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Fashion Week Sideliners

True, the main events during any fashion week are the shows.  Nonetheless, some of my favorite moments are from the people who attend the shows. My fashion-forward favorite, Anna Dello Russo never disappoints:

At Chloé

At Givenchy

At Balenciaga

At Christian Dior

Who’s your favorite fashion week fixture?



Post-Vacation Blues

For the past 10 days, I had the good fortune to be on vacation.  I returned to Seoul, South Korea, for the first time since my job teaching english there ended 5 five years ago.  My husband, who hadn’t been back in 10 years, has family there, so we spent time visiting his relatives and generally exploring Seoul and the surrounding areas.

On our second day in Korea, we headed to the coast and visited what we were told was a factory (and thus, perplexing us as to why it would be tourist destination), but in reality was a charming herb farm where lotions and candles are also made.

We stayed at a “pension” on the little isle of Taean on the western coast of Korea.  Apparently, lots of retirees own homes in which they rent out rooms for their income, hence calling the homes “pensions.”

Eventually we made it to Seoul, which has experienced lots of growth since I saw it last, but still was very familiar.  It’s a crazy, busy, energetic city, which I love.  I don’t think Seoul is the most beautiful or clean city in the world, but it’s a city for which I have lots of affection.

We spent our last couple days of vacation in Tokyo, which was a first for both of us.  Tokyo was immaculately clean and you can tell the people there pay tons of attention to detail where aesthetics are concerned.  This applies both to the architecture, curation of shops, as well as the personal style.  I could have spent days just sitting in a coffee shop and people watching.  We spent time in Ginza, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Tsukiji and fell in love with the city, but not the exorbitant prices.

Now we are home and feeling jetlagged as can be and slightly sick.  To combat the post-vacation blues and overall rundown feeling we both have, I made a big pot of minestrone soup and paired it with pesto bread and am now relaxing on the couch and cuddling with our dogs, who are the best part of coming home.

FNO 2011

Tomorrow is the glorious (read: glitzy, but crowded as all get-out) Fashion’s Night Out.  In cities from NYC to KOP (i.e. King of Prussia, aka random Philly suburb), the beautiful people will be lining up to see and be seen by other beautiful people and possibly rub elbows or more with actual celebrities.  Anything going on in your area?  Check the schedule to map out your night.   Can’t make it there?  Buy some swag to make it look like you were – check out the goods like this:

Or perhaps this:

Bonus – sales benefit the NYC AIDS Fund in the Community Trust.

My fantasy itinerary would include a stop at 3.1 Phillip Lim for their “Girls on Bikes” stand.  Then, a pause at Saks to catch a glimpse of Tilda Swinton and Waris Ahluwalia, as well as the Rebecca Minkoff festivities with The Man Repeller (love her).  I’d get a sugar rush and a portrait at Band of Outsiders for Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel (portraits sketched onto tote bags and free Momofuku Milk Bar cookie with purchase)!

Anyone planning to join the rush tomorrow?  Where are you/would you want to go ?


More Blues…

It must be the changing season, but I’m increasingly in love with all shades of dark blue.  I love the looks these ladies are rocking:

What colors are you craving as fall approaches?

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Stripes, ahoy!

I need this shirt.

Too bad already own about a million striped shirts.  If I bring home one more, my husband will think I am officially crazy.

But this is the classic Saint James, so maybe he will understand?  Le sigh.

Lady Crush – Miroslava Duma

Squeee!  I mean, ahem, how exciting!  Okay, now that I have composed myself, let me tell you what had me ‘squee-ing’ like a fangirl.  Russian style-setter and petite beauty, Miroslava Duma, has been doing outfits posts, like this:

And this:

And this:

She is chic and adorable and I love that I can now spy on her outfits on a regular basis.

Check out her outfits on Buro 24/7.

NYC’s Most Stylish

Stylecaster has made their picks for the 50 most stylish New Yorkers.  Did your favorite New York style stars make the list?

Kelly Framel

Leigh Lezark

Simon Doonan & Joanna Hillman

Waris Ahluwalia

Jen Kao