coat to the light where it’s worn translucent in places
you’d see spots where
almost every night of the year bear had been mending suspending that baseness
― joanna newsom
obsessed with this photo. loving the futuristic tribal.
chanel. resort 2014. LOVE the mix of romance with a bit of badass.
photo by adrian thoo
attended the guess by Marciano holiday 2013 press preview last night and fell in love with the detail work on the jackets (especially men’s), the patterned jeans and pants, and the easy, simple tees (especially men’s). I’m always drawn more toward menswear but this collection especially drew me in. it’s classic, rugged, masculine energy. dark colors. what else can I ask for?
last week. first full week of official life in nyc. grand street. around 5pm. she was a beautiful bride walking down in her tea-cup length wedding dress, holding this stunning bouquet of colors. her lips matched the color of the roses, and a photographer walked next to her in all black.
julian koster (of neutral milk hotel and the music tapes) telling a story about his great grandfather and his most vivid memory #vscocam (at Erikson Clock)
“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Perhaps I was a flapper in another life, and perhaps I drank champagne on Tuesday afternoons and whirled on dance floors in my lace dresses and sequined pumps. Perhaps.
Perhaps everyone is talking of the film and of the era, of the fashion and of the decadence. Perhaps you hear of it on nearly every blog you read and almost every conversation you pass by. And perhaps it appears here as well, but there is simply something so inherently magnetic and enchanting about the story that I cannot bring myself to not post about The Great Gatsby. The book is, by far, my most beloved read.
The fashions are, undoubtedly, captivating. Putting aside the question of accuracy, Prada, Miu Miu, Brooks Brothers, and Tiffany & Co. really outdid themselves here. (Always leave it to Prada to bring me to a halt.) More importantly, other retailers—including my fave Warby Parker—have created impeccable collections of limited-edition lines and products inspired by the era. This leaves us, then, to trust that these designs, and this era, will forever seduce, forever inspire, and forever intrigue us. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past…
Words can’t describe how much I wish I could attend the 2013 Met Gala in NYC, especially because this year, the theme is right up my alley: PUNK: From Chaos to Couture. How perfect is that? To get me in the mood for this event (even if I have to live it out vicariously through photographs and instagrams), I’m uploading a recent fave editorial from Fashion Gone Rogue. The editorial is by one of my favorite photographers, Gianluca Santoro and the model is the stunning Natasha Ramachandran. Beautiful styling and makeup, accentuated by rock ‘n roll hair and coupled with a balance of hard and soft accessories, make this an editorial to remember. After all, black is the new black.