Sunday, May 31, 2009

Last but not least

Last but not least keep this one in the back of your mind; always peek on everyone but seriously EVERYONE. You may catch some brilliant idea on the corner of a street or at the beach, abroad or on your everyday road. Best runway is the one on the street, street fashion is the best.

Talking about abroad, how do you get dressed when you're outside the borders? Do you take more risks and do crazy things, get into a whole different style or be as normal as when you are at home? A couple of days ago I've read a piece about how people like to get into another chracter and wear things that they'd normally wouldn't. I found it quite interesting and I start thinking about it. As being a person who normally do takes risks about these stuff I coulnd't decide if I am getting dressed differently abroad but I liked the idea. I mean, why not, right?

Who knows, maybe I'll like what I'll see :)

hats hats hats hats!

What can look both georgous and protect your head from the sun? It starts with a H, it is 3letters long, (one small tip; look at the title) and YES HATS!! :)

Hats are my passion following high heels. Of course not all hats, I like felt hats. They look good and stylish and you can wear them 24/7 for 4 seasons! Now that it's summer, try the straw ones. They usually have a ribbon kind of thing on them, a border/line. Black or navy blue ones are better to have. You can wear those hats with your shorts and tank tops while going to the beach or you can wear them with your blazer and jeans going out (see the previous post).

If you want to try something more different; try the vintage look. The the 50's are my favorite. There're tons of colors and shapes. The designs are very creative and unique, it is as if they are houte couture.

Get a hat, it doesn't matter which kind of you want to but buy. You will notice the different mood you'll get in to. Trust me you won't regret it, and if you do so hand me the hats I'll use them somehow :)

Blazer out there!

Who says masculin side is not sexy? What's new and looks really good is the blazers. You can wear them with jeans or you can use them as suits, you can even put them on with your dress and look a bit more causal while going out at night. To bend the arms also makes the look more casual, "scruffy" but not dirty. I advice you to buy one from Zara, especially if you have petite shoulders because they fit really good and they are not that expensive after all. Like I said, either wear it with you jeans or use it as a suit you will eventually going to buy a blazer. I say do it before everyone else does ;)
model: Holly Garber from Sydney

street fashion

Do you feel kind of funny when you think of the people living on another land, kilometers away but shopping from the same store, wearing the same tshirt as you are wearing it right now. Well I do. That's why I like to check out the street fashion blogs, columns and sites to see what people are wearing in other countries. There are lots of great ideas to catch and it is fun :) the latest website that I found is "". It is fun and informing. Just check out, you don't have to be a follower :) And who knows, maybe you'll find your tshirt on someone else in HongKong.. ;)

Model : Gloria Baume from Paris

model: Holly Garber from Sydney

Praise the young

While fashion is like the witch's cauldron, it is starting to get tougher and tougher to find a place in the fashion world/business. Despite the fact that some huge brands such as YSL or Dior are the stabled brands there are lots of new faces and ideas in the air. There's nothing like the fresh scent that spring breeze brings...

Fun Chic

Not every brand is keeping up with the "what's new" trend. Jean Charles de Castelbajac is presenting us some fun and chic stuff. He's almost drawing an anology between regular stuff and dresses ( see the green one and the skeleton one) While clowns and colors are invasing our lives, are we suppose to fall into temtation and have fun while dressing or go with the flow and choose to do what's more safe ? Even tough the neon colors are starting to be the latest fashion, some are still trying to do the "glam rock" and hide behind black. Not that I don't like and try to do the glam rock look, but I think when summer approaches some colors MUST get into our closets. So what do you think? Can someone look great and chic while having fun?
Colors are everywhere, summer means colors anyway :)

Everlasting Fashion Pieces

A couple of days ago I had the (I have to use this word) serendipity to read this piece about how "Must Have Bags" list have changed over time. Some new bags got in the list and some got out but there are two bags which never can be out. Chanel and Hermès. The way they never give up on their classic design makes them special and indispensable. They are such designed that a grandmother and her grandchild can wear the same bag together. What the brands do to keep up with the present is that; they do some slight differences on the new designs keeping the origin of the bag. A Chanel or Hermès bag speaks itself, they are easy to be told what they are. No wonder people have to get in to a waitinglist to buy a Hermès bag and spend thousands of dollars for a Chanel bag. Ignoring the fact that their prices are tounge-bitting I personally like Chanel more. Not only the bags but all the accessories and so on.

Anyway which everlasting piece you would like to have; Hermès or Chanel?

I say both :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Go "Hills High" !

For decades high heels have been more than just some shoe but a passion. Just like shophacolics there are people who are "shoecholic". Attention (!) not just A shoe BUT high heels!

It might be because I also am short or it might just be some passion for me but as every girl I started wearing high heels starting from age of 5, wearing my mother's shoes. Even tough I don't think I will ever wear them again they might be the reason why I can walk in my heels now. Anyway what high heels can do are more than just adding some cm to your height and taking out some kg from your weight (it has been proven that walking in high heels DO count as sport) but it brings confidence. I'm a strong believer of the idea that every girl must wear some high heel in their lives at least once!

Yes, I do stop and take another glance at the shoes whenever I pass in front of a store and yes, I do spend a part of my money on shoes -maybe even more than I should be spending- but those are not my reasons to claim that every girl should wear a high heeled shoe and go out to the streets. You will be able to tell the difference between the walk that they are having from the past days.

The wish of many girls is to be taller and thinner. The Ginny of fashion just made a wish come true; high heels.

In other words high heels bring confidence and glamour to a girl. Of course a girl can look pretty without the high heels but they don't know what they are missing

For more information and news about high heels take a look at;

Monday, April 20, 2009

What to wear in summer?

Personally i prefer not to wear anything. (!) no just kidding, of course the killing hot summer makes us think why not right? but still..

Anyways what i prefer to wear in summer:

Going to the beach:
Colorful shorts
tank tops or cheerful tshirts
(xl tshirts if I'm going surfing)
Colorful dresses
flip flops

For the ones who like to spend time on their looks (to look fancy in other words :) ):
Add some nice simple earings or/and bracelets and necklesses
a catchy bag
high heeled flip flops

will continue with different locations..

A Quick Welcome Back

I know I haven't been writing for a loooong time but I'm back. Anyway today i want to talk about the coming summer and beloved spring months that we're in.

With the come of the sun and the heat we started taking some of our summer clothings and even tried out some new outfits or already went shopping to create a new look. While putting those thick heavy sweatshirts and pull-overs on the very top shelf do not forget to keep some of the thin ones for the chilly summer nights or some of the dissapointing days that may come on the following weeks.

What to wear?
check out the next blog that will appear in an hour.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A bit personal here

I don't know why but i sometimes like to see that people start wearing things that they use to make fun of. I know it sounds extremely weird but i have my own reasons for it. So let's have one of the latest styles on one hand; the Gothic style, which is very popular lately. Before the color black was commonly used on eyes, nails, hair, accessories and cloths it used to be seen as the color of people who are depressed or mentally disordered. Those people would listen to hardcore rock and hate basically every single thing on earth. Would be rebel and give girls like "the normals" some nasty look. But how come those very same "normal" girls started wearing leather tights and jackets, while having black nail polish on ? I guess to dressed out like that while partying have thought them that the ones who use to wear black actually do have fun. I guess i don't even have to say that it is an axiomatic fact that i like to see the "change" in these people.

On the other side, to regain those alienated people to society is good after all. I mean i think no one sees the "black-lovers" as the "embittered"s any more :)

It maybe a game of those excluded ones to "the others", just to survive. You know the rule; if you can't convince them, confuse them.

ps: sorry emo's don't get too carried away, i still don't think you do have a style. You can't pretend to "hate life" by wearing black.

ps2: yes my favorite color is black. and red. and white. maybe all three of them. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You In or Out ??

You may have the latest clothes of the hottest brands from head to toe, but do you have your own style ?

They always say that we all should have our own styles, but somehow they never have the guts to be different and have their own style. Is it really possible to have your own style when every single brand is producing, fabricating in other words, the same things. Yes, all brands do have their own marks on the designs but they are the same on the basis. Every year some "new" things are "in" and some "old" things are "out", but who decides what's in and what's out ?
Beyond all, it is a known fact that when something is "in", no one cares whether if the piece is a hot one or not, all they care is if it is "stylish" and new. We all know that even fashion is a wheel. The "oldies but goldies" expression is not made up for no reason. But if the fashion wheel would turn back to the start, why do we call most of the things that we wear a couple of years ago as a fashion crisis/crime when time would come and we would take that piece out and wear it as proudly as possible ? Then wouldn't karma come back and bite us all on the butt?
I've always believed that a person would look good in a piece that they would feel comfortable and good in.

To sum up, in the framework of what i have just said i want to come up with one single idea. Instead of hustling and bustling in the "what's hip" and "what to wear this season?" life, wear what you feel comfortable and beautiful in, it's none of the other people's business whether it is "in" or "out". Have your own style, every brand would produce something for you anyway.

You know, sun is so bright that it covers up all the stars, but sun itself also is a star after all :) Be the sun, create your own style, shine on in all other stars ;)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Edie Sedwick

एडी सेद्विच्क ओने ऑफ़ माय फवोरिते फैशन इचोंस। शे इस उनिकुए एंड अब्सोलुतेल्य अदोराब्ले। हियर इस थे लाइफ स्टोरी;

"Edie Sedgwick was a bright social butterfly whose candle of fame burned brightly at both ends. Born into a wealthy White Anglo-Saxon Protestant family of impressive lineage, Edie became a "celebutante" for her beauty, style, wealth and her associations with figures of the 1960s counterculture.Edie was born in Santa Barbara into a prominent family plagued by mental illness. Her father, Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904-1967), was a local rancher who had experienced three nervous breakdowns prior to his 1929 marriage to Alice Delano De Forest, Edie's mother. Francis also suffered from bipolar disorder, and his doctors told Alice's father, the Wall Street financier Henry Wheeler De Forest, that the couple should not have any children. They eventually had eight: Edie was the fourth of five daughters and the second-to-last of the Sedgwick children born from 1931 to 1945. Edie later told fellow Warhol superstar Ultra Violet that both her father and a brother had tried to seduce her when she was a child. She once found her father in flagrante delicto with another woman, and after she tried to tell her mother about his offense, her father denounced her as insane and called the doctor. In Edie's confession to Ultra Violet, she claimed, "They gave me so many tranquillizers I lost all my feelings."The Sedgwicks were an old line of WASPs whose lineage included Judge Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813), who had served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and later Speaker of the House of Representatives in the time of George Washington. The Judge's wife, Pamela Dwight Sedgwick (1753-1807), had lost her sanity during mid-life. The roots of the mental illness that plagued the Sedgwick family likely extend as far back as Pamela Dwight Sedgwick.Edie was raised on a 3,000-acre ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, bought with money inherited from Alice's father. The family fortunes improved even further in the early 1950s, when oil was discovered on the ranch. The Sedgwick children were educated in a private school constructed on the ranch, and given daily vitamin B shots by a local physician.Despite their prosperous, Edie's upbringing was plagued with trauma. Her brother Minty was an alcoholic by age fifteen and eventually committed suicide at the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1964, the day before his twenty-sixth birthday. Her other brother, Bobby, also was troubled by psychiatric problems and was institutionalized after suffering a nervous breakdown in the early 1950s while attending Harvard. He crashed his motorcycle into a bus on New Year's Eve 1964 and died two weeks later.Edie suffered from anorexia in school, which continued into her adult life. Edie was first institutionalized in the fall of 1962 at the Silver Hill mental hospital (where her brother Minty later died). After wasting away to ninety pounds, she was transferred to the far stricter Bloomingdale, New York Hospital's Westchester County facility. On a furlough from Bloomindale, she became pregnant and had an abortion.In the early 1960s, Edie lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while attending Radcliffe College. Edie studied sculpture and spent her time partying and driving her Mercedes. At her therapist's office, she met recent Harvard graduate Chuck Wein, who was living a bohemian existence and styled himself as an Edwardian dandy. After she turned 21 in 1964, Eddie left Cambridge for New York, moving into her invalid grandmother's 14-room Park Ave. apartment and spent her nights at the top clubs and discotheques.Wein came to New York, as well, and became determined to transform Edie into a social butterfly. In January 1965, she was introduced to Andy Warhol, one of the new gods of Pop Art. Wien began bringing her to his work-living space "The Factory" on a regular basis. Blessed or cursed with the soul of a promoter, Wein was continually plotting a strategy to move Edie up into the New York demimonde and further into society.During one visit with Wein at The Factory, Warhol inserted her into his film "Vinyl" at the last minute." It was her second appearance in a Warhol film, having also appeared briefly in "Horse." Warhol had no illusions about Chuck Wein, but he apparently was attracted by the hustler's blonde good looks. Andy took both of them to Paris in April 1965 for an opening of a show.When he returned to New York City, Warhol announced that he was crowning Edie "the queen of The Factory," and commissioned screenplays for her. Wein became his new screenwriter and assistant director, beginning with "Beauty No. 2," which starred Edie and premiered at the Cinematheque on July 17, 1965. "Beauty No. 2" made Edie Sedgwick the leading lady of underground cinema. Her on-screen persona was compared to Marilyn Monroe, and she became famous among the independent film glitterati. Her association with Warhol helped secure both his reputation and hers. With the glamorous Edie in tow, Warhol made the rounds of parties and gallery openings, and the dynamic duo generated reams of copy and free publicity. Originally an outsider, Warhol was eventually wooed by wealthy socialites and became a major part of the art establishment.Her newfound celebrity would prove to be her undoing after many urged Edie to leave Warhol for the mainstream cinema. One of these people was Bob Dylan's assistant Bob Neuwirth, who became Edie's lover, wooing her with the promise of starring in a film with his enigmatic boss. Though Edie reportedly also harbored amorous feelings for Dylan, it is unlikely that her feelings were returned or ever consummated. Edie was under the impression that Albert Grossman, Dylan's manager was going to offer her a film contract. D.A. Pennebaker filmed her at Dylan's studio in 1965 while making what became the documentary "Don't Look Back."Edie's last film with Warhol was "Lupe," although he may also have filmed her in November 1966 for inclusion in "The Andy Warhol Story," a lost film for which the footage was either lost or destroyed. In 1966, the still-loyal Warhol approached his musical "discovery" Lou Reed, who was appearing with the Velvet Underground in Warhol-produced Plastic Exploding Inevitable (Warhol was the Velvets manager for a while) with a proposition. According to Reed, "Andy said I should write a song about Edie Sedgwick. I said 'Like what?' and he said, 'Oh, don't you think she's a femme fatale, Lou?' So I wrote 'Femme Fatale' and we gave it to Nico."On February 13, 1966, Edie appeared in photographs with Warhol and Chuck Wein in The New York Times Magazine. Although she still had a crush on Dylan, she did not find out about his secret marriage to Sara Lownds until Warhol told her about it in February 1966. Edie was devastated. Steven Patrick Morrissey believes that Edie realized that "maybe [Dylan] hadn't been truthful."Edie's and Warhol's relationship was further strained by her dissatisfaction with her decreasing role in Warhol's life. Edie and Warhold also argued over money. Edie had always picked up the tab when the Factory regulars hit the town, but she attacked Warhol over his failure to pay her money from the films she had been in. Warhol claimed that the films were unprofitable and told her to be patient. Edie decided to part ways with Warhol. According to Gerard Malanga, a Factory regular, "Edie disappeared and that was the end of it. She never came back."In the tapes Edie made for "Ciao! Manhattan," she admitted that she had become addicted to her affair with Neuwirth. While they were together, she was consumed by lust, but when they were apart, she turned to pills for comfort. Edie is one of the women pictured on the inner sleeve of Dylan's classic "Blonde on Blonde" album (released May 16, 1966), and she was rumored to be the inspiration of the song "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat." Other songs rumored to be about her were "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again" (the reference "your débutante") and "Just Like a Woman," which was featured on the "Ciao! Manhattan" soundtrack. (Dylan biographers typically believe the song was a synthesis of several women.)She tried modeling again and appeared in the March 15, 1966 edition of "Vogue." Her modeling career never took off, however, as the fashion industry shunned people with drug problems. She then turned back to acting, auditioning for Norman Mailer's staging of "The Deer Park," but Mailer turned her down. Edie "wasn't very good," Mailer remembered. "She used so much of herself with every line that we knew she'd be immolated after three performances."By the end of 1966, Edie's star had gone into eclipse and she never recovered. She was badly addicted to drugs and in six months, she spent $80,000. A typical breakfast in this period was a saucer filled with speed. To support her habit, she stole antiques and art from her grandmother's apartment, and sold them for money. She also turned to dealing but got busted, was briefly incarcerated, and was put on probation for five years. Then, in October 1966, Edie's apartment on East 63rd St. caught on fire by candles. She suffered burns on her arms, legs and back and was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital.In 1966, Edie returned home to California, where she was committed to a mental hospital. After she was discharged, she moved back to New York and took a room at the Chelsea Hotel, where her drug addiction worsened. By early 1967, her drugged-fueled behavior was so erratic, Neuwirth broke up with her. Edie subsequently took up with her fellow Warhol superstar Paul America. He and Edie Sedgwick became lovers, united in their common lust for drugs, and they lived together for a brief time at the Chelsea Hotel and indulged heavily in speed. Their relationship was an on-again/off-again affair, as America continually left New York for his brother's farm in Indiana, and eventually, friction over control issues forced them apart.America later appeared with Edie in the long-gestated film "Ciao! Manhattan," his second and last film role. This was supposed to be Edie's breakout role, but the film's execution by Warhol acolytes was amateurish. Shooting on "Ciao! Manhattan," which would prove to be Edie's final film, commenced on April 15, 1967. The shooting was anarchic, with the filmmakers and the actors addicted to speed, which was injected by a physician with whom the production company had set up a charge account. At one point, America left the set and never returned.After America's departure, Edie wound up in Gracie Square Hospital, where she learned of her father's death, on October 24, 1967.After her discharge, Edie shacked up in the Warwick Hotel with the screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, who attracted the fragile Edie with the promise of a screenplay written for her, but ultimately he was unable to deal with the erratic behavior stemming from her drug abuse and left. Edie wound up in Bellevue Hospital, and after being discharged due to the intervention of her personal physician, she overdosed on drugs and was committed to Manhattan State Hospital. By late 1968, Edie was a physical and emotional wreck: by the time she returned to the family ranch for Christmas, she was barely able to walk and talk, the result of poor blood circulation in her brain. She recovered and moved into an apartment near U.C. Santa Barbara in 1969, but by August, she was institutionalized again after a drug bust. She met her future husband, Michael Post, during her stay in the psychiatric ward of Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital, though upon her discharge, she became the moll of a motorcycle gang in order to obtain drugs. Known as "Princess" by the bikers, she was very promiscuous, sleeping with anyone who would supply her with heroin. She was institutionalized again in 1970.Edie was furloughed from the hospital in the summer of 1970 to finish filming "Ciao! Manhattan," the last parts of which feature her with a bad boob job and clearly in the throes of drug dependency. Under the supervision of two nurses, she played out her scenes, including a shock treatment scene (electro-convulsive therapy) filmed in a real clinic. Ironically, she was soon back at the clinic for real, suffering from delirium tremens, where she received actual shock treatment therapy. She underwent a minimum of 20 electro-convulsive treatments from January to June 1971।Edie married Michael Post on July 24, 1971, managing to stay clean until October. However, that fall, she was prescribed a pain pill to treat a physical debility. In addition, her doctor prescribed barbiturates, possibly to help her sleep, and frequently boosted their effects with alcohol. On the night of November 15, 1971, Edie went to fashion show at the Santa Barbara Museum and was filmed for the last time in her life. The television documentary "An American Family" was being filmed at the museum that night, and Edie - attracted by the cameras as a moth is to flame - walked over and began talking to Lance Loud, one of the subjects of the documentary.After the fashion show, Edie went to a party but was asked to leave after her presence caused another guest to rave at her for being a heroin addict. Edie, who had been drinking, called her husband to come retrieve her from the soirée. Back at their apartment, Edie took her prescribed pain medication and they both went to sleep. That morning, when Post awoke at 7:30 AM, he found Edie dead next to him. Her death was ascribed as "acute barbiturate intoxication" and was ruled an "Accident/Suicide" by the coroner. Edie is buried in the tiny Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California.


एडी सेद्विच्क

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Labels or Love

one of my favorite songs ever. I thought it would be the best entrance for a "fashion" blog. It was one of the soundtracks of the movie "Sex and The City" a.k.a one of the fashion leading TV series... 

Fergie - Labels or Love

Shopping for labels, shopping for love
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
Shopping for labels, shopping for love
1, 2
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
1, 2, 3 Turn the lights on.

I already know what my addiction is
I be looking for labels, I ain't looking for love
I shop for purses while love walks out the door
Don't cry, buy a bag and get over it
And, I'm not concerned with all the politics
It's a lot of men I know I could find another.

What I know is that I'm always happy when I walk out the store, store
I'm guessing Supercalifragi-sexy, nothing to be playing with
I love him, hate him, kiss him, diss him, tryna to walk a mile in my kicks

Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

I know I might come off as negative
I be looking for labels, I ain't looking for love
Relationships are often so hard to tame
A Prada dress has never broken my heart before
And, ballin's something that I'm fed up with
I'mma do the damn thing, watch me do the damn thing
Cause I know that my credit card will help me put out the flames
I'm guessing Supercalifragi-sexy, nothing to be playing with
I love him, hate him, kiss him, diss him, tryna to walk a mile in my kicks

Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

Gucci, Fendi, Prada purses, purchasing them finer things
Men they come a dime a dozen, just give me them diamond rings
I'm into a lot of bling, Cadillac, Chanel and Coach
Fellas boast but they can't really handle my female approach
Buying things is hard to say
Rocking Christian Audigier, Manolo, Polo, taking photos in my Cartier
So we can't go all the way, I know you might hate it but
I'm a shop for labels while them ladies lay and wait for love

Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

Shopping for labels, shopping for love
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
Shopping for labels, shopping for love
1, 2
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
1, 2, 3 Turn the lights on.