Coco always wanted to bring to women a sensation that they were free to wear their jewelry whenever they want, which was very daring at the time. She had two different types of jewelry: day jewelry and night jewelry. She was basically saying, 'It is absolutely normal to wear diamonds in daylight. It is not reserved for the evening.'
The shirt is from my Spring ’11 collection, paired with a necklace that was a gift from my mother’s trip to India. It’s a great piece to dress-up a T-shirt, or add a bit of glamour to a casual look. I love the shape of the stones, and the hint of color.
I had to fight a guy in Japan in Harajuku for the shirt on the left. The colors and design are what made me have to have it. The poncho is vintage—I bought it for a trip to Mexico, and it’s just the perfect piece to wear with shorts on the beach. The Vans are custom-painted with watercolor by my six-year-old goddaughter, London, and when my feet sweat, they change colors.
I love all of my shoes! It is a must to have them color coordinated and to be able to see each and every one of them. I know exactly where each one lives and I can tell if one has even been moved! It definitely helps to put one shoe one way, and the other another way. It saves space but it is also nice to be able to see the backside of the shoe. I am an organization freak!
These shoes are beyond words! Mr. Louboutin knows how to make a women’s shoes 'the outfit.' I literally make most of my outfits [based] around my shoe collection. He knows how to flatter a woman’s body and he knows the meaning of an amazing high heel.
I would not have my closet any other way but color coordinated! My closet goes from dark to light. Color coordinating makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier. Also by doing this, it makes your closet appear so much cleaner.
This dress was made by some beautiful California ladies that I know who run a line called Stone Cold Fox. I just got back from the Oregon Country Fair where, no matter how wildly I seem to dress, I always end up feeling like a total square. People walk around buck naked with their bodies painted and animal tails on like it’s nothing. It is such a strange and special experience to be a part of.
These sandals are the best, actually the perfect shoe. The pumps are very sleek and interesting to look at on the foot. I don't really overthink anything when shopping so most of my shoes are just what stuck out to me instinctually (really pretentious way of saying my brain is simple and moronic).
Sandals, Prada; Pumps, Alexander Wang; Backpack, Vintage CHANEL
A perfect example of how I love pulling inspiration from vintage pieces in my work. I collect vintage sleepwear and often look to them for fabrication, details and prints. For this set, I wanted to do a sweet cami and high-waisted short that could be worn together or as separates. I had a specific type of dot in mind for this original print – I first drew out the scale on a post it note. As for the wall, I don't like too much blank space around me and one day decided (after one too many cups of coffee) to tear all the pages out of a book and paste them up there. I like it because when we open the windows the pages flutter and it gives the room movement.
This picture is a mix of old and new. The jacket is Gucci from the Tom Ford days, which to this day is my personal favorite time in fashion. From wedding to blue jeans, it goes with everything, every season. The CHANEL bags are from when CHANEL used to have big sample sales. Long, long ago... The lace Charlotte Olympia’s are from Peter Som’s runway show. He's so sweet and gifted them to me after the presentation. The lace Louboutins have to be one of the prettiest pairs of shoes that I own.
Jacket, Gucci; Lace Stilettos, Christian Louboutin; Lace Wedges, Charlotte Olympia x Peter Som; Bags, CHANEL
So, I should say that I had just moved in (no more than a week!) before The Coveteur team arrived. I was traveling up until a few days before the shoot, so basically I only had three days to unpack –and build the entire closet. I converted the third bedroom into my dream walk-in closet with (more than a little) help from my boyfriend, Wesley Mason. I had two bookcases from my old apartment that I actually converted into my shoe closets and customized them with new gold hardware. I may look like I’m organized, but I’m not at all, which is why I have so many drawers, shelves and little compartments for everything. It just keeps it all in place.
Collected during various flea markets trips, I got the first headstand from the Long Beach Antique Flea Market . I came across the rest at the Rose Bowl and they actually belonged to just one vendor; he had a bunch, so I bought them all!
Bags, Left to Right: Botkier, Botkier, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, Botkier, Camille Zarsky, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Botkier, Botkier, Botkier, BCBG, Pour La Victoire, Botkier
I’m so thankful that I have been able to travel to so many wonderful places; I have also been lucky enough to make such great friends through the site. One of my personal highlights so far has to be my trip to Brazil. Myself, along with Kelly (The Glamourai), Jane (Sea of Shoes) and Shea (Peace Love Shea) were handpicked to visit Schutz’s design factory. We also got to design three pairs of shoes ourselves, and only 12 pairs of each shoe were ever made. The proceeds went to the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy survivors; needless to say, they are quite special. Not only is the country beautiful, but the people are so friendly. Plus they have amazing food!
Skirts, findersKEEPERS; Dress, findersKEEPERS; Shoes, Left to Right: Alexander Wang, Schutz, Zara, Schutz, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Schutz