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June 05, 2009

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Today I hung out with my mom, my sister, and my cousin at Northpark to have some lunch and do some shopping. Yesterday was our last day of school, so we were sort of celebrating the beginning of summer...I almost wimped out and stayed home (because I got like, three hours of sleep last night!) but I'm glad I didn't because it was one of the funnest times I've had in a long time-they make me laugh so hard.  


Mom and I picked out outfits together this morning...she has been eager to debut a breathtaking Christopher Kane dress. 
WOW.
 It's a total collector's piece-I'm in awe of it. It feels incredible too! She says she'll let me borrow it sometime. Obviously not an offer I'm going to resist!!


The genius of this dress is that such a compellingly bizarre and barbarous statement has been put on such a conservative canvas....such dichotomy allows for some pretty reckless styling! This dress could seriously go with everything.
Today Mom paired it with vintage Levi's and Yves Saint Laurent cage booties today. (and her usual Ray Ban aviators and Prada tote)



After gassing up, we had a tasty lunch at La Duni.


My cousin Sidney on the left and sister Carol on the right!


After lunch...shoe shopping....lots of shoe shopping. There is more where this came from, but sadly my camera battery ran out...!


These Yves Saint Laurent cage heels are mine-I'm in love with them! I much prefer these to the mid-calf cage ankle boot. The velvet bow is genius.

Another shoe purchase...I've been lusting after these since day one! I can't seem to resist anything western-inspired. Guess it's just my undying appreciation for Texas...I've always had a thing for cowboy boots.

These are next level, though. The clean lines of this shoe, the double platform, that industrial-strength zipper-these Givenchys mean business....they're total shit-kicking shoes. Not to mention they are very comfortable for walking.



Today I wore a new dress I picked up at Seven in New York. The dress is Henrik Vibskov. I grabbed it because it was a total steal....and because I couldn't resist the hypnotizing print. I'm not even kidding, staring at this dress made my eyes hurt after a while today.






My headphones are from Eskuche for those who have asked!


And because everyday needs a soundtrack-today I choose Logic System's 1982 LP Venus.

Venus

Have a great summer everyone.
xo Jane

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Photo of Christine

That Kane dress IS amazing, imagine wearing that in the boardroom? haha

The YSL Cage heels are gorgeous, they aren't simple by any means but the clean lines make it wearable with pretty much anything!

http://eunj-in.blogspot.com

Photo of cindy

ysl 's your trying on are fantastic. you and your family always look amazing, interesting, beautiful, stylish. lots of love, cindy.

Photo of Mathilde C.

hi! I am French, I visit your blog almost every day, it is really great! I love your clothes, your style, your shoes ...

Greetings from France

(sorry for my english)

Photo of Lauren

Your mom pulls off the ckane like nobody's business.

Photo of Monique

your cage ysl's are pretty... very pretty...:)

Photo of Emily Rose

I LOVEEEE that kane dress!! I've had my eye out for shirts like that to do some sort of christopher kane - inspired look, but to no avail! your mom styled it perfectly. and the cage heels look so fun :)

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Photo of william

AH! This post is overload. You and your mom debuting your YSLs (the silver leather looks great with your nail polish), your mom's dress (TOO GOOD), that sick new dress from Seven, and those Givenchys are too die for.

Photo of Clara

Hi!
I just LOVED your shoes! congratulations, you're so fashionable! I wish I were like you, but because I'm brazilian I can't go out shopping stuff of good trades everytime. hahahaha (haha it's like laughing for the case americans don't use it)...
Well, I wanna do fashion college in France in 2012, but before I'm going to live there next year! =)
Loved your blog,
XOXO,
Clara

Photo of Clara

Oh, and actually, I've seen you on march's teenvogue, that was just FABULOUS!

Photo of Lila Sweetheart

That dress scares the hell out of me! I love the caged shoes though.

Photo of adrienne

you look so cute in those glasses!!
the first day of summer MUST be spent outside...glad you had a blast!

Photo of Alexandria

I am in loooove with those cage boots, too.

Maybe when I can afford it. hehe!

Visit my ebay store.. lots of vintage items...

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/atheneze_jan

Photo of Mads

Wow!! Your mom is the coolest! love her top! And Jane those YSL's are to die for and that shade of red is perfect on you!=)

-Mads
http://www.fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

Photo of Ruby

haha yesterday was my last day of school too... thank god!

Photo of candice

jane,

sigh, i am seriously jealous of your ysl silver cage heels!! where are they available?! even if i could find them here in nyc, i probably wldn't be able to afford them thgh. have they gone on sale yet?!!

congrats on all ur purchases. love ur dress.

CC

Photo of amber

Your mothers dress is INSANE!!! It's frightening and stunning at the same time. Sooo crazy! I like the print on your dress

Amber

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Photo of geri

ohhh good to know the givenchy's are comfortable, i ordered them online last week! love those ysl's, the juxtaposition of the cage and bow is genius.

Photo of Matilde

OH!!!

you not what?? I'm going to put your mum's pictures on my blog because...

go to see: http://isawyoulookatme.blogspot.com

you'll understand.

LOVE seaofshoes

A&M

Photo of Ty Ty

Wow ur mum has the christopher kane dress, she looks great in this! and ur outfit is awesome, especially the shoes.... :)

Ty Ty

http://fashionforafashionista.blogspot.com/

Photo of xAZD

love the ape! wow. and your dress is lovely as well, wow.

Photo of Haqikah

The stripped swirly is hard on my eyes, but nice. The animal dress is way too much,it looks as if bites!

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Photo of Eva

awesomeness! Henrik Vibskov is a danish label, and how it makes me proud to see that our tiny country can still contribute to the fashion industry! have you seen any of his other designs? its pretty genius, actually!

Photo of Diana

You are the best Jane, really. After all this blog hit, when you see everything, you keep me in total surprise! You are amazing, girl.

(:

Photo of Lady Godivas Operation

Hi! What does your mom do for a living? Just curious. :) Have the best summer!

Photo of Robin

I absolutely adore those cage shoes! That dress/tunic is great and the shot of you by the pool (or fountain, can't really tell) is really cute. Don't fall in!

Photo of luxirare

wow your mom looks awesome in that crazy gorilla dress...and your optical print dress is so fresh.

Grid shoes..man..barneys is sale-ing those right now and you guys are making me want to give in.

Photo of linda

your mom's dress is crazy!
and i love the hypnotic print.


sigh. i keep living vicariously through you, young one.

Photo of kirstine

those headphones are SIIICK!!!
I want a pair of pastel pink headphones.
you look pretty too!

Photo of Fashion Intel

The yellow in the Vibskov is amazing. I am so glad it is summer and look forward to seeing your looks with the new season. It gets sooooo humid in Texas!

Photo of ...love Maegan

I DIED the first time I saw that dress your mom is wearing!! LOVE IT...love your striped dress too ...actually, i want it. :)

Photo of Alexandra

I am in love with your mom's Kane dress! I die.

Photo of Lianne

Omg your cousin is so pretty!!
Loooove the YSL cage heels, and love the bow

Photo of william shatner

yr moms dress is insanely cool!

Photo of Miss Red

the shoes from that YSL collection are so fabulous! i agree that the ones you bought are better than the full-on cage shoes, but their both amazing nonetheless. your mom's dress is so FIERCE. it's so surprising. when i saw the first picture, before the close up, i had no idea it would be the scary monkey mouth! but that's what makes it so unique. i love the givenchy shoes you're wearing and your dress is pretty hypnotic. i really like the yellow print against the black print. they work really well together.

Photo of fickle red riding hood

I love your mum's dress. And your YSL cage shoes are amazing.

http://fickleredridinghood.blogspot.com

Photo of MK

The Christopher Kane dress has a bit of an optical illusion - love! Also loving the print and colors of the striped dress. Looks like you had a great day!

Photo of Cecilia

You're lucky you're on break from school! I like that dress, can see how it can make you really dizzy after awhile. ha I've gotten a few pieces from Henrik Vibskov and he makes some really cool stuff. Enjoy your summer!

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Photo of Style Scientist

I love those YSL cage booties! They are great!
http://stylescientist.blogspot.com/

Photo of Pea

hah, I remember seeing that dress on Kristen Stewart in Nylon. It's crazy amazing, but doesn't it cost a ridiculous amount of money?

I get that you're into high fashion, but this post, I don't know, to me it kind of screams pretentious...like, YSL heels, Givenchy, Prada...kind of indulgent, right?

I like your blog, and I hope you really, deeply, truly appreciate how lucky you are. Most everyone can't afford such luxuries.

Your mom has amazing style, though.

Photo of Julia

i really love your boots

Photo of christine

love the christoper kane on your mom and your new shoes!

Photo of Christing

obsessed with the givenchy boots and your dress is amazing! how wonderful to have a ridiculously stylish mum whom one can borrow christopher kane from!?

http://fashionhedonism.blogspot.com

Photo of S.Elisabeth

Shoe shopping=love, except my shoe shopping is done at Kohls, etc. Haha though Vera Wang's shoes for Kohls are pretty epic and surprisingly comfortable!
Love your dress & your mom's is intense!

Blahh and I have another week of school!

Photo of Kate

hi i was wondering who takes your pictures??
i have a blog as well and i would very much like to post my outfits

Photo of Amelia

I love this! You look so cute with the lippy, headphones and glasses. The last picture of you is perfect.

Photo of the Six Six Sick Girls

I saw that dress at Seven! I've been wanting to buy a Henrik Vibskov piece for a while, but they're all sized for tall Danish girls, and look horrible on me. I love it on you!

xxx,
Tiffany

Photo of debby

i'm really in love with ur dress.. argggghhhh...

Photo of Anon

I seriously hope your mom got that mouth dress for free. It's horrible. (That said, I understand fashion and that's not it.) The good news? Awesome Halloween costume!

Photo of bryana

im jealous of your moms cool/outrageous/bizarre-looking dress! and your headphones:)

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