Daily Quote Dose

"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."- J.K. Rowling 

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London Fashion Week: The Favorites

I hate to sound un-american, but my previous picks from NY Fashion week are looking pretty sleepy compared to London's shows. I've found myself getting adrenaline boosting bouts of inspiration with each show I've perused (regarding that behavior, do we think there might be issues here? psychologically?).

Matthew Williamson's graphic prints and bohemian flare have me drooling and I'm also having quite a moment with orange. Leave me a comment with your thoughts and favorites, I'd love to know what you're feeling at the moment.

1. Burberry

2. Temperley London 

3. Issa 

4. Aquascutum 

5. Roksanda Ilincic

6. Giles 

7. Holly Fulton 

8. Matthew Williamson 

9. Sass & Bide


For My Independent Ladies...

I found this gem of a video on PopSugar today and giggled out loud. This little lady is bossy and I couldn't love her more.

"I care if I do something that's special."

Daily Quote Dose

"My tastes are simple; I am easily satisfied with the best." 
-Winston Churchill

Image via Dirty Blonde 


Daily Quote Dose

"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." -- Theodore I. Rubin, MD


NY Fashion Week: Street Style Standouts (Or, Admitting I Have A Complex)

I've never had a mink break my heart, steal my latte or take the last discounted designer dress in my size so I'm not sure why I seem to have such an agenda to wear their fur. It's a bit morbid and wrong, I know, but I'm completely obsessed with every fur draped lady that was spotted in NY last week.

There's plenty of politically correct things to love about these images as well (hello bell bottoms; floppy hats; circle glasses; maxis) so take a peek and let me know your favorites.

Bill Cunningham said that the best runway show has always been, and will always be, on the street. I can't disagree.

Image 1 via All the Pretty Birds; Image 2 & 3 via The Sartorialist; Image 4 via Where Did You Get That; Image 6 & 7 via GQ; Image 8 via Vanessa Jackman

New York Fashion Week Picks

A lot of great, dreamy things happen in my mind: I invent a cure for hangovers; develop calorie free carbohydrates; make my hair grow at miraculous speeds; and attend New York fashion week.

Despite my fashion week attendance being limited to slumber, I have spent an unhealthy amount of time clicking my way through all the shows. Here are some of my favorite looks. Welcome to the Jessica Couture Boutique, if you will....

1. Oscar de la Renta 

2. Marchesa

3. Milly 

4. Anna Sui

5. Proenza Schouler 

6. Jenni Kayne 

7. Malandrino 

8. Prabal Gurung 

9. Rebecca Minkoff 

10. Alice + Olivia 

11. Monique Lhulllier

12. Tracy Reese 

13. Michael Kors 

14. Rebecca Taylor

15. Rachel Roy 

16. Vena Cava

Alright little cupcakes, what's your favorite? 


Daily Quote Dose

"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
-Ernest Hemingway

Image via Audrey Hepburn Complex


Friday's Favorite Things

1. Favorite giggle:

2. Favorite quote: "We are what we believe we are." - C.S. Lewis

3. Favorite pasttime: spending hours perusing each and every show from New York Fashion week (a post on my favorites to come next week).

4. Favorite image:

5. Favorite Video: our Hailee and Elle Fanning shot by Paola Kudaki for Vanity Fair. I love their high waisted jeans and goofiness.


Daily Quote Dose

"Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things." 
-Harriett Beecher Stowe

An Old Lady's Skirt And A Field Of Mud

Glasses- H&M; Fur- Vintage (Grandma); Necklaces- Vintage; T-shirt- Calvin Klein undershirt (Dad); Sweater- Abercrombie & Fitch (High School collection); Belt- Vintage; Skirt- Consignment, from Address Boutique

If you ever happen upon a deserted lot in your suburban California neighborhood, the best thing to do is force your seventeen year old brother to snap photos of you; they love it. 

Yesterday I donned this layered ensemble for an afternoon of filming a fashion segment for Patch. It had been raining on and off all day and in between menacing gray clouds there was a respite of bright sky that was Santorini ocean blue. 

I picked up this hunter green maxi at Address Boutique in Santa Monica last week. As far as consignment stores go this one was a gem, with tons of top tier designer pieces. And, as a warning, it's the kind of place that assigns a "personal shopper' to you (which if you are like me, you do not necessarily like) and has no dressing room (think baring your hanky panky uncovered butt to middle aged women that think you should date their nephew...). But, if you're prepared for this, it's worth it. 

Take a peek at this prairie shoot and tell me your thought on fur with t-shirts. I tend to think it works but I also wear fur when I'm in my pajamas watching Gossip Girl so my perception can be a bit off.

PS you might recognize the awesome stone necklace from my Patch story on vintage shopping locally. I shopped on the job... woops. 

 Photos by John Hagy