Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a happy new year. Champagne bubbles and dancing till the sun comes up...falling asleep in your fake eyelashes and the dress you wore on the night before.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

doctor zhivago

In his Paris-Moscou collection, which gave a nod to the opulence of Russia, Kaiser Karl sent his girls down the runway clad in gilded head dresses and fur mufflers. But what caught my eye most were the golden tights that surfaced time and time again with mini dresses and knee length skirts alike. Since I spend most of my days prancing around in skirts or mini dresses hosiery is an integral part of my wardrobe, especially in the months when the San Francisco weather gets especially nippy. I've been teetering on the border of a pair of sparkly tights from american apparel for some time now and I must admit that the collection's just pushed me over the edge. Let's face it, if it's okay by Karl...it's okay by me.



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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

borrowed from the boys

From blazers and boyfriend jeans to fedoras and oxford booties menswear pieces have established themselves as a favorite. Just ask it girl Ashley Olsen who donned a Calvin Klein Collection tux to this years CFDA awards. Or check out the runways of Alexander Wang who included double breasted oversized jackets in both his Fall and Spring collections. As a fan of androgyny I've long been pairing oversized cardigans with my skinny jeans on lazy Sundays and lately I've discovered that the trend looks twice as good when paired with luxe elements or fabrics. Throw on an blazer over a lace mini dress with statement jewelry for a night out or pair a sequined jacket with distressed boyfriend shorts, opaque tights and sky high ankle boots. Whatever your choice the next time you find yourself at a loss for an outfit just peruse your beaus closet for a pair of weathered Levi's and you'll be looking effortlessly chic in no time.



Ashley Olsen at the CFDA awards


Alexander Wang Fall 08


Alexander Wang Spring 09


Erin Wasson and Alexander Wang
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

tres tres chic

why is it that i find black and white photography so much more interesting than color? i love the composition of the images and the second photo makes me think of helmut newton's "le smoking" photo. 




andrea-b-photography

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

can't repeat the past?...why of course you can!

finding an amazing picture on the sartorialist gives me this weird tingly feeling. i love how scott captured the essence of the moment in this photo, it makes me wonder what these two fabulous gentlemen are discussing.  plus the satin detailing on the lapels, the bow tie and cigarette posed effortlessly in hand...perfection. this picture has such an old style feel to it, like a fitzgerald character come to life. love it.



pic from the sartorialist

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

the room is on fire and she's fixing her hair

i had always hoped that hedi slimane would do a women's collection but with him being off the fashion radar since leaving dior homme i've had to keep my heart content with his photography. the simplicity of the black and white images makes them seem timeless and of course one could never go wrong featuring the ever flawless kate.







pics from flickr