Leather
Fri 06.21
Romantic Couture

Romantic Couture: Flower Shower

I just got back to the States after spending a week in the most romantic city of Earth – Florence. From luncheons at the private Cavalli garden to dinners in picturesque Boboli Gardens, I’ve got blooms on the brain. Roses, peonies – if it has petals, I want it. Leave the garden-variety flowers in the […]

Thu 06.20

3.1 Phillip Lim Leopard-Printed Leather: Welcome to the Jungle

I’m more than ready to follow Phillip Lim into the jungle with his chic leopard-printed leather collection. As if the cat’s spots weren’t fierce enough, he’s now transferred them onto fall-friendly leather. Pick and choose what you love, but remember – the laws of the jungle dictate that if you go too far with the […]

Tue 06.04

Clemmie Watson Leather Stud Cape

For those who are proud of their breasts, Clemmie Watson’s leather stud cape is the perfect piece to showcase them without actually showing them. Whether it’s a pair of chandelier earrings, a statement necklace, or some shoulder pads, Clemmie’s style is all about draping and accentuating (and her tongue-in-cheek sense of humor). She hand makes […]

Tue 05.21
Wonder Woman Cuffs

Wonder Woman Cuffs: Superhero-Sized

The season of superhero blockbusters is in full swing, but the best of all is missing from the pack – Wonder Woman. I’m truly obsessed with her (my sister and Tina even had me dress as WW for my bachelorette party in Vegas!!), so in honor my missing in action heroine, I’m arming my summer […]

Fri 05.03

Best Punk Jewels: Ready to Rock

The Punk Shop section of Moda Operandi is my new obsession. I’m dying to see the MET’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition (running from May 9th – August 14th) – these jewels will have to get me through until then. I would never get a tattoo like the VBH Black Diamond Tattoo Band ($8,250), but […]

Mon 04.29

Kendall Conrad Jewelry: Brass Band

I met Kendall Conrad on one of my recent trips to LA. The fifth generation Californian has an empire that includes everything from bags to shoes to jewels. I love it all, but the clean lines of her brass and leather jewelry line are impeccable. Their distinctive curves were inspired by the work of architects […]

Fri 04.26

LUBLU Kira Plastinina: Child Prodigy

I just met the lovely designer behind LUBLU, Kira Plastinina. At the young age of 20, this Russian-born talent has accomplished more than most people will in their entire lives. But if you think 20 is young, get ready for this – she launched her Kira Plastinina line at just 14 (makes you think about […]

Wed 04.24

Top 5 Colored Leather Jackets: The Blue Period

Got the blues? So do I! And even though I spend my summers in the Asian tropics, I’ve also had a serious craving for leather jackets lately. It only makes sense to bring these two obsessions together. Mugler’s royal blue stunner (on Shopbop for $2,765) will be the first to enter my court of couture. […]

Mon 04.08

BCBG Spring 2013 Collection: Lucky Strike

Disclaimer: I haven’t shopped at BCBG in well over 10 years. I love the clothes and wore them all the time when I was in my twenties, but after a while I figured I was too old for the brand’s famously tight skirts and flirty tops. That was until I saw the spring collection. Elegantly […]