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INDIEGRAMS | September 15

FIRST LOOK: Jason Wu for TSE

FIRST LOOK: Jason Wu for TSE

Dying over this first image from Jason Wu’s collection for Tse Spring/Summer 2011 capsule collection. Inspired by abstract expressionist Barnett Newman, this collection really ups the game for Wu who is well on his way to creating a lifestyle brand.

What do you think about this sneak peek? Love it or hates?

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FASHION WEEK, NSFW | August 24

For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010

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For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010

It’s a very rare occasion that I post about menswear, so when I do you know it’s a brand that I completely support, and this is how I feel about the up and coming brand “Feltraiger” (pronounced FEL-TRAY-GER). Founded in 2009, creative directer Daniel Feldman has created a brand that draws inspiration from the various rebellious subcultures of the 20th century and a mixture of lifestyles found in our society.

The thing I love about Feltraiger is the DIY structure behind the brand, which is shown throughout the  creative process and production of each collection. The garments are designed, sampled, and produced in America, specifically in New York City where the designer currently resides. The pieces are only available in limited amounts, as well as hand numbered, further establishing the brand’s dedication to the importance of the creative process.

The Fall 2010 collection is available for purchase in the Feltraiger online store and will be shipping September 10th. My favorite pieces from the Fall line include the 1776 tee (which I could totally see myself in) and the Ivan jacket, a must have for every guy’s wardrobe.

For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010
For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010

Feltraiger Fall 2010

Photographer: Jonathan Feldman
Model: Marc Kalman
Stylist: Betsy Kenney
Photo/Styling Assistant: Adam Feldman

For The Boys: Feltraiger Fall 2010

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FASHION WEEK | August 18

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

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I’ve finally gotten myself all moved into my place and unpacked. I’ve started to purchase furniture and the decorating process has begun. But I have one goal in mind for my new place.

I want it to be less like this. . .
Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

and more like this. . .
Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

I would like to eventually live in an entirely vintage home. I think it will make the decorating process that much more special, fun, and of course one of a kind. I’m just so tired of walking into people’s apartments and it feeling like Ikea threwup all over it. Don’t get me wrong, I have some Ikea pieces in my place, but I’m trying to keep it to a minimum. And hey if Ikea decor is for you, that’s great, it’s just personally not the look I’m going for.

Decorate Your Space: Less Ikea More Vintage

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FASHION WEEK, NSFW | August 17

Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly

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Hey Hey!

Today we have Rebekah from Philly for Bombshell of the Day:
Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly
She actually submitted one lonely picture before, but came back with a vengeance thanks to a flurry of fun, stylish outfits.
Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly
She says, “I am a writer at heart and a part time designer. If I had to describe myself in one word it would be very difficult. I’m a Gemini and I wear that on my sleeve. I can’t go a day without reminding someone, it has everything to do with me. I wouldn’t be me without my many personalities which are forever growing.”
Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly
“As for my style, I wouldn’t be able to describe it in words. I allow it to speak for itself. I have gotten so many different descriptions from people so I rather not put myself in a box. I can say that my accessory line is the eclectic side of me.”
Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly
Rebekah is a jewelry designer and a blogger. See her designs at www.artfire.com/users/MakeitHappen and check out her outfits at www.christielover.blogspot.com.

What do you think of today’s Bombshell?

Fashion Bombshell of the Day is a feature showcasing the singular style and flair of Fashion Bomb Readers. Send your name, location, a description of your style, and your Fashion Bombshell of the Day Picture(s) to [email protected].

Fashion Bombshell of the Day : Rebekah from Philly

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FASHION WEEK | August 13

Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford

“I’m not Tom Ford in terms of the grooming and the knowledge of clothes and the precision and perfection of getting dressed. There’s nothing I can wear in this ad that isn’t going to look ridiculous. At one point, I tried jeans and a shirt, and it didn’t work. So then Juergen said, “Take off the clothes.” So I did, and that became the ad.” “I did feel good about the way I looked, so it was easy and—well, a guy looks better to me with no clothes on than with clothes! How’s that?” Marc Jacobs to Calvin Klein in September’s Harper’s Bazaar.

Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford
Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford

Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford

Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford

Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford
Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom FordQuote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford
Quote of the Day: Marc Jacobs is Not Tom Ford
Tom FordMarc JacobsCalvin KleinJeansharpers-bazaar

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FASHION WEEK | August 13

4 Simple Goals Before 2011

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4 Simple Goals Before 2011

The lovely Elsie presented the idea on her blog yesterday about creating 4 simple goals for yourself that are inspiring, activity oriented, and most importantly positive. For example, instead of putting something like “lose 10lbs” you would replace it with “eat more fresh foods”. I think it’s a really wonderful idea, and I’m so very excited to share mine with you. I’m also going to write mine down in the beginning of my journal so I am reminded of them daily.

4 Simple Goals Before 2011

1. Ride My Bicycle
Last summer my (now ex) boyfriend built me an amazing bicycle for my birthday, however I’m often discouraged when it comes to riding because of the Florida heat. But that shouldn’t be an excuse! I’d like to ride more often in the mornings and evenings, and then begin to bike to work when the weather cools down a bit. Once I get riding more, I’d also like to purchase a vintage style cruiser but I think I should take it one step at a time.

2. Photograph Everything
For a girl who owns 10+ film & digital cameras you’d think my apartment would be overflowing in photos. But that just isn’t the case. For my birthday this year I’ve purchased a digital camera and I haven’t really gotten around to using it. I’d like to photograph everything from beautiful things I see outside to my friends and family. Eventually I’d like to do something wonderful with the photographs like get into scrap-booking or create fun DIY photo projects.

3. Learn Tarot
For some people this might seem a bit odd, but the mystical side of life has always been something I’ve been fascinated with. Psychics, ghosts, nature’s mysteries, I adore it all. Lately I’ve been browsing some different decks at the bookstore and I found a Día de los Muertos version that I really like. I think I’ll pick it up this afternoon!

4. Create Beautiful Things
From a very young age I’ve always been creative, however my issue is that I tend to lack motivation and follow through with my ideas. My brain is filled with ideas but I just need to execute them. I recently signed up for Leigh Ann’s ‘Home Ec’ class which I feel is a great starting point.

I hope you all enjoyed reading mine and I can’t wait for you to share yours!

Some other ladies and their lovely goals:

? Vanessa
? Chelsea
? Katie
? Vivianna

4 Simple Goals Before 2011

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FASHION WEEK | August 12

Cake Pops!

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Cake Pops!

Cake Pops!?

For the last few weeks I’ve constantly found myself coming across photos of these super yummy looking treats. At first I was sure they were just cupcake shaped lollipops, but once I did a little research I found out they were even more delicious than that. They’re Cake Pops!! The recipe seems pretty easy and I most definitely need to give them a try. In addition to the Cake Pops, the site Bakerella has endless amounts of baking inspiration and sweet treats to check out! Yum!

Cake Pops!

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INDIEGRAMS | August 10

Giveaway: Summer's Last Splash

Giveaway: Summer's Last Splash

By this time in the summer, beach towels are tattered, sun hats are lost, and the cooler’s seen better days. Voilá our Summer’s Last Splash Giveaway (enter here), which includes everything you’ll need to refresh your warm-weather essentials and ride out the rest of the season in style.

We’ve put together a collection of beach-chic favorites to replenish your weekend staples, from Carlos Falchi’s must-have tote to a 32GB iPod Touch to a Tracy Reese towel. The winner will be able to get lost in the world of The Island, the latest addictive page-turner by queen of the summer beach-read Elin Hilderbrand, while staying protected by classic Chloé sunglasses and a perfectly floppy sun hat by Hat Attack. And what’s a summer day without cold refreshments? Picnic at Ascot’s ingenious collapsible, insulated cooler is a no-stress way to make the party portable. Enter here for your chance to win this gathering of goodies that will keep you fabulously accessorized long after the sun has set on the season.

And to get you in the mood for eternal sunshine, here’s an excerpt from Elin Hilderbrand’s The Island:

“Once they were in Madaket, Tate’s heart started to settle, like a dog on its Canvas Orvis bed, like a baby in its quilted Moses basket. She had crisscrossed the United States of America dozens of times with little expectation or fanfare, but the mere sight of Madaket Harbor, sparkling blue and green in the July sun, smelling salty and swampy, and presenting itself exactly as she remembered it when she was last here at seventeen years old, was turning Tate to jelly. Home!”

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INDIEGRAMS, NSFW | August 9

Monday Day Dreams & Eiffel Towers

Monday Day Dreams & Eiffel Towers

Let’s go to Paris and discover ourselves all over again. We’ll saunter around the Saint-Germain-des-Prés, inhabit a gorgeous flat, drink vin on the streets, eat wonderful pastries, purchase fresh baguettes, sip coffee at cafés, look ever so chic in berets, and embrace the newness of it all. It will be like a fairy tale with the Eiffel tower always in sight, romance wafting through the air, and pure radiant blissfulness waiting around every corner. We’ll sway to Edith Piaf and pretend we’re part of The Beautiful Fall; where champagne flows like water into our bottomless cups deep into the wee hours of a Parisian morning. Life will be picturesque in Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Chloé… and our tres fashionable adventures will be absurdly whimsical and never ending. 

Welcome to my mini daydreams, you can pinch me now; but, seriously, my collection of Eiffel towers may or may not be getting out of hand…

Happy Monday!
 
Your comments are welcome and appreciated!

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Twitter: @jessconatserMonday Day Dreams & Eiffel Towers

Monday Day Dreams & Eiffel Towers

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