Hi Guys! While it totally feels as if I've been M.I.A. from blogging, you can be rest assured that I have plenty to share in my next few posts. For those who have asked, I've been busy preparing for exciting new events to come in the next month. One of which will be my trip to New York City in T minus twelve days. If you're in the area, I'd love any recommendations on places I should see or foods I should eat, so feel free to shoot me an e-mail! Also, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram for real time updates. Bisous!
I've had this image pinned to the corkboard above my desk for the longest time now. Ripped out from the April 2012 issue of Vogue, I knew immediately I had found gold in the form of inspiration. Besides being slightly obsessed with the cobalt-tinted cat eye sunglasses by Miu Miu that is worn in the photo, the entire vintage nostalgia effect is what I'm swooning over the most. I'm unsure why exactly I didn't share these thoughts three months ago, but while playing with the thoughts of purchasing my first pair of designer sunglasses, I immediately looked up at this photo and I knew I needed these beautiful sunglasses. The cat eye, the yellow Havana print (that always reminds me of leopard), the blue tint and frame style completely speaks to me like no other. It was love at first sight.
Hi guys, Happy Monday! I wore this last week when I was meeting up with a friend in downtown. This loose chiffon blouse has been serving me well on these warm windy days here in San Francisco. When you're walking quite a bit with the wind slapping your face and the sun shining on your back, comfort wise, this would be my ideal outfit. Simple but still keeping an element of surprise with my modest heels a.k.a. my leopard T-bars.
I'm dedicating today's segment to one of my favorite eras in fashion history. From the staple silhouettes to jewel-tone colors, this is my take on what a seventies siren must have.
1. Wedge shoes should be a staple of every girl’s shoe collection today. From stacked wood to espadrilles, they are a blessing for those vertically challenged, like me. As they say, the higher the heel, the closer to God.
2. Chunky art deco style jewelry is very seventies. Go for big, bold pieces that can be used to jazz up an ensemble, such as an ornate cuff in gold and black.
3. The jumpsuit, a seventies staple, looks best with a plunging neckline and halterneck, breaking up the all-in-one style. It's sleek, sexy and perfect on a breezy summer day.
4. In a floor-sweeping maxi style, the one-shouldered dress is seventies fashion down to a tee. On a night out, opt for jewel-toned evening wear.
5. A nod to Farrah Fawcett in flares, team a pair of flared blue jeans with sky-high heels. And as Lana del Rey croons, blue jeans, white shirt.
6. Floral prints are big this season, and the seventies was an era of paisley prints on floaty tops and dresses. Update a paisley print top with biker boots or a leather jacket, to toughen up the look and make it more modern.
MOSCHINO RESORT 2013. Right away these looks caught my eye out of the entire collection. The collection consists of several characteristics in the likes of eccentric florals, fluorescent shades and monochromatic palettes. I love these lashings of ladylike charm translated to peach and mint tones complete with shimmering sequined chiffon that give off the perfect "Gatsby-style" vibes. Already I can picture what I'd wear to the premiere of the film remake when it hits theaters.
Cutout Blouse c/o Dahlia | Nasty Gal Lace Suspender Skirt and Chloe Satchel and Neon Shades | Kitten Pumps
First thoughts: emanating vibes of the love child of Alice in Wonderland and Louis Vuitton Spring 2012. Unintentionally, I went for a blue shirt white skirt combination with only the matter of how much I loved the chiffon and lace texture pairing in mind. And as if I couldn't reiterate enough, please help me clean out my closet by shopping my threads here! I would also be more than happy to take requests, so please feel free to shoot me an e-mail!
À la Jane Fonda in the 1970s film Klute, Freja looks so seventies stunning. An early little inspiration for this coming fall. Freja Beha Erichsen for Vogue Nippon shot by Terry Richardson.
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue
Nasty Gal Vienna Blouse | Shorts c/o Romwe | Calvin Klein Stockings | Vintage Belt | Forever 21 Clutch
Started off the week with a stroll through San Francisco after work. There's something so enticing about being able to leisurely stroll amongst the hustle and bustle in the city. We found this cute little alleyway which provided the perfect contrast background against my neutral outfit. On another note, I can hardly believe it's the second week of July already, time honestly flies by when you're having fun. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacations!
1. To start off, please introduce yourself.
I’m Kim and I love sleepovers and designing.
2. What would you say is Wildfox Couture's aesthetic?
Care free, fun, easy to throw on, conversation starting girliness.
3. Describe a typical day in the Wildfox Couture's studio.
A lot of meetings, laughing, easy bake ovens, cute doggies, we work extremely hard and then go out for drinks.
4. Imagine that you only had the choice of wearing one outfit for the next 4 months, what is your ideal outfit?
An iridescent, violet/silver Lamé skirt, a baggy, black t shirt, and an awesome pair of sparkly sandals.
5. What do you think Wildfox Couture brings to the fashion industry?
We bring the feeling of youth and friendship, what the spice girls were to music we would like to be to fashion :)
6. Do you have any favorite designers that you admire?
I love Erin Fetherston so much, I also obsess over Chloe and Alexander Wangs accessories. I love vintage so I wear mostly great pieces from the past!
7. What are your plans for this Fall and Winter?
Making S’mores, kissing boyfriends, designing fun things, taking lots of road trips.
8. Views on fashion bloggers?
Blogging is the new way of the world!
9. Stone Cold Fox's Cydney and Dallas would like to know, if you could wear one thing the rest of your life, what would it be?
A real mermaid tale.
10. Last but not least, what is the one question you girls would like to ask our next designer interviewee?
Who is your favorite model?
Being a huge fan of Wildfox Couture since its inception in 2007, it was my absolute pleasure to finally get the chance to sit down and chat with Wildfox's one half, Miss Kimberley, on her label, inspirations and favorites. Not only do we both share a love for Chloe and A.Wang, she is the absolute sweetest! For more cupcakes and kisses, visit Wildfox Couture and Kimberley's personal blog.
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Frazelle Black Denim Vest c/o Tusc Boutique | Bodysuit c/o Motel | Nasty Gal Hot Pants | Sam Edelman Lace-Ups | Chanel Red Lip
The post title coined from one of my favorite songs by my favorite artist, Lykke Li. These summer days are going along just fine and I can't emphasize how lovely it feels to be able to set my own schedule accordingly. On a side note, you can clearly see in the second photo that part of my hair is reddish-brown and let me assure that I did not use any dye or whatsoever. Though I like my hair jet black, it's an interesting change to see summer take its toll. However, unlike the generations before me, I will never go down the path of an Asian redhead.
Happy 4th of July! To my American readers, have a fun-filled, safe holiday! I will be tuning in to Lana del Rey's "National Anthem" while kicking back in my backyard for an old-school style family barbeque. With the expansion of my extended family (note: the number of my relatives puts the word extended to shame), it never gets old. xoxo
By Natalie on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Style Sofia Accordion Top | American Apparel Disco Pants and Mint Nails | Forever 21 Platform Wedges | H&M Bag
Happy Monday guys! These photos were taken in Union Square when I visited the city on Saturday. There's always a new experience each time I go back and it's comforting to know that I won't ever get tired of this amazing city's atmosphere. Along with pulling off disco pants as everyday wear, I wouldn't feel more at home.