I was a Pan Am Stewardess!
When it comes to Halloween, I'm no Heidi Klum, but thankfully I was able to whip up a costume using most things I already own. I wore a blue vintage dress, a blue and red Sunline Airlines scarf, and a recently bought cape that actually matched perfectly.
What really made the costume though was my Pan Am bag! When I saw it at a vintage store, I knew it would be perfect for a costume or even just to lug around my computer. Read More
Every year, Heidi Klum throws an all-out Halloween bash and tries to top herself year after year in terms of costume intricacy. I kind of love when girls are unafraid to be not "pretty" in the name of an awesome Halloween costume and I love that for each costume, Heidi totally commits. This year, she's got two costumes in the works to be full revealed the Saturday before Halloween [updated above]. The first is some sort of monkey boy and the second is a cadaver from the "Bodies" cadaver exhibition. Check out some of her costumes from past years. Read More
There are a million fabulous fashion blogs I try to regularly read, but I must admit, I just discovered this gem of a blog yesterday via tumblr. I'm down with anyone whose style source is vintage or vintage inspired so the name, Vixen Vintage, caught my eye, but what sold me was the fact that blogger, Solanah, seems to be just as obsessed with petticoats as I am! She even has a helpful guide on how to wear them and what kind is needed for certain dresses. Read More
I thought designer pumpkin carvings were something, but take a look these intricate designer-inspired dresses totally made out of food! In the newest issue of Garage Magazine, photographer Fulvio Bonavia and stylist, Giovanna Battaglia bring together food and fashion to create edible art pieces for the photo shoot "Food Dresses." The dresses are each inspired by pieces from Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuiton, Prada, and Moncler and are made out of lettuce, oranges, anchovies and walnuts. Read More
Here are a few more pumpkin related things I can totally get behind! I wouldn’t eat these, but boy are they neat to look at. Refinery 29 took a creative, designer-inspired approach to good ole fashioned pumpkin carving. My pumpkins are looking decidedly uncool compared to these babies, but maybe that just means it’s time to get creative. One thing’s for sure, this proves there’s more than one way to embrace fall style! Inspiration for the above pumpkin should be obvious (Louis Vuitton!). Read More
I didn't make it to as many CMJ shows as I would've liked, but I was able to catch the lovely singer Emmy the Great, who I've wanted to see for a while now, and Wild Moccasins, a Texas pop band I've missed seeing since moving from Texas to NYC. The two pictures above and below are Emmy the Great, who I was happy brought some glitter and sparkle to a daytime show. It's never too early in my book. I was also totally digging her patterned tights. Few people could make those prints go together so perfectly in color and pattern. Read More
I've seen costume ideas everywhere I turn from blogs and websites to magazines and movies. I've also seen and helped people put together some awesome looking costumes at the vintage store I work for as well. This year, I've decided to be a Pan Am stewardess. To be honest, I kind of already dress like a 60's stewardess or secretary most of the time so it's not too much of a stretch. I picked up a Pan Am bag recently and now I'm just trying to figure out a hat to pull it all together. I might end up making one out of construction paper or cardboard and felt. Read More
Honestly, I don't quite have the patience for most D.I.Y.s, but once in a while something in a D.I.Y. blog or feature in BUST will catch my eye as something worth attempting. Color me surprised when I realized that almost every D.I.Y. post or recipe in A Beautiful Mess was looking totally amazing/do-able. There's much more to the blog than just D.I.Y. though. This fantastic blog from blogger Elsie Larson is one of my new favorites simply because it's filled with everything from D.I.Y. tips/projects and delicious recipes to fabulous outfit posts and gorgeous photos. Read More
Tavi Gevinson, founder of Rookie, recently sat down with founder and editor-in-chief of Lula magazine, Leith Clark, for Nowness.com to discuss a little bit of everything from fashion and magazines to feminism and Miranda July. Nowness.com cuts off quite a bit of the hour and a half conversation between these two fascinating ladies, but Tavi posted the rest of the conversational interview on StyleRookie.com. I'm really glad she posted the interview in its entirety since their thoughts on fashion and feminism about halfway through is what I found the most interesting to read. Read More
I recently discovered Founders & Followers, the fancy online shop with a million "must add to my wish list" kind of items by some of my favorite designers, along with awesome ones I'd never heard of. Besides just being an online shop, the appropriately named store is sort of a mishmash of designers, artists, photo shoots, and workshop features of where the designers get their work groove on. Read More