Sunday, August 28, 2011

strapped in

if i could choose one statement accessory for fall it would be a leather harness...i'm having a slight obsession. nothing too fancy (i'll leave that to lady gaga) but a simple basic black number would be just right. the queen of leather harnesses, zana bayne, makes one that totally fits the bill...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

freja for isabel

freja beha joins the ranks of kate and gisele as the new face of isabel marant. the danish beauty looks always. they couldn't have picked a better girl!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

sheer brilliance

i've been on the hunt for the right sheer maxi skirt for far too long and i'm experiencing serious outfit envy after seeing these perfectly executed snaps of bianca and anja.surprisingly, i love that both ladies paired their ensembles with flats (i guess when you have mile long model legs you can get away with doing such things)

photos via stockholm street style

Thursday, August 11, 2011

on my mind

in case you weren't aware i'm a big fan of collages...i mean who isn't? it's great to have all the items you are lusting after in one place where you can see them. that said here are a few things i'm in the mood for this fall...

*clockwise from left

1. i've been on a search for a perfect new leather jacket. something that's not too bulky and not too cropped. yes, something exactly like this asymmetrical helmut lang number would be nice.
 2. a new addition to my arm party is always welcome. i've had my eye on this studded gold cc skye bangle for far too long.
 3. a daintier alternative to the standard mcqueen skull ring...perfect for everyday wear.
 4. i love the colors, the textures and the silhouettes of the entire pre-fall celine collection and if i can't have it all in my closet it can at least serve as inspiration. 
 5. color blocking and leopard print courtesy of isabel marant. i can easily see this becoming my uniform
6. do i really need to give an explanation for these theysken's theory wedges? they're OMBRÉ
for goodness sakes.
 7. last but not least...evenings in los angeles are certainly something i'm looking forward too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

keep it clutch

i've been getting lost in the accessories index's really a marvelous place the only downside is that now i'm coveting the entire fall givenchy bag collection  (shocking i know) although if i can't have everything one of these little clutches surely will do.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

attache moi

Fashion is a cruel mistress so it should come as no surprise that fetish is having a resurgence. Be it on the fall runways (Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and McQueen to name a few)or in the latest editorials it seems there's a certain naughtiness on people's mind. Case in point this epic editorial shot by Tom Munro for the August issue of Numero. In the dark light Aymeline Valade is sultry and seductive clad in head to toe black ensembles paired with sensuous red lips and an occasional flash of skin. This is what I like to call editorial gold!

photos via fashiongonerogue

Thursday, August 4, 2011

back to basics

i'm sick of waiting for summer in san francisco and am moving on to thinking about fall. the beginning of a new season calls for a refreshing of the wardrobe and staple items are always the best place to start.the latest A.L.C collection (much like the others) is full of perfectly engineered essentials that certainly fit the bill. from the silhouettes to the color palette these are pieces i want to live in. 

photos via ALC

Monday, August 1, 2011

l'amor fou

had he not passed in 2008 today would mark Yves Saint Laurent's 75th birthday so this is in celebration of the incredible man who gave us pret-a-porter and le smoking (just to name a few) merci et bon anniversaire!