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

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekend Vibes

Although my weekend was not the least bit outdoorsy or like the below, the clothes Anja Rubik's models for Vogue Paris' November issue is exactly what I wanted to be wearing -- warm, comfy, and effortlessly cool. 

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Denim You Should Own: Tortoise

If you don't know about Tortoise Jeans yet, don't worry, I didn't know about them until I walked into our buying appointment. From there, it was love at first sight. Erynn, one of the designers and founders, greeted us wearing the dopest, slim-fitting boyfriend jeans I had ever seen. So basically, the most perfect ones I've ever seen. They sat low on her hips, perfectly distressed, perfectly slouchy, and perfectly tapered down ending just below her ankles, where my eyes then met the coolest Chanel flat mules, but that's a whole other subject. Anyway, like a girl after my own heart, she paired her tomboyish jeans with a very feminine, lace-trimmed silk tank, and as soon as the goods were delivered to Hirshleifers, I obviously just had to emulate her look.

Pictures by Melissa Butler

Shop Tortoise jeans and blouse here, Saint Laurent blazer here (also available here), Illesteva sunglasses here, and Valentino flats here (also available here). Read more about Tortoise on Hirshleifers' blog hea.