Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Goodbye ACK, Hello FML

One word:


I wish I could write that it's destroying my summer, but I haven't even had a summer yet. What's a girl to do but find some killer wellies, a cute trench coat and a much needed umbrella? All black of course. I'm mourning the death of the sun.

My pics:

Jimmy Choo for Hunter
Alligator Rubber Wellington boot

Hunter may be a little too much of a WASP cliche for me. But bringing Jimmy Choo on board is pure genius. Subtle, understated, and very fitting. After all, alligators love water.

Burberry Rain Coat--Classic. Easy. Check.

Add black umbrella of your choice.

All images and items available from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mid-summer in the Park

The other day I checked out the Roxy Paine installation on the top of the MET. It was awesome. The sculpture was customized to the space and created a very surreal environment.

The top of the MET with the UES in the background.

Interesting collar for a dress

The MET is becoming one of my favorite places to see interestingly dressed people. I feel strange approaching strangers for pictures, but look back in a few weeks for when I've worked myself up to it...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson's Fashion Legacy

I can't remember if the deluge of fedoras in the city occurred before MJ's death. They're everywhere now and I'm going nuts trying to remember if I noticed so many a few weeks ago. Interesting sartorial coincidence if the trend was going on before. Perhaps now the trend will get even stronger?

One predicition I have though, is that gloves will be in style starting this fall. I thought this was going to happen before MJ died, but now I'm even more certain. Rihanna and others have been seen wearing a single white glove as a tribute to MJ. As far as I know, the only time that a girl dons gloves (besides winter) is for her deb ball. But I think gloves are going to be making a comeback like they haven't seen since the time of my (great?) grandparents.

Walking around Union Square the other day, I noticed a Juicy Couture (BTW--gross-- I am not approving of the brand even though I'm mentioning it) window display. It featured mannequins wearing debutant-length gloves in bright colors. They were kind of cool. I'd never wear them, but it gave me hope that other designers might be group-thinking the same thing as me. I've read in at least one other blog that people want gloves and other formal accesories of bygone eras to come back into fashion. Hopefully MJ will be the final pebble falling to precipitate an avalanche of beautiful gloves.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Swim Cute

Subtle. Simple. Love the hardware.