November 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I love Céline. I am no whore for the minimalist aesthetic, but their clean, modern, and impossibly chic pieces make me want to commit sartorial adultery against my beloved prints.
Every season, Céline brings it in the clothes and accessories department. But for Spring 2013, the brand’s typically flawless showing was sullied by some unforgivably jank footwear:
November 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Since he took over Kim Kardashian‘s wardrobe, I have been an open critic of Kanye West‘s decidedly monochromatic styling. I’ve left no due amount of shade uncast. As a self-described whore for prints and vibrant colour, I was disappointed to see my beloved Kim walking around in such unimaginative, moody ‘fits. Black on black. White on white. Black on white. Gray. It seems the only colors she really wears these days are army green and sometimes (rarely) a dash of red or oxblood.
I recently started a new job, and now that I actually have to go into an office every day, I realized that I don’t really have a lot of work-appropriate attire– at least, not for the fall/winter season. I’ve started to do a little post-Sandy online work wardrobe shopping, and some of the things I’ve been drawn to have been surprising me. Here are a few things I either purchased today, or plan to purchase in the near future: « Read the rest of this entry »
October 19, 2012 § Leave a Comment
You know, some people just don’t deserve the designer gear they get to wear. Take for example, The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Marlo Hampton. Her ratchet behavior is enough to make me want to rip her Charlotte Olympia island platforms right off her undeserving feet. Rita Ora has joined this list. The ‘R.I.P’ songstress was clueless enough to hit ‘send’ on this tweet at last night’s Bergdorf Goodman 111th anniversary celebration:
EAUX. I didn’t know Emilio Pucci was alive??
October 15, 2012 § 1 Comment
Do I need another pair of black suede spiked pumps? Considering I spent $200 on a pair of Sam Edelman Lorissa Pumps, the answer is actually no. But I was browsing Nasty Gal today and saw these beauts:
October 12, 2012 § 1 Comment
I hate Moda’Operandi. And by hate, of course, I mean love. They keep sending me little credits so my broke ass can get my tiny little hands on those designer duds I wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. I have a $100 credit in my account, and don’t know what to do with it. Today, jewelry designer Tom Binns‘ Spring 2013 offerings went live on the designer trunkshow site. Now, the thing about Tom Binns is, a lot of his jewelry just gets knocked off, and honestly, I can’t justify paying $600 for some Swarovski crystal and resin earrings H&M will promptly resell in plastic. Just… girl, just no. But today, I was browsing through and spied these puppies:
These are just simple enough to go with anything, and interesting enough to not look basic. Ya’ll know I love my tough girl details, and these 24-karat gold plated studs are pretty badass if you ask me.
They’re $115. Should I use my credit now (it expires Dec 31st), or should I wait?
EDIT: Clearly I don’t know how to read, and I can’t even use my credit because the minimum is $150. Um… still, should I use my own hard-earned money for these?
September 27, 2012 § Leave a Comment
By now, you all know I am completely obsessed with Mary Katrantzou, and every piece she creates that I cannot afford on my writer’s non-salary. Today, as I was browsing through Shopstyle, I came upon this t-shirt featuring a print from her lauded Fall 2012 collection:
Uh, did I mention it’s ONLY $78?? Now, that might seem like a lot for a t-shirt, but considering most of her tees will set you back about $400, this ain’t looking so bad. The top was actually made for a charity collaboration with Matches.com. Proceeds will go to The Dispossessed Fund, to help London fight poverty.
What do you think? Should I buy it? It’s for a good cause!
September 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Oh my goodness, ya’ll. So, I was assigned to sit front row at Reem Acra, since I was covering for Fashionista. My ticket was under the executive editor’s name, since she’s the point of contact. I got in, gave the lady at the desk my name, and I guess she knew this little black girl wasn’t named Chernikoff, because this chick immediately said “This ticket isn’t transferable, I’ll give you standing.” STANDING ROOM?
The shade of it all!
Anyway, I stormed in, took my dear friend Jessica Andrews‘ advice, had the people at the door scan the barcode for my *rightful* seat, and sat my big booty in the front row where I BELONGED. Anyway, I didn’t realize until after the show that I was sitting next to Fran Drescher, so there goes an interview ($$ that could have been in my pocket). I was, however, sitting a seat away from Robert Verdi, who actually knows my cousin. I mentioned it to him and he got excited. Small world! Maybe we can be BFFs??? (please Robert?) Anyhow, here’s a look at the final (gorgeous) walk for Reem Acra! I’m off to bed!