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July 31, 2007

Temperley London

I love looking through certain collections and seeing what inspires designers. For Alice Temperley’s A/W 2007 collection, she cites Paris in the early 1900’s with the arrival of Russian nobility, muses and Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes as inspiration. Which sounds so familiar, why is that? Then I realize that Jennine of The Coveted wrote about a […]

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Matteo Bertolio

Here are a few images from photographer, Matteo Bertolio. ♥ the alchemist

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July 30, 2007

3.1 Phillip Lim

First fashion confession, I am not someone who has a lot of basics…which may not make that much sense. Aren’t basics the foundations of most wardrobes? Yes, which is why I’ve started to pay more attention to those building blocks. Sprinkled throughout my closet are what I call pieces, really beautiful, different items that I […]

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July 27, 2007


The Rolling Stones are one of my favorite bands, definitely classic rock at its best. In December of 1969, the Rolling Stones helped to organize a free concert at Altamont Freeway in California, where they also perfomed at. It was noted that there was a sense of unrest hovering above the crowd. The Hell’s Angels […]

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Piero Landi

I stumbled across this fantastic editorial photographed by Piero Landi, based from the UK. The vibrancy of the colors in this set are gorgeous and I’m drawn to the circusy, theatrical theme. Yay, a mini carousel! My favorite picture. Look at that billowing dress. ♥ the alchemist

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July 26, 2007

Estelle Hanania

There was so much talent at Hyeres 2007, with all of the photographers and designers. Estelle Hanania photographed the fashion-story for the designers. She had won the photography competition at Hyeres the year before. Here are a few of my favorite shots, love the variety of designs and the natural, woodland theme. Design by Karin […]

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July 25, 2007


I love Wunderkind’s A/W 2007 collection. There’s so much structure to most of the clothes but there is still fluidity in the movement. Everything feels slightly noir but with a modern edge. Love the flirtiness of the dress against the sweater These dresses are amazing! A pop of color with the hat A few looks […]

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July 24, 2007

Funny Face

The first Audrey Hepburn movie I ever saw was Sabrina. I knew that she was an actress in those “old” movies but never really sat down to watch her. It was the summer that I was twelve and my grandfather was sick in the hospital when this little black and white movie on t.v. provided […]

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July 23, 2007

Crown Jewels

Every woman is a queen and as such should have a crown. I recommend this spectacular work of art by the milliner, Stephen Jones. This was used in the A/W 2005 Christian Dior Haute Couture show and I absolutely adored it the first time I saw it. I still think it is over the top […]

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The Coveted

Jennine over at The Coveted wrote the nicest post about stylealchemy. It took me completely by surprise and what I love is connecting with all different types of people with similar interests but diverse perspectives. She’s got a distinct sense of style and a great eye for fashion. Her blog has quickly become a favorite […]

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I love the clothes of Mociun. There is an urban casualness, an easyness that I like. Luv the striped tights on the left, actually luv the whole look with that chunky sweater ♥ the alchemist

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Haute Colors

Once again, I can always find something in Vogue Nippon to inspire me. I like color, however, I am not a fan of wearing every color of the rainbow at the same time. Yet, this editorial seems to find the balance between fantasy and making it work. It’s definitely not something I would normally wear […]

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July 20, 2007

Wendelien Daan

Sometimes you see an image and you have to find out who the photographer is. That happened to me with Wendelien Daan and I found her website of photography. She has worked with different magazines including Surface, a favorite of mine. These aren’t some of her recent works but they’re still great. I love a […]

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July 19, 2007

Open Sesame

I’m always looking for new visuals and came across Sesame, an online magazine from Australia. It started in 2004 as a print publication stocked in independent stores and galleries throughout Australia. Not sure if it is still available in print. Nevertheless, I will definitely be keeping my eye out for their next issue online. ♥ […]

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July 18, 2007

Behind the Seams

In reality, a typical fashion show is about 15 minutes long. What you rarely get to see is all the behind the scenes antics and preparation that goes into producing a fashion show. The months leading up to the actual show are long with a lot of work involved. Here are some backstage shots from […]

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July 16, 2007

Gary Graham

During the recent couture shows, there were so many designs that were works of art but seemed completely unwearable in real life. Gary Graham’s collection translates well in reality. I love the layering look and the how the scarf becomes more than something to wrap around your neck Love the hem peeking from under the […]

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Sarah van Marcke

The common theme throughout Sarah van Marcke’s photography is that you feel a sense of isolation in relation to space. She is really great at uniting the location and the subject which results in some pretty spectacular, thought-provoking shots. ♥ the alchemist

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July 13, 2007

Thuy Diep

Wow. Thuy Diep’s new collection is filled with so much texture and depth. Looking through the Fall collection, I literally kept shaking my head at the way the garments were draped and wishing I could touch them and fill my closet with these clothes. I love the detail of this skirt. Look at the scalloped […]

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Deborah Bowness

One of my favorite things to do is go to an Anthropologie store and look at the visual displays. There is so much inspiration in the way they decorate their interiors and the store windows. I saw this installation on one of my many visits to Anthropologie, but didn’t have my camera on me. Deborah […]

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July 11, 2007

Post Karte

I ♥ mail. I love sending it and I definitely love receiving it. Lately, everywhere I looked I saw all these great swaps in the blogosphere and I always missed the due date. Finally, I happened to catch one before its deadline. Montmartre had the awesome idea to do a paper swap with a twist: […]

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Faerie Queen

Vogue Nippon always has amazing editorials, look at this romantic visual set. These photos remind me of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Titania, Puck and Oberon. Here is Titania, Queen of Faeries Titania’s fairy train of servants, being mischievous and having fun My favorite picture which looks vintage and is so ethereal and inspiring: […]

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July 9, 2007

La Petite Salope

Loosely translated to english, La Petite Salope means the little strumpet. Looking at their collection of dresses, it calls to mind the complete opposite. These clothes are sophisticated with a tough, modern aesthetic. ♥ the alchemist

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July 7, 2007


T Michael has an edgy, stylish approach to menswear. Based in Norway, his designs have a sartorial sensibility and nothing beats a man in a sharp suit! I love the styling of this collection; these pictures were shot in the Mojave Desert on a polaroid camera. ♥ the alchemist

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July 6, 2007

The Golden Age

This is where the history geek in me squeals unabashedly about this sequel to Elizabeth. Not only have I seen the original movie numerous times, I’ve read several biographies and historical fiction about Elizabeth I. From the looks of the trailer, cinematically it looks great and the costumes are over-the-top, gorgeous, and Clive Owen is […]

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July 5, 2007


For their S/S 2007 collection, Lyell has simple silhouettes that seem airy and perfect for the humidity that swarms into and hovers over the city. Plus, I adore the Heidi-esqe braids. However, I am utterly obsessed with this tweed jacket and the overall styling from their A/W 2006 collection. ♥ the alchemist

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Nymphs are usually found in fairytales, yet Numph hails from Denmark. The creative result of seven young women, the collection is relatively new and there are a couple of pieces that I am drawn to. ♥ the alchemist

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