Monday, September 15, 2014

Velvet Crush

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Couture; Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2003 ad campaign

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 1996 MTV VMAs in bespoke Tom Ford for Gucci

L to R: 
Giuseppe Zanotti brick red velvet t-strap sandal @ The Corner
Alexandre Birman dark red velvet tie sandal @ Saks
Burberry Prorsum burgundy velvet and satin sandal @ Net-a-porter
Burberry Prorsum 'Bateman' cherry velvet open toe boot @ MyTheresa
ASOS 'Missionary' red velvet lug sole shoes @ ASOS

Look 1/Left: 
Victorian gold pendant earrings
Rosie Assoulin slit front velvet dress @ Moda Operandi
Barbara Bonner 'Tambourine' velvet shoulder bag @ Luisa Via Roma
Gianvito Rossi velvet ankle strap sandals @ MyTheresa

Look 2/Right:
Louis Vuitton 'Essential V' earring @ Louis Vuitton
Altuzarra for Target velvet blazer @ Target
Altuzarra for Target velvet tuxedo ankle pant @ Target
The Row fringed leather clutch @ FarFetch
Robert Clergerie velvet slipper @ The Corner

Loved Viktor & Rolf's Fall 2014 couture collection but find yourself wondering, "Where will I really wear that red velvet dress with the overpowering bow?"  Or remembering, "Oh, yeah, I can't afford couture...?"  No need to fret!  Red velvet is amidst a major revival right now, and everything from sandals to eveningwear is available in the righteously regal fabric.  You can get your fix with any of the de rigueur shoes above - or - get the look that I am craving most right now by pairing bold head-toe-toe velvet with a gold statement earring and a side of serious fringe.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Obsessed With Stella McCartney Fall 2014


Cut Shibori jumper Pre-order @ Stella McCartney
Cut Shibori trousers Pre-order @ Stella McCartney
Fendi shearling handle 3Jours tote
Gianvito Rossi Carlie leather sandals @ MyTheresa

I'm not sure why, but in all of my extended browsing of the Fall 2014 collections on, I never really gave much thought to Stella McCartney.  I scanned it once and never revisited - my routine for collections that aren't season-after-season favorites - even though Stella consistently ranks somewhere in my top ten.  The other day, though, I just so happened to click on one of those tailored-to-you based on crap you've looked at in the past banner ads for Nordstrom, where I eventually made my way to the fall Stella pre-orders.  For some reason, the collection was so much more appealing in a retail format, and I instantly became enamored of a matching mélange knit sweater and skirt, a look that I have been obsessing over since sourcing material for this post.  It's like a light bulb went off and all of a sudden, I couldn't get enough of the collection - the insane knits, the sexy minimalist fringe dresses, and THE starry flatform oxfords.  My favorite look from the show is Look 21 - a matching wool sweater and trouser combo in emerald and black.  This is the look I am most craving for fall - a two-piece knit paired with statement accessories, including a timeless (with a twist) top handle.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MØ 'Waste of Time'

I know that I am sooo very late to the game, but I am loving Danish electro-pop starlet MØ right now.  'Waste of Time' was released last year as a single, and her first album 'No Mythologies to follow' is available now on iTunes.