she won and i'm done!

I completed two internships this week (as you might know already if you follow me on Twitter), so now I'll have a little bit more time to update and write some good posts. Let me know if you'd like to see anything specific! I have some awesome designers I've been wanting to showcase, as well as tell you about something cool I did last week!

In other news, the winner of the maurices giveaway has been chosen- the ever-so-enthusiastic commentator, D'leilei! Thanks for entering, everyone. I'll get some good content up soon!


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A Few Goody Gumdrops heads off into the wild blue yonder with with Nicholas Kirkwood’s Sprayed Suede Lace-up Sandals!
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy shows you how to do a dramatic purple & green eyeshadow look for night!
Child Mode reports Preen’s Thornton and Bregazzi To Launch Mini Preen For Children!
Couture In The City don’t miss the broadcast event on QVC this coming Saturday and enter for you chance to win our giveaway!
Fashion Cents wants you to show everybody that you have fashion sense. Win a fashionable tee!
Fashion Fille is fascinated by this unique techy concept for an editorial. What are your thoughts?
Fashion Hippo rounds up the Best Vintage Stores on Ebay!
Ladybrillemag.com says Japanese Artist Utada’s Video ‘Come Back’ is Hot!
Shopping and Info loves Angelina Jolie’s Atelier Versace dress from the Salt premiere.
StyleMaven has got these daring knee-high wooden clog boots on her radar for fall shoe shopping.
The Well-Heeled Society is celebrating her book’s one-year birthday with your chance to win TWO giveaways: a hot pink iPad case and the red-hot NYC shoe concierge service called Shoe Me!
TheFind knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Enter our 1ct Diamond Earring Giveaway for a chance to win a pair of 1ct (total diamond weight) earrings worth $5000!!


world we live in

By far the coolest (no pithier words are needed) editorial I've seen in some time. The whole shoot was done via Skype- what a perfect way to showcase both the convenience and lack of time the latest technology has gifted society. The full spread of images can be seen here, as well as more information on the background of the concept and the photographer, Frederike Helweg.


yello lello hello

top, forever 21
shorts, sammy d vintage <3 <3 <3
(she's amazing. check out her site immediately!!)
belt, vintage
shoes, payless (holla!)

On another note, how my hair is getting friggin' long.

no better instrument than a violin

On The Run Jeffrey Campbell F/W 2010 from andrea cruz on Vimeo.

Awesome camera-work, cool idea, sub-par "acting", fantastic shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell.




spending the weekend with my best friends :)

I'm not going to apologize for my lack of updates; it doesn't solve anything. I'm thrilled to be where I am this summer, and I'm savoring the last few weeks! Keep up with me on Twitter, Tumblr, or email. Don't forget to enter the maurices giveaway!


christian dior - shanghai dreamers


I typically don't like to post whole editorials here (I save inspirational type of images for my tumblr), but this one stood out to me. It's unique, creative, artistic, and quite eccentric compared to most spreads lately. Bravo, Team Dior.


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A Few Goody Gumdrops has been "spotted" with her Cheetah Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag! Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy proclaims that animal prints are not just for Vegas anymore! 
Child Mode finds leopard print and diamante glamour in Sonia Rykiel's Enfant Collection.
Couture In The City adds a touch of animal print to your summer look with two of our favorite pieces of jewelry!
Fashion Cents went into the archives to find you the perfect cheetah pieces to make him growl and for only $7.00.
Use your prize from Fashion Fille's giveaway with Maurice's to buy some must-have leopard pieces!
Fashion Hippo finds the best going out tops for every occasion
Ladybrillemag.com loves South African designer Thula Sindi's Animal Print Dress!
RedPoppy Fashion is spotty for these stylish animal print pieces. Just don't wear them all at once!  
Shopping and Info loves that celebrities like Halle Berry are following their animal instincts by wearing animal print dresses and jackets.  
SomeoneSpoilMe.com loves the leopard personalized Melamine Plates for the summer!  
StyleMaven is lusting after three key pieces for fall including a Lanvin mini pop bag in leopard print.
The Well-Heeled Society predicts you'll make a splash when wearing the animal print this fall.
TheFind is fond of chic and understated python printed statement jewelry to show off her wild side!


tuesday with maurice

This whole outfit was created with pieces from maurices, from the accessories to the centerpieced chambray dress. Impressed? So was I. I've never browsed maurices before today, and I'm pleasantly surprised! Another pleasant surprise for all of you: the chance to win a $50 gift card to maurices. Leave your name, email address, and favorite item in the comments to enter. You have 2 weeks (until July 27th), and then I'll choose a winner. Good luck!

P.S. If anyone wants a link to any of the items I used above, let me know!


kept the dream alive

Lorena Sarbu grew up in Romania, creating clothes for her dolls out of her mother's clothing. It's not surprising that her talent began to bloom at a young age. Above is the FIDM alum's Resort 2011 collection. Gorgeous! I'm especially adoring the 6th dress, along with the last one. The details and fabrics are so stunning and unique- it's refreshing! 


cadet sucky model

You'd think after all of this time focusing so much of my attention on models, I'd hone my own skills.

Yeah, that'd be a negative. Exhibit A, B, and C below.

shirt, belt and jewelry, vintage; skirt, forever 21; shoes, target (unseen)

miii lyyfe

That's how I type; do you have an issue with it? 

That's what I thought. Don't even mess with me.

Anyways, below please find some snapshots of my life. NYC is really hot (understatement of the decade. Read: my brain is melting).