Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Banner Picture Credits

CFDA Fashion Fund Popular Vote

Don't forget to vote for your favorite designer for 2009 so they can get some moo-lah without you actually purchasing their clothes (not that I wouldn't want to own a piece and support designers that way, but a dress is probably more than my rent). The only problem now is who to choose- I have too many favorites!!

Vote CFDA Fund

You can vote once a day and you are entered for a giveaway of 2 tickets to a Spring Summer 2010 Fashion show. Doesn't say which one or cover transportation costs, but you do get a nice swag bag including a Linea Pelle handbag.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Safety Pin Takes Center Stage

Safety pins have been relegated to the backstage in fashion. When there's a gaping hole between two buttons because your button-up shirt is just a little too tight around the chest area, you use a safety pin. When your bra strap keeps showing, you safety pin it to the shirt. The safety pin is meant to temporarily fix but not meant to be seen. Lately, I have found safety pins to be more than utilitarian, but actually stylish. The unsung hero of fashion is finally getting it's turn in the lime light.

Top to bottom:
1) Stolen Girlfriends Club white minidress- image source Fashion Toast
2) Ongwat Jewelry Pin Me Necklace
3) Image source- Sartorialist
4) Sou Brette Jewelry Hexagon Pendant
5) Bodhi Safety Clutch- image source Gilt
6) The Docent Safety Bracelet

It's interesting how different people have used the same objects. Some looks were rock and roll, others were gothic, and others exuded glamour and elegance. One thing is consistent; they all made a statement- 'don't overlook the the safety pin.'

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Life Intervenes

Hey Readers,

So the last post was about a month ago. Since then, I have been finishing up my classes, preparing for finals, moving out of the dorms, and trying to figure out what to do with my life. I haven't been able to really focus on posting anything of late- more like my energy has been sapped from trying to do and worrying about everything else. I still take the time to read my favorite blogs but the time that goes into writing and photoshopping my own posts is more than I'm willing to give it at this point. I am planning to continue the blog on a 'when I can' basis because it's something I truly enjoy. Once my life starts to stabilized, I will post on regular basis. In the mean time I have stumbled upon some great fashion blogs that really motivates me to make my blog more visually appealling.

Park and Cube- Great photography and style. I wish I could take pics of my daily outfits as well as Shini, P&Q's blog writer. Also her DIY projects are creative and look amazing.

NotCouture- The site is like a polaroid portal into fashion blogs. Great images and a little text to tease you into clicking away. I also love NotCot, an aethetically pleasing blog on graphics, design, and all things aethetically pleasing.

Street Peeper- Another street fashion photography website like Sartorialist, Jak and Jil, and Garence, except international with photos from NY to Tokyo to Melbourne to Jakarta (?).

My yummy chocolate cupcake with raspberrry frosting
that I bought to celebrate the end of classes.