Tuesday, January 23, 2007

help a sister out

OK, so I lied about the part that I got them for Christmas. I would liken it to a late Christmas, care of Santa Jacobs. For those of you who have a 7 1/2 shoe size, take a look: MJ shoes. I am going to cancel the listing unless it reaches a price that would prompt me to part with them.

My shoes go to Paris

Sunday, January 21, 2007

winter with the satorialist

I was interested in seeing how the looks for winter 2006 differ from those of winter 2007.

winter 2006:

winter 2007:The girl in the top photo is wearing my new Marc Jacobs boots!

It seems like there were definitely more bomber jackets to be found on the streets last year, and this is the year for peacoats and military jackets? Oh, and also I saw many more capes! Tall boots were present for both years, as was layering.

And check out what the women are wearing in Firenze and Milano:

I am going to travel around Italy in mid-February (!) so I was curious to see what the women have been wearing. I like blending in enough to be mistake for a national. Winter white equestrian style! I do not think that I will be able to lug my riding boots with me, but its nice to know!

And here is a photo of the first Marc Jacobs markdown of 70%, when the line stretched all the way to the Mercer Hotel. Can you imagine the mob scene if they had publicized the 90% off sale? I went back yesterday and there is still plenty in stock!

All photos from The Satorialist

Friday, January 19, 2007

holy crapola!

Okay. Let me gather myself enough to type this out. There is a GIANT sale at Marc Jacobs on Mercer Street. Everything is 90% off. It was completely unpublicized. It is the first time they are doing it. It started Yesterday. Let me catch my breath.

I saw people walking around Soho with enormous MJ shopping bags. It seemed so strange. My instincts told me to go inside the store. It looked normal, there were no sale signs inside or outside. But the people shopping inside did not look like they could afford the exhuberant price tags. So I asked a sales person if anything is on sale. And yes sireeeeee, there are 2 racks that are 90% off, mens and womens. And shoes, glorious shoes. Here are some things I could find pictures of on net-a-porter that I bought:

I have no idea when I will get to wear this dress. It is the most expensive piece of clothing that I own. Maybe I'll get to walk down some red carpet one day. The shoes were burgundy, not black. I still cannot believe that I paid a little over $100 for shoes that cost $1,350.

Marc Jacobs is the most genorous wonderful man ever put on earth and I love him. Marc Jacobs, if you ever ever read this, know that you are loved. And I'm sorry that I made fun of that dress that you designed that Mary-Kate wore. I get "it". Its grunge. You're kooky and that is part of the reason why I love you. Oh, that, and the fact that you just sold your clothes and shoes for less than it probably took to produce them! Angelina Jolie, eat your heart out. This is what philanthropy is all about.


Oh and I must add that the Zero by Maria Cornejo sale was not too shabby either. I bought a kimono top (in the same fabric as my very favorite dress) for 80% off. No more shopping for me, I think, for a while...

Thursday, January 18, 2007


When Mary-Kate could not find the party dress she had on prior to her rendevouz, she just grabbed the sheets off of her beau's bed and made do. Good thinking, honey.

pinch me...

because I think I'm dreaming.




Fall/Winter Collection will be 50-70% off:

WOOL GAUZE DRESS was $890 now $267; and SKIRT was $522 – now $157
MERINO WOOL KNIT COAT was $782 – now $470
EMBROIDERED DRESSES were $886 – now $265
VELVET DRESSES were $621 now $186
DOUBLE FACE JACKET was $826 – now $247
“FUR” JACKETS were $840 - $731 now $252 - $219
MERINO WOOL KNIT JACKET was $610 – now $183

In addition, there will be a selection of samples and classic Zero styles at blowout pricing - $10 - $100!!!

$10, finally something I can not feel guilty about paying. Also, have you heard about the recent Maria Cornejo/Keds collaboration? Keds is really getting around. I remember when they were the thing to wear in elementary school in the early 90's and after a 10+ year hibernation, they have reemerged. Here is one of the styles, which I am not too keen on. Laces ups make my ankles look like salami. But there are certainly other, more flattering, stylish choices.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

miu miu's la lohan

In case you have not had yet seen the rest of the Miu Miu ads featuring Lindsay Lohan:

I do not have much else to add to the ongoing web conversation. The second all-white outfit reminds me of Courreges from the 1970's...maybe something that Bridgette Bardot or Jacqueline Kennedy would wear. Some prime examples can be founed at leparadisreconquis and the Texas Fashion Collection

And if anyone had any doubts, here is a close up to prove that it is, in fact, La Lohan.

original source

Monday, January 15, 2007

phillip lim envy

Susie, when I saw the 3.1 dress that you bought, I caught a serious case of the green-eyed monster. What a great deal, and such a lovely color and cut. I do not think that I would have occasion to wear such stunning dress. Well, I went shopping in SOHO this Monday, which was an off-day because of Martin Luther King. I went from store to store with no luck until I chanced on Atrium. I finally acquired my first Phillip Lim piece, a cashmere/wool blend oversized grandpa cardigan. It has black beads down each side of the huge buttons.

And, sucker for details that I am, the little purple buttons on the inside of the sweater made the purchase necessary. It was originally $285 and I bought it for $99, which is not as good of a deal as Susie got, but I will settle. Although on shopbluejeans the sweater is said to have retailed for $524. Can that be real? The other amazing deal was a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti dress, orginally $745 for $99. It is a size too large, but that can be altered.
In other news, I finally joined IQONS*. Lets be friends?

Friday, January 12, 2007

opening ceremony

Glad to report that the Opening Ceremony sample sale was a success! I came back with a pair of high waisted, wide-leg green-ish pants with an adorable leather button (I'm a sucker for details), a beautiful belted cropped jacket in an unbelievable tweed fabric (white, black, blue with some yellow, all irregularly patterned), a great Alexandre Herchcovitch t-shirt picturing a bird on a branch and some freebies. My soviet eyes quickly honed in on a box marked "free" and I promptly gathered everything and distributed it amongst my friends. I came out with a pair of jeans, a powder blue t-shirt and a tote bag. Like I said, success! It was so damn crowded that there was hardly any room to breath. I plan on coming back tomorrow to look through some of the left-overs. I didn't spot any Hussein Chalayan, but I saw plenty of Alexandre Herchcovitch. I have never paid much attention to this designer. Well, there is nothing that gets my attention like...

a latex skirt. Is that even latex? It was definitely some kind of plastic. It reminds me of those laser-cut paper curtains. I can't seem to find a good picture online, but use your imaginations. I saw it at the sale and it was AMAZING. Just amazing.

Reading up on Mr. Herchcovitch, I found out that he went to an orthodox jewish school of his own will and completed his fashion studies in a catholic institution. That seems to explain his interest in blending influences, emotions, shapes and colors. Its always nice to see a designer who marches to the beat of his own drum. Or should I say banjo. Twang Twang. Its Friday and I am in serious need of the weekend. Ta-ta!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

le sigh

I had some time to kill in between work and meeting a friend, so i wandered into the DSW in Union Square. For those of you who are not familiar with the store, I will say that it is a shoe discount chain that carries a few higher end designers. Well, they usually have a meager purse section, but yesterday they were full of Prada, Dries Van Noten, Luella and Chloe. And they had one Derek Lam Persephone bag in violet, which looked like a light wine. It was so beautiful. I love how the ram's heads looked like they were found in an archeological dig. But at $1,499.95 its not that great of a savings from the original $1,950.00 price tag. Le sigh.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

the mother of all sales

extra, extra, read all about it:
1/12–1/14 The five-floor walk-up is worth it for discounted clothing
from Topshop, Hussein Chalayan, and Cloak at the Opening Ceremony
sale; prices are slashed by 75 to 90 percent. 35 Howard St., nr.
Broadway, fifth fl. (212-219-2688); cash only; 1/12 and 1/13 (11–8);
1/14 (noon–7).

75 - 90% off! That must be below wholesale. I love getting a bargain that is actually a bargain. I'm planning on going early and coming late to work on Friday. I assume that the Hussein Chalayan will be from Fall 2006, in which case, if I find one of his perfect cut-out dresses, beautifully detailed leather jackets or incredibly proportioned wool coats, I will be the happiest girl in the world. And I can't wait to finally get my hands on some Topshop!

I would pass on the neckroll dresses.

High fashion shouldn't be that practical.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

fashion hunters

Well, I am the last person on earth to have found out about people like Yvan doing good work on facehunter.com (not to mention the satorialist!). I found out about them at the end of 2006, after I had a fantasy to station my friends who were studying abroad in various european countries and have a look book, but one with wittier questions. I bemoan the fact that there are style hunters already stationed around the world. the comprehensive list on facehunter is enough to make your head spin. I guess all of the good ideas are already taken. But really though, I do not have the gall to come up to strangers and ask to take a picture. I do not think that i am enough of a "fashion personality"--one of those people who are beyond just wearing clothes. Lets call them fashion gods. My point is, if any of the people below asked me if they could take a picture because they loved what I was wearing, I would agree. Not because of their notoriety. No, no, no, my dear reader. It is precisely because they clearly dress with a different logic than the regular joe or jane. They use clothes as a strict uniform for how they want to be read. Everything that they wear means something. It is beyond the considerations that we mere mortals apply to what we decide to don. do they have bad days too? Do they ever need to go to the gym but don't want to drag a change of clothes with them?

They have fashion cred. Simple as that.

Friday, January 05, 2007

mainstream mcqueen

I was looking through shopbop and stumbled upon this blouse by Rachel Roy...which looks inspired by Alexander McQueen's spring 2007 collection.

Gotta love the johdpur action going on with that McQueen dress sleeve.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

who's next?

Another GO International designer for Target will arrive on February 4th. I wonder who it will be (wink, wink)...

an addendum

I will always be a fan of the high waisted pencil skirt. Always.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

high expectations

In response to Style Bubble's post, I also love the Diesel campaign, although it has little to do with the jeans and everything to do with the macaws. I have a high waist, so I am naturally inclined towards higher waisted jeans. However, I use the general rule that the higher the waist, the wider the leg. Because we all want to look like a Kate

and not a Selena.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

chicks and ducks and geese better scurry

My friend is getting married in July and I was asked to be a bridesmaid. She is an excellent bargain hunter and found all of the dresses at Loehmann's (a discount chain). There will be 5 bridesmaids and she found all of the dresses in our sizes, give or take a few minor adjustments. I was nervous that I would get stuck wearing a puffy monstrosity of a dress, but instead, she chose a gentle silk Laundry gown in peacock blue. Below is the very same dress in brown. The original cost was $350 but she found it for $55. What a deal; what a gal!

Although this Laundry dress is undoubtedly several seasons old, it reminds me of a more subtle version of the Marchesa flower dresses that everyone has been crazy about. It is very much of the season with respect to color as it is a very saturated jewel-blue. Surprising how this happens with some trends. Two years ago you would be out of luck trying to find skinny jeans or capes at a discount store, but flowers and jewel-tones are a classic. And therefore discount store fodder. I will definitely take pictures of myself wearing it so you can get a better idea of the color.

The dress would look great with these snake-head gucci shoes that I found at a thrift store in black for a steal. You would not believe how little I paid.

Its just January and here I am stuck in a summer dream haze...

Monday, January 01, 2007

n. y. e.

Ooh, how much I would enjoy seeing what everyone else wore on new years eve. In retrospect this Victorian goth look is something I will attempt more often. The sterling silver bird belt was the pièce de résistance. It is from who-knows-when, given to me by my boyfriend for my birthday. Hope everyone else had a blast.

the clear white light

Although it has yet to snow in New York, the city streets are already flaked in cheery white. A happy new year to you all! I hope that your 2007 is magical.

I am so happy to be fashionology-ing. It is always something that I have dreamed of doing. 2006 was a year of action for me. I applied to graduate school, and got into my first choice of schools. I focused on my yoga, and improved. And I started this blog. So thank you all for reading and commenting. It means the world to me. I think that I wouldn't have the guts to do this if not for La Femme's brilliant blog. My resolution for 2007 is to focus. So much can be achieved if you hone in on your accomplishments and work on improving them.

S'Novim Godom!
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