Hoarding School

Shoes are a lovely thing, really. I've never been much for hoarding, however, I think this is an indication of the beginnings of a TLC star. If I can gather all my shoes in one place somehow, I'll post that. For now~ a little peak at a small part of my collection.


Always RTW Fall

It's New York Fashion Week, and I have a confession: I've been studying Fall RTW collections rather than statistics/art history. It isn't really my fault! After all, Fall is my favorite season, and it's been an especially blustery billowing and blizzarding 2nd semester here in Milwaukee (It's as painful as it sounds). I wore tights to class one day, and you wouldn't believe the death glares I received. Incriminating glances that started at the toes of my riding boots, and shamelessly concluded eye level, in the form of daggers.

Anyway, the collection I felt most connected to was Zero + Maria Cornejo's. Most appealing were the concepts behind the forms. The peices all felt very architecturally driven, and comfortably geometric. I enjoyed the slight asymmetry. It's nice to see shapes that are simply shapes, not jagged lines contrasting from side to side in hopes of making a statement. Her pieces are feminine and luxurious, but not boring. Oh and the reappearance of deep blue, mustardy, taupe, and camel colors hit home for me.


Yurrhaus Show

Prints by anonymous. 
Don't want to embarrass anyone. 

Old Hollywood Theme Party

Thankfully, this city is sprinkled with inventive people to liven things up. The theme birthday party of last night was Old Hollywood, and it was a great success. I wore a vintage lace body con dress with pearls and an attempt at finger waves. The gentleman wore skinny ties and white-Ts and ray bans for a more casual look. 

UPDATE: I've found the perfect replacement for this dress, via Trina Turk gold shimmer cocktail dress

Happy Theme Parties!


Pot O'Gold

Goodwill on the southside of Milwaukee is my little slice of heaven. 4 untouched prints from Dublin, Ireland. Jackpot o'gold. (I'm a castle/architecture freak). yay!


2 Cents M-K-E + Valo Photography

Last week I had the last minute opportunity to attend the 2 cents mke magazine launch party. I mostly went to support my good friend David, who was in a spread for the issue.. but it ended up being a ton of fun. I did a little looking into what the magazine was all about and instantly loved it. Drum roll please... aaand a direct quote from the mag,

"We all get tired of going to the same places and and experiencing the same night out. C'mon, there's so much more out there, right under your nose."

Took the words right out of my mouth. Needless to say I'll be picking this up from now on. Another fun little tidbit- after a few riverwest steins and a pbr mimosa (yeah it actually tasted great, how about that?) I decided to go shopping. Slightly intoxicated shopping at 10pm. I ended up buying a dress from Project M Botique. Somehow, it actually turns out it fits and looks quite nice. Overall, quite a sucessful night.
Some photobooth shots:

I need to mention that my belt was too big and wouldn't stay on, thanks to Trevor suckering me into letting him wear the belt I was supposed to be using :)

(belt, American Apparel; dress, Urban Outfitters)

@ Stonefly
Riverwest, Milwaukee

2 Cents
Valo Photography
Project M Botique