I am about to move to a much colder climate, and as I pack up all my worldly possessions, I'm wondering what I'm going to be wearing though the long Swedish winter. Fall is fun, winter is oppressive. However, looking at Lars Andersson's latest video lookbook has made me feel a bit more inspired. Lars is Swedish, so he must know the old adage, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." Therefore he provides a perfect way to counter the elements in style: layer upon layer of thick, lush, heavy knits. In his video, two models chase each other across the rooftops of New York wearing his dramatic creations, which have the practicality of warmth, yet are still elegant, moody, dark, and romantic. Hoping to master this look by the time deep dark December rolls around.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
This week is my last week in New York before leaving for Stockholm for six months. I've been trying to get out as much as possible, but yesterday's sudden winter storm put a damper on my night's Halloween plans. I refuse to let any other evenings go to waste, and will be stopping by these two parties and encourage you to join.
Although many chose to forgo Halloween festivities altogether, it has always been one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it involved collecting candy by the bag full. Figuring out costumes can be tough, but luckily I have a full drawer of old Six Six Sick outfits that can dress me for many Halloweens to come. Tomorrow I plan on joining Occupy Halloween for the Halloween Parade, and then heading over to Patricia Field's Halloween bash at Co-op.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
After months of talk and planning, we're incredibly excited for our party this Thursday for NOMIA, a New York based women's wear collection designed by our talented (and drop-dead gorgeous!) friend Yara Flinn. We'll be screening the new NOMIA Fall/Winter Collection Video, and toasting with complementary Asahi Beer and an open vodka bar from 10-11PM. Just in case you're not familiar with NOMIA, here's a peek at the new Spring collection, which centers around an agate digital print applied to minimalist, body-conscious silhouettes. I'm personally obsessed with the dresses with agate panels. Hope to see you on Thursday at Anchor Bar!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Three times a year, vintage sellers and lovers alike gather at the The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show at Metropolitan Pavilion. The organizers are kind enough to send me press passes to the shows, but unfortunately most vendors won't allow photographs of their precious wares, which designers often buy to replicate for their own collections. So, this year, I grabbed my gay husband to gawk at the inspiring inventory as well as all the incredibly dressed ladies turned out in all of their vintage finery. I'm seriously surprised that I didn't run into any street style bloggers at the show, as I think the women I saw today were much more creatively dressed than the majority of the label-obsessed ladies swanning for the cameras in front of Lincoln Center. Here is just a small sampling of my favorite outfits of the day.
If you missed this weekend's show, do not fret. There will be a Manhattan Vintage Holiday Pop-up Sale at Chelsea Market from December 7-10th. And, if you're a hardcore vintage junkie, Augusta Auctions will be holding their seasonal clothing auction on November 2nd at St. Paul's Auditorium, featuring items from the Brooklyn Museum, and various vintage archives. They were sweet enough to let me take some photos of some of the pieces that will be at the auction, and you can view the entire catalog online.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a psychedelic romp through the graveyard? Blood is the New Black's new "Nocte Virginis" video and accompanying lookbook, directed by Jesus Rivera of Demonbabies, was inspired by the campy horror films of director Jean Rollin. Long before True Blood, Rollin perfected the art of the silly, sexy vampire genre, producing a long repertoire of cult horror films. It looks like blood suckers won't be going out of style anytime soon, and the trippy occultist theme seems to be the perfect match for the new Holiday collection. As always, BITNB taps different artists to design their tees every season, and this new collection includes prints by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fumi Nakamura, and of course Demonbabies. All of the tees featured in the lookbook will be arriving in stores on October 31st, right in time to get your sacrificial virgin look on.