Glittering Touches

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Sweater, American Apparel Tennis Skirt, Zero Gravity iPhone Case, Robert Lee Morris Rings, J.Crew Ankle Boots

     Bring on the glitter! I'm not talking buckets of it à la Ke$ha, but rather, as a finishing glittering touch to a simple look. To add some sparkle into my cranberry colored outfit, I sported rhinestone hair clips, disco-ball silver nail polish, and a shimmering rainbow cellphone case. I'm all for putting on the glitz during the holiday season!


Je t'aime Times Ten

     So I've fallen in love… With a sweater. And it's not just any sweater. Non, non, non. Embroidered onto the sweater is my daily mantra. Je t'aime Jane! Gainsbourg is God!
     Okay, so I don't actually say that all the time, but I have developed a deep love for Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. From listening to their music much too frequently, to watching Slogan (the movie where the met), to finding photographs of the two for style inspiration, you could say I'm obsessed. They shared such a passionate love and it seemed utterly utopic! 
     Recently the sweater was only being sold on Bella Freud's website (a UK shop), but now, to my uncontrollable excitement, it has arrived at Net-A-Porter. Unfortunately it's too pricy a piece for a teen like me, so… Hey, Natalie Massenet? Wanna turn into an elf and stuff the jumper in my Christmas stocking? I'd be forever grateful.

If you could have a sweater alluding to your favorite 
legendary couple, what would it say?


Wham! Bam! Pow!

Lisa Perry x Roy Lichtenstein Dress, Comme Des Garçons Wallet, Urban Outfitters Comic Balloon, Ouch! Bandages, Khai Khai Ring, Sarah's Bag Clutch, Roy Lichtenstein T-Shirt 

     As a little kid, comics (of the superhero genre) weren't really my thing. I did, however, have an obsession with Archie Comics, which I've become nostalgic for after seeing Charlotte Olympia's Cruise 2014 Collection. I find comics extremely aesthetically pleasing. As a fan of modern and graphic art, I love how comics incorporate primary colors, bold shapes and oversized fonts. 
     Comic books have undoubtedly become an inspiration for both the art and fashion worlds. At Fashion's Night Out last year, I enjoyed seeing the comic-infused 3.1 Phillip Lim collection, featuring striking "Ka-POW!" prints in red, yellow and blue.
     Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein truly epitomizes the use of comic books in the art world. Through his famous polka dots, Lichtenstein created paintings that often featured wild explosions and women depicted in a variety of emotions (from crying an ocean of tears to singing a haunting tune).
     You don't have to be Comic-Con crazy to incorporate a comic book look into your wardrobe. From starry, explosive shapes to simple vibrant polka dots, the cartoony vibe can easily enhance any outfit.

And with that, I leave you with a song from two of my favorite Frenchies… Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2012

Girl in Mirror by Roy Lichtenstein

Ohhh… Alright… by Roy Lichtenstein

Explosion by Roy Lichtenstein


Say Yes To The Dress

     It turns out recurring themes don't just come up in AP English class. There's been a recurring theme in my life for the past couple of years. And guess what? It's a dress.
     During tenth grade, when I dove into the world of Gossip Girl on Netflix, my inevitable fashion-crush on Blair Waldorf began. In the seventh episode of the first season, Queen B wore a frock that I fell in love with at first sight. The lacy, long-sleeved sea foam green number with a ruffly neck and sleeves featured black trim on the neck and arms, complete with a thin, black bow belted at the waist. I was smitten. The picture of the dress remained clear in my mind, along with dozens of screenshots saved onto my computer's desktop.
     Months later, on a Tumblr-filled afternoon, I came across a stunning, black and white photograph of Elle Fanning clad in a piece that instantly reminded me of the coveted Blair Waldorf dress. After some research on Style.com, I came to find that the dress was from Valentino's Spring 2011 collection. Seeing it in color definitely caused some drooling. The garment was absolutely stunning, from the sheer nude fabric to the teeny flower appliqués and bow-tied waistline. I decided it would be the older sister to Blair's dress.
     And whaddya know… Another sibling to the dress appeared on an afternoon while scouring ASOS. It was Boutique by Jaeger, it was polka dotted, and it was perfect. Unfortunately this discovery happened some months ago, so the spotted piece isn't for sale, but (to my excitement) the silhouette is currently being sold in a couple of other prints!

I'm curious to know… Have you had any recurring clothing themes?

Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl

Elle Fanning photographed for Interview Magazine

Boutique by Jaeger Dresses: 1, 2, 3