Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

I just watched this wonderful film last night at my local Laemmle starring Audrey Tatou as the namesake.  Tatou does a splendid job of capturing the truly stubborn, witty, and highly captivating personality  of Mademoiselle Coco.  It is refreshing to see her do something so charming after that horrible Da Vinci Code movie (Am I the only one that hates the book too?).  The costumes are quite lovely, and you truly feel like you have been transported back to late 17th to early 18th century France.  I love the idea that this film stops just short of the birth of the Chanel empire, and instead shifts focus onto the legend of the younger years that shaped her into the venerable icon she is today.  

Overall, it is a very lovely film and like a glass of good wine, has a slowly intoxicating effect that completely absorbs you in a very non-obvious way.  I would love to own it on DVD as well.  Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky is next on my to-see list!  

Sunday, October 11, 2009


          Some recent etsy purchases:

Print from the Paper Apartment

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Thursday, October 8, 2009

quite dapper

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Black, white, and red all over

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Aargh! I need these tights! Wouldn't you agree?

(The stylish Tennessee Thomas from the band The Like)

Photo Credit: Garance Dore

Thursday, August 20, 2009

All roads lead to Gucci

Flipping through the Fall issue of Harper's Bazaar on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I came across a striking editorial snapshot of the new look for Gucci Fall '09.  


The 80's inspired tunics paired with black tights and leggings are nothing new, but it's the second skin peep-toe ankle booties with a platform infinity heel that nearly cause me a coronary.  Images of slinking around in them with my newly acquired fringed leggings paired with a devil-may-care loose tee immediately flash through my head.   I realize that this bootie is the perfect compliment to my growing stack of skinny jeans and my multiple variations of the black legging.  The silhouette is devastatingly sexy.  There is no question about, the boot must be mine!  Alas, the $900+ price tag is an impossible means to an end.  Luckily, the local Bebe just received an uncanny replica in stock today, and I did not hesitate to snatch up a pair of these beauties before the masses caught on.  You would be wise to do the same!

Gucci Peep-Toe Platform Bootie


Monday, August 17, 2009

The Bare Necessities

Credit cards have the tendency to transport you to a magical far-off land where debt is a mythical beast restrained if only for a moment, where beautiful things can be had at the flick of a wrist, at a simple click of the mouse with no immediate repercussions.

I may have to subsist on Cup O'Noodles and boxed wine till the next pay cycle but, damnit, I'll look good from the ankle-down doing it.  I present to you my collective shoe purchases documented ever so diligently on this and next month's credit card statements:  

Free People lace-up boots.  I wear these suckers everywhere, and even though they give me E.T. feet (formed by the impressions of the laces) and in the land of Uggs where I reside, some unkind snickers.. I LOVE THEM.  They are supremely comfortable and make my legs look quite shapely. 

Purchase from Freepeople.com
The doc martens were the luckiest bargain purchase, as my wonderfully keen boyfriend so eagerly pointed them out at the local American Vintage amongst a sea of men's military boots priced at $20.  "But they look so big, they're definitely not my size," me thinks.  But once applied they melded perfectly to my feet.  Like a punky Cinderella I had found my glass slipper.  "Who the hell gets rid of their docs?", the bf says.   I wholeheartedly agreed, these babies are keepers for life.  

Purchase from Drmartens.com

Aww the puckles! or the punk buckles.. as the ever so witty Andi Belle of the blog hungry eyes so cleverly coined.  The multi-strap Jeffrey Campbell Potion are the poor man's answer to the coveted Chloe Sevigny's I've been drooling over for ages. 

Purchase from Shopbop.com

The gorgeous metallic plum wine Camilla Skovgaard boots satisfy my need for color and puckles in a very cool way.  Priced at 75% off, they were a steal.  

Purchase from Chickdowntown.com

skirts and bangs!

Hello everybody!  I've started this blog to dither on about my passion for all things fashion... to share my internal struggles with blowing the extra dough on a pair of flashy new Chloe Sevigny for opening ceremony multi-buckle wedge knock-offs or the tightest and brightest floral body-con mini-dress paired with cherry red Doc Martens and sheer black polka dot tights ...  oh holy grail (drool.... ) 

I hope to network with fellow like minded fashion stalkers while documenting my seriously overflowing closet.  I also do some mild painting on the side so you'll be forcibly exposed to those as well.  Indulge me people!