Weekend in the Poconos

Heading here: to the Poconos for a relaxing weekend with friends, food, wine and NATURE! Happy Halloween!


Pinning Obsession

Pinterest... a genius way to keep all your images and videos all in one place... with links automatically embedded and saved for you!


Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Williams styled as Marilyn Monroe for the upcoming issue of Vogue.
Stunning as always. Williams pulls off this glamorous Old Hollywood look so naturally.
Can't wait to see her play this role.


NYFW Round Up:: Part I

Favorite looks of the SS 2012 Collections so far::

Billy Reid + Cynthia Rowley)

(Doo.Ri + The Row)


(Imitation of Christ + Richard Chai Love)
+ photos courtesy of Style.com +

Joy Cioci SS 2012

My good friend Judy over at Sunday Brunch Dress invited me to join her yesterday for Joy Cioci's SS 2012 presentation at the tents. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection::



just happened to stop by the PHAIDON store on my lunch break today and got to sneak a peek at Garance's mini installation of photos from the first years of her blog! Check it out at Wooster and Spring



so we completely slept through irene and i'm back at work today. although new yorkers have been joking about how "underwhelmed" they were.... lets not forget those who lost their lives and the areas of the northeast that are actually dealing with massive flooding isuses.

on another far less serious note.... i was featured on celebuzz today, analyzing the best and worst dressed for the VMA's. check out the full article with photos here!


Favorite FOODS

just saw this lovely post in the NY TIMES today... click HERE for the full scoop



my beautiful friend amy over at parker, etc. gave me a shoutout today on her blog about a brunch i hosted along with my friend sarah a couple weeks ago.
we gathered a few of our girlfriends for mimosas, tasty treats and some crafting!!
it was a great time and we plan on hosting more in the future. check out the link HERE to check out amy's post about the craft and the event. Follow her on twitter @parkeretc


anish kapoor: leviathan

Installation of Anish Kapoor's latest "Leviathan" at the Grand Palais, Paris (dedicated to Ai Weiwei; Chinese contemporary artist who was detained by Chinese officials last month)


peter's 30th birthday

celebrations this past weekend from my mister's 30th birthday party..... cocktails and yummy eats, good friends and fundraising for japan relief efforts


fashion photography

top: Sebastian Smith
bottom: Richard Avedon

**experimenting with illustrator and photoshop more and more...i'm getting addicted!**


the New Surrealism

I've mentioned Elsa Schiaparelli before here.... and my love for all things surrealistic has not waned over the years... i have always admired the innovative and ground-breaking art of Salvador Dali, Giacommeti, Rene Magritte, Andre Breton, just to name a few. The work and collaboration by Schiaparelli among these fine artists in the 1930s, when women in the arts was something still unheard of...., is still something that can stand on its own and serves as precedence for many designers that would follow in her footsteps.

Schiaparelli was a shy woman of few words and a notoriously low self-esteem. She was confident in her skills for design, but rarely had her photograph taken and hid herself away in the corner of her Parisian studio. Amidst the seemingly shy exterior, Schiaparelli produced shocking garments, in loud colors and with extravagant detail. Sometimes, it seems that larger than life characters such as Cher, Elton John and Cher would have easily been her patrons in the 1930s.  Schiaparelli's work is drastically contrasted when naming her colleagues/competitors of the time: Christian Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Poiret. All these designers were undoubtedly dressing the female form in their unique ways, but it seems that Schiaparelli's work in particular strayed away from the overt feminism or conformity that was highly accepted as the standard for beauty at the time.

Schiaparelli was inspired by the quirky and the idiosyncratic and pushed the boundaries of what a garment should "do" for a woman. Some of the designers that remind me most of Schiapiarelli's legacy and philosophy are: Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Rei Kawakubo, Frankie Morello and Kansai Yamamoto.

Japanese designers have been heralded as innovators in their own right since the 1980s and Kawakubo (of Commes des Garcons) and Kansai Yamamoto were strong frontrunners in the movement that brought Japanese design and fashion to the world. This continuing movement for the surrealist in the fashion world has not been lost.... Icons and patrons such as Lady Gaga and Roisin Murphy continue to wear avant-garde fashions in the everyday and shock the world. I wanted to just introduce you to JC de CASTELBAJAC (England) and Frankie Morello (Italy)

JC de CASTELBAJAC: Spring 2011
Frankie Morello: 
remind you of this:


Spring + Day-Glo

The word is out.... spring is screaming for bright, bold prints and day-glo neon colors. It seems that we all can't get enough of the inspiration that comes from the 80's/90's. Collections from Jil Sander, Prada, Frankie Morell, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler... the list just goes on and on....With all this continuing cold weather, these colors are a much welcome spark of hope. So bust out your hypercolor, zink oxide and get ready for spring!!
-Jil Sander spring 2011 RTW-
-Christopher Kane Spring 2011 RTW-
-Lanvin Spring 2011 RTW-

(all photos courtesy of elle.com)