Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

V IS ESPECIALLY CREEPY

I been staring at the newly released special edition covers of V magazine for about thirty minutes before it occurred to me how dire it was I reposted and commented on them. Honestly, one of the best shoots Ive seen in ages, these photos moved me in my favorite way. At first, I saw them posted incomplete and felt somewhat confused by three exquisite headshots alongside one stark pentagrammed frontal image but now, as I take them in in their entirety, I am blown away. There is something so perfectly creepy to nearly every one of them - bloody steak chestplate, noose neck cincher, crocodile necktie, and - the subtlest of all - raw meat earring. I am blown away. Not to mention, there are images amongst them that do not feature these accessories and that is to the credit of the stylist, for if every girl were adorned in such a way, the magic of that touch would be gone. They are all, however, in full Virginal Sacrifice mode, regardless of whether or not they are adorned with fresh flowers of fresh meat and witchcraft. That being said, these are amazing:










My top choices would have to be Ranya, Hanne, and Valentina.
Files from Coute Que Coute

Thursday, August 20, 2009

THIS IS WHERE ALEXANDER WANG LIVES



Could it be more beautiful? Im enamored with the curtain behind the couch, for one, but also the office! Bookshelves are an obsession of mine but his could not be both more amazing as a full wall-unit but also the three rows of uniform books and then the smaller items and artifacts on the bottom half dissolve the whole thing so aesthetically well. Its common knowledge that he is one of my favorite designers - I certainly am almost always wearing at least one or two pieces of his at any given moment - but to see how beautiful his home is, I appreciate, because I like things organized and it wouldve broken my heart were he living in a hipster den.

P.S. Everyone please bear with me about my exceeded bandwidth for the moment.
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OAK MEETS HABANA


Miss our earlier events? Now you have another chance to make it to one of Oak's famous events!
This time celebrating A.OK's collaboration with one of my favorites, Chris Habana - See you there.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

WHO KNEW ANGELA PHAM COULD TAKE PHOTOS

Angela and I have been long-time Facebook friends and recently became acquaintances and then co-workers and now friends. There are plenty of lovely things to say about her but the point is, it never occurred to me that maybe she was a pretty good photographer. But last night she posted photos of her recent haitus back to Los Angeles online and I, for one, really enjoy them. They arent trying too hard and they acheive an aesthetic honesty in that, especially in an age where anyone can be a photographer these feel refreshing. No crazy effects, not too much asked of the viewer as far as metaphorical whatever, just satisfying, straight-forward images. So, I picked my favorites:

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All photos by Angela Pham

CLASS PHOTOS

Ive been compiling these for months - my favorite group shots from across the board:







Photos sourced from all over
Vanity Fair, Opening Ceremony, Givenchy, Vogue, Rad Hourtani, Etc.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

OAK GOES GALLERY

In accordance with the Second Friday Gallery Crawl of the Williamsburg Art Association:Photobucket

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WHITE PATCHOULI

After nearly an hour in Bloomingdale's, I have made the executive decision that this is what I want to smell like:

Thank You, Mr. Ford

Monday, August 10, 2009

VINTAGE ADORNED

Mine is the beginnings of what, I hope, will someday be a phenomenal vintage jewelry collection. I have intricate pieces from all over the world, some I bought myself, some were eBay wins, some were gifts from my family and friends in their travels (mostly my parents), etc. But Im a pretty rational dresser so there are only a select few that I wear regularly, the newest of which I found downtown at The Reformation. It is a completely unique silver U-shaped base with tiny silver drops attached all over the bottom, creating a subtle texture, attached to black yarn. I love it. But when I stumbled upon Tribal Export's eBay store, I fell in love with nearly every piece they had to offer. Not only do they offer vintage gems of every kind, in beautiful condition, but the prices are rather reasonable if youre dedicated to building a really special collection (For a few bucks here and there, Ive attained some decent items but the more Im willing to spend the better the piece I can make my own and I always get moe use out of something a little nicer even if its a little more.) Anyway, Im sure Ill be doing some more shopping soon enough but, for the time being, I purchased:
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

EARLY FAVORITE FOR SPRING 2010

Carin Wester S/S 2010

I hate to say it, but its probably a bit obvious at this point how similar Wester's collection is to my F/W 2009 favorites from Kimberly Ovitz. They share the perfect color palate of black and nude with just the subtlest neutral-based additional hues. Cant get over the way some designers make entire collections that restrict and narrow their customer base so dramatically while these two geniuses have clearly crafted garments that, while beautiful and drapey on runway models, leave room for T&A. Literally. I would and could wear every single thing pictured above. Including the white suit. Beautiful work.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

OAK AND OAK BLACK LABEL FOR FALL

On Thursday night I had the distinct pleasure of previewing the Fall 2009 Oak and Oak Black Label pieces from, well, where else, Oak, and they do not disappoint! As usual, there are the phenomenal jeans and tees but the designers over in Greenpoint now welcome beautifuly modern and classic pieces like the square collar melton-wool coat – for both guys and girls – streamlined croc-leggings, pieced leather denim pants and more. Personally, I cannot wait for the cropped sweaters and pleated sweatpants. That is all I will be wearing this cold season, thankyouverymuch. Here is just a nice display of whats to come, to give a rounded idea at best:

Oak Black
Black Combo Bike Short // Black Combo Leggings // Elastic Bandeau Skirt

Oak Womens
Double Pleat Sweat Pant // Cropped Wide Sweater // Layered Square Overcoat

Oak Mens
Plaid Quilted Flannel // Striped Sweater //Sleeveless Combo Shirt

Pre-Order Now at Oak Online

Thursday, August 6, 2009

OAK FALL PREVIEW TONIGHT

If youre in Manhattan tonight, please be sure to stop by the Bond Street Oak (28 Bond between Bowery and Lafayette) for a sneak preview of the Oak and Oak Black Fall Collections. Ive seen some Lookbook images and, as usual, we never disappoint. Classic black and white, elegant but casual silhouettes, its Oak at its very best!

With sharp silhouettes and dark shapes, the pieces play with industrial textures, tailored lines, clean layers and washed leathers. be first in line for the square collar melton-wool coat – for both guys and girls – streamlined croc-leggings, pieced leather denim pants and more.

Also launching this evening, oak black label: limited edition versions of our favorite oak styles, in leather, fur and cashmere. these pieces are made to order and available at this event only.
I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on some of the goods!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLD SHOULDERS

This is perfection: how to wear cut-offs and how to wear strong shoulders and how to wear the middle part. (Just wish I could see what shoes shes wearing!) I tried to emulate it with todays outfit, wearing black vintage Levi cut-offs and Alexander Wang's gray long sleeve pocket T, but I just ended up being overheated and putting my hair up. At least I tried, right? For Fall Im going to need to invest in a top like this, though.


Sourced from Because Im Addicted

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