Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shoe Porn

I've whipped myself into a shoe frenzy, so here are a few pairs I've been lusting after:

Lanvin. I simply can't choose between the colors.


Miu Miu

Jimmy Choo. 
Now, I will admit, Jimmy Choos normally don't do it for me, but this particular pair...mmm, delicious.

and to round it off:

YSL, mais bien sûr. 
(I want it in patent leather finish)

Ahh, my head is spinning. "The higher, the better," I always say. My goal is to come back from spring break with one or two of these beauties. Which pair? Well, pending availability, we'll see which one I fall in love with when I try them on.

But what if I fall in love with all of them? 
Dilemma, indeed.

Monday, February 9, 2009



du juan

the stam.

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's never just Black&White

inspiration. it's a word that is so often used to describe what the impetus is behind the work of so many artists, fashion designers, and aesthetically minded people. elusive and hard to find, but when harnessed correctly.... magic can happen

case in point:
the obsession continues.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Riitta Ikonen

riitta ikonen is a london-based artist from finland who graduated from the royal college of art. her costume pieces are breathtaking, and she has incredible photographs of the costumes at play in "real" situations as well. her garments create such dreamlike, tactile spaces.

"commuter thrival"
you should see the sweat under here, it's like a river
july 2008

"my unexpressed anger at nothing in particular. and: the feeling that there is a next level and i should be on it"
may 2008, with miranda july's book no one should be here more than you

"it is as if our feet are in the perfect, honest, loving relationship but from the ankles up, we are lost."
may 2008, with miranda july's book no one belongs here more than you

"walkthrough wardrobe"
at the kinetic tate in 2008

"My work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design. Certain items, usually small and insignificant, excite me to the point where I have to wear them and then document that process. The super- garments I make open up new experiences. In my costumes tremendous things happen - to me and to the people I work with. Today I exploded an egg in the microwave. Next, I want to make an egg costume."

i would post more but i don't want to take up too much space. so please take a look at all of her work on her page--

& all photos from the artist's website.