Skirt - Courtesy of GiGi Vintage, Camisole - Forever 21, Boots - Steve Madden, Hat - Vintage, Belt - Vintage, Jewelry - All Over
My wonderful friend Ceilidh took these pictures at her house. Her house is adorable! It's got this gorgeous 60s modern thing going on. She is absolutely adorable, too. I felt kind of guilty for dressing so much like a cowboy -- I clashed with her gorgeous apartment! Here she is at home in her natural environment (she fits in much better than I do):
Adorbz, right? I love that gal. We have known each other for 10 years now.
Also, in case you missed my runway reviews over on the Crossroads blog, here they are:
Altuzarra’s Spring line looks like it was designed for the hot illegitimate lovechild of Cher from Clueless and Winona Ryder. It’s tough enough that you might be intimidated at first glance, but bizarre enough that it adds a sense of whimsy to the whole ordeal, like maybe the Altuzarra girl would pull you aside in Home Room and say, “Wanna go smoke candy cigarettes in the bathroom?” Yes, Altuzarra girl. Yes, I do.
Charlotte Ronson managed to take the small town suburban look of the Ghost World comic and make it look really SoHo. I didn’t realize it until now, but I think my entire aesthetic process has been an attempt to do exactly that. Thank you, Char-Ron, for showing me exactly what I’ve been trying to do all of these years!
Cynthia Rowley managed to combine my favorite parts of California and New York into one collection. It’s all very sidewalk-grit-meets-Golden-Coast, and for some inexplicable reason, it makes me want to drink a Diet Coke out of a gilded crazy straw. I don’t know why… I don’t even drink Diet Coke.
Karen Walker! You just blew my mind! I have never felt the need to wear a blazer before this moment, but now I feel the need to wear them everywhere. With shorts! And turbans! And socks! And oxfords! Oh, and all of it should probably be printed in some way!
What are you guys doing this weekend? I was planning on riding a winged coyote out to the desert to play guitar on top of a prehistoric rock. You can come, too, but mesh leggings are required.
Rebecca Minkoff makes it look so easy to be awesome. Having Leandra Medine – The Man Repeller herself! – walk your runway helps, too. Can I be invited to the Cool Girl Party, too, Rebecca? Huh? Can I? Please?
Huh? (But like a good “huh?” maybe?)
Anna Sui’s Spring line is one part rockabilly, one part gypsy, one part Tavi Gevinson, and one part…well…Anna Sui. I think that if John Waters were to make a Cry Baby-esque movie about a precocious thirteen-year old girl who wanted nothing more than to leave Baltimore to go to clown college, Anna Sui would definitely costume it.
Imitation of Christ
Oh, Imitation of Christ. I love how predictably wacky you are, like we can count on you to make us scratch our heads. Your remade-vintage runway show was set up to be a mock wedding, with all of the models serving as bridesmaids and groomsmen? Well of course it was. Why wouldn’t it be?
Finally, a runway collection my grandmother would understand! She would be really excited that Elly May Clampett from The Beverly Hillbillies took up work as a professional go-go dancer. Good for her!
Rodarte apparently decided to dress space-aged Stepford wives this season.
3.1 Phillip Lim
I feel like 3.1 Phillip Lim and I have been BFFs for years, but now we’re at this super-sad stage in our lives where it just seems really apparent that we are going in different directions. Like, maybe 3.1 Phillip Lim found a rich husband in Manhattan and wants to settle down and do Sunday brunches, but I’m still living in Los Angeles and working part-time as a “PR Specialist” while waiting for my band to really make it. I thought we wanted the same things out of life! I thought we wanted leather jackets and witty dresses and rock-and-roll-chic and California glamour. Apparently, though, you just want to hang out with your new BFF Marni and make pastel-colored boxy things in which I really have no interest. I am destroying our friendship bracelets.
Alexander Wang, I have given up trying to understand everyone’s obsession with you. Okay, I get it, you’re like “sporty cool jock rock” and everything has athletic mesh paired with zippers. You know what though? I never really cared much for basketball…or football…or baseball. Might you have any other tricks up your sleeve, or is it only wrist guards and elbow pads under there?
I have been so perplexed by Proenza Schouler lately that I would really give anything to hear their thought processes when planning these collections. What was the inspiration behind Spring 2012? 1980s entry-level office worker gets a bit “spunky”?
Rachel Comey’s new line broke my heart a little bit. It’s just not….it’s just so…it’s just the sound “hm” put into looks, I guess. Also, are those topless bucket hats? I don’t even know what’s going on here.