Saturday, October 12, 2013

Autumn shorts, from Choies.

Choies shorts, secondhand cardigan, Merona top, Forever 21 flats

These adorable Elf Sack shorts are from Choies, an online store featuring the latest street styles. It really has something for everyone.

The shorts (which you can buy here), are darling and quite appropriate for fall and winter. I really love the pretty embroidery detail. They also come in blue! If you want to get them, I must warn you, they do run small, so just make sure to size up and you'll love them!

May the Force be with you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The strange things I like lately.

Couture cages for the head, courtesy of Alexander McQueen.
Being a loner. And liking it.
Unexpected fur coats.
Things that go bump in the night. 
Flowers: their tough side.
Bettie Page's bod.

Images from tumblr.

May the Force be with you.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?" "He likes the way his wife welcomes him home."

I realize I have unintentionally posted two Alfred Hitchcock-themed editorials in a row. But how could I resist when the model is channeling a modern, brunette version of Grace Kelly? When each photograph epitomizes the sophistication that seemed to be lost in the fifties? When the shadows from the window blinds are reminiscent of one of the most memorable of the Hitchcock films?

I couldn't resist.

May the Force be with you.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Temples and textiles: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Yet again, Sicily served as inspiration for the Dolce & Gabbana show. Every season, the designers disprove any notion that the island might grow tiresome after a while. Its rich history and culture infinitely arouse the designers' creativity. This collection in particular was a purely aesthetic exploration of Sicily's involvement in the ancient Greek empire. The motifs were obviously Grecian: photographic prints of crumbling temples, architectural columns serving as the most droll of high heels, and an abundance of over-sized coins that hinted at the prosperity of the ancient civilization.

Having recently changed my name to that of a Greek goddess, lover of flowers and queen of the Underworld, this collection was sure to spark my interest. It especially appealed to my more flowery side, with the three-dimensional almond blossoms scattered so delicately throughout the show. One of my favorite pieces, that sheer polka dot number with the billowing sleeves and darkly seductive lace bodice, exuded romance and femininity. The sex appeal was, as usual in Dolce & Gabbana, unrestrained. Personally, I considered this a perfect collection: seventy-eight looks and not a single dull moment.

(For gorgeous photographs of the accessories, click here.)

May the Force be with you.