Thursday, October 27, 2011
|Vivienne Westwood Red Label Blazer - Size 40/US 6/UK 8|
This blazer is super haute. It's preppy but also tongue in cheek. The shoulders, bust and waist are flawlessly tailored. It has clean lines and a very posh silhouettte. I love this interpretation of the signature heart collar. Now you'll never wonder what it would look like if Vivienne Westwood designed a prep school uniform...
This gem will be up for auction starting tonight and ending the evening of November 6th - 10 days only! For more pics, details and to bid see it here.
I will be posting new stuff Thursdays and Sundays all month long. Check out my other auctions and remember to check back here for updates and highlights.
xo - jocelyn
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Portland Collection by Pendleton. I stumbled upon this new line on the Anthropologie site and was immediately intrigued. Pendleton is an American classic but with the exception of the occasional vintage piece (The Dude's Cowichan, for example) I've never been a big fan.
The Portland Collection is spendy but the pieces are timeless. Pendleton is known for quality craftsmanship and each of these classic pieces will get years of use in the right closet. The spirit of independent design is prevalent in this line but the look is still very Pendleton. Native American inspired pieces are hot right now and Pendleton has a rich history of perfecting the style. The über hip ad campaign is flawlessly executed (and a reminder that you should never underestimate the power of lifestyle branding). My favorite piece is the Penobscot Poncho. It has definitely made it to the top of my winter wishlist.
xo - jocelyn
Images: Fall 2011 Lookbook, The Portland Collection Blog
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Dark clouds rolling over Lake Merritt
For as long as I can remember Fall has been my favorite season. I love a drizzly day, a chilly breeze and rolling clouds. I love Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love layering.
This year, for the first time I am actually dreading the "change" in the season. With the exception of a handful of unusually hot days that hit the East Bay over the last few months it was a chilly, cloudy summer. Before that was a chilly, foggy spring. Fall, so far: a week of dark and rainy days followed by a few hot and sunny days.
I live in an area famous for it's moderate climate. Am I complaining? Yes, I am. Without a doubt I am ready for a change. Most notably, I am ready to experience summer again - so I can go back to looking forward to Fall....
xo - jocelyn