Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eiko Maekawa's Colette Blog

  • "Fashion Victim 2" by Eiko Maekawa from Colette in France.

  • I was looking at the Colette website and came across Eiko Maekawa's

  • amusing and charming blog. Eiko lives in France and

  • is learning to speak English. Her posts and illustrations are

  • quite funny and strange in a good way. I had fun looking at them!
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Friday, March 27, 2009

A Little Dries Van Noten Inspired DIY Project

I love the Dries Van Noten cuffs that came down the spring runway.
As I said, I'm trying to save my money. I decided to try and
make a cuff myself. I used dupioni silk, black square
paillettes, and black leather strands for the straps.
I made the straps extra long so I can wrap them around the
cuff a few times for a really cool look like on the runway.
I'm going to do a different look on the other side using
beading and embroidery. It will be much more detailed.
I didn't have any tiny needles for the beads to fit through.
I'll have two cuffs in one by the time I'm finished!
No one was home to help me tie the leather
strands so I did my best to do so myself for the last picture. :)
I also had another cool idea...
I tried tying the cuff around my ankle and
I realized that if I had two, they would look so cute with black pumps!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

RODARTE Fall 2009

OMG I love these looks and the boots from Rodarte!
The leather jackets and deconstructed sweaters
and skirts were all made from a collage of different
materials and with so much detail.
I'm in love with this collection!

Over the Knee Boots

I am so happy that so many designers are doing the
over-the-knee boots for fall 2009! I posted last year that
I really wanted to buy a pair this fall, and now I will surely
be able to find a pair. I swear that Kate Moss was probably
the one who kickstarted this trend way back when she
was photographed traipsing around London looking so
chic and effortless in hers. I can't wait! I'm not spending a
dime until fall comes around for I've seen way too many
beautiful things!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jane Aldridge

This fashion darling needs no introduction. Jane Aldridge,
has been featured in TeenVogue and TeenVogue Korea.
It's hard to imagine that this inspiring gal is only in her mid teens!
She has a truly innate sense of style and is not afraid to express
herself sartorially. If you haven't checked out her blog yet,
it's worth seeing! Her mom, Judy Aldridge also has her own
blog and is also very stylish in her own right.
She also runs a new vintage clothing store online and is
designing clothing!
I am waiting for her clothes to be available online.
She has designed a beautiful blouse, which screams for attention!
I will have to post a picture up next time.

Before I forget, here is the link to Miss Aldridge's blog,
where you can also find a link to her cool mom's blog.

Thanks to blogger Jane Aldridge for letting everyone know about Sophie Arancio's (pictured first) blog!Miss Arancio is like the female Sartorialist and takes beautiful photos of really cool people. She herself is very beautiful and very stylish as well. I love the picture just below Sophie's. I love the French! They are so forward in fashion and effortlessly chic! Style seems innate in them. I wish I was French!

You can see Sophie Arancio's blog at:

Repurposed Lego Jewelry

I love these cuff-like bracelets by Emiko Oye!
I found these bracelets on
a shopping website that features artists from around the world.
Emiko Oye not only creates jewelry but sculptures
as well, using recycled materials.
Her work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe.
I personally like the first and last bracelets!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shots from British Vogue January 2009

By far, British and Paris Vogue along with British Harper's Bazaar
have got to be my absolute favorite publications!
I loved the fall issues from 2008 and I'm loving the spring issues
as well. There's just so much to observe and take in from them.
When I pop into Chapters and see a new issue on the shelf,
I feel like I do on Christmas morning!
The issues are released like 2 months after
their publication date here in Canada, but I don't hesitate.
I've been cutting back though, because they cost so much...

Some Killer Spatted Heels

This ad was taken from British Harper's Bazaar.
These shoes are SO COOL!

Mom's Retro Vintage Dior Sunglasses

I had found this pair hiding in my mom's accessory drawer back in the summer.
I was flipping through a magazine the other day and saw a pair of
Dior sunglasses being advertised for this spring. They were exactly like
my Mom's old pair. A perfect example of how fashion is cyclical...
These look so much better than in the pictures.
I remember looking at a photo of my mom and me at a theme park.
She had a leopard print top on and had these sunnies on.
When I find the picture, I'll be sure to post it!
My mom's got such great stuff. She was more into fashion
back in the 80s and 90s than she is right now.
She's still gorgeous though!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The haute couture collection was
so crisp and clean. The entire collection,
according to Karl Lagerfeld,
was inspired by a fresh sheet of white
This could be felt not only in
the design of the clothes,
but in the hair ornaments, and in
the set as well.
The collection begins with several
suits, each made up of several
They featured the same structured,
yet light silhouttes all done in
a contemporary style.
You will then be amazed at
all of the intricate details
in the looks to follow.
The lace, beadwork, sequins,
fabrics, and cuts are so beautiful.
The pictures here do not do
the collection any justice.
You must go to the CHANEL website
and view the entire collection.