It's 10 years ago this month that Aaliyah, the "Princess of R&B" tragicly passed away. She had such an influence on me as a teenager I constantly tried copying everything she did, from her cool over-the-eye hairstyle to her effortless sexy, tomboyish looks. It doesn't seem like I am the only one either considering all the love Kissee's lookbook dedicated to Aaliyah on Polyvore is getting.
You are loved now and forever Aaliyah! May you rest in peace!
Here are some of the lovely treasures I picked up this weekend!
So in love with my tribal belts! I picked up the top belt in the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday. The remaining two are from the Mighty Swell Summer Clearance Sale I stopped by on Saturday.
Picked up some inspirational reads from the Borders going out of business sale!
Stopped at the It's a Date! Vintage Sale Saturday morning and enjoyed a wine spritzer while I purchased these great pieces from vintage seller Scout. A great patchwork backpack for my music festivals next year and a nice, warm blanket for the bonfires this fall.
Free buttons I got for being one of the first 40 customers at the Mighty Swell Vintage sale. So adorable!
I just can't seem to get enough of the tribal print trend that has taken over the fashion scene this summer. Thank goodness this trend is continuing into the Fall. In just the past two days, I have purchased three tribal woven/beaded belts (photos can be found here). Recently, Cobra Society was brought to my attention by a good friend and I instantly fell in love with the beautiful prints. The line by former Stella McCartney intern and Wayzata native Alex Davis launches this month and has already received write-ups in W, Vogue UK, WWD and Elle.
The boots are produced with Kilim fabrics used on the shaft of each boot and are woven by female rug artisans in a Moroccan Village in the Atlas Mountains. The rugs take a month to make and none are exactly alike and therefore no boot is either! The boots are then completed in Spain where the sole is hand sewn so that it naturally molds to the foot in a construction called Good Year Welt.
Cobra Society boots are sold at net-a-porter.com and can be found in select boutiques worldwide. In Minnesota, you can find these beautiful boots at Pumpz & Co. in the Galleria or stop by the Trunk Show at International Market Square this Monday. I can't wait to see these boots in person!
Monday, Aug. 29
Trunk show - 1-10pm
Cocktail reception - 6-10pm
International Market Square
275 Market St., Minneapolis
Not sure how I feel about this but this is huge if there is any truth to it!
Reports: Marc Jacobs in Talks to Succeed John Galliano at Dior
Dior speculation continues this morning — and not because of errant tweets or a frenzied race in the fashion blogosphere to announce the winner of Galliano's old job before LVMH can. WWD reports Marc Jacobs is in "serious" talks to succeed Galliano. His contract at Louis Vuitton is ending and, before renewing, LVMH is said to be vetting him for the Dior job. If he goes, his business partner Robert Duffy, who works with him at his namesake label and Vuitton, would go with him. The vacancy at Vuitton would then possibly be filled by Céline's Pheobe Philo.
Jacobs's name hasn't been tossed around that much in the reports of who would take over at Dior. When asked if he was gunning for Galliano's job at Dior at his last Vuitton show (the one where Kate Moss came out smoking a cigarette ZOMG ZOMG), he said, "I haven't been asked." Meaning ... but if they did, he'd be into it? Sources told WWD Jacobs was in the running for the Dior job in the nineties as a successor to Gianfranco Ferré, but he ended up at Vuitton because Dior's then-president wanted Galliano.
Other potential candidates for the job, according to WWD, were Lanvin's Alber Elbaz and Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquière, both of whom felt they couldn't leave behind their jobs and equity stakes in their respective labels. LVMH also made advances toward Alexander McQueen's successor Sarah Burton, but she "is said to have rebuffed overtures." Haicker Ackermann and Hedi Slimane were also approached, with no deals made. Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci is still a candidate.
Bill Gaytten, Galliano's right-hand man who now oversees the Galliano label, is thought to be designing Dior's spring 2012 collection showing at Paris in September. After the disastrous reviews of his couture show this summer, LVMH might want a deal very soon.
Built in 1931, the Parkway Theater [in Minneapolis, MN] has undergone quite a structural overhaul, but this weekend it will again be filled with a slew of items spanning the ages. Part garage sale, part craft fair, this urban flea market should be one amazing experience for browsers, knick-knackers, and clotheshorses alike. This brand-new shopping event will offer vintage clothes, jewelry, repurposed items, mid-century furniture, and cool-looking (though perhaps unnecessary) household items. In addition to being filled with Minneapolis's best roving, sans storefront vendors—including the likes of Marie Zellar (Find Furnish, formerly Marie's Modern Vintage), Top Drawer Vintage, Junk Love, JSPP Designs, Yvette Hayes, Julie Ingmire, and Carrie Martinson—the Parkway Theater will also have a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar for shoppers of legal drinking age. This event is a great way to support local businesses and to get your hands on the hard-to-find fashion and decorative items that will make your outfit or home finally complete. There's plenty of on-street parking, so bring your car (and a friend to drive if you plan on drinking) and don't worry about buying too many things.
I just love when two of my favorite things come together. In this case, a fashion editorial with a refreshing street style vibe. In the August issue of Harper Bazaar US, they enlisted Tommy Ton to shoot this stunning editorial and they couldn't have picked a better photographer -- he's the man for the job when you want beautiful up-close (and might I add, more times then not, headless) street style shots. I couldn't take my eyes of the pages but I will be the first to admit that I am a sucker for anyone who features the gorgeous navojo prints from the Fall 2011 Proenza Schouler collection. It's also nice to see Mary Katrantzou getting editorial coverage for her beautifully printed dresses.