Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category

of a kind

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Of a Kind introduces new designers through a unique combination of storytelling and small-batch exclusives. Each week, they select one designer to feature on the site along with an exclusive limited-edition piece by the designer. Some of my favorite items from the site below: parker scarf, fadeout necklace and blue hex scarf. I seriously want the parker scarf which geniusly can morph into a bag.

fortune cookie coin purse

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

“Fortune Cookie Coin Purse holds a small fortune. Like real fortune cookies, these purses are proudly made in the USA. Made from leather, purses measure 4” x 4” x 2”. Each purse has a unique laser etched ID number. Coin purses come with a dust bag and printed fortune inside.” Designed by Diana Eng who was a contestant on Season 2 of Project Runway. Learn more about her and her fashion creations here.

They are currently out of stock, but you can preorder your fortune cookie coin purse here.

via the dieline

Anthropologie wedding dresses BHLDN

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Anthropologie’s new wedding brand BHLDN is appropriately launching today putting their unique, slightly off-kilter stamp on the bridal business. I call dibs on the last one!

via effortless anthropologie / women’s wear daily / glamour

I’m in love with a shearling hat

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

For the past 3 (fine…almost 4) decades I have been wandering in the dark. How the wonders of shearling eluded me I’ll never know. But, as the good Samaritan I am, I not going to let those of you suffering with a shearling deficiency down.

Recently I picked up an American Classic at one of my favorite outdoor stores…the Kittery Trading Post. The Woolrich Trooper Hat with genuine shearling trim has been around for over a century now….and for good reason. I’m not going to lie, the $69.99 price point was a bit tough to swallow. I must have tried that hat on about 20 times while I weighed the pros and cons of the purchase. Less than 2 weeks later, I’ll venture to say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.

The hat is not only incredibly warm, but it turns out that it’s quite versatile as well. After a recent ski trip in -14 degree conditions I discovered that the hat worked perfectly with my goggles and allowed me to enjoy a day that I’d have otherwise been miserable in.

Now, the only concern I have with this hat is this. Will prolonged and sustained wearing cause my head to permanently fuse with the hat?

– Christian

pantone 2011 color of the year

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I much prefer 2010′s turquoise to 2011′s honeysuckle. I guess I’m just not a pink person…what do you guys think?


Friday, November 19th, 2010

Playbutton is a wearable button that plays music: a record that plays itself. What a great idea! Who would I be wearing right now? I think Florence + the Machine and the new Girl Talk album. Can’t wait to see which band will be the first to try this out.

images via the Playbutton site

spool no.72

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

New to me (thanks Hadiya,) Spool no.72 has a gorgeous selection of bohemian clothing and accessories inspired by rural American lifestyle and the prints and patina of the past. Effortless-looking style.

shown above: vintage lineman’s bag / still valley dress

new york couture

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I discovered New York Couture at Virgin Mobile Free Fest on Saturday. The clothing is a harmonious blend of punk-rock cool, ultra-glam and prima ballerina. I’m love with the colors, imagination and whimsy behind each piece especially the burger skirt, owl jumper and birthday cake dress. You’d definitely be turning heads in one of these outfits.