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]


03May10

Willa Holland has recently made it back on to Gossip Girl–namely in Eleanor Waldorf’s runway show episode–as a conniving itch plotting to get back at Little J for their last collaboration. One thing I love about Willa Holland is her style. And the fact she’s worked on two of the tweenage shoes that define our generation: the OC and Gossip Girl.


i laugh.

24Apr10

the boy void.

12Apr10

Mother is always asking, “Dawn, have you met any interesting young black men lately?”  I haven’t.

The truth is, I’m very picky.  At Elon there are two types of black males: the Thuggish Asshole Athlete and the Theatrical Gay, the athletes being my least favorite.  You know them. The ones who make obscene passes at you around campus, always skip class, and only seem to care about playing football and grunting? Yeah, them.  On the other hand, I really have come to appreciate my theatrical gays.  With Elon’s theatre department constantly gaining national attention, the number of gay black males with talent on campus grows every year.  I adore their scarf collections and dainty singing voices.  The only issue is, we both like boys.

The boys at Street Etiquette, an NYC blog that brilliantly approaches urban style for men, compiled a list of 20 black style pioneers for GQ online in honor of Black History Month.  As I looked through, I found myself wishing all these men went to Elon.  They’re finely dressed, eccentric, and endlessly amusing.  Oh and look! The only known gays in this group are Marvin Gaye and Langston Hughes.

Still, all of these men are acceptable suitors. Next time Mother asks about the boy situation at school, I’ll direct her to this slideshow.


sheri bodell

10Apr10

I was recently scouring Ebay for something with a tough look.  I came across this designer out of LA, Sheri Bodell.  I love the hardware in her collections and all her pieces are moderately priced.  Everything about her designs is effortlessly cool.  These are a few looks from her Spring 2010 collection.