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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Baby Blues

As I was doing some market research for the perfect denim jacket, I stumbled upon Coach's "leather jean jacket." I know, I can't believe it's Coach either, but from the looks of the rest of their site, they're really starting to get their shit together. Anyway, back to the plush baby blue leather baby below.

It's made of sheepskin leather and bonded to a foam backing, in case you too were wondering about it's amazingly structured fit. I typically would never wear something this color but there's something about the retro vibe of it that just tugs at my heart strings. You can purchase it here (also comes in black here) or it's more inexpensive, actually denim and shearling lined version below here.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gucci Goodness

I don't even know where to begin this post because there's just so much to love about Gucci's Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Pictures first I guess. 

Don't ask me why, but as soon as I caught glimpse of these embroidered and laced beauties, the first thing that came to mind was "I wonder if Frida Giannini also remixed Rihanna's 'Pour it Up' to lace it up, lace it up, that's how I ball out." Definitely one of my weirder first reactions, but there is something about the laces that reminds me of the stitching on a football... and that song. Anyway, the deep v is so on point with my sartorial choices as of late, except that it's preemptive in the way that I don't need my friends on nip patrol. Genius. I hate to chose a favorite, but that forest green leather -- hubba, hubba. I would definitely rob a bank for you (but if anyone out there wants to give me a gift, you know where to reach me).

My second favorite thing at Gucci were the fall colored suede pieces. I'm obsessed with pretty much anything with that low of a cut that still looks as sophisticated and chic as the above do. Especially with the braided leather belts and neckerchiefs, which brings me to the next photos.

Neckerchiefs! They're trending hard.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Longer Lengths

I'm not huge on skirts (unless of course they come with an Angelina-like slit), but I'm really into how Camille Charriere from Camille Over The Rainbow has been wearing over-sized sweaters over mid-length skirts. So, when tasked to shoot new arrivals from Fausto Puglisi I paired this Lady Liberty graphic top with a leather skirt from Cushnie et Ochs.

Although pretty feminine, there's something really comfortable and nonchalant about the two paired together - kind of like when you wear slouchy trousers - and I loOoOoVveE that feeling. Also, this skirt is the most yummy, buttery leather skirt I've yet to come across. It sits high at the waist so it's perfect for all your crop tops but also mature enough to wear on your professional endeavors. If that's not a winner, I don't know what is. Shoes are Manolo Blahnik. Click on over to Hirshleifer's blog to read more of my rambles on Fausto Puglisi's awesome fall 14 collection, and if you're not sold on the longer skirt length just yet, look no further for more inspiration:

The Sartorialist

So this past week I met Scott Schuman, chilled at his apartment, and posed for him on 5th ave. If you would have told me 5 years ago I would have been doing this, I'm not sure if I would have believed you. Five years ago fashion (read: shopping) was just something that I loved to do. I never considered it as more than a pastime until I discovered the blogosphere in my college dorm and realized why the fuck not?! I'd rather be having fun with beautiful things than analyzing cash flow charts that's FA SHO. Anyway, I originally met him to partake in his latest project in collaboration with Luxottica, Faces by The Sartorialist, and then shot a few others for his own blog and potentially third book (!!!). I must say it was quite the (lovely, unreal, pleasant, etc) surprise to walk into his glorious apartment and see myself posted up on a board, and even amazing-er to see myself on his site.

I'm wearing a Pixie Market dress, Sandro leather jacket in hand (similar here and here), Zara tote, and lately I've been really into wearing my Tabitha Simmons (similar here, here, and here, with black socks. Don't ask me why.