Fashion Over Reason: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013


Here's a curveball for you: it's all about the culottes. They're all over the spring runways and they're the freshest shape i've seen in a while. Talk about an unexpected resurgence. Thoughts?

Leather culottes Rag & Bone Tibi Rachel Zoe
From left to right:
Rag & Bone
Rachel Zoe

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Proportion Play

Here's a revelation: fashion is fun. No, really! When you take things too seriously it's just such a drag... and frankly, no one wants to be that asshole. So in that spirit, i occasionally partake in an amusing game of proportion play. Exhibit A: bermuda length cutoffs, an extra long long suede tank and a short jacket with sharp shoulders. See? Fun, fun, fun!

Helmut Lang leather sleeves J Brand cutoffsSaint Laurent Ring Whistles Shoes Bally suede tank

Suede tank - Bally men's
Cutoffs - J Brand diy
Jacket - Helmut Lang (similar)
Shoes - Whistles
Necklace - Vintage from my mom
Ring - Saint Laurent

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Inspo

Fall is here but we've been spoiled all week with amazing mild weather and full sunshine. Hope you're as inspired as i am by the images below as we enter this last weekend of September (eeks!) xx

Berry stain lipsLucy Williams Fashion Me Now BirkenstocksBackstage makeup brushesFur Coat Leather Pants Stiletto bootsVintage Kate Moss Captain Hat 90sAnya Ziourova yellow happy necklaceHelen Cathcart dining room farm tableCamille Over The Rainbow silk pantsLe Weekend Chanel Rouge NoirKasia Struss Vogue ThailandRag & Bone wide brim fedora hatLong white gown back nyc street styleCream knit hologram skirt patent leather loafers Giovanna Battaglia Chanel tweed dressTheory leather biker Dalayan jacketZara look book september 2013 Julia Nobis Carlien Brasch Maria BradleyDiane Kruger Mango look book spring 1996Fei Fei Sun Model Off Duty Velour BootsStevie Nicks icon 1976Pink peoniesJosephine Skriver Harper's Bazaar SpainJi Hye Park Model Of Duty Street styleKate Moss boho chic Allure MagazineSvea Berlie Marie Claire UK October 2013 Patric ShawSky Ferreira by Hedi SlimaneHanne Gaby Odiele Model Off DutyJi Hye Park Vogue Russia Emma Tempest ValentinoMan Repeller Leandra Medine Street StyleCeline gourmette shoulder bag emerald green chain strapWhite fur chubbySoft pink ballerina tutu
[le cheap c'est chic, pinterest, tfs, elin kling, glitter guide, refinery29]

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

M0851 Autumn Extravaganza

If you're not already familiar with the label, allow me to introduce you to the pretty rad M0851 leather goods brand. I've personally known about them for quite a long time, as they hail from my hometown of Montreal. Naturally, I am always on board with supporting a name from my motherland, especially when what they do is entirely within my wheelhouse. Their aesthetic is refined, the quality stupendous and their pieces classic, timeless, versatile, superluxe without being precious. Lucky for us on this side of the border, they have a store in NYC's SoHo neighborhood (a stunning one at that) and i was there last week with my pal Lisa to celebrate the launch of their fall collection.

H&M Plaid Top Nina Ricci Navy Satin Slides M0851M0851 Soho store hangerM0851 Fall leather tote bagm0851 wall art soho store

I fell hard for these sleek leather envelope clutches, and it took me everything I had not to leave the store with one.m0851 leather envelope clutches fall 2013

They have the most stunning collection of softer-than-soft scarves. Again, they were hard to resist.
M0851 nyc soho store launch silk scarf wallM0851 Soho store Fall 2013 collection launch eventM0851 Fall 2013 collection launch event soho store burgundy leather goods clutch

Outfit details:
Plaid top - H&M (similar)
Leather shorts - Vintage (similar)
Shoes - Nina Ricci
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Jacket - Gap men's (similar)

Truth be told, i wasn't going to do a blog post about it but i was re-smitten and felt like it was parallel to my point of view. And in the spirit of full disclosure, this is not a promoted or sponsored post, i am simply genuinely enthusiastic about the brand. If you're ever in SoHo, check out their store - 415 West Broadway.

Emulate this way:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Touch of Neon

Don't get me wrong, I've got fall on the brain, but when the sun is shining like it is today, it makes me feel like summer is still lurking. A few weeks ago it was still warm enough to wear this barely-there crochet top and shorts. And who doesn't love to make their bra their pop of color?

Crochet Top Sailor shortsBeach hair neon peek-a-boo bra crochet h&m topRay-Ban aviators Nine West gladiator sandals neon bra
Top - H&M (similar)
Bra - Gap
Shorts - DIY Urban Outfitters (similar)
Sandals - Nine West (similar)
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Beaded bracelet - Chan Luu
Gold cuff - Chic Peek (similar)

Emulate this way:

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Ankle Boot

There are a number of reasons for why fall inevitably rises as my favorite season year after year. To name a few: cozy sweaters, layering, luxe and plush materials, big bowls of pasta paired with red wine, apple picking, halloween, stunning changing foliage, hot whiskeys, that crisp smell in the air, burning fireplaces, thanksgiving, the list goes on... It kind of has this magical quality that makes me extra giddy. I'm sure a lot of you also share this sentiment -- perhaps it can be attributed to that exciting back to school renewal feeling we all experienced growing up. The change in temperature is always accompanied by an inexplicable burning desire for sometimes irrational, sometimes completely warranted needs. Case in point: my recent change in lifestyle has meant a significant increase in my use of flat shoes, and therefore decided that this was the year i would invest in an amazing pair of flat-to-mid-sized heeled black boots. I've rallied up some contenders -- thoughts?

Fall black ankle boots wish list
Clockwise from top left (click to buy):
Tabitha Simmons
Stuart Weitzman
Belle by Sigerson Morrison
Diane Von Furstenberg
LD Tuttle
Anine Bing
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang
Toga Pulla

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Happy fall equinox you guys, here's to the arrival of the best season everrrrr xx.

J Brand Sandro Slip-on Sneakers Cozy Knit Fall equinox
Knit - Zara
Jeans - J Brand
Sneakers - Sandro
Scarf - Yoanna Baraschi
Sunnies- Ray-Ban

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Inspo

With fall's arrival comes a whole new slew of inspirations, moods, hankerings, style cravings and much, much more. With fashion month still in full swing (which, btw, i have not at all been keeping up with, shame on me), we're getting lots of great street fashion moments along with merchandise turnover in our favorite stores. What i'm trying to say is there is no shortage of cool weather inspo and i'm here to provide! Headed upstate this weekend to bask in fall foliage fabness, hope you have a something fun planned too xx

Ji Hye Park Vogue Russia Emma Tempest Camilla PostJosephine Skriver Harper's Bazaar Spain Plaid Fall 2013Freja Beha Erichsen Off Duty Leather Bomber PerfectoAltuzarra spring summer 2014Layered Gold Charm NecklacesDistressed denim plaid fashion vibe street style proenza schouler bagBalenciaga Gingham glovesMarye Kate Ashley Olsen Street Lily Aldridge Net-a-porter the editRipped distressed denim gold metallic loafersSaint Laurent Resort 2014 Sasha Pivovarova Hedi SlimaneEverlane leather toteNicole Miller SS14 backstage makeup beauty look fashion weekBlack & White roseTabitha Simmons hunter leopard print calf hair ankle bootsWhite flippy trumpet skirt street styleBassike Miss Vogue Phoebe TonkinJamie Hince Kate Moss LovebirdsNadja Bender Dansk Magazine Toby Grimditch photographer Hasse NielsenHana Jirickova Andreas Ohlund Elin KlingAnd sign fontBeach shadowsBleach blonde white dressProenza Schouler printed pony lunch bagLauren Santo Domingo black lace dressDaria Werbwy Vogue Paris David Sims August 2013Tibi fall 2013 Piper bootsPandora Sykes camo shorts leather top white pumpsfashionphile all black birkenstocks
[pinterest, tfs, style by kling]