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while watching endless summer, i came up with a brief sartorial summer to-buy list. this is it:

 

1. baggy cuffed denim shorts

 

2. super ugly pair of wooden-soled shoes

 

 

3. straw boater hat

 

4. a “boyfriend” blazer (i hate that phrase, it’s almost as bad as a “wifebeater” tank top)

 

 

5. cut-out dress

 

 

am also very into all the beige/off-white/white so-called minimalism going on. it’s trendy, but also elegant and pretty and super for the summertime, as long as your popsicle doesn’t drip on your shorts and ruin everything.

 

 

 

(chloe; celine; mad men)

 

[ stefanie ]

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new york fashion week is underway. marc jacobs has already shown (over 60 outfits, straight out of the 80s, for which we would rather pay $5 at a thrift store than $5000. anyway) as have alexander wang, boy by band of outsiders, threeasfour, diane von furstenburg, victoria beckham (hm), peter som, rag & bone, etc, etc. style.com has already pointed to “nerd glasses” as a “micro trend”, because apparently they didn’t know. calls for “a new sobriety” and “tasteful restraint” have resulted in yet more pairs of high-waisted genie pants, dressed up as a new idea. there seems to be a fishy idea floating around that recession fashion = already done fashion. but uh lest we sound cynical and overly-critical, which i promise we are not, i mean to be completely honest i still haven’t stopped wearing the tutu silhouette miu miu showed two years ago, and haven’t yet begun to buy slouchy pants and oversize blazers, we really do enjoy a lot of the clothes we’ve seen so far it’s just that nothing feels new anymore, anyway, here are some of our very very early favorite things.

united-bamboo-fw-09

united-bamboo-2-fw-09(united bamboo)

organic-john-patrick-fw-09(organic by john patrick)

betsey-johnson-2-fw-09

betsey-johnson-fw-09(betsey johnson)

temperley-1

temperley-2(temperley london)

karen-walker-1

karen-walker-2

karen-walker-3(karen walker)

[ stefanie ]

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the best part of fashion week, is the fashion shows.

the second best part (or first best, if you do not have an invitation to go inside) is the opportunity to ogle the passers-by and take notes on the trends that are to come.

in paris in 2007 we saw demolished hosiery, blazers blazers blazers, lace-up shoes and boots, quilting everywhere, shirts with faces on them, and more pairs of orangey-red tights than we could count. et voila, a year later, the lowest of the high street was selling the aforementioned goods.

now it is 2009, and south-eastern virginia is not exactly full of fashion forward ladies.

NO MATTER; we have found the next best thing, and its name is mary kate olsen.

mary-kate-w-alexander-wang-tote(fashionologie)

the most important lesson to be learned from this photograph is:

we were wrong. small round glasses a la john lennon/yoko ono are not silly, they are AWESOME. they are the way of the future. i still refuse to wear them, because my head is gigantic and it tends to dwarf smaller frames; however, you, dear reader, blessed with a normal-sized head, should hightail it to your nearest sunglasses retailer and grab a pair.

second lesson: alexander wang rulezz, and ms. olsen is oh-so lucky to be carrying a tote from his f/w 2009 collection. studs studs studs.

third lesson: layer the lengths of your outerwear.

fourth lesson: motorcycle boots.

fifth lesson: BIG RINGS!

sixth lesson: mary kate olsen is so, so tiny.

[ stefanie ]

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