Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pixie Market Must-haves for Fall

hood scarf

leather top

zebra cocoon tank

cropped leopard print shirt

leather skirt

lace dress

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Boys for Life

Photographer: Thomas Lohr
Stylist: James Worthington DeMolet
Models: Boyd Holbrook, Jamie Strachan, Conrad Matschke, and Vincent Lacrocq

See the rest of the article at Contributing Editor

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Zara Fall Casual Look Book

Two of my favorite looks for women:

Two of my favorite looks for men:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Because it's early still and I can't get out of bed...

Name an item of clothing that has been with you the longest:
If clothes I don't wear anymore count, onesies from when I was a baby that are in storage. If we're talking about clothing I have that I still wear... probably a pair of jeans from high school that still fit me (surprisingly), or this one blue sweater from Gap I've had since I was about 12 ha.

What’s an article of clothing that you can’t live without (BESIDES jeans)?
A really good, comfortable oversized cardigan in black. Keeps you warm and cozy, you can dress it up or dress it down, and it's good all year round.

Describe your perfect winter & summer footwear:
Winter: slouchy knee-high leather or suede boots in an earthy color. Summer: gladiator sandals.

What’s a good, ethical clothing brand you’d recommend?
Sharkah Chakra's eco-jeans. The only drawback is that the jeans are kinda pricey.

And what’s a brand you wouldn’t recommend?
I love fur. I do. I wouldn't go out and skin an animal that's on the endangered species list... but I see no harm in wearing cowhide or rabbit fur, etc... as long as the other parts of the animal are used as well (i.e. animals that aren't killed purely for the purpose of their skin). I hate PETA and their obnoxious way of protesting. Dumping red paint all over everything? I feel that does nothing but anger the newly bright red individual and come off as very middle school prankish. The organization does have some good points, however. PETA tells us not to buy Burberry fur because apparently the company has found ways of sneaking around fur industry regulations, and that to me, is a major no-no.

What’s the ugliest trend of all time?
Polka-dots, slutty euro club style, granma-looking anything, white tights, leggings paired with denim skirts, Ed Hardy. I'd take shoulder pads over any of these any day... even modified versions of shoulder pads can look hot (hellooo Fall 09/10 Balmain blazers).

And the prettiest?
Skinny jeans because when they fit right they instantly make your outfit look simultaneously more feminine and more edgy and more polished. Retro-inspired styles from the 40s and 50s: while not my cup of tea they make men look more charming and women more sophisticated.

What colors predominate in your wardrobe?
Mostly black, with random pops in various bright colors and prints.

What are your vintage shopping strategies (if you have them)?
I love love love vintage. Trends are always recycled which is why I hold on to old clothes that are still in good condition -- I know the style will come back eventually. Owning vintage is also nice because it means you'll have an article of clothing to wear that no one else has. Every time I'm home from school (Christmas, spring break, summer) I raid old boxes of clothes my mom has hidden away in the basement, and every time I do, I find new old things to steal from her -- slouchy bat-winged sweaters, pencil skirts, skin-tight turtle neck dresses perfect for winter parties, plaid shirts, cute flats, etc. And there's this store in Boston called the Garment District; the dollar-a-pound pile is amazing. You have to go on a good day, but if you dig hard enough you can find cute (and sometimes crazy) clothes to wear... and because it's a dollar-a-pound, five bucks will stretch so far.

What’s the most insane piece of clothing that you have ever owned?
These bright blue leopard print jeans I wore all the time in middle school, fringed suede boots (while not exactly an insane trend, hardly anyone at preppy Boston College wears them), lace up gladiators that are actually quite ugly when you think about it but for some reason I love them to death, and I'm sure there are more that I can't think of right now...

If you could describe the majority of the clothes you own in one word, what would it be?

Harper's Bazaar Celebrates Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary

In theory this concept is brilliant.

In practice... not so much.

Bert and Ernie, Elmo, etc. look just as youthful and brightly colored as usual and they bring life to the shoot with wide smiles. The models and designers as well are beautifully styled. Execution of the shoot, however, is lacking. The photos are awkward and the models stand out too much against the kiddie show backdrop. Quite frankly, the photos are very boring as well. I would have preferred if Harper's Bazaar ditched the puppets and went more avant garde with the editorial. They should have dressed up models in fashions that recalled the spirit of Sesame Street itself-- for example, a bright yellow gown decorated in ostrich feathers to symbolize Big Bird, or perhaps an olive green military jacket edged in fur for Oscar. Alas, like most American fashion magazines nowadays, Harper's Bazaar has proved it lacks creativity and daring -- too eager to please mainstream media and the mundane public eye it settled for such an average editorial.

**editoral scans from ONTD

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Little Weekend Inspiration

With Lollapalooza only two days away, there's very little time left to prepare. While stashing away beer money, researching unfamiliar bands, and building up a base tan and a high tolerance for heat and alcohol are priority, wardrobe is also another thing that must be planned in advance. Music festivals are homes for hipsters, so where better to draw inspiration from than thecobrasnake?

Here's what you'll need for this weekend:

dresses that make you look like proper ladies even if you don't act like it

dresses that are about to fall off, no bra required

dresses that are actually shirts

tiny shirts paired with spandex shorts


bold, graphic prints

something eye-catching to wear underneath a skirt incase it flies up while dancing

cropped shirts and shredded denim

teeny, tiny brightly colored shorts

an oversized shirt with a bandeau bra underneath

crazy printed denim cutoffs

unique sandals

picnic-themed kicks

feathers in your hair

a fedora to keep cool under

braids in your hair

candy-colored lipstick

crazy nails

bikinis that show off your tats

a make out buddy

one hippie friend

cigarettes to go with your beer.

*image cred goes to cobrasnake