Thursday, November 28, 2013
This year marks my third official American Thanksgiving and I must admit, I've become quite a fan of this joy-filled holiday. I mean, what's not to like: it's quality time with the family, a long weekend, LOTS of food and all that without the pressure of gift-giving. Not to mention that it marks the OFFICIAL countdown to Christmas!!! On that note, happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers, here's hoping you have a wonderful turkey day xx.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There are so many things that can get boring when cold weather hits, because your outfit no longer revolves around your clothes, it becomes all about your outerwear. And outerwear can be so, well... ugly, for lack of a better word. So you either need to get creative or get some real nice jackets. Pea coats are great, but sometimes it's also fun to play with shapes and proportions in order to keep things interesting. This cape take on it is exactly the kind of twist I crave when thinking about my outfit's final layer -- the finishing touch, if you will. Grab a beanie for
You may recognize this look from last week, as I provided a little teaser in a previous post. To refresh your memory: it was from when Steph was here a couple of weeks back and we took the show to the streets to document. Thought I'd give it its own (well-deserved) spotlight.
Photos by Stephanie Boridy
Coat - Joe Fresh (similar)
Cords - Rag & Bone
Knit - Helmut Lang
Boots - Alexander Wang
Beanie - American Apparel
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Monday, November 25, 2013
In light of what happened last week, this post seems even more relevant now. You see, New York City has a lot of protected landmarks, spots with very unique pop culture relevance, as well as incomparable places with remarkable depth and soul, which are such rare commodities in today's authenticity void. Rare are areas that still have underground significance and that are beloved among appreciators and cult followers alike.
One of those spaces was 5 Pointz, an abandoned warehouse building in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. For 25 years, the owner of the structure allowed street artists to congregate there, making it one of those elusive venues that legally allowed graffiti to be showcased on the very canvas the craft was invented for: the streets. At 5 Pointz, spray can virtuosos bared their talent, honed their skill, displayed their creative mastery via the most mind-blowing, impressive, murals. Until now. Ian and I decided to explore that locale for our shoot last week, having learned that its date with destiny was a fatal one: it is to be torn down to build luxury condos by the end of next year. The ol' cliché. In an unanticipated twist, that ill fate was met sooner than anticipated, only a mere few days after our expedition (here is why). Our timing was more than perfect, it was lucky. See this as a final farewell, a special ode to what that place meant and a tribute to all the artists and fans that were touched, one way or another, by this amazing place.
Now, onto the sartorial details. I wanted to keep things simple in order to let the background shine and the cool factor at a certain level with a loose linen tee and a furry, cozy oversized cardigan. Another reason for why I wanted the canvas blank is because I was wearing these amazing earrings from Bauble Bar and I'm a big sucker for counteracting elements. Example: wearing something super masculine with a sexy pair of high heels, a baggy top with tight skinny jeans, a super casual look with a glam, bold lip, you catch my drift. So this ultra
Photos by Ian Rusiana
Pants - J Brand (these were waxed but the coating didn't last past a couple washes, sadly)
Linen tee - H&M (similar)
Furry cardigan - H&M (similar)
Earrings - Bauble Bar
Boots - Pour la Victoire
Leather jacket - Mackage (similar)
Rings - Saint Laurent & Chic Peek
Bracelet - Coordinates Collection
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Today is one of the coldest days of the season so far and if you're on the East Coast and headed outdoors, you want to make sure that you're well bundled up, let me tell you. A black fur coat is all any girl needs for a time like this, whether it's a bouclé furry version or more of a brushed pelt. It's a style statement and a classic all at once.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The weekend before last, I got the very anticipated visit from one of my best gals and blogger soulmate Stephanie, along with her man and their adorable pup, Chloe. Good times would be an understatement. Not to mention that it was her birthday weekend, so the festivities were at an all time high. Fashion girls we may be, but we're also both big foodies (our tender halves are too), so naturally we spent A LOT of time thinking about where and what to eat, hitting up some of our favorite local spots, as well as Smorgasburg, the best invention ever. In true blogger form, the photo snapping was more than abundant and, naturally, we aimed to capture every enjoyable moment (as well as our #ootd's/#ootn's - mom, that means outfit of the day). If you follow me (or her!) on Instagram, then you've already gotten quite the preview (#LCCCinNYC), but here is the full-throttle roll out of the awesomeness that is our dream team. Doesn't our amusement shine through? It's so obvious.