin Stuart ones I mentioned earlier will be a nice, higher heeled alternative when they arrive. Almost 5 inches or bust. But in the meantime, I’m going to keep toying with these..they’re telling me they need a boyfriend blazer or skintight jeans to keep them company. Though somehow Emmanuelle Alt makes them look ridiculously good with a destroyed denim mini..three words that I haven’t uttered in conjunction since 2004. With all this obsessing over ankle boots and thigh highs, I’m wondering if knee high boots are going to start feeling fresh again soon. Isabel Marant’s show certainly did the midcalf justice. Perhaps time to dig in the shoe trunk.
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