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Latest Import: Cambridge Satchel Co.

Photo by Camilla Mayer

If you picked up the April Issue of W27 last week, you would have surely noticed the Q&A with the founder of Cambridge Satchel Company, Julia Deane and the beautiful photo of the The Metallic bag in silver shot by our photo editor, Camilla. While she kindly snapped the shot of me above, I took a few pics of my own by the Comme de Garcons store in Chelsea. What do you think? What Cambridge Satchel line is your favorite?

Metallic Cambridge Satchel

Cambridge Satchel Silver

Check out some more photos from the shoot on my Tumblr and check out all of the great Cambridge Satchel Co. bags at cambridgesatchel.co.uk

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Wear the Pants: Flower Power Edition Part II

Jacket: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shirt: Joe Fresh, Pants: H&M, Shoes: JS Jessica Simpson, Bag: Vintage Coach, Sunglasses: Target, Necklace: J. Crew

Remember back in August when I ranted about my strange obsession with cropped floral pants? You don’t? Then please refresh your memory. I didn’t exactly style them the way that I outlined in that post, nor did I find street style shutterbugs following my every move, but I did get an unexpected boost of confidence from my latest purchase in the pants department. Not only are these babies inexpensive, but they also fit very well, and have editorial cred: I’ve seen them in Lucky and a couple other publications.  They also contain the colors of practically ever spring/summer top I own so the possibilities are endless.  Well that concludes my little ode to the H&M floral wonders, expect me in some similarly blooming pieces as the season continues. What do you think of the floral trend and how would you wear it? Feel free to discuss in the comments.

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You Can’t Fake Fashion

You can't fake fashion bags

Last night, eBay and The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) previewed their their collection of canvas tote bags, customized by over 75 CFDA designers, to raise awareness about counterfeit products.  This is the second collection of bags produced for this cause, and many of fashion’s elite turned out in support, including Teen Vogue’s Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle, Fashion Designer Charlotte Ronson, and Michael Kors’s Vice President and Global Creative Director Andrea Linett.

Not only were guests able sneak a peek of these fun bags before they go on sale, but they were also able to customize their own standard totes with fun screen prints and monograms while StreetPeeper‘s Phil Oh snapped their photo. Learn more about the cause here and don’t forget to log on to fashionvault.ebay.com starting at 11amEST on March 20th to purchase the totes and support originality.

1. Bags (clockwise from left) by Kenneth Cole, Peter Som, Rachel Roy, & Nanette Lepore, 2. My own customized messenger bag.

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White Girl Problems: An Unproblematic Return to City Soirees

White Girl Problems Memoir

You follow her on Twitter. Now you can read about the problematic life of Babe Walker in hard copy, or on your e-reader of course.

White Girl Problems by Babe Walker hit the selves on January 31st, and last night I attended the release party at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District (it’s good to be back in NYC). DJ Mia Moretti worked the turntables while guests, including Johnny Weir and Susan Sarandon, mingled among the artwork and purchased the book. Some of the book’s great illustrations were prominently featured, as were some classic #whitegirlproblems that were projected onto one wall of the gallery (i.e.: I’m sorry for calling you “pear shaped.” I just suck at being fake to people. #whitegirlproblems). The only problem last night was that the party ended.

#whitegirlproblem1. The Book’s Cover Image Poster, 2. Select Sketches from the Book, 3. One of many #whitegirlproblems

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A Look Back and Forward

Jacket: Helmut Lang, Bag: Celine, Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Boot: Alexander Wang, Necklace: Vera Wang, Skirt: Allsaints

Well guys, 2012 is almost upon us. As I sit here listening to MONA‘s debut album on repeat, I think about not only the things I would love to wear on what could be my last days on Earth according to the Mayans (if you didn’t get me anything for Christmas please refer to photos above), but also of what a busy yet fantastic year this has been.

PHEW. That was a mouthful.

First off, one thing 2011 has taught me is the importance of a defined style and functional clothing. That’s why if I could choose any clothes to magically find in my closet upon my return to NYC, these here choices would be the ones for reasons I hope are self explanatory.

In other more serious matters, this year has certainly been quite a learning experience for me. I did more than I ever could have imagined and I know there are even more responsibilities, assignments, and adventures in store for the future. I’m not really one to make resolutions. I don’t like to see my promises to myself (work out more, blog more, eat fewer cupcakes etc.) get broken time after time, but I would like to apply the lessons I learned in 2011 to help me with all that lies ahead:

1. Just Say No (because it’s impossible to do everything).

2. Just take a break (because it’s impossible to work non-stop).

3. Just take a leap of faith (because the best things in life aren’t usually planned).

Other than that, I’ll just make sure my closet is well stocked for any event that comes up! What are your fashionable resolutions or goals for 2012?

In Rittenhouse Square

In Rittenhouse Square, photo by Trish

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