Archive for the ‘Fur’ Category

BLACK CATS

October 7, 2009

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images via From the Desk of Phyllis

Ren FAIRE

May 18, 2009

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Guess which girl is dressed up for the faire?

Yesterday was the last day of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and my friend Natalie and I made a pact that we would go this year.  My long-time boyfriend had never been so he was in on it as well.  We’d been planning for weeks to go and it just so happened to be like a 1,000 degrees the day we went!  Thankfully we lathered on the sunscreen and put on our most comfortable ensembles; we were prepared for anything.

When we arrived we quickly entered into an alternative universe – a world full of huzaas, bulging breasts and giant turkey legs for lunch.  I was pretty excited to see what kind of jewels, gems, and amulets awaited me at the faire.  Though I did not leave with anything, there was plenty which inspired me.  I particularly enjoyed the crowns made of feathers, fur tails and the bird feather bib necklace.  I spy a DIY project!  There was also some great metal necklaces that I would’ve bought had they been made in gold.  Oh yeah, lets not forget my magical geodes.

Who worked it at the Ren Faire?  Aside from Natalie and I, here are the girls who were dressed to impress.  You’ve got a classic American Apparel dress, an awesome bold print, and a top made of steel.

Home Sweet JULIA

May 14, 2009

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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and I might have been separated at birth.  No, we are not twins in physicality but rather we share nearly identical taste.

I was so excited when The Pipeline posted some photos of Julia at home, courtesy of The Selby.  One of my favorite things is to peek inside fascinating people’s lives.  Seeing how some of the most stylish people live is totally engrossing.  I was not disappointed with the series of photos uncovering Julia’s NYC apartment.  In fact, these images have me convinced we’d be the best of pals!  She owns the gold Pamela Love “Talon Cuff” I’ve wanted forever, she owns the Balenciaga sandals that I couldn’t afford to buy 2 years ago, and she owns a ton of skin products just like myself.  Also, we both wear white furs on our white beads.  I’m just saying…

P.S. If you’re interested in buying me a graduation gift, I will glady accept the Gold Talon Cuff.  Purchase here.

Sleeve Me Alone

March 9, 2009

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I support animal rights but when you begin ripping the sleeves off Balenciaga dresses that is where I draw the line!  Accounts of the the aforementioned incident are as such: a crazed PETA protester lunged at Carine Roitfeld outside of Jean Paul Gaultier and ripped the sleeve off  her dress.  Apparently PETA was rather bothered by the lilac goat hair coat Carine was seen sporting this weekend and felt that she needed to learn a lesson.  In proper Carine style she replied to the media’s coverage by saying “I am a fashion martyr now.”

February 17, 2009

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I miss my grandmother terribly.  She was the most amazing woman I’ve ever met and I hope if she’s hanging around that she’s proud of how I am living my life, as I’ve modeled a lot of my attitudes after her’s.  One way I have been able to remember her is through fashion.  She left behind many treasures that I absolutely love and I feel fortunate to have the chance to own/wear them.  A few pieces she gave me before she passed away and they feel particularly special because they were picked specifically for me.

Pictured are a few of my favorite things in which I have inherited.  The gold necklace my grandma gave me years ago – she told me a grand story of how she acquired it while visiting Spain.  The two jackets are both vintage fur + feathers, and I am still trying to figure out what they’re made of.  They’re so silky smooth!  Vintage fur is ok, yes?  Lastly is that amazing feather brooch which I have been wearing on my hats and tops, but I need to replace the back as it often slips off.

I love vintage, but nothing beats owning a piece of your family’s history.  I’ll post more photos when I’ve collected some more gems.

Made in Alaska

January 9, 2009

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This is one of the most amazing pieces of vintage jewelry I have ever acquired.  I had mentioned this brooch earlier this week when describing my adventures in San Francisco.  It is made of a hand-carved piece of wood and what I am guessing is fox fur.  On the back, there is an carved emblem which represents the indigenous Alaskan people who created this masterpiece.

The craftsmanship is nothing short of impressive and I wish we could develop more fair-trade organizations that could  support indigenous communities who made  beautiful authentic jewelry as I was so lucky to come across.

The Week in Photos

December 1, 2008

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Today is the first day of December, so I thought I would introduce what will hopefully become a weekly feature on Fashion Intel – The Week in Pictures.  I’ll show you some of the best fashion moments of my week and give you a glimpse into what inspires me and my blog.

Phuong [pictured above] is a friend I’ve known since high school [she graduated 3rd in her class!] who introduced us to the free tacos at The Gold Room in Echo Park.  Speaking of free, her friend gave her that awesome Marc by Marc Jacobs bow shirt which is accompanied by a pa-pow gold ring.  My boyfriend [of 5 years!] was oh so kind to model this beautiful Phillip Lim cashmere sweater for me at Barneys.  We saw it in men’s while he was looking, and I just died over it.  Those gold buttons are killer, but it was way too long and baggy for me.

If I haven’t said this before on Fashion Intel, I’ll say it now, I LOVE HATS!  I came across this Alexander McQueen hat, and thought to myself – who would truly wear this giant thing?  Made of fox, no less.  Maybe me, if I only wore it at home with nothing else.  Hilarious.  Oh, and those Dries Van Notens were two seconds away from going home with me, had they the right size.  Sheesh.  I might go back to convince myself that they’ll work out.  At half-off, what can I say?