Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kick Ass Shoes for Rich People

You guys, the shoe world is absolutely KILLING it this fall. Platforms, big buckles, and sparkles? I'm so in.

Unfortunately, as a student and magazine intern, I am not exactly raking in the big bucks. But I can dream, right? Here's what I would buy if I had Paris Hilton's budget. #outdatedpopculturalreference #annoyinguseofhashtagsoutsideoftwitterPedro Garcia wedges ($450): These shoes give off the coolest Lux-Lindstrom-shabby-elegant-hippy vibe.

Miu Miu heels ($630): I'm pretty sure half my tweets from the Miu Miu show (and by "from the Miu Miu show" I mean "from my early morning sociology lecture where I was watching the Miu Miu livestream and ignoring the glares of those around me") are along the lines of "GLITTER! On SHOES! SOMEONE GET ME SOME GLITTERY SHOES, STAT! THEY ARE KIND OF THE BEST THINGS EVER IN LIFE EVER!"

So, you know. Suffice to say I like these. Chloe ankle boots ($795): Shoes fit for some sort of elfin woodland creature. This is a compliment, I promise. Burberry Prorsum platforms ($950): Do you guys remember how in 10 Things I Hate About You, Julia Stiles was like this total angsty late-90s riot grrl who read The Bell Jar and drove a beat-up old car and won Heath Ledger's heart? These shoes are that girl, distilled in shoe form.

Which fall shoes are you guys obsessing over?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Current Obsession: Jen Kao Wedges

How sick are these wedges by Jen Kao? (The correct answer is "so sick.") It's the perfect Frankenstein's monster of a shoe, simultaneously calling to mind ski boots, patchwork, and that Christopher Kane collection with all the galaxy prints.

Jen Kao? More like Jen Wow! (Sorry. Bad puns are sort of my thing.)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Office Space: Some Inspiration for Your Work Week

Let's face it, Mondays can be rough, even for those of us who've been blessed with jobs we love. (Okay, it's probably Tuesday by now in some time zones).

How about injecting a little fun into your workweek? Fifties style glasses or bold coral lips can shake up even the most staid office-appropriate ensemble.

And who needs a shirt? Bust out your favourite bra instead! (Just kidding. That one's best left for the pages of Vogue Italia. Unless you're a stripper, I guess.)

(Also, nix the napping.)

Top to bottom: October 2010 Vogue Italia beauty supplement, Elle Poland, Elle Singapore July 2011. All images from Fashion Gone Rogue.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blast From the Past: Vogue Does Disney

The one and only time I went to Disneyland was around 2001. I was 10 years old and wore shorts, T-shirts, and Mickey Mouse ears the entire time. It was not a great moment in fashion.

Ten years earlier, however, Vogue UK took a much more fashion-forward trip to the land of roller coasters and screaming children.

Doesn't it sort of make you want to roll up to the nearest amusement park in a vintage skirt suit?

(Scans courtesy of The Fashion Spot)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Adventures in Etsy: Of Hogs and Hedges

You guys, I'm babysitting a hedgehog(!!!) this weekend. His name is John-John, he hates me (I tried singing The Cardigans' "Lovefool" to him, but this only served to annoy him) and he is actually the cutest thing ever!

The new love of my life. (Please ignore the camera phone picture quality and how weirdly disgusting my carpet looks).

In honour of my temporary foray into hedgehog-parenting, here are some painfully adorable hedgehog-themed accessories I found on Etsy.

Hedgehog flats by emandsprout ($24):

I feel like it would be impossible to have a bad day with these on your feet. How much do you love the fact that the hedgehogs have little flowers in their hair (or in their spikes, I guess)?

Hedgehog hair clips by CuckooBoo ($5):

I'm pretty sure that these are actually intended for small children, but I'm also pretty sure that the world would be a way better place if we all wore adorable animal-themed hair bows all the time.

Hedgehog necklace by Piggy ($18):

For the sophisticated hedgehog-wearer. (As if there's any other kind).

Friday, August 5, 2011

Raquel Zimmerman by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

As I was scrolling through Fashion Gone Rogue, this spread stopped me in my tracks. I guess that in a sea of crazy fashion spreads, it's raw, simple images like the first picture in this spread that are truly shocking.

I'm not even sure that I totally get grasp Meisel was going for here, but I like it. The juxtaposition of the wig-wearing, overly made up, pose-y Raquel and the wet-haired, grinning Raquel is really cool.

The deliberate fakeness of the black wig photos feels very Cindy Sherman to me.

What do you think?