75 Parisiennes

Much has been said about Parisian women. Chic, sophisticated and natural are some of the descriptions that come to mind when we think of la Parisienne. French photographer Baudouin Winckler, who has worked with Elle, Glamour, L’Oreal and Le Monde, set out to break through the stereotypes and uncover the modern women living in Paris for his book, 75 Parisiennes.

Maki Oh

Nigerian designer Maki Osakwe’s Lagos based label Maki Oh, launched in 2010, is a seamless melange of long-established African and modern Western aesthetics. The streamlined and minimalist silhouettes radiate ethereal elegance thanks to her homeland’s traditional organic hand-dye method called adire ( natural indigo leaves and cassava plant paste) and Osakwe’s use of African prints and materials.

Pretty in Thrift Breaks Down Her Jewelry M.O.

I’ve featured a number of ladies on this blog who love to shop in vintage and thrift stores and have a great eye for picking out some incredible pieces. Theses ladies build stand-out looks that hint to the past but are also decidedly modern in the way in which they are styled and teamed with current pieces.

No Shipping To The US Sucks

I have a funny feeling my friends in Europe are gonna start hating me and soon start dodging my emails and frantic calls, again. This will all be thanks to this place : www.Stories.com, a new store, by H&M, called & Other Stories that recently opened and doesn’t deliver to the US. The last time a store came between me and my overseas pals was back when Topshop did not deliver to the US.

Vita Fede

I’ve been M.I.A. on the blog for a while now. I know, not cool. Between my writing gigs and a much-needed vaca in St. Lucia, I’ve haven’t had much time for blogging. Another loved pastime I’ve been slacking on these days is shopping. I’ve manage to catch up on both today with this post on Vita Fede‘s sharp collection of jewels designed by Cynthia Sakai.

Street-Style Inspiration

This look on style blogger Irina Lakicevic makes me want to live in suits, especially this one! The relaxed fit of her Stella McCartney graphic printed suit paired with an oversized Celine shirt is gamine chic at its best. I love how she added a touch of bold color with her yellow bag and pumps. Easy, simple and most definitely cool!

3.1 Phillip Lim For Less

Major accessory crush on these 3.1 Phillip Lim PJ Cutout Flat Booties and the “Scout” Small Drawstring Crossbody bag in that rich green hue. The quirky mix of gladiator sandal with the menswear aesthetic has me drawn to these booties. I can see these working with many looks from cuffed-up boyfriend jeans to denim shorts this spring into the summer.

Statement Outerwear From Paris Fall 2013

Fall collections are all about the outerwear for me. I love a great coat or jacket, and they are the basis of my looks for the fall and winter season. In fact, I need two closets in my apartment to house my growing collection. Unfortunately for my husband, my motto is you can never own too many jackets or coats.