Friday, July 24, 2009


I finally went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at the "Model as Muse" exhibit. The exhibit was organized chronologically to showcase the fashion and the models that represented the different eras. Muse is defined as "a source of inspiration" and true to their forms, the models featured, embodied the style and culture of their time. It was also a treat to see some of the past signature designer pieces. I was not entirely successful at documenting the exhibition, but managed to sneak in a few shots even though taking photos was verboten. I seriously thought the burly guard was going to kick me out! Alas...enjoy the forbidden fruit, sit back and relax since I did the work so you wont' have to.

Also inspired by this exhibition, I will attempt to gather pieces from my wardrobe that resemble those shown at the exhibition.

Not part of the "Model as Muse" exhibit, but I love the draping, which inspired the look below.

Necklace - Urban Outfitters
White dolman sleeve shirt - American Apparel
Black drapey skirt - Elizabeth and James
Black lace up boots - Bronze

Jean Shrimpton circa 1960s.

A modern take on the hippie look in the 60s.

Black dress with lace sleeves - Jill Stuart
Necklaces - Vintage, Urban Outfitters
Black strappy wedges - Christian Louboutin

Billowy silhouettes and glittery headgear reminiscent of the disco era.

Black silk jumpsuit - Mara Hoffman
Pyramid bangles - Kenneth Jay Lane
Black suede and patent cut-out shoes - Brian Atwood


Glittery flapper dress - Foley
Gold strappy heels - Delman
Gold pyramid ring - Kenneth Jay Lane
Gold snake bangle - Metropolitan Museum of Art


Gold crochet dress - Diane von Furstenburg
Woven bracelets - somewhere in Cambodia


White tank - Anthropologie
Pink skirt - Purdy Girl
Metallic floral bib necklace - Urban Outfitters
Crochet necklace - Day Dream Nation
Studded satin necklace - Super Candy By Candace Ang
Gold multi-layer necklace - BCBG
Black pyramid bangles - Kenneth Jay Lane
Black cuff with gold insignia - can't remember...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Retreat mode

I'm going on a retreat this weekend for my non-profit organization so I'm posting the blog a bit early. I know I will be too tired to do the blog on a Sunday night. I've packed lightly, I think. Here's what I'll be wearing this weekend.

Mutli-color dress - from a market in Seoul, Korea

Blue and silver top - Calypso
White linen pants - Vince

Floral halter top - Alice + Olivia

Red and white tunic - Forever 21
White linen pants - same as above

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Baubles, bling and beads

The fireworks on July 4 were amazing. We had the best seat in the house. I wish the fireworks were on the Hudson every year! The fireworks have somewhat inspired this week's blog. They reminded me of my collection of jewelry which I have amassed over the years, most of which are costume jewelry. I have often built an outfit around the jewelry and so the clothing will be kept simple to showcase the baubles, bling and beads.

White dolman sleeve shirt - American Apparel
Denim shorts - American Eagle Outfitters
Black and silver drapy chain necklace - Urban Outfitters
Chain with black silk belt - Urban Outfitters (worn as necklace)
Ring - Marc Jacobs
Watch - Bulgari
Bag - Balenciaga

Grey t-shirt - American Apparel
White skirt - Elie Tahari
Crystal necklace - BCBG
Wire necklace - from a young designer at Market NYC

Romper - Alexander Wang
Necklace with green stone - Rebecka Fröberg
Oxidized metal necklace - dannijo
Silver strappy sandals - Delman

White silk tank - Alexander Wang
Grey silk shorts - Alexander Wang
Tassle necklace - Pade Vavra
Ring - Marc Jacobs (same as above)
Silver flat sandals - Delman

Hot pink tank - Alexander Wang
Lace bib necklace - Urban Outfitters
Silver pleated skirt - Jill Stuart
Silver and bronze strappy sandals - Barbara Bui

Navy t-shirt dress - Porter Grey
Victorian bib necklace - from the Hell's Kitchen flea market
Brown chunky heels - Chloé

Chiffon layered top - Chiana
Chiffon flower necklace - from a store in le Marais in Paris
Grey silk shorts - Alexander Wang (same as above)

Dress - No.6
Layered necklaces - Forever 21
Brown chunky sandals - Chloé

Grey t-shirt - American Apparel (same as above)
Denim shorts - American Eagle Outfitters (same as above)
Bib necklace with ribbon tie - Banana Republic

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red, White and Blue

In honor of July 4th, I'm celebrating the occasion with some red, white and blue outfits. The weather is lovely. Can't wait for friends to come over for the fireworks!

Spiderman, an iconic american comic book character in blue and red!

White and navy striped top - H&M
Navy skirt - H&M
Cherry print espadrille wedges - Lolas Lolos Lolitos

Red dress - T-bag
Feather brooch - Yigal Azrouel

Denim motorcycle jacket - Zara
White dress - Catherine Malandrino
Cherry print espadrille wedges - same as above

White shirt - Gap
Navy and white striped shorts - Plenty by Tracy Reese
Red raffia wedges - Betsy Johnson

Navy, red and white shirt - Lauren Moffatt
White shorts with side-panel details - Catherine Malandrino
Patent red pumps - D&G

Sailor girl print dress - Betsy Johnson
Red raffia wedges - same as above

White jacket - Elizabeth and James
White tank - cast-off from my dad
Navy skirt - H&M
Necklace - from a store in Hanoi, Vietnam
Red shoes with bow - Hollywould

Blue and white floral dress - Rachel Antonoff
Patent red clutch - Rebecca Minkoff
White sandals - Sigerson Morrison