Monday, May 20, 2013

words of thought

"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be"

when do you trust in the fairytale or learn to let it go?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pre-Fall: Balmain

My favorite fashion seasons are always the 'in betweens'.  Resort, pre-fall, etc.  First up for my pre-fall series, is Balmain.  Balmain traded in its Christopher Decarnin with Olivier Rousteing, and with that, began to redefine the fashion house who brought football style padded shoulder blazers to the masses, but then got sidetracked with----only that. 

To start, Rousteing went less Las Vegas and more  czarist Russia, less scruff and more glam.   Blazers and bombers came in men's proportions, and he showed loose pajama pants in quilted silk or dévoré velvet.  While taking the Balmain silhouette in new directions with an oversized and self-defined 'comfy' look,  the overall collection still felt rich and classic---lots of wearable inspiration for fall.  

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Sunday, June 17, 2012


 I apologize. I am bad. I am THE worst blogger.  I was at a work conference last week and two girls, who I presumably work with, were whispering and doing that shifty eyes thing in my direction.  Note, if you are going to be discreet when you talk about something turn around, inform your friend 'don't look now, but..' and proceed to gossip.  Jeeze, don't people learn anything from teen movies these days?  Anyway, the point is, I walked over there, smiled and then made them talk to me, at which point I got the question "don't you have a famous fashion blog or something?".  Flattered, but horrified, I said no, I neglect this blog worse than a mother from Toddlers & Tiaras neglects their spray tan gettin', go-go juice drinkin', fake teeth wearin', corset wearin' 3 year old.  Sad.  I love you blog, I'm sorry.  That being said, I just haven't been inspired.  By things.  I have been travelling here and there and everywhere, trying to find inspiration. Lately I have been inspired by Australia and Italy--Bondi and the Amalfi Coast to be exact, but that's for another post.  But here guys, here is a post that I feel is worthwhile.  SUPERHERO POP CULTURE ZOU ZOU ZING! I just went home to visit my parents, which meant a stop at my all time favorite Wisconsin store--Savers.  Yes you heard right--the BEST clothing store in Wisconsin is the midwest (or..?) version of Goodwill.  I have purchased from Savers---get ready, a mid century mixed wood/steel perfume tray, costume nationale combat boots, a vintage PUCCI jumpsuit (yes, kids. PUCCI), loads of vintage wrap dresses, and now this.  So I picked this up and had this moment where I couldn't decided if I loved or was disgusted by this. That is how I usually know, it is actually fabulous.  Yes, I get that I run the risk of looking like Carmen Miranda visiting the set of Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  Yes, I get it, but I folks, see another vision.  Phillip Lim and Balenciaga and their tribute to the comic book.  There's also this whole prints thing going on now that is not going away, so I say, this mixes both.  So behold my dress.  It was $2.99 and may be losing those 90s sleeves, but you will see this adorn my Olive Oyl-esqe (I can wish) body this summer.  

Balenciaga f/w 2012 

Elin Kling in Phillip Lim f/w 2012's Kapow sweater

winterliketheseason find $2.99 from Savers.