Monday, September 29, 2008

home for the weekend


being in London and in the center of everything has been pretty exciting. but it's all kind of sudden, especially in my first week diving head first into fashion week. all the excitement was great, until fashion week ended and my days were filled with nothing but watching dawson's creek. i had my intros to the course i am doing this year, and then it hit me: how much i missed the warmth of my own home, wandering amsterdam with my sister and parents, and cuddling with my boyfriend.

so i headed back to amsterdam for the weekend. this shot was taken before my sis and i met up with one of my great a'dam friends. 

jacket: Topshop
skirt: AA
bag: vintage (hermes kelly look-a-like)
glasses: Ray Ban

Saturday, September 20, 2008

LONDON FASHION WEEK part 2


because of this deathly slow internet at the moment, i can't really upload any of the fantastic pictures i've taken over the past few days.

anyhow, i've been to some amazing shows by basically looking important and walking in. if you don't have a ticket, just stand at the back of the queue and hope theres still standing space after everyones filed in. although i couldn't get into the massive shows by doing this (vivienne westwood, christopher kane), i still got into a decent amount of shows and really enjoyed myself. the excitement was fantastic, and seeing so many amazing people really refueled my passion to get myself into the fashion industry.

shows that i attended:
Louise Goldin
House of Holland
Fashion East
Erdem
Modernist
Aminaka Willmont.

my favorite out of all the shows was probably Aminaka. the shapes were gorgeous, and the shades of gray and leather detailing really complimented the out-of-this-world space jewelry. however, the shoes were by far the best part of this show. they were fierce and looked almost mechanical.

that said, i'll try and get some good photos up soon. i had a great time this week and can't wait to do this again in the spring for the FW09 shows!

photos by Eddie Newton for www.stylesightings.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

EFFING LONDON FASHION WEEK


photo by Eddie Newton from www.stylesightings.com

so i had some random fashion pictures in my last post. however, these past few days have been even MORE exciting if you can believe it! i'll start by posting some from yesterday.

a friend and i went to stand outside the Christopher Kane SS09 show to check things out. tons of fabulous people in fabulous shoes and some really great photographers, too. we were so close to getting into the show after my friend made fast friends with one of the photographers, but the doors closed and the show was almost over. just too late! we decided to come back later to check out the louise goldin show. the bouncers were nice enough to let us in (and probably recognized us from earlier) and the show was incredible. beautiful structures and a neutral pallet. the energy rush just watching the show was amazing, and we were both hungry to watch more shows. hence, day two of lurking around the shows. i'll do a separate post for that...

yvan the facehunter, taking photos of the lovely scarlett

pictures from Louise Goldin. this day was fantastic.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

london adventures


this past weekend has been so hectic. moving in is harder then i thought, and i still have a large list of things i need to get. i currently don't have any plates/silverware, which will be difficult come dinner time. i should go do that now...

anyway. London is beautiful and after the first few days, i'm starting to feel better about the big move. its strange not being near anyone i love, but in due time i know i'll make some really great friends here. school doesn't start until next week, so i've got a lot of time to kill! looks like i'll be hitting the museums with my drawing pad and stalking outside London fashion week! (pictures 2 and 3 outside of the tents in front of the history museum)

hello, lovely


mary-kate, looking gorgeous as always.

photo by Terry Richardson. photo from olsen-files.com

Thursday, September 11, 2008

LONDON


i move to London today, soon to start my foundation year at Central Saint Martins. PSYCHED.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

blah


packing packing packing. and feeling quite blah. i just kind of threw on clothes today without thinking.

h&m jacket
vintage tank
AA skirt and AA faux denim leggings
doc martens
marc by marc by marc bag.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

forget chiffon and florals, give me zips and leather!

Sure, there are still those long flowy dresses for this spring. And yes, still many florals and sailor suits! However, this spring will be the voice of a modern rock and roll.

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone not only had great pants and vests, they also had some great striped shirts and geometric printed dresses. 


Rock and Republic



Proenza Schouler
There weren't many things at Proenza Schouler that I didn't like, and thats saying a lot. Sequins, leather, zips, baggy MC Hammer pants, and big shoulders are making a huge comeback from the eighties. And i must say, i really will enjoy it. My style is really gearing more towards a rock and roll vibe, so these spring collections have really gotten me excited.

photos from style.com


Monday, September 8, 2008

want.



coat from topshop.com. photo from vice magazine

NYC FASHION WEEK

photos courtesy of thecobrasnake.com

we <3 you wang!!


Upon the first shows of New York City fashion week was the much anticipated Alexander Wang show. After rocketing with his fall/winter 08 collection, everyone was immediately a fan and curious for what was in store for this spring. Behold, a light version of a punk rock style with an edge. Fantastic! In store for Wang's spring collection: crop tops, long sleeveless hoodies, ripped sweaters, sheer dresses, and splattered garments. Love!!

photos courtesy of style.com

Friday, September 5, 2008

nachos


haven't posted in a couple of days. i'm not busy at all, however. to tell the complete and honest truth, i've been watching dawson's creek, and i have entirely breezed through the fourth season. i know, kind of pathetic. but once i move to London i will be so much more productive!

my sister was gone for a couple of days, and since she is the main form of entertainment at the moment i will be happy to get off the couch since she's back.

wore this just to a cafe on the Haarlermmestraat. ate some apple pie, nachos, and tea. mmm. perfect for a rainy day.

hat: marc jacobs
jacket: H&M
shirt: H&M
belt: zara
jeans: cheap monday
vintage bag, and the docs

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

zipped.


being in europe means not being able to watch the fave tv shows the night they air. and to watch them the next day, online. so this is what we're doing today: gossip girl!

its raining and typical amsterdam weather, and its so cozy! my boyfriends here, back from his first day of classes, passed out on my bed as i write this. he was my photographer today, and he did a great job of it! i've been cleaning and unpacking, only to pack again in the next week for London. oh, the craze!

heres the debut of my zip skirt i got at salvation army. wearing it with a white tee, my gray blazer, and docs. this outfit is kind of a play with the grayscale.

blazer: salvation army
tee: h&m
zip skirt: salvation army
shoes: doc martens
bag: topshop