Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fringe is the New Black

Kind of a long post, but there was definitely a lot of inspirational visuals at the Shinecock Nation Indian Pow Wow I went to in Southampton this weekend.

A Native American woman, her children and myself at the pow wow.  Their outfits were so colorful and beautiful.  

My friends and I with an Aztec dancer.  His outfit was unbelievable...scary and beautiful all in one.

A shot of his feathered headdress from the side.  Unbelievable!!

Shots of Native American traditional garb.

This guys boots were sooo cool.  I had to get a shot and I also really want a pair for myself!! ha ha  

Carved animal necklace created by one of the vendors at the pow wow, Norma Jean Locklear (910-733-0187).  My friend bought a very similar one, which I think could make for a very unique boho look.

My loot from the pow wow, turquoise beaded barrette and stainless steal beaded earrings.  You can't really tell from the photo but these curve around your ear in a very cool and sophisticated way.  Not sure of the designer of these.

After leaving the pow wow we stopped by downtown Southampton to grab some diner.  Above is a cute sidewalk cafe.

In the entry way to the Ralph Lauren Home Store on Job St.  This store was so clean and airy.  I'm wearing a cheapy jewel green shirt from F21 with a woven belt from Anthropologie, my American Apparel denim running shorts, Steve Madden fringe flats, Rebecca Minkoff handbag and Mui Mui shades.

Close up on the Anthro belt.

Also wore this indian head ring I picked up from a street vendor on St. Marks Places this spring.


Quick outfit post after dinner at one of my favorite Mexican food/margarita spots in the city.

Wearing a cream tissue tee with bronze studs from H&M, with American Apparel denim running shorts, Banana Republic nude heels, and Rebecca Minkoff morning after handbag.

Tried to get a close up of my bronze fire bird earring with cut out crosses in the center.  Got them from a street artisan in NYC.

Fringe Benefits

Sorry to everyone for not posting too much lately.  I've been taking photos, but haven't had time to do much posting.  My work and social life has been pretty packed lately, but hoping to catch up tonight and do a lot of posts.

Here are just some outfit shots from a night out in Manhattan last weekend.  I love how fun this dip dyed fringe shirt is from Foley & Corinna.  Worn with J Brand skinny jeans, Nine West gladiator heels, metallic Lauren Merkin clutch and gigantic abalone ring I got in New Orleans (sorry forgot to get a close up on it).

Outside of SEA in the meat packing district I spotted this fantastic wood paneled station wagon and it was so retro lovely I had to get a shot with it!  Again love the fun fringe.

Shot of my friend and I ending up our night with an always fun game of Buck Hunter a one of our favorite dives in the city.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday is the New Friday

This past weekend it was blazingly hot in NYC, so on Sunday my friends and I decided to head to St. Marks St. for some sidewalk shopping and brunching.  

Us at Cafe Orlin for brunch.  Where I had a delicious falafel and hummus platter with fries.  Check it out on nymag.com!
We also had these super refreshing kiwi-strawberry cocktails.  

Stopping on our walk down St. Marks for some photos.  Since it was so hot out, I wore a simple cotton tank dress from F21, liked the layering at the bottom of the dress as well.  Worn with a really unique bag from SHIH. www.shihshop.com/  Kind of obsessed with the song on this site and the designer Stephanie who I met at a trade show a few years ago is incredibly nice!  Studded gladiator flats are Steve Madden.  Sunnies are Mui Mui.

At our window seats at our next bar BUA.  A very chill place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Shot of my beer and the view from our window seats.

Close up of the bracelet I wore.  Not sure who the designer is of this, but I totally love how heavy and tough looking it is.

Stud earrings I wore...also not sure of the designer.

Close up of all our shoes.  Mine are in the middle.  Yes, the ones to the left are the same but more neutral colored.  We like the shoes, OK! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gilt Fuse is Here!

Heads up to everyone that the diffusion site of Gilt, Gilt Fuse launched today.  This spin off site, offers a wider range of clothing, shoes and accessories at lower prices.  If you need an invite to Gilt or Gilt Fuse shoot me an email and I'd be happy to send out an invite.  www.gilt.com  www.giltfuse.com

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Monday, So Good To Me

Took a few shots after work today as it was getting dark outside.  I was kind of bored and went for a walk around my neighborhood and figured I'd snap a few photos.

Wearing a tan vest with ruffle sleeves from Zara, a denim circle skirt from AE, a random cheapy ring and the Jet Setter tote by Foley & Corinna.  www.foleyandcorinna.com/

Close up of the Nine West shoes I wore.  They're at least two seasons old, but I love the ethnic feel created by the grommet and stitching details on this shoe. 

Also wore these edgy snake hoop earrings by Kevia.  http://www.kevia.biz/  If you haven't seen Kevia jewelry yet, you must must check out their site.  Their designs are unique, beautiful and a little edgy all in one...by far one of my favorite jewelry lines!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lazy Sunday

I'm having a totally lazy Sunday so I decided to post some random outfit shots.  Below I'm wearing a thrifted knit shirt, 2 necklaces I hooked together from F21, American Eagle super destroyed boyfriend jeans, Steve Madden fringe heels, and Kooba bag. www.kooba.com (Sorry some of the photos are a little fuzzy).

Close up of the knit shirt and necklaces.

Close up of the fringy heels.

After work one day.  Wearing an Issac Mizrahi striped dress with JCrew layered bauble necklace, Nine West gladiator heels, and Rebecca Minkoff handbag (my favorite handbag designer).  www.rebeccaminkoff.com

Close up of the JCrew bauble necklace and my Octo ring - love, love, love him.

A few weeks ago I went to the Isabel Toledo exhibit at F.I.T.  I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside, since I missed the press night, but her designs are amazingly inspirational!  This Cuban born, but NY based designer is now best know for creating the inauguration dress Michelle Obama wore.  This dress is on exhibit at F.I.T, however I must say several of her other pieces are the show stoppers.  She with help from her husband, Ruben Toledo, make intricate and beautiful pieces from one geometric pattern.  Truly incredible.  Catch her exhibit, Fashion From the Inside Out, at F.I.T through September 26.

Outside the exhibit, wearing a lace mini skirt from JCrew, olive tank from H&M, gold lariat necklace from H&M, Lauren Merkin cork clutch, and Nine West Gladiator sandals.


I was supposed to go surfing again today...however it again didn't happen.  Decided to do a quick post of beach pics from earlier this summer instead.  Wearing a comfy, breezy cotton maxi dress from F21 with a lace cutout back and a silk flower child head band from Urban.  I guess I was trying to channel a bit of a mermaid vibe.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Retail Therapy

So today I woke up totally pumped and un-hung over for a full day of surfing on Long Beach.  Unfortunately the weather was not on the same page as me with rain and thunderstorms pretty much all day.  To help me out of my bad weather funk, I decided to do a little retail therapy.

I've been hearing about Bare Minerals for a while now and in need of some new makeup I decided to check out the store close to my apartment.  The makeup has no preservatives, fillers, binders, talc, oil, or fragrances and supposedly even helps make your skin better over time.

Pretty much everything they have is in powder form which turns creamy when mixed with the heat of your skin.  When the makeup artist, first put the foundation (in powder form on my face) I wasn't really wowed, but as I sat there it's almost like the make up became more a part of my face and the coverage just got better.  And it really doesn't feel like you're wearing anything at all, which is a big plus.

My only complaint is there is kind of a lot of steps compared to what I'm used to, but the result is still very natural.  My true test will be using it tomorrow morning before work to see if it is in fact really managable in day to day life.   

My loot.  Yes, I spent a small fortune.  At first I was a little skeptical of the mascara since I'm a Fiberwig girl, but this stuff made my lashes longer than I have ever seen them...now testing to see if I have a waterproof problem with it.  Also I loved the eyeshadow colors.  I got a pretty sea green and two different golds.

Here I am in my rainy day attire on my way home from shopping.  Wearing yellow Hunter wellies, a black spring jacket with laser eyelet cut outs from F21 and my tiedye leather clutch from Urban Outfitters.

Mid way through my walk home I stopped to do a sweat test on the makeup.  Despite the rain, it was quite humid and muggy out.  Makeup wasn't running.

By the time I got home my skin still looked dewy and fresh...my hair is another story.

Close up of the Sarah Briggs earrings I wore today.  She's makes truly beautiful pieces and is one of the nicest designers I've ever met.

Also wore my JCrew bauble ring today.

I'm excited to see how the makeup continues to work for me and if this mineral makeup trend is all it's really cracked up to be.  I'll be sure to share my continued experience via the blog.