Friday, September 21, 2012

leather and lace

While everyone else seems to be putting studs on their oxfords (not that I'm against it, I'm actually loving these, these and these), Valentino went a little softer for something that is totally unexpected.  A little tongue-in-cheek, these laser-cut patent leather lace applique brogues play on the feminine/masculine duality in the most charming way.  If I had the money to spare I would put these in my everyday rotation for sure.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

colorful sky rats

You may have already seen these but I couldn't resist reposting (originally found here).  Artists Julian Charriere and Julius von Bismarck (humanely) spray painted pigeons at the 2012 Venice Biennale in an effort to essentially rebrand the much maligned birds' image.

How lovely are they?  Definitely much more than rats with wings, these birds are absolutely gorgeous.  See more portraits, plus the winged beauties in action, after the jump...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

attached at the wrist

What?!  Rei, you are crazy.  Seriously.  This is the sweater that would simultaneously keep me toasty warm and turn me into a cartoon character.  How do you come up with this stuff?
 Surprisingly enough, it actually only looks insane with the gloves off.  I mean, with those gloves on I think this is actually an incredibly elegant look.

At least you'd never lose a glove again.  Did you ever have mittens on a string through your coat sleeves as a kid?  I never did, but I like the idea of it.  Yeah, free-associating a bit.

Monday, September 17, 2012

uo t

Seems like I'm always going on and on about the perfect t-shirts.  But not only is it one of the most important staples in my closet, it's also the kind of thing where you want to have options.  Like, if I'm feeling flush, I'll splurge on T by A Wang.  If I'm near COS, I'll stock up there.  But if I'm in the states and I want to spend less than $25?  Urban Outfitters to the rescue.  And let me tell you, this is a perfect t-shirt.

The pinky nude is my favorite, but I'm thinking I may need to get some of the other colors too.   They drape perfectly and are buttery suede soft.  One piece of advice though: size down.  Way down.

Do you have a secret source for perfect T's?