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happy spring weekend.

April 15, 2011


green friday!  have a happy weekend with some 60’s YSL stripes. Advertisements


April 14, 2011


“only the true aristocracy has tatt (tattered things) like that!”  – basil fawlty, fawlty towers (1975); on streaming netflix! shoes: oxfords, slightly tattered. socks: polka dots. scarf: silk.  a classy option.


April 13, 2011


brown university’s first ever fashion magazine – check it out, it’s pretty damn well done!!

it’s spring!

March 20, 2011


i overheard in a café today that it’s the first day of spring.  we all have items that we purchase in winter, dreaming of warmer days, and then realize that: 1) you’re too tired to bother wearing rings when it’s freezing outside and you have to keep your gloves on anyway, 2) that scarf you […]


March 18, 2011


Pierre Alexis-Dumas, the creative director at Hermès (and also 6th generation hermès family) recently came to my university (which also happens to be his university!) and gave a talk about what he does: overseeing the creation and design of all Hermès scarves.  (Wow).  The above image is a summary of my notes.  I took them […]

colour: the new gucci in action.

February 28, 2011


everyone loved the gucci fall 2011 show.  no, really, everyone.  and it’s because of the call to create and wear really nice colours: the wines, electric blues, shades of gold and turquoise really go together quite nicely.  the trick will be to find and match colours that are as deep and as beautiful as the gucci […]

house of chanel, 1936*

January 20, 2011


inspired by an illustration from an artist who was working for chanel in 1921.  taken from chanel and her world: friends, fashion, and fame by edmonde charles-roux.  whenever i’m starved for ideas i look at the classics and just imitate them.  hemingway was said to have copied out passages, word for word, from his favourite […]