Friday, July 31, 2009

cabinet of curiosities

all images via the new york times except 'musei wormiani historia' depicting ole worm's seventeenth century cabinet of curiosities, via wikipedia

this article in the new york times profiles "the new antiquarians"- young brooklynites whose decorating style involves "exhuming the accouterments of the turn-of-the-19th-century leisure class". this aesthetic seems to incorporate some of the interior trends i've been loving in the work of stylists like sibella court and nicole page for a while, such as museological displays of shells, botanical prints and scientific specimens mixed with antique luggage, and the eclectic ephemera associated with romantic travels to distant locales. this style, which centres on the cluttered display of disparate objects, appeals to my bowerbird mindset- no longer must i hide my junk in the name of minimalism! but the new antiquarians seem to take it a step further, reveling in moody interiors that can be more than a little macabre. i'm not sure i fancy sharing my living room with a taxidermied sheep or wall-mounted cow skull, but i'm very keen to acquire the victorian bell jar (though i'll pass on the taxidermied birds and rodent inside); the collection of hats and the wonderful shadow box, with each nook housing a tiny treasure.

charlotte rampling

all images via

Thursday, July 30, 2009

classic, simple, perfect.

images of kirsten and valentine via the fashion spot, streetstyle image from the sartorialist?

1. put on high-waisted, wide-legged jeans. 2. tuck in simple top and push up sleeves. 3. add a long pendant or two. 3. top with a fedora. (optional)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

geronimo fall 2009

geronimo fall collection 2009 via jazzimcg

oh my goodness this is exciting! just when i was wondering how much longer it would be until we would get a glimpse at geronimo's fall collection, here it is! i'm not entirely convinced by the maxi dresses, but the rust and ivory mini dresses are perfect. the collar details lend them a retro schoolgirl air i can't resist. the plaid one-piece is sweet too, but i must admit that i prefer the bikini in the same fabric from the spring collection. and it seems that we can now confirm that as i had suspected, miss jenny lewis' recent hot pants and blazer combos are indeed by geronimo.

bring back the boater

tennessee thomas working the boater in london via the cobrasnake?, red lips and a boater hat by young shields, marc jacobs collection ss09 stitched boater hat via eluxury

until recently, the only reason I could think of to wear a boater was to avoid the wrath of prefects performing uniform duty. come to think of it, marc jacobs' squashed boaters look like my school hat after being retrieved from the bottom of my book bag at the polite request of said prefects. what a pity i didn't save it. now i'm feeling all nostalgic for school days.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

oh beauteous day

just when I was feeling annoyed with sportsgirl for their total lack of round-framed sunnies, (when overseas chainstores have been stocking them for yonks) they have come through with this new range which features TWO pairs available online right now and in store next week. the tough cookie pair are pretty much perfect and the rizzo rayban clubmaster knockoffs are worth a look too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

round she goes

the hubert plastic frames via the new york times, sylvie vartan via the fashion spot, 1940's parisian fashion via dlisbona's flickr

Sunday, July 26, 2009

chantal ma cherie

screencaps of chantal goya in masculin/feminin via the fashion spot

Saturday, July 25, 2009

milk maid braids

jonathan leder, fieldguided, krisatomic, ?

Friday, July 24, 2009

pretty parasol

sisters under a parasol via lovedaylemon's flickr, sylvie vartan via the fashion spot, magentisch's flickr