Fashion somehow, for me, is purely and happily irrational. Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. Travel. Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. Marathon, Texas! And Why You Should Go - no wire hangers. Paris Restaurants - To Do Must Do - no wire hangers. Le Refuge de Fondues: 17 rue des 3 Freres, 75018 Per the recommendation of my tutor at London College of Fashion, my Fashion Business colleagues and I dined at the most charming restaurant in Paris last night.
It is an absolute hidden gem that I will return to again and again. Just down the road from Sacre-Coeur, Le Refuge Des Fondues is a cozy room with two long rows of tables– one lining each wall. It opens at 7 and they DONT take reservations (a short line starts to form around 6:40), so unless you’re the first one in, you WILL BE asked to literally climb over the table to get to the booth side of your row, methodically appointed by the owner upon your arrival.
Once settled, the owner then assumes that you’re 2 sizes smaller than you are and promptly pushes the table back into its original position, almost as though he wants to discourage you from actually eating, or maybe that’s just us. The *delightful owner… You Don't Have to Do Anything - no wire hangers. Being Present: Mindfulness Meditation - no wire hangers. Best Hotels Porto, Portugal - no wire hangers. My longtime friend from Semester at Sea days and ultimate travel guru Lindsay (who is soon to be launching a travel site–stay tuned!)
Recently introduced me to Tablet Hotels. All I can say is THANK YOU GOD. It can get truly exhausting for Lord’s sake, not to mention confusing, searching Expedia and Travelocity for decent hotels. They quite simply offer too many choices and not enough filters. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have 5 hours of leisure time, nor would I want it, to look up every single hotel that exists in every single city in every single country on this globe. Lonely Planet offers an underwhelming number of hotel choices, but quite frankly, I don’t necessarily want to stay in any of them– I don’t think they are well researched options, and from what I hear, they are not always up to date. And Airbnb is just such a crap shoot these days. Pics from Tablet from my most recent trip with favorite said travel companion Lindsay to Porto, Portugal this past weekend.
Burkerabe — All dressed up with nowhere to go, my sister says... Plaids + Florals, how Mario Buatta. Now I can match my own furniture. - no wire hangers. Big Bird - no wire hangers. My Short List of What's In - no wire hangers. A friend of mine and I were on the phone last night and she commented on how she just wanted to know what’s in, so here it is, in my own opinion, based on some things I’ve seen, things I’m leaning towards because I’m sick of others, and maybe a few articles in my Vogue Bible that I’ve adopted: 1.
Booties: This season’s booties are about an inch to 2 inches ABOVE the ankle. Not AT the ankle. The heel is now also very thick and chunky, not skinny. They can be worn with or without socks, for a fresh twist on this seasoned shoe. 2. 3. 90’s Grunge: Too be honest, I have been resisting this one for a long time. 4. 1920’s: Dresses and skirts best length is at the calf (like where your muscle is). 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Brands to Watch in 2014 - no wire hangers. This brand is from Australia.
I am a psycho and used to order these clothes from Oz and have them shipped to my house in Houston. Or maybe they are just that good. Or maybe both. Regardless, the clothes are exquisite, particularly the detailing– probably some of the most beautiful, yet unique, clothes I own. Burkerabe — So my favorite look of the season (yeah the one... Burkerabe — How lingerie was appropriate in public before... Burkerabe — First, let’s talk about what it is: Boxy shapes... Burkerabe — I personally have had just about all I can take of... Burkerabe — All dressed up with nowhere to go, my sister says... Steal of a Deal: Peter Pilotto for Target - no wire hangers. Designer labels for Target can sell out pretty fast, if not completely, on the very day they’re released.
I recall that when Missoni arrived, it might as well have been black Friday, for I found myself partaking in both a holiday and behavior that I swore I never would. Here are some tips and tricks to circumvent the mania-mob mentality, acquire your most coveted items, and leave the experience unscathed, without so much as a scratch to either your physical or mental state– not that you would get beaten up by others, although that is no doubt possible, but, more so, because you beat up yourself during your post factum examination of your in-store behavior (flashback to you and total stranger pulling clothes, and hair, over the last said designer dud– so what if it’s just a scrunchie, it’s BURBERRY for God’s sake!) , only to come away from the experience with the shameful realization that “Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on Jodi Arias.” 3) Buy on-line. Olé! - no wire hangers. My Precious - no wire hangers.
I never liked you anyways, minimalism. - no wire hangers. First London College of Fashion Editorial Shoot #lcfstudyabroad - no wire hangers. You Don't Have to Do Anything - no wire hangers. Burkerabe — Lonely Planet offers an underwhelming number of... Marfa, Texas! - no wire hangers. So, to be honest, I did not like Marfa as much as Marathon this visit. I went to Marfa as a teenager with my father, and back then it really WAS cool in a very unassuming way.
Now I feel like it is overrun with hipsters trying too hard to MAKE it cool. It is cool, and artistic, and everyone is okay so just stop it already. I would almost argue that Alpine is the new Marfa, and Marfa is L.A. The Judd boxes were cool, although as my co-traveler, Mollie, rightly remarked “I really didn’t get all of his other art.” Free time could also be spent visiting some of the other galleries or shopping at great shops with equally great owners like Shop Freda and Wrong (met curator Buck and want to move to Marfa and work in her store). Dress: St. Dress: MSGM; Top: Chanel Belt: BCBG Shoes: Target Dine: Maiya’s, Cochineal (one of the only restaurants open on Sunday eve’s!) You can also grab a late night grilled cheese from Museum of Electronic Wonders open Fri-Sat 9:30-1ish. Burkerabe — Favorite book since I was 11. While I try to not... Being Present: Mindfulness Meditation - no wire hangers.
Burkerabe — All dressed up with nowhere to go, my sister says... Fall Fashion Favorite Trend: ATTIC CHIC - no wire hangers. So, this semester I am taking a Fashion Business course at the London College of Fashion, which is nice because now I have a styling professor who will tell me what’s in and even send me handouts with color pictures, and I can sit and stare at the chalkboard.
Here is my most favorite from the New York, London, Paris and Milan Shows: MILAN WINS. What my teacher, stylist Joe Toronka, calls: ATTIC CHIC. As he rightly pointed out when no one in the class, yours truly included, could quite figure out what the trend personified, he shouted in his not uncommon roar “Does this stuff look new to you?!” Crickets. “No, it looks like something you got out of your grandmother’s attic.” Burkerabe — All dressed up with nowhere to go, my sister says... Burkerabe — Thank you BEEHIVE for the coolest, cutest top... Being Present: Mindfulness Meditation - no wire hangers. When People are Jerks... - no wire hangers. Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Skinny jeans: this one also... Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Booties: this one requires a...
Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Booties: this one requires a... Burkerabe — What to wear instead: ABOVE-the-ankle boots. These... Burkerabe — What to wear instead: how about no necklace?... Burkerabe600 is - #m01z32. Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Leggings: NO. Unless part of a... Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Skinny jeans: this one also... Burkerabe — What Not to Wear: Skinny jeans: this one also... Burkerabe — What to wear instead: ABOVE-the-ankle boots. These... No wire hangers - Burke Rabe (@_nowirehangers) No wire hangers - Burkerabe600 is - #lz7aj0. No wire hangers -
Sign up. No wire hangers - No wire hangers - Sign up. Dressing is a way of life. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak . No wire hangers - No wire hangers - No wire hangers - No wire hangers - No wire hangers - No wire hangers - Burke Rabe (@_nowirehangers) Book of the Month: Conversations with God - no wire hangers. My Precious - no wire hangers. I never liked you anyways, minimalism. - no wire hangers. Kimono Casual. Bbbdddff. What Monday? - no wire hangers. Marfa, Texas! - no wire hangers.
Fall Fashion Favorite Trend: ATTIC CHIC - no wire hangers. First London College of Fashion Editorial Shoot #lcfstudyabroad - no wire hangers. Showing Some Skin - no wire hangers. Key Fall Fashion Piece You Can't Live Without? THE TURTLENECK - no wire hangers. This season’s easiest trick for updating your wardrobe emerges via the (nearly decade-long-ignored) TURTLENECK.
It’s easy enough for even the most fashion forwardless among us: Simply put it under everything to make anything a little more interesting. Not to mention, now whenever you feel like being a mouth breather you’ve got something to hide behind. MOST of the time, this season’s turtleneck is used as a layering piece, unless of course you’ve got the whole Gucci Attic Chic/Geek chic/Retro thing going on and you’re into dressing like Mr.
Lusia, my 5th grade principle. He quite simply WAS the 70’s. Mr. Being Present: Mindfulness Meditation - no wire hangers. Paris Restaurants - To Do Must Do - no wire hangers. Best Hotels Porto, Portugal - no wire hangers. Big Bird - no wire hangers. Here's What I Like About Coats... - no wire hangers. THRIFT OR DIE. - no wire hangers. Plaids + Florals, how Mario Buatta. Now I can match my own furniture. - no wire hangers. My Short List of What's In - no wire hangers. Brands to Watch in 2014 - no wire hangers. BE SQUARE - no wire hangers. So my favorite look of the season (yeah the one that’s almost over so I should probably comment on) is looking like a total square.
It’s androgynous: boxy shoulders, flat-chested, no waist, unflattering lengths, minimal jewelry and make-up, and hair that has maybe been brushed but it doesn’t matter because it’s pulled back anyway– 1920’s rectangular shapes and mid-calf lengths (Downton Abbey) meet mod futuristic space clothes (Star Wars). This style can most prominently be seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Tibi, and Zara (featured below). For the love of God, these are the most comfortable clothes I’ve worn in a while, with the exception of sweatpants and pajamas, which I’ve apparently taken to wearing in public on a regular basis: Unless I get an invitation, I’m not getting dressed. Burkerabe600 is - #lwg37y. Slumber Party - no wire hangers. How lingerie was appropriate in public before pajamas I know not– I don’t make the rules– I imagine some male or someone trying to please one probably did– whatever the reason for the delay, pajama dressing was totally worth the wait.
How to wear it: Grab a pair of your grandfather’s slippers (that is sarcasm, please don’t do that) or something resembling them, a pair of his pajamas, your grandmother’s robe, and you’re good to go. The last few seasons have presented this look via mix-matched prints. This season’s twist continues the trend by adding more layers– this time with a morning coat. And on that note… re: general fashion trends, where previous seasons suggested adding more accessories– to the point I often scolded my sister for sporting too much flare– this spring suggests you add more cloth: not the former layered look, but rather, longer hemlines on skirts and dresses (mid-shin), long sleeves, and shirts buttoned to the very top button.
Being covered up is oh so chic. The Minimalist: HOW TO WEAR IT - no wire hangers. First, let’s talk about what it is: Boxy shapes worn in black, white, or black and white.
Black and white was big last spring and it’s BACK, again. Which is good because it makes transitioning from winter to spring fairly seamless. It’s also not too hard to pick out two colors in your pre-caffeine-fix-coffee IV-mess-of-yourself state in the morning. Fashionfrixtion via Instagram & Armani www.armani.com My cute co-worker Devon in said minimalist attire showing us how to work said coffee maker…
For Your Consideration, The Earcuff - no wire hangers. I personally have had just about all I can take of just about all jewelry right now. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been really into the minimalist look as of late and thus am happily wearing hardly any, or if I just overdid it in years past and need a break; regardless, there are two jewelry movements this season I can get behind, stacked above-the-knuckle rings and the earcuff. Pastels are big this spring, and the earcuff is the perfect way to add a touch of edge to such a delicate palette of colors and textures.
The softer, more willowy, more feminine the look, the more brilliant this pairing becomes… What it says: “Yeah, I’m aware that I’m wearing head-to-toe pink. And it’s totally okay because, see, I have this goth inspired, bejeweled insect coming out of my ear…” Think of it as Bluetooth inspired jewelry. Houston Happenings - no wire hangers. Steal of a Deal: Peter Pilotto for Target - no wire hangers. Olé! - no wire hangers. Book of the Month: Conversations with God - no wire hangers.
My Precious - no wire hangers. I never liked you anyways, minimalism. - no wire hangers. Kimono Casual. Then I hang up and look at the ceiling for a while and think of a way to get a present - no wire hangers. What Monday? - no wire hangers. Marfa, Texas! - no wire hangers.