Fashion Over Reason: April 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Make sure you do it wise

Sometimes, when you can hardly find the time to breathe, one should still take a few to immortalize a daily getup. I couldn't resist a few action shots, as Green Day's "When I Come Around" was playing. A classic. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thanks again for your patience.

Top - Chloé
Shorts - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Nine West
Cardigan - Joe Fresh
Blazer - Second hand


Tall, blond, born rich, married to a [hot] exotic billionaire, incredibly leggy, sick wardrobe, editor for one of the most well respected fashion bibles... Lauren Santo Domingo has quite a few enviable attributes to her name, however the one that renders me most jealous has got to be the fact that she posed for Sassy.


We have a live one!

My dear and loyal readers, thank you for your patience, for i've been busy getting myself a bachelor's degree. Now that i'm officially through, i can get back to blogging and resume my regular priorities, such as choosing fashion over reason.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Stay with me

Guys, i'll be back soon, promise.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Out of the dark

Once in a while, an editorial will come around and it will just blow you away. It will become instilled in your mind as one of the most outstanding spreads you've seen and you'll store it in your memory as a bar you'll hold up all other editorials to. This is precisely what happened with a particular series shot by Mario Testino that appeared in British Vogue back in 08, featuring Daria and Lily in the Himalayas (or something looking quite like it). I was so pleased to see the images on Fashion Gone Rogue today, and it left me breathless - again.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Sitting pretty

Such simplicity, such ease, such elegance, and such cool composure. I mean, you can't fake this stuff.


Sunday, April 18, 2010


Although this may not be an extremely exciting outfit, i do deem it important to post getups that don't look like it was dress up time. After all, it it real life we live in. At times, comfort and ease need to prevail... just as long as it's done in a tasteful manner. Wink!

Sweater - Old NYPD bought in an nyc tourist shop circa 2003
Jeans - J Brand
Belt - Vintage
Boots - Frye
Leather jacket - Mackage


The Cherry Blossom girl, Alix, looking like she's straight out of a 90's Aerosmith video. Cryin' (with Crazy close behind) was the video that made me obsessed with mtv and that whole badass rock scene back in 93 - i suppose you could say that i was precocious - and needless to say, this evokes some grand memories.

[thecherryblossomgirl, googleimages]

Friday, April 16, 2010

This is where i long to be

I'm really hoping for a road trip this summer. This photo is giving me a serious urge to scratch that itch.



She's one of the most arresting women i have ever seen. She is the very essence of the french je ne sais quoi. No wonder she scored Johnny Depp.


A woman of wealth and taste

Ok so not gonna lie, i have a major girl crush on Alexa Chung and this for many a reasons. Firstly, her bod is simply bangin'. All my close girlfriends will attest to the fact that i like very lithe body types. Makes her look fantastic in pretty much anything she wears. Speaking of what she wears, her style is just flawless: it's the perfect mix of tomboy and girlie, that perfect balance that i myself am drawn to in my personal style. She's also cute. She's not gorgeous, she's cute and magnetic. And i don't know if you've ever seen her in interviews, but she's hilarious. So to me that's the total package, anything else is extra. I kid, i kid, brains count too, kids.

Decked out in Chanel, hell yeah!

Forever It girl

Believe it or not, i found this in my own archives. When Chloë Sevigny was an intern back in 1992 at Sassy magazine (a staple for the generation), her boss followed her around and took photos of her crazy outfits because, heck, she was just born cool.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's out!

Candy Pratts Price best fall accessories list! My personal picks yonder. I'd love to hear what your favorites are :)


Little koala

Gemma Ward was my favorite model circa 2007. I miss her terribly. I always thought she looked like a cute little koala bear. I suppose it's fitting since she's from the land down under!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Paint it black

When in doubt, wear black.

T-shirt - Gap
Jeans - J Brand
Denim jacket - Gap
Leather jacket - Mackage
Scarf - H&M
Necklace - Vintage (from mother)
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Bag - Cowboysbag
Glasses - Moscot

Brace for impact

I'm so inspired by ballerinas. I'm also inspired by Natalia. Sometimes really amazing things happen when two worlds collide.


Just a girl

It's hard to think that she is just a regular gal, blogging away! It's really easy to make things look good when you look like this, but Natalie looks especially arresting in these two simple yet oh so chic looks. Both of those trousers fit flawlessly.


Rock chick

Who could argue with that?



Raquel is one of those girls who radiates natural beauty and who transforms with brio into the characters she is asked to take on for every shoot. It is her who made me utterly sold to David Sims (he's in my top three) - their pairings were quite frequent a few years ago and resulted is some of the most amazing photos i've ever laid eyes on. This candid encapsulate her spirit, almost like we're barging in on an intimate moment.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Not sure if it has something to do with stunning Constance, but i am completely enamored with the Iro ss10 lookbook. Every outfit is scene-stealing in the sense that i just picture some flawless natural french beauty nonchalantly sauntering the streets of Paris with her casually elegant flair. I would pretty much wear all of these pieces - especially put together as such.


Shout out

Stephanie's amazing lust-worthy, highly covetable aubergine ysl besace bag. Her taste is impeccable.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

You really got me now

I've become quite obsessed with the new direction Céline has taken under the reign of Phoebe. The new aesthetic is in complete symbiosis with my taste. I suppose i was subconsciously inspired by the SS10 collection because looking at this outfit, i can't help but seeing a Céline reference. I acquired this beige leather skirt at a clothing swap years ago and it's just been sitting in my closet for so long without ever having been worn. It was too big and i never got around to getting it tailored until a few weeks ago. Now it fits like a glove and i just want to wear it every day! Also, there's nothing sexier than sheer black nylons.

Top - H&M
Leather skirt - second hand
Tights - Random
Grey cardigan - Gap
Leather jacket - Mackage
Scarf - H&M
Bag - Cowboysbag

Green eyes

What a beauty this girl is. For those of you who are not familiar, she is Julia, daughter of the french queen of fashion, Carine. And she looks here like a 60's movie star. All the elements are there to convey her grace and her alluring looks: her long brown hair imperfectly parted in the middle, her plump cheeks covered in adorable little freckles, her flawlessly defined thick eyebrows and her piercing light green eyes, lending her gaze the softest stare. She's simply exquisite in these captivating images. I don't remember where i found them, but i do recall seeing them in i-D magazine last year and they needed to be revisited.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Girls on film

This is one captivating sequence involving two of my favorite models.


Fashion[able] friends

These two really know what time it is.



Phoebe Philo is revolutionizing fashion. She is singlehandedly rethinking the whole style-meets-utility concept, making waves the world-over with her flawless re-haul of quintessential french line Céline. Never have i witnessed this kind of hype over a creative director taking over the DNA of an old brand. Phoebe seems to be holding the long end of the stick with her ability to make garments that resonate on a very deep level with women everywhere.

[céline, cafémode]

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Simple dressing

I've mentioned before that i'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. Now THESE are what i call t-shirts. I feel the comfort just by looking at them.

[A. Wang's facebook ]