Fashion Over Reason: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Lauren Hutton is a legend and one of my personal style icons. It's almost like she's passing on the torch. How the twins chose her to be the face of The Row back in 08 was possibly a catalyst for the label.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Retail Therapy

Sometimes it helps, when you really need it.


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Before the Storm

Now that winter is among us - once there's snow on the ground, there's no turning back - it's all bundles hereon forward. Back when the weather was slightly more clement i was living in cropped pants. Sayonara.

Button down - Rogan for Target
Black jeans - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Ralph Lauren Collection
Coat - H&M
Bag - Cowboys Bag

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lexical Field

Calvin Klein defines minimalism. Crisp, stark, unfussy, natural, simple. It takes one hell of a woman to carry it off.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Camel? Check. Leather? Check. And that's all you need.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


LOVE seeing Isabel Marant looks worn out. Miss Hart pulls this off so impeccably, i almost fell out of my chair.

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Monday, November 22, 2010


If there's one thing i like about the mercury plummeting, it's definitely how relevant cozy sweaters become. No need to look like a man, all you have to do is belt and skirt it. Voilà! Plus if Miuccia says so, you should definitely listen.


Sweater - Zara
Skirt - Balenciaga
Leather lace (worn as belt) - Vintage
Shoes - Alaïa

90s Redux

This photo encompasses pretty much all the style elements that make the 90s one of my favorite fashion decade.


Friday, November 19, 2010


I like to think that Garance was drawing this with me in mind. Yes, i'm that vain. Ok just kidding, but i really am planning on taking out my cape this weekend - the first snowfall is happening saturday. Doomsday is upon us.


It Was All a Dream

You know when you experience such powerful feelings that they completely take over your existence? Doesn't this image look like an accurate physical representation of that statement? I thought so.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Asian Sensation

All black and legs for days. Exquisite.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sitting Pretty

This photo looks like a warm, soft breeze.


Garçon Manqué

The perfect marriage of femininity and boyish charm. Easy elegance is always the chicest path taken.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kokomo Jamaica

As you are reading this, dear readers, i am currently either:

a) sitting on the beach in Negril
b) drinking on the beach in Negril
c) all of the above

I will be in Jamaica until Sunday for a friend's wedding. Sooooo excited!! Cue abundance of hot beach shots. See you all next week, hope you have a great weekend :) Ps the last shot is where i'll be staying. Don't hate me.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

La Fête

It was Stephanie's birthday this past weekend and she hosted an amazing pot-luck dinner. Here are a few pics of my look and head on over to Le Cheap C'est Chic to view more photos! Thanks again for having me, lady!! :)

Crushed velvet top - Vintage
Leather shorts - Vintage
Leather lace belt - Vintage
Shoes - Alaïa
Coat - Joe Fresh
Leopard bandeau (worn around neck) - Vintage
Bag - Cowboys Bag

Never Stop

Every time i see a photo of Kasia Struss, i'm reminded of how much i love her. Her look is so fresh, she's just got it, ya know?


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Natural Woman

How good is this crisp white shirt/sequins/chunky boot combo? Soooo good.


Fairy Dust

Like magic.


Cougar Boots

As you may have noticed, i have made a point to steer clear from any form of advertising or endorsement on this blog. I carefully choose the content to reflect my taste, ensuring that fashion over reason is an accurate extension of my personality and a faithful reflection of my creativity.

That said, i was skeptical when Cougar Boots first approached me to test drive a pair from their revamped brand, but i was eventually won over by their cute rain boot selection and the gorgeous little video they made to introduce the collection. I chose the Tibet model because i thought it was right on with the varsity/utility trend that has recently surfaced, as demonstrated by my mood board below.

1. True Religion 2. Tommy Hilfiger3. Madeleine Thompson 4. Lacoste 5. Wren 6. Yves Saint Laurent 7. Ralph Lauren 8. Alexander Wang 9. Frankie B 10. Juicy Couture 11. Isabel Marant 12. Vince 13. Tommy Hilfiger

The boots are I N C R E D I B L Y comfortable. As in feels-like-you're -wearing-slippers comfortable. They're seriously perfect for those cold rainy fall days seeing as these babies will take you all the way down to 0°C to -24°C / 32°F to -11°F. The only downside was that they run big... i definitely could've gone down a whole size but i had the smallest size they make - a 6. Other than that, these are a solid investment if you're looking to get something different than all the Hunter-wearing clones out there. All my friends loved them and here's the ultimate test: the boyfriend liked them as well (that's a hard feat)!!

Here i am in my boots!

* "For the world your walk on. Love what you wear." (Well said, Cougar)

I'm also wearing:
Wool cable knit - Ça va de soi
Striped T - Zara
Jeans - The Kooples
Vest - Bluenotes
Mittens - H&M
Scarf - no name

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Live Among the Creatures of the Night

A completely arresting shot from the Cushnie et Ochs spring 2011 look book. And a stunning collection, might i add.


Sweet Emotion

How alluring is this? Such a perfect little party dress and so modernly twisted with all that camel! She looks so fresh-faced and natural, but nevertheless outstanding.



Walking Down The Street

I may be getting redundant, but i'm just crazy for this red and nude combo. And this photo is way amazing.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Against The Wind

Jeans and a t-shirt, my favorite. Toss in some leather and some robocop boots (as baptised by my boyfriend) and you're good to go.

On that note, i hope you all have a wonderful weeekend!

T-shirt - Vintage
Jeans - J Brand
Boots - Lanvin
Leather jacket - Mackage
Scarf - H&M
Bag - Cowboys Bag

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Suiting Up

Together Iselin Steiro and Emanuelle Alt are a force to be reckoned with on the editorial front.


That '70s Show

Such a great casual look. Bring on the 70s inspiration. I'm especially keen on that Céline bag, but then again, who isn't?


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


There is something so magical about this photo.


La Frange

Right now i REALLY need to be talked out of getting bangs. Every time i do i regret it. But she makes it look soooo good!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome Home

Remember these? I decided to treat myself after graduating from university. Such a milestone deserved something epic and for this girl, it's her first pair of Alaïas.

Inspiration: Dries

One of last week's Who What Wear stories was all about Dries Van Noten, one of my favorite designers. Seemed like our thoughts had collided because just the week before that i had myself thrown together a look inspired by the phenomenal fall Dries collection. On a side note, thanks to all of you for the feedback on my iphone outfit shots! The message has been heard ;)

Under the blazer i had a grey long sleeve cashmere knit

Blazer - Vintage (from grandmother)
Cargos - J Brand
Mary Jane clogs - Ralph Lauren Collection
Broaches - Vintage (from grandmother)
Scarf - H&M