A College Student's Obsession With Haute Couture

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving, Fashion Style

Igor + Andre by DannyRoberts on Etsy twists a classic into something major - ironic, funny, beyond

Happy Thanksgiving everyone from TCEV!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Pop of Color: Jil Sander

Playful geometric shapes for spring - I like!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Inspiration: Lions and Tigers and Suits, OH MY

These prints by Liz's Shop on Etsy are, well, awesome.
And that is all I have to say 'bout that.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

On My Wishlist

The Aqua Beverly Backpack.

This gorgeous bag has such range when pairing it with outfits.  I imagine trendspotters stopping bikers in the streets sporting this bag with anything from a 70's inspired khaki pantsuit to a classically academic corduroy jacket with elbow patches.  It's subtle and complimentary.  I would love it forever.  And at $175, it's an actual attainable little gem.  Happy fall shopping.

Image courtesy of bloomingdales.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My New Favorite - Jaeger

Simple, structured, elegant, easy.  
The way sportswear should be.

Images courtesy of Jezebel.com

Friday, September 17, 2010


The Sartorialist thought this was Preen's best garment.  I think this dress wins in total, New York Fashion Week's Most Beautiful award.

What a fantastically talented photographer.  The way he captured that movement is divine.

Photo courtesy of thesartorialist.com 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chris Benz


image courtesy of Jezebel.com 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring is Coming

Combing trends the right way takes some thought.  Here I began with a floral peach dress saturated in cream and purple accents from Mod Cloth.  With it, I paired Guiseppe Zanotti cream studded shoes, a matching Rebecca Minkoff bag and tied the two together with some Giles and Brother gold bangles.  Then I topped it off with a fantastic pair of purple Maribella Oliver Peoples sunnies and off you go to rule the Spring!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chanel Couture

Karl Lagerfeld...


You simply cannot combine the elements of a classic Chanel suit with the futuristic tendencies of Lady Gaga.  Shimmer leggings?  Silver peep-toe platforms?  Funky bun-hair with oversized bow?  Raw silk suit?  Does not compute.  Does not compute.  Hardrive overload.

If my computer could react, this is what it would look like:
This is not couture.  This is trying to combine classic with trendy and failing.

You disappoint me, sir.  I'll go cry in a corner now.

End rant.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Motorcycle Madness

This clutch.

I was fortunate enough to try it on at the Alexander McQueen store in Las Vegas.  The glove fits perfectly and it detaches from the bag by snaps.  It's my dream bag at the moment.  Anyone spare $875?

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Domesitcated!

Yay Holidays!  My lovingly generous parents decided to outfit me with cookware this season.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Let's let the photos speak for themselves.

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1. Anolon® Advanced 10-Piece Set
2. OXO Mixing Bowl
3. OXO® Potato Masher
4. Six-Sided Grater
5. Cuisinart® Power Advantage™ 7-Speed Hand Mixer
6. Green Locking Tongs
7. Le Creuset® Silicone Whisks
8. Le Creuset® Pasta Forks
9. Forschner by Victorinox Granton-Edge Santoku Knife
10. Forschner by Victorinox Wavy Bread Knife
11. Stainless Steel Wire-Handled Sieve

Do we see a theme here? 

Images thanks to Surlatable.com

Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting Ready for Spring

Florals - I'm finally on the bandwaggon and thanks to urban outfitters and their fantastic sale/cheap accessories, I've added two new flowery fabulosities to my wardrobe to prove it.

I bought myself some hipster/ray-ban-esque sunglasses.  They were $10.

This photo is from Mod Cloth because the dress is likely sold out from Urban's sale (I found the last one in the store and it was marked down to $29.99 from $128!).  Looks like it's sold out from Mod Cloth as well, but fear not, if you like it you can add yourself to the mailing list for when they re-stock.  I'm vacationing in Costa Rica in March, so this little number looks like it will come in handy.

Word of caution: I have no intention of wearing these two items together.  Neither should you.  One floral at a time, people.  One floral at a time.

First Image: Urban Outfitters
Second Image: ModCloth.com