Saturday, July 16, 2011

dip-dyed maxi

Sort of along the lines of my tie-dye post the other day, I found this maxi dress ridiculously on sale at Oysho.  It's really just a dip-dyed knit cotton sheath with a bell-tipped belt, but it makes me feel like a greek princess.   I jingle when I walk, like a cat with a bell around its neck, but somehow, that's totally ok with me.

Friday, July 15, 2011

futile obsession

Is it lame that I'm completely obsessed with a jacket I can never have?  I don't mean just because of its prohibitive price (I'm sure we've all done that many a time), but because it's gone and done with and I didn't know about it until it was out of stock everywhere and unless someone decides to sell theirs on ebay and send me an email letting me know, I will never have a chance to buy one even if I do win the lottery.

It's the 3.1 Phillip Lim two-toned motorcycle jacket with peek-a-boo trench coat sleeves from his Fall 2010 collection.  And it's sort of killing me.

images from otte,, and net-a-porter
I ran into it the other day over at purse 'n boots.  She has tons of pictures of herself wearing it and I'd like to thank her for ruining my life.  Yes, ok, fine.  I'm exaggerating.  But for a girl who has a thing for jackets and coats in general, leather jackets in particular, and is addicted to layering, this thing is like perfection incarnate.  It was, once upon a time, available at Neiman's, Net-a-porter, and Otte.  Not that it matters, because like I said, it's no longer available.  So forget I said anything at all.  If you can.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

bald mountain

Last night we had a heads-of-department meeting for our current project, and on the suggestion of our director of photography we all squished together on the couch and watched the bald mountain scene from Fantasia.  Sometimes I am hit with a wave of joy at what my job consists of.   Not that that's all I do, mind you, and right now it feels like in addition to the usual endless hours of rehearsals and classes, I'm also doing a gazillion other jobs.  But even in the midst of all this frenzy and anxiety and exhaustion, I'm still pretty damn happy.  And in a week or so, when things calm down, I'm going to make a point to re-watch all of Fantasia, because it truly is amazing.  As a kid I remember laughing at Micky and being terrified of this mountain devil, but if you haven't watched it as an adult I strongly suggest you do, because you can appreciate it for what it is - pure visual creative imagination and interpretation of music.  Absolute freedom.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the boyz

Just 8 frenzied days until I'm home in Wisconsin hanging out with these beautiful boys.   I cannot wait to curl up with them on the couch and do a whole lot of nothing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

tie me up tie me dye

Seems like tie-dye has finally seeped in to a profound level of normality in the fashion world.  While once reserved for dead-heads and psuedo-hippies, now it is ubiquitous and I am falling for it completely, surprising even myself.  It feels like the same thing that happened with leopard print a few years ago.  And while maybe some of the attraction of this trend is that we can DIY (did you check out my foray into reverse tie dye here?), there are also some pieces that are so gorgeous that I'm almost willing to shell out big bucks for them.  Here's some of my current favorites.

more after the jump...

Monday, July 11, 2011

glorified sweats

I think I'm going to be living in my T by Alexander Wang tanks this summer.  They're perfectly lightweight without being sheer and clingy, and the fabric feels both deliciously soft and sturdy enough to handle real everyday life.  This outfit's basically sweats, I'm not gonna kid you, but sweats done in a way that I think actually looks pulled together and pretty damn cute (if I do say so myself).

 tank: T by Alexander Wang, pants: H&M, bralette: American Apparel

continue to see my newest colorful accessory...

Sunday, July 10, 2011


It's a billion degrees and the sun is shining 14 hrs a day; is everybody using adequate sun protection?  Just checking.  My favorite this year (and last) is Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50.  Even though I only see about 20 minutes of sun on any given day, I never leave the house without slathering this stuff on my face and neck (especially my neck which can literally burn in 10 minutes if I'm not vigilant!).  It feels lightweight, not too greasy and it never breaks me out.   Oddly enough, I can't seem to find it on the Kiehl's website in the states, and I wonder if this is only available in europe.  Wouldn't that be strange, for a nyc-based company?