Currently Taking Inspiration From: Madonna (circa 1984), Jane Birkin, Audrey Hepburn, and the Beauty of Flowers and Simple Ceramics.
Jane Birkin, with the worlds most adorable bulldog that I have been coveting for years, oh yeah and her famous namesake bag. Love the hair, love the comfortable laid back way, love the attitude.
Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.
That hair!!! By the way, take note of the bangs trend featured in the next few pictures.
Madonna in her Desperately Seeking Susan phase (circa 1984). Love the use of yellow and navy, layers and charms. Who can forget that wonderful scene in DSS when 'Susan' changes tops and the jangle of all her necklaces clinking together. Remember to bring meaning and the texture of life into your everyday!
Audrey Hepburn carrying her staple Louis Vuitton Speedy. Polished and perfect as always!
Wonderful bouquet courtesy of Paris Parfait (a wonderful delightful blog). Take a glance at her antiques feature if you have a moment, she has the most beautiful collection, very inspiring!!
So I met a friend for lunch yesterday at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods...where I was reminded about the Anya Hindmarch stateside launch of her "I'm not a plastic bag" bags through the Whole Foods Market. Like other things (Facebook) I was trying to avoid the "INAPB" tote trend. I think these were released and sold out the same day at AH's NYC store locations a month ago (I wasn't in the city, nor was I terribly interested) and, while I believe this is a lovely sentiment and I'm happy that people are getting hip to being environmentally responsible...I somehow doubt that if this really were an awakened consciousness to responsible behaviour that it would really necessitate near-rioting for ONE PARTICULAR BAG. Why not any cool canvas bag, take your pick, the MET, Museum of Natural History, Bloomies, the plain Blick art tote or crafters version, or my favourite the LL Bean tote (with your initials, ohhhh) heck why not just the Whole Foods canvas bag that already exists. Obviously like any good cult trend, its the bag more than the sentiment. Fine, if it gets you doing the right thing than that's right by me.
In any case, I am happy to provide the following information for you as per Whole Foods (well at the Columbus Circle location anyway)....so get your alarm clocks set, I'm sure it will be a madhouse in there....I mean there's huge lines on any given day just to get sushi!!!
*Bag Rules* (their words not mine!)
- Limit 3 bags per purchase; first come, first served. We will have 3,000 bags to sell; when they're gone, they're gone.
- Bags will be available for purchase at MAIN REGISTERS ONLY not at ECO (whatever that is) or the COFFEE BAR.
- We will have several registers dedicated solely to bag purchases in order to expedite your visit.
- If you are doing other shopping, we recommend you buy your bag first.
- If you are not familiar with our store, please follow the bag signs; there will be a Team Member holding an "End of Line" sign indicating where you should line up. His name is Gabriel. Say "good morning"!
- Due to overwhelming response to this promotion, we thank you in advance for your patience.
- Remember when you reuse this bag, we'll give you 5 cents off your purchase (yeah as if that is the incentive getting all you girls out there, but I like how they stuck it in at the end anyway, it sort of has some dark humour to it)!
And if you want to pay 200$ for one on Ebay (don't be ridiculous) you can just click here.
Oh and when you decide that this is all a little silly, let me know and I'll tell you where to hit up for some equally cool totes that do the job just the same (and hey not everyone will be carrying one)...cuz you just know this is going to start a whole cascade of copy-cat bags with deep eco-messages. Be real, get a canvas bag at your local health food store!!! When we go grocery shopping we pull out our assortment of canvas bags from health food stores around the world instead of using 6 or 7 plastic bags.
From July 18th I'm Not A Plastic bag will be available to buy from the following East Coast Whole Foods Market stores.
Purchases will be limited to three bags per customer at Whole Foods Market stores
95 Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
250 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Suite SC101, New York, NY 10019
905 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 07020
90 e. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
429 North Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753
222 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
2101 Northern Boulevard, Munsey Park, NY 11030
471 Rte. 35 North, Red Bank, NJ 07701
187 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041
701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
44 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
4 Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
110 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605
235 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
I've put up a few new pieces on Steal my Clothes, and will be listing others this week! Enjoy.
I have a huge inventory at this point, which I am slowly posting...so if there is a brand, style or particular piece you are looking for let me know...and I can see if I have it!!!
Thanks for your support so far!!!
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Jane will publish its last issue this August at which point the website will also be shut-down.
Staff returned to the office this morning after the 4th of July long weekend to the news.
Another one bites the dust.
Get the scoop at Fashion Week Daily.
Other commentary at Gawker.
In his first collection as the new designer for Chloe, I think that Paulo Menim Andersson did a great job (though I know many seem to be pining for old Chloe's more 'flow-y' look)....of course this is coming from a girl who loves dark colors and simple shapes.
Love the colors (olive brown, to-die-for), love the cuts and drape, love the simplicity. These are wonderfully wearable pieces to build upon....classics!
A smattering below.
Secretary Dress. Absolutely ADORE this dress. Stunning.
Silk Keyhole Dress.
Quilted Ankle Boot. And the boot to match.
Button Top. Simple, chic, timeless.
Printed Silk Top.
Thoughts? And what of designers taking a label in a new direction. This seems to be heralded sometimes, often lamented by others (Isn't change good?) who want labels to have a certain sense of continuity or in some cases downright scorned upon (think Marc Jacobs in the 90's with the grunge Perry Ellis collection for which he was fired--of course we all know how this turned out).
I think like anything its about balance.
From Life & Style, on newstands this week.
You can't see this that well (so click on it to enlarge to full size), but they are featuring my Swatch! Cool. I don't really know how to work any of the fancy features they are talking about..I just liked it cuz it's big and gold, you know to tide me over 'til I get my gold Rolex like Ashley (speaking of, I know I have been deficient in my posting of Olsen fashion the last month or so due to my prolonged trip...so expect an update soon)!
Hope you all are enjoying the summer! Stay cool.