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FashionA Chloë Moment! Vintage Chloe Violin Dress

It’s been a little while since we’ve featured one of our favorite style icons Chloe Sevigny, but don’t think we haven’t been keeping tabs! This week’s segment of  “A Chloë Moment” has Chloe Sevigny wearing a selection from vintage Chloe (the brand, not the woman). In fact, this marvelous violin dress was designed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld in 1983. That’s right, 1983!

I can hardly express how relevant this piece is today with its sultry side cutouts that wrap around the back, and the midi length sheath that is so in right now. The transition from funnel neckline to cap sleeves is as smooth as butter, but the embellished violin motif is seriously out-of-this world. Embroidered with pearls, metallic thread, and a few scattered rhinestones climbing up the neck, the whole gold-over-black ensemble “goes for Baroque” and comes out super-stunning!

chloe sevigny

chloe sevigny

(Credits: Rabbani Solimene, Sandra Suy)

FashionCirque du Design by Floor Knaapen

Amsterdam-based designer, Floor Knaapen, translates a fresh European aesthetic in her latest design project for Dutch design magazine, Eigen Huis & Interieur. With plenty of blushing pink, pastels, and the occasional iridescent accent, Knaapen combines her love of “…design, fashion, architecture and daily life” into a crisp, coming-of-age collection with a chic, twenty-something vibe.

Curious objects are just one facet of these well-curated assemblages involving everything from a two-story high-low hem dress paired with stratosphere-skimming platform heels, and simple crocheted swatches beside colorful journals and a leather fanny pack that somehow seems right at home.

floor knaapen

floor knaapen

floor knaapen

(images courtesy of floorknaapen.com)

MusicListen Up! Josh Rouse’s New Album “The Happiness Waltz”

Put a little sparkle in your day with the newest album from indie-folk artist Josh Rouse. If you’re the kind of girl who puts on an album when you’re getting ready in the morning, “The Happiness Waltz” will get you going with Rouse’s soft, velvety voice, upbeat piano chords, and head-bobbing beats. Stuck in a traffic jam? Chilling out with friends? Switch on the lighthearted melodies of this Nebraska-born singer-songwriter and let the lounge-y habits and occasional seventies vibes work their magic.

Josh Rouse


Click here to listen to the album in it’s entirety!

 

FashionBehind-the-Scenes: Full Bloom Spring 2013 Lookbook!

No need to imagine yourself on the set of a high-powered lookbook shoot when you can travel behind-the-scenes to our newest spring 2013 lookbook; Full Bloom! This season, black and white makes the perfect backdrop for bright pops of yellow, coral, and plenty of lavender.

spring 2013 lookbook

Sarah and Sondra touch-up Amanda’s hair and make-up between shots.

spring 2013 lookbook

Amanda in front of one of our hand-painted sets.

Hair stylist, Sondra Williams, ready for action!

The all-star line-up: Taryn- junior stylist, Sarah- photo assistant, Amanda- model, Sondra- makeup and hair, Cara- senior stylist and art director, Marty- photographer.

spring 2013 lookbook

Enjoy the Full Bloom Lookbook and happy shopping!