Monday, July 21, 2014

Invitation to Love

 
Images via my Pinterest

A little diversion from your regularly scheduled fashion blog. I'm moving into a new apartment with my boyfriend in a little less than a month, and therefore I'm busily brainstorming various ways of decorating. My tastes haven't changed very much since my last apartment, except for that I'm more interested in shades of dusky pink. Other than that, I'm loving smoky blues and greys combined with tiled white, accents of plants and botanical prints. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baebae

 
Images from my tumblr

Just a little glimpse inside my head - I'm wearing black, letting my hair become really ridiculous, and listening to this on repeat. Cause it's sexy. Trying to get around to a real outfit post today or tomorrow, between apartment viewings! Praying to the real estate gods this evening...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mondays in Jackson Heights

H&M top, vintage skirt, Deena & Ozzy shoes

This is pretty much becoming a uniform of sorts on my not-so-lazy summer days. I've just started working at my job full-time, which requires most of my duties to be done at home, with the exception of meetings. I usually try to look a bit more like a real person for a meeting, but today I've just been at home except for a quick stop at Le Pain Quotidien with my dad, a.k.a. I'm wearing oversized everything. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Now Sissy That Walk


Photos via i-D: Phillip Lim, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyake

I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with the menswear shows (I'm a little late to the game  myself), but some of them are honestly breathtaking this year. My interest was piqued when several of my friends were lucky enough to attend some of the shows in Paris and Milan (the downside to having friends who work for Saint Laurent and Dries...), and they were texting me photos and videos of the looks. I should probably rename this post "How social media makes my jealousy palpable"...

But anyway, if you have a moment and are as nerdy as me about words like "single breasted jacket construction", I would recommend you check out i-D's backstage photos of the menswear shows. They're really good at having their photography style reflect the overall aesthetic of the runway show and its pieces. 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Quite Strapping

Clockwise from top left: VICKISARGE ear cuff, Maison Martin Margiela bag, Vintage cat eye sunglasses, Band of Outsiders Dress, Maria Francesca Pepe body harness, Stuart Weitzman D'Orsay pumps, Rag & Bone Sandals, Prada Perfume

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably have seen how this week I've been trying out my recently purchased harness on a bunch of different outfits. I'm a big fan of this little guy, which I got from the Etsy store Halo Apparel; it has a huge range of different harnesses. I got mine custom made in baby pink, so that I could wear it with my mostly black outfits for an interesting effect. As you can see, I tried it out with my leather crop top and a full floral skirt for a more feminine look, as well as with shorts and a silk top for a casual weekend outfit.

I've also included another *dream* look, featuring this incredible harness by Maria Francesca Pepe. I like surrounding the harness with items that are breezy and somewhat retro looking; it offsets the simplicity of the outfit and elevates it to something incredibly chic-looking. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Streets as Runway



 photos: Wolfcub, Polyvore, Tumblr

I'm very excited to say that the independent designer website Runway2Street has asked me to occasionally guest blog for them! I thought I'd start out by picking and choosing some of my favorite pieces from their website, which I've compiled in the collage above. Some highlights are the reversible silk biker jacket by Burce Bekrek, a Nadia Gabriella shoulder bag that looks like a combination of a Lego and an ice sculpture, and a beautiful statement necklace by Tataborello. Check out all of their really well-curated wares when you have a minute! 

I think I've mentioned this before on the blog recently, but I haven't been inspired by much lately, fashion-wise. I've mostly been keeping to pleats, silky fabrics, and sheer black pieces. This website, however, is refreshing because it thinks outside the box of trends that seem to inform so many bloggers and other fashionistas today, for which I'm grateful. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Xaxaxaxa

Vintage skirt and scarf, random top

Just poking around ye old creepy church at dusk. Laura and myself have both found ourselves fortuitously in Philly at the same time, so we're making the most of it the only way we know how: drinking beer, making vegan food, playing with cats and taking blog pictures. Not a bad deal, especially when I need to unwind from studying Cyrillic cognates and chromatic descending scales during the day (see previous post if you don't know what the hell I'm going on about). 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Future Fashion


photos via Style Bubble

A mini-post before I'm off to dinner: these photographs, taken by the incontestably wonderful Susie Bubble, are examples of the new work coming out of fashion BFA and MFA programs at Central Saint Martins. The pieces, designed by Serena Gill and Michael Power respectively, are incredibly inspiring to me at a moment in my life where not much has struck me sartorially as of late. I've been dressing more simply, not because I want to necessarily, but because I haven't been as imbued with inspiration from bloggers and fashion websites. Most things people are wearing seem contrived at this point, this continual aesthetic of tumblr crisp pseudo-minimalism is wearing thin. But these looks are amazing because of their sheer, unadulterated emotion and bravery. I'll leave it at that.  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cheesesteak?

top from Nasty Gal, vintage bra

I just arrived in Philadelphia yesterday, my home for the month as I'm working on a production of The Maid of Orleans, a Russian opera by Tchaikovsky. It's definitely exciting to be learning Russian, immersing myself in coachings and masterclasses, and deciding on what my next step will be in this insane classical music world. Also, the top pictured here is my official non-black summer item. I'm totally stepping outside my comfort zone, guys... 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Violets

Express skirt, blouse from Tokyo, Deena & Ozzy boots

So this morning I found myself on 161st street before 10am..the only possible explanation for that kind of travel so early in the morning - my college graduation! I am now an extremely proud alum of New York University, and we celebrated this morning with a beautiful ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Aretha Franklin, Mariano Rivera, Elena Kagan and Janet Yellen, among other luminaries, were there to offer words of wisdom.

I'm not one to gush, especially on Facebook or Twitter, but I'm honestly so grateful for the unique education I've received from NYU. I graduated with a B.A. in Global Studies, and a double minor in classical music and French. I feel absolutely unstoppable thanks to the breadth of knowledge and experience I've received from my teachers, friends, and travels, and am so grateful to have a job lined up and a summer of excitement ahead of me. This is only the beginning, but I have to give some credit for the work put in over the past 4 years; we did it.