The gentlewoman: Fave looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2011.

  1. Rützou
  2. Benedikte Utzon
  3. Stine Goya

Melancholy muses.

  1. Naty Chabanenko by Nagi Sakai for Please Magazine F/W 2010
  2. Anita by Ryan Yoon
  3. Maria Palm by Rick Shaine for Cover Magazine Sep 2010
  4. Kirsi Pyrhonen by Samuli Karala for Muse #23 Fall 2010
  5. Ming Xi by Liang Xi for Elle China Sep 2010

Dark shaman.

Innovative conceptual label bARBARA i dONGINI stuns with dark beauty at Copenhagen fashion week (happening Feb 2-6). Veils of hair create a dangerous mystique; wrapped up feet invoke a crippled power. Draped layers, tatters, strings cascade from the model’s bodies, pulsing with the seduction of some terrible ritual.

bARBARA i dONGINI A/W 2011 – Copenhagen Fashion Week
Photo credit: Copenhagen Fashion Week®

Second skin.

The fashion forecast promises spring; the weather forecast threatens with more snow. It is a cruel fate to shop for enticing flower prints and fluttery fabrics while snowed in during the Chicago blizzard. Thus, I have found the perfect transition piece–these light maxi dresses are easily adapted for colder climates with thick tights, long sweaters and woolen accessories of the scarf kind to wrap around your stylish and not-anymore-shivering body. And, come spring, which will hopefully and actually come, one may shed the above layers, throw on some cute suede boots and weave a spring garland into one’s hair. Perfect.

  1. Long Sleeve Ribbed  Dress from NeedSupply
  2. Tencel Rib Maxi Dress from Free People

Lovely austere.


  1. Judith Bedard by Adrian Nina for SOMA October 2010
  2. Guinevere van Seenus by Daniel Jackson for Acne Paper Sweden #7
  3. Ayten Alpun for Marie Claire Turkey November 2010