Saturday, February 21, 2009
I am absolutely in love with this photo from Garance Dore. The detailed skirt, the retro handbag, the fur thrown over the shoulders… swoon.
In related news, a coat or cardigan lightly thrown over the shoulders is one of my favorite transitioning-into-spring styling elements right now. I love how it instantly adds a bit of a Country Club-ish, old school element to an ensemble. When weather has permitted, I've been doing it pretty much constantly.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I'm putting all my web-related attention towards blogging for FW this week. We'll be heading to Fashion Week on Friday and plan to be doing show reviews, backstage coverage and general fashiony people-watching over there all week. Hope you'll come visit!
Speaking of fashion: There's a big change in the perception and presentation of DC style, thanks to March Vogue's cover girl, Michelle Obama. Oh, what I would give to get 10 minutes with her to talk Thakoon.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
In my defense, I told you it might get quiet around here for a bit. It is just one of those crazy life-work-life/work transition times where energy runs low and blogging – not to mention shopping, devouring magazines and adding to my fashiony wishlist -- moves to the bottom of the "to do" list. It is also January/February, that gray time of year when stores are having insane markdowns on the last remnants of the picked-over winter merch, but the fresh, new, spring-y stuff seems totally silly to buy when there's still snow on the ground. I hate this time of year from a fashion perspective.
Until! My issue of New York Magazine's bi-annual fashion supplement Look arrived yesterday, and – as usual – it's pretty brilliant. (It was also stop publishing after this, which makes me very sad.) Though it's pretty reader-friendly – profiles, info, breaking down trends in a simple, graphic way – it always has a great artsy component to it that I rarely see elsewhere, like documentary photographer Benjamin Lowy's backstage chronicles from across the four fashion weeks. Here's just a few snippets of what he captured. When you're done here, I might suggest Alexander Wang's fash week diary too.
And now, I return to busyness and dreaming of spring… Despite my claims above, I totally broke down and bought a silky shorts onesie yesterday. The salesperson was trying to convince me to wear it with tights, but I might just hold out for actual bare leg season. Warm weather can't come soon enough…
More soon, I promise! There is a light somewhere at the end of this tunnel…