Tank – Anthropologie // Skirt – Stella Jean // Shoes – Giuseppe Zanotti for Vionnet (via Jeremy’s) // Bag – Basil Racuk // Watch – Michael Kors // Necklace – Gorjana It’s a rare day that I get to go out without going or coming from school or work. So I took the opportunity to get a […]
October 12, 2014
A few days ago I indulged in some fashion nerdery and went to a launch event of Teri Agins’ new book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Teri Agins is an award-winning journalist who established the Wall Street Journal‘s fashion coverage in 1989. Her first book is The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever. Here are some highlights:
- Fun fact: Teri Agins got her start as a freshman in high school, with a fashion column titled “Terri’s Tips for Fashion Flair”.
- On maintaing good relationships with her sources: “People will respect you and come back to you if you give them a chance to comment.”
- On the appeal of celebrity designers: “It’s not just a price thing, there’s an emotional connection. And it forces designers to be more responsive.”
- Her biggest surprise researching the book: “How everything is for sale, and even if the celebrity isn’t getting paid, somebody else in the food chain is!”
October 6, 2014
I’ve always had a thing for fringe, but lately I think I’ve been subconsciously channeling Stevie Nicks. After waiting 16 years and 7 months, I am finally, FINALLY going to see Fleetwood Mac live in concert. Tonight. At Madison Square Garden. I discovered the band in the mid-late 90s (thank you BMG music club!) and then shortly thereafter Christine McVie left, dashing my hopes that I’d ever get a chance to see them live. Earlier this year I started to hear RUMOURS (bah dum shhhh) that Christine was in fact returning and when it was finally confirmed and tour dates were announced, I was elated. This is some serious delayed gratification.
Wearing fringe (and floppy hats and turquoise) can be a lot of look, but finding pieces in black is a good place to start. It helps avoid looking like a gun-slinger straight out of the wild west, or a flower child from the 60s. White fringe is good too (see photo above), but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good white fringed stuff out right now; probably because it’s October.
Clockwise from top left: Mara Hoffman sweater, $348 (also here) // BCBG belt, $78 // Milly mini skirt, $210 // Topshop jacket, $140 // Michael Michael Kors dress, $225 // FINDS + Nomia maxi dress, $590 // Milly skirt, $275 // Zara leather jacket, $199 // Milly jacket, $375
My outfit: Jacket – Topshop // Hat – Madewell // Rings – mostly vintage
What do you think – are you feeling fringe too?
September 25, 2014
I’ve been on a purging binge since the day I got back to San Francisco and realized I had 3 weeks to move to New York. Every time I move (which has been 4 times in the last 9 months) I wonder why and how I have so much stuff. Especially in my closet. I spent 2 days purging, and 3 days trekking around San Francisco to make 8 different stops selling clothes and books (1 for books, 7 for clothes). And still there’s more!
One thing that’s different is my attitude. Previously, if things didn’t fit in my closet, I made a trip to the Container Store. If I was out of hangers, I bought more. I held onto clothes I wasn’t excited about because I used to like them. That all feels so ridiculous now. If there’s no room – not keeping it! If I have lukewarm feelings about a piece of clothing (there’s nothing that’s going to make me magically excited about it) – not keeping it! Whatever it is, these days I’m finding more reasons than not to – not keep it!
Now I just need to decide what to do with all of these clothes. I have a good closet going on at Threadflip. I’ll probably combine that with using Twice, and selling to Crossroads and/or Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn. And of course, there’s a bunch of stuff I’ll probably just give away. Either way, this stuff is taking up valuable space in my apartment, so everything must go!