Monday, October 27, 2008


I could just about die! I need a whole lotta Alaia! Especially these chagreen ballet flats. I mean have your e.v.e.r.

Me n.e.i.t.h.e.r.

Shagreen is a hide created from sharks and rays, which has an unusually grandualted surface. The name derives from the french chagrin meaning annoyance, no doubt referring to the resped surface of the skin. In addition to being a luxury material, shagreen is also used on the handles of swords and daggers in order to prevent slipperiness.

And hey, we love a nything that can go from runway to alleyway and have looking chic no matter which way we turn!

*Alaia shagreen ballet flat with grosgrain trim. New in box. Originally retailed for $1764 and priced at $900.

Nude Available in a size 36.

Black available in a size 37.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008


Deviant behavior at Prada . . . we just love it. Miuccia's Spring 2008 collection marked a departure from Prada's signature 50s garden party chic and turned a dark dark corner. We adore a drak corner. Especially with a cocktail.

For this collection, Miuccia turned away from usual housefrau muse and turner to some half goth/half flapper/half seventies rock & roll runaway who doodles fairies and pixie dust all over her stolen guitar case.

You know, the girl who wore pajamas all day long and smoked cigarettes on line at the bank with her shoulders wrapped in a hand-made crocheted afgan. The girl who recieved handwritten love letters from Nick Drake that smelled of vetiver or gasoline.

You know you love her too. She's probably responsible for sneaking you out of the house for your first Kate Bush concert . . .

Now ladies, inherit her wardrobe, inherit the wind . . .

*Prada white cheongsam fairy blouse with black silk piping. Available in a size 46. New with tags. Originally retailed for $1555 and priced at $800.

**Prada white silk fairy trouser pants. Avialble in a size 44. New with tags. Originally retailed for $tktk and priced at $.

***Prada sheer silk fairy top with petal panels at the shoulders. Available in a size 40. New with tags. Originally retailed for $$2280 and priced at $1160.

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STAFF PICK: Professor Burns

Staff Member: Professor Burns

On the Decks: Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, & Product of the 80s by Prodigy, BigTwins & UnPacino

Star Sign: Cancer

Pick: ***Louis Vuitton red rubber polka dot skirt

Et Pourqouis: Nothing says loving like an LV latex skirt! Porno Chic!

Can Be Seen At: FIELD: A Movement Workshop in the Territory & Mindset of Space

Every Saturday in November from 2:00 - 4:30 pm

$150 for the whole shebang/$40 per class

Wouldn't Be Caught Dead: A Jonas Brother's Concert or on the tennis courts after dark

***Louis Vuitton Red Rubber Polka Dot Skirt. Available in a size 36 for $1100. In next-to-new condition!

Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder (Trust Sister Bear . . . $1.99 @ most Walgreen's)

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Ok, so we know that purple was the jewel tone oft spotted sashaying down the runway, but lady, we'd rather take a trip to Emerald City. That's right Mary. Let all those other shrinking violets fade away like a bad memory, we're here to kick ass Jade Fox style. So, we've thrown up a couple of our chlorophyll choices. I mean hey, why not soldify your committment to going green than with with semi-couture?

*YSL signature velvet & silk skirt suit. In a size 42 and priced at $1300. In next-to-new condition!

**Ralph Lauren Purple Label velvet dress with mesh ballerina skirt. In a size 8. New with tags. originally retailed for $4800 and priced at $2400.

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Dossier, our favorite new lifestyle magazine's second issue was just shelved in the stacks of your favorite newstand. This issue promises to be a feast for the mind, heart & eye featuring a Zac Posen-directed homage to Yves Saint Laurent starring Posen pal Paz de la Huerta, photography from image icon Steephen Shore and culinary directions from Mario Batali. Delish!


Yesterday . . . all my troubles seemed so far away. That's 'cuz I was yuking it up at the opening of the Vanity Fair portraiture exhibit at the LACMA! The exhibit juxtaposes the rare vintage prints of the magazine early years with works from the publication's contemporary issues in order to examine the way in which celebrity and photography have interacted over the past century. The show, which makes it's only US stop, here in town, showcases snaps from Cecil Beaton, Imogen Cuunningham, man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, & Annie Leibowitz. And of course, it wouldn't be a Vainty Fair without Helmut Newton.

From October 26th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Put your money where your mouth is, Mary!

I wonder whose lever Christos will be pulling come November . . . let's look to the LA TIMES for answers, shall we. This little ditty was posted on the LA TIMES Image section online, written by one of the most tenacious and fashion forward of LA Style Scribes, Emili Vesilind.

All The Rage -->
Sarah Palin shops resale in real life
Sarah Palin's $150,000 campaign wardrobe has been dominating the news the last two days, but off the campaign trail, it seems the folksy politico isn't a Neiman's shopper -- she regularly peruses the racks at designer resale store Out of the Closet in Anchorage (ironic, considering her stance on gay marriage).
Wearing discounted Valentino and Versace still doesn't put Palin in the financial realm of an "everyday American," but it's a step down from the spanking-new designer threads she's been sporting on the trail.
Retailer Christos Garkinos recently hosted the owners of the Alaskan store at Decadestwo, the designer resale store he co-owns with Cameron Silver in Los Angeles. "I was saying that Alaska's been in the news a lot, and they said that Palin shops at their store all the time," he said. The Out of the Closet owners ended up "buying a ton of stuff," but the L.A. retailer -- a staunch Sen. Barack Obama supporter who recently married his longtime partner -- said he was so skeeved out at the thought of Palin wearing clothes bought from his store, he donated 100% of the sales to the Obama campaign.
A salesperson at Out of the Closet in Anchorage (no connection to the charitable thrift store chain of the same name) confirmed that Palin is a regular customer, but declined to discuss her sartorial predilections. I'm guessing skirt suits.
-- Emili Vesilind

Thursday, October 16, 2008


OMG, MARY . . . today is the day to get your man a little something special for Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, his brithday if he's Capricorn . . . you name the occasion, we've got the garment. And frankly, most of the men we know have wardrobe's that need a woman's touch. Otherwise he'd still be wearing that Starter jacket from 1989, know what I'm sayin'? Holler.
Check out the goods on!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Our favorite skin to be in this Fall is crocodile--for sure. There's something about the colder months that demands accesories in a thicker skin with texture, cast in deep rich colors. Here's our favorite handbags for Fall: one* has a timeless classic shape & style, the other** is any boho babies' piece de resistance. Either way you'll be on top of the the trend. for further information or to purchase, please contact: After While Crocodiles . . .
* Gucci Cherry Crocodile Handbag. Priced at $3750.
**B Romanek Chocolate Crocodile Handbag with Chain Strap Detailing. Priced at $1000.

Patrick McMullan @ the LACMA

This just in . . . Patrick McMullen will join the Costume Council, in kicking off their 55th season at the LACMA tonight, October 14th, at 7:00 pm. A longtime photojounalist for numerous publications including Vogue, the New York Times, & Harper's Bazaar, McMullan's camera has captured the chicest celebs for the past three decades. The famed fashion fotog will give a talk on his experience in the fashion world, followed by a signing of his new book "Glamour Girls". Apparently, a few unnamed glitterati guests will be joining McMullan. We wonder who will be in the house?


5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tix for Council Members: $25

Tix for Non-council Members: $50

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Ooooooooh, have we got the best schwag for all of our mens and the ladies who love them . . . We're throwing all of the best Menswear we could get our hands on up on on Thursday October 16th! we've got garb from from Prada to Neil Barrett to YSL to Ralph Lauren to Martin Margiela--you get the idea. We've been in the business of making you ladies look fabulous for so long, now it's time to make sure what you've got underneath your arm is just as smooth!