Fashion Over Reason: July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I've had this pic of Emma Balfour saved onto my desktop for a few weeks and i can't stop staring at it. I am in complete deep love with this look. A variation on this is what i want to be wearing into fall fo sho.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Change of Plans

This weekend was supposed to be all fun and play at Catalpa. Unfortunately, it was thunder showering so bad that we never made it - and it looks like today will be a repeat. Plus tomorrow is official moving day, which means the final [long-ass] stretch. Too bad - i was really looking forward to gettin inspired by the photo below.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Instagram Snaps

A few instagram pics from this and last week. As mentioned, i'm moving so i've unfortunately not been too active as of late. A few goodies nonetheless!

If you don't follow me on instagram, well, you should - @heleneisfor.

1. My new Leifsdottir snake-embossed slippers (they're AMAZING) - get them here.
2. My super fun new purple polka dot jeans (similar here), courtesy of my dear Jeremy, paired with my equally-as-fun astronaut sneaker wedges.
3. Having a ball at the Yankees vs. Angels game (similar t-shirt).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Karlie's Stripes

I find this picture of Karlie irresistible - she looks chic, cool and every bit the lovely lady she's become. This Chinti & Parker dress would do the trick!


Black Tote

Eeks! Sorry guys - being in the middle of moving is mos def NOT conducive to blogging. Living amidst boxes, not knowing where anything is and basically packing your life away. Oh, the joys!

Moving along, my purse situation has reached a critical level. People who know me (and maybe you by now?) know that i'm not at all a bag person - i simply don't care for them. My senses are far more titillated by footwear. However, in my old age - ha! - i've been finding myself hankering for a very, very nice, simple, beautiful, versatile and classic black carryall. Basically, it's time to invest and i think the time is soon.

This Rochas bag is exactly what i have in mind. GET IT HERE.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Another heat wave is about to hit the East Coast and while i'm battening down the hatches for yet another move this year - my fifth, to be precise - fashion has certainly not escaped my mind. There are two things i'm craving recently:

- A long flowing maxi dress or skirt (demonstrated below by the inimitable Sarah Rutson) - with a special mention to her leopard sandals.
- A fresh palette of white jeans with tan accessories.

[tfs, sincerelyjules]

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucky Day

Friday the 13th happens to be a very lucky and meaningful day/number for my husband and i. Today is no different: we just became home owners! So what could be better to start off the weekend and the celebration than a beautiful photo of Kate Moss. Cheers everybody!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Backstage Antics

There isn't much that stacks up to Haute Couture in terms of beauty. These backstage images at Valentino, Armani Privé, JPG and Margiela courtesy of Vogue are perpetuating that. Stunning!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Ever since i spotted Givenchy's shark tooth necklace on Vogue's last page (i think it was the april issue?), i've had the thing in mind. Such a beautiful, arresting piece. I stopped in my tracks when i saw STOPITRIGHTNOW's g i a n t version. Oh lala.

You can get a wood version here.

Alexa At Chanel

Pretty straightforward title, isn't it? So why complicate it - kind of seems to also be what Alexa was thinking while she got dressed for the Chanel Couture show. It's so simple and elegant, yet just so intrinsically cool. While i don't always identify with her sartorial choices, this is my idea of an amazing look.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I am d y i n g over this Rag & Bone sweater. The rosy color is so beautiful and it just looks like it would have the perfect slouch. This is not a want, people, it's a need.



Haute Pairing

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson looked flawless at the Chanel Haute Couture show. Wowza she's so gorgeous. One of my favorite looks ever on her fo sho. I especially love that beautiful earpiece she's got going on. Her fresh-face makeup is also impossible not to mention. Can't stop gushing...


Monday, July 9, 2012

Patterns, Patterns

Bold patterns are making their way to the top of my love list - Gio (always a strong advocate for bold style) and her print twin yonder are demonstrating flawlessly why.



Last Monday was the Stevie Nicks show. It was a dream come true for me - she's one of my favorite artists of all time. It was a scorcher and i felt it was the right time to pull out this dress from the annals of my closet - a handmade dress by my grandmother in the 50s. It was actually a nightgown she made specifically for breastfeeding - i had to sew the straps in cause they were only secured by snap buttons. Anyway, it was seriously one of the best shows i've ever seen, the woman is amazing. And it was the perfect thing to wear to it.

Right this way for some other awesome summer dress options!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

Happy 4th of July all! My first ever, and i'm sure it'll be a great one. I'm upstate relaxing with the 2 loves of my life, my husband and my gaysband, and having a ball.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Taking a Cue out of Kate and Jamie's book and took off last night with the husband right after the Stevie Nicks show for the week. A whole 7 days of bliss, relaxation, spa, and cocktails (it is July 4th week after all) await us.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunny Disposition

The weekend has so far been amazing and there's still today to go. It will be spent by the pool with friends, where i'm headed right now. Ps Happy Canada Day to my fellow canucks!