i started a dressmaking course last week. we just went over the basics of sewing (i.e. this is a needle, this is a button, this is how you do running stitch) and looked at some sample patterns. i bought the pattern and fabric for the dress i’ll be making. i wasn’t too happy with what i ended up with, but i was on a budget and patterns can be expensive. also, a lot of the cheaper...
fashion tumblrs →
rich tong, fashion director at tumblr, shares this list of all the important fashion tumblrs. i’ll be making my way through these over the next few days/weeks/months/years…
A little late, but here’s a short video from the opening event of the Missoni For Target pop-up store in NYC!
real street style: oversized tee with leather...
you can’t really see it, but filip from italy has a really awesome hairstyle. i really like the leather pocket of his oversized tshirt too. get the look: stone pocket tshirt, river island tapered grey chinos, burton dodger washed laced boot, office
real street style: tangerine & turband
sabla mixes bright citrus tones with some neutral chinos and a funky turband. get the look: braided headwrap, forever 21 bright pink scoop vest, dorothy perkins tangerine blazer, asos.com pleated trousers, zara jewelled sandals, topshop
real street style: bright shorts & denim jacket
get the look: cerise high waisted shorts, topshop stonewash denim jacket, forever 21 basic white tank, dorothy perkins platform ankle boot, office camel bowler bag, dorothy perkins
real street style: casual chinos & waist tie...
sam walks the line between feminine and masculine in this netural combo. she reminds me of French actress/director julie delpy - ♥ those glasses! get the look: white cotton shirt, gap pleated trousers, zara tan leather skinny belt, topshop t-bar court shoes, dorothy perkins
new season, new look!
you may have noticed the new layout on this blog. given the summer/fall transition, i felt it was time for a change here too! i might still make some more tweaks, but i hope you enjoy the new cleaner look!
Check out my video of the Lela Rose show!
real street style: mixing prints
usually i’m not a big fan of bright prints, but i love what qing, from china, has done here. the little red bag and the black nail polish really finishes the look. get the look striped t shirt, €9.95, zara brushed woven tribal skirt, €9.40, forever 21 cross body bag, €28.20, asos.com narnia plait tan leather sandals, £47.00, office
streatstyle: now on facebook →
yeah, it took me forever, i know, but you can finally follow streatstyle on facebook too!
real street style: swooshy dress & boots
i noticed monica’s swooshy dress from a mile away. a timeless look that speaks for itself! get the look: vero moda drape back sleeveless dress, €34.61, asos.com “name that game” leather boots, £80.00, office
real street style: stripes & leather
more tattoo chic. janice makes clothes from vintage sewing patterns, including this skirt. I love the mix of sailor stripes and leather (or maybe is it vinyl?) check out janice’s blog here! get the look: mix stripe pocket crew neck, £16.00, topshop sparkle & fade leather pencil skirt, €150.00, urban outfitters “night rush” studded boots, £95.00, office
real street style: polka dots & knee highs
sacha may be dressed in dark colours, but she still stands out in a crowd! also, proof that knee high socks can still look good on girls of our height (cf. my september post on the subject). get the look: navy polka dot chelsea girl dress, £30.00, river island board mini skirt, €49.95, zara navy contrast welt socks, £2.00, river island tassel shooties, $54.99, lela rose at payless...
real street style: lace dress, backless maxi,...
various fashionistas lining up for derek lam at lincoln center on sunday:
real street style: tattoos & sheer
while lining up for the lela rose show, i spotted a couple of girls showing off their back tattoos through sheer tops. very cool. i didn’t get the first girl’s name, but managed to catch up with jenna after the show to get another photo! get the look: whether or not you’re inked, embrace the last of summer and show off some skin with these sheer tops. chiffon camisole,...
ready, set, zoe!
yesterday i went to the rachel zoe spring/summer 2012 collection. it was a presentation as opposed to a runway show, which was really different. presentations tend to last an hour or more, as opposed to the 10-15 minutes of a runway show, and so it’s more like a museum exhibit, where you can explore the collection in your own time. very cool. i also love that you can usually get pretty close...
coming up roses
today i was lucky enough to attend the lela rose spring/summer 2012 show at the lincoln center (thanks adelle for hooking me up!). to be honest i hadn’t heard of lela rose before last week, but i was glad to have made this fortunate discovery, as the show was a real treat. before the girls emerged, the whole room remained in darkness, while lennon’s imagine played in full. my guess...
pop-up and say ciao
last night i attended the opening event of the missoni for target pop up store at bryant park. the line was around the block but luckily we had an in via some friends of ours. although missoni is a brand i admire and respect, it’s not one that i’ve always wanted to have hanging in my closet (i’m not big into brights or prints). having said that, i’d seen the pre-launch...
real street style: casual city chic
these ladies were dressed to impress on their way to brooklyn. audrey (left) masters the casual chic look, and marie lou (right, fellow blogger!) is embracing the last days of summer in her light crochet top and fun floral wedges. get the look: audrey: pleated front blouse, €34.95, mango skinny cargo trousers, €29.95, zara plaited leather wedge, €76.92, asos.com cream satchel...
real street style: midriff & maxi skirt
i spotted this girl in bloomingdale’s and her hippie/grunge outfit instantly caught my eye. lauren is also from england (seriously, what the hell!) but lives in new york. you can’t see it in the picture but she’s also wearing a really cute mini brown leather backpack. get the look: knot front tank, £10.00, topshop grey maxi skirt, €23.00, littlewoods black plait...
real street style: chunky braids
more englishgirls in new york: by some crazy coincidence, nicky is from the town in england where i went to school! i love this chunky braid do, and the colourful earrings too. a great look for the summer-fall transition. get the look: 70s amber teardrop earrings, $14.00, accessorize layer disc earrings, £10.00, topshop
real street style: playsuits
playsuits are everywhere right now! i didn’t get these girls’ names as they were just about to get on the subway, but they were from the uk. who do you think wears it best? get the look: shirred bandeau beach playsuit, €25.64, asos.com stripe shirred playsuit, £25.00, miss selfridge black dot bandeau playsuit, £24.00, dorothy perkins
real street style: times square newly weds
i was really excited to come to new york for many reasons, one of them being all the fabulous street style that i’d see. i’ve only been here for five days so far, and i’ve seen a lot of creative and stylish looks. i’ve even stopped a few people for photos to post up here (more on that later). but street style photography is not as easy as it seems. although there are ...
last week i was in paris. this week, i’m in new york (don’t worry, i promise my life isn’t always this jet-set). today i went on a little shopping adventure on mott street, in the heart of chinatown. i’d learnt about its quirky exclusive boutiques and quirky vintage stores from a spot on taxi tv, and decided to check it out after my delicious lunch in little italy....