SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gucci

A pair of perfect black boots are basically quintessential to each winter.  Gucci has made an extremely enviable pair this season, complete with their signature navy and red canvas panel and gold pearl embellishments.  Wear them with cropped & flared culottes and a tied neck scarf for a perfectly polished, french-inspired look.

Gucci Carly leather boots, $1,250

Gucci Carly leather boots, $1,250, via MatchesFashion

 

GUCCI Carly leather boots

What do you think of these boots?  How would you wear them?

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Topshop

Topshop has some AMAZING finds from time to time, and these Portugal boots are no exception.  Their artistic print and uniquely shaped heel make them a fun addition to any wardrobe.  Wear them with a pair of oversized, cropped denim overalls and a white tee for a seriously fashion-forward look.

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What do you think of these boots?  How would you wear them?

xo

Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol

Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol’s Pop Art-Inspired Fashion

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol represented a revolution in art with his pop-art creations, poking fun and making light of America’s consumerism & celebrity obsessed culture.

Advertisement by Andy Warhol for Schiaparelli gloves printed ink on paper 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (32.4 x 23.5 cm.) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Advertisement by Andy Warhol for Schiaparelli gloves printed ink on paper. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

He passed away in 1987 at age 58, but in honor of the anniversary of his birth on August 6, Warhol is the inspiration for today’s style inspiration.

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” “In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous.” “In the future, fifteen people will be famous.”

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Maison Margiela

The house of Maison Margiela is known for deconstruction and discretion.  The Belgian designer Margiela has never even appeared on the runway for any of his shows, and wishes to be completely anonymous (here is a wonderful resource with more information if you’re interested).  However, whether that is why John Galliano, who recently took over the reigns as designer for the house, did not take a bow and instead let his work stand for itself at its Paris Fashion Week show is up to you to decide (the designer was briefly out of the fashion world since being fired from Dior in 2011 for an anti-semitic rant at a bistro in Paris, then spent some time in rehab).

Maison Martin Margiela’s style has always been gritty, minimalistic, and art-centric.  Enter, these Maison Margiela hand-painted booties.  They’re certainly out there, but the style is a Margiela signature design, and are kind of like high-fashion’s answer to floral Doc Marten’s.

Pair it with this adorable matching silver-plated daisy earring for a perfect Spring outfit.

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

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What do you think of these booties?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy is one of those shoe designers who has mastered the disciplined balance of an elegant, architectural aesthetic with a subtle quirkiness.

Take, for example, these Ombre striped pumps, which are made of pony skin and blend the array of unexpected colors beautifully.  These heels would look perfectly feminine paired with a shift dress, or edgy when paired with a leather mini.  

Pierre Hardy degradé stripe pumps, $448

Pierre Hardy degradé stripe pumps, $448

What do you think of these pumps?  What would you pair them with?

xo

Art Obsessed: PAPERFASHION

Floral Beauty, $375

Floral Beauty, $375

Recently, I came across an amazing freelance illustrator from Massachusetts known as Katie Rodgers.  Better known for her work under the name “PAPERFASHION“, she has been commissioned for companies, such as Kate Spade, Coach, Rockport, and Target, among others, as well as has been featured in ElleGirl, The Great Book of Fashion Illustration, CosmoGirl, and Lucky Magazine (it’s a wonder I didn’t come across her before!).

In My Closet, $33

In My Closet, $33

I was first enthralled with her art from the bright colors, and how it is reminiscent of fashion illustrations– which always make me happy to look at.  There’s everything from a portrait of Chanel no. 5 to a pair of Miu Miu’s Fall 2012 sparkly boots to specifics, such as “Jessica Stam in Prada”. 

America, $30

America, $30

I’d definitely recommend checking them out, at least for some eye candy and inspiration.  Enjoy!

Guest Blogger: Kaki Read Talks Weekend Wardrobe Ideas

By Kaki Read, Fashion Coordinator at Warby Parker

Whether you are a fashion all-star who is looking for something a little different or you are simply a flower who is waiting to bloom, you need to know how to dress for every occasion.  Dressing is a way of signaling who you are to the people around you, and if you want to make a great impression and have a great time, pay some attention to the details.  Glasses and sunglasses can add flare and complete any look, no matter the occasion.  Even if you have your day-to-day outfits put together, you will find that it’s important to consider what you want to wear for special occasions and what accessories you can add to make your look even better!

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Art Show Fun

If you have been invited to an art show, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to go a little overboard. Art show crowds love things that are a little off the beaten path, so if you have any fascinating or exciting clothing, now is the time to wear it. For example, if you have a gorgeous red jacket, throw it on over an outfit in artistic black. A pair of stunning and attention grabbing frames such as the Sloan in rum cherry can really add a new level of depth to your look. The signature theory works here; match one outrageous piece with a whole set of neutrals to look fantastic. Art shows are also fantastic places for fun jewelry and for clunky impractical shoes.

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Museum Visits

If you are heading to the museum, be ready for a lot of walking and some seriously cold temperatures. This is a fantastic time to exercise your sensitive art student look. Choose a soft sweater and pair it with a short black skirt and some black leggings. Knee-high boots ensure that you’ll be able to look great even as you stay comfortable, and if you are a little worried about getting too cold, throw on a narrow scarf in soft mohair and add a pair of Sinclair frames in greystone to complete the look.

What Candace Wore Today.

County Fair

Of course, all of that refined clothing and taste goes right out of the window when you are heading to the county fair! For many people, the county fair is a place to cut loose and enjoy all of that lovely fried fair food, and when you are in a spot where the fair is coming to town, break out the denim! A cute denim skirt combined with well-fitted stretchy top is a great way to look good while keeping things feminine. For something a little extra sweet, throw on a pair of cowboy boots and add Tenley frames in burgundy fade for some down-home country action!

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No matter where you’re spending the weekend, a pair of glasses add character and can make any outfit look put together.  How do you guys make glasses look chic?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!