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Thursday, August 30, 2012

You Better (NOT) Work!


It Can't All Be Dior is cutting out early for Labor Day (don't tell mom!) 

Although I'll still be firin' up the old Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr

See you Tuesday.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Doin' It: Bolongaro Trevor Button Bib Front Sailor Tee




Summer is coming to an end but the nautical look is an easy transitional style for men.


This button bib front sailor tee from  Bolongaro Trevor is a great piece to pair with shorts now and with your stovepipe jeans and jean jacket when weather turns apple pickin'






     Converts for easy breeze access






Or feelin' chilly? Button up!









(Bolongaro Trevor 100% Cotton striped convertible button bib front sailor tee, $101 on sale at http://www.bolongarotrevor.com/manzanera-bone-navy-stripe/)

Umm...This Be Good: April 77 Receipt Envelope


Despite running into some rough patches, French denim label April 77 is still rockin' and rollin' and causing les oh-so-hips to blow their paychecks on skinny jeans.

In return you not only get the perfect fit and the in-the-know nods, your receipt undergoes a little rad injection with a cheeky envelope / guitar pick combo




(Photo courtesy of Aprill 77's Instagram) 




Oh the French: even their receipts are impeccably turned out. 



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Still Got Olympic Fever

I'ma need to take a cold shower with these soaps





(Izola handmade olive oil and cocoa butter soaps, different three pack styles available, $19 at  http://www.izola.com/collections/soap-sets/products/sport-soap-set )

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

VOGUE-sicles!





The September issues are out in full effect but until I get my hands on the Lady Gaga American Vogue, I casually poured through the August issue with Marion Cotillard. 

Buried deep what should I unearth but recipes! In VOGUE! How dare they! 





Granted they were for popsicles, which seems like one of those Get Out of Jail Free items for models to consume, so I figured, when in Vogue? 




Of course I chose the Caipirinha which included a new fangled (for my whiteness) Brazilian rum, Cachaça, which despite Wikipedia informing me is pronounced "Ca-SHAH-sa", Ms GL and I had a hoot shouting "Ca-Shock-Ka!" during the whole boozy process




After muddling some lime, straining some sugar and making a mess, the results were Ca-shocking! 



                           
gif make    











Child, I'd never have had the VOGUE idea to make me own ice pops. 












Forget you Edy's





And here's to sneak attack public drinking! Heyyyyy! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little Boots Keeps Me Wanting More

2009's 'Hands' Lp from Little Boots hooked me like a parasite you get walking around barefoot where you got no business walkin' barefoot and I've been longing for the followup hit of sonic smack.

Well, my wait is inching close to complete.


First came "Every Night I say a Prayer" with its 90's dance routines 


                        


Then you convinced me to wear my 'Headphones' on the dance floor 


                        
(The multi-collared blouse, the metallic shift dresses.... oh British fashion!)





And cheeky monkey, between the Voguing above and the peepshow below, don't think I don't notice all your homages to Madonna all up in your videos.


Why, why can't you tour the whole of  US and not just California?! Dang!


Although good excuse to go back to Barcelona for your October dates... (Of course you're playing Barcelona!)



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Righteous Life of that Ridic Louis Vuitton Hat

                                                   


Constance Jablonski covers the September 2012 Harper's Bazaar Australia in Louis Vuitton 



The same one Marc Jacobs showed back in March for Louis Vuitton. 

"Surely, this hat won't catch on?!" he joked 






Afterall, think of all the carrion of those who've tried and failed:



Jamiroquai's iconic flop and fluff 



George Costanza's Ushanka brings all the girls to the yard 



Me in Ungaro: Fop or Flop? 


Monday, August 20, 2012

Good Advice: Kate Moss Says Bunk Off


'Sometimes I go to work. Sometimes I go to work hungover. Sometimes I don’t turn up at all. People love that. They don’t know what to expect,' 


 -Kate Moss to newly anointed Radio1 breakfast host, Nick Grimshaw



('I shall try my best to make it in, love. Really I shall.')


Cicely Tyson at Sparkle Premiere Made My Day


This B don't give an F! 

Zoe Saldana Covers September 2012 Gotham Magazine

Zoe Saldana glows and bows in a 70's office chic Givenchy silk tie neck blouse




But this Lanvin neoprene number would have made quite the startling cover cropped and lacking fly-aways 



That's one eye-catching neckline! 


But the lady really knows how to wear clothes. She's definitely a favorite to watch here at the It Can't All Be Dior offices. 


What do you think? Zoe Saldana... stylish actress you love for her fashion know how or just another starlet with a stylist? 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paul Mitchell Pulls Out of China





Paul Mitchell is the next in huge beauty names that rather than amend their anti-animal testing policies for mandatory Chinese testing, have forgone that market altogether



PETA recently awarded animal lover Paul Mitchell with Courage in Commerce Award for pulling out of China to prevent cruel animal tests that are currently mandatory by law. 


Meanwhile PETA "funded a group of scientists to travel to China and offer their advice on replacing animal experiments with superior non-animal methods, the country is poised to approve its first non-animal cosmetics test"


Kudos to Paul Mitchell for making the money talk and to PETA for keeping the focus on archaic policies and the forward and modern solutions. 

Linda Evangelista SUPER Hero in September 2012 W Magazine

Linda Evangelista shot by Steven Klein and styled by Edward Enninful for the September W Magazine




Linda's super power? Making this latex super hero meets Amanda Lepore drag look haute 







I'd say like me she's counting the hours down til lunch here, but pishaw




(Meanwhile, I want all those mid-century odds and ends in the background) 






Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Anatomy of a Home: Vintage Towel Hook


Us ladies in Park Slope like a good bath, come Hell or High Summer. 


Our towel hook of choice does too




Hair up in a pony bun and legs freshly pumiced. 


Baby, There's a Shark in the Bustelo




In honor of Shark Week, I would get this mug for Jaws obsessed Mr G, if I didn't know he had a wee too many coffee receptacles already... 






(Ceramic 'Shark Attack" mug, $10.56 at Archie McPhee, http://www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Shark-Attack-Porcelain-Mug.html)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Honey, There's a Reason Kate Moss is Still Ne Plus Ultra!



Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone all have separate covers of the September 2012 cover of Paris Vogue























All were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, all wearing the same Dolce & Gabbana dress, red lip and slicked back hair



But Kate proves why, at 38, she still commands the room (and the big bucks!)



Friday, August 10, 2012

I Would Worry so For my Turtles



Composed of three UK based Sheffield Hallam University graduates, Psalt Design crafts home products
with humor and flare. 






This "Bubble Tank" is their signature design, but many more imaginative and freak your mother out designs lurk behind these three evil geniuses. 

For now snatch up Bubble Tank samples for 50% off the retail



(Psalt Design glass aquariums, £150.00 on sale at http://shop.psaltdesign.co.uk/product/bubble-tank-seconds)


To be continued... 

DON'T: Your First Handbag Should Not Look Like a Shelter Blanket





Sorry Rag & Bone 'Pilot' bag. Try again. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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I'm a fashion writer who writes for Bluefly, EDGE Media, VIRAL Fashion, etc. I use "It Can't All Be Dior" as a safe release for my love of coats, cats and cake. Phew!