Rocky Rich Girls

Chanel’s fall ‘14 campaign features Cara Delevigne suited-up in tough-tweeds, boxy-boucles, knock-out knits,wide belts,  heavy-weight chains and leather boots laced with street-cred. Get ready to rumble.

She Was A Day Tripper

Chloe’s vintage-inspired Fall ‘14 campaign mixes the Parisian brands signature femininity with a groovy glamour laced with rebellious, free-wheelin’ spirit.

Faded Grace

Denim is enjoying a moment in the sun in all of it’s faded glory. Both Marie Claire and Nylon chose denim as the theme for their August issues, Chanel’s pre-fall collection is practically an ode to the All-American fabric,  Derek Lam constructed a statuesque trench from dark denim and stella Mccartney used the cool fabric in a Falabella crossbody. Forgive me for invoking a fashion cliche as old as Coco, but Denim truly is the new black. And as any Piper Chapman fan knows- Orange is the new black as well. And the combo of denim-blue, orange and brown are as perfect together as Warriors'-era  (1979New York City street- cred and rusty diamond-mesh fences. I utilized the retro palette and threw in some luxe bling to keep the look from feeling too dated. I mixed a casual denim shirt with  lil’ 70’s inspired glamour and read my favorite brightly-hued memoir Grace on the concrete.

Get On Up

Prada’s fly Fall ‘14  menswear collection channels James Brown’s fine seventies-swagger. The funky flared collars, suave ascots, Seventies-inspired tailoring and dusty color-palette is so groovy it makes you wanna Get Up Offa That Thing.

Kate Unzipped

Kate Moss looks particularly dishy amidst the stardust sparkle and silver zips of  Stella Mccartney’s  sporty, space-aged Fall ‘14 campaign. Wearing luxe, chunky knits, a ruffly wool coat covered in zips„a pair of star-spangled, black and blue platform creeper/Oxford Hybrids, a poppy red and yellow star-studded satchel, futuristic-cool eye-wear and a modish fringe dress with Stella’s signature sporty edge- Moss is an intergalactic goddess with a tom-boyish twist. Just Call her Zippy Stardust.

She’s a Stone Cold Fox

If there was any proof needed that the fashion world has caught the 70’s haute-hustle fever, it would be stoic cool-girl Daria Werbowy’s groovy glamour-puss transformation for WSJ magazine conjuring up images of Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minelli and Anita Pallenberg’s fox-fur-trimmed Seventies style.

Dancing Barefoot In Denim

The always-cool Freja Beha Erichsen channels a Chelsea-Hotel-bound banquet of love a’ la Patti Smith and robert mapplethorpe in a raw, rock n’ roll inspired shoot for Frame Denim by Inez & Vinoodh.

Cousin-IT  Girl

You know that girl, the cross between Chloe Sevigny and Alexa Chung she’s sprite and tom-boyish with a penchant for impeccably chic yet unexpected layering, voluminous shearlings, colorful tuxedos and wide-brimmed fedoras…..well if you throw Miley Cyrus and her brash brand of pop-culture infused style into the mix you now have Fall ‘14’s fabulously- furry, flippant, foxy and  just a tad bit freaky it-girl. 

Mod in Manhattan

My adoration for Swinging 60’s style is a constant. My personal style has morphed through the years but I’ve always possessed a favoritism for the Carnaby Street aesthetic. Inspired by the sprinkling of mod sensibilities on the Fall ‘14 runways (Guccci, Miu Miu , Louis Vuitton, Valentino) I put together a darker version of the jaunty look as I walked through the SoHo across the pond. And I walked because, you know, my Vespa’s in the shop.

Big Hair Day

Hot mama-to-be, Mila Kunis, works a different bump- her pouffe of Sixties hair- for W magazine’s mod spread.