Friday, March 31, 2006

Poor Naomi

I feel sorry for Naomi Campbell. I bet people clamour to become her assistant just so they can sue her later. If you got me mad enough and tried to instigate a fight, I would probably chuck a cell phone at you, as well.

Russian Fashion Week

RFW is upon us. It's time to pick favorites from the Spring collections and impatiently anticipate next season's stars.
That was a slightly overdone statement. I like to support RFW, I like to see the new collections, but I often miss the point. Generally, the designs are uninspired and there is no true 'fashion', more 'stylized looks'. And all the knitwear! Why so much knitwear? Yes, it's cold in many parts of the country, but it's Spring! Maybe that's why most nouveau-riche Russians wear Dolce and Gabbana.

1. Shevchenko2. Brovkina
3. Kusso

4. Sokolova & Bogordskaya
Fingers crossed for RFW Fall06.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wherefore art thou, perfect little flat?

You would think that with a Spring season devoted to skimmers and ballerinas it would be very easy to find the perfect little flat... alas, my search has proved rather fruitless. I mean, all I want is a simple pointy leather flat. No added details, no velvet rouching, and please, no sparkly ornaments. I truly detest the rounded toe because, honestly, if you are older than 9 years old, are not a cute little Asian, or are taller than 5'4", you really should not be wearing them. Frankly, you look like you're wearing your little sister's mary janes.
I found a very simple Steve Madden skimmer, but they are just so cheap and uncomfortable. Doesn't that just defeat the purpose of a flat? That's the whole point of a flat... they are meant to be happy medium between high heel and gym shoe.
And what really takes the cake is that whenever you search for flats online, you are bound to get countless hits for godforsaken kitten heels. Enough with the kitten heel! I want a FLAT!
I am, however, kind of intrigued by the Nine West peep toe...

but, again, Nine West isn't exactly high quality. I guess $70 isn't a splurge, but I want a sound investment from this baby. Another cute peep toe by Loeffler Randall (who I've been in love with lately):

But that's just not it, you know? It's not the perfect skimmer. Maybe something more urban and casual about Urban Outfitters?

I would rather die than wear these. I'm a 5'11" Russian, not a petite little Asian. I pull off Proenza Schouler, not Urban Outfitters' take on punk. And while I'm at it, let's look at a round toe that did appeal to me from Anthropologie:

An interesting combination of navy and black, a sumptuous bow, and an elongated round toe. But I would probably never wear these. Ever. In a million years.
Am I missing something? Is there a I overlooked? Perhaps I need to take a break and come back to this fashion conundrum.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Question of the Hour

I'm not sure who I'm attracted to more... Pharrell or Karolina? Hmmmmmm....

The Search for the Perfect White Bag

Valentino Slouchy Bag

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Bag

Elliott Luca Handbag

Dolce and Gabbana's "Miss Perfect"Shopper

Celine's Hobo

Bottega Venetta's Hobo

Anthropologie's "Mizzenmast" Bag

Friday, March 24, 2006


Check out the new Damaris collection... oh so cheeky!

And the model is too cute!!
(images from

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Have you seen the new Vogue's editorial with Karolina Kurkova and Pharrell Williams? Sooooo sexy. I'll post pictures soon.

Monday, March 20, 2006

More Theory News

What is there to NOT love about the company Theory? And it just bought Helmut Lang! I think this will definitely spruce up the dying minimalist 90s label. I mean, now with Jil Sander and others slowly wasting away, who else but booming Theory is there to keep smart, sophisticated, and beautiful clothing on the market?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

What to buy next...

Well, I don't even know where to begin with Theory. I just bought the perfect "Aina" LBD... It's such a soft raw silk... to die for! And now I really want the cute Avila bubble skirt... Oh, but I forgot. My lover from last fall, the amazing Dior crocodile embossed boots...

... have evolved into the Spring Loeffler Randall Matilde Boot:Yummmm.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Favorites for the Season

I've always been partial to Daria, but after the Fall06 runways, my two new favorite models...
Mariacarla Boscono... rocks the blond pixie. And she's so quirky! I love her little interviews with and how brazen she is.
Irina Lazareanu... rocks the bangs.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I'm excited for fall 2006 because of...

Contrasting gloves!

Nina Ricci

Yves Saint Laurent


Sunday, March 12, 2006 Podcats

More than slightly obsessed with's fantastic decision to go Apple. Their podcasts are to die for.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Lingerie is supposed to come off, baby.

Wow, wow, wow! And that is not an exclamation of happiness. Chloe? CHLOE? What? How did that happen?
Santino, the most creative and brilliant designer of the entire Project Runway season, wasn't even runner up. His dresses were gorgeous, refined, and full of life. Yes, it was more elegant and toned down from the usual Santino extravagance, but what is wrong with that? Chloe, on other hand, I mean, it was like a horrible shiny satin 80s bitch explosion. I would have even been okay with Daniel winning, just because he does have talent... but, let's face it, it should have been Santino.
Yes, I understand that everyone has issues with the man. But, COME ON, he's a fucking genius. And he is truly passionate about his work. Unlike Chloe. Who probably never even wanted to win... And it shows:

And the beautiful Santino...

What an upsetting evening.

Santino, darling, I have so much faith in you and your designs. Maybe it's best that you didn't win this fashion design mockery. I mean, you really don't need team Banana Republic "mentoring" you... fuck, you need to mentor them. I love you, Santino.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

I guess plaid really isn't so bad

I used to hate plaid. It's dated, unsophisticated, and heavy. But given the new season's love affair with the pattern, plaid, in moderation and in excess, works. Its depth adds another dimension to volumous silhouttes, while its coquettish school girl charm lightens up even the heaviest undertones of fall.

Burberry Prorsum
Alexander McQueen


Michael Kors
Christian Lacroix
Marc Jacobs