Monday, May 31, 2010

Animal [Prints] in Action.

I found this crazy amazing giraffe print top at my favorite vintage store in Gainesville called Persona. I know the owner well so she held it for me until I got paid :) It is by a Hawaiian designer named Kiyomi. Even though it's vintage, it is still right on trend. When I saw the cut-out shoulders, that was it. I had to have it. It fits so perfectly and couldn't be more comfortable. The linen fabric is perfect for this awful summer heat. I'm thinking about how to outfit it right now. For a clean fresh look, I'll go with white denim skinnies and a camel ballet flat. If I'm feeling more edgy (which is most of the time) I'll pair it with some dark denim cuffed bermudas and black gladiators. Can't wait to wear it, but I think I'm going to save it for my trip to NY in July.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marry Me Karl.

I didn't quite think it was possible, but Karl Lagerfeld has outdone himself yet again. His latest Ready-to-Wear Collection is inspired by St. Tropez. During Paris Fashion Week, Chanel models strutted (and rode in motorcycles) down the runway in hues of pink, white, orange, gold, and of course Chanel's signature black. Each look embodies the effortless glamour and elegance often associated with St. Tropez. I literally would wear every look in this collection...obsessed is an understatement. Here are a few of my faves:

Check out the entire collection at British Vogue.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Editorial Inspiration.

I came across this photo of Ashley Olsen from Marie Claire and had to share it with you all. The juxtaposition of the glam dress with the older, "worn" apartment is all part of a grand plan (at least I think so). Pictures can say a thousand words, and their meanings can be interpreted differently. I believe the message this picture is trying to relay is to focus on the beautiful things in life and not allow the surrounding distractions detract from the things that make us truly happy. Yes, there can be some "unbeautiful" things in life, but their purpose is to make the beautiful things all the more beautiful.
Who knew an editorial photo can be so thought-provoking?


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