31 July 2010

Mad, Mad, Mad

Mad Men is back, and we're all bursting with excitement. The season four opener was sensational with new drama, new sets, and, most importantly, new clothes. Mad Men has created a fashion phenomenon for fall (see here and here), resulting in an abundance of decidedly chic editorials.

Things to add to the fall wishlist: full skirts, cropped sweaters, and bow heels.

Elle Sweden, August 2010

Watch the video below to hear costume designer Janie Bryant talk season 4 style. And if you haven't been watching Mad Men, what are you waiting for?

22 July 2010

The Musician and the Muse pt. 2

Interview, August 2010

The Musician and the Muse

These photos of Abbey Lee and her boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson in the August 2010 issue of Vogue Germany struck a chord with me. I've always found the artist/muse relationship hugely inspiring. Serge and Jane, Andy and Edie, George and Patti, Keith and Anita, Mick and Marianne, Johnny and Kate...

Who is your favorite creative power couple?

20 July 2010

So how about this whole Twilight thing, huh? Kind of crazy. I saw the first film with my lovely ex-roommate Jenny and my darling Stevie and called it quits after that. Not only was the acting atrocious, the storyline completely unbelievable (even for a vampire love story), but the vampires just didn't look like vampires.

Exhibit A: Alice Cullen as played by Ashley Greene.

A little too pretty, right? A little too... alive, maybe?

Now this is how I picture vampire vixens. Swathed in black lace and crimson velvet for the August issue of US ELLE, Greene actually looks like she could suck the life out of someone. Leave it to Kate Lanphear to properly clothe a creature of the night.

14 July 2010

Jemina in Jalouse

Spotted Jemina Pearl, former Nashvillian and front woman for the brat-punk band be your own PET, while flipping through the May 2010 issue of Jalouse. I was never particularly fond of be your own PET, and I still haven't gotten around to listening to the solo album she released last October (although I am intrigued after reading that both Iggy Pop and Thurston Moore make guest appearances), but what I am fond of is this spread. The punky denim vest and cutoffs balance out the sweetness of the John Galliano trench and Miu Miu platforms. Honestly, I'm just overjoyed to see someone do something different with that Miu Miu collection. It is by far my favorite collection from spring, but the editors have really stretched it thin the past couple of months. It looks fresh on Jemina. Just in time for fall.

11 July 2010

04 July 2010

Is this the most perfect outfit ever?

From one of the most perfect editorials I've ever seen? Styled by Hannes Hetta for Muse, "Afternoon Stroll" features all of my favorite pre-fall collections, particularly Proenza Schouler.

By the way, happy 4th.

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