I’ve been afraid of this girl since her role in 2001’s The Glass House.  But this dress, a creation of Madeline Vionnet, was my ultimate favorite this year.  And that gold filigree belt lends a vintage feel I can’t get enough of.  Leelee Sobieski wore a modified version of the original Vionnet Fall 2011 piece which is equally as stunning:
Vionnet Fall 11

go ahead, try it.


Style is like a muscle: You have to exercise it regularly or you’ll lose it.Nina Garcia’s Look Book

Opening Ceremony, the king of collaboration projects, has just joined ranks with Q-Pot, a deliciously food themed jewelry label from Japan who have collaborated with the likes of Disney and Apple as well.  The OC line features waffle cones necklaces and build-your-own-hamburger charms.  The pieces are sold individually to mix and match as your own.  These Q-Pot designs are inventive and quirky, fitting the OC mold perfectly.

Even the flagship Q-Pot store in Omotesando, Japan looks delectable.

Q Pot: Don’t Eat the Jewelry [CnnGo]


one generation’s fashion statement will be another generation’s kitschy halloween costume

It’s undeniable.  Forever 21 is every 15 – 27 year olds go to store for disposable clothing for nights out.  Nights when we might not make the best of decisions.  Sometimes those decisions have repercussions.  One of which is pregnancy. No matter the outcome, Forever 21 is here for your, girl! Forking over wads of cash for maternity gear is irrational, considering its short 9 months max shelf life. With their new line Maternity 21, rest assure stylish and affordable clothes will be available for every trimester. 

maternity jeans...SOOO TRENDY

Teenage girls love Forever 21 because it’s trendy, youthful, and most of all, inexpensive.  So it only makes sense the brand would capitalize on the current teen pregnancy obsession in our country.   The line is only available in “select stores” a.k.a. areas with high teen pregnancy rates.  Hilariously enough, Alaska is included in this category.  It is still experiencing the aftershock of the Bristol Palin bump, which has caused confusion between teen pregnancy and socially acceptable behavior.

A company spokesperson states the line was developed to offer  “both stylish and affordable apparel for mothers-to-be. Both Love 21 and Love 21 Maternity are designed for the more sophisticated Forever 21 shopper.”  Love 21 is for fat girls and Love 21 Maternity is for pregnant ones, so I’m not quite sure what this spokesperson meant by the ‘more sophisticated shopper’. 

 The other week, I tried to convince friends that a magazine for pregnant teen moms would be a good idea.  I was even prepared with section ideas, clever taglines, and ad sales. They said it was a tacky, tasteless idea that would never fly in today’s society.  But I’m beginning to think it might just be the next big thing.  We don’t all have to suffer from teen pregnancy.  Someone’s got to benefit.

Apparently Forever 21 Makes Maternity Clothes [NyMag]

I am LOVING this job!

Last year I.D. interviewed First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris.  She gave insight to the city’s latest building plans and their new architectural direction.  Mayor Bloomberg has worked hard to include design talent in his administration and it’s paying off.  Harris and her team work hard to go beyond business to bring innovation and design to everyday items like bicycle racks as well as city necessities such as police precincts.  Can’t wait to start seeing these  new designs around the city!

Sienna Miller in Emilio Pucci and jewelry by Solange Azagury-Partridge, forget Jude Law (aka home wrecker)

Chanel Iman in Michael Kors and jewelry by David Yurman

Jessica Stam in a Rachel Roy gown and Bulgari jewelry

Camilla Belle in custom Jason Wu, with the designer

Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang for the Gap and jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga, with designer Nicolas Ghesquière

Anne Hathaway in Valentino, with earrings, a necklace, and a ring by Bulgari

Blake Lively in Marchesa

Emma Watson in Burberry

Red Carpet Looks from the Met Gala [NY Times]