Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Fashion Life: Inspiration Boards

Currently I'm reading Who What Wear- Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life, by the two founders of Who What Wear Daily. (If you are not signed up or have been living under a rock- go right now a subscribe- great daily newsletter- strictly for the fashion obsessed)

Ok anywho... I'm at the section where they teach their readers how to identify their style... and It had me thinking- I do not know my style-- I'm sooo all over the place. People ask me all the time- and I could never give a straight up answer... so I'm going to do the exercise to try and narrow it down.

The two authors suggest creating an inspiration board.....

Which should be easy- in my line of work I create inspiration/story boards ALL the time. This exercise might not help me identify my style, but it definitely will give me inspiration for the winter and up coming seasons, also it will provide much needed inspiration for Search.Style.Snap and upcoming photo shoots I have lined up... and most important it will inspire me for my line I'm starting. 

So for the next month I will be gathering- fabrics, collecting photos, and cutting out editorials pages for my style inspiration boards.

Anyone up for creating one with me.  It will be fun.

You can add anything to your board- remember nothing is off limits, embrace fanatasy, and follow your instincts.  Try it- I promise you it will be fun.

At the end of the month I will upload some pics of my board.


Eye Candy: Isabel Marant Booties


Don't you agree???

Steve Madden have a pair- and Intermix have an even better pair- for less than $300.00 (Seriously I was just at Intermix yesterday-hahah)


Stylistos: More Biker Jackets

Hey dudes!!! (hahahah)

I was over at HypeBeast and spotted another cool Biker Jacket option for you guys.

American leather jacket brand Schott has been the object of affection for musicians and bikers alike as nano・universe GROUNDFLOOR put their mark on the original Perfecto zippered leather jacket. The nano・universe GROUNDFLOOR version features a black satin lining, a high-quality nickel silver zipper and a more fitted silhouette and will be available at the end of October.

I'm in- looks good fellas.


Fashionista VS. Recessionista: Balmain

Hey readers-

Another edition of Recessionista VS. Fashionista- but this week I flipped it- it's Fashionista VS. Recessionista.

In the left I have the celeb FAV denim Balmain Jacket.  Rihanna stunned on-lookers as she strutted the streets being snapped in the Denim power shoulder jacket.

In the Right we have a very cute look alike from

I swoon over Balmain and I pray some nights one day I would be able to be fortunate enough to cop one of these babies- but the recessionista option is not half bad, it's actually kind of cute!  At a smashing $85.00- why the hell not!

Head over to YesStyle to see other colorways.

which one is your pick?


Excited about Spring and Summer!!!

I was reviewing some of the spring/summer 2010 fashion shows and I know it’s a bit too early but I’m looking forward to Spring;

My reasons:

Bondage Dress

This upcoming spring/summer collections are bringing sexy back with shorter hemlines, cropped tops and the bondage dress. The Mummy inspiration is here and I’m looking forward. Its an update to celeb fav Hervé Léger dress.

Updated Biker

The biker still will be an essential item, carrying over to next spring with many updates shown on the catwalks. I like the panel and quilted details from Alexander Wang and TopShop Unique.

The Cropped Gilet

This dope lil silhouette made its way down a couple of catwalks, like Twenty8Twelve, TopShop Unique and Costume National. This will be the perfect seasonal layering piece. I can definitely see this in leather or denim- or both (#alexander wang-ish)

Draped Dress
I’ve always loved the draped dress. It gives you a soft, feminine, romantic look. Seen going down the Givenchy and Chloe catwalk.


Military look has always been a fav. The crest metal trim and structured outwear is beautiful. Military jackets are updated for spring/summer, with dressier “parade” styles featuring decorative hardware detailing.

Sweatshirt dress

Around for a few seasons now - Alexander Wang update with sheer panels for a more SEXY look, while Palu & Joe opted for a sloppy off-the-shoulder flow.  Great for the early summer BBQ’s- can dress down with some converse or dress up with cute peep toe sandals with belt.

Scuba dress
The new body-con dress: use bonded jerseys and high-stretch fabrications, panel-cut to enhance curves. Add a color pop with contrast piping to enhance the sporty feel. I sooo can see my girlfriend Amber Rose in something like this.

I'm exicted!! Are you?