Saturday, August 29

VON SONO












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Von Sono. When I first saw Von Sono on Pour Porter's blog, I instantly recognized the label's knack for designing delicate but experimental inspired looks. Combining feminine materials like lace with unique knitted masks, I love the tone of the overall collection, which is at once subdued but slightly alienating. I especially admire the strange embellishments and diverse use of materials to make a single item. (For example, the beaded shoulder with lace sleeves.) Featured are summer and winter collection from this year.








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Friday, August 7

ARGILA




Feature: Argila Shoes.
I've been obsessed with the supple yet sturdy leather and heel length on these shoes since I first saw them on Kick Pleat's website. I stopped by the store today and finally caved in and bought them on sale. I really love Argila's construction (made in Spain) which is both comfortable, understated yet luxurious. I can't wait to wear these puppies on a regular basis. Plus, the nude color practically screams: "Wear me with everything!" Images courtesy of kickpleat.com







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Thursday, August 6

LITERATURE





Feature: Literature.
Nymag's The Cut recently posted about summer reading being the new "it" item. Considering that I'm a doctoral student in English literature studying for what is my fifty book exam at the end of the summer and reading about a book a day (explaining my absence from the blog), the idea of Alberta Ferretti's Winter/Spring 2009-2010 ads tickle me. They make me laugh that it would be fashionable or even remotely glamorous to "read." The intellectual concept, shot by Steven Meisel, seems to embrace the chaotic and luxurious antiquitairan world of the literature.

Here is The Cut's explanation of the trend: "'Tis the season for libros, and the fashion community knows the value of a good read. Ellen von Unwerth shot Sasha Pivovarova lounging with Things Get Better on her lap for July's Italian Vogue, a title that seems like it would fit in to any self-help section. Bookworms were backstage at the Christian Dior fall 2009 couture show, as Tatyana Usova paged through a Proust title and Kim Noorda read a novel while getting her hair and nails done (multitasker!). But nothing promoted literacy quite so sweepingly as Alberta Ferretti's new fall campaign. Steven Meisel shot Viktoriya Sasonkina, Madisyn Ritland, Nimue Smit, and Dorothea Barth Jörgensen in a dark, Hogwarts-like study. The moody, intellectual scene has paper and hair flying everywhere, with stacks of books piled high in the background. Got your library card handy?"







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FINSK









Feature: Finsk.
I first saw these amazing shoes over at the Vain and Vapid, and was instantly captivated by their unqieu design. I love how the white creates the illusion of a floating shoe on an impossibly high heel. The white seems to balance the heaviness of the shoe and the wooden heel (which I always love) exude a more organic and less harsh feel to the shoe. Of course, the heel itself is another story that simply speaks for its innovative self. The fall collection can be found at Oaknyc.com right now. Images courtesy of www.finsk.com








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