I am thinking very seriously about buying these rad Alice & Olivia floral pants. Although I would style them differently and pair them with a white T by Alexander Wang tee, half tucked, very slouchy cardi or Rag & Bone jean jacket, messy hair and big sunglasses.
Is it crazy that I want these pants? Maybe I just want Spring to arrive in full force..
I don’t know if it’s because I wear an ugly pin cushion on my wrist stuffed with safety pins for catalog jobs, or if I am just slightly obsessed with certain portions of punk style, but I love safety pins….and I want safety pin earrings. I don’t want ACTUAL safety pins in my ears, but I want nice jewelry made to look like safety pins for my ears. So here are my options, and I like them, and I am sharing them with you in case you have a direct line with Santa.
Rachel Rachel Roy jet black crystal earrings $26 (I know they seem suspiciously cheap but my friend swears if you paint clear nail polish on unknown metal earrings your ears will never know the diff.) Also come in gold tone with clear stones.
Tom Binns sterling silver dangle earrings $154. 2.5 inches long, streamline, pretty, niiiiice…
Giles & Brother tiny studs $75. Cool, and cute, man. for the every day girl who wants to remind you that she aint no diamond stud gal.
Tom Binns punk chic earrings $230. Don’t think I’m not going to hit Pearl Paint this weekend before the ‘ole holiday party and buy myself some day glo yellow paint and get to spraying some safety pins….(although I see some regrets in my future as I hide my yellow hands behind my back at said party)
My favorite safety pin earrings are by Genevieve Jones. The shape is small and beautiful and they come in all different colored metals, with and without stones. You can buy them at L-Atitude, but they seem to be running out fast, so if you are as hooked as I am, hurry…they range from $275-$575
I recently did a little project with the Independent Film Channel where they filmed me out and about using the very awesome Canon 7D camera. I had boat loads of fun shooting at my friend Jennifer Behr’s hair accessory studio in Brooklyn, and at the vintage clothing and accessory rental resource Early Halloween in Manhattan. Click on the arrow to watch the 60 second profile. :)
Here are a few of the things I wore in the spot. Click on the photos for shopping info.
Black velvet Current/Elliott tux pants
Jennifer Behr headwrap. Mine was black leather, but here is the taupe suede version, also nice.
Adidas moss green sneakers. Yes, I am a tom boy…
Dior Mohotani sunglasses
It’s Cyber Monday, which basically means if you are at work right now, your productivity level is next to nothing right now. I’m going to do one better, and show you a few snaps of the city I love, paired with a few bits of clothing and accessories inspired by the photos. All this, while I download my Japan trip photos. Neal and I just returned on Saturday and have been swimming in a sea of jet lag molasses. Totally worth it, as next to NYC, Tokyo, is my second favorite city. Enjoy…
Keltie Ferris is a Brooklyn based painter born in Louisville, KY in 1977. She starts by using a palette knife to scrape acrylic or oil paint across the surface of her canvas, and then she sprays paint on top. What develops is a matrix of space, and shapes playing visual games with your eyes. Her work feels ethereal and mystical yet filled with city energy to me.
She is apparently inspired by the neo abstract expressionists of the 80′s (I had to look that one up… it means artists like Ida Applebroog, Basquiat, Schnabel etc), but I would rather think of her as a Piet Mondrian of today’s city life.
Here is my outfit inspired by Keltie’s painting. I really want the Jil Sander sweater for myself! Click on the objects for shopping info:
Here is a link to a fantastic 7 minute video of Keltie getting ready for a show: Art21
I tried to embed the video, like I usually do, but for some reason it wasn’t working..click the link instead!
Maybe YOU aren’t thinking about the holidays right now, but I certainly have been. Lately, I’ve been styling wardrobe on lots of photo shoots revolving around fake snow, reindeer antlers,and glitter, glitter, glitter! So to get you in the spirit early, I suggest you purchase one of these little numbers below and hide them away in your closet. Then pull them out around mid November, when all the charming holiday party shoes are sold out, and revel in your smart purchase. (Click on a shoe for shopping info)
And keep an eye out for these Aldo slip-ons. They are not in stores yet, but I got a peak at them while at Seventeen Magazine, and they are really fun.
He always pushes the boundaries and I am always in anticipation of what he’ll make next. The above image is from his fall 2011 show, where he used granny-like crochet squares, and made them modern and cool. Check out his cocktail dresses, which are inspired by the pencil cases filled with glitter and colored liquid from his childhood.
The plastic details on the dresses are literally filled with a mix of vegetable oil and glycerine.
As I dream of owning the dress on the right, I am also coveting his neon clutches at the moment. Bright, cheerful, and made from very un-granny laser cut leather, these lacey numbers are meant to be seen. The pouch is 9″x7″, so I think I’d throw keys, iphone, cards, and lipstick and use it for an evening bag. Or use it as a wallet and throw it in a larger bag for day time.
Click on an bag for shopping info
Here’s another great neon clutch by Cleobella, and it’s only $154. It comes in yellow, pink, and fuchsia.
Hello hello! I have been so wrapped up in trying to create some lithographs that I like, that I have not been blogging lately. bad bad bad! I think I am on the right track now, after wrestling some new techniques, and I will post some pictures soon. While I have been mired in creative dilemmas, I have been thinking about Ellen Gallagher (b 1965), who is an artist who lives and works in both Rotterdam and New York. She is repped by Gagosian, so you know she does well, and I absolutely love the intuitive and visceral nature of her work.
She is most known for her appropriation of old black and white advertisements from magazines like Ebony and Sepia. She then transforms them into narratives, repeating certain characters and adding her own details like googley eyes and sculpty. I have seen several of them in person, and they are mesmerizing and intricate.
Here is my outfit inspired by “Wiglette” above.
As you know, besides being a stylist, I also study printmaking. Here is a fantastic video with Ellen and a master printer talking about the process of taking her work and making multiples.
And here she is talking about her work..
I’ve just planted 6 pots of red geraniums and am in full summer mode. Here are some of my favorite things in the stores right now.
ALC watercolor print skirt: I want to sashay through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens wearing this. It’s rose season, so I imagine looking quite the vision as I view the latest blooms there.
Antik Batik cotton top: Perfect for a summer BBQ, this top screams summer fun.
Pachacuti Panama fedora: forget the stingy brim fedoras, this Panama hat is the ultimate. And if you love to wear “Cancun Cowboy” hats, well then, no comment.
Etro printed silk-twill pants: Gosh I love these pants. These would be my summer evening pants, lounging around with flat sandals and a white tank.
Isabel Marant linen jacket: This is the kind of jacket that works for spring, summer, and fall. Super versatile, this jacket is your friend.
Roberto Cavalli elephant ring: This ring is so charming, it feels like it would bring me good luck.
Marni cami and shorts: Why do I need Marni pajamas? Because, I’m not sure why, but I think I’d feel like Brigitte Bardot when wearing them. And I might be able to get away with watering the garden in them too.