Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Long, Lean Backlash to the Mini

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Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times
SUBVERSIVE STYLE SLIDESHOW:  From left: Audrey Reynolds, caught on the fly in Little Italy, in a Future Classics dress; Rose Thomas, snapped in NoLIta, in a Creatures of Comfort tank dress; and Julie Houts, an aspiring fashion designer, in a vintage frock she found at Goodwill.
Among a new generation, long, lean and willowy dresses are gaining traction on Manhattan streets.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

As Derrida tells us, “Deconstruction is affirmation.”

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"I'm at a sidewalk café just a cobblestone's throw from the Sorbonne. Animated conversation fueled by wine, espresso, and Gauloises.
Several of the women, I observe, have on shirts like this. You may recall them being worn from about ad 1200 on by peasants from Ukraine to Portugal, and later the tie-dyed versions popular during the Summer of Love.
Latin Quarter Peasant Shirt (No. 2406), with trio of loop-closing shell buttons hidden under collar slit just about front gusset. To be worn day-in and night-out with practically anything."
J. Peterman

Monday, May 24, 2010

At the Seaside

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Piped-and-twisted pocket cardigan
At the Seaside

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup,
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.

         
~Robert Louis Stevenson













Saturday, May 22, 2010

Easy: The Multiple

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The Multiple/Best summer color-Portofino
Nars: The Multiple is the original all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multi-purpose makeup stick. With fingertip application, The Multiple highlights, sculpts, and warms eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades from sheer accents to mauve and bronze.