Monday, February 10, 2014

Inspiration: On Aura Tout Vu SS 14 Couture



On Aura Tout Vu is one of my favorite couture houses - they consistently bend the rules while putting out beautiful, ornate pieces. I worked with them often in Paris; a very sweet organization with an amazing showroom. They construct fantasy out of chiffon and beads; intricate swirls of hand-beading is their hallmark, and Spring's 2014 Couture show in Paris was no exception. The press release describes the collection as:

Melancholy shadows of dark spirits.
Lucioles mutant, undulate time and pearl the night.
White light pierces the body; diamond rivers punctuate the forms, frame the breath, and walk in the shadow of the night.
Dark osmosis between chiaroscuro nights, deceiving silhouettes of a mysterious dream.
The exquisite hour is needed…”

The finale of the runway show was when the lights dimmed and glow in the dark pieces were revealed. GLOW IN THE DARK.The overall feel is very galactic-military-nutcracker 3001 realness. I would translate this to daily wear by piling on the embellishments and statement necklaces... and if you can find that hannibal-glam face mask, even better.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

superstitious

Catarzi for Asos wide brimmed hat, Zara coat, vintage blouse, Gap trousers, Aldo heels
ph. Nolan Gray Wiley 
 
Embracing the recent cold front in a cozy wool coat and hand-felted hat. While living in Paris, I learned that during the cold months it doesn't matter what you wear, as long as you have a stylish and well-fitting coat to cover it up with. I knew plenty of girls that just rotated a couple leather pants or jeans under their coat with a pair of Isabel Marant Dickers. I love the bright colors of the plaid on this one; rather than let the coat be the statement piece, I piled on 70's inspired maroons and oxblood. Next, I want to pair this coat with a 50s big puffy skirt.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saint Valentin

Fille Amoureuse
Whether you've got a bodacious beau or you're part of Beyoncé's single ladies club, Valentine's day is still an awesome excuse to dress up! The cardinal rules are bright reds, pinks, and prints; choose a loud piece and plan around it. Dress up boyfriend jeans with an elegant chiffon blouse, a whimsical bag, and killer stilettos. A flouncy skirt takes an adorable cue from oxfords or pointed flats. Channel a svelte 70s vixen with figure-flattering wide legged dress pants and a cozy fitted sweater.

Top it all off with Viktor and Rolf's Flower Bomb (have you SMELLED this stuff? Liquid gold, I tell you) and some kitschy Lolita sunnies. If you've got a hot date, try cooking a romantic dinner at home, or a fun date to the bowling alley. If you're single, take yourself to see a play or out for cocktails with your ladies. Either way, don't forget to stop and smell the proverbial roses.

Valentine Vixen

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

yuki-onna


ph. Elias Theroux

I love all white outfits; they make such a louder statement than any other color. The absence of busy prints or colors fosters the effect of a blank canvas, highlighting accessories or just creating a unique aesthetic vision. You could also take it in another direction with white jeans, Nikes, and an oversized silk button down.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

départ


ph. Nolan Wiley

assez vu. la vision s'est recontrée à tous les airs.
 assez eu. rumeurs des villes, le soir, et au soleil,
et toujours.
assez connu. les arrêts de la vie.  --o rumeurs et visions !
 départ dans l'affection et le bruits neufs.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

infinite gray


ph. Gemini Tauberge

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lazy Day Inspø

Lazy Day

'Cause let's be honest... you're not feeling it (it being makeup and pants) 99% of the time. Embrace the schlump with arms flung open and a smattering of easy wardrobe essentials. 
1. Giant, cozy, and threadbare. The ultimate study in curated dishevelment.
2. I've been living in the coat version of this vest all winter. Completes an outfit so well. 
3. A luxe handbag makes everything better. Just ask the Olsens. 
4. For hiding your perpetual disaffected-ness/eye rolling.
5. GIVE ME THESE SANDALS. SOB.
6. & 7. To contemplate your mortality and write notes about shit to buy at Target.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

soleil noir

 
ph. Elias Theroux
typical thursday night in Le Pompon basement with Fleur and Eli. 
Ya grrrrl is wearing: vintage top, American Apparel high rise shorts, Uniqlo tights, Zara boots//

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sacre Coeur

 
vintage dress
 
Ph Darryl Richardson
 
Recently rediscovered my love for this vintage floor length dress that I thrifted in Florida a few years ago; it's such a strong statement that I don't bother wearing accessories or loose hair. These photos really capture the imposing and dignified nature of the Sacre Coeur, though I wish we had taken some of the sweeping views of Paris directly across from the church. At night you can look out and all you see are the lights of Paris for miles and miles.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 vintage lace dress and belt, Banana Republic coat, Agent Provocateur hold ups, Aldo heels,
ph Elias Theroux

Relelvant information:
1. Backseam stockings.
2. Having my best friend and artistic counterpart with me in Paris is an unprecedented happiness
3. It's cold as shit here, which makes me want to wear 40s Dior and brood above perilous bodies of roiling gray water.

This is my essential "go to" when I want to feel equally dressed up, ladylike, and comfortable.  Any pretty dress, fitted or flared, shines with the additional of a structured coat. Trenches, peacoats, and longline coats all work here; keeping the coat neutral maintains a necessaery edge of masculinity. Cuban heeled stockings make for instant bombshell and old Hollywood glamour. Finish the look off with neutral comfortable heels or pointed d'Orsay flats.