Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

.feathers, by dries van noten.

i'm not big on volume. unless i'm trying to hide a few extra lbs. i find that fuller pieces just put additional size onto my petite height. flipping through dries van noten's fall collection however i see that feather volume might actually be flattering, maybe the idea of flight makes the pieces seem more airy and light.

xxo, dany

Monday, April 15, 2013

.what i would wear to prom.

....ten years ago, or today, if the invitation were to be extended....

valentino & giambattista valli spring couture 2013

xxo, dany

Friday, April 12, 2013

.the cools, the popular lunch table.

on Bof today, an article about the website 'the cools' sparked my interest. an newly opened website to the public offering handpicked pieces from handpicked independent designers/artists to give you a handpicked collection of cool. handpicked being the operative word. i signed up, and fell in love with several pieces of furniture, art prints, and clothing from unknown designers.

7:32 am and i'm already feeling pretty cool....great start to a friday morning.

xxo, dany

Bof article 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

.tie-dyed fur for miu miu spring 2013.

how do you combine a luxury fur with the art of using rubber bands and dip-dye and somehow making it look chic? oh! i know, hand it over to miuccia prada. the juxtaposition is crazy genius.

xxo, dany

Sunday, April 7, 2013

.editorial vs. commercial, a derek lam/kohl's failure.

my anticipation for derek lam's capsule collection with kohl's was palpable. i always get excited for designer's collaborations with large chains as i feel they can use this chance to raise the bar for retailer's regular season's offerings. one piece in particular, the jumpsuit shown in several ads and the official lookbook, made me giddy. it had such a great cut, and looked less mainstream, far more high-end and editorial than you typically see in capsules....i anxiously awaited its april debut.

this, until the actual debut. while flipping through whowhatwear's slideshow of the collection, now available at kohl's, i clicked on the direct link and was sorely disappointed at what was actually selling in stores. a very, very watered down form of this jumpsuit, practically indistinguishable to the lookbook picture. i was dumbstruck. how does this happen? when a genius piece from a designer's drawing board gets cut, and nipped and sliced into something completely unrecognizable from it's original sketch? very disappointed, hopefully derek lam can offer this jumpsuit again at a later point, in its better form.

xxo, dany

Friday, April 5, 2013

.elephants and fridays.

two of my favourite things....

xxo, dany

.samantha gradoville, for POP magazine.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

."light, air, smoke. Like a cheap magic act".

fascinating article on rick owen's runway show on the business of fashion this morning. its so inspiring to hear this designer speak on the simplicity of his shows, while his reputation for theatrics is legendary. below are a few close-ups of his fall jackets.

.rick owens-bof article.

xxo, dany

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

.in search of the perfect black pointy flat.

i'd really love a black pointy flat for summer. but....i have a bad physical reaction to spending more than thirty dollars for a pair a flats, funds to me better saved for a pair of fantastic heels, which would put me up with the bigger people. so, i've searched and searched and searched (its what i do, ask my friends) for the perfect pair....and still have wound up empty handed. a similar situation occurred with the search for the perfect white tank, found .here.. fyi- this took months.

help may be needed. let me know if you find a better alternative friends.

xxo, dany

.jenni kayne.
.chinese laundry.
.jeffrey campbell.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

.pattern on pattern action.

i've tasked myself with cleaning out my closet this week. with the upcoming season change, its the a good time to clear out the old and de-clutterize. this is not such an easy chore as some of the donations were hard. pieces from my study abroad program (fall 2006) which have i still have nostalgic attachments to were the toughest to cut. only a few were let go....perhaps on the next go ill be more severe.

below is a dress that i bought in ko phi phi, thailand, which will never be given away. it's the perfect cut for summer and feels like a second skin to me now. the shoes are new from zara, and i cannot wait to break them in with a great pair of baggy jeans, overalls perhaps.....i should have kept a pair from my grade school collection. i love that they're the perfect balance of masculine & feminine.

xxo, dany

Monday, April 1, 2013

.the thigh's the limit at pucci.

oh my word, pucci brought it this season. favourite looks and details below.

happy monday.

xxo, dany