Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

In past years, I have been a gypsy, magician, Na'vi, zebra, blackout train, Deal or No Deal girl, Lindsay Lohan, angel, hobo, paper bag princess, Powerpuff girl, and referee, but this year on Halloween, I'm being a good ole fashioned working girl. My Halloween will consist of inhaling candy and maybe watching an episode of True Blood if I'm feeling frisky. Here's to hoping you all will have a more eventful night!


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

You're In: Mullets

Mullet dresses have been in for quite some and they are a style I wholeheartedly support for their class and total unexpectedness (the same applies to their influencers). I mean you're looking at the front of a dress, thinking that it's just an ordinary minidress, when BAM, you see that piece (or pieces) of fabric off the back. Suddenly, a boring minidress has been transformed into an awe-inspiring full-blown mullet dress. Such a mindfuck.
Like their hairstyle counterparts, mullet dresses have different styles that are appropriate for different occasions.  So keep this in mind when selecting your mullet (dress).

For example, choose the following styles when you want to...

Zoe Kravitz

Keep it casual.

Taylor Momsen

Be a bad-ass.

Emilio Pucci

Project sophistication.

Giambattista Valli


Go big or go home.

Mullets = hell yeah

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Like Crazy

This movie looks beautiful. It's released tomorrow in a limited number of cities (unfortunately, Montreal is not one of those cities)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fashion in Motion

One wonders what makes the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate so striking? The obvious answer is that it's because of the beautiful subject in the photograph however, one could also attribute it to the discernible movement in the picture. The movement, perhaps, is what makes the image so mesmerizing and furthermore sets it apart from other photos of Ms. Monroe posed in a static position.

Many of the images we see from runways and editorial spreads show clothes in a static and one-dimensional way, namely because of a lack of movement in the image. If the Lanvin Fall 2011 campaign video taught us anything, it's that movement creates greater intrigue and gives life to the clothes. I, for one, find images much more interesting when there is a sense of motion in the photo, especially when the movement is manifested in the clothes. It gives more dimension to the clothing and overall creates a more striking and intriguing image.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

If You're Ever in Paris (part 1)

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If you're ever in Paris, there's a million things you need to do. Like eat Ladurée macaroons along the Seine. Or drink champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower and consequently almost get arrested (oops). But the one thing you must do if you're as vintage obsessed as I am is go to Come on Eileen. Situated on the Rue Taillandiers, about a five minute walk from the Bastille, this shop is stocked full of vintage goodies and it's probably my favourite vintage store in the world. In addition to a great selection of vintage pieces from the 70's and 80's, the store is packed with amazing designer vintage finds, such as Christian Lacroix jackets, Valention skirts, YSL shoes, Hermes scarves, Burberry trench coats (sadly only for men), and many more items from Lanvin, Chanel, Mugler, and Dior, that are all reasonably priced given the condition and quality. The store has a smaller street level floor (where most of the women's designer pieces are located, along with shoes, purses, and scarves) and the larger downstairs level houses women's sweaters, jeans, shorts, and dresses, and the men's section. Give yourself plenty of time to browse through both floors - all three of the times I went I spent at least two hours in the store. And all three of the times I went I left with great pieces, which you can see here: 

Céline silk shirt
Céline silk blouse
Christian Dior blouse
Please appreciate these buttons
Leather and suede high-waisted shorts

Marni sundress

Brocade A-line skirt
Givenchy jacket

All of the pieces that I bought were between 30 and 85 euros (so between $45 and $115) which can add up to a lot when you shop like I do. However, high-quality vintage pieces, and especially designer vintage, are always worthy investment pieces. 

So if you're ever in Paris, between the baguettes and the wine, check out Come on Eileen.

Come On Eileen
16 Rue des Taillandiers
75011 Paris
Metro Bastille
Monday-Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wise Words from Chanel

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."  

– Coco Chanel

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shop This Shiz: The Outnet

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 Since I've started working full-time, online shopping has overtaken "physical shopping" as my primary method of clothing acquisition. One site that I particularly enjoy is the Outnet. While this site may be old news to some, it was unheard of to me up until six months ago and thus I thought I should share it with y'all. The Outnet is an affiliate of Net-a-Porter that sells clothes from past seasons (who gives a crap) at very discounted prices. The Outnet sells designer brands so the clothes are not cheap cheap cheap, but they are certainly more accessible. New items come in every day but sell out quickly so you have to be on the ball when you find something you like. There are also flash sales (discounts upon discounts) that happen every Friday and occasionally ones that bring items down to 85% off. At one point they even had a $1 sale - where many designer items were $1 - but sadly I missed that.

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The site carries a ton of designers ranging from Adidas to Balmain. I'm particularly partial to the selection from T by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Current/Elliott, and By Malene Birger, as the heavy discount makes the pieces much more affordable. 

 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaannd hold the phone, is that D-on-D I see?

Maje denim shirt-dress: $101.50 at the Outnet

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You're In: Leopard Print

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Say what you want but I believe that leopard print is like the neutral of the print world. More exciting the polka dots, more versatile than plaid, and more hip than florals, leopard print (or cheetah print) is a great way to add some oomf (or pizzazz, if you will) to your look and it goes with practically anything. The problem with leopard print is that if you're a little too enthusiastic, you can go from klassy to a Kardashian in 30 seconds flat. So keep it simple - with one or two pieces - and never ever ever do this:

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Here's a collection of leopard gems that I found on various online retail sites:

From top left, clockwise: Whistles dress -; Wilfred top -; Gloves -, Booties -; Wilfred scarf -; Coat - forever; Bag -; YSL shoes -; Alexander McQueen scarf -, Belt -

My leopard-print purchases for the fall were Gap cheetah print legging jeans that are in a similar vein to the ubiquitous Current/Elliott leopard print jeans but less than a third of the price. 

Also, after a month of searching, I was ecstatic when I found the perfect pony-haired leopard-print  for $50 at Aritzia in New York. Leopard perfection.