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20 posts from April 2008

April 03, 2008

ILikeMyStyle.net

I found this site through StyleBubble earlier this week and now I'm hooked....it's a very cool style-sharing website with some seriousely stylish people posting. It's not your average 'What Are You Wearing Today'...the outfits and pictures people are sharing are a little off-kilter...The members of I Like My Style have got their own thing going on, no 'trendy' looks here. This makes it one of my new favorite style inspiration sites!
I also like that the site is extremely user friendly: easy to register and it takes two seconds to upload your photos! Also, you can give information about the items your wearing and the cities and stores they were purchased in. The founders of the site are extremely nice and stay in contact with a lot of their members. If you like style-sharing sites I'd definitely reccomend this one, it's accumulated some very cool members.

Here's just a sample of some of the cool people you'll find sharing their looks on I Like My Style;

Loved all of these looks but by far the most inspiring one I've seen has been from ILMS.net member Aabronson...

WOW! Check out their sunglasses, the cap, the jacket, the necklace, the shiny disco-bull hat...truly incredible level of originality. Check out their commentary on the items they are wearing (including Margiela jeans, Issey Miyake hat, and Bless cape)
This is one of the most inspiring things I've ever found on a style-site...I want to follow what these guys wear every day!!

Definitely worth checking out!
Go to I Like My Style.net!
and give me a shoutout if you've joined or are a member, I'd love to see what you guys are wearing!

jane

April 02, 2008

nancy reagan versus nancy spungen-ROUND 1

Check out my vintage Adolfo jacket with my Sid and Nancy shirt...I only later noticed the irony of wearing a relic of the Reagan era (Nancy Reagan said Adolfo Sardina's clothes were so well made that they could be worn inside out) with a shirt plastered with news clippings about a punk princess's tragic demise...I was delighted to juxtapose two iconic Nancy's of the eighties.  One was class, one was trash...the only thing these two had in common was their names.

(Love her or hate her, Nancy Reagan has an elegant and timeless style...was just flipping through the book 'Entertaining at the White House with Nancy Reagan'...she is so glamorous!)

Close-up of both pieces...I got both of them on eBay, the jacket is part of a skirt suit. In the photo though I'm not wearing the skirt it goes with!
This post makes me want to watch Sid and Nancy....think I might do that!

April 01, 2008

'what are you wearing today?'

today I'm wearing a vintage dress I got at Wastelands in San Francisco, a Junya Watanabe Fall 06 jacket with a faux fur collar, and those Miu Miu's I posted yesterday.

I can't get enough of this jacket!! It's one of my favorite things in my closet for sure.
JUNYA WATANABE FALL 06 SPIKED BROGUES: I am not over you yet.


style.com

seeing it come to life

Fashion week is always an embarrasing month and a half for me...I awake in flannel pajamas, scooping up Lucky Charms in my dimly lit room to check the Fashion Spot to see what has graced the catwalk during my dormant hours. I curse Miuccia Prada and her sexy, slinky knitted pajamas and hiss at the leather clad equestrianettes at Haider Ackerman as I pull on my nubby school uniform sweater and skirt...damn them!
It's hard to believe that these beautiful clothes exist beyond the realm of my glowing monitor, and it's always surprisingly refreshing to see them being worn by real people. (I know,I know...Carine hardly qualifies as 'real')

(pictures from the Fashion Spot, style.com)

I love seeing the Margiela 'Ladyhawke' dress I've been lusting over worn without showing so much skin. It's no less exciting and looks pretty tough with a zipper'd trench coat. The girl who has dressed down her Balenciaga jodphurs with a grey hoodie and white blazer is genius! Sporty and savvy-and not doing the 'head to toe' Balenc look. Carine however pulls off the 'head to toe' look with grace-not an easy feat and certainly not one that should go unrecognized. Prada is not wearing Carine, Carine is wearing Prada. Cool medallion, BTW, Carine.

Perhaps even more interesting is seeing how the runway can be translated to real life minus the designer price tag. (not in any way implicating that the wearers of these outfits were emulating the designers-they simply reminded me of some of these looks-)

Piled-high collars-The girl with the grey scarf wound tightly around her neck has created the look of a very dramatic color thanks to the way her jacket and shirt blend with the scarf. Definitely a trick to try at home.
Short and fluffy-Camille had the smart idea of DIY'ing the must have Miu Miu skirt-she toughens hers up with gladiator sandals and leather bomber. What a cool spin on the look!
Leather clad warrior-Michelle looks fierce in her gothic gladiator get-up...leather pleated mini and strappy knee high heels? Magnificent!!
Tie dye bohemian-this girl from Hel Looks wears her baggy tie dyed jeans with a cozy sweater and colorful scarf for an artsy hippie vibe...very cool.
Oliver Twist-Awww a forlorn london rocker with a worn out military jacket and a pilot (?) hat...he looks adorably unwanted.

pictures from the Fashion Spot, style.com, elle.com, the Sartorialist, the Face Hunter, and fellow bloggers (and verrrry stylish ladies) Camille (Childhood Flames) and Michelle (Kingdom of Style)

lights out, jane

Jane

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