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Category: Inspiration

Thakoon for DesigNation

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Adam Lippes for Target, which launched September 27th. (Update: I only got the dog food canister. I couldn’t find the shirtdress! Either my store didn’t stock it >_> or that was the one piece everyone wanted and they scooped it all up at 8am. I’ll check again later to see if anybody returned it.)

This time, I’m talking about a different designer-retailer collaboration: Thakoon for DesigNation! Thakoon’s collection is inspired by London, one of his favorite cities, and the way that it matches his aesthetic vision. Each look is named after a London street, and I’m not sure if each look is meant to represent that particular street, but it would be pretty cool if the connection went that far. You can learn more about the collection by watching this short interview (it’s less than 3 minutes).

Designer Inspiration: Defining Your Style

Warning! Picture-heavy post!

I’ve struggled for years to define my style, because I like nearly everything. When I was reading through The Tiny Closet, I came across a post where the author described her favorites using runway pictures. For some reason, I never thought about doing this – I guess because I thought of the runway as strictly inspiration and not necessarily aspirational…?

NYFW Spring 2014: Lisa Perry, Opening Ceremony & more


Now, you all know me, so you’re probably wondering why in the hell I posted a collection of all-white clothing. I know, I know, I’m shocked too. But I really loved Lisa Perry‘s take on tennis whites – ones that you definitely could not wear to play tennis. She kind of distilled the genteel feel of tennis, and injected it with a bit of sexiness (which, coincidentally, is something I think tennis associations have tried to do as well. Thanks to pretty players like Anna Kournikova, they’ve succeeded in some ways and failed in others.)


Hello, everybody! Just wanted to let you know that I have written a guest post over at Oddness/Weirdness called “Swag Check, Mic Check”, where I talk about the importance of styling in the music business. In particular, I talk about k-pop styling, but you don’t have to know anything about it to enjoy the article. So pretty, pretty please – show some love over there to my friend, Erika, who runs the blog, and let me know what you think!! Thanks!

Here’s an excerpt:

“I’ve heard lots of stories about how people got into k-pop: learning about Korean music through Gangnam Style, flipping through the international TV channels at 4am, even ::cough:: someone forwarding a video of Taeyang humping the stage in all white.::cough::

Full disclosure: that last one is definitely what happened to me, but it’s not why I jumped feet first into the fandom and stayed. Actually, it was the styling that got me.”


Paris FW Fall 2013: Acne Studios, Kenzo & more

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On to the clothes!


You know me, I live for color. But Acne Studios takes it a bit further by successfully mixing in colors and metallics with a creamy, rich neutral base. I especially like that all the fabrics seem really… sumptuous.