Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2013 Couture

i adore the Russian beauty, designer and photographer, Ulyana Sergeenko. i first saw her outside of a show at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris and was immediately taken by her unique beauty and playful nature. she is playful not only in her style of dress but also in her demeanor, with her coy expressions and elusive behavior. she noticed me watching her diligently and paused to give me a warm smile and a little pose, so to give me the opportunity to finish admiring her. it didn't feel narcissistic or boastful, rather, i felt as though she had a heightened sense of awareness regarding exactly why she was there and what she was doing; she was playing with fashion. 

this is my favorite part of fashion - the fact that clothing can transform your feelings. who do you want to be today? how would you like to feel? do you want to be ladylike, demure, sexy, cool, funky, childlike, or edgy? and the list goes on. 

what i love about Ulyana is that she wants to take you back in time, which she further proved with her spring 2013 couture collection. with Gone with the Wind and Huck Finn as the inspiration for her second couture show, she brought us romantic and fluid silks with ruffled knickers and beautiful waist-cinching one pieces. if i could only have the look from the first image, i would never want for more. 

though she may be critiqued for being overly theatrical, i applaud her vision and approach to fashion. i personally adore clothing that borders on costume, without crossing over the line. to me, this is where you can associate fashion with art, because it is infused with so much skill and imagination.

ph via 

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Little V-Day Love

cute gift ideas to give to those you love this Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


{David Peck Antonia Dress, $345, available at Tootsies}

one of my favorites from the David Peck spring 2013 collection - the Antonia dress. i love the neon piping at the neck and the waist, the unique cut of the racertop (front instead of back) and the beautiful green wave print. David has such a knack for beautiful prints. the fabric used for this dress is a mix of hemp and cotton, so in addition to being all natural, it has a stiffness that adds to the structure of the silhouette. all in all, the perfect spring dress. 

available at Tootsies and online at David Peck next month. 

ph by Cinched

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

lizard effect

Alexander Wang does it again. red hot sandals available here

Monday, January 7, 2013

wardrobe update

on my mind right now: updating my wardrobe with clean whites and nudes for spring. i am thinking romantic and ethereal with touches of modern sophistication. i want a simple white slip dress that i can throw on with a naked heel and a silk blazer. i love that Haute Hippie read my mind and came up with a piece that accomplishes both of these things at once, cue the blazer dress

though my search for the perfect Kenzo baseball cap in nude or navy has proved to no avail, i am still stoked about sporting Rag & Bone's mustard fedora in the meantime, with Karen Walker's Number 6 shades to compliment. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tom Ford Violet Fatale

"Fuschia is the new red." - Cos Bar make-up artist, Aspen

and so it is. meet my latest obsession, Violet Fatale. courtesy of Tom Ford. 

happy New Year, i'm back.