Outfit: terrible angels

Something I put together during a CocoRosie binge. It crystallizes my ideas of new cult items and it will hopefully help me stay away from boring items this season.

It seems I’m dropping layers in favor of folds, pleats and lacing. About time, since I’d been at layering for two years. I was more than sick of the bulk it involved – and the endless despair over texture, length balance, amount of irony and contrast, and of random people comparing me to the lookbook.nu crowd. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just not my aesthetic. In fantasy land, I’d wear nothing but Malene Birger and Ann Demeulemeester for the next three months.

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Yigal Azrouël SS10

I love Yigal Azrouël’s layered tops. I don’t feel much for jewelry this spring, there were too many scarves to wear lately. No, I want paper-thin layered tops and heavy trousers or skirts. Bare neck, loose sleeves or none, and any embellishments from the cut itself, nothing added. I suppose it’s a bit like having my head in the clouds and my feet firmly on the ground.

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Arialiis by Samantha Liistro

Recent Parsons grad Samantha Liistro’s first lineup consists of 11 body-conscious looks that are simply to die for. Case in point:

And yes, that IS python.

Unfortunately, it’s not stocked anywhere yet, so we must keep our eyes open in the following months.

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Calla Haynes Update: Stockists

As I received many emails asking about stockists for Calla Haynes, I did a bit of looking around and came up with this list:

FRANCE
Maria Luisa
7 rue Rouget de l’Isle
75001, Paris

USA
Debut
298 Mulberry Street
New York, New York

CANADA
The St. Regis Room
176 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Lara Bohinc (can do no wrong)

You would say: It is horrible to be so happy

Sprawled in a bed all marzipan all Hong Kong

Zealous in the opposite of Zen containment.

See, I long for everything even when you tell me

Every thing dies. Every thing is. And you young lady

Need to learn how to sit still and just be.

No way mister. I will be sticky and wet.

I will touch every precious object –

Leave sweet fingerprints of purpose in well lit places.

(“Lust Against Detachment”, Frankie Drayus)

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Wear Lara Bohinc design with a glass of champagne.

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(Jimmy) CHOO 24:7

Darlings, have you all heard about CHOO 24:7? It rhymes with the concept of this blog so perfectly, I had to tell you about it. Here’s what arrived in my inbox yesterday:

CHOO 24:7 is the ‘perfect shoe wardrobe’ with updated versions of Tamara
Mellon’s favourite styles in a variety of colours, materials and heel
heights. Taking the Jimmy Choo woman from day to evening, 7 days a week,
this is the definitive assortment of iconic Jimmy Choo shapes: The ‘Icons’,
the ‘Perfect Platforms’, the ‘Perfect Pointy-toe Pump’, the ‘Perfect
Round-toe Pump’, the ‘Perfect Flat’, the ‘Perfect Wedge’ and the ‘Perfect
Evening’.

In other words, perennial favourites all together and ready for the picking alongside the SS10 collection! This smacks of perfection. Go to the website for an exclusive video and start planning your wardrobe to accommodate at least a pair.

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Outfit: Silver Spoon

Isn’t that Cornelia chain mini dress gorgeous? An outfit in which to conquer the world discreetly and then ignore it.

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