Let’s just admit something. I love Google. I love their design, their thoughtfulness, and their intelligence. I am a self proclaimed Google enthusiast and would probably stand staunchly behind anything created by the Google brand. .. even if it was…. GOOGLE FASHION?? Yes, they just launched their newest endeavor, Boutiques.com. I promptly signed up for an account and tried it out. When you create your account, you’re led to a page where you choose between two styles/outfits shown. You’re supposed to pick the one that’s closest to your personal style. After a few of these, it puts you in a style category. I got “Edgy.” Pretty good so far.. Next you choose your loves and hates for dresses, tops, bottoms, and shoes. For example, I hate floral print, the color yellow, turtlenecks, and square toe heels. The final step is choosing designers you love and hate. You’re then brought to your home page where you’re shown a summary of your style and different ways of exploring the curated results. The more you use it, the smarter it gets because you can further hone in on your exact wants by indicating that you love or hate something you’re shown. I’m pretty impressed and would suggest signing up to see for yourself. I’m excited to see it improve as they add more designers and retailers. Between this and my Pinterest page, I’ve got my wish lists covered.
I just read about this new designer line called New Kid by Rachel Beagley for Keds, which is available via Gargyle for now.. probably more places in the near future. I already have a pair of Justin Ropers for the winter, otherwise I’d definitely be investing in these:
Ok if you didn’t get my reference in the subject of this post, I’d encourage you to look at this gem. Sigh.
I just found out about Swedish label Minimarket, which is run by three sisters who like to get weird. Their A/W 2010 collection is the most far-out and imaginative one, but their other seasons are definitely worth checking out for their craftsmanship and aesthetic pleasure. Collections like these make me wish I could walk down the street with my face painted similarly and somehow have that be normal. Perhaps I’m missing a past tribal life…
One of my oldest and dearest friends, Alia, turned me on to the gorgeousness of the wedge bootie. I was formerly averted to it, but I’ve since fallen victim to its clean, bold curves — especially suede ones. A friend to cankles and twigankles alike, they give you height but not the terror of heels.
There are things my brain forms automatic pairings for. Like.. Sunday afternoon & brunch, pajamas & Netflix, and clearly, fashion & cats. What. You don’t understand? Lanvin, Miu Miu, and United Bamboo sure do.
I couldn’t resist this photo by Kim Kyung Soon taken for Vogue Korea with kittens abound. How do I get the job of kitten wrangler on set?