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Summer Rain
July 21, 2009, 2:09 pm
Filed under: Rain Coats | Tags: , , , ,

With temperatures soaring to the high 90’s, It’s hard for me to imagine it raining anytime soon. But of course, we all know that when shopping we find things that aren’t always right for the current season. We have to use our fashion sense/intuition and plan ahead! I recently stumbled into the RVCA store on Haight in San Francisco and found the most amazing rain jacket! While it’s not exactly right for Pasadena, it’s just perfect for Boston!  After attending a Snoop Dogg concert in Orange County a few weeks ago and seeing every OC bro wearing the RVCA logo across his chest, I had penned the line as something like Volcom or Quicksilver.  They make surfer/skater wear that is very wearable, but nothing new.  I was very wrong! I mean seriously, Erin Wasson has a collection for the women’s line of RVCA.  Anyways, here are some pictures of the glorious rain jacket I found. I love it in yellow. The fit was great too! You can also check out the jacket on Fashiontoast.com! The writer is modeling it! 

 

photo from fashiontoast.com!

photo from fashiontoast.com!

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Source: RVCA.com, fashiontoast.com

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V Magazine’s Summer Issue

If you love beautiful things and beautiful people, Go out and buy the magazine right now! I may be a little late on the band wagon as the issue came out at the beginning of summer, but it’s not too late! It’s still summer and the issue won’t ever cool down.  The issue focuses on the history of swimsuits.  Many of our favorite models such as Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Erin Wasson,  Natalia Vodianova, Giselle Bundchen, Raquel Zimmerman and Doutzen Kroes are featured in a swimsuit spread by Mario Testino.  The results of the photo shoot are just mesmerizing! 

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Erin Wasson
July 6, 2009, 5:11 pm
Filed under: Erin Wasson, Models | Tags: , , , ,

Erin Wasson is a force to be reckoned with.  She started as a simple girl from Texas and soon managed to appear on the covers of numerous fashion magazines.  Not only is Erin an extremely successful model, but with her line for x RVCA she has become a designer.  Her tank tops and t-shirts can be seen on very famous celebrities.  When Alexander Wang made it big with his first collection, Erin Wasson, was his stylist.  She helped craft Wang’s distressed, innovative technique his collection is known for.  Being a stylist, Wasson has a definitive eye for what is fashionable.  Her casual sexy cool can be seen in her everyday life.  

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Source: Nymag.com



Of the Moment…

With no job, no money, and no sun, I’ve been fighting off inside boredom with the help of Kobe, my macbook.  I’ve been fashion blog/magazine reading like nobody’s business.  I’ve come up with a few current obsessions in no particular order–a medley of blogs, trends, looks and celebrities that I can’t stop talking about. 

First obsession–the store Opening Ceremony:

Aimed at the young and obscenely wealthy with some pieces of clothing ranging into the thousands, Opening Ceremony is a very expensive store.  With two locations: New York and Los Angeles, Opening Ceremony carries a lot of brand new designers.  The clothing may be expensive, but you are really paying for the innovation.  The store carries pieces you won’t see anywhere else. When I visited the store’s La Cinega Blvd location just last year (for inspiration solely), I stumbled upon actress Chloe Sevigny’s collection. This year, on the store’s website I fell in love with few pieces designed by model and Alexander Wang muse Erin Wasson.  This store has Nylon Magazine written all over it.  Here are a few pieces I would love to own…

 

Erin Wasson X RVCA Beethoven tuxedo jacket

Erin Wasson X RVCA Beethoven tuxedo jacket

Jams by Converse (crazy but really fun)

Jams by Converse (crazy but really fun)

 

Purple Haze timex ( i need a new watch--what better than an eye-popping color?)

Purple Haze timex ( i need a new watch--what better than an eye-popping color?)

 

 

 

 

Hannah Marshall trapeze dress (imagine spinning in this!)

Hannah Marshall trapeze dress (imagine spinning in this!)

 

Second obsession–A few accessories from Barney’s (hopefully no summary required) that I would also love to own…

 

Proenza Schouler-medium suede PS1 bag in sand (you've probably seen this bag in some variation on the arms of the Olsens)

Proenza Schouler-medium suede PS1 bag in sand (you've probably seen this bag in some variation on the arms of the Olsens)

Cristina Rotondaro Om Ring

Cristina Rotondaro Om Ring

 chloe lace up over the knee boot

chloe lace up over the knee boot

 

Fiona Paxton drape necklace

Fiona Paxton drape necklace

Third Obsession—Black Cab Sessions  

Artists sit in the back of a taxi and debut some of their music live…raw gritty music–fun site to explore

Most recently Lykke Li was in the passenger seat. 

http://www.blackcabsessions.com/sessions.php?id=1208986544

 

Fourth Obsession—A few celebs to throw into the mix

1. Michelle Monaghan 

 

In Peter Som and Casadei heels.

In Peter Som and Casadei heels.

 The dress is pretty crazy, but I think the print works because of the dress’ simple classic cut.  

2. Diane Kruger

 

Rocking the grunge (my favorite!)

Rocking the grunge (my favorite!)

 I love the ladylike (hairstyle and skirt) with the edgy boots and leather jacket. 

Sources: instyle.com, openingceremony.com, barneys.com



Favorites from the Met Ball..

Sorry I haven’t been posting recently. I’m struggling as it’s finals week, but I just had to devote at least one post to the Met Ball that was last night.  The dresses/ensembles were simply too beautiful to put off. While the theme was “models as muses,” I think more than just the models’ outfits were muse-worthy. Here are some of my favs…some commentary included…    (photos: style.com)

 

Ashley Olsen in her own line The Row (I love her new haircut, very Gwenyth)

Ashley Olsen in her own line The Row (I love her new haircut, very Gwenyth)

 

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson (she's wearing Chanel Haute Couture) I have to say I'm always a fan of Chanel's white lace (remember Maggie Gyllenhall's white lace with pink bow?)

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson (she's wearing Chanel Haute Couture) I have to say I'm always a fan of Chanel's white lace (remember Maggie Gyllenhall's white lace with pink bow?)

 

 

 

 

Lou Doillon in Nina Ricci (this girl is just so classic French! tres chic!)

Lou Doillon in Nina Ricci (this girl is just so classic French! tres chic!)

 

Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth (all of these dresses are just beautiful. Props to Stella she designed them all!) I especially love both Kates' dresses. She captured their essences so well!

Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth (all of these dresses are just beautiful. Props to Stella she designed them all!) I especially love both Kates' dresses. She captured their essences so well!

Darya Werbowy in Balmain (simple but I really like the ankle boot. Balmain is very chic right now. I'm surprised she didn't choose a higher shoulder)

Darya Werbowy in Balmain (simple but I really like the ankle boot. Balmain is very chic right now. I'm surprised she didn't choose a higher shoulder)

Mary Kate Olsen in a vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture (at first I didn't really like this, but I think the way that she did her hair/makeup makes it look very ethereal and quite beautiful)

Mary Kate Olsen in a vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture (at first I didn't really like this, but I think the way that she did her hair/makeup makes it look very ethereal and quite beautiful)

Erin Wasson in Phi and Lady Amanda Harlech (I really like Erin Wasson's look. It's not exactly Met Ball appropriate, but I love the edge she always carries with her. The paints look very Alexander Wang.)

Erin Wasson in Phi and Lady Amanda Harlech (I really like Erin Wasson's look. It's not exactly Met Ball appropriate, but I love the edge she always carries with her. The pants look very Alexander Wang.)

 

 

 

Design Duo Vena Cava: Sophie Buhal and Lisa Mayock in their own designs (I love Lisa's little top with the pants very innovative. You can definitely tell that these girls are designers.)

Design Duo Vena Cava: Sophie Buhal and Lisa Mayock in their own designs (I love Lisa's little top with the pants very innovative. You can definitely tell that these girls are designers.)Rachel Bilson in Bally (I love Rachel Bilson, but I feel like I've seen this before maybe it was a Brian Reyes green dress a la 2008?)