josephine de la baume is da bomb

Being 5’2 and curvy makes it hard to find a “style icon” with a similar body type…especially since my style role models are the likes of Kate Moss, Erin Wasson and Abbey Lee Kershaw (when your legs are 8 feet long, its hard to look bad in anything!) But what about us short girls? I could always look to the Olsen’s. But alas, they lack my boob-to-thigh ratio. Scarlett Johansson? I’m not that busty. Natalie Portman? I’m not nearly as thin. WHO CAN BE MY STYLE ROLE MODEL? WHO?!?!

And then I found her. A pint-sized beauty (with lovely-lady-lumps) petite-ly perched front row at the Louis Vuitton show wearing a brocade bustier and full skirt. Who was she? I needed to do my research to figure this chick out. Yeah, we have similar body-types. Yeah, she has great style. But what’s her story? And voila. Match made in fashion-icon heaven.

josephine de la baume. 

French model/singer/actress who has recently become the face of Agent Provocateur for Spring/Summer 2011 and is known for oooozing sex appeal. She was named one of Vogue’s “It Girls” in October 2009 and has been spotted with Lou Doillon, Derek Blasberg, Olivier Zahm and Alexa Chung to name a few. Not to mention she is Mark Ronson’s fiancé. (and let me just add how amazing Mark Ronson’s taste in women is-hello! Past gf was Daisy Lowe!)

Now let’s talk her style. Firstly, some of her favorite designers include Givenchy, Rick Owens and YSL (me too! me too!). She’s very feminine-but with a dark side. Not too girly frufru pretty pants. She’s also modest when its necessary but isn’t afraid to break out her sex-bomb attitude…as she stated in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “I like to look like a tomboy during the day and then a pin-up girl at night.” GOD she’s ME! But way cooler. And hotter. And with a French accent.

Wanna meet her?? Here are some pics…

And here’s a vid that really captures her french-y-ness. Get ready to see some ass’n’titties folks…well mainly just some ass.

{pictures from Blunt LondonMango, Harper’s Bazaar, and Jalouse}


the lacy days of summer

In contrast to my completely and utterly disgusting obsession with all things leather during the winter…my summer wardrobe obsession is much more girly and feminine: dainty, delicate lace. Firstly, because it would be idiotic to wear tons of leather in 90 degree weather. And secondly, how fucking AWESOME does a tan look peeking through white lace? 70s beach goddess in a doily anyone?! So, to put it simply, summer to me is all about wearing the tiniest lace dress humanly possible so that it practically shows your ass-cheeks (and if you’re lucky, your nips as well) paired with super chunky wooden shoes and maybe a handpicked flower arrangement organized in a circular fashion around one’s head. And there you have it…SUMMER!

Stone Cold Fox really got it right…this summer is allll about the lace.

I would like to give a shout out to Oracle Fox for inspiring this post–this blog has become my summer style daily go-to. Can’t get enough. AMAZEBALLS.


my lookbook crush

I have a new crush. Yes, I know, not another one…but it’s inevitable.

If you aren’t already aware, crushes have included Logan Neitzel from Project Runway (I met him in all of his glorious-ness during CF/W), Yvan Rodic of the Face Hunter (love me some tall, lanky, hilarious men), Miles from Work of Art (there’s something about his OCD-ness that turns me on…odd), and now this random guy I found on Lookbook.

It’s hard to find a guy who is hot, witty, cool (can’t think of a better word, but yeah…cool), talented, has good style but is still guy-y and most importantly…straight. Sounds too good to be true right? WRONG. I stumbled across Jordan on lookbook today and couldn’t help but lurk. He’s obviously attractive. His lookbook captions are witty. His tumblr proves that he is talented (I wonder if he could pimp-out my blog for me? hmm). He is hilarious as fuckkk-check the vids below. His style is a balanced mix of typical guy and hipster (no one likes too much hipster except, well, hipsters)…and he’s straight! Actually, I could be completely wrong about this one but judging by his lookbook and tumblr, he seems pretty straight. AND he likes cats!!! Wow, I sound creepy.

Dontcha just love school girl crushes…Call me!

His Photog Skillz

His Vids

Completely Random Side Note:

Happy Bastille Day!!! You know what that means? 39 DAYS till I leave to study in PARIS!


so rich so pretty

Some shots from the Cobra Snake

Mickey Avalon- So Rich So Pretty


raw mania

{MANIAMANIA and garance doré}

Not only is the opening video of MANIAMANIA incredibly raw, but so is the aesthetic behind the jewelry line, “Real Life Awaits Us.”  The overall theme of the collection was inspired by the 1970s film “The Holy Mountain” and is a “rich synthesis of Mesoamerican iconography, geology, 1970s handicrafts, shamanism and magic.”

The inspiration for “Real Life Awaits Us” comes from a range of eras, muses, music and landscape …obviously depicted in the opening film which features music by Dark Bells playing amidst a scene of mountains, deserts and pyramids…not to mention the gorrrgeeouusssss, hippy-esq model (can I be you please?).

The line features brass and silver molten metals with raw, crystal stones and can be purchased here! Even better, the pieces are packaged in bone colored, leather pouches. yummm.

Makes me wanna pick dandelions, strip down to my knickers and dance around in a field, hippy-style.


leather lust

Project Runway’s Logan Neitzel recently launched his online store …and I can’t get enough of it!! (if only I had money to spend….)

His line, which was featured at Charleston Fashion Week during Hampden‘s show, has a deliciously dark appeal. Lux leather, chain links, horn jewelry, zippers, fur vests, buckles and acid wash….perfect way to punk-up a girly sundress or add edge to a white-t. My personal faves? FURRRRRR (of course) and the grey, leather vest. amazeballs.

His new line is drool-worthy… and so is Logan…double drool factor (ew). Match made in fashion/man-candy heaven!

Want to know more? Read the Vogue article or check out Logan’s blog for his inspiration.

p.s. I already posted this on the Campus Style…sorry for being lazy and duplicating it…summer in Charleston=beach every day/party every night/no time to blog. But don’t worry, will have some REALLYYYY good stuff soon. (hint hint PARISSSS in THREE more months!!!)


Props to Aldo

Aldo Spring/Summer 2010 Campaign

{Jessica Stam and Boyd Holbrook
shot by Terry Richardson}

Props to Aldo for hiring photographer Terry Richardson!…one of my favorite photographers. His pictures are usually super raunchy and raw…which I love. For Aldo, he kept it innocent and playful…which I also love (but maybe a little less).

Speaking of PROPS!! That’s my favorite thing about this campaign. It reminds me of when I was in elementary school and I REALLYYYY wanted a lip phone. I put it on every Christmas/birthday list for about 5 years but gave up once cell phones rolled around. I still want one…..also loving the skull and the cheetah.

{images from nitrolicious.com}

Here’s the campaign video….

So impressed with Aldo for doing something cool.