Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stutterheim

So I've been following Style.com on twitter and the it has been helping me greatly to stay in the loop of the fashion world. For example, I read an article about a new Swedish raincoat designer, Alexander Stutterheim. His story is quite enthralling. He was inspired by his grandfather's old fishing coat he found  left in his family barn. He put it on, and imagined what a contemporary, updated prototype of his vintage coat would look like. Alexander's key to success is his mandate of handmade, premium quality for all of his goods. He relies on seamstresses and co-workers who care just as much about detail as he does. 


Also, an interesting quirk to add to Alexander's vision is that his creativity stems from melancholy, a sentiment that most of us wouldn't consider to use when attempting to be innovative. 
Alexander says, "Melancholy is an active state. When we’re melancholic, we feel uneasy with the way things are, the status quo, the conventions of our society. We yearn for a deeper, richer relationship with the world. And in that yearning, we’re forced to explore the potential within ourselves – a potential we might not have explored if we were simply content."


All I have to say is brilliant. I love getting into the minds of creative designers and seeing where their inspiration is derived from. Looking at concepts in a new, uncommon way is essential to standing out and creating something memorable, that is distinct from the pack of competitors. I have a great respect for European designers like Alexander Stutterheim, who put a great amount of love and attention into their products to ensure they are of the highest quality.

My favorite of Stutterheim's designs was his female cape coat, deemed the name Lydia


I love the subtle red trim. This piece is unique, feminine, and simple yet still very stylish. I would love to own something of this quality. 

Stutterheim includes images of his products being made, sketches of his initial designs, and his inspiration for each piece. I enjoy his decision to include these images because it gives a chance for customers to truly see how much work and love goes into each coat. It also displays a great deal of authenticity.


Companies and designers that put this much time and attention into their products deserve to be applauded. Great work, Alexander Stutterheim. 

Xo

Random Findings

Here are some random things that struck my eye. Whether it was the color, construction, or style, there was just something about each piece that I liked! Sometimes in fashion it's hard to explain why you're attracted to an item, you just are. 

Love the structure and combination of neutral colors

Something charming about these western earrings - only 5$!

We have these at work - they are made with great quality (100% sheepskin) and are so chic. I can't help but pick them up and adore them every time I pass them in the closet!

Unique

I like these colors - great for summer

There's something juvenile and fun about these boots that I can't resist. They aren't my normal style, but I had a pair of rain boots as a child that were black with little flowers exactly like these!

Monday, March 25, 2013

On My Radar...

What a great spring it has been so far! Not! Once it does actually get warm and sunny, these Tory Burch pilot shades will look great with your wardrobe. I spotted them at a store in NYC and haven't been able to get them off my mind since. I'm a little crazy when it comes to sunglasses, I love collecting them. They may be tied with shoes for my favorite accessory. 



Just because I'm obsessed with Gossip Girl and Leighton Meester right now. Celebrity girl crush!

 Some NYC living snapshots...
Finally a sunny day at work! Even though it was still cold it was nice to see some blue skies.

Driving by Bergdorf's. Yeah...I can't afford that yet. A girl can dream? I was taking a cab to meet up with my family in the upper east side and had the pleasure of driving past 5th Ave and all the way down Madison Ave. It truly was a treat just being able to glance from left to right and see designer after designer and store after store. There really is no other place like New York City. It is so fabulous and I love it for that.

My Sis and I at dinner! It was great to visit her and spend some time with the family. 

On a more personal note, after some recent events that I experienced this weekend, I've learned that you really can trust few people in the world. A lot of people will try to bring you down but it's up to you to stand up with courage and persist forward to live the life you want to live. As much as girls and their petty comments and jabs frustrate me, I know who I am and am proud of myself for the achievements I have made thus far in my life. I am so motivated and excited to continue my journey in this amazing city and pursue the career that I've been dreaming of for the past few years ever since I moved here and started this blog. People suck but don't sink down to their level. Keep shining. 

Ps. Spring is coming! (I hope)

Xo

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mango March Lookbook and More

Mango's March Lookbook is here! I pulled a few looks that I particularly enjoyed - loving the contrast, flowing whites, and pops of red! 




I've seen this coat at my internship! 




Black Michael Kors clutch, meet your new sister, white. My newest spring addition!

Felt like a diva in these Chanel glasses

I'll give you a glimpse of my SB trip to Florida - I miss it so much already. Does spring not exist in New York this year? 



Lastly...
I just want to know, is this shoe for real? 

Xo

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Denim Dreamin'

The benefits of being a fashion intern are endless - but one of my particular favorites is the exposure that you get to upcoming spring and summer fashion trends that haven't even been released in stores yet! Also, I've learned about so many new brands and designers that I never had encountered until I got this job. My focus still has been on finding the perfect pairs of spring/summer jeans. This season, it's all about the cropped look! At work yesterday, I found that Hudson and James Jeans make my ideal cropped skinnies. Yes, they are a bit pricy, but the quality makes it worth it! 



 Get the look for less!



Here are some other looks that are poppin' for the upcoming season!

Urban Chambray Dress - I love the crochet inset at the waste.  TOO cute!

The metal tipped collar makes this piece look so classy - the perfect accent to add any colored bottoms you own!

Could this Kimichi Blue dress be any more perfect for a hot summer night? All I need is a good tan!

Saw this gem at work the other day - if you're looking for a super soft, comfy, light wash chambray top, Talula is absolutely the way to go! 

Shh! Word on the street is that Ms. Oprah personally ordered a few pairs of these to keep for herself! Loving Coach's Coral and Tan combination!

Enjoy Shopping!
Xo