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Posted on May 30, 2008
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As of yesterday evening I had a ton of unanswered emails (sorry uh…everyone…i do not hate you), bills to find & pay, laundry to do, and a bag to pack for Philly this weekend (shopping recommendations, anyone?). So I did what any responsible young twenty-something with a lot on her plate would do:

I went to see a midnight showing of Sex and the City.

And ladies and enlightened gentleman, it was brilliant.

I’m not sure what I was expecting – I deliberately avoided most of the articles and especially reviews beforehand – but it completely exceeded my expectations in every way. Smart writing (puns! metaphors!) and plenty of fashion porn. I was hooked all over again.

So if you haven’t yet had enough of SATC (never!), check out this spoiler-free New York Magazine interview with stylist Patricia Field. I too thought the cream dress with the huge flower was the perfect choice for the opening outfit but I can’t believe Field didn’t “get” SJP’s hat at the London premiere. Um hellooo…Phillip Treacy…!?!! Legendary designer and favorite of Isabella Blow – ?!! It was the perfect choice and one Field, as a pretty fearless designer/stylist, should get (I mean, she sells poodle handbags).

Side note: I’ve been pining over this clutch (or this one? can’t decide) by Field for months & months now…..

There’s so much to say, but I don’t want to spoil it for those of you anxiously fidgeting in your desk chairs to see it this weekend. Let’s talk next week, shall we?!

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Fashion Takes Flight!

Posted on May 29, 2008
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Check out this week’s Sidewalk Style. I’m kinda proud of the shot – it makes me happy just looking at it!

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…I guess this also makes writers @Daily Candy terrorists.

Posted on May 29, 2008
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The stylist for Dunkin Donuts is either a total idiot or a marketing genius (all press is good press?), I can’t decide. I might go with idiot though, because who *doesn’t* realize that a scarf even sorta-kinda resembling the kaffiyeh is controversial (here and here on PB) and therefore probably not appropriate for an ad campaign?

I’m not saying that I agree with Malkin, who’s responsible for this little sh*tstorm – but come on, couldn’t the stylist have gone with some other scarf…ANY other scarf?! Perhaps American Apparel’s colorful jersey knit, DvF’s colorful print. And if a political statement was in the cards, perhaps this tie-dyed, fringed version, aptly called “A Peace Treaty,” would have been the best choice.

All of this being said, anybody notice this bizarre headgear on Daily Candy Everywhere the other day?! Sic ’em, Malkin!

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Intermix’t

Posted on May 22, 2008
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Intermix and Capitol File mag hosted a “Spring Fling” shopping event last night at the Georgetown outpost of the everything-you-want-but-can’t-afford boutique chain, all to benefit the Washington Humane Society.

Guests nibbled on sushi and sipped white & sparkling wine while admiring the clothes off and on the racks: men mixed their work basics with jeans and more than one sported an Hermes belt (it’s OK guys…happens to us ladies all the time) while many an Intermix shopgirl poured herself into the night’s hit & it dress: 2008 iterations of Herve Leger’s iconic bandage dress from the ’80s (love this description courtesy New York mag writer Amy Larocca: “a skintight series of wide elastic straps that hug the body and prop up the chest so that it might resemble ripe fruit on a shelf”).

One female attendee arrived in her own brick-red Leger dress and Dior statement shoes. As the camera shutter snapped, her husband whispered, with a mix of awe and pride, “she can hardly walk in them!”

She and other guests teetered out the door with $50 Intermix giftcards (….so that makes it only $1K!), Phyto hair products (which are great, btw) and certificates for brow and hair styling at Erwin Gomez.

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kinda the perfect bag, no? It’s be & d.

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