Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bad Name, Great Style

so i'm catching up on my google reader, and Fashionista recently posted about a show at London Fashion Week for new label Paris68.

anyone heard of them? i don't know much, just what Fashionista says:

"the collection was designed by Marcella Lindeberg, wife of Johan Lindeberg (J. Lindeberg to you) ...the couple has played an integral consulting role in the William Rast label almost since its inception...."

i have to admit i think the name is pretty dumb. Paris68. Clearly the 68 isn't a reference to the brand's founding. and if they are showing at LFW, and their website lists an NYC address, whats the Paris connection?
Kinda sounds like it would be one of Forever 21's private labels. Just saying.

REGARDLESS. i really liked a lot of their looks. a few personal favorites:



(this is my #1 look, abso)

i love the neutral palette - yes, i'll admit that for a colorist i do love black a little too much. i'm also really liking the jacket silhouettes: asymmetry, strong shoulder, peplum waist. it's just a bit futuristic but not at all costume-y. all things i would wear in real life (if i could ever afford...sigh!)

Do you think the name Paris68 is dumb?
What would you name this brand instead?
Do you like the looks i selected? Do you hate them?

check out the full collection here: http://fashionista.com/2010/02/label-to-watch-paris68/

Friday, February 19, 2010

I Want a Pet Chameleon

I'd say most of my friends could tell you that I pretty much love Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I have the Red/Black sunnies and had a pair of Teal sunnies turned into prescription glasses.

I also love color. Color is the first thing most people notice about an item - especially a fashion item - and changing the color of any one item can dramatically change the entire feeling of the piece. Color is also my job, so, yeah.

Ben shared this video with me, and it's pretty much perfection. For starters, I totally underestimated the chameleon. And someone has a really great collection of Wayfarers. I am jealous - a pet chameleon and a great selection of sunglasses, must be a charmed life.

It also makes me totally want a pet chameleon!
How much fun would that be?
What would you bring over to try out on my pet chameleon?
What should I name it?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


My bestest best friend Tiff (from http://theirrationaltiffa.blogspot.com/) is a designer at Tracy Reese . . . and TR's FW10 show at New York Fashion Week was amazing.

Dresses were to. die. for.

Here's a quick look at some of my favorite ensembles:




Feminine, but not too girly. A touch of punk, thoughtful details, luxe fabrics and plenty of black - an absolute requirement for any NYer.

For the entire collection, check out NYMag: http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2010/fall/main/newyork/womenrunway/tracyreese/#
(also where i stole the pics from).

What were your favorite looks from FW10 NYFW?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Perfection Incarnate.

Ben & I went to the Baltimore Car Show on Saturday. There was an Audi R8 there. My absolute favorite favorite car in the universe.




I want.