Sunday, December 26

object of desire: glitter shoes

seems like shoemakers are acting upon the dorothy in us nowadays, and heaven knows I can't complain. I don't remember when I started to look for one, but I had my eyes on glitter-dunked shoes for a long time (possibly a cinderella or wizard of oz thing). and now suddenly, they are everywhere: designers seem to be determined to glitter up your feet this season. my absolute favorite would be marc jacobs' pointed-toe "mouse" glitter kitten heels, louboutin's nude-trimmed glitter ballerinas ad and miu miu's pair of glitter oxfords, which is the perfect combination of girly and tomboy; and though not my usual thing, I think giuseppe zanotti's glitter cowboy boots are pure genius. aren't these all the perfect way to dress up your everyday jeans a bit or add a girly tinge to a muted masculine ensemble?
glitter shoes
glitter shoes, popsiclepout tarafından gap shoes ile yaratıldı

le blog de sushi

alexa chung for elle
caroline's mode
le blog de betty

Monday, December 20

why brows are important

audrey hepburn, before & after:

always beautiful, just in need of some va-va-voom.. voila! brows have it.

Sunday, December 12

breton time!

sometimes I hear people talking about me as "the girl in stripes". oh, you can't possibly know how I love breton tops! they work absolutely every way possible- combine with cigarette pants and flats and you're audrey hepburn. wear it under a trench and you're a parisiénne. mix and match with other patterns to add an eclectic appeal. wear it under your blazer and pants for a smart casual business look.

the undeniable charm of breton shirt 

those of you who know me have probably heard that I'm leaving for paris next month, to study there till june. as someone who is obsessed with french chic, I know it would be a fatal mistake to go without a real proper breton. not that I don't own countless breton-like striped shirts and sweaters- so many it's ridiculous, but I'm lacking a "real deal", a heavy-cotton, heavy-duty fishing breton shirt; ohe of those they call "meridien."

I had my eyes on this GAP one for a while; the shape is surprisingly right and the material is thick as I wanted it to be, and quite cheap compared to other options, but it happened to be out of stock when I finally went to buy it. argh!
GAP, $29
 A.P.C. makes these wonderful -but overpriced- ones. oh, some day...
A.P.C., $200
J.Crew sells this lovely one buy the quintessential french brand St James, at a more accessible $85.
J.Crew Saint James, $85

meanwhile; let's get some inspiration from the "forefathers":
audrey hepburn

brigitte bardot

charlotte gainsbourg
lou douillon

the sartorialist

Saturday, December 11

party like it's 1962

as we approach the holiday season, everybody's eagerly hunting for the perfect party dress.
personally, I adore the retrospective-minimalist evening collection of zara for the season so much that I don't feel like looking any further. ladylike and proper, with a bit of distressed rock'n'roll twist- my thing, exactly! I've especially had my eyes on the lipstick-red dress for a while, but all of them are mouth-watering.  

have you picked up anything for the season yet?
zara evening collection