Monthly Archives: November 2011

Parisian Vespas

Although vespas, to me, are synonymous with 1960s Italian lifestyle, they actually are one of the most popular modes of transpiration in Paris. The streets are tiny and  avenues are tremendously overcrowded so vespas are both a utility and a fashion staple in the haute city. I wish I took more photos of the vespas of Paris, but I managed to capture three.


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A July Afternoon at Place Verdôme

It was a cold rainy day in Upstate New York and I found myself yearning for the summer days I spent in Paris. While looking through my photo album I came across this photograph and thought I’d share it with you.

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Didier Ludot To Design for Petit Bateau

You can’t get more French than that! While in Paris this summer I made it a goal to buy as much vintage as I could. I don’t know what it was but to me French and vintage go hand-in-hand. It could be because everyone wants a vintage Kelley or Burkin, a vintage Chanel bag, or anything vintage to mimic the bobo (bourgeois bohemian) french bloggers.

Anyway, I did end up with some vintage gems although none from the world-renowned Didier Ludot. But that wouldn’t stop me from at least checking out arguably the most famous vintage store in the world, and possibly the most expensive. You can’t buy anything for under 1000 euros, at least!

But the Didier Ludot/ Petit Bateau collaboration changes everything! Ludot has designed two black dresses for the french label Petit Bateau (both shown below). The one with the collar, The Catherine,  is inspired by  Catherine Deneuve and the other one, with the two hip pockets was influenced by Twiggy.

Available online Dec. 5th.

Petite Bateau/Didier Ludot pictures c/o

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Instagram Transcends the iphone and into the pages of Vogue

If you’re a blogger you know that an iphone is now essential to the job not only to tweet or upload images directly to your blog, but for instagram.  It’s great for making people look tanner, hiding pimples, and overall giving the appearance that one looks better than they really do. 

But instragram has extended itsself outside the realm of bloggers. The professionals want in too!

Although the shoot wasn’t done via iphone, the spread definitely has a vintagey grainy feel to it that is very similar to the images that instagram produces.

And it’s no surprise that the spread included one of Miu Miu’s Fall 2011 1940s dresses. They have been used in numerous magazines this fall.  

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Viva Elvis

I first saw Viva Las Vegas last year over winter break. After studying for finals for days on end I was ready to give my brain a break, grab a blanket, stay in my pajamas all day, and turn on TMC. What was on was Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas

I was actually quite surprised at what I found. The movie was thoroughly entertaining and the music is phenomenal the entire way through. And you can’t help but sing along to “Viva Las Vegas.” You can try refraining from singing, but your foot will begin tapping. Just wait and see.

I also just need to stress the attractiveness of the cast. Ann Margaret, most famously known for her leading role in Bye Bye Birdie, is out of this world beautiful. Her gorgeous green eyes and strawberry blond hair is a dynamite combination. Not to mention she has that seductive sultry voice that has men eating in the palm of her hand.

 Elvis, you’re not too bad looking either. And their chemistry is so undeniable that it came as no surprise to find out that their relationship transcended the screen.  They had a rumored relationship that continued after shooting. That fact along was enough information to entice me to watch.

But if you need further information to convince you that watching Viva Las Vegas is not a waist of time, I’ll give you the plot. Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) is set on competing at the Las Vegas Grand Prix but needs to get his engine fixed. He easily attains the money but is also easily distracted by the hotel lifeguard Rusty Martin (Ann-Margaret) (what a name huh?) and misplaces the money. Rusty gives him no time of day and it looks like he’ll lose winning the girl and the Grand Prix. 

Its the movie that made Elvis the King of Las Vegas. Why wouldn’t you watch it!  

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Wardrobe Wishlist: Anthropologie

Dream-In-Colored Slippers, Orange $58, Intertwined Traditions Clutch $328, Single File Necklace $98, Tobacco Clinched Hat $78, Silver Shuffle Booties $548, Scalloped Suede Clog Boots $338

My friend asked me if I could help her find a collared necklace for under $100. Jewelry-line Dannijo has really changed necklaces by creating one big enough to call it a collar necklace. And although I would love to own it myself, my student budget doesn’t really allow me the freedom to spend that kind of dough when I’m jobless. So I took it upon myself to look for a cheaper but just as chic alternative to Dannijo’s must have collars. 

While looking at the usual online stores of, topshop, shopstyle, shopbob, and net-a-porter I forgot one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. 

Although I was suppose to just be looking at necklaces, some how I ended up at shoes and other accessories. I hadn’t been on the website or in a store for so long. I had forgotten what a great selection of unique and beautiful things they offer. 

With the holidays just around the corner I thought I’d show you some items that will be on my wishlist, although I doubt I’ll be getting all of them. A girl can dream though, can’t she? 

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