I'm currently working on a new blogging project, so putting eastinthewest (now eastintheeastinthewest....yea, I moved to New York and live on the West Side!) on hold. Once my new thang is up and running, I will most certainly share it in all its glory. For now, please enjoy a few images of fashion week favorites and stay tuned for something exciting in January 1, 2013!
The new Karen Walker Limited Edition "FANTASTIQUE" sunglass line is quite justly named. My goodness, these sunnies are stunners! Three of Walker's top selling frames are reworked in laser-cut black or gold metal filigree, offering an innovative spin on her ever-popular tortoiseshell that everyone and their mom seems to be rocking these days. See all the goods here.
There's something very special about Miranda Kerr. I love her healthy, fresh-faced look and this shoot from T Magazine, set in New Zealand, is an example of just how pure and stunning her beauty really is. The styling is also exactly what I'm feeling right now. Minimalist with a few prints and funky details splashed throughout. Check out all the photos and read the article here.
Pamela Love makes the coolest jewelry. I'm serious. She was nominated for a CFDA award, after all! And when I say cool, I DON'T mean big, shiny gems and baubles. She crafts laid-back, high quality, taxidermy-inspired pieces that most girls would wear every day. I'm particularly in LOVE with her Small Sacred Heart necklace, pictured above. Oh snap, it's on SALE! Too bad I'm saving for my NYC life....2.5 weeks and I'll be official.
Following the indie success of "2 Days in Paris" several years ago, the actor and director Julie Delpy recently debuted her follow up "2 Days in New York". I am a big fan of the first film and found the second equally entertaining. Delpy's character moved on (luckily) from Adam Goldberg's well-played hypochondriac to Chris Rock's reserved (and oddly sexy) leading man. And I have to say it was a riot to see him play it a little different for once! Among several characters that carry over to the second film, including Delpy's actual father, Albert Delpy, there are scenes that truly bring the city's splendor to life. As I plan my move to NYC, I love seeing the city in all its glory, even at lightning speed. And, let's be honest, there is something so very charming about the beautiful Julie Delpy. Her acting ability, directorial eye and innate charm have captivated me. May I suggest "2 Days in Tokyo"??
One of my weak points in life is that I'm a terrible packer. Instead of three sensible pairs of shoes, I bring six impractical ones. Rather than bring one good-with-everything pair of jeans, I bring sequined shorts and pleather capris. Oh, me! Luckily, Louis Vuitton created a microsite to teach the art of packing. While I don't own any LV luggage (yet), this site is so charming I just had to share.
I rarely recommend products, but absolutely had to share my rave review of Sachajuan's volume powder. This is for the girls with thin hair! I've been using hair powders for the past few years, in search of the magical concoction that makes my hair less greasy while at the same time adding long-lasting volume. This is it, my friends. One added perk? A faintly sweet, floral smell that I'm now looking for in perfume form. Get your volume on here.
I'm really feeling sneakers paired with skirts and dresses these days. Thanks goodness designers are seeing the value in creating comfortable yet chic sneaks for us ladies who need a break from our sexy mile high heels. I find that adding a Nike high top or clean pair of Converse to a typically dressed-up look is such a sweet twist. Now, I just need these gold Margiela's….
P.S. Have you seen the Liberty dunks?? More to come on that soon…
After five pairs of earrings were in desperate need of repair, I visited my local jeweler on Polk Street. I, of course, had to try on several of their outstanding pieces including a magnificently detailed Hobé bracelet, similar to the version pictured above. I had never even heard of Hobé, but following a quick search I found that it was the first costume jewelry brand, created in the late 19th century! Vintage jewelry is so special. Anytime I wear a piece, it's as though I'm wearing a little piece of history, particularly so when wearing family heirlooms. Thanks to my lovely grandmother for seeing the value in passing these meaningful pieces along!
The rich yet raw stylings of Il Bisonte leather goods are too cool not to mention. The brand is most definitely reputable, but by no means an "It" label, plus their beautifully crafted pieces come in a range of interesting shapes and sizes. Like this sweet coin purse. Don't you love the logo? Check out Il Bisonte's sweet goods here.
Welcome to my slow climb back into blogging. I've been perusing JJJound and Style.com pretty regularly and these two snapshots represent exactly what I love about fashion - the juxtaposition of high tops with a leather skirt or sequins with a letterman jacket. One of my favorite hobbies is to take two completely opposite, yet equally beautiful pieces and make them work together. Fun times!
Images found on JJJound.com & Tommy Ton for Style.com
I know...everyone is talking about Chanel's Fall 2011 nail colour, Peridot. And, obviously, I'm a little behind. But guess what, guys?? I actually tried it and it's beyond cool. Camera 1, it's green! Camera 2, it's gold! I'm not one to spend $25 on a nail polish, so I tested it out at my local salon. And the "oooohs" and "aaahhs" came rolling in. Kudos to Karl & team for continually offering our fingers something shiny and new to wear. Buy it here.
Fur and huge rings. That's what I'm wearing this winter (though winter is somewhat underwhelming in the Bay Area, I'm heading to frosty Iowa for the Christmas holiday!). Just need to find a giant turquoise ring. I've got the fur covered but not quite like Eniko's hunter green, long-haired yak fur (is that yak?). My Parisian fox fur collar will have to do for now!
Eniko Mihalik by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar US November 2011
While catching up on Modern Family over the weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed a new spot from VW and an older one from HP. Maybe it's my hormones speaking, but how cute are both of these? I'm a fan of Deutsch LA's recent work for VW- so far, they're nicely art directed and to the point. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners "Happy Baby" spot is a no-brainer - cute baby, great music and the American landscape. Who wouldn't love it?
I'm digging this look from Balenciaga's Spring 2012 show. There's something so appealing about short shorts, long silk sleeves and high heels. My years of cleavage and belly baring are over, so now I'm all about shorts. Plus, shoulder pads, crazy colors and polka dotted shoes? I am clearly a product of the eighties!
Welcome to a place for discovering new things and contemplating all the beauty that life has to offer. This little piece of my mind encompasses the gamut- fashion, music, design, advertising, food and everything in between and beyond.
Masthead credits: 1925 San Francisco Street Map via Flicker & Dollar Bin/Hannah Holman shot by Angelo Pennetta for Doingbird/Stud Tartan Shirt by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy S/S 2010