Saturday, June 30

where the wild things are

Mulberry always has the most amazing lookbooks! For their Fall/Winter 2012 Campaign, they sent out young Lindsey Wixon into the wild forest, and apparently she ran into some furry monsters. I don't know who came up with the campaign idea, but you have to admit, it's pretty much a Where the Wild Things Are homage. I definitely love it though, and expect to see a ton of these in the September issues.

Song of the Day: "All Is Love" by Karen O and the Kids

Friday, June 29

Superga X House of Holland

Another awesome collaboration to report on! I don't know if you've heard about this one yet, it's a collab that's been around for a while and I keep forgetting to post about it. Henry Holland, the mastermind behind those kitschy t-shirt slogans and suspender tights you see everywhere, has teamed up with UK sneaker brand Superga for a limited edition line of sneakers. All the sneakers are oh-so-Holland, a ton of fun prints that identify with House of Holland. Oh, and if you're thinking "Superga, where have I heard that before?!" Remember a while ago Alexa Chung had a select pick at Superga and modeled for the brand. Anyways, the sneakers all range from $95-$115 and are available on the UK website, NOT the US Superga website!

Here's the link to the line, with US currency!

Song of the Day: "This House Is A Circus" by Arctic Monkeys

Wednesday, June 27

cold toes on the cold floor

One of my favorite trends out there, that I've definitely been indulging in, are collar tip shirts. I think this is the new wave of tipping. I keep seeing more and more toe capped shoes, and as you can see, it's really not just me. All these brands have come out with it, in one form or another, and I've been seeing Sam Edelman and Jeffrey Campbell starting to make copy cats. And you know, when Jeffrey Campbell makes a copy of it, you're doing something right. Or wrong? Right?

Song of the Day: "Cold Toes on the Cold Floor" by Cold War Kids

Monday, June 25

Muse Monday: Sofia Coppola

The New Chic

This week's Muse is amazing writer/director Sofia Coppola. Coppola is a part of a pretty amazing family tree: father Francis Ford Coppola, brother Roman Coppola and cousins Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman. She interned at Chanel when she was 15, and started a clothing line, but her fashion career took a backseat to her writing and directing. Coppola is behind the films Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette and the Virgin Suicides. She has also directed music videos by the White Stripes, Air and the Flaming Lips. Remember she also directed the Marni for H&M video? She was also married to Spike Jonze and is currently married to Thomas Mars, the frontman of one of my favorite bands Phoenix. If Coppola is Phoenix's Muse, she can certainly be ours for the week.

Song of the Day: "Girlfriend" by Phoenix

Sunday, June 24

red, green and brown, brown, brown, brown and blue, yellow, violets, reds

So I kind of had to do a full on color street style post. As you all know, it's officially summer, and colors always dominate. I will always love mixing prints and clashing colors, like colored snakeskin, leopard with floral, all of it. You have to admit there's something rebellious about it. Or, you can just pair prints with blacks or whites, for a basic color look, but c'mon. Don't do that.

Song of the Day: "Colours" by Grouplove

Friday, June 22

there is no one on earth i'm afraid of

Alright, so I know I've been seriously lacking in posts this week and I just gotta say, it happens to everyone. We just kind of stray off from our normal path and other things pre-occupy our minds, but I think/hope I'm back on track, so stay tuned for many more posts. These are just some pictures from the past week including another hotel on Main St. in Downtown, a closer look on a collar tip, some cool Occupy art in Echo Park, an insane alligator bracelet I just bought, a Shakespeare book that will be the focus of my next DIY project and some Cha Cha Cover nails. I bought several and will be posting them in the weeks to come. I really love these nail decals, just ridiculously cool and easy to apply. By far, the most difficult to apply have been the Topshop brand, I'm sad to say. They were such a pain in the ass to apply and only lasted about 3-4 days. These are super easy to put on, like those temporary tattoos, just add water and apply. I'll be posting more of the nail covers in the following weeks. Oh, and they just got in Morrissey decals. Yeah. MORRISSEY decals!!!

Song of the Day: "Irish Blood, English Heart" by Morrissey

Wednesday, June 20

say can you see

I'm pretty sure this is going to be my last "Americana" post, but I walked into Target a few days ago and saw these pretty little things hanging there. Now I know I said I probably wasn't going to buy any more American themed shit because the trend is starting to look a little old, but you shouldn't pass up an opportunity to try a trend on the cheap. These shorts cost a mere $ 17.99. That's cheap. Filthy, dirty cheap. I already bought the shorts on the bottom and they look pretty killer with a slouchy band tee. Go. Buy. Now.

Song of the Day: "National Anthem" by Lana Del Rey

Monday, June 18

Muse Monday: Zoe Kravitz

Soft grunge look.

A couple years back I was spending a decent amount of time surfing and browsing a ton of different fashion blogs. Picture after picture, layout after layout, I was just spending an afternoon looking at what became nonsense. Then, I believe at Who What Wear (I may be wrong), I saw a picture of a young 16 year old Zoe Kravitz and an entire article dedicated to the young fashion muse. I was absolutely shocked. 16, and her look, which I will try very hard to describe, was effortlessly flawless. Round Lennon sunglasses (before anyone was wearing them), a slouchy grunge-esque cardigan, chunky platforms and a flowing dress. I mean, the outfit doesn't sound that amazing, but please take my word for it. Since then, I've enjoyed seeing her go from fashion blog darling to a full-blown actress. Not to mention, Kravitz is the daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, so she's already born into the rocker lifestyle. She has appeared in campaigns for Alexander Wang and Vera Wang and has been in countless magazines all over the world including Elle and Nylon. Zoe Kravitz is rock royalty and this week's Muse.

Song of the Day: "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz

Sunday, June 17

men's needs apply to me


Some menswear street style for the week. I think everyone loves a dapper dude, and men can look very stylish. I love how the first picture has a "dapper off duty" look while the next two are ultra casual and the two after that are very suited up. I just had to point that out in case you didn't see what I did there.

Song of the Day: "Men's Needs" by the Cribs

Saturday, June 16

Look Book: UNIF "Poison Ivy"

My favorite brand UNIF has a new look book for this Summer called "Poison Ivy." Aptly named after the 90s film starring Drew Barrymore in which a psychotic blonde be-friends the new girl brunette and tries to become a part of the family. In a weird, twisted way of course. Anyways, long story short, the new look book features UNIF favorites like their classic sleeveless t's, motorcycle jackets, and always some amazing dresses. I've had my eyes on that harness dress and the second it's available on Karmaloop it's mine! The 90s are still full force this summer and UNIF is definitely paying their homage to the trend.

For the rest of the look book and a little more on the title click HERE.

Song of the Day: "Poison Ivy" by the Von Bondies

Friday, June 15

do a dollop of daisy

Dolce Vita dress; Karlie Kloss in Free People; Motel blouse; Forever 21 bustier; Topshop shorts; Gaia head piece 

So a new trend I've been seeing lately, which stays with the 90s trend, is daisy print. It's this season's take on the never ending floral trend, and I've been really loving it. Sometimes it can be prim and proper, or it can be kitschy and even grunge-y. Not to mention Karlie Kloss was photographed in Free People's Daisy Dress, and anything Karlie Kloss wears matters. 

Song of the Day: "Daisy" by Switchfoot