While I am traditionally more of an ‘earring girl’, the necklaces this season are seriously making me reconsider my jewelry choices. It all started with my obsession with Marni’s chunky and architectural pieces a year ago. They are the perfect balance of playful colors and artful sophistication. But, oh dear, the necklace craze has only intensified. I’m currently coveting Vera Wang’s hot pink multi-colored glass necklace here at Presse. And naturally, after the necklace was featured in Vogue my fixation on these bold collar-like necklaces was solidified. Upon attending Vera Wang’s Spring/Summer 2009 fashion show, I am aching for the oversized chain-link crystalline necklaces to come to market. Pair one of these statement-making necklaces with a simple t-shirt and jeans and you strike the perfect balance of effortless chic!
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Why is it so freaking hard to find a good bag? Anything spotted in a department store makes me gag. Give it a week and you’ll see all the Rodeos and Madisons carrying the same Doctor. For some reason, it’s the one category where anyone with an ad campaign doesn’t do it for me. Maybe it’s because “It” bags come and go and they are usually the result of designers hawking free totes to celebs. It’s not even natural selection! But when I met Kendall Conrad, the chic Santa Barbara designer, I knew I found something special. Think: simple styles, buttery deerskin leather, perfect neutrals (dove gray, distressed brown, espresso) and top-notch craftsmanship. My fave this moment: an oversized Tibetan lambskin and mohair number. Not to mention, this month’s French Vogue did a whole spread on the furry fabric. Hopefully it won’t become the new “It” skin!
Beauty trends have not typically been my bag. Give me a pair of mukluk booties or a skinny jean, and I’m sold. Beauty? I stick to the basics.
Until Amy Winehouse came along. Difficult as life has been for the poor lass lately, she has bequethed upon me an obsession: that bee-hive, that thick black eyeliner, that LOOK.
Certainly, the onus is on me to incorporate the rather over-the-top elements into my relatively classic attire. Its not a look for everyone, but I had a glimmer of hope that I could make it work.
The translations first started for me when I spotted Kate Moss in the August issue of Vogue. Her version of the ‘did was still a bit much, in pearls and a suit, none the less. It was really Duffy who showed me the way. Hers was a softer version: the teased bouffant subtle, the side-swept bangs more feminine.
Well, folks, with this much inspiration to work with, I gave it a go. Friday night, I picked up that comb, armed myself with hairspray and teased that mess of hair into the best damn rats nest its ever seen. Step one: smooth the rats nest. Step two: gather back and sweep to the side. Step three: black mascara. Lots of it. With wings to boot.
Reaction from husband? He’s not too sure what to make of it.
On to the first stop of the evening – cocktails at 205 Club in the LES. More nods and stares than I have recieved in a very long time. As a married woman, this is exciting. By nights end, I look at myself in the mirror, and that hive has stayed put, mascara still thick, all-in-all everything holding up quite well.
I am a convert – the bee-hive is my new best (Friday night) friend.
For someone who considers herself pretty “tapped in,” I cannot believe I missed the launch of Vogue Covers last year. When I walked into Juan Carlos Obando’s office (which is part Art-Director, part High-End-Designer, part Product-Developer) I flipped out over this book, which had been given to him as a birthday gift. I have been obsessed with magazines long before I started working at them ten years ago. I pick up Vogues from all over (Brazil, China, no, they do not have a Cuban version out yet), I designed my store with vintage framed European tears and even the Presse back office is walled with inspirational images and our favorite models (Lily Donaldson for me, Kate Moss for Renee.) Anyway, this book is a compilation of the most gorgeous British Vogue covers since the dawn of time and I’d say the only thing better would be the inclusion of its French counterpart.