I almost feel like celebrating as I type in this post, it’s been literally FOREVER since I managed to squeeze in a proper attire collaboration! But I must say, and I think you’ll agree with me on this one, I was in luck striking an encounter with Barbara, our new Brazilian collaborator here on CHIC A LA’ RUSSE!
Those of you that live in New York, know how fickle the whether has been in the past few weeks… It’s extremely hot one day and raining a moment after! To me, the biggest issue running around in the summer is the AC’s… I hate carrying around a lot of stuff, but at the same time, I like to be warm enough to function when I’m indoors…! So, this new addition is a bright life-saver, apparently Rebecca Minkoff knows what she’s doing… This amazing silk scarf is probably my favorite piece at the moment, it’s current, elegant, and surprisingly caring… Not to mention it’s an immediate upgrade to any outfit…
Rebecca Minkoff Neon Silk Scarf, Michael Kors scallop top, H&M skirt, Sunnies I got from a thrift store, DKNY Shoes, Handbag from ALDO, Jewelry from Express, Vintage and H&M…
Vintage wool green jacket, Nautical scarf and Sunnies from H&M, Shoes from Aldo, Jeans by The Local Firm (best fit ever…), Silver leather clutch I got at a boutique Up-State NY, Vintage jewelry and watch and a belt from TNT (an Israeli company I “robe” every time I go home…).
So… As promised here is the rest of the “Nautical-Greens”, which by the way I completely forgot to mention (shame on me!) , were so gracefully captured by Greg Adams. As for my apartment adventures, still no victory but I am armed with high spirits and hopefully success will follow….!
I am currently head over heels in love with this jacket. I found it mid August in a thrift store in a completely new state and despite the heat I knew I had to have it. It has a more “mature” look to it (which is kinda cool, since it’s, well, very green) so I paired it with a studded belt, a pair of jeans and some stripes to “spice it up” ! Feeling quite CHIC I was rather pleased, saying hurrah to finding winter bargains in the peak of the summer!
Oh, and I almost forgot, my weekly apology for my becoming oh so rare communication, rest assured I do have an abundance of excuses under my belt! If you remember, I recently decided to relocate and to upgrade my accomodations…So, at the moment I’m in the heart of the search, and today I met two of the sweetest girls that might just end up being my CHIC roommates! No really, they are both quite impressive and really genuine people… As I said today, maybe , just maybe this time everything will simply work out! I mean, why not? And although my computer was so unfortunately attacked (!!!) by a virus yesterday and since then operation V E R Y slow (hence the only photo for this post, I gave up after the third attempt, the rest will be posted tomorrow, promise!), things are looking up!
And now, I shall retire, with my mind overflowing with glamorous names of renowned past actresses that I will hopefully remember for tomorrows test. (Do I see another old Hollywood glam post coming up?)
First, let me start with a statement, I was NOT planning on color-blocking. The fact that bright combos were staring on the pages of every single magazine in the past few months made me stay clear for a bit simply because of the visual-overload. But, when color combined with silk is coming your way, it’s hard to say no… I literally found all of these brights in one week, and in case you haven’t noticed, I’m in complete denial of the dropping temperatures outside. I’m determined to stretch the last days of summer…
Vintage Sunnies & watch, Silk top & Skirt – both Vintage, Bag from Urban Outfitters and shoes from Aldo. Studded silver bracelet from Israel, Gifted necklace.
This time of the year is always so hectic for us (students)… Fashion week is full on, and school starts to be more “aggressive” and all of a sudden you realize you really can’t go to “that” show tonight because you have to do your market research oh, and throw in a collection (or 3) and perhaps 2 more design journals oozing with (instant) inspiration, oh and by the way- it’s all due this week. What don’t you have it ready yet???
So, in the spirit of trying to stay calm, I present you a head to toe green ensemble. That was formed completely by faith (if you wish). Both trousers and the silk top are Vintage and were found at the same week, what are the chances? In real life they appear almost identical in shade, somehow captured by camera not so much- but you can imagine right?
Vintage trousers and silk top, Vintage Kenneth Cole box bag and leather belt, Thrifted wood necklace, Sunnies and hat from Aldo, shoes by Franco Sarto.