Refreshingly retro

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.

Witness me, keeling over and going to fashion heaven...

Just a shameless reminder...

Monday, February 16, 2009

My editor Jenn and I are blogging up a teensy storm over at the FW Fashion Week blog. Whitney Port sightings (above), hanging backstage with DVF, partying with Lindsay Lohan... yep, it's all there!

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.

Hello from the Worst. Blogger. Ever!

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…