evoking the theatre

i love the theatricality of this editorial. it seems to tell the solitary story of an actress going from onstage to offstage to backstage to out the stage door. when i was acting, my least favorite part - once we got into running the show - was emerging from the dressing room and having to exit the theatre through a throng of residual audience members. unless my family, or a special friend, was in the audience, i much preferred to just sneak out.

that's the story i've made for this editorial.

image source: fashion roadkill; mariacarla boscono by peter lindbergh for harper's bazaar us.

robin givhan

i had the distinct pleasure of getting to meet and speak with ms. robin givhan, former vogue contributor (she informed us that yes she knows anna wintour, and yes she calls her anna) and current fashion editor of the washington post, last week. warm, funny, and filled with wonderful, fabulous stories, she was a true delight to meet, and shared some vital words of wisdom - we bonded over our being journalists (her, established...me, studying to be - i also assualted her with the first question while sitting in the front row) and she even took the time to email with me.

check out an interview she did with timeout chicago, as well as her articles for the washington post. they're highly relevant, and pose serious questions and observations regarding the place of fashion today.

the cuff of dreams

who has $600 bones to throw my way? sigh. i'm such a sucker for ysl. and gold. and gold ysl. this is cuff is a dream, and only enhances my lifelong goal of someday having a closet which will be comprised of enough ysl pieces to keep me outfitted from head-to-toe, every day of the year.

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if you've experienced an actual editorial shoot, then you understand the power of a photographer. a pretty model, good styling, and a fabulous locale mean very little without some creativity behind the lens. again, searching through cool hunter (can you tell that i find a blog and then go craaazy looking through past posts? my endearing passion, we'll call it.), i was struck by robert jaso's vibrant and evocatively saturated fashion photography. discovering that he works primarily for italian vogue made complete sense, and i was again struck by a longing for the brilliance of all things european vogue. can you imagine if these were the pages we opened up to each month, rather than over-styled celebrities?

prada, my belle

i know i've said this before, but when it comes down to some of the mainstays in longstanding fashion houses, i feel that prada is one of the most innovative. quirky, edgy, artful - prada is constantly in the process of reinventing what's come before. i was searching for images of the house's new book: Prada: Creativity, Modernity, Inspiration, and discovered these pants on Cool Hunter.

i unabashedly adore bellbottoms and would destroy anything to my hands on a pair of these.

and the shoes?



boho living

oh, how i long to live in one of these extraordinarily bohemian, all-too-cluttered abodes. they are so vibrant, and lively, and expressive - what more could you ever desire in a home? these are homes to which you bring your friends, pop open a bottle of wine, curl up on a couch and talk for hours and hours and hours. i feel like there would be very little to worry about if you lived in one of these homes.

image source: pretty little world

monday, i'm in love

a furry mini-dress? yes yes yes please.

image source: kaleidoscope eyes

mmmm, boho chic

i love clothing that inspires freedom and flounce and flow. i've also gotten into weird animal prints lately. and just weird prints in general.

i need those wide-legged leopard-print pants.

image source: kaleidoscope eyes

color me fabulous

the colors and styling in this editorial are unreal. i adore all of the variations on green, and especially love the third image with the seafoam green/sky blue painted model. the bubblegum hair colors are fabulous - color can be so intoxicating. i love when it's used creatively.

image source: kaleidoscope eyes (my new obsession)

more is more is more is more

i absolutely love the more is more concept for styling. throw it all on, and keep your look at bedazzled, gemmy, and jacked up as possible. i just recently purchased a black sequin blazer ($27 - thanks forever 21), and a gold & black fabulously draped super-high waist skirt from h&m and am thrilled with these new, exuberant additions to my wardrobe. both = perfect ways to jazz up basics like a hanes men's tee, or a jersey crew neck.

this editorial that i found on kaleidoscope eyes is like a more is more dream come true. jewels and sequins and baubles and so many layers. i love love love.

R.I.P. Daul Kim

although this is certainly not new news, the entire fashion industry is lamenting the tragic loss of model daul kim. although she seemingly faced emotional distress in her personal life, she did an impeccable job of never letting it transfer into her modeling. an insightful, passionate, feeling individual, daul kim has left a powerful legacy of beautiful and artful photos. she will be missed terribly - my heart goes out to her family and friends.

image source: the cut