Thursday, February 26, 2009

great expectations

really great coin purse for sale on all things ordinary. my first thought was that i wanted to print out the photo and frame it. isn't it great? i love that kara put the purse on the denim. i think it should be for sale as art.

alejandro cardenas

i kind of need this.

from james fuentes llc

alaia on ebay

why aren't these in my size?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

duskin on refinery29

please check out duskin's newest write-up on refinery29. refinery29 is one of my favorite sites to check out hourly. another honor here, to be included. thanks, megan!

figaro, figaro, figaro

i just got a copy of the newest figaro japan and am so excited to see the stylist, kate young, wearing duskin. kate has the best style, so it's such an honor to see her in my clothes. i feel validated now. thank you, kate!!! and thank you kanako!!!

tux blazer on kate, and the wrap dress is #7.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the air that i breathe

for some reason i google image searched "smoke" and came across this wonderful...image? animation? something...whatever it is, i wasn't able pull it off to embed, so i took screen shots b/c it's just so good, it needs to be shared. for the real, moving deal, please check it out here. kind of reminds me of jeremy blake and a bryan graf photo i loved.

Monday, February 23, 2009

the ground that you walk on


this photo is sooooooo sexy, i can't take it.
jane, from sea of shoes, has a semi-new blog called, "they don't call them lovers in high school, leeland" i got this image from there. it's (the blog and the photo) pretty brilliant, no? i think she needs a piece of duskin now.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

all things extraordinary

all things ordinary, one of my favorite blogs to look at (and read), is branching out, by way of the photo zine and a really cute web-store featuring great, inexpensive reads, and other pretty things, as i like to call them. i've already placed my pre-order for issue 1, and can't wait for it to come! i know it will be pure brilliance.

Friday, February 20, 2009

fancy pants

i recently shipped some pleated cotton pants, from spring duskin, to steven alan. if they aren't out just yet, they will be in the next few days. if you're in new york, please look out for them! and if you see them, tell me what you think! they ordered sand (light khaki) and black. they also come in putty (pictured) and a black silk charmeuse. of course i have every color, and i live in them....i have to say, they are really flattering because it's a straighter leg as opposed to a lot of the tapered styles out now, and sometimes that's hard to find with pleated pants. basically, if i didn't make them, i would still LOVE them!

coveting carine roitfeld

i can't believe i'm admitting this, but i kind of stalked carine roitfeld this evening at the v man ice-skating party. here she is, wearing that amazing coat, walking arm-in-arm with stephen gan, of visionaire. we were thisclose. i know i'd seen her before when i was an editor and still in the same world as her, but back then i guess i was jaded because it was like just another day for me...for some reason, now that i'm completely out of the scene (read: TOTAL OUTSIDER), it seems even more amazing to be in her presence...
who else was there...kanye west was probably the second most notable, even though i love to hate him. i didn't get a photo, because it was so busy at that point, and i'm not one to be that girl...but he was rocking his mullet and a red sweater. and some black sunglasses, i think...i can't remember- throw some free wine and beer into the mix and it all looks the same to me...unless you're carine roitfeld!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

duskin fall 2009 - lookbook

so since my website is not up yet (i can't make decisions regarding it), i asked my friend kyle to teach me how to make a gif, but instead he just did it for me because he's really good and fast at that stuff. i thought it would be a fun way to show the lookbook on here without taking up too much real estate. i know it's a little different from spring, but it's still very me, how i'm feeling. hope you like it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

lacoste fall 2009

i haven't seen it, but stumbled across these amazing boots on cinderella. i hope they produce them, because i am coveting.

*edit...the above photo is actually very close to what i'm like at the end of the night, especially during fashion week.

Monday, February 16, 2009

duskin fall 2009 - rough draft

still waiting to get it finished and printed (i'm a little behind), but just wanted to share- this is one of my favorite images from the lookbook...

i'm lucky to have a talented group of friends:
photo by matt wilson
hair/makeup by mandy bisesti
modeled by rebecca schiffman

take me away

wanting a car, but not the commitment, i decided to sign up for zipcar, on the advice of my friend annebet, from doucette duvall. after fashion week, i'll need a vacation from the city. who wants to come on a driving adventure?

image from marie claire maison, via please sir.

p.s. i want this to be the interior of my apartment!

hello, stranger

i like the look.

image via sartorialist.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

koi suwannagate fall 2009

back to basics and simply chic.
*edit- all the sweaters in this presentation reminded me of judy, from atlantis home, no?

images via

yigal azrouël fall 2009


images via

Saturday, February 14, 2009


michael pitt.
not sure what it is...his grittiness?

jamie bochert

love her look, still.
and if she's still dating michael pitt, i love her boyfriend, too.
image via

brand new start

apparently there are many, many fans of this little joy song.
listen to them sing along. i thought it appropriate for today, valentine's day. i'm flying solo, it's a brand new start.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

the scent of a woman

(viktor & rolf flower bomb extreme)

(balmain ambre gris)

(nina ricci l'air du temps in black lalique crystal)

(comme des garcons x stephen jones)

(ysl paris collector's bottle)

i can't vouch for all of the smells, but the taste in packaging is high. these bottles are like sculptures...and i need to start a sculpture collection.

* i pulled the these images off of random web stores...i just googled the names of perfume bottles i liked and then found some new ones too.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

banks violette

i love him. he dropped out of highschool, got his GED, then continued onto community college, then SVA, then grad school at columbia. i don't know why, but knowing that makes me love him even more.

check out the slideshow, the horse projection is just pure genius. as is the chandelier, the chair, the record player, and so on, and so forth...

slideshow courtesy of click the link for the interview.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

duskin in march 2009 elle

duskin is in the march 2009 issue of elle. jessica alba is on the cover, and we're on page 220. we had so much fun shooting that day, and everyone looks great (with the exception of myself)! thanks, whitney and everyone at elle, for a great write-up! xx

Monday, February 9, 2009

this thing called love

you know you have a good friend when, in the midst of hanging up a very important show, they stop everything to shoot your lookbook. early, on a sunday morning. and then they wait patiently as you edit through over a thousand images, so they can work their magic, in a rush, because you always need things yesterday...

that's matt wilson for you, and his show titled, this placed called home, opens with a reception on thursday. if you are in new york, please stop by. the show is up until march 11, 2009, so if you can't come on thursday, you have a month to make your way there.

here's a bit from the press release:
"matt wilson’s current body of work is part of an ongoing project, based upon a collection of transient observations, the landscapes of every day life and the people that call those landscapes home. it delves into the artist’s own history, his formative and current years within his home landscape and in the city he now resides and also, those of distant landscapes both literally and metaphorically he has traveled. a subtle, visually rich character study of what makes us who we are and the places we all inhabit and journey to, a chance to observe those looking outward whilst reflectively an opportunity to gaze inward."

for more information and images, please visit

this place called home
photographic works by matt wilson
521 west 25th street
ground floor

opening reception
february 12, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

here i am

today was a good day. now i want to sleep for days, and wake up stuck in the middle with you. and you.
and you,
and you.
photo via the stylish wanderer.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

let their fingers do the walking

i love the sound of the music with the pages flipping. something so comforting...

a magazine: curator: jun takahashi from undercover

Friday, February 6, 2009

show me show me show me how you do that trick

recovering from a little bronchitis, so this is the closest thing to kissing i'll have for a while. be back soon.
photo (aquascutum 09) via life in lomo

now playing: the cure - just like heaven

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

army of lovers

antique black sterling chain mail and silk epaulette by tem.

i've written about my friend tom meyers before, but i was just on his website, and came across this id cover shot by craig mcdean...and what a cover to have. if i could get away with it, that's how i'd wear the epaulette, too.

now playing: little joy - shoulder to shoulder

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

viktor & rolf pre-fall 09

photos via

monument to the new cult of coveting

jacob dyrenforth
untitled, 2008
acrylic, spray paint and thread on paper
22 x 30 inches
55.9 x 76.2 cm

even though i'm on my deathbed, i made it out last night to renwick gallery for jacob dyrenforth's show titled "monument to the new cult of sex and anarchy". all i'll say is that i was really blown away by the work, and was imagining every single piece in my home. if i can't have it all, maybe just one?

if you are in new york, please check it out. it's up until march 7.

new graphics
flower delivery