Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mint Dress

You guys. I found this dress at the Salvation Army for $4. Yes. FOUR DOLLARS. The tag on the dress was ripped out so you couldn't see the label, but upon research I discovered it came from Fossil of all places. It makes me feel like such a girl. In fact, I felt so much like a girl I felt the need to put on some eyeliner, tease my hair, prance around near some flowers, pretend I'm in the 60's and take pictures. Tralalala.

Mint collared button up dress - thrifted ($4 DOLLARS!!!)
Black flats - Steve Madden
White flower - stolen from the garden
Chanel inspired wicker box purse - thrifted

Thursday, March 22, 2012

These are my favorite's from Felder Felder London FW 12.13 Some of the prints were a bit reminiscent of Mcqueen's "Plato's Atlantis"... that may be why I like it so much. Regardless, I'm not quite tired of these screen prints. It was just beautiful. Gots ta get my hands on that catsuit.

I think I'm going out on a limb and saying that the London shows were my favorite this whole season, but maybe I'm biased.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gladiator alternatives

Raise your hand if you're tired of seeing this.

I, like everyone else fell in love when Chanel brought back the gladiator for resort '07 and I do love a sandal with a bit of heavy coverage, but that has been a total of 5 whole years ago people. Although, 5 years could easily have been enough time for gladiators to be in style and go back out again once or twice. Nonetheless, I'd like to see something new. Alternatives are not exactly easy to find, particularly when you're on a budget. Gladiators still seem to be ever present, everywhere.

 Chanel resort '07 via style.com

 Trends come and go, some I like, some I dislike, some I hold on to longer than others, and some I get tired of quickly. I held on to the gladiators long enough. Lets all let them go and wait another 5-10 years to bring them back okay? Okay. Here are some lovely affordable alternatives and some that I wear only in my dreams of frolicking on beautiful tropical vacations that I can't afford.

1. Esquivel Tri-tone leather sandal - net-a-porter

2. Florida Simple Buckle sandal - Topshop
3. Miu Miu stingray-effect leather sandals net-a-porter
4. 3.1 phillip lim net-a-porter
5. Houpla leather strap sandal Topshop
6. Highlight patent sandal Topshop
7. Kimichi blue scallop sandal Urban Outfitters
8. Kage woven strap sandal Topshop

Alright. Guess what? I found an updated gladiator that I couldn't resist if they were handed to me... yeah..I'd buy them. Reluctantly, here it is. Whatever. Fashion is fickle and apparently so am I. 

Pluto Metallic Prism Sandals - Topshop

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring has sprung

all images copyright ©IN THE LOOP Blog Jamil Gotcher Photography

Cut out printed striped top - Forever 21
Tie dye stretch skinny jean - thrifted
Black wicker chain strap box purse- thrifted
Cobalt blue leather belt - thrifted
Black patent ballet flat - Steve Maden
Silver snake ring - Aldo
Mint sunglasses - Forever 21

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Agyness Deyn lies about her age.

Agyness Deyn has spilled the beans to everyone that she and her bookers have been lying about her age all these years. This is not necessarily uncommon. I remember several models in Tokyo revealed to me that they lied about their age. One told me that she had been "23 for about 5 years." Another girl was 22, but was instructed to tell the clients she was 20. I was 18 when I went but in retrospect, I sort of wish they had lied and told them I was 16. 

Apparently a Facebook group titled "Agyness Deyn you're not 18" was started in 2007 by a group of people who went to school with her. I find this rude and unnecessary. It's not like it was her idea, it was her agency's. It worked for her so everyone just back off.

 It wasn't until recently that she confessed to having shaved off a few years, her actual current age being 29. Unfortunately I doubt this will start a revolution of any sort. If only these pervy age obsessed clients could realize that a girl past 22 is not past her expiration date. I also find it amusing that people's responses have been "OMG SHE LOOKS SO GOOD FOR 29!" as if a woman couldn't possibly look good at nearly 30.

Anyway, this post is a tribute to the awesomeness of Agyness. 24 yr old Agyness Deyn or 29 yr old Laura Hollins. Whatever she goes by, whatever her actual age, she rules.

images from 
V magazine, Style.com, US Elle July 2011 via thefashionspot.com, i-D March '09 http://www.thevine.com.au/blog/arielamazing/the-best-of-british.aspx, US Bazaar Sept '09http://trendland.net/thriller-fashion-agyness-deyn-for-harpers-bazaar-september-09/# http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Yesterday my mom and I shot the images for my banner picture, shopped, ate lunch and were merry!

This is the one we chose

Mint cateye sunglasses - Forever 21
Black lightweight blazer - Gap
White cotton pleated Shirt- mom's closet ;)
Cropped legging jean - Gap
Black leather studded bag - Aldo
Black oxfords - Nine West

images by Jamil Gotcher Photography

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Miu Miu FW 12.13

Guess what you guys. I liked Miu Miu FW 12.13 collection. It seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews. Yes it is a bit of a continuation of Prada but guess what? I liked that too. So I'm down with MORE PRINTED MENSWEAR! The colors are SO RICH and beautiful. I love the contrast of the silky blues and golds, the rich deep cranberry with a pop of bright red-orange. This collection just RULES okay? It just does. Here are my favorite looks. 

I hope that Feng Shui rule of using only whole mirrors rather than tiny ones put together does not apply to wardrobe choices... I would assume it does but, 0_0 that coat... Who needs Feng Shui? Wear ALL THE TINY MIRRORS

The one thing I was not crazy about was the make up. It seemed a bit like they were trying too hard to do something clever and creative but it just didn't translate well. Perhaps they could have just kept that contrast with the white lids and the dark lashes but not extended the line of the white down across the top of the cheeks? I don't know. Do you guys know what I mean? Or do you like the make up?

images from vogue.co.uk

Yohji Yamamoto FW 12.13

My mom and I have been long term fans of Yohji Yamamoto. My mom, Jamil Gotcher had the honor of modeling for Yohji in the Fall/Winter '91 Tokyo Collections.

Dear Yohji, thank you for this FW 12.13 collection. The draping is beautiful, the styling is flawless and the hair and make up is just incredible. It even includes the use of all of my favorite colors, black, white, red, blue, even army green. It's sleek, the knits are relaxed, the coats are structured.  It's just beautiful.

images from vogue.it

Hermes FW 12.13

To some, the most important element of a collection is cohesiveness. If every single piece isn't a slight variation of the previous one, the collection is considered "all over the place." I feel that sometimes a collection can be so cohesive that it becomes almost repetitive. That being said, I very much appreciate cohesiveness but I consider my personal style to be ever changing. So I see nothing wrong with offering a variety of moods in one collection. Cover your bases. Sell more clothes. Here are some of my favorite looks from Hermes F/W 12.13

To be quite honest I do not see a total lack of cohesion in this collection. I see Menswear and feminine frocks. wear ALL THE DIFFERENT STYLES! What do you guys think? Do you have varying style personalities, or do you stick with generally one defining style?

all images are from NOWFASHION (http://nowfashion.com/)