This last minute bird-of-death Halloween costume, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” took me 60 minutes and cost 6 dollars. “And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a […]Read more "Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume: Raven"
Fashion minion’s eyes are trained on Japan this season. So it’s no surprise Sarah Burton, who has always designed ahead of the trend, channeled Asia’s power island in Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2015 line. McQueen’s models, laced in leather, look more like samurai queens than modern beauties. Perhaps the best accessory to the McQueen garment is […]Read more "Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 at Paris Fashion Week"
Attica Indiana may not look like much. A historic main street, and maybe a Subway. What it lacks in standing buildings it makes up in decrepit, decaying structures. The vestige of the twice-burned building is left in brick walls, crumbling floors and doors to nowhere. Picking through the debris in asbestos-coated shoes, the abandoned halls of […]Read more "Photo Shoot in Indiana’s 3rd Most Haunted — Hotel Mudlavia"
Rifling through vintage bins in the five borrows sounds like a cheap clothing option, until you try to get on the plane. With an extra 20 pounds in your suitcase and 100 less dollars in your pocket. But I flew back to Iowa, a few pounds heavier, with a lot of one-of-a-kind pieces. Worth it.Read more "New York City Fall Thrift Haul"
This summer, for the low, low price of whatever you wanted to donate and the judgement of the cashier you could wander among Charles James’ collection of female-less feminine silhouettes a The Met. These dresses stood like statues. An ode to a sartorial stature and attention to construction that gets lost in the day of fads and […]Read more "Charles James at The Met"
In the lull after NYFW season, I thought it fitting to pay tribute to the most sartorially inclined city in North America. (Sorry LA). Traditionally called street style, as most of these shots involved following a well dressed person for some time before gathering the balls to ask them to pose, I’m deeming this post “Sartorial Stalking.” […]Read more "New York City Sartorial Stalking"
Honored to be featured on What Not to Wear costar/stylist Clinton Kelly’s site. Check out me being one of those girls who feel like blazers make better capes than jackets in his “What to Wear to Work” post.Read more "My Nine-to-Five ootd on ClintonKelly.com"