some sources i have forgotten over time. most are from lefashion, google
one of my favorite blogs, fashion gone rogue, did a year-end review of the best fashion campaigns. i definitely think that there was an overall winner in the best campaign of the year-- and although i am bias toward this artist-- ryan mcginley's take on missoni's fall 2009 collection was both fashion statement and art collection. i love the clarity and space his portraiture embodies-- and the simple landscaping mixed with the many layers of missoni.... beautiful.
the tie for runner-up: mario sorrenti for kenzo and juergen teller for marc jacobs
when i'm clicking through the many [many!] fashion blogs that i read each week- okay, day- and stop to survey a very chic [often parisian] civilian, nine times out of ten they shopped their look at colette. this french outpost carries all of the best of the truly best designers that still-- despite their fame-- are able to remain underground in reputation. they also have a killer beauty section in addition to music, culture, design and-- my favorite, duh- food. below i've taken the guess work out of choosing the giftiest items this site has to offer for you and made my dreamiest, fantasy-est christmas wish-list ever.
shop colette: http://www.colette.fr
from top: lanvin <3 tee, surface to air tie-dye blouse, house of holland pink and white sweater, smythson panama diary, maison martin margiela future shades, colette black musk oil, emilio pucci bag, hysteric glamour nirvana sweater, maison martin margiela crystal heels, house of waris necklace, "to india with love" by assouline
it should come as no surprise to you, readers, that i am choosing ashley olsen as my style icon of 2009. a while back, one of my favorite blogs posted a series of ashley photos- and i was going to pick just one or two to add to this post, but they were all so great that i had to pick them all. ashley exhibits individual style that is sophisticated yet youthful. she is preppy-tough while always looking effortless in a mix of pattern, color, and detail. so chic. ashley, you're my fashion hero.
i don't often report on beauty topics-- while i am a product junkie, i am first and foremost a fashion addict. however, a soft braid seems quickly to becoming the hottest fashion accessory to compliment any outfit. the softer, the messier- the sweeter. give it a try-- and if you are like me, bring a friend to help hold the sides.
studded hearts, olsensanonymous, fashiongonerogue