United Ink Tattoo Convention: Street Style

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This weekend I attended United Ink, a tattoo convention held in Long Island, and took some photos of the many gorgeous ladies with amazing style. About these ads

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY

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These beauties, my friend, are Charlotte Olympia‘s matryoshka suede heels.  And, yes, the darling little matryoshka doll is indeed winking.  For those of you unfamiliar with these Russian dolls, they are wooden dolls with each a smaller copy of the subsequent doll, of which are placed inside one other, and represent the design in many worldly objects which tend to mimic the concept of an “object-within-a-similar-object”.  I love the fun, floral print on the toes, and the black laser-cut suede is gives a unique and intricate aesthetic.  They run a high price tag at $1565, but you can find ‘em here.

Fashion News: Gun Manufacturer Launches Louis Vuitton Grip Handgun

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Why? “We have a real demand to cater to gun enthusiasts who also have a desire to look stylish, hence our foray into Louis Vuitton gun accessories” says the managing partner of Machine Guns Vegas, who released the gun (without the rights to the logo because Louis Vuitton has absolutely nothing to do with this accessory).  Kudos for their great timing!  Click here to read more on the story.

Summer Read: Overdressed

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Overdressed’s author Elizabeth Cline offers a look at fast fashion from an different perspective , enlightening readers of the negative effects it is having on our planet , our culture and general well-being.  Not only so, it is having a negative effect on our wardrobe.  “The thing about cheap fashion is that you often wind up with a closet full of deals rather than a closet full of clothing you’ll actually wear,” Cline tells readers.  But do not worry, the book is not about reprimanding consumers for buying cheap clothing, it instead was written to help readers find viable solutions for the issue of fast fashion.  Some of the solutions highlighted in Overdressed include:

  1. Know that you get what you pay for.
  2. Learn how to spot value.
  3. Learn to sew.
  4. Hire a tailor.
  5. Buy from independent and local designers and boutiques.
  6. Buy from secondhand or vintage shops.
  7. Think of the future.

You can purchase this interesting summer read here.

Weekend Wardrobe: A Day At The Beach

Life's A Beach

A perfect beach outfit consists of as little as possible, because, come on, when else do you get to rock barely-there shorts and that tattoo that never sees the sun?  A flower crown for your head looks feminine, yet unique, and is laid-back chic paired with tousled beach waves.  A crop top is easy to slip on and off, and these white studded sandals are a fashionable replacement for flip flops.