Chicistan: (noun). Land of chic; home of the attractive and fashionable.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Best Dressed: Golden Globes

I'm always so surprised by how few red carpet looks I actually love during award show season. You'd think that a room full of celebrities with access to pretty much any dress, designer, stylist, etc., would dress better, but then again, it is Hollyweird. Below are my top 3.

Viral crying face et al, Chrissy Teigen stunned in Zuhair Murad. 

Michelle Monaghan in a slinky Jason Wu number. 

Last but certainly not least, my favorite of the night, Emma Stone in Lanvin. In case you already didn't know, I'm all about jumpsuits. There are so many great formal ones out there (hellooo Elie Saab!), I really don't know why more people don't go for this sort of look, but you go girl. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015


At Hirshleifers, bags that make you contemplate skipping out on rent are far and many, but this Birkin-inspired beaut is definitely among one of the best handbags ever created. Yes.. ever.

I mean, have you ever seen such a thing? In the shape of a Birkin, but priced nowhere near one, Ready-made bags are made in Japan using recycled U.S. Army bags. How environmentally friendly is that?! Some come clad in patches, others feature hand-painted anime characters, and all are one of a kind and like nothing I've ever seen before. Talk about competitive advantage. In a sea of Proenza's and Boy bags, there's nothing better than having something no one else has. Am I right or am I right?

So good it makes me do the twist.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blending In

As I was attempting to blend in with the air heads in our studio, I realized that A) I really, really like this outfit B) I need beige/nude leather bermudas C) everything I was wearing hailed from a French designer. Did I love this outfit because it was French? or is it French because I love it? Did I lose you? Same.

I'm wearing a jacquard jacket by Saint Laurent, which prompted my Googling of the difference between brocade and jacquard. Did you know that all modern brocades are jacquards, but not all jacquards are brocade? Fun fact. Anyway, you're probably all like "shut up and TELL ME ABOUT DEM SHOES RIGHT NOW".... so that I will do.

Remember those Alaia's that were a million dollars and sold out everywhere? Why yes, the very same ones I have. While there have been many iterations of them since their extinction, these Isabel Marants are as good as they get. If I had to make a case for second chances, this is Chicistanis. Go grab em while you can here. You will not regret it. I got mine about two years ago and still wear them a shit ton so they definitely pass the cost per wear value test. White tank is also Isabel Marant, studded baby bucket bag is Saint Laurent, and these super duper deliciously amazing leather bermudas are Brunello Cucinelli. Similar, and actually affordable, pair can be found here and here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

There are no other words that come to mind at sight of these powder-fresh Lanvin mules but Outkast's lyrics.

Just look at them... laying there.. so fresh and so clean. I've always been neither here nor there on the subject of mules, but these have won my sole(s) over (hehe get it, get it?). I am obsessed with these guys. They're a breath of fresh air in the sea of grey, navy, and black, that has been my wardrobe lately. Definitely a must have you can wear year round. Shop them here (and if white is too adventurous for you they're also available in black here).