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The Summer Under: Sandals Edition

16 Jun
I’ve been caught up in my sweet, petunias-planted June & it’s been a while since my last post. So, in the name of summer appreciation, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite summer sandals under $100 (I don’t want you going broke while there is Mister Softee to devour & The Dead Weather on tour):
 
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Lucky Brand, Koko Wedge Sandal, $99

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le chic batik : GIFTGUIDE : holiday 2009

4 Dec

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‘Tis the season…for coveting things you cannot afford & imagining what your life would be like if you could have them. And in the spirit of things, I have created a gift guide with many things from my own wishlist:

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film style: ANNIE HALL

24 Apr

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Woody Allen’s Annie Hall takes place in 1977 New York City, hyper-focusing on the relationship between two people with fascinating neuroses. In the film, Diane Keaton’s look is balanced by layers of masculine and feminine details, a ‘gamine tomboy’. I love Annie Hall and am obsessed with most Woody Allen movies from the late 70’s-early 80’s (and some beyond), partly because of how well he constructs New York City as a character in his films. On top of all this, I’m really feeling androgenous style, so I thought I would reconstruct some looks from Annie Hall:

anniestanding1This is probably the most iconic outfit from the film; this is from the scene after they meet at the racket club and have some hilarious inner-monologues over wine. I found some pieces that are airy enough to stand up to a New York summer, and also conversions from men’s fashion, plus some colorful wedges to modernize Annie’s look. The second outfit from the movie is pretty timeless, but I picked out some current pieces I think look cool – enjoy! Click here to check out Film Style: Warriors.

Plastic Island Tunic

Plastic Island Tunic

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Ralph Lauren Chino Gauchos

Jean Paul Gaultier Woven Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandal

Gaultier Woven Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandal

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Tortoiseshell Glasses

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tortoiseshell Glasses

American Apparel Sheer Scarf

American Apparel Sheer Scarf

Only Hearts Voile Shirtdress

Only Hearts Voile Shirtdress

film style: THE WARRIORS

8 Apr

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In the spirit of New York’s decline into the 1970s (with help from the MTA Doomsday Budget Plan), I will be celebrating the style of a girl gang, The Lizzies, in Walter Hill’s 1979 classic, The Warriors. For those not familiar with the plot, the movie follows a gang, some real tough guys (dig those vests!), The Warriors, on an epic journey back to their turf in Coney Island from an all-gang meeting in the Bronx after being framed for a controversial murder. Between The Bronx and Coney Island, The Warriors encounter a slew of neighborhood gangs trying to kill them. One of those gangs being the Union Square Lizzies.

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Trying to pull off the quintessential late 70’s girl-gang look can be tough. Luckily, The Lizzies keep things simple. Weapons of choice: knives & an occasional handgun. thelizzies013Clothing of choice: jeans, tees or button-downs, something with a hood. If a Lizzie has hair, she keeps it big, a Lizzie rocking a short cut, keeps it slick.

As a young woman in Doomsday-Budget-Era New York City, you might find yourself skulking around the Union Square station on the weekend, endlessly waiting for a train. While you are probably at the station for a ride back to your outer-borough apartment, and The Lizzies were there to shank some Warriors, the station is the same – why not rock the Lizzies style?

insightteeFirst things, first: being a girl on the move, you’ll want a good fundamental layer – you never know when things will cool down or heat up, fast. Try Insight’s What’s the Story tee– it’s relaxed-fit, scoop neck and has a snap at the back that lets you cinch-in the shape.

marcbymarcNext, you’ll need to cover up, and if you’re like a Lizzie, you’ll go for comfort & style. Like this Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Stellar Dot’ Jacquard Hoody.

membersonlyjacketsThen, of course, you need a little bit of sex appeal. Look slim & dangerous in these  Members Only Liquid Leather Leggings.

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To cop the style of other gangs from The Warriors, click here.