INSPIRED / ZARA FALL 2013

Dear Zara,
How did you know this Fall I plan on wearing nothing but a silk slip, fedora, and a patent leather jacket?
Sincerely, 
Me

MOVIE OF THE WEEK / THE BABYSITTER

What is Movie of the Week? Why it’s where I look back at movies of the past, that are usually terrible but have great style, and update them for today.

First up the very forgettable Alicia Silverstone flick The Babysitter.

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RAD…NINA LEEN

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Weekend inspiration time. While perusing the labyrinth that is the online Life Archive, I came across the work of Nina Leen. Born in Russia, she studied painting in Berlin, and came to America in 1939. According to her obituary she was one of the first female photographers contributing to Life Magazine – self-taught in this profession mind you. With her trusty Rolleiflex she photographed a slew of animals, but what caught my eye was the way she photographed women. Like Diane Arbus, Leen possessed the same off-kilterness when photographing traditional ideals of beauty. While very little is known about Leen who died in 1995, even her age remains a mystery, her photos offer a window into the mundane and often odd moments of everyday life in the 1950s.

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CHECK IT: Nina Leen / Life Archive

FASHION TV / HARPER’S BAZAAR 1971

Stumbled upon this gem and had to share. The Fashion Message of 1971 by Harper’s Bazaar Creative Director China Michado. Take a peak at Betsey Johnson’s studio, how wider shoulders are in the atmosphere, and Halston’s inability to find a nice fitting sweater.
These are the cutting end trends of1971.

 

RAD…A LONG TIME AGO

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As we head into the weekend lets get some inspiration from famous friends of the past who sadly are no longer a thing.

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BREATHLESS OVER / RODELLEE BAS

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Rodellee Bas runs the online vintage emporium Adored Vintage. I first met Ms. Bas at the last A Current Affair where I was struck by her lace friendly style and amazing eye for vintage.
I headed down to Long Beach to visit her new shop and we talked first vintage pieces, how Romy and Michele shaped her style life, and what inspires her vintage buys in this week’s Breathless Over.

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VIDEO – BOLD LIPS! A HOW TO WITH DANIELE PIERSONS

Last week, we took a peek at make-up artist Daniele Piersons awesome style. Now she works her make up skills and tells us her favorite bold lips for Summer.
Coral, Berry, and Luscious Red Lips have been trending on the angry pouts of models from Burberry to Prada. Daniele presents an approachable way to recreate this trend that will leave you street style shot ready. So whether you’re cruising to the beach or hitting up a festival, always look cool with a big bright lip.

MONDAY DISTRACTIONS #1

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It’s Monday, as if you need to be reminded. I know the weekend seems so far away, so here’s a collection of inspiring things to make you forget you’re at work.

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RAD…CLUELESS TURNS 18

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Sure she can’t legally drink yet, but she can safely do the deed with Josh and not get him arrested. So put on some Alaia, pause through a few stop signs, and settle in ’cause Clueless is turning 18.

 

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BREATHLESS OVER / DANIELE PIERSONS

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Make-up artist Daniele Piersons has the cutest yet most badass style I’ve seen, a shiny black bob I could never pull off, and some serious make-up skills.
We talk beauty must haves, her awesome vintage style, and being pale like Morrisey in the first Breathless Over.

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PALE GIRLS GUIDE TO SUMMER

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Are you the type of girl that while everyone is heading to the beach, you can’t wait to get back inside? You may be a pale girl. And for a pale girl this season, which I will only recognize as Pre-Fall, is rife with outdoor activities that leave you sunburn.

So if you’re a shut-in like myself, here’s how to not look like a festival style reject this season.

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FELIKS + ADRIK X LUST COVET DESIRE

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A few weekends ago I was invited over to the Venice studio of FELIKS + ADRIK designer Asia Ragland to shoot an interview for her jewelry collob with online shop LUST, COVET, DESIRE.

Lust, Covet, Desire is the online shop for girls who love a little Celine with their street wear. The store is filled with goodies from Wood Wood, Gabriela Artigas, and of course exclusive designer pieces.

LCD’s latest offering is the Three Crescents Necklace by FELIKS + ADRIK. Inspired by the desert oasis that is Palm Springs the enamel filled three slice cast pewter necklace just begs to be worn poolside.

Learn all about Asia’s design process and the Three Crescents Necklace in my interview below.

Inside the Feliks+Adrik x Lust Covet Desire Three Crescents Necklace from theBreathless on Vimeo.