Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Pants courtesy of East West, Proenza Schouler x Target Top, Rodebjer cardigan, shoes c/o 80%20.
I spent the past few days working at the V Ave Shoe Repair sale at Tvalpalatset and as much fun as I've been having making off-colored jokes with my favorite fellow obnoxious-American girls (the sisters Loeb), I've been sad that I've had to spend the few gorgeous, sunny days that we've had so far working in a basement with no natural light. I took the day off today to cook for a belated Thanksgiving celebration, and was so happy to get a glimpse of the sun this weekend, as the ratio of light to dark hours have had me feeling a bit like a a vampire.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I have to admit, I am not the biggest Lady Gaga fan. While I can enjoy a round of Bad Romance on the dancefloor, the Lady has definitely reached media oversaturation, giving out a fair amount of inane quotable quotes along the way. Having seen her perform in her early days at one of my parties at Marquee, I can also say that stylewise, she is very much indebted to Nicola Formichetti. Trash talking aside, I do appreciate Formichetti's hand in Stefani Germanotta's remarkable transformation, and while there have definitely been highs and lows, one element that's remained consistently good are Gaga's manicures.
Gaga's nails are the work of New York based nail artist Naomi Yasuda, who has a long list of celebrity fans, but still makes time to do house visits. While Yasuda's rates aren't above the average ones you'll find for a Japanese 3-D manicure, blinging out your nails with bejeweled tips on a weekly basis is financially impossible for most of the ladies I know, myself included. Thankfully, Yasuda has come up with several ways to make her one-of-a-kind nails more accessible to the public with several collaborations. First, she created a series of stone, gem, and chain encrusted press-on nails with artificial nail manufacturer Kiss, selling for $45 a set. Second, Yasuda collaborated with Minx to create 2-D gold and silver graphic nail stickers, which are $35 for a pack. Lastly, for the hardcore nail fanatics, Yasuda created a limited edition of hand-cut and crafted nail sets, which were filed into crazy shapes and loaded with nail charms and stones. Only 30 pairs were made, and each pair costs $225. Of course, all of the nail sets will be available exclusively at the Barney's x Gaga workshop.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
As much as I've tried to organize my life via Google calendar, plotting appointments, meetings and events with obsessive compulsive attention to time/location/date, I inevitably wind up making a fair share of mistakes. One such mishap involved arriving an hour late to the Factory by Erik Hart presentation during fashion week, only to see all the show-goers exit, and the models run off to their next shows dressed in their civilian attire. I had no idea what I missed until I stopped by the showroom to take a look at the collection in person. Hart is both a designer and an artist, and his multidisciplinary approach is evident in his collection of elegant, minimalist designs, and his directional silhouettes. His Spring 2012 collection echoes the 90's work of another artist/designer, Helmut Lang, and all of his clothes appear to be made for a gallery girl in Berlin. Every piece is cool, elegant, and sophisticated, yet still completely wearable. And, if you're living on a meager gallery assistant's salary, Hart's clothes are miraculously within reach: prices start just below $100.