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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Women of Pitti Uomo

As you already know, unless of course you don't, Pitti Uomo is the once-a-year congregation of the most put together, color coordinating, well-dressed men this world has ever seen. Some women pre-collections are shown at this time, but it's really mostly all about menswear. And since the women of Pitti Uomo are far and few in comparison, I've chosen to focus on them. Also, there just seems to be a lot less fluff and peacocking and more genuine, great personal style on display. 

Pictures by Tommy Ton via

Monday, June 15, 2015

Resort 16 Favorite: Rosie Assoulin

I like to think I'm more mature than to play favorites buuuuut I'm not. When it comes to #fAsHun, what can I say - I love what I love and this new buying season Rosie Assoulin has further cemented a place in my heart. Season after season, her stuff continues to surprise me in the most pleasant of ways. Like I told her sales director, which happens to be her hubby, I cannot believe she has deprived the fashion world of her talents and creations for so long. How could you, Rosie?

If for some reason you think I'm being dramatic, she did just win the CFDA Swarovski award for Womenswear, so yeah. Shit's real.

Pictures via (click to enlarge)

Seriously, have you ever seen anything like these beautiful, voluminous, and totally drool-worthy clothing? Like, who the hell would have ever thought that a pinstripe trouser with a ruffle-clad slit all the way up your thigh could/would look so cool? That's right.. Rosie did. Other personal favorite favorites include the super duper wide-leg cutout jumpsuit, linen cargo pants, and the starfish top styled over a white tee. Pure genius, I tell ya, genius! 

Unfortunately this collection won't ship until the end of the year but please feel free to e-mail me at for pre-orders. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What I Wish I Was Wearing Today

It's summer, but it's kinda chilly, and I'm feeling kinda lazy, and I would just really love to still be wearing this Celine suit. I know.. a suit doesn't too chill but this one is like no other. It's light and comfy but still has a sharp, super flattering fit which is basically a dream come true. If you ever want to casually feel like a million bucks, look no further. Phoebe Philo tends to do that to you.

Ideally I'd be wearing some really chic Marni sandals (these are my favorite - and on sale!) but das just me.

All pictures by Theresa Balderas. Celine available at Hirshleifers.

Rum Diaries

Hi Chicistanis! I'm back from Cuba and it was fucking awesome. Here are some pictures of one of my favorite days. We went to ViƱales in Pinar del Rio which was about a two hour drive from Havana. We went on a petite boat tour of the caves, enjoyed a very fresh farm-to-table lunch (literally you could see the still very much alive pigs in the back from the table), and went horse back riding through tobacco farms after getting a cigar-rolling tutorial. Note: if you have Cuban cigars, dip the end where you put your mouth on in honey and enjoy. There's a lot I want to catch you up on so trying to make this short and sweet. Stay tuned for more pictures! 

Below I'm wearing Solid and Striped suit (more sizes here), Zara denim skirt (similar here and here), some good ol' leather Converse, a bag I swagger-jacked from my mom, and Super sunglasses