I Miss Summer

This is the time of year when I most miss feeling warm air on my skin and going outside without dressing like I’m preparing for some sort of battle. Photographs and art direction by Louis Park. Knock it off: Floral Swim Caps, on eBay for around $13

Four-Point Fashion Assault 3 – A Spartan Resolution

Since we last met here, I’ve stayed true to the dark side, but there is one major change: my fashion spending has slowed to a near-halt. You see, I have decided that, having as much clothing as I do should preclude me from adding anything to my obese closets until next winter. That’s right, a […]


Wet Seal seems to have jumped on the bandwagon. Seriously.  It’s just comical at this point.

Building Character

I really wasn’t kidding when I said I loved oversized hoods, so when I was oogling at Seven New York’s site and came across Gareth Pugh’s Black Waxed Hooded Long Coat, well … let’s just say that I have discipline.  I’ve been making due with an American Apparel Hooded Scarf quite nicely, usually paired with […]

El Numero Magico

Photos from the October 2009 issue of Numero, shot by Greg Kadel. Knock it off: cute leather gloves are a winter must-have: I’m fond of these studded ones from Topshop ($36). Also, Dillards has  dot print tights almost exactly like the ones in this shoot (sadly, not thigh-highs) for all of $10.

Toga! Toga!

The Autumn/ Winter  ’09/10 collection from Toga. Knock it off: Steal this great high-necked silhouette easily with a high-collared scarflette, like this hand felted one from  Etsy seller Rudman:

Alexander McQueen Knockoff Win

You may remember the Alexander McQueen Pelle Leather Sandals we covered in a recent Covet Garden: Well, thanks to HM reader Rachel for catching this damn good knockoff , available for Pre-Order from Steve Madden (sadly, minus the little skull zippers). Priced at $129,  but I found you a sale:  20% Off Plus Free Shipping No […]

Shiny Thing

While these Cesare Paciotti sequin wedges make my little black heart go pitter-pat, the fact is I’m probably never going to be able to afford them. But sequins are in for Fall in a big way, and they are one of those things you can pay as much or as little for as you care […]


via Kingdom of Style Afira presents her debut collection for Autumn/Winter 2009. Lace gloves and leather harnesses, 50’s lingerie and 80’s prom dresses. Yeah, I’m pretty smitten. And, the kitten sweater that garters to the bra? Absolute genius. Knock it off: Lace gloves, $15.00 at Newport News. Satin Patch Dress, $24.99 at Forever 21, Lace […]