Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Closet Collage

Please tell me you've heard of Closet College. Please?

Well if you haven't, shame on you. But alas, I'm here to tell you all about Jessie Cohen and her spectacular site. Jessie creates fab inspiration through her collages. She takes the latest runway looks, red carpet and celebrity styles, find finds her own background piece by piece, and morphs it all into pure amazingess. Find out more about her in the little interview I cured up with Jessie.

Your collages are very inspiring! How long have you been creating collages?
Thank you! I've been collaging since I was about 8 or 9 but I just started my blog in October. Its one year anniversary is coming up! I collaged everything, whether it was school notebooks, birthday cards, clipboards at camp, or my bedroom walls.

Have they always been fashion-based?
I've always loved fashion so I used a lot of images from fashion magazines. The collages were fashion-based but not on purpose. I only started the runway tie-in when I started my blog.

What is your schedule like throughout the day?
I'm a college student and I have a part time job so my days can get very hectic! I go to class, then to work, and then go home to collage and do homework. If it's closer to the weekend I'll go out for dinner with my friends or stop by an event which is always fun. But during the day I'm running around a lot.

What is your dream career?
I've always wanted to work at a magazine. Right now I'm interning as much as possible to get hands on experience.

Who or what do you look to for style inspiration?
Everything! Movies, music, TV shows, magazine editorials, internet videos, blogs, you name it. You never know when or where you'll discover something new.

How do you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as classic with a twist. I'm drawn to neutrals like white, navy, and black, and half of my wardrobe is striped tops. To make it more interesting I like mixing in something fun or unexpected. I just got a pair of leopard slippers that I wear with everything! It's those little details that I love the most.

You have been chosen to attend NYFW courtesy of Tumblr (super exciting!). How else has your blog gotten you noticed?
I can't wait! Tumblr has been the hugest supporter of my blog and added me to the Spotlight section of the fashion directory when it launched earlier this summer. That was a big moment. And over the summer it was featured on Stylecaster and most recently Fashionista, which I couldn't be more thrilled about! I love the work I share on my blog but it's such a treat to find out that other people like it too. The support has been overwhelmingly positive, it's really exciting!

Now feast your eyes on some of my favorite pieces of her work.

Photos via Closet Collage


Carolyn Murphy for Vince Camuto F/W by Yu Tsai.

Photo via tFS

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Row x TOMS

My phase of wearing slippers in public ended in high school. Here's my question: do I want to bring back the slipper phase?

It's clear that TOMS shoes are getting more and more popular. They're available in an arrange of colors, even glitter. The Row for TOMS Shoes are really quite cool looking, and sound so comfortable - cashmere and italian wool. Talk about a treat for your feet! And it is for an excellent cause (for every pair of The Row x TOMS shoe sold, a child in need will receive a new pair of shoes).

When in college I'm all about comfort, so should I give these puppies a try?
Have you given in to the trend?

Photo via The Row Blog

Friday, August 26, 2011

Best Dressed: Street Style

I know I've been posting quite a bit about A/W collections, but it is indeed still summer! Try pairing a brightly colored floral dress with a belt at the waist, some natural locks, and cute flats for a simple summer outfit. And who knows? You might just end up here.

And bonus points if you're riding a bike! Yay for exercise and being able to keep your Britney in your dress while riding! Let's hope.

Nahana, Lafayette

Photo via Street Peeper

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Purple and Metallic

Remember this post on B for Brian Atwood? Well, here is where the puppies lay to rest before getting whisked away by rich beauties.

The B for Brian Atwood Showroom.
Do you hear that? Angels are singing.

The entire collection is available beginning today at

Now feast your eyes on the wonderful purple hues and silver metallics. And a little bit of velvet and leopard doesn't hurt, right?

Photos via The Glamourai

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stephanie LaCava

After seeing this fabulous set of Prada shoes paired with equally gorgeous ankle cuffs (new obsession, much?), I had to find out who it was in the photo. After a bit of research, I found it's model Stephanie LaCava. She might be my new favorite fashion icon.

The infamous Prada platform heels

The girl in the shoes, Stephanie LaCava

Photos via Tumblr

Monday, August 22, 2011

Studded Leather

Christian Louboutin Flat Gladiator sandals.... SWOOOON!

Photo via tFS

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Drifter

End of the summer style is in full blast for Planet Blue's newest lookbook entitled "The Drifter" - chunky jewelry, loose knits and perfect patterns.

I really wouldn't mind a few all of these pieces in my wardrobe. Really.

Photos via Planet Blue

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Anne Sofie Madsen SS12

I am shocked that I have never heard of this designer before, but I'm glad I have now! Anne Sofie Madsen has gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous pieces in the S/S 2012 collection. The designs are amazing in the way that they accentuate a woman's curves without having to be plastered onto the body and skin tight.

And the cuffed ballet flats? Dying over here! I'm in love.

Photos via Tobacco & Leather

Friday, August 19, 2011

Best Dressed: Street Style

Aimee Song is this week's Best Dressed, and not just because she has the best name around. She is the mastermind behind the blog Song of Style and has impeccable taste in clothing.

Looking pulled together and flirty in a white pleated skirt, denim shirt, magenta sweater, leopard wedges and of course a gorgeous arm party, I couldn't help but to have Aimee as my first ever Street Style edition of Best Dressed.

Photos via Song of Style

Thursday, August 18, 2011


How many times have I reiterated the statement "I'm a college student"? Too many. Let's be blunt - I can't afford much of the fashion that I feature on this blog. What makes me happy is some good-quality knockoffs that are cheap cheap cheap.

One thing I'm craving recently: Calico's sheer skull-print scarf! I smell Alexander McQueen, and it smells delish!

Now here's the best part: head over to Calico's blog to enter for a chance to win one of the scarves!
Good luck!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

B Brian Atwood

A few looks from Brian Atwood's new collection that is still out of my price range but I'm dying to get my hands on regardless...

Why, oh why couldn't I have been an heiress?

Photos via Fashionologie