Thursday, July 10, 2008

A horse of another color

My summer has been so depressing fashionwise. I have a full-time job babysitting, and even the most impassioned fashionista would have trouble rationalizing a well-conceived outfit to cart two preschoolers around to parks, swimming lessons and gymnastics all day. Still, I did manage to sneak off to the horse races with friends on Sunday in this.

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Beret: shop in San Francisco
Shades: Forever21
Blazer: thrifted
Brooch on blazer: Forever21
Striped tee: Gap
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: thrifted
Platforms: Steve Madden
Vintage frame bag: Antique store

I am a bit obsessed with the shoes. I bought them on sale at Steve Madden. I was a bit on the fence about them until I realized that the black leather combined with the brown heel means that I can comfortably pair them with both black and brown.

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They initially caught my eye because they seem to channel these Chloe lovelies, which I adore.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

A mini adventure in Asian Vogues

Sometimes it is fun to visit fashion websites or blogs in languages you cannot read, and simply click on things until you find pictures you like. Such was the case today as I wandered through the sites of Vogue Nippon (Japan,) Vogue Taiwan and Vogue India (though the Vogue India site is actually in English.)

Many features actually cross over internationally - trend reports and celebrity fashion features, for instance. But I did manage to find some street style stars on the Taiwan and Japan editions.

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...But I got most excited upon my discovery of an Indian designer I had never heard of named Rohit Bal, who apparently is rather well-known internationally and I just may be the last gushy fashion fiend to hear about him. His latest fashion show in New Dehli was so delightfully wacky. He mught actually be my hero. The metallic gowns are made of actual metal - an interweaving of eight types of metal including copper and - get this - gun metal. Gun metal. As in, there exists in life the opportunity to wear a dress that enjoyed a former life as a freaking weapon. I want to, like, walk my dog in it.

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Fierce.