Saturday, April 2, 2011



Though I stand by my skepticism for all things Erin Wasson I do have a soft spot for her soft spot for pitbulls and I am not going to argue her LowLuv collection. Its very reminiscent of Pamela Love's work in the imagery that it draws from but a. its priced excruciatingly reasonably (only excruciating because it means I could, maybe, purchase a lot of it) and b. well, they both bother me in the same way as fashion figures, so mostly just a. The collection is trendy but not obnoxious and its cultural references are simplified rather than glaring and obnoxious as a white girl paying homage to a lot of Native American and other worldly symbols could easily have been. I give her a lot of credit for staying within some very important boundaries that already exist somewhat outside the box.

Not everyone shares these sentiments, however, notes My Fashion Life:

Fans of Erin Wasson and her Low Luv jewellery line will be pleased – she’s just shot a new campaign, starring herself, naturally, wearing the latest Low Luv pieces which can only mean a new collection is about to drop. Shot by Paola Kudacki – who says “the clothes were not necessary” – the SS11 lookbook shows a naked warrior-like Wasson (inspired by her role in Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar, perhaps?) clad in her label’s jewellery designs. An interesting concept, maybe, but one that doesn’t seem to be going down too well with the public so far. Comments left on the Cut include, “I wish I could un-see that” and similar stick-to-modelling sentiments. Well, we for one have long been fans of Low Luv’s easy cool pieces and, cleopatra campaign aside, can’t wait for the new collection to bow – that gold bangle chained to a ring is top of our lust-list.

Regardless, I have some of the simpler, silver pieces bookmarked for future wanting. Well see if they ever get added to my collection because I may or may not cave into the evil eye and triangle pieces, but theres certainly a chance for Wasson in my wardrobe.


Finally. Since long before I ever came to Israel, since before I lived in NYC, even, I have wanted this pair of RayBans and sometime last month I decided now was the time. Unfortunately, here in Israel, these cost about four times their US price and so I was forced to wait. Until this past week when I randomly went into a sunglasses shop in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center and there they were for the equivalent of their stateside cost. So, needless to say, now they are mine. And its about time, I was getting so tired of my RetroSuperFutures.



Not since I was 17 have I wanted so badly to dye my hair so many ridiculous colors. At that age, I indulged - some would say too much - on black and blonde and red, but now, as a semi-sensible adult, I am forced to restrain myself from dipping chunks of my hair into even brighter colors than before. No thanks to Rihanna, for whom my love is common knowledge amongst those that really know me, and the beautiful red-pink shes been donning for a few months now, or the TOPSHOP collection I previously mentioned.

Theres a chance I will be giving in to this urge in the next week or so before I head off to Greece. Only time will tell how long this trend can stick and how long I can deny it.




Without a source of income, as a volunteer, my shopping habits have had to change dramatically since Ive been in Israel. I still find myself scouring boutiques in hopes of finding pieces for around 100 shekels (30-ish dollars) but luck is rare and so I am doing what I can with occasional random finds along with major international stores like H&M, Zara, and TOPSHOP. The latter being the place where I end up with a heap of clothes I want, all almost double the price of the same items in the US or Europe, but I usually end up with some sale thing or a bathing suit. Regardless, the prints that have begun showing up on TOPSHOP racks for SS 2011 arent hurting anything, especially the Unique collection.