Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!! hope you're all enjoying the holiday. I love David Bowie and Bing Crosby's Little Drummer Boy version, it's one of my favorite Christmas songs. I used to watch this on MTV as a tot, and couldn't help but be fascinated by it..


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How to disappear completely

Jumper: American Apparel
High waist Velvet Shorts: Vintage
Tights: F21
Shoes: Dolce Vita

I have been living in this American Apparel flower mesh jumper lately.. it reminds me of a piece one would see on the high fashion spring runways, yet it's quite basic and easy to dress up or down. love it. I've been rocking it off the shoulders too, for a fun look. and these high waisted velvet shorts are a dream. Black velvet is my obsession lately. I really can't seem to get enough, even though it's everywhere.

I'm so excited for the holidays! This year I find myself shopping til the very last minute, once again. Four more days to Christmas.. can't wait :) I haven't had time to update the shop between work and the chaos that is the holiday season. . . but more things will be added for the new year, so stay tuned!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ann He

I'm in love with the photography of Ann He. I can't believe she's only fifteen! These are so surreal and insanely sophisticated.

more dreamy things at her website.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas List

I'm not expecting to get more than half of these items (if any at all!), but I've fallen a victim to pretend online shopping..

Jeffrey Campbell Brit Boots
or just any pair of motorcycle boots that I've neglected to purchase in the past due to high costs. I love how the straps and buckles hold these boots in place.. somewhat flimsy, yet perfectly stable due to the sturdiness of the leather. my ideal boot.

Deena & Ozzy Moto Satchel
I love this. I don't own many bags, I'd rather buy shoes! I keep using my small vintage purse or a tote bag to carry things in, I'm in need of a change.

TopShop Rose Chain Jumper
Upon first glance, I wouldn't think twice to spend the amount this jumper is worth, but after seeing the chain embellishment alongside the slashed threads, my mind was quickly changed.

Fair isle Print Socks
and anything with a fair isle/snowflake pattern.

Kimchi Blue Faux Fur Coat
I love cute but sort of strange things like this coat.

Sequin Dress
anything with sequins. I love how this dress has a midnight blue and sapphire tint. It looks like layers upon layers of sequins, too.

Chanel Lucite Cuff
..but in black instead of cream white. I've always wanted one of these. and yes, I'm completely deluding myself. I think I'd be okay with a knockoff, though. It's probably the only logo that can get away with fraud, at least jewelry or shirt-wise.

Vintage Chanel Chain Bag
another nonsensical item that I'd love to have.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Act like a cat

Faux leopard shrug, velvet dress and shoes: Bday gifts
Tights: UO

Leopard, velvet and lace.

Crawling around like an animal in my new faux leopard print shrug. Yesterday was my very merry unbirthday. I was never too big on birthdays, never really liked the attention I suppose. My mom, knowing my eclectic taste, gave me this faux leopard shrug and crushed velvet dress, which I absolutely love! 'Wear this with a pair of one of your your crazy shoes,' she says. she knows me all too well <3 the warmth factor on this thing is insane, too.

I went out for a birthday dinner and saw Black Swan yesterday.. it was such a beautiful, hypnotizing piece of film. I highly recommend it, Darren Aronofsky is brilliant.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I can feel me start to fade away

Dress: H&M
Cardigan and necklace: F21
Tights: UO
Shoes: Dolce Vita

Just a little glimpse inside my apartment, since the temperature outside is dipping into the low 30s. yikes! I sort of love winter though, at least the first few weeks when it's the holiday season. Snow, sequins, holiday lights, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and New York City tourist chaos. I'm one of those people who is all about the holidays and the idea of extending Christmas as long as possible.. though I try not to be too annoying about it ;)

I will always be obsessed with red, black and white. It's a simple, classic look that never gets old. and also very fitting for the holiday season. My boyfriend thought this dress was actually a nightgown which is probably why I was drawn to it in the first place. I love the idea of wearing a nightgown as a dress, since they're super comfortable, yet simultaneously elegant.

Friday, December 3, 2010

N.E.E.T. Mag

Photo from N.E.E.T.

Yay, I'm so excited to be featured in N.E.E.T. Magazine's December 2010 issue! so dope. I'm in the Global Fashion section, and it's such an honor, since I've been a huge fan of this online zine for a while. pretty much all of my favorite things pertaining to fashion compiled into one source every month, it's great.. definitely a recommended must-read, and it's completely free.

On a completely random note, I sort of half-acted in an online video that a film friend shot for an AT&T commercial contest he entered. I'm around the 22 second mark in the pink bathrobe for a few seconds haha! It's such a clever commercial, I love how it came out.

AT&T spec from Sean Cunningham on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cyber Sale

Any item in the store is 25% off, now through 12/5! I'm extending the Cyber Monday craze for a few days : )

Just enter coupon code VANILLALATTE at checkout!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rouge Waves

Coat: Tulle
Top: thrifted
Skirt: F21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Michael Kors

The colors in these pictures don't do this coat justice.. it's the prettiest shade of bright rouge red. It's been a staple fall outerwear of mine since it's an in-between seasons type of coat...not too heavy, but not light either. lovee it.

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! looking forward to going back to Long Island to see my family, especially Migglefat, my pup. I'll be eating tons of tofurky tomorrow since I'm a vegetarian, and lots of side dishes as well. those are my favorite anyways. I'll most likely overdose on the desserts, though.


Monday, November 22, 2010


Photos: Mariana Idzkowska, Glamour, UO, Tumblr

Sequin-induced shimmer chaos. I find myself becoming more and more addicted to them, especially as the festive season approaches.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Her life was saved by rock & roll

Coat: Vintage
Belt: H&M
Top: Vintage
Skirt: F21
Shoes: UO

When I found this white shaggy coat from a thrift store, I couldn't even believe it.. I had been looking for one of these for a good while now. I'm absolutely ecstatic over it, and it so much reminds me of the Almost Famous Jacket from Free People. sort of like the one Penny Lane wore in the movie, who looked extra rock-glamorous in it. The belt was added to hold the jacket together, since there aren't any buttons or clasps. I'm thinking I might sew one on, but keep it hidden? we'll see.

The best part about it, though, has to be the obnoxiously 60s orange psychedelic print lining.. gaudiness aside, I love it!!

oh, and I'm still on the hunt for a vintage leopard print jacket.. not sure why, but I want to have at least a few coats from this crazy era.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

70s Child

I added these pieces to the store, both styles from the 70s! Next week I'm going to start adding holiday garments, like fancy dresses and red items.. my fave :)

shop vintage!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

60 Feet Tall

Dress: Vintage
Cardigan: American Apparel
Shoes: JC
Beanie: Century 21

Given my rather, umm, smallish stature (I cringe at the words petite and short), the thought of wearing a maxi dress or any skirt longer than my knees freaked me out. I had original intentions of putting this dress in the store, but I sort of fell in love with it.. pretty typical! It's definitely a change from my usual attire of mini skirts and short length dresses, but I'm loving the boho-chic vibe. and I'm convinced that there's nothing 5 inch heels (particularly these Litas that I've obviously been living in lately) can't fix. Needless to say, I'll probably be purchasing more floor-length garments in the future.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Comfort Zone

My go-to outfit when I just want to be comfy - an oversized cardigan/sweater paired with tights or leggings..

of course completed with logical shoes and a beanie/hat of some sort, just to up the comfort factor.. you can't really go wrong.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spirit Hoods

While I'm still in search of the perfect trapper hat/faux fur box hat for this winter (no luck yet), I'm in serious contemplation of purchasing one of these spirit hoods.. I can't get enough, they're just too cute, as strange/slightly creepy as they seem! The leopard one is especially to die for, but there's a whole slew of animals on their website.


I'm half glad they're way out of my hat budget, because I probably would of impulsively bought one by now.
..though I'll probably be the first to buy a cheaper knock off, should I come across one.