Snow White in Brooklyn

I found some time in between the show and the event of my previous post to visit my favorite Brookyln shop, SlapBack (it was a full day). It’s a pin up, rockabilly, retro girlie’s dream in there and the shop owner Renee is just fabulous.

As it turns out the latest among her beautiful frocks is the Steph Buscema Snow White print dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing. Let’s cut to the chase. The fit is perfect . And fit is king (queen? Princess?) in my world.  The colors are bright and fun. We’re talkin’ super saturated here. At first I didn’t think it was a “me” dress, as I honestly tend to prefer more subtle/simpler displays of my geek love. That being said, I was turned on by the fact that Buscema’s print is based off of the original story. The print smartly depicts comb and corset motifs, as the apple of Disney’s version was but one of three attempts on Snow’s life. This is smart designing, people.

Furthermore, I have a great appreciation for people who can design prints. 8+ years of design school and I still struggle with conceptualizing a repeating pattern. Unless it’s a stripe or plaid. I can design gorgeous plaids for days, but things like florals and novelty prints such as this… does not compute.

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If My Blog Was an Outfit

At long last I have jumped aboard this chic geek girl blogger bandwagon, joining my friends: The Nerdy Girlie, Girl Gone Geek, and Leslie IRL; the originators of this link up party: A Dose of Paige, and Hairspray and High Heels;  and several other awesome geek girl blogs (scroll down The Nerdy Girlie’s post for a list!)

If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome! You’re about to get me and point in a nutshell. Here’s hoping you’ll be enticed to read on..

 

The Outfit:

 

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Intrigued? Excellent!

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Interview with Black Milk’s Cameron Parker: “We Are Truly Sorry”

Moving Forward with Policy Changes, Lessons Learned, and Sincerest Apologies from Captain Cam Himself

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You’ve heard the story.  Brand posts meme.  Fans object to meme.  Fans feelings are dismissed and worse in an epic social media/ customer service fail. Google it. You’ll find a number of sites reporting on it. We’re not dwelling on it here. You see, even after Black Milk issued their latest apology, the social media team was still being harassed. Much of the community was still hurt and angry. And some customers just weren’t satisfied. Which brings us to this post. Being a part of such a large geek girl community, I’ve witnessed how the incident affected my friends. And while many have been talking about Black Milk, (and in the case of FaceBook, talking at Black Milk) No one was actually talking to Black Milk. So in an effort to appease the community– and in the interest of, you know, actual journalism– I reached out to Black Milk directly. The result: honest answers to some tough questions from the head of sales and marketing. The ones that needed to be asked so we can all move passed this.
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Stella McCartney’s Maleficent Childrenswear Line

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Why should the grown ups get all the high fashion fun?

Stella McCartney is no stranger to childrenswear, as she already has a successful kids line of her own. This time around however, she’s putting a whimsical Disney twist on the line and teaming up with Angelina Jolie to do it. Continue reading

The CR Fairytale Fashion Book: Designer Disney Princesses Galore

Joan Smalls and Co. Star in Carine Roitfeld’s Fairytale themed latest and it’s EVERYTHING

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It’s no secret that Roitfeld has had an affinity for Disney since the early days of her developing personal style. For the debut issue of CR Fashion Book, the titular editor-in-chief paid homage to those early Disney lunchbox toting days (and made us all want one).

Now, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris has called upon childhood nostalgia for the 4th issue of her biannual style and inspiration publication. And damn if isn’t page after page of fairytale princess fashion porn. (that’s a thing now, I’ve decided.) Continue reading

Menswear Monday: Medieval Magic at Dolce & Gabbana

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What is a well dressed, well-to-do Game of Thrones Fanboy to wear out and about, but  pieces from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall/winter 2014 collection?

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Jeremy Scott’s New Moschino Collection: Horrifying, Tacky and Genius

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Our Happy Meal came with a Spongebob toy…. and… beer?!?!

Anyone familiar with the Moschino brand knows of it’s reputation for being subversive. It’s also no secret that Jeremy Scott shares that same humor with the house’s late founder. The difference however is in execution. One of my favorite things about the Moschino label has always been it’s ability to be fun, silly, quirky… while still maintaining a lady-like charm. There’s always been a sweet and sexy feminine sensibility to the clothing that served as the perfect counterpoint to the occasionally over the top humor. It was whimsical. It was Disney princess funny. Continue reading

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Star Wars + Fashion Week : Episode I & II

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left: RODARTE at New York Fashion Week. Right: PREEN at London Fashion Week**

EPISODE  I : Childhood Nostalgia in New York

The Mulleavy sisters wear their geek pride on their sleeves, and want us to wear it too. The chic “sci-fi freaks” who brought us their ode to LARPing* (yes, that happened) took us on a trip to a galaxy far, far away. And oh, did we travel in style! Continue reading

Brave the Cold and Look Cute Doing It!

SERIOUS WEATHER DIELMA: Baby, it’s really freaking cold outside. How to venture out into the slushy streets without looking like you’re channeling Randy in a Christmas Story?

SOLUTION: you don’t have to.

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The awesome people at Uniqlo gifted me this shirt and honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Golden Ideas! Last Minute Additions to Your Doctor Who Outfit