Jenna begged me to come to J.Crew’s MBFW debut, but I just couldn’t make it. I guess this WWD video of the event is the next best thing, right? You know, I didn’t post photos of their much-anticipated women’s RTW collection because, on first glance, it didn’t move me. But I think this video definitely does the clothing more justice. The way that that lemon sequin top catches the light (see 1:16) is perfection! And that ikat denim jacket nearly brought me to tears. I'll take one of everything, please.
I love this crazy taxidermy collage found in hairstylist Katsuya Komo’s Tokyo home (shot by The Selby... who else?!). Yes, it’s a bit over-the-top - I would never recreate this look in my own space - but it’s very fun to look at. While taxidermy animals can sometimes give me the heebie-jeebies, I’m into framed bugs... I’m (slowly) building my own collection of butterflies (you can see it here!). What’s your take on taxidermy? Would a visit to Deyrolle give you a heart attack, or would you find it fascinating?
"I decided [the wing of a bird] would be the symbol of Flair because it's flight of fancy, which is what we need if we live an interesting and imaginative life. A flair for something--I don't care what it is, but whatever it is, have elegance in it, even if it's shining shoes. And knowledge--whatever you do, learn more about what you're doing."
When I moved to Los Angeles, I seriously downsized my wardrobe as I no longer had use for my cold weather clothing (don’t worry - I didn’t give them away... my little sister was more than happy to “keep an eye” on everything for me :). Though I’m only dealing with half of what my closet used to be, I’m still having trouble keeping my clothes in order! Desperate for some new storage solutions, I compiled these images as a bit of inspiration to get my closet back on track (It’s important to note that on my early-twenty-something budget, most of these photos are aspirational!). Who's closet/wardrobe/dressing room do you most identify with?
1. Scanned from Domino, December 2005 2. Zach Molt's lifesaving IKEA Sultan Alsarp box spring 3. Adir Abergel's overflowing wardrobe 4. The Duchess of Windsor's dressing room 5. Kate Spade's closet, scanned from InStyle, October 2004 6. Manolo Blahnik's shoes at home (photo by Ivan Terestchenko) 7. Lauren Vinroot Poole's dressing room, scanned from Domino, February 2007 8. Chloë Sevigny's closet, as featured in Apartamento 9. Jackie Kennedy's White House dressing room 10. Designer David Kaihoi's closet, scanned from House Beautiful, August 2010 11. Audrey Hepburn in her on-set dressing room for Sabrina.