March 26, 2012

Streetstyle: Leather leggings...


silk top with erased chalkboard print, A. F. Vandevorst
faux leather and lycra leggings, H&M
high heeled combat boots, Veronique Branquinho
aged silver compass on chain, Carol Christian Poell
crystal glass particle coated fiber ring,  Carol Christian Poell (not visible)
brushed steel handcuff, Helmut Lang (old school)

March 25, 2012

Metaphors...


Chinatown, NYC at lunchtime. Zong zi: handmade rice balls, sold out of a cardboard box on the sidewalk. 
 
Achingly beautiful...

March 23, 2012

DIY...camel coat...


Giant safety pins nip in a vintage men's camel hair coat, lending some edge to a timeless classic.

March 20, 2012

True or False...


Is she?... Are you?...
Hilarious...

March 19, 2012

The apple doesn't fall far...


My father studying abroad in Madrid, Spain (1963)

Dad moved from Sicily to Brooklyn, then Queens, with my grandparents, finishing high school in the NYC public school system. After college, he went back to Europe for a year of study in Spain and, later, received his Master's Degree in Foreign Language (Spanish) from Hunter College in Manhattan, where he met my mom, who had also moved here from southern Italy with her family. Mom received her Master's Degree in French. I was their first child — born and raised in NYC.

Dad's the one with the pinstriped jacket and the book. I believe he's even wearing an ascot; hence, my proclivity for nerdy, intellectual types.

March 15, 2012

Masculine + Feminine...


NYU, New York City


March 10, 2012

Are we there yet?...


brushed silver compass on chain, Carol Christian Poell

March 2, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs: Start the Revolution Without Me...

Preview the British band's new U.S. release in full

 

Photo via theyshootmusic.com

Less than a year after releasing their fourth album, The Future Is Medieval, in the U.K., the band has significantly reworked the track listing for the U.S. market, retitling it Start the Revolution Without Me. The tracks toggle between the band's indie power pop and a distinct Kraftwerk/electronic influence on several tracks. Start the Revolution Without Me will be available on March 6th, but you can stream the album in full now.