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Sabtu, 31 Januari 2009

CC's Personal Style - TAG!

CC has been tagged by the wonderful Chloe of Heart-Shaped Morning with the following Interview… So fun!
Describe your personal style.
My style is sophisticated and edgy. In my 20s, I was a lawyer and dressed quite conservatively. During that time, I stocked up on necessities like Donna Karan suits and durable handbags and shoes that would stand the test of time. I pride myself on luxe, timeless accessories like Pedro Garcia* satin peep toes and vintage Gucci Jackie bags. *Gray sandals at left available at net-a-porter.com.
Now, in my 30s, I am, ironically, a tad more adventurous in how I dress. I love millinery and adore throwing on a fabulous feathered cap with any old outfit. I live in skinny pants and boy blazers. For dress-up, I favor micro mini dresses and fabulous patterned or American Apparel Latex tights. I almost always don high heels, even though I’m 5’10”… I love to be super tall!

What are the staples in your wardrobe?
- Loeffler Randall flat boots - that’s CC on the left wearing said footwear; my sis is on the right.
- Amazing heels by Pierre Hardy, Jean-Michel Cazabat, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Prada
- Ultra-dark rinse jeans: skinny, straight, and boot cut – currently loving Superfine!
- Backless tops & dresses by Rachel Pally (dress at right available at shopbop.com)
- Fabulous lingerie by Elle Macpherson, I.D. Sarrieri and Kiki de Montparnasse [kikidm.com image at left]
- Bags by Fendi, Sissi Rossi, Rodo, Botkier & Calvin Klein
- Extra long tanks from Old Navy
- Boyshorts and waffle tees from Forever 21
- Stockingirl tights
- Hanky Panky low-rise thongs
- Newsboy caps from Urban Outfitters and Target
- Smythe, Wyeth, Ya-Ya and LaROK blazers

What's your signature look?
Rarely am I seen in public [in cooler months, anyway] wearing something other than high-heeled boots, J Brand skinnies, a fabulous patterned tunic or T-Bags dress, and an ultra-fitted blazer. Add a handbag by Botkier or Luella, fingerless gloves and a fab fedora and I’m good to go!

What inspires you?
Art; poetry; magazine ads and editorials; my Fellow Fashionistas [at left: Nina Ricci SS09 as rendered in watercolor by Artist Emily of EmilySoEnchanted]; my niece Teagan (who is only 3 but has an amazing sense of style!); and gorgeous, well-dressed models like Natasha Poly (pictured at top of post courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment – link below!).

Who is your fashion muse?
There are quite a few: Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss (below, via topshop.com), Sienna Miller, and the Olsens.

Favorite purchase of all time?
Brian Atwood jeweled brown suede d’Orsay peep toe pumps... They are unique, timeless, glamorous and shockingly comfortable!

Biggest splurge?
A St. John black knit military coat with gold buttons and a self-belt. Goes with anything and has been an integral part of CC's wardrobe for 10+ years now!

What's your beauty routine?
A bit of blush and bronzer and a little mascara; I curl my lashes with a heated eyelash curler – just blast it with the blow dryer for 8-10 seconds and the curl is so much better and more lasting! When I want to get really dolled up, I do a fun shadow like this luscious periwinkle at Valentino Couture (via style.com).
What jewelry do you never take off?
My gold first-finger ring, given to me by my sister, and a heavy gold chain link bracelet from Ross-Simons.

What are you wishing for?
1) In terms of world peace and all that: for the U.S. (nay, global!) economy to get a major booster shot.
2) CC wants shopbop.com to do their EXTRA20 off sale purchases!
3) Personally, am hoping to ace my GREs and get into Columbia’s Journalism Ph.D. program!

What are your obsessions?
- Facebook; yes, CC was a myspace girl until a few days ago!
- 80% cocoa dark chocolate
- avocados
- American Apparel jersey scarves
- Elle D├ęcor magazine (house at right via pointclickhome.com)
- Tie-dye, acidwash, neon Ray-Bans and various other horrid 80s trends that I swore I’d never revisit! CC just ordered this Torn by Ronny Kobo dress, 70% off at shopbop.com.
- Crate & Barrel beds – CC is redecorating and just fell in love with this pewter canopy!
- Starbucks vanilla powder … Why don’t they sell this stuff by the jar anymore? It’s more rare than sevruga!
- Clip-in hair extensions by Hair-Do (yes, the Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson line - they are fabulous!)
- organic baby blueberries
- Anything Balmain (studded blazer at net-a-porter.com)

CC is tagging the following Fellow Fashionistas whose style, wit and intelligence are among the best in the blogosphere. Enjoy the Interview and pass it on to several Fellow Fashionistas, darlings!
Fashion Moment
Anika of African Tea Party
Frankie of Swell Vintage
Janet of Janetteria
And anyone else who is interested!

Enjoy, darlings!


Jumat, 30 Januari 2009

Where are our stylish bitches?

Darlings, calm yourselves. We have something to tell you that might make you a little excitable. Are you sitting? Of course you're sitting. Who reads a blog standing up?

We have been granted the opportunity to give away tickets to the Project Runway Finale Runway Show in Bryant Park on February 20th, at 9 am.

You all want to be our best friends right now, don't you? Now, it's a little weird to be going to a runway show when we don't know where or when the actual season is going to air, but think of it this way: you'll be in the tents with Heidi, Michael, Nina, and Tim, plus any other PR alums who show up. Won't that be fun?

Here's the thing: we have a block of tickets to give away. This is going to be on a first come-first served basis. If you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you can be in Manhattan on the morning of the 20th, then drop us a line at tomandlorenzo@gmail.com with your name and address.


PLEASE do not drop us a line unless you are 100 PERCENT SURE that you can make it. It's going to make us look bad to the nice people who gave us this opportunity if there are empty seats, and besides, you'd be taking away the opportunity from someone else who CAN be there.

Please, kittens. Only if you know you can make it. ONE TICKET PER PERSON.

EDIT: Okay, STOP! Darling, our inbox is groaning under the strain. Sorry to say, but time's up on this one. If you were one of the lucky few to get in on time, we will contact you this weekend.


[Photo: Getty Images]

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Markku Lahdesmaki began his photographic journey around the neighborhoods of his hometown of Tampere, Finland. This quiet industrial city supplied Markku with inspiration and passion. And together with these forces of creativity in hand, Markku began harvesting the world for images.

After roaming high and low and through all the corners of the world, Markku landed in the tropical wonderland of Southern California. In California, Markku would set up camp and enjoy excursions on his Vespa, while hunting down endangered species, odd faces and unique perspectives with his camera.