Mark Hunter for No Magazine

28 Jul

I’m seeing a lot of bloggers post this photoshoot from Mark Hunter for NO Magazine and while everyone is marveling at the styling & photography, all I can see is how painfully thin the model is. I absolutely love fashion, but I find it incredibly sad and irresponsible that models are still pressured to be so thin and that we have become so desensitized to it. In one article about the model, the author marveled at her “childlike innocence”, and in many other posts women and men discuss how “perfect” she is. Yes, Bambi’s (or Stephanie’s) face is beautiful, but ignoring her illness and using her as the embodiment of perfection is shameful. As the oldest of four girls, I know first hand what the media can do to a girl’s self esteem.

This is not the example we should be setting forth…

The High-Waisted Shorts Trend

27 Jul

High-waisted shorts are bigger than ever, and they’re not going away come fall. Paired with tights, they are the perfect replacement for a skirt (especially on a windy day). As most have waistline detailing, it’s important to wear a shirt tucked in so as not to create bulk but instead accentuate curves. If you tend to be biggest in the middle, opt for a pair without any detailing (bow, pleats, ties, etc) in the very front.

Here are seven great styles for summer into fall…

Gestuz High Waisted Turn-Up Shorts, $42 at ASOS

Sparkle & Fade Belted High-Waisted Shorts, $48 at Urban Outfitters

ASOS Heart Print Shorts, $47 at ASOS

Alice by Temperley Alivia High-Waisted Shorts, $195 at Net-A-Porter

Rag & Bone Montpelier High-Waist Shorts, $230 at Bergdorf Goodman

DVF 'Dax' Sequin Shorts, $391 at Farfetch

Joie Denver Leather Shorts, $378 at Neiman Marcus

Summer Dressing: In the Fog

26 Jul

Today does not feel summery at all. In fact, the last couple weeks as a whole have been a bit chilly and very gray. Hence, even though it’s summer, my inspiration for today is for all those cold San Francisco girls out there….grays with a pop of color.

Rebecca Taylor Dolman Sweatshirt Sweater, $245 at Shopbop.
McQ Spray-on mid-rise jeans, $100 at the Outnet.
Giles & Brother Clara Beaded Braided Necklace, $310 at Oak.
Nike Dunk Skinny High Top Trainers, $118 at ASOS.
Neon Yellow Nail Polish, $3 at Forever 21.

Theme

26 Jul

I’ve been wanting to customize this blog theme for some time…bare with me while I play around and form a new theme!

Weekend Dressing: Napa

23 Jul

These last few weeks have had some pretty chilly days, so my husband and I are skipping the city for Napa this weekend for some much needed sunshine. We picked the perfect weekend in that there seems to be early-morning construction all over our neighborhood this weekend.

Bon Voyage!

APC Striped T-Shirt, $80 at Net-A-Porter.
ASOS Skinny Skull Bracelet, $10 at ASOS.
Superga Navy Classic Pump, $66 at My Wardrobe.
Mia Bossi Messenger Bag, $180 at Gap.
Reese Jean Shorts, $25 at Delia’s.

The Great Gatsby Clutch by…Kate Spade?!

22 Jul

Black White Yellow posted this clutch yesterday, as part of the Book of the Month Bags from Kate Spade. Aren’t they fun? I love how fashion is being influenced by literature, first with the book cover tees, like the Catcher In the Rye & Moby Dick versions below from Out of Print Clothing, and now with bags.

I’m sure I would get more use out of the tees, and I love that for each one purchased books are donated to the organization¬†Books For Africa. At the same time, what a cool purse-I love F. Scott Fitzgerald! Would you rock this clutch?

Top Ten Sartorialist Girls, Jan-July 2010

21 Jul

Like most fashion-loving blog readers, I am an avid reader of The Sartorialist. I love the eclectic styles he picks up around the world. Here are my top ten favorite looks from January thru July 2010. Do you have a favorite look?

(All images from The Sartorialist.)