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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Leave it to Christine Centenera

Leave it to Christine Centenera to leave me totally obsessed with something Kim Kardashian did. Nothing personal against Kim K, but the world’s obsessive fascination slash consumption of all things Kardashian just really makes me want to avoid the Klan all together. You know what I mean? There’s no doubt they’re a crazy 21st century phenomenon, and all the props in the world to Kris Jenner for turning a sex tape into a multi-million dollar empire, but enough is enough, you know? There are much more important things we should be talking about. But anyway, this is not about how America has basically become the E! channel. This is about Christine Centenera and all her magical glory. I’ve posted some of her other editorials before, and this one below just got added to my list of favorites. Wearing at most a simple t-shirt (or sweater), each look was topped off with a corset commissioned by several different designers.

Kim Kardashian photographed by Lachlan Bailey, styled by Christine Centenera, for Vogue Australia June 2016 issue.

Seriously this might be the best thing Kim has ever done. I love how natural and undone she looks, the sporty feel of some of the corsets yet feminine reminder of the corset's history. The juxtaposition of modernity and old-world culture. Unfortunately though I think this is one of those things that looks so friggin dope in a magazine but could go not so great IRL.

For starters it would probably best to not go out in your underwear, so I’d try this out with an oversized t-shirt dress that you can give some shape with a corset-like belt. After some research I came across another obstacle: unless you want to splurge on an Alaia belt, a nice corset inspired one is hard to find. Countless hours on eBay and Etsy here I come...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Your New Favorite Online Store

Its 2016 and I think its needless to say I love the internet. Wonderful things happen through it, because of it, and my favorite is when I come across little online stores that have what I want to wear but without the hefty price tag. It’s not about labels here, but about actual style. And I love that. A lot. No matter how good Zara can be, you always run the risk of someone else wearing the same thing as you. And that's really annoying. Remember Mikkat Market? I’m still sad that one shutdown, and unfortunately even Pixie Market has made it to the main stream, but not Wylie Grey. Well, at least not yet. Wylie Grey is the perfect mix between feminine lace pieces and bad-ass bombers. You can find an edited assortment of things you’ll want to wear way more than once and practically everything is under $200. Cha ching.

I first got the below Made Worn tee from them. I'm actually wearing it again as I type this. It's so light and comfortable and perfectly distressed I have to force myself not to wear it to bed.

Then in my cart there's this bomber, this maxi dress, a white denim skirt, a really cool Made Worn jacket, and I'm just gonna stop myself there. Happy shopping!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Keep it Simple, Stupid

You know that KISS rule your English teacher taught you back in the day? It works with your wardrobe as well. I went on a little Giorgia Tordini googling sesh and I couldn't help but thinking about it at the sight of this outfit.

It's so simple and clean. The contrasting booties and edgier bomber jacket make it sleek, and - I hate to say it - chic. Do try this look at home, kids.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Some of My Favorite Fashion Month Street Steeze Thus Far

That is all. Please enjoy and do note the awesome outerwear, special shoes, and the layers duke, the layers!

Pictures from Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, WWD, and maybe a few other places I have forgotten.