Saturday, 30 January 2010

{Accesorize Up!}

What's the latest and most exclusive handbag?
What's the must-have accessory of the season?
It's probably as precious as a proper pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos:

Yippie, it's a puppy.
Dogs are no longer relegated to cramped quarters in the backyard or cats shooed away at dinner. They are the It-bag instead.

The idea of pets as accessories has been promoted profusely in movies and television shows in recent years, beginning with the character Elle Woods' Chihuahua, Bruiser, in the film Legally Blonde. Audiences were charmed -if not a bit repulsed, in an endearing sort of way, by the tiny dog's pink patent leather rain coats, matching hats and Tiffany necklace.

So next time you're stepping out of the house to hang-out, don't forget to bring your little friend. After all, it's the most chic accessories these days!

Pictures via Coco's Tea Party

Friday, 29 January 2010

~ Peter Jensen's Rabbits

Peter Jensen pulled a rabbit out of a hat for his first Resort collection—or to be more exact, a bunny from his back catalog. "I had the little rabbit as a graphic in my Mildred collection ages ago. Then I thought we should bring him back as our logo," he said at a charming presentation in the quirky St. Barnabas House in London's Soho.

Turns out the rabbit got its hands, or rather paws, ears, and whiskers, all over on Jensen's clothes as well as his new swimwear line. A white T-shirt dress with a rabbit-shaped bib has loose ears that tie behind the neck, while a sweet sixties bikini comes with an ears halter. And just for fun there are giant pink, blue, and black plastic bunny sunglasses too, but, Jensen promises, "we're working on ones you could really wear."

The Danish designer had his model pose in a sitting-room set wholly drawn in black marker by his illustrator friend Charlotte Mann. The looks he presented—simple half-flounced crepe dresses and sweet pea-colored sequin cardigans, as well as a shift in a print featuring ants carrying off rings, strawberries, and a Scrabble tile—should be surefire love objects for teen/early twenties girls on the lookout for something cute but not saccharine to spend their babysitting money on.

Happily for Jensen, that market is one of the few that are still bouncing along as if nothing too grim is happening in the outside world, so kudos to him for the focus.

Pictures via Style/

Thursday, 28 January 2010

I Want to...

drive to a destination unknown.
The place we try to force ourselves to dream about,
with clear skies & countless stars.
I want you to hold my hand the whole journey there.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Hi dearest fashionistas,
I am the sister line to Moschino that was launched in 1988 and ascribes to the main line's sense of fun and playfulness.

Designed by Rossella Jardini, my collection is about celebration of color, with an uplifting palette of greens, pinks, and yellows. Jardini is all about the details, so expect to find acrylic brooches, circle paillettes and cascading ruffles.

I'm sure you'll find yourself in love with me in an instance!

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

{The Best Extra Piece}

... is Hair Ornaments and Hats
From elegant berets to bunny ears to feathered and beaded headpieces.
This season is all about turning heads with sophisticated headwear!

Picture via Coco's Tea Party

Monday, 25 January 2010

DID Situation?

(read: Damsel in Distress Situation)

Are you currently amidst this situation?
or have been huddling in it for some time?
Waiting for your prince charming to save the day?
Maybe, just maybe that's unnecessary...

This "stolen" piece from I'm Writing, You're Reading could be quite an enlightment. I find it delighting... Maybe you would too...

Your inner landscape.
Imagine it like an actual physical landscape.

And feelings you have..
those are just clouds, little puffs of nothing.
Small solitary objects that aren't connected to their surroundings.
They just float.

See them and name them.
Fear. Frustration. Aversion. Uncertainty.

Don't wish them away.

Let them be
the small solitary unconnected floating puffs
of nothing
that they can be.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

7th Heaven

Words simply cannot do justice to the experience. The feeling you get when you see the smiles on the face of your family members. In my case, mom and dad, plus three younger sisters.

It's real joy.
It's indescribable.

"Nobody ever stays in a bad mood for too long in my family.
You're teased and taunted till you come out of it.
No mercy, only the strong survives."

Pictures via Smile

Saturday, 23 January 2010

# 5 Mins w/ Chloë Sevigny

Style icon, indie movie darling and (one of three) brand ambassador for Chloé's perfume. Chloë Sevigny is sexy as she is striking with qualities that perfectly embody a contemporary Chloé girl.

How would you define your style?
My style is such a mish mash of so many different influences, it's always difficult for me to define.

What is Chloé to you?
The Chloé woman is very young, free and warm-spirited, romantic and light. I've been collecting vintage Chloé pieces for years - there is something soft and very pretty, gorgeous and not too precious about them. Very pretty would be the exact adjective for Chloé. When I wear Chloé I feel very feminine, soft, very approachable and touchable. It is beautiful, detailed an it just makes you want to touch it.

What was your first Chloé item ever?
My first Chloé piece was a peach colored silk blouse from the 70's. I think I found it at a local charity shop. I wore that blouse everyday and I still have it just in case I ever get the urge again.

What do Chloë and Chloé have in common?
I think we are both a bit romantic with our heads in the clouds but still grounded and forward thinkers.

What do you like about the new Chloé fragrance?
The fragrance is very light and floral. It is a beautiful scent, almost edible. I keep smelling it and taking it in.

What makes a woman beautiful?
I think confidence and maturity make a woman beautiful. Not everyone has to look like they are on the cover of a magazine. But if you walk and act and dress with confidence and really are true to who you are, that shines through. I know girls who perhaps aren't the American ideal of beauty, but they "work it", for lack of a better world.

Friday, 22 January 2010

@ Caroline Trentini

Name Caroline Aparecida Trentini
Nationality Brazilian
DOB July 6th, 1987. Panambi, Rio Grade do Sul, Brazil
Current City NYC
Agencies Storm, Women
Friends Flavia de Oliviera, Natasha Poly, Katia Kokoreva

Caroline Trentini started her career at 15 years old. Originally from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Caroline and her doll like beauty has steadily worked with the top tastemakers in the industry. Fans are addicted to her regular turns in American Vogue with her lithe figure almost leaping off the page.

Italian and German descent, the blonde-haired, green-eyed beauty was discovered walking down a street in her hometown by an agent, the same one who scouted supermodel Gisele, and soon afterward she moved to São Paulo, the common destination for young Brazilian models.

Her breakthrough came when Marc Jacobs himself cast her in his Marc by Marc Jacobs ad campaign. Photographer Juergen Teller’s fresh advertisements brought out Caroline’s quirky charm.

In 2004 she was photographed topless by Steven Klein in a freezer, surrounded by meat for a Vogue US editorial. Although it turned out all right, she became a vegetarian. “[The photo shoot] was worth it but I was traumatized,” she said. Steven even sent her flowers and a card congratulating her on her professionalism.

Caroline’s trendy elfish looks and trademark freckles have helped her snag coveted runway spots at shows such as Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, L.A.M.B., Baby Phat, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana. She has appeared on the covers of magazines ELLE, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, among others.

The latest, she's featured in the May American Vogue editorial with boyfriend Victor Demarchelier; Demarchelier is a photographer and son of Patrick Demarchelier.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

You're invited to...

Fashion Weeks around the World
Calendar January 2010

08 .. 13 Fashion Rio F/W. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 .. 22 São Paulo Fashion Week. Sao Paulo, Brazil
17 .. 06 Milano Moda Showroom F/W. Milan, Italy
18 .. 21 Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
20 .. 23 Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week A/W. Berlin, Germany
20 .. 24 Milano Men's Wear (Moda Uomo) F/W. Milan, Italy
20 .. 23 Audi Joburg Fashion Week F/W 2010. Johannesburg, South Africa
21 .. 24 Modea Paris Men's Fashion F/W. Paris, France
25 .. 28 Modea Paris Haute Couture S/S. Paris, France
27 .. 31 Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 .. 31 Bangalore Fashion Week. Bangalore, India

So, mark your calender and pack your bags, girls.
As for me, I'm off for Hong Kong Fashion Week! Yippie.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


There I've said it.
What's really inside my head.
Now leave me alone.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Already Famous,

Play back to 2009 and round up:
These are the top looks for the spring collection.
Taking center stage at illustrious fashion houses are forward thinking designers reinvigorating the brands they've inherited.

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, 18 January 2010

Maison Hermes, Tokyo

Maison Hermès
Window Display Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Maison Hermès, Tokyo, by Renzo Piano is the corporate headquarters and retail store for Hermès Japan. The program includes offices, workshops, retail and exhibition spaces, multimedia areas and a roof garden. It is an elegant, glowing, rectangular form which has been carefully crafted from specially designed 45cm x 45cm glass blocks which give the impression of the building as a precious object containing equally precious objects.

Maison Hermès installation by Tokujin Yoshioka from Dezeen on Vimeo.
Tokujin Yoshioka designed Maison Hermès window display in Tokyo, which is on display from November 19 to January 19 2010. In case you have no time to hop to Tokyo, check out the video (follow the link).
What do you think of the amazing artwork?