Wednesday, October 11, 2006

this release is totally hilarious. i cant believe karl lagerfeld as dj and his collection of 70+ iPods. ummm, what's he going to do when all those apple batteries start conking out? ;)

Karl Lagerfeld: Les Musiques Que J'aime, featuring various artists, on two CDs from Defend Music, $26, available at

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

in honor of the upcoming 2-part season 3 finale, here are a slew of shoes inspired by that tv-show-that-ridiculously-changed-the-course-of-my-life project runway:

for the best bitchyqueen judge that the runway could ever ask for:

MICHAEL by michael kors, harness pump, $142.95

i find it hilarious that he has three shoe lines, at least on zappos, which don't seem all that dissimilar and exhaust the variants on his name: MICHAEL, KORS, and (you guessed it) MICHAEL KORS.

in celebration of ny fashion week scandals stylishly inaugurated by kara saun in season one:

dollhouse, reona, $58.95

more often (and embarassingly) than not, i kinda like dollhouse. it's fun, girly, and though it closely straddles the border i think it manages to look more cute than hoochie. probably because it's marketed to pink-lipped teenyboppers, but no matter.

and in a bizarre fashion label kissing cousin of the self-titled magazine, here's a hip-hip-hooray to sweet cheeks nina garcia herself:

elle, nuit, $147.95

although i'm rooting for michael knight, by the looks of his bryant park showing the chances that he wins the final trophy look slim. between uli and jeffrey, i vouch for uli, because you canNOT let a mommy-hater become america's next great american fashion designer. :) so exciting... let the fun and games begin!

Monday, October 09, 2006

highlight on... jeffrey campbell! i adore adore adore his styling. brilliantly basic.

love, $79.00

krady, $76.95

sally wedge, $79.95

yacht 2, $79.95

Friday, October 06, 2006

ooh là là, les chaussures!

spotlight on la redoute, sort of a french lovechild of spiegel and chadwicks, with infinitely better style and value. vive la france, indeed.

here are my picks from the four shoe categories: heels, casual, boots, sandals. the rest of the catalogue's worth peeking at, too.

favourite heels

Suede Ankle-strap Wedges, $69.99
LAURA CLÉMENT. The essential wedge captured in plush suede, rounded out with a slim ankle strap. Impressive 2½'' heel. Leather lining and padded insole. Man-made sole. Medium width. Imported.

favourite casual

"Daisy Patch" Suede Ballerinas, $44.99
Soft, suede slip on is abloom with daisy appliqués complete with bronzetone centers. Padded leather insole. Man-made sole. Medium width. Imported.

favourite boots

Twice-buckled Velvet Boots, $59.99
Buckles once at the top, again at the ankle. In a plush velvet, 15" tall. Silvertone metal buckles. With a fabric lining and padded, synthetic insole. Man-made sole. Medium width. Imported.

favourite sandals

Strappy Sandals, $34.99
LAURA CLÉMENT. Slim straps radiate across the toes, then buckle around the ankles. In a textured, leather-look synthetic. 2 1⁄2'' heel. With a leather lining and padded insole. Man-made sole. Medium width. Imported.

itching for a fantastic slew of crafty events?

go see the gals who are spinning the town red this weekend!

(blurb from miss shannon okey...)

Three knit- spin- and crochet- book extravaganzas in Boston and beyond this weekend:

#1 Tonight from 6-8 at Spark Crafts in Davis Square -- craft night with myself & Kim Werker (editor of CrochetMe)

#2 Saturday from 1-4 at Mind's Eye Yarns in Porter Square -- book signings and fiber-get together. Bring your copies of Spin to Knit, Get Hooked, Knitgrrl, Knitgrrl 2, etc to be signed...and your mascot, if you've made one (pattern at the MySpace tour page)

#3 Sunday from 12-5 at WEBS in Northampton -- breast cancer fundraiser and book signing

Kim and I are on book tour for two weeks: monsters of teen craft and I'm also supporting my new spinning book: spin to knit

so we'd love to see you at any or all of the above!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

the perfect shoe for the season, without getting all up and brit punk 80s houndstoothy: the classic flat in navy.

sumptuous velvet tied sweetly with a bow

splurge: Delman, Evie-V, $268.95

urge: NaNa, Waltz, $78.95

classic minimal modern

splurge: DKNY, Britney, $190.95

urge: N.Y.L.A., Charli, $67.95

smattering of embellishment

splurge: Kate Spade, Party, $398.95

urge: Nina, Nayeli-YF, $82.95

flirty vintage

christine's choice! Jeffrey Campbell, Over, $79.95

Monday, October 02, 2006


i am so very much looking forward to sneaking into my bedsheets, but i still have a ways to go before the evening is complete. happy jewish new year, and let's roll into october with a fantastically refreshed start...

on to ze photos:

here's a snapshot of the stil boutique on newbury street. i worked part-time sales there throughout september, but nowadays i'm helping betty with her online marketing projectz. look forward to a day when you can shop for her hand-picked danish styles online -- i'll keep you posted! but for now, go poke inside the store; you'll be rewarded with clothes, candy, and caffeine!

this past saturday was *the* most gorgeous day eVAR. i spent it mostly downtown, doing errands, sidewalk-skedaddling, soaking up the last remnants of sunshine. niknak joined me for a sweeping lunch at l'aroma cafe where they make the most adorable (and delicious) caffe lattes. <3 the hearts.

i also dropped by fanny and delphine at the hotel commonwealth and met toronto designer joeffer caoc at the cheese + champagne festooned trunk show. it was my first time in the actual store, and my fav new finds are rundholz (very deconstructed, postmodern, german) and re.set (minimalist but artful italian sportswear). i also re-fell in love with cop-copine, which i initially stumbled upon at the late k ko...

above, a ransacked rundholz sweater and a cop-copine quilted coat (drool...)

here i am, in my first purchase from stil! it is easily my personal favourite piece in the store, and everyone who tries it on (at my insistence) absolutely falls in love. it's by a french label, manoush, with very feminine details and seams. it's like a little countryside jacket or something, and superduper great for layering. let me know if you want to purchase one, i will hook you up!

i just received this tonight from bazaar adriatic, the boxfresh blarbarian jacket. soooo perfect. i originally was introduced to boxfresh from a shirt earlier this year at mainstay karmaloop, just a simple printed tshirt on the sale rack or something, but i've gotten to really like the design elements to the brand. modern street casual, but with a twist of surprising sophistication. this jacket is perfect for the changing seasons and there's even a hidden hoodie, which kills me with cuteness.

in other news, this season my radio show will be airing on wednesday nights from 8-9pm, and my writeup of satinbox is in print tomorrow. respect the dig.

(yawn... the oh-so-inviting pillows... soft, soft...)

stay tuned for monday's shoes.