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sculpted platforms

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 28, 2009

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Will you be sporting a pair of 4+ inch pumps this fall? It seems like platforms have taken over for fall and growing increasingly taller.  The YSL ‘Aliama’ Pump is an almost shocking 5.5 inches with a 1.5 inch front platform. I love the glossy sculpted 4.75 inch heel of the Alexander Wang ‘Natasha’ Choked Pump and you can mimic the look with the glossy front platform of the Velvet Angels Town Peep Toe Pump. The entire Nicholas Kirkwood collection features many different shapes of sculpted platforms and Jil Sander, YSL, Steve Madden, and Giuseppe Zanotti have designs that parallel the style of the “hidden” platform.

I am really enjoying the abundance of suede shoes this fall, whether they are ankle boots or platforms. The YSL booties and pumps that are imitated by Steve Madden are a lovely shade of dove grey. Although I always have some sort of guilt buying blatant copies, I must say that they may be too close to pass up. I also would really appreciate a good 5.5 inches added to my petite stature.



c.kane’s topshop love

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 21, 2009

Christopher Kane’s newest line for Topshop is definitely something I have been looking forward to. Some of the pieces are more risqué, but I am fond of the girly light yellow dresses. I am also liking the waisted one-shouldered dress that differs from the often-seen one shoulder tight mini dress. The famed Gorilla Tee is paralleled by the Crocodile topshop dress. Next month I will be sure to head into Topshop for this occasion.

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heading home

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 21, 2009

It is wonderful to see Tanya D returning to the editorial world and I was especially inspired by these Vogue Spain shots for the September issue. Each photo in “Vuelta a Casa” is unique and a refreshing reversal from her usual edgy editorials. I truly loved the relaxing and cool energy of this shoot. My favorite pieces would have to be the white Givenchy lace dress, Balenciaga dress, and  Chloe bow heels.

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sheer indulgences

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 20, 2009

sheer lingerieToday I began to make a wishlist of items for the fall. While browsing, I became obsessed with my desire for new sheer lingerie similar to these found on Net A Porter. Lace and silk details don’t hurt either.

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still wearing…

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 14, 2009

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shopbop leggings

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festival times.

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 7, 2009

I am headed out the door at 8 am and was inspired by these littledoe lookbook images. enjoy.

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source: littledoeislove.com

midwestern music

Posted in fashion by clairedille on August 5, 2009

After a weekend away with a friend, living in a two bedroom cottage and spending hours lounging on the beach, I finally began to embrace summer. Dressing for summer is different then taking in the simple pleasures that make a summer ideal. We all have our own bits of nostalgia that make a summer complete and one of my personal favorites is the act of listening to music on the grass. Whether it was listening to the bandstand on a Martha’s Vineyard night or heading to Central Park for some Beastie Boys, summer listening is just too good to be true. These images of Sheila Marquez shot by Rony Shram are subtly beautiful and rustic. Anyone who says they don’t enjoy a pair of overalls must be lying, because they are ultimate comfort and the childhood version of the romper. Preparing for the music festival, Lollapalooza, this upcoming weekend, I am packing boots (although not over-the-knee), shorts, a jean jacket, floral bustier, summer dress, racerback tanks, gladiator sandals, leggings, a romper and tank jumpsuit, and loose tees. 

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Lastly, my growing-out bangs are channeling Sheila’s right now.

source: fashiongonerogue.com