Dumb Bunny

For as long as I can remember I've been a super hot pink toes/pale pink fingers for summer kind of girl, but this year I'm loving matte and pastel polish. With the exception of an always necessary red, my favorite colors for spring are light, whimsical, and reminiscent of a perfect easter egg. 
I included some of my picks in the collage above (from left to right). 

    1. OPI Panda-Monium Pink
    2. Essie Mint Candy Apple
    3. China Glaze's Something Sweet
    4. RGB Doll
    5. Essie Van D Go
    6. RGB Too Red
    7. RGB Steel
*Can we also please note my serious photoshop collage skills thankyouverymuch



Summer's Child

clean. white. fresh. summer.  
Dewi Driegen by Stephan Wurth for Vogue Mexico
Styled by Sarah Gore Reeves

*images via fashiongonerogue



With Photographer Terry Richardson who recently shot Stam for an Aldo Campaign
On the cover of the first ever issue of Turkish Vogue
From Numero Korea, October 2009
An early photo by Roland Wilhelm from 2002

It should come as no surprise to my friends and tweeple that I love me some Stam!!! She's my absolute favorite supermodel. Above are a bunch of my favorite shots of her in honor of her 24th birthday today. Happy Birthday Stam.


Accidental Treasure

I find it extremely difficult to take pictures at fashion shows from anywhere but the photographers pit (see my earlier post on Willow for more on my pit experience). Whether its a speedy model, poor lighting, a seat too close, or one too far, I always manage to end up with an album that is 95% blurry, crooked, and downright bad.
I took the photo above during the packed Joe Fresh show at LGFW last month. It captures nothing I hoped it would. Right away however I could tell that it was one of the exceptions. A photo so bad its good. Something about the blurry audience and the model's fire red hair against the white fur coat made me fall in love with this shot.


"Like a male Elsa Maxwell"

Derek Blasberg and his 'Classy' muse model Byrdie Bell
Derek with his usual host of ladies including model Lily Donaldson

As if I didn't already dream of being Derek Blasberg [especially after reading his new book 'Classy' which deserves a post of its own at a later date], The Times gives me another reason to wish I had his swagger here.

*images via guestofaguest


Bold Paradox

I don't believe in fashion. I believe in personal style. 

*images via icanteachyouhowtodoit

Rogues In Vogue

Shots from a Vogue Italia April 2010 editorial spread shot by Steven Meisel and styled by editor Karl Templer.
Models include Amber Valletta, Freja Beha Erichsen, Lara Stone, Monika Jagaciak, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Angela Lindvall, Joan Smalls, Giedre Dukauskaite, and Gwen Loos


Are you in or out?

Now that I have your attention here's a post that especially goes out to to all the Parsons boys and girls...
Bunim/Murray Productions is now accepting applications for season 8 of Project Runway.
The deadline is April 22nd. Click here for more info or to submit your application. 

Good Luck! Avita-Zein

*Images  of Project Runway host Heidi Klum by Australian photographer Russell James from his Retrospective book 


I Can Hear the Decadence Calling

Boys R Us

I have been to many menswear shows and I have to admit that I often find them boring, repetitive and unimaginative. Lets just say that in the past two years at NYFW I have seen too many bowties, too many rolled cuffs, and too often find myself staring everywhere but the runway. The bottom line is that it takes a great deal of originality and attention to detail for a menswear designer to stand out in my mind.

This is precisely why I was so excited after Montreal designer Dimitri-Chris’s show at LG Fashion Week. His collection titled ‘Master of the Foxhounds’, was tailored without being stuffy and combined both classic and modern elements. My favorite had to be the way designer Dimitri-Chris Alexiou played with footwear introducing the boys to clogs (a ladies favorite this season after Chanel). The clogs were perfectly simple, fashioned out of brown leather, and I can totally see them taking over the whole loafer without socks/Sperry Top-Siders genre of footwear in coming seasons. Dimitri-Chris styled them with suiting and socks but I can totally see them looking great on bare feet.

In a word, the collection was dapper. Crisp suiting with fuzzy bowties, cozy knitted cloaks in warm yellows and charcoal grey, and two-toned (leather and suede or leather and mink) polo riding boots that I hope they make in my size.

I could have lived without the man corsets that were half cummerbund half man-girdle, and I doubt they’ll ever make it beyond the pages of a magazine editorial, but once again, they were a detail that kept my eyes on the garments.

Overall, I loved the entire collection. If every men’s show took notes from Dimitri-Chris I think I’d spend a lot less time looking at the pretty boys and a lot more time paying attention to what we’re really there for.