Sunday, March 28, 2010

Victorian/Steampunk-inspired boots and pumps

Demonia has come out with a new collection of Victorian-inspired shoes in their new steam punk line that will be available this summer. All the pumps and boots are very affordable at less than $100 each pair. You can preorder from one of my favorite retailers: Redemption Klothing.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lady looks like a dandy...

During Paris Fashion Week Hermes Fall/Winter 2010 stood out among the crowd. Hermes directly channeled "The Avengers" with skin-tight leather cat suits, umbrellas and bowler hats. Feminine silhouettes from the late 1800's, the 1930's, and the 1960's all find a home in Hermes' collection of leather, fur, and leopard alongside tailored men's three-piece suits straight from the Victorian era. Don't squander your dollars on cargo shorts this summer ladies, start saving up for fall because this is going to be the best style year for an antediluvian diva yet!

Meet your fiercest accessory for Fall 2010: the bowler hat.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Modern Rococo Interiors

I have been a fan of Brocade Home for years. When I sold everything I owned to move overseas I saw it as a great opportunity to purge all the Asian stuff I'd collected over the years and move into something more serene, modern, and fanciful. Brocade Home has since become my interior design bible. I'm in love with the modern furniture, crystal chandeliers, flocked wallpaper, baroque mirrors and the overabundance of white. I have coined the term "modern rococo" to describe my new aesthetic.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Art Deco-inspired boots + bags

Irregular Choice is one of those brands where I can't decide whether their shoes are cute or ugly, but sometimes they astound me with their whimsical collection of fancy footwear. The Miaow collection features boots, clutches, and bags with snakeskin, drapery, and metallic kitty brooches. The whole collection is reminiscent of 1930's Art Deco interior decor. Purrr...

Miaow boot - $189

Miaow clutch - $71
Miaow tote handbag - $143

Miaow flapover body bag - $76