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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hood by Air

Love this button down from Hood by Air. In a sea of all black clothing, this is a refreshing option, while obviously still wearing all black (lol).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Literal gems for yer feet courtesy of Rochas. I am obsessed. That is all. Available here, here, here, and here. Oh and I'm a 38.5.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bridging the Gap

When Virgil Abloh first made his move into the world of fashion design, he joined the ranks of Marcelo Burlon, Hood by Air and that whole genre of street-wear folks. As a continuation from his Pyrex Vision project, Off-White was very much a street-wear brand. The rise of so many heavily street-wear influenced brands had me questioning the longevity of such a style. It's definitely a very nichey market. Is it just a trend? How will it evolve? Will it evolve? After all, you can only have so many tailored sweats and graphic printed tees (if you ask me).

But that's where Virgil stands out from the rest. While there are still hints of his street-wear beginnings, he has really come into his own this FW15 season and taken things to the next level with sophisticated, innovative designs that are sure to become classics.
See what I mean, jelly beans? The 70s, luxe furs, and wide leg silhouettes have been overarching themes this season, but Virgil's interpretation is like no other. Instead of plain ol' wide legs, his have splits to showcase your killer shoes (which he also made). His tees are straight out of the 70's yet relevant, and those furs... well, I've already decided the below shearling moto jacket is mine. Not sure how it's going to happen yet, but it's going to happen -- hi mom! hi dad!

Not only was it one of my favorite collections I saw in Paris, I think it's top 5 of the season. Virgil has without a doubt bridged the gap between street-wear and elevated, actually wearable, designer clothing. Can you tell I haven't been this excited about a collection in it's entirety in a while? Will be posting the rest of my FW15 favorites soon so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Style Crush: Vivian Volpicella

Vivian Volpicella first caught my eye a few years ago with her colorful clad wrists. Even though I am currently sitting in an all black attire, I am from Miami after all. She was wearing those bracelets with the different color heart and star beads reminiscent of the ones you would make in summer camp (which reminds me I wanna make some of those before summer) and she just really got to me. This time around she's kind of done the same thing, but not really. 

Have you spotted the common denominator yet? I love, love, love the dainty yet colorful long necklaces she's been wearing -- especially when it seems like she just forgot to take them off or something. It's so fresh and summery and I'm really really into the modern bohemian vibe of it all.

I did some snooping in an effort to jock her steeze and came across a surprising amount of goodies that fit the description. For starters, Isabel Marant's jewelry is right on point - surprise, surprise - then there was Aurelie Bidermann, GAS BijouxTopshop, Vanessa Arizaga, Paula Mendoza, and even Jennifer Zeuner. Which is your favorite? FIY my birthday is in a month. Just thought you should know.