March 3, 2010
“One day, a beautiful butterfly settled on one of the nettle’s leaves
and, instead of saying ‘ow!’ and flying away again,
the butterfly just sat there and unfolded her lovely coloured wings
and rested there in the sunshine.”
– The Beautiful Butterfly
September 20, 2009
Still pining over Tsumori Chisato… These sweet tops could definitely add a boost of excitement to the current, stale state of my wardrobe.
August 22, 2009
Do you love socks and tights? When I was younger (but not too young, I’m afraid) my friends and I created a club of sorts called “sock shoppers.” My best friend though, was the true sock champion. While my socks were thrown into my old dresser drawers like used, dirty balls, she had designated about 3 large dresser drawers for her over-sized sock collection. Each pair was folded, color coded and filed like an important document. She had a style, color and pattern for every occasion and I rarely saw her wear the same pair of socks twice. Although Tsumori Chisato can make anything look important, these socks and tights brought bubbling forth, my old love for these simply worn accessories.
May 30, 2009
I’ve been drooling over Tsumori Chisato for a little while now, feeling nothing but utter admiration and love for everything she creates. I honestly feel like I could be happy wearing only her designs and no one else’s for the rest of my life, so let’s make this official. Tsumori Chisato, will you marry me?
watercolor check tights
watercolor print jumper
patchwork shoulder purse
watercolor check socks
watercolor check shorts
Shopping: Opening Ceremony
May 29, 2009
I’ve never been a huge fan of espadrilles. I bought a pair of red wedges at mini market in Brooklyn a few years back and only ended up wearing them once… which was on the day that I bought them. In a recent craze of getting rid of the unnecessaries, I threw them out. That’s okay. Perhaps I can replace them with Tsumori Chisato’s version of the espadrille. My friends, meet Tsumori Chisato’s purple flower espadrille sandals. I think they would match perfectly with my pale purple AA getup and these pretty little Rachel Comey hair pins.
hairpins and sandals - Refinery29, mini dress - American Apparel
Shopping: Refinery29 & American Apparel
May 3, 2009
I like the check, you might like the check, but this summer designers really like the check. They like it big. I’m not talking the usual plaid that comes around and around, I mean the graphical crossing of hatches. The technique of the moment sums up to a large paint brush running haphazardly across silk fabric. During my online hunt for the hatch, I found some strangely similar looks going on out there. One might even suspect this triplet to be blood related!
March 22, 2009
Tsumori Chisato‘s spring 09 collection is so consistently saturated with incredible layers of color, fabric and shape, that after viewing her entire collection in one sitting, you can be left feeling slightly overstimulated, as if listening to a playlist of only up-tempo hits. That said, I haven’t seen a runway this beautiful in a while. In fact each outfit resembles a painting. With mounds of fabric, gathered up skirts, cape-like sleeves and shapes of every kind imaginable, it’s like 10 collection ideas in one collection. If I could nab just one piece for myself to saunter about in the city streets, I would no doubt be queen for a day. Check out the runway shots, then below that, a few simple, wearable, “buyable” pieces.
The bottom three pieces are available at the fantastic bird shop.