..is due to hectic last minute internship dilemmas and new job and the fast approaching end of semester.
Plus, spring is holding back on us and I can't wait until the weather warms up so I can take my babycams out and about. Now until my resurrection, I'll leave it to the always inspiring Vika Gazingskaya to add a little brightness to your day!

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How amazing are these pieces by incredibly talented artist Livia Marin? Why fix it if it's broken? 

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One of the many changes that the internet and the blogosphere have brought forth for fashion aficionados around the world, is the privilege to admire the players of the fashion industry in full action. Instead of being inspired by the girls in the magazines, we can now be inspired by the girls behind the magazines!
Amongst the numerous influential figures (Taylor, Carine, Giovanna, Eva, Miroslava, Christine, the Annas... you get the drift), the modelesque Voguettes; Géraldine Saglio and Emmanuelle Alt have undeniably withheld a very special place in my heart. 

| jak&jil, sartorialist, style&thecity |



I absolutely love this camel coat from Lover, Autumn-Winter 2011 collection. Plus, that sleeve length is perfect!

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Candy Chang is a public installation artist, urban planner, designer, and the co-founder of Civic Center, an urban design studio in New Orleans. She verbalizes relatable everyday issues of city life through her quirky designs on public spaces. Ultimately, her pursuit is the redefinition of "the ways we use public space to share information important to our neighbourhoods and to our individual well-being." 
As of late, she has turned a facade of this abandoned house in New Orleans into an outlet for her community's dreams and ambitions - sort of a collective bucket list. It seems like this was exactly the kind of spirit uplifting the still recovering community needed, as the blanks overspilled within the first 24 hours. 

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I could never get tired of this classic look - effortless, casual and understatedly sexy, the epitome of parisian chic.
This is a look from which every single piece constitutes a timeless wardrobe staple, so if you're looking to invest in a few pieces this spring, consider these as potential candidates!

x Celine box bag
x Equipment signature silk blouse
x J Brand Bette in Wonderama jeans
x Alexander McQueen pumps
x Alexander McQueen blazer

| vanessajackman, outfit by me via polyvore |



I am completely smitten with these knotty pony tails from Michael Kors, they are perfect for the spring! I tried them on myself last week but unfortunately due to my layers the result looked more like a cross between a bird nest and a homeless man's beard than anything remotely chic. 

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Australian photographer/director Chris Searl, with his many collaborations, from Corona to Sony Music to Nike to Nylon magazine (amongst many other leading names), has earned his place on the international scene, and very righteously so. He is also the co-founder and co-editor and photographer of the arts/design title Monster Children, and Paperplane Magazine. 
Searl's fashion photography gives life to many emotions that rarely surface when looking at fashion photography. I'm not saying I cried but it wouldn't have been such an overreaction. 

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p.s. Caroline Issa is stunning. 

| jimmychoo, emsedge, netaporter, tfs |



A summary of our escapade in 11 photos, not taken with my babycams but with the crappy sony cybershot, hence the lesser quality. The fisheye pictures were taken with the Go Pro.

The weather was fantastic and so were the beaches we visited. My favourite was the one at Cabarete, with its numerous restaurants and bars along the beach and its constant sea breeze (and thus many windsurfers and such), it's a must-see if you visit Puerto Plata. Another noteworthy scene is the beach in Sosua, especially on weekends, where locals and tourists alike settle to the rhythms of the crowded beach and its many background musics.

Outfits in order of photos; 
x ecoté crème tank, f21 coral shorts
x fcuk tank
x f21 silk white tank
x h&m corsetty top, aa side-zipper shorts



In my absence I missed a few snowstorms, and the action from my favourite Fashion Week; Paris. There are a few designers that I always look forward to see, and inevitably with high expectations come some deceptions. Here is my review of some of the collections from Paris fall/winter 2011

I'm a fan of Phoebe Philo's work (especially with Chloé), and her latest with Celine did not alter my affection. It didn't deepen it either, but there are some pieces that I really fell for, i.e. that orange coat!

For the past few decades Chloé had a partial reign over the desires des filles bien sapées. Just think about scalloped hems, camel tones, paddington bags...and now snakeskin print! Hannah MacGibbon's latest obsession has translated into a few looks that I adore, particularly the ones with the trademark Chloé green, although my affection does not extend to the rest of the collection as it did in spring/summer.

Dries...I love Dries. Season after season his pieces seduce with his masterful plays with colours, patterns, textures, shapes. Although I wasn't as taken with his choice of colours for the fall/winter 2011, the collection is still very Dries.

Christophe Lemaire's leap from Lacoste to Hermès was impressive, to say the least. Tassels and quiltings in Hermès prints? Jewel toned drapings in buttery soft wool and leather? Yes please!

I was rather disappointed with the direction that Isabel Marant has been taking these past 4-5 seasons to be honest, and the feeling remained consistent for the latest collection as well. I didn't like the boots and all the fringe that she had going on, it just feels a little over the top for what her designs are supposed to stand for.
But as usual there were a few looks that caught my attention;
As you may know from a previous post Stella's collection was one that I was really anticipating, and as usual she did not disappoint. I love her play of contrast between masculine tailoring and feminine sheer pleats, and her choice of shapes that suggest that subtle hint of feminine sensuality! Stella deserved a post of her own. Stella is stellar. (Sorry, had to.)

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