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Tokyo Style: Schoolgirl Chic

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Strolling the streets of Ginza, this young lady is embracing the fun of schoolgirl fashion. What makes her schoolgirl look tick?  Her pigtails, the stuffed animal charms on her lanyard, her lace-trimmed bloomer-style skirt, and her knee-high socks. 

While her schoolgirl chic outfit would be difficult to pull off verbatim back in America, you could work in a single element or two.  For example, pair knee high socks and Mary Janes with a sophisticated pencil skirt and blouse.

6 comments November 2nd, 2009

Ready Made Outfit: Casual Chic at the Club

Rouge Club Style

Spotted: At the Rouge, San Francisco.

The Look: The wifebeater paired with the denim miniskirt bleeds (Southern) California casual chic, but the black belt worn at the waist adds an element of sophistication to the ensemble.

Your Version: Equally laid-back, with a punch of color: Colored tank + Black Leather Belt + Denim Miniskirt.


Racerback Tank

Racerback Ribbed Tunic | $7.80 at Forever 21

Bebe Belt

Patent Leather Canvas Belt | $59 at Bebe 

 

jean skirt

Chip and Pepper Denim Miniskirt | $169 at Nordstrom 

Add comment June 19th, 2006

Shopping Guide: Striped Sundress

We can feel the heat of summer coming already, and  girls are already busting out their striped sundresses. Don’t have one yet? Here are a few striped dresses to keep your essential parts covered.

 
SUndress

 

Anthropologie striped dress

Regatta Dress | $148 at Anthropologie

 
BCBGirls ´Nia´ Lurex® Stripe Dress

BCBGirls “Nia” Lurex Stripe Dress | $138 at Nordstrom

Bubble Hem Tunic Dress

Bubble Hem Tunic Dress | $58 at Urban Outfitters

3 comments May 26th, 2006

Trendscape: Yellow Fever

Spring is here, and all is getting brighter…including
handbags. If you want to look spring-y, yellow is the perfect hue, for it is radiant, sunny, and not too serious. So go on, catch yellow fever or opt for a more mellow yellow. 

Yellow Shoulder Bag
Spotted by Omiru at Mr. Smith’s Nightclub, San Francisco.

The Look: Bright at Night!

Our Blow the Bank Pick:

Marc jacobs hobo

Marc Jacobs Classic Hobo | $825 at Bloomingdales 


Our Splurge Picks:

leather tote

Mango Leather Tote | $498 at Anthropologie

yellow satchel

Elliott Lucca Satchel | $148 at Nordstrom 

Our Cheap Chic Pick:
 

yellow bag

Studded Buckle Bag | $58 at Urban Outfitters

Add comment May 4th, 2006

Street Style NY: Cartoon Chic

Cartoon Bag
Spotted by Omiru in Washington Square Park.

And a Closeup of the bag:
Cartoon Bag Closeup

Like Trix cereal, Cartoons aren’t just for Kids.  This one’s for you, Chris!

Add comment April 6th, 2006

Street Style NY: The Long Cardigan

Omiru Street Style: Cardigan, Boots, Low Slung Belt, Short Skirt
Spotted by Omiru in Washington Square Park in NY.


Trend Alert: Long Cardigans
aren’t just for grandpa anymore!  They look surprisingly fresh paired with basics and a touch of embellishment.

Add comment April 4th, 2006

Street Style: The Unstructured Hobo Bag

Oversized Bag
An unstructured hobo bag seen on the streets of downtown San Jose, the Only Day I’ve Ever Seen it Snow. Someone made a tiny snowman in front of the IRS building. Seriously.


The Hobo Bag has made its way around the fashion circuit during the last couple of seasons.  Is it still In?  Is it Going Out?  Or is it Out?  Tell us what you think on our weekly poll!  And if you’re into the unstructured hobo bag look, look no further for our picks…for every price point.

Our $500+ Pick:


Elisa Atheniense Large Stud Belt Hobo

Elisa Atheniense Large Stud Belt Hobo | $648 at Shopbop


Our Under $250 Pick:

Whiting and Davis Black Metal Mesh Chain Hobo

Whiting & Davis Mesh Hobo | $197 at Bluefly

Our Under $50 Pick:

Forever 21 Never Boring Hobo

Never Boring Hobo | $18.80 at Forever21

Add comment March 20th, 2006

Hip Hop Culture Couture

Hip Hop Fashion at Mamasan Fashion Show
Hip Hop Fashion as seen at the House of Mamasan Fashion Show

Hip-hop culture consists of four primary elements: MC’ing, turntablism, breakdancing and graffiti.  Some might say that basketball is the unspoken fifth element, but in our humble opinion, fashion is more relevant in the fabric of hip-hop culture.

Ever since the days of the retro rap of Run DMC, there has been a phenomenal impact of hip-hop culture in the world of fashion.  Think about it – the bling, the Adidas track suits, the fat laces, the hoop earrings – it’s all been a prominent force in urban street garb.

Now, the world of hip-hop takes up a reasonable chunk of the fashion industry.  Brands like Roca Wear, Sean John, Baby Phat, Fetish and Akademiks play a big role in hip-hop while other brands like Triple 5 Soul and Juicy Couture are more of an authoritative undercurrent.

Sure, there are the more obvious aesthetics involved in this realm (i.e. uberbaggy jeans, Kangol hats, throwback jerseys), but there is a less blatant spectrum to this edgy world of hip-hop.  And as cliché as it may sound, it’s a lot about the attitude when trying to pull off some of these hip-hop clothes.  Otherwise, you’ll just look like a big poser.

 

 ecko Connectivity Track Jacket | $68 at ecko.com

 

 

Rocawear Men’s Aspen Jean | $75.99 at EastBay.com

 

 House of Dereon Cashmere Blend Swing Coat | $109.99 at Drjays.com

 

 Apple Bottoms Stitched Apple Jeans | $39.99 at Drjays.com

1 comment March 17th, 2006

Hip-Hop Culture Couture

Hip Hop Fashion at Mamasan Fashion Show
Hip Hop Fashion as seen at the House of Mamasan Fashion Show

Hip-hop culture consists of four primary elements: MC’ing, turntablism, breakdancing and graffiti.  Some might say that basketball is the unspoken fifth element, but in our humble opinion, fashion is more relevant in the fabric of hip-hop culture.

Ever since the days of the retro rap of Run DMC, there has been a phenomenal impact of hip-hop culture in the world of fashion.  Think about it – the bling, the Adidas track suits, the fat laces, the hoop earrings – it’s all been a prominent force in urban street garb.

Now, the world of hip-hop takes up a reasonable chunk of the fashion industry.  Brands like Roca Wear, Sean John, Baby Phat, Fetish and Akademiks play a big role in hip-hop while other brands like Triple 5 Soul and Juicy Couture are more of an authoritative undercurrent.

Sure, there are the more obvious aesthetics involved in this realm (i.e. uberbaggy jeans, Kangol hats, throwback jerseys), but there is a less blatant spectrum to this edgy world of hip-hop.  And as cliché as it may sound, it’s a lot about the attitude when trying to pull off some of these hip-hop clothes.  Otherwise, you’ll just look like a big poser.

 

 ecko Connectivity Track Jacket | $68 at ecko.com

 

 

Rocawear Men’s Aspen Jean | $75.99 at EastBay.com

 

 House of Dereon Cashmere Blend Swing Coat | $109.99 at Drjays.com

 

 Apple Bottoms Stitched Apple Jeans | $39.99 at Drjays.com

2 comments March 7th, 2006

Best of: Bright, Hardware-adorned Shoes

Burberry Buckle Shoe

Spotted: a rich crimson red Burberry buckle shoe!

Sadly, the shoes were bought quite some time ago, according to the shoe’s owner.  But if you’re looking to get your hardware-adorned shoe fix, you’re in the right place…

Prada Natural Linen Snakeskin Buckle Slingbacks

Prada Natural Linen Snakeskin Buckle Slingbacks | $372 at Bluefly

Prada Sport Orange Leather Buckle Mules

Prada Sport Orange Leather Buckle Mules | $228 at Bluefly

Yves Saint Laurent \'Veruschka\' Slingback

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Veruschka’ Slingback | $369.99 at Bluefly
(Also available in Tan and Black.)

Add comment February 22nd, 2006

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