Tag Archives: black

Dior Fall 2014 – Couture.

my favorite looks from Christian Dior‘s Fall 2014 Couture show – Raf Simons continues to deliver…

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*images courtesy of style.com.

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saddle up.

ladies –

looking for a pair of saddle shoes? don’t kid yourself, of course you are.

check out these from vans (suprised? me too); found at needsupply.

the "sophie", by vans.

*image courtesty of needsupply.com.

new shoes.

ordered another pair of shoes from deena & ozzy; just arrived today.

deena & ozzy black leather peep-toe wedge boot.

*photo property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

spring 2010 wishlist.

sigh…

here are just a few of the things on my (very, very imaginary) wishlist for spring 2010

church's "classic burwood" brogues in white leather - $470.00

McQ by alexander mcqueen cotton & wool blend trench coat - $715.00

black grain leather mulberry "bayswater" bag - $950.00

3.1 philip lim cotton-twill blazer - $695.00

vanessa bruno black cashmere blend cowl-neck dress - $460.00

*all images courtesy of lagarconne.com & net-a-porter.com.

dark winter days.

what is it about winter?

maybe it’s just me, but ever since the weather turned truly “wintry“, i’ve found myself wearing and buying a lot of black and other darkish accessories.

i recently bought a sterling skull ring and vintage celtic sterling armor ring. according to the seller of the latter, she’d bought it herself in scotland 10 years ago – while the mysterious past that accompanies most vintage items accounts for much of their charm, to know the history of one is just as charming. i also happened upon a pair of cut-out black suede lace-up wedges by deena & ozzy.

sterling skull ring & vintage celtic sterling armor ring.

deena & ozzy black suede wedge.

a few days ago, mandy and i were at the houston galleria, where we found ourselves ogling a girl’s accessories in neiman marcus – mandy had her eye on the girl’s black yves saint laurent “y” tote, and i was entranced by (and very jealous of) her asymetrically cut, distressed leather jacket. it reminded me immediately of rick owens‘ leather jacket from this f/w 2009 season. it retails for around $3,300.00 USD; the one pictured below [which is not mine] is currently for sale on ebay for $1,999.00 USD.

rick owens f/w 2009 leather jacket.

*center photo property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com; all other photos property of their respective sellers.

post up stick-up.

bang!

this leather revolver journal is just way too cool.

357 magnum revolver leather journal - by Strikebooks Montreal

better late than never.

i just e-browsed dior homme fall/winter 2009.

the spring/summer 2009 collection is already out, but since i’m a fan of the simple and have a special place in my heart for blacks, whites, and grays, i must admit i tend to prefer fall/winter collections. also, i absolutely fell prey to men-shoe-envy (which…despite my closet being equally full of loafers and teetering heels, happens a lot…) when i saw the black leather lace-ups with the white detail. *squeal* it reminds me a lot of proenza schouler‘s yellow-piped ankle boot…which i also want. in fact, ever since i was in middle school, if a shoe i wanted or needed came in boy’s or men’s, i would buy the male version; girl shoes always seemed to come in blech shades like pink, red, lavender, or baby blue, when boys got the (literally) cool colors, like navy, black, hunter green, gray, silver, maybe the occasional splash of yellow, or dream scenario – all white. i can’t be the only one that wipes my white shoes down when i get home, could i? …er…rhetorical question. below, a few of my favorites:

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dior homme fall/winter 2009: 1-3 of 8.

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dior homme fall/winter 2009: 4-6 of 8.

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dior homme fall/winter 2009: 7-8 of 8.

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dior homme vs. proenza schouler.

*[menswear] images courtesy of gq.com.

re-restraint.

simplicity at its best.

matthew ames‘s spring/summer 2010 collection was a welcome deviation from a long-running 80’s redux. it started with leggings, and now everything from tartan grunge, neon neoprene, sequin bodycon dresses to punk pyramid-studded leather and lace-up doc martens have been revived. while the black and white ensembles do have a hint of two-plus decades past, matthew ames’s clean, minimalist looks lighten the mood, and organize the frenzied clutter and excess of the 80’s.

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matthew ames spring/summer 2010: 1-3 of 6.

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matthew ames spring/summer 2010: 4-6 of 6.

*images courtesy of style.com

heart of darkness.

just a few of the things i’m coveting for fall.

1. helmut langanaconda” leather jacket – $1450.00

2. rag & bonekato” wool jacket – $415.00

3. acnesmith” raw edge leather jacket – $869.00

4. R13 distressed leather jacket – $1599.00

5. alexander wang leather & velvet jacket – $1325.00

6. f-troupe perforated suede & patent paneled leather oxfords – $165.00

i’ve categorized this under both men’s & women’s fashion because some of these items have identical mates for the opposite gender, or can be either worn by or serve as inpiration for men as well. (unfortunately, la garconne does not stock menswear.)

…and for those of you who thought the title for this post was cheesy, i’ll have you know it’s actually in reference to joseph conrad‘s 1899 novel of the same name. excellent read; get on it.

all images and items available at online boutique la garconne.

all images courtesty of & items available at online boutique la garconne.

vintage monster.

my uncanny luck at sniffing out vintage is only serving to feed the vintage monster known as my closet.

last week, i snapped up a crisp black vintage christian dior blazer with gold buttons for an insanely good price. that same day, i found a brand-new-with-tags navy silk, long sleeved blouse by giorgio armani for an equally too-good-to-be-true amount. problem? i am already having to squeeze hangers in on the racks of my closet. i need to stop shopping…

…or get a bigger closet.

worth squeezing into my closet.

worth squeezing into my closet.