Channelling Emmanuelle Alt…well, sort of. Not as skinny. Or white.

blazer, Zara / shoes, Mea Shadow

Fitted, printed, snake-skin blazer. This separate is the most modern piece I own and is a bit outside the lines in terms of what I’m used to, but I feel it will make a regular rotation in my closet. One word: Emmanuelle Alt. Well, that’s two. She’s another fashion role model of mine. I have many. You’ll hear all about them.

Shoes. Most comfortable.

Little kicks.

And hey! Look! No lame mirror “portraits”…just a tripod. That’s less lame right?


kelly green with envy

Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss for last year's FNO

Today is the day that rules all days…until next season anyway. Today, Fashion’s Night Out and New York Fashion Week kicks off for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. The fashion masses have flocked or will be flocking to the Big Apple in their Charlotte Olympia’s with Céline shoulder bags and iPads in tow. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous. I am beyond green with envy. I do, one day, hope to experience events of such grandeur in NYC (and beyond), even if only for a day…or an hour. I can’t even imagine what an entire day of NYFW would entail, so I look forward to all the coverage that will be spreading all over the information super highway, or as the cool kids call it: the blogosphere.

Some shows that I am looking forward to this NYFW include; of course, Marc Jacobs and everything he touches; what the boys behind Proenza Schouler, Jack and Lazaro, have in store; the Mulleavy sisters with Rodarte; the Olsen sisters and The Row; tribal-inspired Suno; Thakoon; the anticipated line from Kanye West; Jason Wu; Reed Krakoff…I could go on and on and on. See a small few of my favourite pieces after the jump.

Proenza Schouler FW 2011

Rodarte FW 2011

Jason Wu FW 2011

What I wonder though: how come there isn’t a FNO in Ottawa? We already have a fashion week, set to be utterly remarkable this season (visit the website to learn more), so that’s covered. But one glorious night dedicated to shopping? Do we not have enough retailers? Enough local celebrities? Enough fashion savvy people? Maybe just within the Rideau Centre? I wonder, if someone already has it in the works. Anyway, I’m sad that I’m missing out on the festivities in NYC. Even though I’m not a great fan of crowds, experiencing it would be another thing all together.


(all images hyperlinked)

walking to the beat of a different drum

I am infinitely bored at work and decided to spend a more productive use of my time doing something that I love: not working. If it were up to me (and well, it is) my job would consist of the following:

  • reading fashion magazines, print and otherwise;
  • surfing the interwebs for fashion blogs (see the links I heart for some of my favourites);
  • perusing Twitter for the instantaneous fashion feeds; and
  • virtual window shopping, which will more than likely turn into a purchase…or two.

All of the ‘tasks’ above would of course result in a bi-weekly allowance, but only just enough for me to afford separates from Miu Miu, Céline, Lanvin, The Row etc., all holed up at Holt Renfrew (there will come a time when I can walk into that store and feel like I belong). This job may or may not already exist, I’ll find out sooner or later. But for now, can’t a girl dream?

Speaking of interwebs and fashion blogs, I’d like to highlight a current favourite, Atlantic-Pacific by Blair Eadie from San Francisco. Her use of colour and layering is simply genius. Every post amazes me as she never fails to disappoint. My blogger role model. Look at the photos below and you’ll see what I mean.


That last ensemble above is reminiscent of this post. This entire exercise was a more productive use of my time. Maybe I should start posting while at work, increasing frequency and allowing for a less arduous pursuit of happiness. Something to think about…

Until next time, “stay classy San Diego”!