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May 22, 2015

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A Fruity Top and a Fringey Jacket

Jacket – Topshop // Shirt – Equipment (similar) // Jeans – James Jeans // Shoes – Madewell // Bag – Latico // Bracelet – Stella & Dot // Earrings – Love & Luxe I wasn’t sure if this outfit was the right combination/an eyesore, but I liked it so I wore it anyway. I ended up being […]

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May 13, 2015

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{App Review} The Net Set: Net-a-Porter’s New Social Network

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I really miss the days when I reviewed fashion apps for SF FashTech, so I’ve been meaning to revive that practice here on my blog. First up, Net-a-Porter’s new social network: the Net Set!

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The welcome flow is pretty straight-forward. You start off by liking some items, brands/designers, and people from Net-a-Porter’s “style icons”, and joining style tribes.

 

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My home page is a feed of products that either everyone has liked, or that the people I follow have liked. There are occasionally other types of images (editorial shots, user-uploaded photos) that people have liked, but it’s mostly products.

 

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I’m super excited about being able to post my images, and connecting with fashion fans who enjoy the same aesthetics that I do. There’s a Pinterest-y aspect to this, in that I can post editorial images, product shots, or my own photos. Every image I post is both in my profile and posted to a designated style tribe. I really like that I can build my profile and contribute to the style tribes at the same time!

 

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So far my favorite part of the app, besides what I can do with my profile, is the style tribes. They feel like very curated Pinterest boards, with a good mix of editorial images, product shots, and user uploaded selfies/outfit shots. It’s so fun to see all the different photos people have contributed to the feed (like two images above), and it’s a great way to find more interesting people to follow.

 

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I saw something that said “credits” and I thought maybe there was a way to earn credit to spend on Net-a-Porter, which would have been awesome! Instead it’s the other type of credits. Way less exciting, but this app is great so all these people should definitely be recognized for their work.

Overall I’m a big fan of this app. I love that this whole thing is about fashion. Sometimes I find fashion people on Instagram and I’m disappointed if there’s not enough fashion. With the Net Set it’s ALL fashion, ALL the time!

What do you think – is this a social network you want to join?

May 11, 2015

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{Wearing} Please Enjoy This Eclectic Assortment of Ace & Jig Clothing While I Procrastinate on Finals

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Top – Ace & Jig // Jacket – Ace & Jig // Skirt – J.Crew (similar) // Sunglasses – Le Specs // Necklace – Jules Smith

Last week I told a friend that my #selfcaresunday was one of the best days of my life/recent memory. She told me that I needed to work less and relax more. She’s probably (definitely) right. I’m really glad I took that weekend to relax before launching into finals. I have extensions on most of my assignments (because of this), but I’m still stressing, because I still have stuff due this week, and it always seems physically impossible to complete everything, and to do it well, by the deadline. I procrastinated a lot today by instagramming cookies; tidying my apartment (which was important for my sanity, I think?); updating my LinkedIn/applying for an internship; and now, this – writing a blog post. In general my rule for myself is that if I procrastinate it has to be productive, so at least on Friday when will probably have been up for 24 hours straight, I can look at my bookshelf and take solace that my books and magazines are organized. And that maybe someone somewhere is looking at my resume. But I will probably (definitely) have eaten all the cookies by then.

About the outfit: I’m not really sure if the jacket goes with the top, but they’re both by one of my all-time favorite brands, Ace & Jig, so it felt right. I bought both the top and jacket at a sample sale, but you can check out current Ace & Jig stuff on their website, at Shopbop and at Barney’s.

Photos by Tansy Stowell

May 7, 2015

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{Red Carpet Review} Met Gala 2015

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Keri Russell in Altuzarra won the red carpet. That dress is smoldering!! I bet it looked amaaazing as she moved. I bet she looked like a beautiful, otherworldly creature. {edit: Rihanna WON won, obvi, but Keri Russell did not deserve to be overlooked!}

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Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi. This gown is as fearless and fun as she seems to be! I love the armband, too.

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Kerry Washington in Prada and Lily Aldridge in Carolina Herrera. These are pastels that pack a punch. The colors may not be super saturated, but the exquisite details on these gowns more than makes up for it.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret. I love the asymmetry and quiet geometric nature of this dress. It feels fresh and glamorous at the same time.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller in Thakoon. I guess the red says China… but the rest of the outfit certainly says Spanish Matador. Props to the fashion tape that’s doubtless keeping the jacket in place — or is she wearing a sheer top underneath?

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys in John Paul Gautier. Major outfit inspo! She’s working a cool jacket over a crop top and a tulle skirt for the red carpet, but that’s a combo that works for us everyday people, too.

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Marissa Meyer in Oscar de la Renta. Shout-out to the CEO of Yahoo! for representing women in tech on the red carpet!

These were my favorite looks of the night. What were yours?

Photos via Fashionista and Racked.

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