Thursday, March 11, 2010

IRO - my - hero

my obsession seems to take a new lengths as the days go by. I have been meaning to share this fashionization awhile back but here a handful of looks from IRO's fall09 and spring10 lookbook.

i love the simple-ness, chic-ness, and slight edge to all these looks. push and pull with masculine and feminine ideas.

what i wear these days (literally sporting the grey jacket over and over again):

low-slung trousers say relaxed but still very put together.

what i will be wearing shortly (when weather permits):

shorts are flirty but not too tight that they are inappropriate.

what i aspire to pull off:

leather is sexy baby.

simple staples:

me and thigh-high anything goes hand in hand.

my spring inspirations:

neutral palates done well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

color theme?

my recent purchases: do you see a running theme?

i don't really know myself if it is a conscious decision or not when i shop but i have been obsessed with this beige/taupe color to complete my nude look.

my friends and family have actually identified me with this color as well. in january i received the chanel particuliere nail polish (pictured below) from my roommate AND my sister. both of them mentioned that it reminded them of me. i love the idea that people can be identified as colors. which color would you be?

Friday, March 5, 2010

you twisted trench!

of course every gal dreams of owning a beautiful classic piece that is MUST in any woman's closet (in my opinion, clearly): the burberry trench.

being a plain jane gal myself- i absolutely love the simple and classic cuts that burberry has consistantly provided to us throughout the years. but OH me, oh MY!! i am thoroughly impressed with the burberry prorsum spring '10 collection of a slight 'twist' (pun intended) on the classic tradition.

here are a few notable:
1. twist on bottom:
- elegantly tailored to look like a skirt and trench-in-one! to DIE for!

2. twisted shoulders:
- i absolutely LOVE the strong shoulders here, done with such feminine ideas of the nice pleats/layering + the softness in the purple color! definitely reminiscent of balmain but still very subtle while maintaining true to burberry. also highly coveted!

other fashionizing desires:

3. twisted nude dress:
- i always love a nude dress that is simple and makes you look fabulously naked without actually being naked. (reference- SATC "naked dress")

4. twisted skirt:
- this skirt is an art piece in itself. although the skirt may appear to have delicate drapery- it is very structured. i love the illusion it creates. you can pretty much pair it with any blouse, simple T, camis...etc etc. basically i

how it looked on the runway:

i applaud you mr. christopher bailey. you did good.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


so yes, we all know i clearly have an obsession for certain things: one of them being models. someone once asked me, "why do you have an obsession for models?"

my answer was simple: besides the fact that they have limbs that run on for eternity and are super skinny things- i really enjoy the fact that they are so easily transformed for each designers collections and concepts. they complete the entire look for the designers.

so here are a few that i love:

1. Valentina Zelyaeva
-she was one of my earliest obsessions- mostly throughout college she was my ultimate fav. she is the main face for ralph lauren for awhile. i love how fresh/ innocent she looks in these close-ups underneath. she has a very plain jane/simpleness to her that i love. her eyes/eyebrow are just perfection!

2. Daul Kim
-unfortunately daul is no longer with us (may she rest in peace). she was battling depression for awhile and she took her life at her paris apt nov.19,2009. i loved her not only because she was gorgeous and sultry looking- but she had a lot of spunk in her personality. i followed her blog - which was full of entertaining stories/thoughts she had. look at her eyes and high cheek bones!

here's a clip of her ad for the chanel cocoon handbags:

3. Sigrid Agren
- sigrid has been around awhile but she is my latest obsession! for every single pret-a-porter that i have been looking at, i continue to stop at her face. similar to valentina, she has a really clean/fresh and simple look. take note of her pouty lips.

4. Hyoni Kang
- hyoni won the fords model world competition at 2008 which made her a huge hit.. which eventually landed her on many many designers' runways. i ran into her whilst shopping with my mom in ny. we were looking at vintage givenchy necklaces and she was right next to me adoring the jewelry as well. she is so young and full of energy. i love that she has a round face and really small eyes. she has a look that is very reminiscent of hye park.

i also ran into her by the tents at bryant park for nyfw a few weeks back. i asked if i could get a pic with her and she smiled and nodded:

oh models.. i will continue to modelize. why don't you join me?


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

my latest obsession

Proenza Schouler PS1 bag:

i walked into barneys the other day and just like a bug attracted to the light- i walked straight towards the display of the ps1 bags beautifully organized on the shelves. i instantly picked this color up and swooned for a moment whilst forgetting i was out in public.

what do i like about it and why?
i love that it the cut is so classic and practical. slightly masculine but with a feminine touch with the many straps for options to hold this wonderful piece of work. i love that there is a top handle that mimic a man's briefcase. i always love gold hardware- and it is done so subtly here that it isn't distracting from the design of bag.

which color to pick?
black? navy? lighter beige?

i think i may want to keep with my fashionization with the darker nude, soft leather.

kirsten dunst looks fab toting one: