How do you describe your style?
Old fashioned glamour with an edge. I'm constantly inspired by history and different subcultures — from the mod generation of the Swinging Sixties to the gilded era depicted in period pieces like Downton Abbey.
What is the most exciting moment you've had as a blogger?
Covering New York Fashion Week has definitely been the most exciting takeaway from this endeavor. Though I had attended fashion week prior to launching my blog, it was very special to attend on behalf of something I created.
What do you love most about boutique shopping?
As someone who spent high school working in a designer boutique, I'm a total devotee to the specialized shopping experience. The fashion market is larger than ever and proper curating is essential to a retailer's success. As someone who has come to find time increasingly sparse, finding everything in one place is a special shopping high.
What are your three most prized possessions?
My Macbook, wardrobe, and turntables (I'm learning to DJ at the moment!).
What inspired you to create your blog? What do you love most about blogging?
During New York Fashion Week SS11, I had this epiphany that runway music was an essential ingredient to a show's success but often went relatively unacknowledged in the press. I wanted The Vogue Vibes to be a destination for fashion, music, and the relationship between the two, as well as a source for runway music track lists.
The intrinsic link between fashion and music has been my most profound influence in shaping who I am and what I want to pursue, so dedicating my time and energy to it on a daily basis hardly feels like work.
What are your favorite boutiques in your current city?
My favorite boutique in New York City is Cadillac's Castle in the East Village. It's a designer consignment shop which also displays fantastic art and band photographs. The first time I wandered in, I had a lovely conversation with one of the owners about his days of revelry at rock 'n' roll concerts. Every piece is in beautiful condition and unique with its own story. Not to mention it's always reasonably priced, which is always a welcomed change in this city.
There are so many reasons to love this coat. First, I love a winter white for an unexpected pop amongst the dark color palate of the colder seasons. Next, I'm an absolute freak for faux fur and this looks as if it could have been plucked from Anita Pallenberg's closet. Lastly, I think a slim cut is key when shopping for a fur so it doesn't overwhelm its wearer, and this style certainly does not!
Long Faux Fur Coat, Allison
Like many a fashion die-hard, I believe Brigitte Bardot is truly one of the most iconic style figures of the '60s. I love the photograph displayed on this dress as it resonates with the flower child personification of that era. This dress' silhouette is the perfect mix of a casual basic and flair thanks to the slight décolletage in the back. So "Parisian chic."
Brigitte Bardot Graphic Dress, Allison
Perhaps it's emblematic of my obsession with Studio 54, but I just love jumpsuits. I think they're fun, easy, and if you find the right cut, extremely flattering. My favorite part about this style is the wide leg as it elongates the leg and makes for such a sleek look. This is the perfect LBJ (Little black jumpsuit).
Tank Top Jumpsuit, Mimi's Beer
Sometimes you have to sacrifice functionality for fashion's sake. This bag may only have room for the bare essentials (i.e. the phone, credit card, lipstick) but it's devastatingly chic with its long gold chain, cherry-red hue and orb shape. I would never want rid myself of this ol' ball and chain.
Ball and Chain Bag, The Orange Hanger
Personally, I believe the loafer to be the shoe style of the season. Not only does it give our feet a much-needed break from heels, it's the perfect way to add polish and incorporate menswear into a look. These color-blocked loafers are a perfect take on the trend as they are classic, with a modern twist.
Color-Block Leather Loafers, Cancan