Monday, June 30, 2008

'09 di-vine.

These two dresses from the Carolina Herrera collection are neato. The first one has a really interesting print like a bandana + tablecloth + back design on a deck of cards. The second one has interesting little tendrils of shiny things peeking out from underneath the navy cloth.

These next two are from a designer called Temperley London, another designer I've never heard of. The first dress has the lightest, most aquamarine color I've ever seen. I think this is definitely what a mermaid would wear if she sold her voice for legs. And the little extra fabric on the back that flows around her adds to the mermaid/grecian effect. The other dress has a fun pop art-y flower print and I recently bought an Andy Warhol inspired watch so I'm in a pop-art appreciation mode.

I've still got one favorite to display but I'll leave that for tomorrow and show you the cool watch instead.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

'09 so fine. all mine.

For the exact price of 60 kajillion dollars.
Looking through the resort 2009 fashion on unearthed these fishy treasures. Makes me want to drive to the aquarium, push the little kids out of the tide pool and slap a starfish on my wrist. And once I was through terrorizing the aquarium I would head over to Market Basket, open up a can of sardines, dry them with a hairdryer and stick 'em on a chain.
JK. I'm not that motivated. I'll just find a knockoff.

                                    I found this nifty collection by ADAM. Never heard of the designer before but the tie dye-ish pieces caught my eye because I had just seen something like it in the online Alloy store here. Then I saw the yellow dress and sweater and the sunny yellow/gray combo was pleasing to my eye. And then I saw the sparkly dress and badly wanted a party.
Look forward more finds from as every time I visit I come up with like four collections to gush about. And my lack of collaging skills forces me to take them one at a time.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

would you rather...

Hang out with New Lindsay (aka LiLo)?

Or old Lindsay?

I vote old Lindsay.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


The first picture I think is from Hel Looks. That has to be the cutest Scandinavian I've ever seen. What with the techno print overalls and the red hair in those little barely there pigtails. Cutie pie.
The next one is from FAK!. This guy has a Tin Tin and Snowy sweater. I am very jealous. I used to read those books at my friens's house all the time along with Asterix.

These two are from Facehunter. In first one the woman just looks well put together and comfortable. The second one is just awesome. Off the shoulder with a big 1930s-esque shoulder adornment and turban. But then the color and short length make it modern. Love.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gloves: Not just for butlers and Mickey Mouse

I recently found a pair of cute little white gloves in my attic and promptly lost them today. So in the memory of my dearly departed gloves I'm doing a gloves post. 
There are basically three kinds of gloves: gloves, fingerless gloves, and mittens.
Gloves apparently go all the way back to the Odyssey (protecting someone from brambles). Then of course you've got you gauntlets for protection in battle.
Then around the 13th century ladies decided that gloves were no longer things for men and commoners (as ladies often do) and turned them into accessories. In the 16th century the style caught on and Elizabeth I was the trendsetter. She would make a show of taking them off and putting them on to direct attention towards her gorgeous hands.
Guys eventually decided they needed hand candy as well and Kings and Princes wore them around. They even have special Pope gloves. 
Here are some lovely examples:

And here are some stylish people from FAK! and Facehunter that know that I'm not crazy to be praising gloves:

I want your bod.

So. I used to think body paint was just for Playboy types. A la Kendra from Girls Next Door. But then I found this amazing artist who does the craziest things with body paint and make-up. 
Joanne Gair's been in the biz since the 90's and has painted various celebrities including Madonna, Demi Moore, Heidi Klum, and Christina Aguilera. She has three books showcasing her awesome art and some of her work was on Ripley's Believe It or Not because the painted on bathing suits were so realistic. She can even make people disappear into walls.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

cape cod kwassa kwassa

This is the infamous orange jacket that has been peeking out of my closet sine last August begging to be worn. I have yet to actually wear it anywhere. My only excuse being I have almost nothing that won't clash with it. I seem to have finally found a combination (Navy tank top and plain white skirt) . But where to go? Maybe I'll hit the squash courts with my vintage racket and sit around pretending like I know what I'm doing.

you won't let those robots eat me Yoshimi

Interesting skirt handed down from Mom. Very long and not my usual style but it is REALLY fun to wear.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Giant Top Shop Post

So I semi-recently "discovered" Top Shop and it has the best stuff ever. Although the pounds thing is kind of tricky. What with everything being as it is I'm sure the American dollar isn't so hot so shoes for 35 pounds is probably more than $35 but that doesn't stop any of the items being so awesome.
These are the shoes I've been lusting after for the past few days. I admire the brogue fashion but don't really have anything in my wardrobe that would combine well with them. These so called casual brogues look just right for frolicking about in the summer. They seem to me like Keds but more sophisticated (although I do still really want a pair of Keds). They look versatile and comfortable and that's just the thing I need more of because I can't wear my Vans for ever.
These are just nifty gladiator sandals. I like the extra protection (?) on the top of the foot. Looks almost good for running around and doing gladiator stuff in.
Oddly enough, ever since real jacket season was over (winter) I've been scouring stores for a good trench coat. I never got an honest trench but I did find a smart little jacket at H&M. Even though I now have this cute jacket, I still reason with myself that I don't actually have that many jackets. Not even real overcoat jackets just jackets for layering on a cool summer evening. Top Shop has plenty.

The first jacket is pretty simple. Navy color with shiny buttons. The other one is bad ass but I don't know if I could pull it off. The next jacket I guess is more of a blazer. I just finished reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and it reminded me of the movie which reminded me of the schoolboy fashion of Peter and Edmund Pevensie. This is totally what I'd wear if I had to go to a fancy anything. Most likely something to do with boats because there's an anchor on the pocket and that's a lot of nautical. The last two look like something I'd wear if I worked at my favorite candy shop in Chatham. Except I think the only uniforms they have are aprons. Anyway the stripes are darling. As are the puff sleeves.