27 April 2010

A (Miu Miu) Haunting

Willy Vaderperre recently filmed models Lindsay Wixson and Mariacarla Boscono playing beautiful, youthful (Miu Miu wearing) ghosts for an AnOther Magazine exclusive video. Filming took place at 34 Avenue Foch, Maisons-alfort, Paris, in a Louis XVI-styled mansion dating back to 1854. Miuccia Prada also presented her Miu Miu A/W 2010 show (pictured above) here, among others in the past. She spoke of the film and its location calling the mansion, "A rich source of domestic associations, conjuring images of childhood as the girls wander through its many rooms."

From AnOther.com:
Willy Vanderperre’s fashion film of the Miu Miu collection, exclusively commissioned for the AnOther website, has this idea of placelessness at its core: 34, Avenue Foch becomes simultaneously a real place and a fairy-tale playground for a young Alice in Wonderland character looking through the looking glass, finding herself in a world where logic and reason are skewed. "Lindsey’s character is young and playful, open to discovering new territories in her black silk and wool dresses and coats with silk and metal flowers and bows," says stylist Olivier Rizzo of the protagonist, "and Mariacarla is there to guide her into the pleasures of adulthood, in her violet mohair fur, warm and comforting."

Video provided by: AnOther Magazine

Click & Strip Advertising

I was drawn to this photo because of the model's (Emily Didonato) hair. I stayed because of the idea behind it.
It's part of a series from Chanel and Eres; Starting out the model will be dressed in layers of Chanel, but as you click, it strips her down to only Eres undergarments. What an interesting way to bring two lines together! This concept could truly be applied to a variety of accessories, clothing, swimwear etc.

You can see more of this campaign mid-May at Eresparis.com.

On a side note, I'm really interested in acquiring some short clip on bangs similar to those pictured above. I really miss mine (having real bangs, that is) but it was so horrible growing them out that I want to stay without them for awhile. Has anyone tried these out?

21 April 2010

Ozzy Bow & Harem Harlequin

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for English shoe line, Irregular Choice. Sometimes I forget they are around, since they are not sold anywhere closer than 3ish hours away from Omaha and I don't randomly run across them online very often.

Today I was reminded of their amazing presence after receiving an email from Nasty Gal's online store (click my link or google, DO NOT try nastygal.com, it won't be what you're looking for!). I love this site, it's one of my favorite places to shop when I'm not shopping for vintage (they do have a vintage section, but it's picked over quickly when new items are added). Very affordable and they constantly are adding new pieces.

Anyways, back to my original point, check out these new shoes (buckwild as always) from Irregular Choice...

Top: Irregular Choice Harem Harlequin Platforms, $138.
Bottom: Irregular Choice Ozzy Bow Heel, $128.

I especially love the Ozzy Bow Heels, quite possibly because they are lined with orange velvet?

P.S. Stay tuned for some of the biggest footwear related news of my life thus far later this week!

(Photos: All from Nasty Gal.)

19 April 2010

Hopelessly Feminine

Here is a story about how I fell in love with a handmade hair-candy, lingerie, clothing, accessories + more company. Before I was married last year I heavily hinted to my bridesmaids and friends that I would not be wearing any sort of hideous penis-encrusted bridal veil to my bachelorette parties (I won't waste 20 minutes of my time and yours ranting about my reasoning) and told them not to worry about getting all of that stuff usually involved in pre-marriage parties.

So my lovely friend Jenny totally hooked it up with a bow from Australian Etsy store Hopelessly Devoted (pictured above, at my bachelorette party and below, from their online store).
Isn't it perfect for a bachelorette? I've worn mine several times since my party and will be able to wear it for a long time to come because it is so well made.

Or what about this fascinator with the tiny birdcage veil?

Wouldn't the one below with the rosettes be great for the actual wedding? I could see something like this on my friend Courtney with her long blond hair all wild and flowing underneath it.

Alright so I will continue my tale, the lady behind this company, Gaby, is one of the writers for this blog, that everyone should check and re-check often because they are CONSTANTLY posting the most beautiful inspiring collages that include their new items. She posted about a piece loosely inspired by BEETLEJUICE last week (HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP!, COULD YOU BE MORE AMAZING?)

Another sect of this company is Hopeless, a handmade and often vintage-inspired lingerie store. I love all of these looks because the lingerie appears so feminine and delicate, and doesn't look like a dirty french maid costume with a corset sucking the life out of the model. A woman could wear all of these and be comfortable but still feel gorgeous.

So everyone head on over and order up some bows for you, me and all the soon to be brides in your life. They'll thank you for skipping the penis straws, veils and suck for a buck lollipop bouquets!

(Photos: All from Hopelessly Devoted's Etsy Store and the Hopeless Etsy Store, except for the first collage at the top)

16 April 2010

YSL for $3.99?


Yes ladies and gentlemen, you can still find amazing vintage at thrift stores if you look. Today's find renewed my faith that not all great thrifting finds are picked over before you even start looking (pls ignore my heinous office carpet).