I somehow really like this crazy Tina Kalivas dress with ruffle hip panels. It’s price is not so likeable:
Has anyone browsed around Google’s new pride and joy: Boutiques.com? It’s supposed to be all revolutionary and shit, but what I’m seeing so far is a mashup of a few ideas already done, and shopstyle was for sure their muse (check out the drop-down menu design). Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s some promise. I like the ‘me, me, me’ idea behind it. For example, you can essentially ‘teach’ boutiques.com what your style is from your favorite colors & patterns (paisley or stripes), and favorite dress cuts (v-neck or mini). You can also tell her (I made boutiques a female) what you hate. But creating your style is quite time consuming and I ended up bollocking along through all the steps only to find out at the end that I hated everything they were suggesting I’d like. Does that mean I hate my own style?
H&M, what ARE you doing? Sure, great, you’ve got Lanvin, that’s awesome! But Hennes and Mauritz, what on earth are you doing ONLINE? Showcasing Lanvin on H&M.com via mannequins and drawings is just not inspiring me.
And, most importantly, hello, it’s almost 2011. Where is your online shop?
There is one thing that just about saves this duo’s online integrity and that’s this detailed and informative Lanvin for H&M video …
…which pretty much sold me on their faux fur coat (looks better in the video):
My nails need an it’s-dark-outside-by-4:30pm-my-tummy-hurts-and-my-husband-is-still-away-pick-me-up. This could make me happy. I think I would need some serious patience though, to get it looking even half this great. (via black eiffel)
Feeling squirrelly? The golden acorn locket: its magic lets you store whatever you like in it for the winter…
“He was about to turn and run when he saw a gleam of light; something underneath the hedge glinted in the sunlight… It was a golden acorn…” The Golden Acorn – Catherine H. Cooper
Luna moths, argyle, bird flocks and honeycomb get beautifully screen printed onto various pieces of wintry garb by Kelly Massey of prettypennydesigns:
Have you noticed the odd new winter and holiday hat options popping up lately? I found a pretty fun selection of these fantasy hats on ASOS. I might have to give one of em a try. Are you donning any new kind of hat you wouldn’t have tried a few years ago?