Tuesday, October 31, 2006
with their chic Bath Crystal Goblet. What a stylish bathroom accessory, this is just pretty as pretty can be. Besides the chic container, these bath crystals incorporate the most scrumptious scents - passion fruit and crème brûlée. For a mere $350, you get a two in one combo - your bathroom will smell and look delicious. So delicious in fact you will never want to come out.
Photo: Harper's Bazaar October 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
ANDREW GN \jen\...I always thought it was like GIN
DRIES VAN NOTEN \dreez van no-ten\...always pronounced it like dries (dries in the sun)
PETER SOM \sahm\...apparently its like psalm, so much for sawm
THAKOON \ ta-koon\...thank god for this because I've been saying tha (like thank)
Photo: Marie Claire October 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Also the duotone colors of black and red is not an exciting color combination. What happened to all those multi-colors? I used to enjoy flipping through the magazine at the newsstand and have that rainbow of colors jump out at me. That is what made Marie Claire, Marie Claire. I find that it is too harsh now. Too serious.
I miss the old Marie Claire. It was exciting, enticing and pleasurable to read. Try flipping through the new magazine, nothing will stand-out or grab your attention. Trust me. It's unfortunate because I used to be an avid Marie Claire reader and the past two issues have disappointed me so much that I do not think I will be buying any future issues.
I understand that with a change of guard (enter the new editor-in-chief Joanna Coles) comes improvements, add-ons, take-aways, etc... but I feel like they completely crossed the line with their mago-vations and stripped the core of what Marie Claire used to be (stylistically speaking) - which was fun. I wish that they would just bring back the old Marie Claire.
Check out some of the changes:
The Table of Contents
The Intro Beauty Page
The Intro Fashion Page
Old vs. New
Friday, October 27, 2006
Coined "To Serve and Protect" Vogue's October fashion spread focuses on utilitarian outwear for the cold months ahead. I thought this particular shot is magnificent. I love the color combinations (purple headscarf, red sunglasses and gloves, and bronze coat) and the overall movement of the image, set against the bright orange construction pillars and the grey concrete of the streets of New York. I think the entire story is great but this particular shot stood out the most.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
"We always enjoy fashion the most at the changing of the seasons - but in autumn those sense-memory-charged pleasures are even more intense. You draw a pair of opaque tights (black or maple-red or apple green) from the package and remember that boy who took your hand at the fifth grade square dance. You slip a sweaterdress over your shoulders, rub the cashmere sleeve against your cool cheek, and think of Mom. A new tweed coat smells of clean wool. An armful of gold bangles clicks and clatters with the sound of a woman setting seriously back to business. October...couldn't you just shiver?"
Photo:Vogue October 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Photo: Harpers Bazaar October 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
This was my favorite look. Rock 'n' Roll with a glamours vibe.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I received an E-mail the other day and the image just captured my attention. I think this image captures that winter chic look perfectly. This Burberry swing coat is so classic and stylish for the cold winter months. I absolutely love the shape of the coat and how the scarf adds a demure chicness (once again plaid does its magic!). I would probably add a pair of cashmere gloves to complete the look but either way this makes me more welcoming to the subzero weather ahead.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Photos: the sartorialist @ style.com
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Photo: the sartorialist @ style.com
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Dsquared: An Italian seaside cafe complete with waiter service
Hussien Chalayan: A fashion time clock
Yves St Laurent: Purple violas
Photos: style.com, gettyimages.com
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006