Velvet! Fall 2010 Mood Board

    There are few fabrics that can be classified as both rock and royal at the same time, velvet is one of them. There are many types, but in my opinion, crushed and burnt has the most personality, with it’s variance in color and texture.   For now velvet is at home on the street, not head to toe velvet, unless it’s the Bodkin catsuit, but as accents, trims, or one strong piece, be it shoes, skirt, jacket, vest, or a simple dress silhouette.  A little goes a long way and dressing it down is key.  Think rocker, crushed velvet, vintage,…

Elaine Style

Okay this is just a quick post, I was going to dismiss this subject completely, but then took a second look and realized there is some validity to the New York Times article about the Elaine (from Seinfeld) look. Mostly during the grunge years of the show from 1989-1995, where dresses, denim, and hair in a messy bun were mixed. Of course this look wouldn’t be interpreted literally, but the elements of mixing floral dresses with masculine shoes, and layering with a denim vest would work today According to The New York Times article, The New Adventures of Old Elaine, by William…

The Mighty T

“I’ve always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.” -Giorgio Armani What doesn’t the t-shirt go with? Kimberly Ovits bamboo jersey tee $165 http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/80212&cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-YYPLD8b4qLK91qxjtFi0QA James Perse cotton tee $50 http://www.jamesperse.com/women/tops/short-sleeve-t-shirts/products.do?categoryId=cat40010 Old Navy cotton tee $12.50 http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=771919012&tid=onaff2687457&ap=2&siteID=onafcid89 Today’s post has been brought to you by the letter “T.”

Corrine Day, Photographer 1965-2010

“I don’t take fashion too seriously,” – Corrine Day, The Guardian (1993) Fashion photographer Corinne Day (2001) When I think of the mood of fashion in the 90’s, I think of Corrine Day’s stark images, awkwardly posed and un-retouched.  In 1990, Day’s photos of her friend, Kate Moss, were the first published pictures of Moss.  She went against all model type conventions, such as height, 5′.7,” a no curves figure and freckles. Although, there was nothing especially glam about her, Corrine saw a muse in her, and other models that went against type. This was typical of Corrine Day’s style, glamour and…

70’s New York Fall Style

Summer is nearly over, but that’s okay because I love the Fall, it’s my favorite season. It’s still warm, but now breezy and change is in the air.  I tend to associate the Fall look with 1970’s Manhattan, even though I was born and raised in LA. Of course all these associations come from films, not from actual experience, although I did visit New York a couple of times, for work trips, but didn’t stay long enough to enjoy it, and I’ve never been during the Fall.  The films of Autumn in New York represented the change in seasons more dramatically than…