Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer, Stockings, and Stunners

After a successful shopping experience with my grandmother yesterday, I have brought home a new trend I’d like to try.

Behold, the stocking! I know, hold the applause.


There was something about the socks on the mannequin at Forever 21 and the perusing of fashion shows on that really set me off. Dior was what really got me going. I’m convinced it’s a French thing. There’s something about French designers, the language, and the culture that I really identify with. Of course, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler  is to DIE for, but I love the details of Chanel, Hermes, and Yves Saint Laurent. Who else could pull off a collection of decadence and opulent colors?

Of course, I’d have to be very careful on what I wore with said stockings. It can be Blair Waldorf-chic, but it can be borderline trashy. So something delicate contrasted with my Steve Madden oxfords. It would be perfect for the winter, which seems like ages from now.

I am fully planning on taking pictures of myself in back-to-school outfits as soon as this hot weather decides to be gentle on my hair and school is underway. The first order of business? The red dress, a suede-ish skirt, and a Grecian goddess..

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inspiration Wall

Behind my marvelous maxi dress is my Inspiration Wall. My dad made it for me out of ceiling tiles and moulding. For the longest time I was cutting pictures out of magazines and taping it to the wall, but I enjoy this solution much more! My favorite part is the lime green paint that peeks out underneath the layers and layers of magazine and newspaper clippings.

My three favorite pictures I have are an ad for Alexander McQueen eyewear, a St. John ad featuring ravishing red-head Karen Elson, and a British Vogue spread with French actress Clémence Poésy.

Statement Dress

I went to the mall a couple weeks ago and I fell in love with this floral maxi dress. I knew that at twenty-five dollars, it was a steal, and in the words of Rachel Zoe, I DIE :)

Its an orangish-red, with an floral print. I’m wearing it for my upcoming birthday party, but I hope that I can also wear it to school. It is a statement piece to say the least..