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
$1,186

Wren Sweater
$260

Helmut Lang Skinny Leather Trouser
$550

Michael Antonia booties
$110

Alexander McQueen Black Studded De-Manta Tote Bag
$1,415

Yves Saint Laurent Ycons Enameled Gold Plated Cuff
$595

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
$210

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Proenza Schouler A/W 2012



Crisp, White and Oversized


Woven leather


Matelassé


Mini


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.






[Photos: Style.com]

Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter Skirting



T by Alexander Wang Boxy Crewneck Pullover
$155

Lanvin Draped Satin Maxi Skirt
$3,700

Zara Flat Monk-straps
$129

Fendi Bracelet
$475

Pieces Zulu Multi Strand Bracelet
$18

ZenniOptical Black Nerd Glasses
$16

IMAN Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Black Brandy
$10

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
$1,125

Black Jacquard Cropped Jumper
$510

Leather Short
$665

Constance Leather Platform Ankle Boots
$675

Marion Sling bag in Azure
$650

Rounded Tortoise Sunglasses
$325

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.
Yum!


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.