Friday, February 10
Thursday, February 9
Shirt : JCrew
To kick off NYFW, I'm pregaming with a post about my current favorite things. I'm convinced that when fashion bloggers post pictures of all of their new clothes every single time they get something it's just to make me envious, but I'm so excited about these pieces that I had to do them justice. The silk button-down from J Crew not only was a steal at 30% off during a 24-hour sale of their new Spring collection, but it's NEON! This picture doesn't even begin to illustrate how bright it is. But seriously, I'm talking a button-down completely doused in Sharpie highlighter. How would I ever pass something up like this? Sure, neon is an obvious trend for Spring considering that DVF, J Brand, Rag and Bone, Sass and Bide, Proenza and... basically every other designer... jumped on the bandwagon, but I don't think I will ever NOT want some neon loving in my closet regardless of the season. I think Equipment has some serious competition to worry about with this little guy emerging into the button-down department.
Blazer : H&M
As for the H&M blazer, I was surprised noticing how reminiscent - and pretty much identical - it was of the orange Stella jacket I have been coveting since her Spring 2012 show. Oh the possibilities! This is not only a perfect pairing with the J Crew blouse, but will get along so well with anything in my Spring wardrobe. And on that note, now would be the perfect moment to send all the snow to hell. Just saying.
Handbag : Alexander Wang
Last but most certainly not least, a little piece of heaven given to me as a birthday gift. This thing might as well just be attached to my body considering it doesn't leave my side. Anyway, to finish off this lengthy post in which I have rambled on about nothing, I will leave you guys with some neon-spiration. Feast your eyes and HAPPY NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!
Images via Man Repeller and Vogue
Wednesday, February 1
I've been casually dating my SLR. You know, no big deal, just getting to know each other. Just trying to figure him out. (If you would be so kind as to not judge my amateur photographs.. this chick is definitely not a photographer - just someone who enjoys taking pictures!)
Thursday, January 26
Let me introduce you all. Firstly, blogosphere, meet SLR camera. FINALLY, something to spruce up this page up! In honor of this milestone in the developmental process of FashionStamina, it would only make sense to have a celebratory outfit post. So, here I give you: the most boring outfit post you're ever gonna get. By that, I mean nothing too exciting or Vogue-worthy to feast your eyes on like you may find in some other blogs that have been around for longer, just some experimental shots taken in Auto-mode. Patience is key, friends, and the Instruction manual to this baby is going to take me days to learn. So here I am, you know, just walking out the door... standard action shot:
This Helmet Lang skirt is another friend I'd like you to meet. Instead of business in the front & party in the back, this skirt has business on one side and party on the other. I fooled ya with the innocent maxi-skirt getup did I? Just a double-take later and your checking out some serious leg action -- aka. the perfect opportunity to flaunt new shoes. On with the standard candid shot:
Incase you're wondering, the sweater on my upper half resembling a sack was once metallic. I still love it in all of it's worn out glory. Cue expected posed shot:
Sweater: H&M / Skirt: Helmut Lang / Shoes: Zara
Tuesday, January 24
from top: Jil Sander men's Spring 2012, Acne Pre-Fall 2012, Emporio Armani Spring 2012, Versace Spring 2012, Dior Spring 2012, Philip Lim Spring 2012, Jason Wu Spring 2012, Love Aesthetics
I first caught wind of this trend during my internship when I helped at a GQ Russia men's Spring trends shoot. I had never seen anything like the Jil Sander men's clear PVC jackets and although wearing transparent pieces might be just a little gutsy for me, I am all for accessorizing with see-through. Imagine those Dior bangles in a tropical island.. prettyyyyy.
You would think us Miami-ers would see the most variety of bikinis than anyone else does, but it is rare for me to see anything out of the ordinary. I discovered We Are Handsome from Miami Swim Week 2011 and I was pleasantly surprised. Their latest look book titled "The Romantic" is so freaking awesome that I'm considering typical bikinis a thing of the past. Summertime is bittersweet: we're offered the delicious weather but presented the challenge of expressing personal style with a scarcity of outfit options. Forget your studded jackets, your chunky leather boots, your leather pants and your layers of covetable knits and furs. Unless we want sweaty pits, heinous swamp-ass and an elevated risk of suffering from a heat stroke, we're basically stuck with coming up with different variations on the classic short/jeans with tank top look or a sun dress - yawwnnnn. The fact that We Are Handsome empathizes with the distress-stricken out there looking to stand out among the plethora of shorts-and-t-shirts girls and gives us a bold, different and daring version of a one piece makes me think that I may have it a little easier this Summer. Ignore the fact that this was shot in Miami Beach (shocker) and check this out. Peruse their past look books on their website or shop We Are Handsome here.