Yeah, I was that awkward girl on the plane shoving my dslr up against the window to snap photos of clouds. There were two little girls sitting in front of me on the...Read More →
Yeah, I was that awkward girl on the plane shoving my dslr up against the window to snap photos of clouds.
There were two little girls sitting in front of me on the flight over to London. They kept swapping seats to sit next to the window and were so excited – totally bewildered by what they were seeing. The youngest, who was sitting in the middle seat as we landed, couldn’t stop crying on the descent. She wasn’t scared, she was upset she couldn’t see out the window like her sister. I couldn’t blame her.
Apologies for haven fallen slightly off the face of the earth. Five days without blogging?! I think that might be my longest absence since I started… I was stuck in Zurich with no laptop charger and since my little Pro is getting old it died after 2 hours. Which left me home alone for three days with no laptop or t.v. Needless to say, I had to deal with some serious boredom issues. I did read more in those three days then I probably have in the last three years… and baked a batch of peanut butter cookies (which I ate in entirety all one my own – oops). I’m in London til Wednesday then off to NY!
p.s. I realize this isn’t exactly fashion related… hope you don’t mind.
It’s official: this dress is pretty much perfection. I have serious love for the simple shape and trippy landscape print. I’d like to wear it every day while people watching from my roof. Timo.Weiland seems to be capturing my heart big time… more coming on his collection later.
The first time I heard of Alaïa it was in 1995. I was sitting on the floor at my grandma’s house in North Carolina watching Clueless. You know, that all important scene when Cher gets mugged? She’s instructed to lie on the road but resists because she doesn’t want to ruin her dress. At the time I was more concerned with brands like the Limited Too… and I really didn’t get what all the fuss was about until I saw a collection in person and tried on the most freaky naughty shoes on the planet.
Alaïa make the most beautiful creations. They are so heavy and elaborate… impeccably crafted. You know when people get asked which one designer piece they would have – if they could have anything in the world? And just about everyone says something generic like a 2.5 Chanel bag… well, I’d undoubtedly pick a piece by Alaïa (okay, or Alexander McQueen). Anyway, the point is that Alaïa hadn’t shown for eight years but just did at the couture shows. The Fall 2011 collection was a-ma-zing and just whizzed right past Givenchy, taking first place as my favourite. Okay, that’s all… leaving you with this fine scene.
Cher: ‘You don’t understand this is an Alaïa‘
Mugger: ‘An a-what-a?’
Cher: ‘It’s like, a totally important designer.’
Just a quick look into a little photo shoot I just had on my rooftop with some gorgeous Timo.Weiland pieces. The Spring/Summer collection is crazy beautiful and way more captivating in person than in pictures. This dress has a sheer waistband that brings back fond memories of a one-piece sheer waisted swimsuit I had when I was like 10… needless to say this dress is way better than that navy monstrosity. Anyway, the fabric has an overlay with a slightly off-kilter version of the print – creating a totally psychedelic dreamy feel. Big time in love. Okay – heading off to a BBQ. More photos later… hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. xx
Wearing: Timo.Weiland dress and Alexander McQueen knuckleduster.
Currently crushing on just about everything from Litter SF. Metal collar tips, brass shoulder pieces, and elbow jewelry?! Oh man, just pile it all on me now please. The brand is based out of San Francisco but I first caught wind of them from the Box Boutique in London… where I sat pensively with my twin contemplating how many items I could wear at once. This was while Matthew arranged a semi-nude photo-shoot of me in gorgeous dresses that were sadly at least two sizes too small (hence resulting in half my hiney hanging out). Anyway, if you’re feeling the whole armour jewelry thing I highly recommend checking out what Litter SF have to offer – it’s hardcore and, I guarantee, you won’t look back.