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Wishing on a Star : My Current Wishlist

It’s been so long since I’ve done a proper shopping post.  I’m always getting questions on where to buy clothing and suggestions on what I’m loving at the moment. This is right in time for the holidays so whether or not you still have some last minute buying or you want to simply know what my current wishlist is then voila!

swatch_watchesIt’s no secret that I’m pretty obsessed with Swatch watches. So, when I saw the new Fall collection, these were my favorites. The Circle in a Circle (left) for obvious reasons, it reminds me of days in the 90s when I would watch after school programs in my neon biker shorts and color with day-glo pens. The McPattern (right) just displays all the perfect plaids all in one. What better way to remember the 90s?

vanssk8hiAs someone who has recently become obsessed with the Vans Sk8 Hi shoes I had to include them. They go with just about anything and are a great change from the all stars and Authentics that I normally wear.

rollins_shirtFirst of all one of my secret obsessions is long sleeved graphic tees. Something that is pretty rare nowadays. When I first saw this shirt from NY label, Obesity & Speed modeled after Henry Rollins’ tattoos I thought, “brilliant”. Available at Deer Dana.

drAs if they couldn’t make Docs any more cool? Oh wait they just did. I’m seriously obsessed with these. Like to the point of madness. Available at Dr. Martens.

hungry_eyewearJust because we are in the dead of winter doesn’t mean we can’t still obsess about sunglasses. I discovered this Australian eyewear brand, Hungry just a few months ago and I’m completely amazed at their range. Each frame is so classic and perfectly unisex. I’ve been wearing this pair, The Bold Jacks for months on end with no plans to stop anytime soon.

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Cast of Vices has been one of my favorite brands for a while now. Their designs are always so imaginative and just edgy enough to push the boundaries of originality. The ‘coming or going‘ bracelet is a play on the hospital bands that we often overlook but they really are simple with great design features. Gimme.

gwenThe bondage pants of the 70s UK punk scene made a bit of a comeback in the 90s thanks to Gwen Stefani. I had a pair of Lip Service ones that were pink, white, and black. I’m also kicking myself that I have no idea where they are now.  Oh, well at least there’s eBay.

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When my buddy Sedge over at ASOS announced that she had written a book on the ins and outs of Twitter I was super excited. Being a fellow social media junkie and her being a fellow grunge sister I had to check it out. It’s full of some of the best accounts to follow and gives you pointers for navigating the world of Twitter. Available at ASOS.

jessePhotographer Jesse Frohman was the last photographer to shoot Kurt Cobain in a formal photoshoot. We’ve all seen the iconic photos from the last set but he finally released a book this Fall detailing his experiences and sharing unreleased photos and contact sheets. This is probably on the top of my list overall. Available at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed the selections! What are on some of your must have lists?

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Exclusive : Girl by the Window #2 by Francesca Costa

11There have been so many great submissions coming in lately that it’s hard to keep up. Here is the second in the “Girl by the Window” series from Francesca Costa in London. Each girl brings a different light and feeling to the set.  Take a look into Giuliana’s world, who is the latest ‘girl by the window’.

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model: Giuliana
designer: Margherita Garosci
stylist: Gaia Torres
assistant: Alessandro Dordoni

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Exclusive: After Glow by Mamen Fajardo

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This exclusive series for the site by Madrid based photographer Mamen Fajardo is a departure from the ‘grunge’ aesthetic that you immediately think of. That’s one of the reasons I like this one so much. Even outside the normal constraints of the term you can put your own individual interpretation on the era of music that birthed a fashion movement as well. Enjoy.

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Dress by Melania Moya; Necklace by Camelia Ríos Joyas ; Rings by Gustavo Delgado Joyas

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Top by Amaya Arzuaga; Necklace, rings & earrings by Gustavo Delgado Joyas

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Jacket by Natalia de Lara; Necklaces by Papiroga; Ring by Gustavo Delgado Joyas

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Dress by De la Rue; Earrings & Rings by Gustavo Delgados Joyas; Headpiece by CORE

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Vestido by Melania Moya; Necklace & Bracelet by Camelia Ríos Joyas; Ring by Gustavo Delgado Joyas

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Top by MadRubb; Bracelet,Ring, Necklace & earrings by Camelia Rios Joyas

 Photographer: Mamen Fajardo 

Model: Ángela Gómez de Olea 

Stylism: CORE 

MUA & Hair: Mario Rubio 

 

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Inspiration: Versus

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Sometimes it’s as if there are two people living inside my head. Each one has their own set of rules and moods. Today’s current mood is torn between minimal and grit. Two sides of my favorite and yet completely opposite aesthetic tastes.

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Model Files : Ringo Lukas

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 2.55.56 PMBeyond the runways of Paris and Milan lies the alternate lives of models. German model and musician Ringo Lukas is one of the latest male models that I’ve become intrigued with. From his simple and linear ink, chiseled cheekbones each shoot he does is giving me such inspiration. He’s modeled for Saint Laurent and Lanvin in the past seasons. Represented in Cologne by Tomorrow Is Another Day, I would love the chance to shoot with him one day. For now, let’s take a deeper look into his monochromatic style and impressive editorial resume.

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photos via tumblr | instagram | tomorrowisanotherday

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“Girl By The Window” by Francesca Costa for fashiongrunge.com

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This is the first in an ongoing series by London based photographer Francesca Costa. Here are a few words from her on the project:

“We asked female artists based in London to pose for us in their own apartments. Everything is shot with a film camera and Polaroids.”

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model: Cae
designer: Margherita Garosci
stylist: Gaia Torres
assistant: B. Costa

 

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“Death in Vegas” by Saray Ramos for fashiongrunge.com

Death in Vegas - edit saray ramos (1)Through an empty carnival and down old passages where life used to run free is where our new exclusive editorial from Saray Ramos takes us.  Deserted theme parks and carnivals happen to be some of my favorite places in the world so it was beyond awesome to receive for the site. Plus, the video is extra awesome.

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Death in Vegas - edit saray ramos (21)ph: Saray Ramos & Valeria Schettino

stylist: Jenny Mandera

model: Noemí Chaves

makeup & hair: red deer

fashion: Find de Luxe & stylist’s own