Monday, March 31, 2008

Remaking Chic

After a conversation at lunch with my dear friend Shannon about how she felt she needed a make-over to attract a guy she was interested in, we decided collectively on a project for her. We are going to do her over. Make her more sexy and appealing. But, my ideas for her are less about doing her over and more about giving her the confidence and sexiness that will make her feel more appealing. I am a firm believer in the fashion philosophy that "it is not what you wear but how you wear it". So I am giving her the tools to unlock the chic confident sexy woman inside of her. I don't want to create a whole new woman but polish her into the woman she wants to be. In that spirit I have made the first of a few collages of inspirations that I will use for her. Carin Roitfeld the Editor in Chief of French Vogue and Emanuelle Alt are a few of her many style icons.
I will have more style ideas for her and hopefully some before and after pictures of her as the transformation begins. Along with some fun shopping pictures.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Prompted by the federalise(my parents) and my dwindling bank account I have decided to do the unthinkable.....get a job! It's horrible; I'll be working long hours for minimum wage as I juggle college and and part-time work.
But, the old saying that every cloud has a silver lining is true or at least I'll make it true. Every paycheck I get I will put away an undetermined amount and at the end of an also undetermined time I will buy myself something special. I'll be searching around on eBay and other sites where one can buy discount designer items to find the perfect reward for my hard work as a functioning tax paying citizen.

I'll post things as I find them in hopes the discerning public helping me decide on my monumental task.

Here's a good start; a white wool Balenciaga turtle-neck with black stripe that thicken as the eye moves down the sweater. I also love the gold buttons that go down the neck and shoulder. Perfect winter item!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Every great deisgner, stylist, or photograper had some type of female ideal when it came to his creations. Some female presence in his life even if he was gay that tickled his aesthetic fancy. The woman forms some intense spiritual connection to him and was his as he was hers. Her soul, her talents, and her personal style usually intrigued him; Alexander MCqueen had the tragic Isabella Blow, Halston had his Halstonettes Liza and other gracefull women, Marc Jacobs has Sophia Copolla, and Yves St. Laurent had Lou Lou de la Falais.
Well I have a few too. These women exemplify the type of women I wish I could populate the earth with. Their style and personality give them presence and grace that amazes me beyond belief. They are awkward and unprententious yet all of this adds to their fabulousness. They wear flats constantly because they hate heels and go vegetarian after taking a philosophy class. They bust out in song just because they feel like it, even if they are in the middle of the check out line in walmart and fall down flights of stairs because they decided to skip down them. They are critical and sometimes bitchy. They wear clothes they like because they like them and not because they are trendy; and they look terrific! These girls read and are interested in things other than fashion but they know how to look good. These girls are unconventionally glamourouse and wear their weidness like ribbons won at a fair. I love them! They are my girls.

Friday, March 7, 2008

This is my first entry into my brand new blog dedicated to fashion and the simple joie de vivre of living your life carelessly through clothing, just like the title.

I don't exactly know what I want this blog to evolve into so it'll just be played by ear. You might see a street chic section on here with pictures of interesting people pounding the pavement and look damn terrific doing it! Then one day you might find magazine photos and coverage from fashion week.