Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yohji Yamamoto Sale on Gilt!

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I die.

Yohji Yamamoto Sale on Gilt

Marketing Push!

Anyone else notice the Ralph Lauren Blue Label marketing effort today? Emails from both Nylon (um, Nylon and Ralph Lauren?) and Who What Wear--I guess I'm talking about it, too. Well done Ralph Lauren PR. I will not, however, be buying a $165 polo shirt, even if it does have a leather patch.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Seen something similar?

I love these Elizabeth and James loafers, but $299? Cannot do right now. I'm hoping I can find something similar, but I'm not sure where to look. I don't want something to look too...mom like. Any ideas?

I'd like a new pair of flats for fall. And a pair of boots. And a pair of heels. And a pair of high top sneakers. Hmm, maybe this is an addiction like my mom says and I should just get off the internet.

Friday, September 25, 2009

2nd Who What Wear

I'd forgotten to post this one, too, just because this movie was SCARY. Like to the point where this post makes me feel funny. Those are pretty cool sunglasses though.

Who What Wear Results in Insatiable Lusting

Do you subscribe to Who What Wear Daily? I do. Sometimes I click through it pretty quickly, but today...drools...I'm making plans to go after work and buy the T-shirt and lipstick. Seriously. I have $26, and I need these things! Ok, I don't really. Maybe I won't go...
The item that made me want to post the most though are those Nine West boots. La-la-love you! Why on earth would Nine West boots be $140 though? Maybe $50 really IS the new cheap.
EDIT: Don't see the boots in black ANYWHERE, so even if they weren't $140 I wouldn't be getting them. You may like the green or brown. Sizes extremely limited.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

S'up Laurel

I love seeing models I recognize from somewhere (S'up Allie)--even more so when it's someone I admire. Needless to say I was elated when I saw this post featuring Sunshine & Shadow's lookbook on Refinery 29 featuring Laurel!

H&M Email Marketing--Effective!

I love the last marketing email I got from H&M. Yes, I would like to buy this season's hottest items in black, thanks. Check out the Style Guide here and click to Create Your Own Style (aka, see how much everything you like would cost). I love the look so much, but I hate spending so much money for stuff from H&M. Everytime I go in, everything I pick up is at least $50. Is that the new cheap?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm sure you know what I mean.

I get about 20 emails a day just from stores. I know I should hit unsubscribe, but I'm afraid I'll miss a BIG SALE or something...something like this.

From a Shop Intuition email trying to sell headbands.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September Madness!

If you're like me, you always feel a little left out of NCAA's March Madness with all those brackets and co-workers with different picks and whatnot. Well, here's a contest I'm interested in. Shop It To Me is having a Battle of the Brands, where designers brands face off against each other. There were a couple of upsets in Round 1, so I'm excited to see how Round 2 plays out.

Here are Week 1 stats:

Winner 1: L.A.M.B, 55% (Alexander Wang, 45%)
Winner 2: BCBG, 64% (Black Halo, 36%)
Winner 3: Rag & Bone, 80% (Phillip Lim, 20%)
Winner 4: Diane Von Furstenberg, 79% (Rebecca Minkoff, 21%)

Cannot believe A. Wang went down, but I'm kind of happy to see Rebecca Minkoff lose because I've been waiting over a year for a leather strap I purchased (when you had to buy them separately with the MAB and MAB mini bags).

I'm curious to see who would move forward in Vince vs. Splendid because both have some great modal cotton separates, but... I'll save my opinion for after--don't want to sway your vote! Elizabeth and James and Alice and Olivia are also a really nice match up, but I think its obvious whom I'm going with.

Weekly contests are entered to win a Marc by Marc accessory--not too shabby. Last week's winner won a key fob, which I think is a nice gift, because sometimes you want a classy key fob, but who wants to spend over $5 for a keychain (even if you call it a fob). Srsly.

So if you want to play, go to Shop It To Me Battle of the Brands Round 2.
  • Must be a Shop It To Me subscriber to win. (Signing up only takes 2 minutes! Just visit www.shopittome.com.)
  • Votes must be in by this Friday, 9/25 at 5 pm PST.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shoes, Kate Lanphear style.

In case you were wondering what shoes Kate Lanphear wore the day I spotted her.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 studded pumps $995 at Net-A-Porter

I almost bought these the next day at Bloomingdales, but $210...couldn't do it.

Dolce Vita "Trinity" Studded Pumps $210 at Bloomingdales

She was wearing YSL Platform Booties when Tommy of Jak & Jil spotted her.

I. die.

NYFW: Real "Housewives" of NYC

Does anyone else think it's funny that several of these women are neither married nor could be considered a "housewife." Just a thought. Kelly Killoren Bensimon doesn't mind.

NYFW: America's Last Top Model

Actually Dominique Reighard was on Cycle 10, but I saw her, and she was nice enough to let me take a picture.

NYFW: Inside the Tent Style

I loved the volume of this young lady's dress (and I was brave enough to ask for a picture from the front, too!).

NYFW: Pamella Roland

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

NYFW: TRESemmé Booth and Girl Crush Rachel Bilson

My dad made fun of me for this photo, but I've never claimed to be a paparazzi. Rachel Bilson was absolutely stunning though in her Diane Von Furstenberg dress that was tailored beautifully. She has the shiniest hair ever. I didn't get close enough to ask if she actually uses TRESemmé, obviously.

Click for a larger image.

NYFW: A Pair in the Crowd

Saw these girls in the front row at Brian Reyes and then again on the street. I love the cut of that black dress and the bright blue pumps. Sorry I was too shy to stop them for a proper shot.

NYFW: Brian Reyes Crowd

There was a pretty nice crowd at the show! Click for a larger image and see who's sitting next to Elle Magazine's Joe Zee.

NYFW: Brian Reyes

I was super excited to get a chance to see Brian Reyes's Spring Summer 2010 collection--especially since I didn't send an invite request early enough to garner an actual invite. Apparently he's all the rage, and maybe my opinion will change, but I wasn't crazy about the collection. There were some elements I enjoyed, and I wonder where/if they'll find their way into my own Spring wardrobe: Chartreuse, Sweetheart Necklines, Double-Breasted Blazer paired with Short Shorts, Black Mesh Sheer Cut-Out Detail. Here are the final looks.

(All photos my own)

NYFW Professionally Crush Worthy: Carine Roitfeld and Lauren Santo Domingo

Another sighting that literally left me shaking, Ms. Carine Roitfeld and Ms. Lauren Santo Domingo. I felt bad pestering them for a picture, but they were absolutely flawless. I thanked them and Ms. Roitfeld had a polite 'merci' for moi aussi.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

NYFW Professionally Crush Worthy: Kate Lanphear

I had a wonderful time in New York this week. The Independent Fashion Blogger Dress Up Soiree was a great success, and I made it to a few shows and TopShop. I did not buy the Ashish wedges, and I'm still thinking about them. I couldn't justify spending that much money on shoes right now though.

The best part of NYFW by far? Spotting Kate Lanphear. She is flawlessly beautiful in person. So chic, AND she was really nice. I asked her to take a photo, and she waited patiently while all kinds of people walked in front of me. I told her that I was a huge fan of her work, and she told me I was sweet! Ok, not groundbreaking dialogue, but she is my absolute idol, and I'm proud of myself for talking to her and getting decent pics. I didn't get her shoes, but check out the bracelets.

(Click for larger images; all photos by me.)

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Quickie from Photobooth--what I'm wearing today. Getting it all in before Labor Day. Do you obey the "No white shoes after Labor Day"rule?

(Blazer: Elizabeth and James; tank top Loomstate for Target; jean shorts from Urban Outfitters; sandals from Pierre Hardy for Gap.)