Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hermés Collier De Chien

"The Hermès Collier de chien bracelet has been an 'it' item for years and recently experienced a new boom in popularity."
(Photo taken from

Along with the Chanel 2.55 bag, the Collier de chien bracelet is one of those classic items that will remain timeless, something you can hand down to your children and grandchildren. The bracelet came about after the belt version was created in the 1920s. A couple decades later, the bracelet version was created and has become popular since. It's almost strange to think that this studded bracelet was worn during the 40s, as studs have been gaining popularity recently.

An interesting tidbit is the meaning behind the company's name. I did some Wiki research on Hermes, who was a guide to the underworld in Greek mythology. He was a messenger, and hermeneus, describes an interpreter that bridges the gap between strangers. From this, the term hermeneutics, the study of theory and interpretation (Bible study, anyone?) was developed.

Due to the obsession with the Collier De Chien, Hermés came up with a DIY version of their famous bracelet. Feel free to download the template and create your own, I'd like to see what kinds of interesting designs people come up with : )

Template from

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Favorites

Items found on L-R: Sigerson Morrison booties, Sass & Bide gilded dress, Fendi cuff, Tom Binns swarovski crystal necklace, Rag & Bone felt fedora, Vivienne Westwood plaid blazer, Lover camel coat, Mulberry cross-over bag, oversized-tortoise Raybans, Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps, Isabel Marant pumps

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion-filled Fun

Fashion Week Day 1
Wearing: Thrifted red blazer by Liz Claiborne, vintage blouse from my mom, Bongo denim vest, F21 shorts, Jeffrey Campbell wedges, Longchamp bag

Photo taken by Sam Horine from The Cut -
I was checking out the scene at Fashion Week Day 1 at the Lincoln Center, and this photographer asked to take my photo. Afterwards, a friend on FB told me my photo was featured in an article titled The 21 Most Stylish People From Day 1 of Fashion Week! I was pretty excited and I guess you can say it was my few seconds of fashion fame : )
6 items for $6
Went to Housing Works Thrift Shop in the West Village and they were clearing out their stock to make room for Fall inventory. To get rid of everything, they were selling all of their clothing for $1!!! I found some brand new sample items and outfits for family members. After I left the store, I think I was floating on Cloud 9...
Graffiti wall in Brooklyn
The afternoon before Fashion Night Out, I went to eat at Peter Luger, out in Brooklyn with a couple girl friends. It was quite the dining experience, totally not what we had imagined it to be! A couple medium-rare porterhouses later, we were nicely satisfied. I decided to wear a thrifted leopard top with my favorite denim vest by Bongo, a vintage leather skirt and Jeffrey Campbell wedges
Alexander Wang
Agnes B.
Band of Outsiders booth
Oui, oui!
Went to Opening Ceremony's indoor French flea market at the Ace Hotel. The hotel lobby was decorated with illuminating string lights, booths upon booths, men dressed as Parisians handing out free moustaches and incentives for purchasing overpriced clothing and accessories. It was fun just to window shop and absorb the eye-candy all around me...I had never seen that many trendsters in one setting in my life.
Alexa Chung
Waited in line at Madewell to meet Alexa Chung, a beauty with a charming personality.
With Phillip Lim
With Phillip Lim, outside his store during FNO.
Pamela Love
Bumped into Pamela Love, jewelry designer, while waiting in line for the Opening Ceremony event. Fashion Night Out felt like Trick-or-Treating for fashionistas, and by the end of the night, my feet were throbbing from prancing around town, but the pain was dulled by my fashion sugar high.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Random updates...

My diy belt
One of my bracelets snapped, so I decided to decorate a vintage belt I found at the local Swap Meet.
Vintage Vogue Florence shades
My sister and I found matching vintage Italian shades at the Swap Meet as well.
Ballet flats
Lace ballet flats I found at UO awhile back for 7 bucks.
Lil sis and Mocha
A photo of my sister and Mocha, taken in our new living room (more photos of the new house to come..)
Pick yer own watermelon!
Went watermelon picking and vegetable tasting at a farm, it was a great experience for suburban girls like us!
Watermelons we picked!
Tanaka Farms
Tanaka Farms is beautiful farm located in Irvine, California. I never even knew such a farm existed in the OC! They took us on a wagon ride and allowed us to try many of their fresh vegetables and watermelons. They will have many fun festive Fall events coming up, so do check up on their website for more info- Tanaka Farms