14 December 2011

Things I Learned While Doing Graduate Research Concerning Twitter

Obviously that MA in communications is really paying off...



1. People in fly over states seem remarkably unaffected by the whole body image debate.
The media and a host of parental “councils” complain day after day about too-thin models and photoshop, yet lots of overweight women in fly over states and less fashion-obssessed countries believe that they can be the model for a host of fashion brands. While I would like this to be a reality for them, its a delusion. 

2. Apparently, its a common conception that finding a job is best facilitated through Twitter.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is probably not a great strategy. Additionally, do you think your misspelled tweets will make an employer take you seriously? Get a resume, send an e-mail. Easy Peasy. 
3. Want to be a trending topic on Twitter? Pretend you have cancer. 
Actually, don’t do that. But really, its nice to see the Twitterverse has a heart. 
4. Justin Beiber is REALLY REALLY Popular. 
Obviously, I don’t live in America and I watch television online. Now someone needs to explain to me why he’s popular. 
5. Twitter is helping to perpetuate the myth that leggings are pants. 
I can not tell you how many #todayimwearing posts, contain wearing leggings, yet nothing over them. Here’s a way to think of it: THEY ARE THICK TIGHTS. Put a skirt over that shit. 
6. People have moved the shady knock-off purse business of Canal Street to Twitter. 
@Sam_Shaw, Want a Chanel purse? Just drop $150 in my paypal account. 
Yeah, ok buddy, I get it, it fell off a truck right? No actually, it was made by the trainees of a syrian terrorist cell, looks nothing like the real thing, and the dye will most probably give you cancer. 
7. Most of America is functionally illiterate. 
$ is not a substitute for the letter “s.” 


13 November 2011

Karl's Magic Workshop.

CHANEL Holiday Windows at Printemps
Photo by Olivier Zahm Via Purple Diary



I love the holidays in Paris. Who doesn't want their holidays to be filled with CHANEL?

12 November 2011

10 November 2011

Current Obsession

Gunmetal Glitter Sneakers by Miu Miu
These are a recent purchase that I grow more and more obsessed with by the day. I had gotten away from sneakers a while ago, but I just couldn't resist these.

08 November 2011

Style Envy

Photo of Karmen Pedaru
Via Stockhom-Streetstyle.com




Love this image of Karmen Pedaru. Her look is so simple, but uber-chic. Also, several seasons later those Valentino's still hold up, non?

26 October 2011

Speaking of McQueen...


Diving for McQueen on Nowness.com.



So, I have to admit that I'm OBSESSED with the Nowness. Did anyone see the Olympia Le Tan/ Spike Jonze Video? Genius. This is a beautiful video featuring Cathy Horyn and Sarah Burton that looks at the artistry and design inspiration behind the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 show. Check it out.

25 October 2011

Bienvenue!

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012
Photo via exshoesme.com
  


After talking about starting a real, honest-to-goodness blog for a while now, I figure it's time. As a New Yorker living in Paris and studying fashion communications, I hopefully have something interesting to say on the bi-continental cosmopolitan life. If not, I promise to post really pretty pictures of shoes. Like the one above. So, Bienvenue!