Le Happy Lua P

Photo source: Le Happy | http://glossfashion.com/le-happy/


Jacket ~ Modekungen
Jumper ~ Illustrated People
Blouse ~ Vintage
Leggings/ high waisted pants ~  Shop Market HQ

She calls herself a Peruvian living in LA. Her style sings the torn lyrics of Alice in Chains, the cool-aid dyed hair, burgundy Dr. Martens, and single ear earrings. Lua P of Le Happy has got some classic style with modern accessories. We like Lua P. I mean, look at that studded collar!

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Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva are True Creators

Take photographs, sure, but lets do it in such a way that it creates swirling dreams that dance around your minds eye and whispers little secrets into the overwhelming expanse of that which invites drop jaw and stare. NOW we have creation. Now we have tapped into what it is to create and to inspire.

Behold Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva. Possibly some of the most outstanding examples of fashion photography available.

Andrey and Lili create an experience for the viewer. They dissect the landscape and place models into the scene, making what can only be called a romantic dance dream.

The wardrobe choices, the accessories, the makeup. This, it is easy to say, is inspiration.

In this work, Andrey Yakovlev is the photographer, and Lili Aleeva is the art director and MUAH.

Photo source: Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva | Tropicana Unity | http://www.behance.net/gallery/TROPICANA-unity-/4697015

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Please, Just a Black And White Night

This started off as a search for a black and white dress, an elegant dress, one that is fit for beauty queens shimmering through the night with long black silk gloves on sipping from champagne glasses with perfect lipstick impressions planted confidently along the edge of the nights caress.

Then I found Kendra Spears photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer for Vogue Paris, May 2012 and I had to look no further; immediately enchanted I was and whisked off to a romance I had only to don my black rimmed Ray-Bans and pilot my Rolls Royce and precious cargo to the evenings gala.

I love the stockings, not to mention the hair..

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Alexandra Valenti is Up In Smoke

This article started off about fashion in smoke, then quickly turned to a profile of Alexandra Valenti after I looked at her photographs, where I found her smoke work.

Simply beautiful.

There are some artists you look at their work and you see a distance, a disconnect between personality and style. Then, there are other artists who integrate every essence of their body into what they capture with the lens. As an outside viewer, I almost get the feeling that I have just read Alexandra’s secret pages of a notebook she’s tirelessly drawn flowers, hearts, vines, and birds all over.

Oh, and she does it with some amazing style.

Photo source: Alexandra Valenti | http://alexandravalenti.com/

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She Had Flowers In Her Hair

Summer season brings out the gypsy in most people, throwing the long black ball gowns in the closet and pulling out the cut up jeans and sandals, weaving flowers in their hair. We love the summer. We dream about it for the rest of the seasons, for a time when we can run in the sand with bare feet, or lay in the park upon green green grass and laugh the day away with friends.

When the night time comes, how do you keep the summer spirit though? We can hold onto it with loads of bracelets beautifying our wrists, but perhaps we want to get just a little bit different. Perhaps we’ll put some flowers back in our hair?

Photo source: Brazilian Treatment | Karlie Kloss | Mario Testino #photography| Vogue US July 2012


Photo source: Tina Patni, http://www.tinapatni.com


Photo source: Tina Patni, http://www.tinapatni.com


Photo source: Judy Pak, http://www.judypak.com/


Photo source: Laura Ferreira, http://lauraferreira.com/


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Photo source: unknownPhoto source: Vogue | March 2010 | Anja Rubik and Nippon


Photo source: Vogue Italia | December 2011 | Karlie Kloss by Steven Meisel


Photo source: Vogue | 1965 | Jean Shrimpton by Bert Stern

Jeans Are Cool

Jeans are cool, when they’re cut up, torn to pieces, sewn on in square patches, cut short enough to make old ladies blush, and wrapped around your head.

Jeans are cool with the sleeveless crop top, jeans are cool with a bikini top, jeans are cool with a wool throw, but for the love of god, JEANS ARE NOT GOOD WITH CROSS-TRAINING SHOES.

Perhaps as a general rule, the cross-trainer should never be worn unless you’re exercising. This is fashion, not practicality.

Back to the scene.

Can you see bare feet with jean cuffs hanging into the sand, big hearts in the sand, wind blowing hair into that messy beach hair?

Photo credit: VOGUE PARIS | Editorial April 2012 | Anja Rubik by Hans Feurer found on Polyvore

Photo credit: VOGUE PARIS | Editorial April 2012 | Anja Rubik by Hans Feurer found on Polyvore

Photo credit: VOGUE PARIS | Editorial April 2012 | Anja Rubik by Hans Feurer found on Polyvore

Photo credit: VOGUE PARIS | Editorial April 2012 | Anja Rubik by Hans Feurer found on Polyvore

Photo source: Little Things Favors, http://blog.littlethingsfavors.com/?attachment_id=1728

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Photo source: Melanie Bordas Aubies, http://www.melaniebordasaubies.com

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Photo credit: Nirrimi, http://www.theroadishome.com/billabongcampaign-2/

Photo credit: Nirrimi, http://www.theroadishome.com/city-wandering/


The Naked Back: Crystal and Chandeliers

The naked back is about as daring an evening gown can get. The raw edges of a shoulder-blade, the sweet line of the spine, and the tender curves of the latissimus dorsi muscles simply cause eyes to stare and jaws to drop.

Be warned though, an open backs with the bra showing through, unlike the sleeveless crop top, is a waste of the open back. Just let it go. I’d rather see a Motley Crew concert tee than an open back with the bra showing through..

The event is fairly elegant. There are chandeliers and slicked back hair. There are pearls and long black gloves that carry slender bags that shift effortlessly throughout the night. There are long legs and ties that cut through the glare. There are toes so pointy that the meat cutter gets jealous and even then, there is refined edge on everybody’s mind that keeps the red wine flowing through crystal glasses.

And no, this ain’t no high school prom..

Can you picture it?

Photo credits: Georgina Stojiljkovic in Givenchy Haute Couture. Photo by Giulia NoniRussian Vogue June 2011

Photo credits: Etro Fall 2012


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Photo credit: Chanel

Photo credit: Elle UK July 2012 / Alexander McQueen

Photo credit: Jovani (http://www.jovani.com/short-cocktail-dresses/1283-110294)


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Photo credits: unknown

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Summer Needs Jingles

Summer is filled with sun. Summer is filled with short shorts and sleeveless crop tops. Summer is filled with big sunglasses and clothes that have leather hanging off of them and strong cocktails sitting on patios soaking the night in with friends and waiting for the sun to go down and acoustic guitars. Summer needs things that go jingle when you speak hand wavy. Summer needs things to get confused with hand bags and summer shawls. You know where I’m going with this: summer needs accessories.

Accessories that sometimes seem to much and can carry hidden packages to share with your friends.

Clearly, I’m a fan of accessories: bracelets, shawls, floppy bags, scarves, rings, and never forget the earings. The ones that jingle and possess an earthy element, welcoming the mother within. Explore the Gypsy. Enjoy leather.

I hope this gives you an idea of where I’m coming from.

Photo Source: Threadsense

Photo source: http://speechlesstrend.tumblr.com/post/16522690696

Photo source: http://birchandwillow.tumblr.com/post/21023107714/wanderlust

Photo credit: http://wiildantlers.tumblr.com/post/18588817912

Photo source: Olivia Wilde

Photo source: Spell & the Gypsy Collective (http://spellsjewellery.blogspot.de/)

Photo source: Spell & the Gypsy Collective (http://spellsjewellery.blogspot.de/)

Photo Credit: Daria Werbowy for Elle, France. 'Wild Spirit' by Cass Bird Styled by Anne-Marie Brouillet

Photo credit: Jewellery: 2 Bandits, Photographer: Zoey Grossman, Stylist: Ashley Glorioso, Model: Liza Yermalovich. Found on: http://www.babyisasinner.com/2012/07/2-bandits.html


The Sleeveless Crop Top

I’ve done a lot of research on how to figure out what the hell to call these things, but I’ve finally decided it’s a shirt that requires a multi-name for itself. According to Wikipedia Sleeveless Shirt knowledge, the shirt that best fits the description is the sleeveless t-shirt, simply because this shirt has no sleeves. Perhaps this is the true origin of the shirt, since it spanned from the 80’s super rock culture and muscle builders clubs as a shirt that had a big sleeve hole in it. However, today we see the monstrosity that is the sleeveless shirt, allowing for ZERO rib cage/side boob to show through..

Photo: Fitness Wear Blanks Inc

Make the pain stop, I know.

So, digging deeper, I was almost excited to stumble upon the crop top, but this seems to just mean a top that shows off the belly of a girl, or has a weird cropping along the bottom.

source: http://everything-fashion.tumblr.com/post/27688768636

I’ve decided it’s the sleeveless crop top. Because these shirts are usually attacked with scissors for resizing the sleeve hole, and often times do show off a bit of belly in the process..

Now that that’s all cleared up…




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“Loose change”. Natalia Vodianova by Craig McDean for W April 2002

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source: http://sam-flockhart.tumblr.com/post/4894175384


source: http://dontchaseboys.tumblr.com/post/15502575342


source: http://downmaryjanelane.tumblr.com/post/15610623744/never-knew-this-picture-would-get-7-000-notes

source: christeric.com

Thank goodness it’s summer. All you need now is a pair of trousers to chop up!

I think what makes these shirts so great is not necessarily when there is massive side boob, but when you can see a wide strap of a bra from the side.

source: http://cheyennemeetschanel.com/insta-coachella/


source: http://bridgetblonde.tumblr.com/post/27060489574

What’s your favorite summer style?

Artist Review: Ashley Joncas

Ashley Joncas is an artist, photographer, editor, fashionista, model, blogger, and overall, badass creative soul. We like Ashley.

Ashley is 20 years old, and I enjoy the web she spins on her blog, her words are mesmerizing.

What I find is the best how her images are frequently washed out a bit, and almost always in black and white, or very damn close to it. Her style is very alley cat style, meow meow foxy with Ramones bangs. It’s a good dig.

Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


For more of her style, more of her photographs, more of her, head over to her blog: Purely Couture and More. (ps. it’s a good idea to do that).