Friday, June 5, 2009

Not Quite Givenchy.., but..

Having seen the insane boots on Judy's awesome blog, Atlantis Home, I became obsessed. I was not sure if these boots would look high fashion, or Puss in Boots from Shrek on someone of my meager stature, but they were driving me crazy anyway. I set out in search of them, or something similar. Sadly, I think at times the whole world is reading the same blogs I do, and run out and buy up all the things I start craving before I get around to buying them :) I searched high and low, having exhausted every online shoe vendor known to me, until the light bulb went on - Amazon! A few clicks, and I found surprisingly similar-looking boots made by Pleaser USA - figures - a stripper shop! They claimed even to be made from leather - $98. Hmmm... Now that they arrived, I'm not completely convinced they are leather, but I'll take the label's word for it. They look and feel surprisingly good. Stripper shoes strike again.

Top - Judy's Givenchys; bottom - Pleaser USA

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obsession - Ray-Ban Aviators

Ray-Ban is a manufacturer of sunglasses, founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb. They were introduced for the United States Army Air Corps. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian Luxottica Group for a reported 1.2 billion dollars.

Ray-Bans were initially created in 1937 after Lieutenant John MacCready had returned from a balloon flying adventure in 1920. He complained that the sun had done permanent damage to his eyes. He contacted Bausch & Lomb asking them to create a type of sunglasses that would not only provide superb protection, but also look elegant. On May 7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb officially took out the patent. The prototype, known as Anti-Glare, consisted of an extremely light frame weighing 150 grams. They were made of gold-plated metal with two green lenses made of mineral glass to filter out infrared and ultraviolet rays. Pilots in the United States Army Air Corps immediately adopted the sunglasses. The Ray-Ban Aviator became a well-known style of sunglasses when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II, and photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them.

Quoted from Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

Here's to lazying in the sun on a nice afternoon and fresh grilled meat :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Virtue of Lingerie

A couple of male counterparts and myself were debating whether lingerie is worth the trouble. What else can make you feel like Angelina Jolie and Catherine Deneuve rolled into one?

Corset - Victoria's Secret

Sunday, May 24, 2009

British Vogue - 2004

One of my favorite editorials

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Milk Maid

This dress makes me feel a bit like a milk maid. I know it isn't the most fashion-forward thing to wear, but when the temperatures inch past 80, my desire to be comfortable trumps my desire to be uber-stylish.

Dress - Fang; Pendant - Tiffany

Friday, May 22, 2009

Inspiration - Kate Moss

Being a product of the 80's, I find I share some tastes with Ms. Moss with whom we are close in age and who always gets it right.

Shirt & Pants - Express; Belt - Calvin Klein; Scarf - vintage YSL; Shoes - Corso Como; Sunnies - RayBan; Amber Ring - Ebay

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Death of Glitter

From an old photoshoot..
To commemorate Adam Lambert's defeat on American Idol last night (as much as I hate to admit watching this past season), here's a little playlist, all from the soundtrack of Velvet Goldmine minus a few songs:
  1. Brian Eno: "Needle In The Camel's Eye"
  2. Shudder To Think: "Hot One"
  3. Placebo: "20th Century Boy"
  4. Shudder To Think: "Ballad of Maxwell Demon"
  5. Grant Lee Buffalo: "The Whole Shebang"
  6. Pulp: "We Are The Boys"
  7. Roxy Music: "Virginia Plain"
  8. Teenage Fanclub & Donna Matthews: "Personality Crisis"
  9. Lou Reed: "Satellite Of Love" (Lou Reed)
  10. T.Rex: "Diamond Meadows" (Marc Bolan)
  11. Paul Kimble & Andy Mackay: "Bitter's End"
  12. Iggy Pop (vocals by Ewan McGregor): "Gimme Danger"
  13. Venus in Furs (vocals by Thom Yorke): "Bitter-Sweet"
  14. Venus in Furs (vocals by Jonathan Rhys Meyers): "Tumbling Down"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lagerfeld going back to the 18th centrury

Looking at the Chanel Resort 2010 (?) reminded me of a childhood favorite TV flick from the 80s set in mid-18th century Russia. Coincidence?? Perhaps not considering Mademoiselle's own influences..

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Girl on the Bridge

Adele in Greece
Cardigan - Montage; Pants - Dickies; Cami - James Perse; Shoes - Clarks; Pendant - Tina Tang

Adele at the Casino
Dress - Balenciaga; Shoes - Browns; Watch - Police; Pendant - Tina Tang

Adele in Monte Carlo
Sweater - Forever21; Skirt - YIMG; Shoes - Clarks; Watch - Police

Cannes Outfit Ideas :)

Cannes Outfit 4

Dress - Roberto Cavalli; Shoes - Guiseppe Zanotti; Clutch - Peeptoe Shoes; Earrings - Forever21

Cannes Outfit 3

Dress - Alberta Ferretti; Shoes - Jimmy Choo; Clutch - Judith Leiber; Earrings - Forever21

Cannes Outfit 2

Dress -; Shoes - Louboutin, Clutch - Celestina; Earrings - David Yurman

Cannes Outfit 1

Dress - Halston; Shoes - Jimmy Choo; Clutch - Judith Leiber; Earrings & Ring -