Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Outfit Shot

big bow headband: UO
dress: Kimchi Blue
black patent leather kitten heel shoes: vintage
bag: Il Bisonte (I may or may not have taken it from my mom...)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Run Down

After the successful launch of the Grit Magazine, they now have an exclusive blog, which will be updated twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday. For the launch they interviewed the fantastic photography duo Reed+Rader from Brooklyn, who've already been featured in several blogs and websites for their ground breaking Gif animated fashion stories. For the Grit's Acid Rain issue they shot with the one and only Max Rogers (Italian Vogue cover and D&G campaign boy). Visit their blog now and learn more about their exciting features.

USA Network is expanding the scope of its CHARACTER APPROVED multimedia brand campaign with the digital launch of the new CHARACTER APPROVED BLOG, which will celebrate the people, places and ideas that are making a mark on the American cultural landscape. Inspired by USA’s Characters Welcome brand and building on the success of the second annual Character Approved Awards held in February, the blog initiative is dedicated to identifying the trailblazers, innovations and ideas that are deserving of the USA Network “character seal of approval.” Ten leading writers in Art, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Film/TV, Food, Music, Social Good/Giving, Technology and Writing will contribute weekly Character Approved updates that will create a unique digital platform through which people can learn, share and voice their opinions 24/7, 365 days per year about the latest and greatest in cultural trends. The site can be accessed here and will be syndicated to third parties via RSS feeds, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Mode Republic is a site with ongoing contests and 1st place gets $100, 2nd place gets $50 and 3rd place gets $30. They also select 3 people to be trendsetters every month. The trendsetter would be recognized as a trendsetter on our site and receive a personalized trendsetter badge, as well as receive $30 gift certificate from our members' online store of your choice. Submit your looks and maybe you will the next contest winner or trendsetter!

Ellen Himic is definitely a fresh face in the industry, just launching her second season, she has already begun to develop an aesthetic that is completely unique and clearly associated with her personal style as both a designer and a brand. Heavily influenced by historic architecture, antique sculpture and symbolic objects, Himic's collection is incredibly detailed in a way that you don't normally see with today's jewelry. She is definitely bridging the gap between contemporary and fine jewelry, using a select mix of semi-precious and precious stones set in a variety of metals to complete her handcrafted works of art.

A BATHING APE is launching a SANRIO BABY MILO STORE here at BAPE STORE NEW YORK on August 28, 2010. SANRIO celebrates their 50th anniversary in August 2010 - and SANRIO and A BATHING APE have collaborated on a full collection of clothing, shoes, and accessories featuring Sanrio's popular characters - Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Patty & Jimmy, and of course, A BATHING APE's own BABY MILO. This is the very first time they are releasing SANRIO collaboration items in the USA… so don't miss out!

This photo features Brie Larson in Lu Flux at Scott Pilgrim VS. The World European Premiere. Lu Flux will be exhibiting in Estethica at Somerset House as part of London Fashion Week from 17th - 21st September 2010.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Colenimo designer, Aya Nakagawa, doesn't just create a beautiful collection after a beautiful collection. Each of her lines tend to epitomize the aesthetic I aim for each season. Inspired by the 1930's actress, singer, and dancer, most recognized for her role in the musical 42nd street, Ruby Keeler, Aya Nakagawa undoubtedly produced a breath taking Autumn/Winter collection called "A Quarter to Nine". The meticulously constructed garments, which include tailored overcoats, cardigans, knitted leggings and caped dresses, incorporate traditional luxurious materials including vintage Italian suiting fabric, Shetland wool, cashmere angora and hand crocheting. There is a vintage and elegant feel to this collection and lets be honest, class never goes out of style.
Single Busby Cardigan & Patchwork Flare Skirt
Front Bib Dress Coat
Ruby's Blouse / Ruby's Dress
Ruby's Dress
Crochet A-Line Overcoat, Ruby's Single Cardigan & Knitted Leggings
Double Breasted Jacket & Knitted Leggings / Double Long Busby Cardigan & Sailor Trousers
Photographer: Mitsuaki Murata
Make-up Artist: Natsumi Watanabe
Hair Artist: Maki Tanaka

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Wow, did I miss this. As the aforementioned post stated, i've been away at camp for the past eight weeks, and boy does it feel good to be writing on my blog again. Most people at camp talk about how much they miss the comfort of their own home I, however, was iching to get my blog up and rolling again. As it turns out, there was less time than I initially anticipated to post while I was away. That being said, I do have a lot of new ideas and projects that I can't wait to get started on! Before that can happen, I want to apologize for my delayed response to all of the emails I received within these past 2 months. I am making my way through my inbox, and promise to get back to all of you as soon as I can. Well, in any event, it's going to be a good year with tons of exciting things to look forward to; I can't wait to share them all with you! And don't forget, just like Audrey Hepburn said, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE."