I just think everything about these pictures is gorgeous. Their braids, the minimal makeup, the cream with tan leather. This editorial is the work of Simon Burstall for the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire US. The models are twins, named Ieva and Aida Aniulyte. I got the images from fashiongonerogue.com.
Our new favorite places because of the sense of adventure as well as the red color and great lighting. So sorry for my absence this month-- I am nearly done with my thesis and I promise I will be all yours very soon!
[Dresses - HM and Urban Outfitters, boots - Zara, necklace - little shop in NYC, lip color - MAC Impassioned, nail color - Essie Lifeguard]
I love the look of a bandeau, or any cropped shirt really, with high-waisted bottoms. I think it's something I'll be doing a lot more as the weather gets warmer here in new york, probably with outfits a little more casual than the one I'm wearing here in this post. In reference to my title, my top is simply a scarf that I borrowed from Sarah and folded into a bandeau. I wore this to brunch with Sarah and it was definitely uplifting to dress up on a gloomy day!
[blazer - thrifted; bandeau - borrowed from sarah; skirt - forever21; heels - steve madden; bag - sisley]
Now that I live in New York City, I have a newfound appreciation for thrift stores... and fire escapes! I got this dress while thrift shopping with Sarah a few weeks ago when she was visiting. For those of you that live here in the city or ever plan on visiting, I highly recommend taking a look at some of the thrift stores in the East village area (Buffalo Exchange, Cure Thrift Shop, and No Relation Vintage). Since the dress is so floral and feminine, I decided to pair it with my trusty faux leather jacket and my lace-up boots. These photos were taken on my apartment's fire escape, a fun place for blog photos as long as I avoid looking down (I'm terribly afraid of heights)!
For graduation, my uncle Jason met me in New York City and he and a friend of his took me out to dinner at Daniel Boulud's incredible four star restaurant "Daniel." We chose the six course tasting menu and were off on a true culinary adventure. I had duck terrine with sicilian pistachio, peekytoe crab salad with cumin-carrot coulis, thai snapper ceviche with cucumber vinaigrette, grilled alaskan king salmon with chanterelle, duo of beef, and finally warm guanaja chocolate coulant with liquid caramel, fluer de sel, and milk sorbet. My uncle surprised me with a special grapefruit dessert bearing "Congratulations Sarah" in a beautiful chocolate script! Dessert was accompanied by coffee, fresh madeleines and an assortment of chocolates.
My uncle and his friend both looked sharp in suits and ties. I wore my new long chiffon skirt, and borrowed M's top and bag. It was so much fun dressing up for a formal occasion!
[Skirt - American Apparel, belt - J Crew, top - HM, bag - Sisley, boots - Forever 21, watch - Michael Kors]