spotted PFW ss2011

OK! Just so we’re clear, all of these pics are from Yvan Rodic…since I’m a failure at photography (my camera sucks. dies frequently. I have a strange shaky hand etc.)

LET’S BEGIN! While perusing Yvan’s PFW pics, I saw tons of familiar faces. These were people I met/spotted at events, on the streets, in restaurants, etc. SO I decided to compile some pics with the stories behind them.

Enjoy!

 

Blogger Sania Claus

Both Yvan Rodic and I street styled her…great minds think a like ya knowww. Chatted with her at the Carlos Miele/Vogue Italia event on October 1st. She was wearing KILLER Jeffery Campbells.

CLICK HERE  for the Charleston Magazine blog I wrote about this event for my fashion mama, Ayoka!

 

THE GRAZIA MASQUERADE BALL

Opéra de Paris – Palais Garnier – Tues, October 5

aka SUPER-DUPER, she-she, hoity-toity, invite-only event

My mom, aunt and I went to see an opera the SAME NIGHT…coincidence? I think not. I stuck around for a bit after the show to spot some masquerade goers. What I should have done? Brought a mask in my clutch, slipped it on after the show and snuck into the event.

duh, why didn’t I think of that sooner?

 

Spotted these 2 lovelies on Rue Saint-Honoré. I had just finished brunch at Ladurée with mommy and auntie… and WAM there were models everywhere. Freja was snacking on some sort of salad looking thing in a plastic container…Karlie Kloss was picking up macaroons with a friend…The VS crew was there as well-Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart etc. My mom and aunt were shocked at how many macaroons they were purchasing. “Aren’t they anorexic?” they asked…hmph. lies.

Met Giovanna Battaglia at the Carlos Miele/Vogue Italia event. Didn’t want to be too forward by telling her this in person but….she needs to give my husband Vladimir back asap.

Spotted this little lovely all around town!

 

OH HA! Henry Holland. This is where it gets a little ridiculous. My friend and I had just finished dinner at Cafe Marly with mommy and auntie (amazing view of the Louvre pyramids!) and headed over to VIP Room for a little fashion debauchery. Not realizing what we were getting ourselves into, we moseyed on in…past the bouncer and through the red ropes. WOOPS, who do I literally bump into? Dree Hemingway. I die. And who was she talking to? Henry Holland and Pixie Geldof. My first reaction. TAKE. OUT. CAMERA. I guess I accidently put my camera in “panic attack mode” because I freaked with the pics…(which all came out blurry of course. damn shaky hand)…and somehow the bouncer realized I didn’t fit into the private party where everyone knew each other. Wonder how? SOOOO we got KICKED OUT! Amazing.

side not: Dree was wearing amazing 70s esq blue jean bell bottoms with a red and white checkered oxford tucked in…Pixie, on the other hand, had green streaks in her hair circa 1997 “I spent too much time in my backyard swimming pool”

I met this balla Brit, Matthew Zorpas, at the Carlos Miele/Vogue Italia event. What a chic bloke. Loved his statement jacket from the event (pics to come, promise!). Once again, Yvan and I both street styled him….It’s a sign. Yvan and I are meant to be, dontcha think?

Also spotted this lovely at the Vogue Italia event! I mean, how could you miss her?

FINALLYYYYY!! YVAN RODIC HIMSELF! ok, so I didn’t actually meet him…or spot him for that matter. BUT he was at the masquerade event….and I WAS TOO (for a short period of time) AND we photographed the same people SO we were def in the same proximity throughout fashion week. IM TELLING YOU we are meant to be. ok, enough of the creepy.

 

bisous bisous from PARIS


Mal-Aimée Launch

“Simultaneously poetic, romantic, sporty and urban, the brand’s universe oscillates between extreme femininity and androgyny in order to create a new type of elegance.” –TOTEM

Léonie and Marius are the super young/super talented designers behind Mal-Aimée. They met at the Geneva University of art and design in Switzerland and have been working together since they started at Nina Ricci with Olivier Theyskens.  They presented their  womenswear collection, Mal-Aimée, last week during PFW. Their collection is influenced by their experience in the “the Paris fashion scene” and is all about “experimentations in volumes and lines” with “serious attention to the choice of colors and fabrics.”

This past Friday, October 8th, I was able to attend their launch party at the Curio Parlor in the 5th arrondissement! Their collection is AMAZEBALLSSSS!!

My favorites from the SS 2011 Collection

Presentation / october 04 2010

Mal-Aimée
Hôtel Crillon
10, Place de La Concorde
75008
First presentation in Paris

 


Guess where I’m headed today?

 

{Some of my favorite Vogue Paris covers}


essential equipment

What exactly is Equipment you might ask. Well judging by this post, it obviously has something to do with shirts you idiots! But seriously, Equipment is a line of relaxed fit, mens’ style shirts…something I have been searching for forever…aka my dream come true.

Christian Restoin—the longtime partner of Carine Roitfeld—(who also played a major role in the conceiving of one of my fashion idols, Julia Restoin Roitfeld-thanks Christian) -is at it again! He originally launched Equipment in the mid 70s…making it a wardrobe staple in the 80s…but sold the company as the early 00s creeped in (side note: back then, they came in crazy-oh-so-disco-colors). Well, lucky for us, he decided to collaborate with Serge Azria and relaunched the line this past Spring!! …with more neutral colors, might I add.

Serge Azria—brother of Max Azria, owner of Current/Elliott and Joie, and now informal “guardian” of Equipment- came up with these beauties posted bellow. Yes, you are allowed to fall in love with a shirt.

And the mother of Parisian fashion herself…

Carine Roitfeld in Equipment

So, I will repeat myself in order to make a point. I am saving money for shopping in Paris (FOUR days away)…which is why I stopped myself from purchasing one of these signature blouses. Buttttt, don’t fret–what will be one of my first purchases in Paris? You betcha bottom dollar! Thank you, my dear friend Hillary, for introducing me to my one true love.

(in the states, you can find Equipment at Saks, Barneys, and Shopbop)


the purchase

my most recent purchase:

alexander wang silky shorts with apron overlay

I told myself I wouldn’t go shopping before my trip to Paris…but imagine spotting these puppies for over 50% off and saying “no” …yeah right!

Thank you Hampden Clothing!


T

{T by Alexander Wang. Spring 2010 ad campaign. Launched January 2010. Featuring Hannah Holman. Photographed by Daniel Jackson}

I popped into my favorite store Hampden yesterday to take some pictures for Charleston Style (with no intention to purchase anything, of course…unless it’s an impulse buy, of course). Low and behold- I found the white T by Alexander Wang top that I have been drooling over since it came out forever ago….FOR $40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I know “$40 for a t-shirt is pretty steep” (says my cousin). Then again, he has no idea who Alexander Wang is and how this t-shirt is no ordinary t-shirt, it’s a T! Also, keep in mind this shirt was originally $80. And to put it into perspective, a similar top at J Crew is $35…and that’s no AWang. Sounds like I have a good case right? Guess not. He ended up convincing me not to impulse buy. However, my rule is “If you are still thinking about said item the next day, a purchase is necessary and no longer an impulse buy.” Still thinking about it.

Don’t worry, I currently have it on hold.


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!