Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscars 2012

The goal for this years Oscar party was Creative Black Tie, so here is what I came up with (including some bright red lipstick :) )

Some trash bag couture, courtesy of my very talented mother!

And my all time favourite oscar winner!
Fellow frenchy
Jean DuJardin

I have been obsessed with Jean and his incredible talent since he first started out in Un Gars, Une Fille when I was little and I am so glad he won!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Walker Evans

The Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University has opened a Walker Evans exhibit. And I must say it was fabulous! It is amazing that Stanford has such a great little museum with FREE admission!!
I especially love his depiction of the depression era New York subway. Under a false name and with a well hidden camera, Evans shot unsuspecting passengers during a three year period to produce this amazing series of photographs.
His coverage of the Great Depression is just unparalleled.

[Photos: Walker Evans]

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I love texture in outfits and fur and leather is one of my favourite combinations.
I've also been obsessed with burgundy booties lately but can't seem to find the perfect pair :(

Joseph Callas Fur Jacket

Wren Sweater

Helmut Lang Skinny Leather Trouser

Michael Antonia booties

Alexander McQueen Black Studded De-Manta Tote Bag

Yves Saint Laurent Ycons Enameled Gold Plated Cuff

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Proenza Schouler A/W 2012

Crisp, White and Oversized

Woven leather



Asia inspired satin

Shiny scales

Loved everything about this collection, Jack and Lazaro really brought it!
I am dying for those structured jackets, wide trousers and flippy miniskirts!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hats, Hats, Hats @ Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs wowed again as he unveiled his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection today.
The runway was filled with elegant brocade coats, thick tulip skirts, furry accents and multicoloured shoes reminiscent of Louis XVI. 
Most noteworthy was an array of hats that would make the Mad Hater proud.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter Skirting

T by Alexander Wang Boxy Crewneck Pullover

Lanvin Draped Satin Maxi Skirt

Zara Flat Monk-straps

Fendi Bracelet

Pieces Zulu Multi Strand Bracelet

ZenniOptical Black Nerd Glasses

IMAN Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Black Brandy

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Reading List...The Other Side of the Picture

"Claessens' photographs capture extraordinary stillness in the not-very-slow-paced environment of a fashion show and further highlight the elegant and ethereal beauty of Theyskens' garments."

Get it here!

[Photos: Assouline]

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

All About Alex

Ok so as you can tell I have a serious obsession rational interest in Alexander Wang.
Here is a small tribute.

Deconstructed Suede Jacket

Black Jacquard Cropped Jumper

Leather Short

Constance Leather Platform Ankle Boots

Marion Sling bag in Azure

Rounded Tortoise Sunglasses

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Just ordered these Alexander Wang booties online, and I am seriously DYING from anticipation!

[Photo: TheOutnet]

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Redd Wood

While in wine country this past weekend, we had diner at THE coolest new spot in Yountville. Redd Wood is part of the same family as the sublime Redd, with a much more reasonable price point. It is technically a pizzeria, but is far from traditional. The decor is modern yet vintage ( designed by Martin in St Helena!) with edison lightbulbs, chesterfield banquettes, black walls and subway tiles.
And the food is absolute perfection! My personal favorite of the night: Clam, porc jowl and potatoe pizza.

A ceiling of edison lightbulbs above the bar

Small aluminium lanterns at each table

The newly remodeled hotel in which the restaurant resides, the North Block Hotel, is equally fabulous.

Antique guestbooks in the reception.

Vintage reception desk with linen drapes

Keys and more keys on the reception's far wall

Apologies for the sub-par iphone pictures.