Friday, October 31, 2008

One cool thing for Halloween

Happy Halloween!!

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Fashion Friday: Dressing for Halloween at the Job You Want

Job I want: Fashion Editor
Halloween party for Fashionistas

Designer Costume options from the runway:

Ms Pac Man by Giles or Sexy-Indiana Jones by Ralph Lauren

Spiffy Jockey by LaCoste or Hippy Chick by Milly

Esther Williams by Michael Kors or Cabaret Chorus Girl by Betsey Johnson

Bride of Frankenstein by Giles or Ruffle-monster by Giambattista Valli

all photos via

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One cool thing

Ampersand bookend by Crows with Bows
I'm a big fan of anything that will help me corral my books and mags in such a cute way.  

Art Inspiration: The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is a true hallmark of an outstanding museum. Despite the fact that many pieces were not available to view on account of major building projects, my friends and I enjoyed our time in this fantastic place. Here are some highlights:

The celebrities (my friends and I gasped when we saw these - like teenage girls at a whispery NKOTB show)

George Seurat, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886
The enormity and the detail of this piece was stunning.

Edward Hopper, The Nighthawks, 1942
The scene pulls you in and it's difficult to walk away from this diner.

Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930
So iconic. I really like that the daughter is so prim but has a tendril falling out of place.

Mary Cassat, The Child's Bath, 1893
Serene and beautiful.

New favorite:

Elizabeth Sparhawk Jones, The Shoe Shop, 1911
I love the intensity of the buyer and the seller's faces and the hustle bustle of the store.

All photos are my own.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One cool thing

I'm a fan of this Laptop sleeve Handmade by Lusitania from Madrid, Spain.  
Isn't the pop of color and pattern awesome? 

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fashion Friday: Dress for the Job You Want

Dream job of the week: Mega-Stylist for the stars (hello...did you watch the Rachel Zoe? Best. Job. Ever.)
Dress for the job...
Eying looks for next season in the front row at Fashion Week:

Funky yet pulled together look by Basso and Brooke and Super-pop of color by Giles

And for digging up awesome vintage finds (items to be worn by sassy/smart assistant):

Full cropped pants in muted colors by
Nicole Miller and Philosophy.

Meeting with the publishers to discuss your style-maven guidebook:

Hot librarian looks by
Christian Lacroix and Celine

Attending the Met Costume Gala w/ A-list designer, Mr. De la Renta:

"Oh, Oscar, which one will I choose?"

All photos are Spring/Summer 2009 found via

Monday, October 20, 2008

Photo Monday: Chicago!

Still catching up on photos from recent trips. Here are a few shots from Chicago!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Fashion: Searching for...

I'm been on the hunt for some flat knee-high boots and thought grey would be a cool color choice. This is what I have found since the suede ones I ordered were way too 80's for my taste.  Thoughts?  

Modern Vintage Janet or Miz Mooz Fergie
 (images from

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fashion Friday: Dress for the Job You Want

The old adage, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have," got me thinking (i.e. day dreaming).  

Job I want:
Indie Record Company Exec

Wardrobe for a day at a music festival:

Floaty dresses by Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenburg

And for a show at a dive bar:
Part casual, part fierce looks by William Rast and Derek Lam

And for a meeting w/ investors:
Pulled together or a little witty.  Designs by Costello Tagliapietra and Rag and Bone

And for a spin at an awards show:
Smokin' looks by Herve Leger by Max Azria and Naeem Khan

All looks from Spring/Summer Runway shows via

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Project Runway: Season 5 Finale

The final designs of Leanne and Korto were so freaking awesomely creative yet wearable yet fantastic yet now yet styling yet marvy that I cannot believe the judges could pick just one of the designers as the winner.  Here are my favorites from my 2 favorites...

Her first look nearly made me weep, and then she finished with the sweetest wedding gown ever.

And Korto's use of color and shine was pitch-perfection.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Photo Monday: Austin!

After a few weekends of crazy, jam-packed trips and work-related activities, I can finally catch up on some postings. My first installment of photos is from a fantastic trip to Austin to the Austin City Limits Music Festival w/ my boyfriend & sibs.

Here are some non-music fest shots: