Sunday, July 29, 2007

people upholstery

I wasn't searching for it, but I came across a dress made up of fabric that is not meant to adorn a person. One look at it and I knew that it belonged on a couch or ottoman. I haven't seen this kind of fabric used in a while. And, in fact, it is made from recycled dresses by "Urban Renewal," a branch of Urban Outfitters that constructs modern shapes out of great vintage fabrics. They are a hit or miss but every once in a while you find a gem. And many of their pieces are on end of summer sale.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

a semiprecious summer

A big hurrah to the sartorialist's recent story "jewels of summer." A certain stylophile has just returned from bridesmaiding at a friend's wedding, jewel-toned dress and all. Rachel Zoe, of Hollywood fame (Nicole Richie's raisin faced ex-stylist), always puts jewel colors on pale girls. The juxtaposition of creamy white skin and jewel colored satin is certainly beguiling...

last 3 images from

Saturday, July 21, 2007

take it to the streets

Recent sighting of SoHo street art

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Patient reader, please understand that I am incognito. It has something to do with libraries, books and final papers. Stylophiling takes a back seat when one only has the stacks for inspiration.

villa ooh la la

A few weeks ago, Valentino decked out Rome for a weekend of pretty girls in pretty dresses celebrating his 45th anniversary.

My favorite girl, Char Casiraghi was there, looking less photogenic than usual.

Actually, who am I kidding, I take that back. My only protest is that she has been looking a bit like the love child of Karl and Carine, but that's not such a bad thing, is it?

Bee was in attendance, with Anna Wintour's less photogenic progeny, Charlie, looking like a Victorian hobbit.

Sienna was there,

Since I'm being so catty, let me say something nice: the older gentlemen were very well turned out. They should have dropped all of their benefactresses off at the Spanish Steps and had a gladiator contest at the Colieseum, hopefully with lots of costume changes. Although, come to think of it, I don't think the world is ready for a shirtless, armor-clad Karl.

photos: Stefano Guindani, Billy Farrell and Patrick McMullan
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