Well Said

Rodarte T-shirt, Kate Spade iPhone Case, Sophia Webster Clutch, Clare Vivier Clutch, Lanvin Necklace, Amanda Catherine Des Pencils (Paris & Reminders)

     Let your clothes and accessories do the talking. A lot can be said with a simple word or phrase, so why not make a statement by wearing one? From Sophia Webster's silly speech bubble clutches to Rodarte's pun-filled tees, several designers are getting daring with their diction. 
     Despite the many word-filled fashions, I'll always consider Ed Ruscha to be the master designer of wordplay. In his paintings, Ruscha uses striking typefaces, simple compositions and impeccable color palettes to highlight phrases that are perfectly well-said. I'd love a screen-printed tee with one of his clever sayings!
Cemetery for Nerves by Ed Ruscha
Dance? by Ed Ruscha


Do It Like A Dude

J.Crew Gingham Shirt (Dad's), Boyfriend Sweater, and Booties
Levi's Jeans, Tiffany & Co. Locket

     The fashions of teen girls today seem to be getting tighter, showier, and shorter by the minute; it's not my thing. To try something new and go against the grain, I decided to put together an outfit completely borrowed from the boys. 
     I paired my dad's gingham button-down with my new boyfriend jeans (that I picked out from the men's department) and layered my cozy cashmere boyfriend sweater on top. The look is far from my feminine sartorial tendencies, but ease and comfort have cemented the tomboy style as a regular in my wardrobe.


Sweet Tooth

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, PIQ Products Macaron Coin Purses, Topshop Coat, Proenza Schouler Clutch, Candy Bracelets, J.Crew Pumps, Candy Magazine #6

     I've got a sweet tooth. While it may seem to be the cause of post-Halloween candy craving, the real root of my sugary spirit is art. Will Cotton and Tim Walker, two of my favorite artists, frequently use sugar-coated subjects in their work. From Cotton's towering pastel cake sculptures and cotton candied backdrop paintings to Walker's photography featuring ginormous ice cream cones and rainbow taffy, I can't help but covet confections.
     With a sugary theme in mind, I put together a collection of clothes and accessories that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Just imagine… Nails covered in Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop holding Candy Magazine (featuring Jared Leto in pastel drag) and a Proenza Schouler clutch resembling a sheet of candy buttons. Tommy Ton would be sure to snap it!

Sweet by Will Cotton

Cotton Candy Hannah by Will Cotton

Mulberry Ad Campaign by Tim Walker

Mulberry Ad Campaign by Tim Walker


Margot Tenenbaum

American Apparel Dress, Carol Wright Coat, 
Bottega Veneta Handbag, Bass Penny Loafers

     Paying homage to Wes Anderson, one of my favorite directors, I dressed up as the mysterious Margot from The Royal Tenenbaums for Halloween. In each of Wes's films there's such strong attention to detail, and the specifics of Margot's character especially fascinate me. She's an adopted playwright who has been a smoker since age twelve, is missing a finger, and is in love with her brother, Richie. Interesting, huh?
     To capture the essence of Margot, I tried to replicate her look from head to toe. My blue polo dress, faux fur coat, and penny loafers covered the basics, but the details of the red hair clip, cigarette (fake, of course) and wooden finger totally made the outfit. I felt completely ready to meet Richie by way of the Green Line Bus!

What did you dress up as this Halloween?