Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Word of the Month: Sartorial

adjective 1. of or pertaining to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.
2. of or pertaining to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.

Also as in The Sartorialist - fashion project and blog extraordinaire by photographer and man-about-town Scott Schuman, where I draw so much fashion inspiration on a daily basis. Get his new book and take a look each morning before you get dressed - it will make you a better, more creative person.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rica Suave

Some people are triply blessed with brains, beauty and talent. Such is the case for my friend and world-traveler Zach McDuffie. While I’m never lucky enough to see him in person because he lives in Costa Rica, I can live vicariously through his amazing photography of the exotic locales he visits – and you can too.

Next Up?

My fashion radar is going off again. Here are a few predictions for what’s next:
White tights – cute in a schoolgirl sort of way, but made more interesting and sophisticated by pairing them with structured dresses, black poufy skirts and chunky ankle boots.

Velvet – I tried on a fantastic, draped DVF dress in ultra-soft velvet that I am still dying over (OK, I just bought it). Baroque color combos and creative shapes are a must to keep the look from getting too precious or Juicy-sweatsuit-esque (yuck).

Braids – Follow the lead of California’s surfer girls and put a single mini braid on each side of your center part before pulling up in a pony, or two big side braids or one big braid down the back – long hair is a must to work this look, so start growing out now.