Thursday, January 29, 2009

urban renewal

menswear blazer $58

levi's destroyed shorts $28

oversized flannel $38

leather mini $58


if you haven't heard of the urban renewal collection at urban outfitters, check it out immediately. there are a few pieces available online, but to get the really good stuff you've got to hit the store. UO is recycling older clothing items that didn't sell the first go-round and creating a super cool vintage line by compiling the pieces to create new ones. each item is hand-picked and 100% unique.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

statement earrings


marni

louis vuitton

zac posen

stella mccartney

lanvin

statement earrings were all the rage in the accessories department at the spring 2009 ready-to-wear shows. for a fab, more affordable alternative, try the jennifer earrings from the korcula ss09 collection:

jennifer earrings $248
(photos here)

Monday, January 26, 2009

a touch of rope

photo via jak&jil

sylvana soto-ward, accessories editor at vogue wearing balmain. simply stunning.
i don't know if it is because i associate rope with a yacht and olive green with a summer tan, but i am perpetually drawn to both of these things in the world of fashion. especially here, where they stand perfectly juxtaposed. if i were to expand my korcula shoe line (which now consists only of alligator and stingray sandals) it would have the look and feel of these balmains...i hope.

Friday, January 23, 2009

SS09 trend: tie dye

michael kors resort 2009

bebe heels

thakoon for target bikini


calleen cordero veggie-dyed bracelets

those of you who know me well know there will always be a small part of me that is a free-spirited hippie at heart. sooo, you can imagine that i am pretty excited about the tie dye trend for ss09. i am absolutely loving those veggie-dyed bracelets. i'm not quite sure how i feel about this trend, though. thoughts?
(photos here)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

mr. larkin




photos via mr. larkin
eco-friendly. sustainable. fashionable. casey larkin, the emerging talent behind the eco project mr. larkin, has some of the most inventive, whimsical and beautiful clothing designs i've seen in the green market, or any market for that matter. did i mention her tags are plantable? her spring '09 collection (pictured above, more here) was inspired by the world of the vintage circus. my order for "sunny" and "amber" is already in.

island living




i dug up these old photos of the european excursion i took after college a few years back. this is the lovely island of hvar where my dear friend jennifer and i lived for about a month. the time i spent here is part of the inspiration behind the birth of korcula, a neighboring island that makes up part of the dalmation archipelago. i simply cannot wait to return, this time sporting my nautical creations, frolicking around in this and securing my luggage with this.

Monday, January 19, 2009

vintage balenciaga

photo via intermix
finally, the wait is over. i have discovered the perfect pair of sunnies after a grueling five month scour. the stroke of genius aside from the subtle cat eye and bluish-purplish-charcoal gradient lens? one black stem and one white. thank you, balenciaga.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

grandpa chic

photo via coolspotters

i finally tracked down this oversized grandpa cardigan at the los angeles Urban Outfitters. sometimes lauren conrad's street style is so spot on. i plan to wear it with these elizabeth and james dandy shorts over black tights:

and these pieces from korcula:

natalie roll clutch in black alligator

laura ring

mary necklace
more oversized inspiration here and here.

Inspiration: Exoticism

photo via town and country , photograpghy: Matthew Septimus

what better way to start this blog than with an image employing the exotic nature upon which Korucla was founded? if/when i have a runway show at Bryant Park, the models will be made up in dramatic lashes, defined cheekbones and tall ponytails with ribbons like the brightly adorned women of Oaxaca.