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  • 5th April
    2012
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Charlotte of Monaco has been my favorite royal for years. There is something about her undone look that is so alluring to me. Now that she’s in these Gucci ads she’s become something more: my eyebrow idol. I love how they are thick, natural and frame her eyes so well. Those French girls really know how to have that  je ne sais quoi beauty without ever trying.

Charlotte of Monaco has been my favorite royal for years. There is something about her undone look that is so alluring to me. Now that she’s in these Gucci ads she’s become something more: my eyebrow idol. I love how they are thick, natural and frame her eyes so well. Those French girls really know how to have that  je ne sais quoi beauty without ever trying.

  • 4th April
    2012
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  • 2nd April
    2012
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I’m not on the Jessica Biel train. I think she is blah. I don’t buy her fashion moment (although I like the Havisham Golden Globes dress) and the only thing I get about her and JT is that they both really dig doing sports. But I’ll readily admit that this W cover is fantastic. That W does a great job of making girls I’m not really interested in reading about look really appeal on their covers. And this is one of the reasons I’ve always loved W. Well, that and the writing.

I’m not on the Jessica Biel train. I think she is blah. I don’t buy her fashion moment (although I like the Havisham Golden Globes dress) and the only thing I get about her and JT is that they both really dig doing sports. But I’ll readily admit that this W cover is fantastic. That W does a great job of making girls I’m not really interested in reading about look really appeal on their covers. And this is one of the reasons I’ve always loved W. Well, that and the writing.

  • 14th March
    2012
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Today is a day (it’s 70 in NYC in March!) when I wish I could rock an outfit like this. I adore vintage metal tees (I actually listened to the bands as a teen) and ultra-long skirts scream let’s go for a picnic in the park. Of course, I’m always looking to finish a look by overaccessorizing. In fact, I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t layer on the accoutrement.

Today is a day (it’s 70 in NYC in March!) when I wish I could rock an outfit like this. I adore vintage metal tees (I actually listened to the bands as a teen) and ultra-long skirts scream let’s go for a picnic in the park. Of course, I’m always looking to finish a look by overaccessorizing. In fact, I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t layer on the accoutrement.


(Source: idressmyselff, via katemossisqueen)

  • 8th March
    2012
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  • 29th February
    2012
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Did I Miss the Red Jeans Thing?
That was my Facebook status and a tweet the other day. In some ways I feel like the Lady of Bath legs looks is so last whenever. But the other side of me is thinking that red jeans will make a great transitional item for late March into April. At first I avoided the color denim thing for fear of calling too much attention to my bottom half, but the more I think about it, the more I think red jeans could be a welcome addition to my piles of denim. They’d look great with my bow top from Tibi, my leopard print sweater that I’ve lived in all winter and my adored black blazer. I can also pair with my leopard ballet flats, awesome boots Husband got me for Christmas and ooooh! those amazing little booties by Ash. Of course, they’d also pair well with the perfect chambray shirt that has been alluding me for years…
What do you think? Should I opt for purple or a teal instead? And by the way, follow me on twitter @srajennamahoney

[Photos from LA Times Blog, Express Amazon Yoox Revolve Clothing, Zappos]

  • 22nd February
    2012
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Need. Want. Now. Marni for H&M


The look books for the loveliness that is the Marni/H&M collab have been clogging up the internet this week. Of course at first glance, I desired everything from the sequin collar to the maxi dress. But as with most collaborations, I found myself weighing the usefulness of such items. I can’t tell you how many sequins collars I’ve bought and returned in the past six months and how downright unflattered I look in maxidresses (although, I do believe that one day the right one will come along). One item that I can’t stop salivating over is this leather top. It.is.everything. It is like the ending to last night’s Parenthood—it makes me cry (except with happiness). What I really adore about this buttery item of love is the gray/brown combo, which is almost as impossible to achieve by mere mortals. It also has a more timeless vibe then collab items normally have, don’t you agree? My coveted top will go so well with all jeans—skinny or wide—, my I-wish-I-had-more-of-them cropped pants that I’ve got to safety pin together to stay up, as well as a few of my skirts, especially a vintage denim number that I break generally only on the Cape or to pair with an APC collarless jacket. Ooh! This top will also look fabu under my APC collarless blazer. That’s it—I’m waiting in line for this!  

[Photos from Lucky]

  • 14th February
    2012
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Happy V-day. I woke up this morning all ready to show my love.  I was really hoping that somehow my closet would have sprouted a polka-hearty top in black or gray, of course, that I could pair with my rocking og brassy heart earrings from Bing Bang. But alas, all I’ve got to go with those hearts on my ears are some other pieces from Anna Sheffield’s earlier days. I’m swimming in her creations and wishing I had discovered some of these items a little earlier… I mean, how cute is that hoodie? Those elbow patches are killing me! And I don’t need to tell anyone that knows me, my weakness for all things Comme and Crew. Maybe next year… (hint, hint, ahem someone named Husband.)

[photos from ASOS J.Crew Revolve Clothing Franklin Marshall Bing Bang]

  • 14th February
    2012
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  • 13th February
    2012
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Band of Outsiders


Before Heath, the Oscar noms and the pixie cut, Michelle Williams was another girl who looked familiar because she used to be on a tv show. Around NYC, including our Pilates class, most people didn’t seem to notice her. She was a bit of an outsider. And I sort of think she liked it.
A few years later she became known as one of our generation’s finest actresses and awesome style setters.
I love the newly released images of her for Boy By Band of Outsiders. They capture her allure and aloofness, and yes, outsider-ness, in that way that she is able to transform beyond her name and identity and enter the roles she plays.

[images from The Cut]

  • 11th February
    2012
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  • 8th February
    2012
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Paris Versus New York


As with living in NYC, I go through phases with Paris. Sometimes I think it is so overly lauded and other times I want to move there. Thanks to my quickie weekend trip last year at this time, I’m fully in the latter camp these days. Paris, even when gray, has a certain allure that February in NYC just doesn’t have. So it would seem fitting that during my daydreams and realistic quests for how-in-the-heck-are-we-going-to-live-in-Paris-when-we-haven’t-the-slightest-skillz-at-parlez le français research, I’d see this the interwebs going crazy for Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, a new book of 100 city images by artist Vahram Muratyan.

The simplicity of the images are impactful, artful and—hey, guess what—sort of true.
Although, some super fashiony people may take umbrage with the Superheros one, as it features Karl V MJ, who actually spends most of the year living and working in Paris. JS.

Of course, the travel writer in me adores the CDG V JFK print. I’d love to frame it over that bar cart I’m going to get, someday.

[images from Amazon and Anthropolgie}

  • 6th February
    2012
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  • 25th January
    2012
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  • 21st January
    2012
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