25 August 2007


I know I said I wouldn't be blogging, but I have to post an apology to my lovely readers. I just received a notice from Blogger saying I had dozens of unmoderated comments, some of them dating back a few months. In other words, many of you have been thoughtful enough to comment, but your comments have been sitting ignored somewhere in cyberspace. I'm sorry! They're published now! I don't know what happened.

At any rate, I'm enjoying the Midwest and spending time with Bison of Unusual Size (but I'm learning that Midwesterners are very particular about just who gets to be called "Midwestern" - it's a sensitive topic).

Next week I'm off to Chicago. I've never been before, so if any readers have been to Chicago and have any advice, I'd love to hear it.


17 August 2007

au revoir, adiós, auf Wiedersehen, arrivederci, さようなら, adeus, vaarwel

I'm off to the grand old Midwest and I don't seem to blog whilst I travel (note the huge gap from 9/06-01/07). This time I'm only gone for five weeks. Enjoy the end of summer.

Be back in time for Fall fashions. xo, IHG

P.S. In the mean time, here's a pretty video to watch (esp. if you like Piet Mondrian).

09 August 2007

They Used a Stand-In

I know that this is supposed to be Gwyneth Paltrow, but I'm pretty sure it's Carmen Kass. What did they do to Gwyneth?

08 August 2007

Where's Snow White?

Gemma in Lanvin on i-D, but where's her counterpart?
Nominally, I'm posting this because Hilary Rhoda looks uncannily like Ali MacGraw. But do I really need an excuse to post these Matthew Williamson disco ball bracelets?


07 August 2007

The Sartorialist got a great picture of Ulla in New York. Her outfit is simple, but by belting her sweater she suddenly looks quite fashionable.

Golden Gwyneth On W

I'm excited to see the new fall magazines. Gwyneth Paltrow nabbed W's cover (for its biggest issue ever). With her hair and makeup, she looks like she was plucked right off of a Versace runway.

Catherine McNeil for Fall

I like this selection of fall looks, catching some of the season's signatures (high-waisted pencil skirts, statement making hats, unexpected sweaters, great boots, reds), but which would you wear?

Costume National - really basic shape but with eye-catching detailing on collar, no accessories, disheveled hair.
Giambattista Valli - a little witchy, but very crisp.Louis Vuitton - a lot going on, a burnt palette, comfy, booties, and an artist's tam-o'-shanter -ish hat.
photos: style.com

06 August 2007

Polish Street Fashion

Because my brother is currently in Poland, I thought I'd give a nod to Polish Street Fashion.

Follow the link for an abundance of vibrant colors and patterns, flats, costumey jewelry, pixie bangs and red hair.

05 August 2007

Les Colliers Rouge

Since I'm always looking for more ways to wear red.

Vogue Paris

So, So Not Generic

Louis Vuitton has done something no other fashion house has done - they've named a Nobel laureate and former Soviet leader as the face of their luggage campaign. Mikhail Gorbachev, photographed by Annie Leibovitz and appearing beside the Berlin Wall, is replacing Scarlett Johansson this fall. Catherine Deneuve will appear as well. Any thoughts?

Moda en la calle

Vogue España's "Moda en la calle": I couldn't help but notice that this pedestrian's dress is awfully similar to the Anna Sui dress I've posted on and am pining for.

Australia's Next Top Model

Apparently the Australian version of Top Model has a lot more credibility and clout than the original. Unlike the American version, in which "top" models get a short-lived cosmetics deal and a photoshoot in Elle, the Australian winner, Alice Burdeu, has landed a September Vogue cover.
Winners from America's Next Top Model usually hit the party circuit for a few months and then fade quickly, unless they can score another fifteen minutes by humiliating themselves on lowest-tier reality shows. Also, on ANTM, neither the contestants nor the winner actually look like top models (like the Gemmas, Darias, Doutzens, Frejas, Stams and Sashas of the world). The contestants look like catalogue models at best, which would be fine if the show was called America's Next Top Catalogue Model.

The stunning and versatile Burdeu actually looks like she could do couture runway, land competitive campaigns and do beautiful editorials. (And she's Faye Dunaway's doppegänger, too.)

Pucci Denim

Pucci is pairing up with Seven for All Mankind to create a line of bold colored jeans.

04 August 2007

Raising The Standard

This fashionista in Milan is taking the high waists to a whole new level.
The Sartorialist

03 August 2007

Plaid and Baubels

Plaid and baubles seem like an unlikely match, but SJP makes it work, don't you think?


01 August 2007

Doll Clothes

For some reason, these dresses by Marc Jacobs (L) and Anna Sui (R) remind me of doll clothes. They also have a bit of a Latin vibe to them. Which dress do you prefer?

Pendleton Goes Metropolitan

This plaid coat by 3.1 Phillip Lim is like a highbrow take on all the Pacific Northwest logging shirts I see. It's Pendleton Goes Metropolitan .

Fall Shoes

My two shoe choices for Fall: Navy and gold boots by Chloe, and glossy tortoiseshell (with gold) pumps by Christian Louboutin. I still can't get enough of the gold accents on everything.