Wednesday, July 24

Harper's Bazaar August 2013 VS. Vogue March 1995

The years of either editorial don't mean a thing.
Lady-like is never out of style.
Mix beautifuly tailored clothes with movie-picture glamour and you'll wake up ready to cinch your waist, arch your brows 
and rock a flare like you just don't care.

Issue: Harper's Bazaar August 2013
Story: Ladylike Looks
Photographed by Gregory Harris
Styled by Tony Irvine
Make-Up: Yadim
Hair: Anthony Turner


Issue: Vogue March 1995
Story: Portrait of a Lady (not in it's entirety)
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Styled by Grace Coddington
Make-Up: Laura Mercier
Hair: Garren

P.S.  McMenamy with Meisel and Coddington win this one.  Simply ageless.

Monday, July 1


I will never love a pair of gingham pants as much as my J. Peterman wide-leg chinos.
Perfect leg + perfect pleats = the perfect summer pant.

pant, J. Peterman (vintage)/shoe, nike (japan only)

Saturday, June 29

Bert Stern 1929-2013

Yes, you really were this iconic.

Bert Stern for Vogue, 1962
(this image from Vogue September 1982)

Monday, June 24

Antonio Marras Resort 2014

Antionio Marras adds his illustrations to the 2014 Resort presentation, and in turn makes me want everything.

images from

Thursday, June 20

Resort 2014 Love Child

 Galliano for Dior Fall/Winter 1999
Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2006

The love child...The Row Resort 2014 sweater/skirt set.

Tuesday, June 18

The Calm Before the Storm

After a designer's splashy runway show, I usually look back at their pre-collection as the calmer more retail friendly predecessor.
And maybe because Resort collections have been established long before the pre-fall market, I find them chalk full of ideas and silhouettes a designer pushes further in a Spring/Summer collection.
This Resort season I was especially tickled by Giambattista Valli's collection.

Valli's crisp whites and refined florals are reminiscent of quite possibly my favorite fashion ad campaign of the 90s.    
The 1995 Spring/Summer Gucci ad campaign.
One year into his appointment as Creative Director, Tom Ford bought in Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino to bring to life his vision of the new house of Gucci.  
Luxurious scarves and frame bags mixed with skin and sensuality helped introduce the new house to the old establishment.  
It was subtle.  It was a sigh, it was an oooo, an ahhhh.

And what followed the 1995 Spring/Summer collection came out of nowhere.  
The Fall Collection hit our senses hard.
Ford's iconic runway assault of lush velvets, low-rise stove-pipe pants, unbuttoned power blouses, and electric color which single-handily reintroduced glamour back to the 90s.
At the end we couldn't catch our breath.  We were drowning.  
We see the signs when we look back at that year, and we should have seen it coming.

Valli's Haute Couture collection is next.  Will the breath of fresh air of the Resort collection prove to be the calm before the storm.  We can only wait and see.

Monday, June 10

Christy 18 Years Later

If aging means this, then I'm not waiting!

 Christy Turlington Harper's Bazaar February 1995.
Photographed by Peter Lindbergh

Fast forward to Harper's Bazaar June/July 2013
photographed by Daniel Jackson. 

Wednesday, June 5

The Ultimate

Ursina Gysi, my style icon and obsession.
See and read more at I Love You Magazine.
And follow me follow her on my Ursina Pinterest page.

Monday, June 3

Harper's Bazaar March 1999 TwISTeD w/ Summer 2013 RTW Collections

Have you been shopping for summer yet? I have.
I noticed one of two things while shopping.
Either I already had pieces relevant to this summer's trends or I'm attracted to garments I could only afford to admire back in the day.  
We must be at that point in the fashion cycle when trends are recycled and reinterpreted. 
When I came across the Stark editorial from Bazaar March 1999, I knew I found the prefect pages to compare the present day runway looks.  
See if you agree.

Cerruti Arte/Proenza Scholder

Stella McCartney/Giorgio Armani 

Balenciaga/Comme des Garçons 

Calvin Klein/Antonio Berardi

Strenesse-Gabriele Strehle/Roland Mouret 


Donna Karan/Jil Sander 

Simone Rocha/A.F. Vandervorst 

 Stark editorial photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Brana Wolf.
All runway photos from

Friday, May 10

Harper's Bazaar November 1996 VS. Vogue April 2013

A study more than a rivalry.
Both editorials photographed by Demarchelier and styled by Goodman.
Each starred the supermodel of the season.
Both simple.  Both graphic.
And both prove easy and fresh resort looks really are timeless. 

Issue: Harper's Bazaar November 1996
Story: On Course for Resort
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Hair: Didier Malige
Make Up: Dick Page


Issue: Vogue April 2013
Story: Smooth Sailing (not in it's entirety)
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Hair: Jimmy Paul
Make Up: Christian McCulloch

Tuesday, April 30


Jun Kaneko's Tanuki instalation opens in Millennium Park in a couple weeks, but I introduced myself to the creatures of mischief a little early.

cut & sew men's button down/ y-3, shorts/ jordan 28s/ comme des garçons, bag

photos by @thingsthatguydoes