Friday, January 29, 2010

A Photographic Diary of My Trip: Marrakech

I'm notoriously bad at not finishing things, but I'm committed to getting this photographic diary done - Morocco is the last one, so I'm close to the end.

Here are a few photos around the city of Marrakech:

The main square, Djemaa el Fna

The day and night transformation is amazing. During the day, the square is empty. At night, there are so many people milling about. There are street performers, snake charmers, dancers, and storytellers. The energy is inspiring - I've never seen anything like it anywhere else.

I wish I had pictures to show you of the square at night, but I refrained from taking pictures at night because it seemed like you had to pay for any pictures you took of anyone.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Spring Wishlist

effeminate versions of menswear-inspired footwear...
like J. Crew's Camden Leather Brogues in Blush Pink, coming Feb 2010

summery 70's platform wedges in nude tones...
like J. Crew's Cleo Platform Sandals in soft graphite

mix and match effortless separates...
like Madewell's chambray workshirt paired with graphic tulip mini

and the "it girl" accessory...
like Mulberry's "Alexa" in nude lambskin

P.S. For anyone interested in the Camden Leather Brogues in Blush Pink, I am told they are available for preorder and will debut sometime in February. I'm dying to get my hands on these, but every time I talk to a sales representative I get different information (ex. one told me it would be store only, another said that the brogues will never come out in Blush Pink), but the majority opinion is that it will be available and you can preorder it. Also, check out this cute skirt:

J. Crew Whisper Chambray Tiered Skirt

Another item that will be out in February, and you can also preorder it. It is item 23368 and costs $138. It is adorable!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alexa Chung + Madewell?!?

I'm so excited for this! I just read on the Vogue website that Alexa Chung will be designing a collection for Madewell, coming out this September! The pieces are expected to be items that Alexa herself would wear, like "high-waisted pants and jeans, velvet dresses with Peter Pan collars, and a coat based on a vintage children’s one [Alexa] found that originally came from Harrods". Expect retro influences like "forties tea dresses, sixties mod dresses" and anything cute.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Coming soon to an arm crook near you...

I hear that the Alexa bag is coming to stores in a few days. This is my dream bag right now - it has that perfect balance of polished and casual. Saving up my pennies for this one... which starts at $1150.