6.23.2013

Tweeds and Treats







American Apparel Thermal Tee, Carven Tweed Skirt, Jennifer Meyer Bar Necklace and Diamond Bar Ring, Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring, Catbird Thin Ring, Free People iPhone Case, Kate Spade Mary Janes


     I've had my eyes on Carven for a while now. A couple years ago, Guillame Henry (the brand's designer) was interviewed in Nylon Magazine about his revival of the company. The image from the article instantly struck me; the clothes had a super cool, modern schoolgirl vibe. 
     Carven popped up again last year when Guillame was interviewed by Garance Doré in her Pardon My French video series. It was fascinating to learn more about the designer behind the clothes.
     While recently scouring through Net-A-Porter's 70% off sale online I came across an adorable tweed skirt by Carven. It's blend of pastels with neon shades and a-line silhouette not only make for a beautiful piece but also suit my style very well. It's very exciting to have something from a designer and brand that I admire!
     I took the skirt for a spin on an outing to Sweet Lady Jane Bakery. Chocolate cupcakes and Carven make for a perfect afternoon!


6.19.2013

Mod Squad


     Obsession is an understatement to describe my love for Lisa PerryAfter seeing pieces from her collaboration with Jeff Koons last year I was undeniably hooked. I'm a lover of all things graphic and mod (which I've mentioned before), but Lisa's spirited designs take my admiration to a whole new level. Her 60s inspiration, use of simple silhouettes and exquisite eye for color fuse to create clothing that's both feminine and über fun. Out of all of her pieces, Lisa's dresses strike me the most. I dream of wearing her daisy dress with white leather go-go boots!

Images: Lisa Perry

6.07.2013

Head Over Heels



     I thought that I was adventurous sporting red patent leather pointy-toed Mary Janes, leopard print smoking slippers and bubblegum pink espadrilles. But it turns out my footwear choices are totally tame...
     Sophia Webster (of Sophia Webster) and Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia are footwear masterminds who have created ingenious designs that are not only dreamy to wear but also pieces of art.
     Webster utilizes pastel colors, bold patterns and graphic shapes in her girly shoes. After seeing a few of her designs in Teen Vogue, they instantly reminded me of Katy Perry because they give off an irresistibly cute yet sexy vibe. I especially love her flamingo booties; just looking at them makes me smile.
     Charlotte Olympia, a company that I discovered a little while back, instantly attracted me with the infamous Kitty Flat. Their current Pre Fall collection has me in total awe. Each shoe incorporates cues from old Hollywood, like gold star-embellished platforms and sandals with film-shaped ankle straps.
     While these designs are pretty pricy for a high school student like myself, they've inspired me to be on the lookout for wilder choices.

Images: Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia

6.05.2013

Sketchy


     A couple of years back, Alexa Chung designed a collection for Madewell and I was lucky to get my hands on a tee that featured a doodle from her sketchbook. Since then I've grown very fond of simple line drawings. The brands Deerdana and Black Score have mastered the art of featuring sketches of icons from the art, fashion and entertainment worlds on basic white tees. Who wouldn't want to don a little bit of Cara Delevigne's silly spirit or old Violet Crawley's sass?

Images: Deerdana, Black Score