Trends, Tips, and Snippets

This Blog was created due to my obsession with list making and keeping all of the things I wanted to buy organized. Eventually there were just too many lists, so I decided to start this, a blog where I could keep all of my thoughts, ideas, and prospective shopping all in one place.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Style Spotter #18

Describing her style as “bohemian, casual, and sometimes dressy when I feel like it,” Kim Chau, a biology major, wears a dark floral chiffon top from Zara with forever 21 skinny jeans, tucked into brown leather boots purchased at Charlotte Russe. Her accessories include a black patent leather purse also from forever 21 and hand-made drop earrings. Kim states that she’s “very into floral patterns” and loves to shop at Urban Outfitters, forever 21, and “just random places usually.”  Kim admits to being inspired by the bohemian look, Marc Jacobs’ designs, and says that Lauren Conrad is her favorite style icon.

Death to the Tinman

Thursday, March 24, 2011

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

-Oscar Wilde


andy warhol.




Elizabeth Taylor
February 27, 1932- March 23, 2011

Here are some pictures of Elizabeth Taylor from one of my favorite movies, Giant. Giant was released in November 1956 and also stars Rock Hudson and James Dean. I think one of the most famous pictures from the movie is the one which I have listed first, directly below. Often referred to as 'Good Friday', Dean stands holding a rifle behind his shoulders (as though it is a cross), while Taylor kneels before him. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Style Spotter #17

Looking fun and flirty, French major Yasmine wears a navy cable knit sweater purchased from Urban Outfitters, a high waist knit skirt in black from H&M, and H&M leopard print tights paired unexpectedly with combat style boots from Target.  Yasmine makes her outfit stand out further by adding a leopard print scarf also from H&M, large pearl earrings from Forever 21, a chunky diamond-studded watch from Wet Seal, and a multi-colored neutral bag with chain detail from Urban Outfitters. Yasmine typically shops at stores such as Forever 21, H&M, and Urban, while her favorite designers include Marc Jacobs and Balmain. Yasmine describes her style as “relaxed, a little funky, [and] classy when I can” and draws inspiration from fashion magazines such as Nylon, Glamour, and Vogue. Yasmine’s outfit overall is bold and playful in a way that’s not too wild for a day at school. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cropped Leather!

Totally digging cropped leather jackets right now. Perfect for transitioning from late winter to early spring, these crisp and edgy pieces add a rock an roll vibe to any outfit. Pair with basics to make for a cool vibe, or balance out with some feminine inspired garments. Check out the following pieces for some inspiration. Add scarves, skirts, boots, flats, the options are limitless! 

The Most Beautiful Suicide

I'm sure the last thing people think of when they visit the Empire State building's observatory deck is all of the suicides that took place there. One of the most famous is Evelyn McHale. On May 1, 1947 at 23-years-old, Evelyn jumped from the 86th floor and landed flat on top of a limousine parked outside the building. Robert Wiles, a photography student took a photo of Evelyn's body only seconds after her death. Although the roof of the limousine was completely crushed by the sheer force of her landing (the driver was not inside), her body itself was completely in tact. Often refereed to as the most beautiful suicide, the pictures (which ran in LIFE magazine on May 12 1947) show a tranquil and peaceful aftermath. On her persons police found a suicide note stating, "He is much better off without me ... I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody." Andy Warhol later used the picture for his own print/painting entitled Suicide (Fallen Body). 

Robert Wiles Photograph

Suicide (Fallen Body)
by Andy Warhol