Saturday, September 5, 2009

Motorcross champ

Last week I went to see The September Issue, a documentary about the making of the 2007 September issue of Vogue. The film granted access to the inside world of Anna Wintour, legendary editor-in-chief of American Vogue, and racks after racks of oogle-worthy clothes and walls of delectable shoes and accessories. The Devil Wears Prada in real life was rather entertaining, well, not if you're on the receiving end of her icy coldness. The one who stole the show though, was Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue. Ms. Coddington has the uncanny ability to conjure up an ethereal, dream-like yet modern set for a photo shoot. Pity that the shoot never saw the light of day, save for this documentary. Her affable personality also overshadows Ms. Wintour's aloofness. While Ms. Wintour made the comment of "someone needs to go to the gym", Ms. Coddington demanded that no one photoshop out the beer belly of the guy behind the camera of the documentary who was asked to be part of a photo shoot. All in all, The September Issue was well done and entertaining.

New York Fashion Week starts this Thursday. Even though I won't have insider access to all the fashion shows at Bryant Park, I will be attending a few soirées with my fashionable and talented friend, April Rose Gedney. Check out her accessories line at My other fashionable friend, Miko Laube, will also be in town to cover the shows for her column at and if I'm lucky, she might just sneak me in for a show at the Museum of Art and Design.

This week is about motorcycle jackets. I had no intention of collecting them, but I seem to have one of every color under the sun. It started off a few years ago with the brown motorcycle jacket that looked so amazing on my friend, Sankie. I demanded where she got it and immediately went to buy one for myself. It was definitely a great purchase and I see myself wearing it for years to come. The other motorcycle jackets and vest were more recent purchases.

Khaki motorcycle jacket - Alexander Wang GAP Design Editions
Black dress with studs - Vena Cava

Black leather motorcycle jacket - Diesel
Floral dress - F21
Shoes - Manolo Blahnik

Brown leather motorcycle jacket - Blues Heroes
Grey t-shirt - American Apparel
Tiered floral skirt - Marley
Grey boots - Tashkent by Cheyenne
Rhinestone necklace - bought on Ebay

Grey leather moto vest - Ever
White long sleeve shirt - F21
Black skinny jeans - J Brand
Oxidized chain necklace - dannijo
Crystal necklace - BCBG
Shoes - same as above

Denim motorcycle jacket - Zara
T-shirt -
Multi-chain bracelet - F21
Jeans and shoes - same as above

Denim motorcycle jacket - same as above
T-shirt - American Apparel
Metallic pleated skirt - Jill Stuart
Bracelet - same as above
Necklace - same as above, UO
Python print belt - Club Monaco
Shoes - same as above

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