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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Miu Miu is Shady

Just when I though I had kicked my sunglasses addiction, Miu Miu's fall 2011 collection had to go and do this to me...It just isn't fair!!! Jump on board and join the wait list. Kind of annoying, kind of snobby, but kind of worth it.

photos via StyleCaster

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Since you the readers have been a bit neglected (and starved) for the past couple of weeks, I've decided to feed you something unique and hearty, a street style photo courtesy of moi.

For my first go at the art of fashion photography, I picked a male subject truly in sync with his surroundings. Avery claims he gets asked to be snapped all the time. And why not, as he represents the epitome of fashion-forward Bucktown, Chicago and exudes what I love most about humid spring afternoons in the outskirts of the Windy City: casual, cool, cutoff bliss.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rosie's Look for Less

Rosie Huntington-Whitely with Jason Statham
photo via Knight Cat
Lately, fellow fashion bloggers have been crushing hard on Victoria's Secret beauty, Rosie Huntington-Whitely. I can see why; she effortlessly captures that no-frills, refined bohemian look Kate Bosworth also lives by.

However, some of us can't afford that Alexander Wang hobo she's sporting in the photo above, so let's see how we can achieve the day look for less. I plan on trying to pull off the ensemble while strolling through Bucktown, my favorite part of Chicago, in a couple of weeks.

Outfit total: $330

Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer in Mexico

Cinco de Mayo has come and gone, but Mexican embroidery and lace are here to stay.

Aussie designer/swimwear maven, Nicky Zimmermann astonishingly delivered 1970's Mexico Riviera resort wear with pin-up swimsuits, smocked dresses, and buttonless sheaths in crisp linens, soft florals, and stark whites during Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) last week.

"I had this idea of idyllic summers and the feeling of long warm days," says Zimmermann of her latest collection.

Fresh and breathable, each piece indefinitely captured what it was supposed to; the true heyday of Acapulco's stylish white-sand beaches! Buy Zimmerman here.

photos via Harper's Bazaar Australia

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fashion Inspiration: Game of Thrones

Playing a timid, angelic creature yearning to return home to recapture her rightful throne, actress Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) explains her character to the editors at Nylon magazine this month. "She starts off as this very submissive, exiled princess, then by the end she's kicking ass," says the London-born, 23-year-old.

photos via fanpop.com
In addition to erotically wooing her savage husband, the chieftain of the Dothraki, she starts to exert control over the army she has been forced to marry into. "Dany" also dresses in the shadow of a goddess, floating about in sheer Greek-turned-tribal sheaths, gladiator sandals, and earthy garments that cohesively clash with her weathered, wavy coif of pale blonde hair.

Clarke's character is truly a female to live and dress by this spring and summer?

The Designer
Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 RTW
photos via style.com
The Dress
photo via ly.st
The Shoe

The Accessory