Tuesday, 28 January 2014


L.A. via Tokyo label JOYRICH has teamed up with iconic cartoon classic The Simpsons for a sweet-as-fudgesiciles spring/summer 2014 collection. This year marks the 25th anniversary for The Simpsons, a.k.a. longest running cartoon show in TV. 

The show that just oozes 90s pop culture iconography makes the collaboration with JOYRICH all that more perfect thanks to JOYRICH's rep for creating street wear with childlike-but-like-in-an-ironic-way sensibilities.

This shit is cute and goofy so you should cop that likerightnow.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

OBSESSION: Metallic Name Necklaces

One of my big accessory obseshies for the summer is metallic name necklaces. 10 summers ago, I got my first necklace of the like at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA. It was a gold necklace that had the name "Susan" written out. 

I still have that necklace today, and cherish it a a childhood keepsake. So, I'm super stoked that I stumbled upon the site ONecklace.com where they do tons of personalized necklaces. 

I opted to get another "updated" name necklace for myself as more than often, peeps refer to me as Susie G. I went for a silver this time around, 'cause, why not?

The necklace is delivered in a nice gift box, and the necklace fits perfectly! PS - I choose the "Carrie" style for my name 'cause it was one of the more few classier options to pick from. 


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Warby Parker Likes Gangs, Ballet and Coney Island (VIDEO)

Gangs, ballet and Coney Island: three things that go seamlessly together, amiright?

Socially-conscious eyewear brand Warby Parker thought so too, so they put together this short video around their new Ocean Avenue collection.

The film was inspired by the cult classic The Warriors which everyone knows is all about NYC gangs outfitted in redic motifs and culminates at Coney Island.

My review on the film - the styling is aiight, like the way it was shot, but nothing is captivating/inspiring about it.

But let's talk about the actual collection itself. It's actually pretty cute and perfect for the summer season.  Light-hued frames and lenses give the collection an airy quality to them, making them a great accessory to any easy going summer outfit. Do yourself a favor and check out the entire Ocean Avenue collection of eyewear and sunglasses.

And if you're up to it too, feel free to check the collection's video short below:

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Fashion Film Love: "White Mischief" by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Peggy Moffitt, eat your heart out. 

For Vogue Italia, one of the best fashion photogs around Steven Meisel has put together a photoshoot-cum-fashion-film. It's a fairly simple video, but has solid styling, a well casted model, beautiful cinematography and great make-up (latter much due to make-up queen Pat McGrath). 

Whites are a big trend for the Spring 2013 season - same was also said for probably the last 3 spring seasons. But, there's a definite je ne sais quoi with this video short that just kind of gets to you - and it's not the obvious seasonal trend Vogue and SM are pointing out.

Maybe it's the British voiceover? Maybe it's the jumbling imagery that quickly switches glides into slow-mo portrait shots. Either way, there's an unsettling yet charming quality about this fashion short.

Enough yapping - check it out:

Monday, 8 April 2013

Coachella 2013: What to Wear in Indio

So Coachella is coming up and I am not going. Wish I could though. Just for the parties though, duh. Not much of a let's-stand-outside-for-hours-to-watch-bands-we-can-barely-see-and-pay-a-lot-of-money-to-do-so kind of a person - I prefer small, intimate clubs instead. 

But for those of you who are happening to head out there (hopefully you're a SFVIP or planning on being on drugs the whole time, otherwise I don't really see the point of going), I decided to offer you kids some packing suggestions. And by kids I mean ladies.

Check out my hodge-podge of suggestions, broken out by different style motifs 'cause why the flip not?

For the Color Blocker...

Color blocking is just a fancy way of putting random colors together in a minimalist package - a great opportunity to see just how much you can get away with (like a white lip).

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1192; Opening Ceremony Sugar Stripe Pullover, $265, at Opening Ceremony; ASOS Vertical Stripe Skirt in Column Shape, $53.20, at ASOS; ASOS HERCULES Heeled Sandals, $74.81, at ASOSThe Leather Satchel Company 14" Multi Satchel, $146.30, at ASOS; Ka'Oir Lipstick in Virgin, $16.99, at Ka'Oir; Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes, $2.99, at Target.

For the 60s Madison Avenue Meets Beverly Hills Glamouratti...

You can't go wrong with creams,  peaches and nudes for this trend.

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1117; alice and olivia Leona Sweetheart Flare Skirt Dress, $597, at alice and olivia; ASOS Smart Front Strap Bag, $58.19, at ASOS; ORIBE Impermeable Anti-Humidity Purse Spray, $19.50, at Oribe; Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Set, $45, at Deborah Lippmann; Topshop Makeup Eye Crayon in Marble, $14, at Topshop.

For the Sporty Futurist...

The wet and slicked-back look and I guess even nude make-up are often synonymous with a sporty look but I still think you should rock a bold lip and have some rouge on your cheeks (to make your cheekbones look defined, and also to make it look like you have been active) but keep the eyes simple. 

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1204; Alax W Diamond Top, $255, and Shorts, $195; Sonia Kashuk Moisture Luxe Tinted Lip Balm in Hint of Coral, $8.99, at Target; New Sun Clear Backpack in Blue, Call 800-222-7367 for info; Topshop Edit Trend Collection Stick Balm in Acting Up, $20, at Topshop; Maison Martin Margiela White Nubuck Cut-Out Sneakers, $685, at SSENSE.

For the Graphics on Graphics on Graphics Lover...

I'm fine going crazy with graphics but at least keep the accessories somewhat minimal - or just go the other end of the spectrum and fuck all the rules.

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1215; Diesel Printed Oversized Shirt, $249.38, at ASOSTsumori Chisato Flower Photo Print Trousers, $475, at Opening Ceremony; Juju Maxi Sandals in Silver, $30, at American Apparel; Alexander Wang Tri-Fold Bag in Printed Metallic wit Rhodium, $850, at Alexander Wang, Topshop Edit Trend Collection Eye Cream Quad in Game On, $24, at Topshop.

Monday, 25 March 2013

13 Designer Handbags That Won't Suck For Spring

It's a new season so that means a new excuse to blow your hard-earned monies on material things. I've had some recent lifestyle changes happen the last 9 months and now able to live a bit more like a human for New York's standards.

So, of course, I've been recently infected with a shopping bug, slowly building and planning out my spring/summer 2013 wardrobe. Also, figured I should look into investing in a statement piece - and since I'm not a big jewelry wearer (love necklaces those, but being in front of a computer all day makes it hard to wear cocktail rings and chunky bracelets), next best option is a designer handbag.

I don't know about you, but I definitely need a handbag that can keep up with my "be prepared for anything" lifestyle (a.k.a. packing your life in your handbag). Hence, I tend to favor the larger set and not anything too delicate. So, I present to you 13 handbags that won't suck for spring, in no particular order. Boooooooooom.

1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel in Shark Leather

Shark embossed cow leather? Hell yes, please.

2. Givenchy Quilted Medium Lucrezia Duffel 

Instant sophistication for only 3 months rent!

3.  Alexander McQueen Large Heroine Bag

Great big ass bag to rock from day to night.
$3095 @ Luis Avia Roma

4.  Proenza Schouler Medium Printed Leather PS1 Satchel

It's like taking a little bit of Philly/Brooklyn wrapped up in a expensive frame everywhere I go.
$2375 @ SSENSE

5. Prada Pyramid Frame Bag 

It's like a vintage handbag but not.

6. Junya Watanbe Comme Des Garcons Studded Bag

What all tote bags will look like in the future.
$1213.21 @ Farfetch

7. Jil Sander Notte Bag

Not for drug dealers.
$1456 @ LN-CC

8.  3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel in Oxblood

Obsessed? Yes, yes I am.

9. Marc Jacobs XL Single Shoulder Bag

It's like Chanel but not.
$1122.19 @ Farfetch

10. Proenza Schouler Large Leather PS1 Satchel

What can I say? I'm a sucker for black and blue. I blame Miike Snow.

11. Chloe Elise Shoulder Bag

Probably the only Chloe bag I like right now.
$1695 @ SSENSE

12. Moschino Bucket Bag 

I'm pretty sure this exact bag was in Troop Beverly Hills.
$895 @ Net-A-Porter

13. Saint Laurent Leather Shopping Bag

So classic. So likely to get dirty.
$2350 @ Net-A-Porter