Following in the footsteps of the lovely Gala at iCing, I'll be posting a little link collage each Thursday of fashion gems and related fabulosities. Sometimes I don't want to fill up all your feed readers with 17,000,000 little posts about this and that...so here you go, no installments, just one lump sum of style joy.
- Lane Crawford - This Chinese luxury boutique has, for the first time that I've noticed, started advertising in Vogue. Their advertisement spreads are works of art themselves; it took me a minute of revelling in the awesome photos to realize it wasn't a Vogue fashion spread! Their combinations of words and images is light years beyond most Western retailers'.
- Haruki Murakami - I've finally read Norwegian Wood, and it might be my favorite of his books (though The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles is a tough contender). For me, reading his stuff is a gorgeously, almost-visual experience. It's the real world but not quite; things are everyday but not; and everything is described with luminous weirdness.
- Purple - Purple is arriving for spring in a big way (I know, it happened in fall too, but spring's purple is a more clear, wicked jewel tone). A lot of people think it's a daring color and won't attempt wearing it, but it actually is flattering to almost every skin tone. I'm thinking how rad a tee-shirt dress in bright purple would be...any tips on where to find one?
- Jenny Dayco stud earrings - I got these at Aero & Co on W. Third St., and they were immediately stolen from my luggage when I went to the Bread&Butter fair in Barcelona. I was DEVASTATED--so much so that I actually went back and bought them again! (They look like these to the right, but without the hoops.) They're kind of tongue-in-cheek punk luxe...I adore them.
There's scads more, but I'll save up for next week. What do you love this Thursday?