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24 posts from January 2009

January 11, 2009

SOME OF MY FAVORITE BLOGS//as of late

"DESIGN" AND ART AND MUSIC BLOGS
whatever "design" means......hahahahahahaha...

-I would like to know exactly what this 'project' that is collapsing is....something to do with awesome vintage photos I guess.
-you never know what you're gonna find here but it's always cool. I always end up saving a ton of pictures when I go here.
Shorpy-the tagline for Shorpy is "Always interesting." It is. A plethora of cool vintage photography.
Stork Bites Man-The guy who writes this must be the coolest dad ever. Stork Bites Man features the coolest retro and current stuff for kids-toys, furniture, artwork, etc. His other blog, Reference Library , always has fascinating stuff too.
La Maladie Tropicale-a blog written by 'The Sibyl' AKA 'The Quartz of George' AKA George Quartz of local band Faux Fox. Lots of good music to check out here, and good films too. The Quartz of George is a wise man.
City of Sound-Lots of information about design and some other stuff you never thought you'd need to know about. Good read.
Today And Tomorrow-an extra-prolific design blog with nice big pictures. 

"FASHION/STYLE" BLOGS
Six Six Sick -cool party girls just doin their thing.
Agnes B at Rodeo-I wish I could speak Swedish. Really badly. If only to read this blog. I never know what she's talking about but the pictoral content of this blog (Ann D SS09, Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, Afro-Japanese kimonos) has me visiting often.
Dear Nike- a lovely assortment of fashion inspiration: great scans, movie stills, Helmut Newton pics, pics of Bridgett B and J Birkin...go stuff your inspiration folder with the goodies this blog has to offer.
Where the Lights End-I don't know who the writer of this is-he is very mysterious but I enjoy his stream of concious commentary on editorial fashion. Thanks for always having good scans, 'Mr Style'!! I admire your passion.
Keep Feeling Fascination-another great fashion-inspiration site stockpiled with photos of pretty things. Thanks very much for your 'Best of Vogue Italia' post!
Luxirare-I like this girl very very much. She's funny. She blogs about Vampyros Lesbos. She has great jewelry. She calls it like it is. I like this blog a lot!!!
Dooo000ooooM-because culture is not 'eazy'. Not really a fashon blog but 100% cool and random anyways.

That's all for now but the "blogosphere" (crappiest word ever) is endless and I'll share more of my favorites soon.

January 10, 2009

THE FIRST SATURDAY OF 09//my favorite jeans

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I'm borrowing my mom's Omega Seamaster watch today-I've also got on studded bracelets from F21 and my beloved Antonio Palladino octopus ring.
I wear this ring a lot but it never seems to make its way into pictures because I always take it off to eat, to write, to type-I have to admit it is a little encumbering.

The jacket is from Topshop-purchased two years ago. Marni chrome heel wedges. The vintage patched Levi's I'm wearing are my favorite pair of jeans I own. 
I'm just wearing this to get lunch at the mall with my best friends Viky and Stefanie.

I have a lot of email to get back to-I'm sorry for the delayed replies, I'll try to get to most of them tonight!
xox jane

January 07, 2009

OH AND ALSO//the first pair of loubs

(I am not usually a Louboutin girl. I admire his shoes from afar but they have never really been my thing. The color of these shoes is to die for and in python? Irresistable. So saucy with the red sole too.  They were on sale at Barneys and they were an amazing birthday present! :) One shoe isn't lacing up right-hopefully I can get it fixed!)

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I REALLY LIKE THIS PONCHO//that is all


January 06, 2009

Tina Chow in Vogue, 1984

Here are some scans from a feature on Tina Chow in a 1984 issue of Vogue. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Click the images to see them in full size.

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January 03, 2009

SLEEVES!//glorious sleeves!




This shirt was thrifted but it's very new I think-it's by Alice + Olivia.
Kinda feel like Stevie Nicks with my big hair and big sleeves in this photo...
I was googling her and came across this page, and it has a few of quotes from her about her style-funny read.

Skirt from Anthropologie.
Belt from my mom's old store.
Miu Miu dragonfly pumps
Multi charm necklace from Urban Outfitters.

January 02, 2009

WHAT TALENT, WHAT STYLE//a stream of images, a little info

MUSE: Masami Tsuchiya
-member of Japanese New Wave band Ippu-Do
-released solo album 'Rice Music' in 1982 (great album, Ryuichi Sakamoto plays on the song Kafka...it's hard to find, but well worth the search...WHAT A FANTASTIC ALBUM COVER!)
-tour guitarist for Japan 
-a stylish guy, a striking face
(Images from Japan's website)






Masami

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AMERICAN DESIGN ICON: Tony Duquette
-set designer, jewelry designer, costume designer, artist, and interior decorator
''Decorating is not a surface performance,'' Mr. Duquette once said, ''It's a spiritual impulse, inborn and primordial.''  
(taken from his obituary in the NY Times)
(pictures from his website)










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NO ONE SO PERFECT AS: Tina Chow
(1950-1992) 
-model, jewelry designer, and friend to many.
This is a good excerpt about her style from her Wiki entry:
"An Asian-American, Chow represented the new diversity and universalism of modern beauty, but her fashion intelligence was even greater than her beauty. One of the most important collectors of couture clothing, Chow's practised eye is still regarded as the paradigm of collecting and connoisseurship. Chow knew the great designers of her time, but demonstrated her interest in the past by choosing works of Madeleine Vionnet, Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior for her astute collection. Her initial collecting interest was Mariano Fortuny, whose 'Delphos' dresses, capes and mantles were a syncretist interpretation of East and West"

I have an issue of British Vogue from 1984 that has an excellent feature on her style, and I will be scanning that to post on Sea of Shoes this week.

Images from her thread on the Fashion Spot

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January 01, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYBODY//it's 2009!!!!!!!


The pants I am wearing are a recent eBay purchase, I can't stop wearing them since they've arrived. Also, I am wearing my new basket weave Givenchys, and holy moly, they are by FAR the most painful shoes I own. I wore them to go shopping and they totally lacerated my feet-oh well, better suck it up! I'm in love with these gorgeous shoes.

2008 was great! I'm sad to say goodbye. 
But the new year looks bright! The future holds exciting things!!

What were you dancing to last night?
I can't get enough of this song!
(Raquel is such a babe.)


HAPPY NEW YEARS, EVERYBODY!
Thanks to everybody who takes time to read Sea of Shoes and thank you to the people who write me such sweet Facebook messages and emails-you guys have made my year really amazing and I hope all of your new years are filled with wonderful things :)
xox Jane

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