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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chanel Dubai

Working at Hirshleifers I come across a lot of jaw-dropping things, but nothing has yet to come close to this Chanel beauty from the Dubai Cruise 2014/15 show. The tassels, the woven texture, the colors.. it's the stuff Chicistan is made of (and my dreams). I would never typically go for such a statement piece, especially at such a high price point, but I would totally go homeless for this guy. 

Lucky Joan. 

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: