Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paris Haute Couture: Christian Dior Spring Summer 2011

ooh la la!

Paris Haute Couture: Elie Saab Spring Summer 2011

check out the rest...

for the boys, part deux

for the boys, part deux

remember to dress warm for the winter, boys!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011

check out the indivudials

off to class, part deux

this is the getup that i wore alllll day long yesterday. from lunch to starbucks to class to gossip girl for girl's night (i'm clearly a dedicated student), this outfit served me well for each occasion.

scarf unknown, oxford by ann taylor, jeans by forever 21, boots unknown, watch by fossil.

now before you judge me for my squinty eyes that make me look like a smoked a pound of meth,  note that i am at least making an effort to be presentable for class, even if my face took the day off in that department. the oxford was probably a subliminal choice reflecting back to my all-girls catholic college prep high school days

what a winner.

regardless, a button-up, low-heeled boots, jeans and a scarf is, among many other things, a respectable alternative to sweatpants and hoodies.

Monday, January 24, 2011

haute for homme

say hello to men's autumn/winter 2011/2012 paris fashion week

veronique nichanian for hermes men's fall-winter 2011/2012

style up, boys

interview wear

as most of you may or may not know, last week i had a few interviews for internships with various places. everyone seems to get nervous around the word interview. the thing about an internship is that it isn't a job, you're i'm not going to get paid (not in the fashion/communications field, at least), so it shouldn't give you as many butterflies as a real job interview should. every time i have gone to a interview for an internship, and there have been many, there have been a few questions like "tell me about what you did at temperley?" or the worst, "tell me a little about yourself," however i have never encountered any situational example or otherwise earth-shattering questions.

however for me, the most intimidating part of an upcoming interview is the all-important ensemble. so rather than "what can you bring to our company," its the "what am i going to wear??" that makes my knees shake.

Cosmo interview
this is the outfit i wore to my intervew with the fashion departments at cosmopolitan and allure magazines, pretty much down to a t, except for my large, almost diaper bag-sized tan canvas coach bag with white trim and double straps. i also wore black opaque tights, my white button was was ann taylor, and my silver chain was my grandmother's.

oh yeah, this one!

big enough to fit a shoddy portfolio filled with press releases and setonian clippings, a large water bottle and an umbrella that i bought in penn station after leaving my apartment without one...

the next day i got an offer from cosmo for the fashion closet internship, however i still had an interview with stella mccartney that i really wanted to follow through with, to which i wore this:

blazer by michael kors; top from nordstrom; jeans, necklace, and booties by forever 21 (i think i shop there a little too much...)
the booties i wore were similar to these, other than the color.

feathers in my hair and on my neck... excuse the makeup smudges in the mirror and messy room.

i threw on my black circle scarf and my brand-spanking new calvin klein coat and was ready to hit the town.

the interview at stella went well, and i told my interviewer that--no pressure--but i had an offer from another internship that i had to accept or decline by then end of the day, so if she could please let me know how seriously they were considering me by then. she then told me that basically they'd love to have me there and i should just let her know, so i e-mailed cosmo that afternoon and thanks but no thanks. i got an offer from allure the next day as well. it's rough being so popular...

Saturday, January 22, 2011


down to the letter

Friday, January 21, 2011

m'obama part deux

 michelle obama in alexander mcqueen resort 2011 at a state dinner for the people's republic of china. amazing.


the present molting-bird-accessory trend has been around for a bit now

for me, it all started with peacock feathers.

then there was that one time (2 years ago) that i was a peacock for halloween...

yes, those are real peacock feathers. yes, i made a feather headdress clip. and yes, the entire costume was DIY. spare the poor college student jokes. i will admit that i did have a bit of a symmetry issue with the fawn =(

then last semester i recycled that costume (RIP) and turned them into a sort of arts & crafts project...

it's like a corkboard, don't ask.

and that, my friends, led me to try out a new trend over winter break when i spotted my hairstylist with oh-so-fun feathers in her hair. i told her i wanted them, immediately. so i got my first two "bundles" (which consist of 3-4 feathers crimped in on a metal bead in your hair--very simple, painless and only as permanent as you want them to be) put in on the underside of my hair and after about a week i went back for two more in a more noticeable spot:

my mirror is dirty... don't judge.
anyway, when i went out to the bar i mean the library last night, everyone kept asking me what was in my hair. comments ranged from
"omg are those feathers?!? i want those!!!"
"is that hair??"
and my favorite...
"berrill, what did you get in a fight with a native american?"

yes, no, and hopefully never.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

golden globes (a little late, relax)

so i know that this is a belated post, but i thought i would share some of the highlights of this year's awards ensembles

angeline jolie in versace

emma stone in calvin klein

lea michele in oscar de la renta

sandra bullock in jenny packham

dianna argon in j mendel

natalie portman in viktor and rolf

eva longoria (parker??) in zac posen

anne hathaway in armani prive

olivia wilde in marchesa 
killer louboutins

scarlett johannson in elie saab

january jones in versace


i spy louboutins!

please and thank you

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

vintage blow

<3 <3 <3

gurl, you be killin' em

everything about this shot is fierce (and normally i am perturbed when people use this word) from the contrast of the harsh spray-painted concrete and the petite caging of the nude heels, to the badass black louis vuitton bag with gold link chain. i adore the glimpse of the two-tone skirt and would love to see the rest of this outfit.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Six Pre-Fall 2011 Collection Trends

1) color

L-R: Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, DVF

2) bold prints

L-R: Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton

3) long, lean and crisp silhouettes

L-R: Burberry, Givenchy, The Row, Calvin Klein

4) youthful and feminine

L-R: Tibi, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Carolina Herrera

5) leather (shocker)

L-R: Michael Kors, Celine, The Row

6) out-there outerwear

L-R: Derek Lam, Sonia Rykiel, Pringle of Scotland, Celine

courtesy of