blue suede shoes

I cannot and will not buy another thing [for now]. that's my new rule [for now]. fall's coming, new season, new reason to shop but instead i'm going to dig into my storage bins and make everything new again. I like to think of it as a  creative project.

take these blue suede shoes for instance, bought these at  my very first manolo blahnik sample sale for $100 on a lunch break during an internship at a fashion magazine 5 years ago. these shoes have history behind them [the time, the place-that crazy sample sale which I'll never step foot back into again]. long story short, there's no good reason why I've only worn them once. simply a fashion waste. i'm turning over a new leaf- how appropriate for the season, right?

[by the way please excuse the delayed post, fashion week beat me into a pulp.]

jacket zara. t-shirt h&m. shorts levi's. shoes manolo blahnik.

fashion your seat belts - S/S 2010 collections below

green on green recap

the green shows on green street closed fashion week debuting the spring 2010 collections of several eco-designers that didn't compromise on chic-ness. here's a recap of my favorite shows and the magic that took place backstage.

the dream team...
make-up: dex new york


i discovered these dieppa restrepo shoes backstage that i'm now in love with.

I couldn't help but sneak on some of the model's jade-colored priti nail polish. love the color and it's non-toxic.


green on green: mr. larkin

gloves: blank verse

shoes: tashkent by cheyenne

this lingerie-inspired number is absolutely perfect.

mr. larkin

green on green: study by tara st. james


study by tara st. james

green on green: house of organic

make-up: dex new york

house of organic

green on green: bahar shahpar

shoes: cri de coeur

loved the warrior-inspired headpieces.

my favorite look from the collection.

bahar shahpar


jewel by lisa jewel by lisa david tlale david tlale david tlale this year's arise promise of africa collective featured 4 local talents spanning from madagascar to nigeria. jewel by lisa erica raisina tiffany amber david tlale it's nice to see an ethnic influence in fashion that's authentic.

the sartorialust

i'm beyond excited that scott schuman aka the sartorialist has published his first book, it's an amazing compilation of his photography. it's like you can carry his blog in your bag now. he has this keen eye for capturing style in different places around the globe which makes him an exceptional talent, and also why I was honored to be apart of his book [it's the red dress image at the bottom of this page]. tons of followers, friends and fashion folk came out to the book signing at barney's new york. and the lovely garance dore [the woman to the left], is the french female version of scott. she's amazingly chic and so is her blog [she's my new girl crush]. it has a very personalized tone with adorable illustrations.

like these two, i appreciate all style, so i most certainly appreciate their inspirational work.

*the dress, i actually found at a thrift shop for $20! it was made for me the moment i tried it on. the upside and downside to buying things at thrift shops are that there's almost always just one piece. if you love it so much you want to buy a second- you're out of luck.


jeremy laing

my favorite collection. love that the clothes fall fluidly off the body.