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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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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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Beauty Crush : Glossier

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The beauty world has always been some type of alternate universe for me. I’m not the typical girl who wears makeup every time she leaves the house. In all honesty I’d rather sleep an extra 15 minutes than put on makeup. I prefer to really cling to the term, “less is more” when it comes to skincare.

Enter, Glossier.

 

Glossier (rhymes with dossier), the new simple-no nonsense skincare by Emily Weiss of beauty blog, Into the Gloss is the latest  to hit my medicine cabinet. I’m a sucker for simple and clean packaging, which they pretty much nailed. Along with the Phase 1 set comes a page of super 90s inspired stickers to decorate your bottles and make them all your own. I’m a sucker for customization. It’s been about a month that I’ve had the series so a proper review is in order.

rosewaterspraySoothing Face Mist | This is pretty much the best ever. I’ve been looking for a rosewater spray for years with no alcohol ever since one of my favorites was discontinued. There really are no words for how great and useful this is. You can use it as a toner, which I do or as just a simple refresher in the afternoon. I need to reorder already because I’m totally obsessed.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset| Priming Moisturizer | Probably one of the most important skincare products is moisturizer. It’s often underestimated but so important. No matter how tired I am each day I always wash my face and put on moisturizer each morning/night. With the cold bitter weather coming here this is the perfect base for your makeup or just a standalone product to wear when heading out the door. It’s got a great texture and never feels greasy or oily on your skin. A tip for this winter: keep this in your bag for a quick skin repair.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset | Balm dotcom | The name of this balm is an understatement. It really is the bomb. It’s marketed as more of a salve which can be used on dry and part of your skin that need just a bit more lovin. As someone who has tried about a bazillion different balms, the fact that this one is on regular rotation is quite a feat.

tinted moisturizer| Perfecting Skin Tint | For someone who doesn’t want to wear foundation, but still wants to have an even radiant skin tone, look to the perfecting skin tint. It comes in three shades that easily blend with many skin colors. With diamond powder as a key ingredient, how can you really go wrong?

I have to tip my hat to Emily and the crew of Glossier for creating such a great range of products that appeals to all essential beauty needs with a touch of fun!

products c/o Glossier

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“Meeting Across the River” by Maxi Diaz for fashiongrunge.com

1-1I love when I come across new submissions from New York City. Photographer Maxi Diaz, who is based in Spain sent this colorful edgy urban story from his recent trip to the city. Combined with playful patterns, 90s trends, and a tomboy feel this editorial is just what we all need to take the chill off these upcoming winter months.

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6-1top by Lana Redman, shorts by FONY, shoes by Celine

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8-1dress by Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty

9-1photography: maxi diaz

stylist: caitlan hickey

model: maira moura @ marilyn

hairstylist: alyssa lorraine

makeup: ricardo delgado

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Menswear Monday : Evan Peters

evan-peters-on-quicksilvers-look-in-x-men-days-of-future-pastYes, it’s Tate. If you watch American Horror Story then you will totally get this post. Over the past four seasons actor Evan Peters has played a multitude of characters all from the anthology series by Ryan Murphy. He’s been a depressed grunge teenager, a suspected serial killer, a frat boy Frankenstein and now in the current Freak Show season, he’s just Jimmy Darling.

One of the reasons I like Evan Peters so much is his impressive dossier of characters in such a short period of time. Completely adapting to the environment and decade almost seems like such an ease.  He’s engaged to Emma Roberts, a fellow cast mate. Also, he doesn’t do many shoots but the ones I’ve seen are pretty badass.

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