04.30.11

April 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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04.27.11

April 27, 2011 at 11:50 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I try to keep WWJW positive.  I have felt the indignant flush rush through my cheekbones and send a prickling, fever-to-chills sensation as it penetrates the rest of my body, upon reading a hurtful, hateful comment from a cowardly flamer; one of their malices has lingered in my psyche too long after such an occasion.  Some of my experiences blogging and putting myself out there have given me a sensitivity to the criticism that public figures endure.  Surely I’m not comparing the exposure I receive on my silly little blog to that of an A-List — or F-List even — celebrity.  But I do try to keep it complimentary because it’s simply small-minded to dish out spiteful slander in a public place.

That being said… I do have a grievance I can’t keep quiet any longer.  The last straw came when Blake Lively was named the new face of Chanel MademoiselleBaz Luhrmann helped Nicole Kidman for Chanel win me over.  Fresh, French, and having played Coco herself in a biopic, Audrey Tautou was easily likable.  But Blake Lively?  Last I checked the credits to her name include a gossip girl, a coke fiend, and a sassy soccer star.  Sure, she’s hot, but shouldn’t the face of Chanel be chic?  Coco Chanel herself said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”  Though Blake Lively may very well embody those traits, I can’t concede that she is the perennial example.  Chanel’s not Dior… it’s not Dolce & Gabbana… it’s not Gucci.  Chanel is in the upper eschelon of fine fashion.  Their representatives must have that enduring extra special something to be just right.  Blake Lively is a stunner for sure, but I’m not convinced she’s The One for Chanel Mademoiselle.

Karl Lagerfeld, take note.

…And now, someone who’s definitely not chic enough for Chanel.

04.24.11

April 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Happy Easter!  Today is one of those serendipitous days where what I wore corresponded with where I left off in my backlog (backblog?) of outfits.  Feels like the good ol’ days… except a lot less creative.  I’m still wrestling with how, exactly, I go about maintaining my unique fashion fingerprint and upgrade my level of professionalism.  This kelly cardigan feels more like something Kate Spade might wear, or my friend Sarah, with her fervent loyalty to the colour green.  In fact, I told her she should take it… then reneged, realizing that I should probably do a better job of incorporating pretty, polished pieces like it into my wardrobe.  Sarah, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry I’m an ersatzgiver*.

*It’s pretty outrageous that a people that were generous enough to give up  Manhattan for $24 in beads would emerge with a reputation as anything but fair.

04.17.11

April 18, 2011 at 1:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

GREAT NEWS!  VH1 called and said they want me to audition for a show.  It’s called Ugliest Week Ever.  Here’s my highlight reel:

04.15.11

April 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Off to Chicago! Now there’s a city that rubs me the right way. Why can a person say “rubs me the wrong way,” and nobody bat an eye, but that same person says “rubs me the right way,” and sound totally inappropriate. Let’s try that again.

Off to Chicago! My favourite American city. I don’t even mind the winters; Chicago’s always been kind to me when I visit in January. This time’s no different.

While my company is based in NYC, the team I’m working with is located in Chi-town. I was lucky enough to be invited out for an event as well as some general office hours. I flew out Sunday afternoon, abandoning Nick (an Eagles fan) in a room of Packers fans. I hoped wearing my Michael Vick jersey would propel his team to victory, but alas, no; they lost to the future Superbowl champs.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I dressed for anything. That’s something I quickly learned about working in a city, be it New York or Chicago… you never know when the weather might flipmode on you. But as far as Chicago being colder than New York? I’m not buying it. Especially not this winter! What about the wind, you say? Believe it or not, Chicago earned its reputation as “The Windy City,” as a result of some gusty trash-talking, not any shears slashing off the Lake.

04.14.11

April 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ah yes, the merits of working in NY. On one hand, it should be more fun getting dressed — with trend-spotting websites like The Sartorialist there’s a challenge to a gal’s closet every morning. Contrarily, walking a score of blocks puts a serious damper on any fun footwear to be worn, and lugging bags in triplicate can make any person more closely resemble a mule than a muse. That’s before even getting to work (but after a hour plus sojurn in cars, buses, and subways). My office has a more conservative culture than agencyland, so alas, no more bunny ear headbands or leggings made of mercury. I guess the good news is my dress code — while not officially mandated; as I learned at orientation, “There’s not a dress code here, but we’d like to keep it that way so don’t be the person who forces one to be devised…” — will persuade me to edit out all those pieces that may have been regrettable anyway.



04.12.11

April 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Friends and colleagues alike have long expressed their opinions that I “belong” working in New York City.  “I’m so surprised you never worked in the city!”  [I did.]  “You’re going to love working in the city!”  [I don’t, necessarily.]  “You’re going to have so much fun getting dressed for your new city job!”  Well, like anything else, there are pros and cons to working in NYC vs. working in suburban NJ.  Fortunately for me, I don’t have to consider them ’til a later date since Jack Frost dumped massive amounts of snow on the tri-state and my manager was kind enough to let me work from home.  I’ve been wearing a lot of this outfit, which wouldn’t be complete if not for the woolly mammoth legwarmers c/o Nick’s fam this Christmas.  Those DeCotii really think they have my style down to a science!  Or an art, I suppose, the doyenne’s case.

04.10.11

April 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weeks 1&2

04.09.11

April 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whoops, I guess I had one more day left in my backlog before starting the new job.  I’m just gonna start flying through these uploads so I can get back to posting with actual commentary and purpose.  Until then, get acquainted to gobs of photos… Then again, a little bitchrd suggested “nobody cares about Marc Jacobs” anyway.

The Lady Gaga lovefest continues with the debut of this seductively pale milky-beige VIVAGLAM Lipglass.  All monies raised go the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS.

04.02.11

April 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My last 2 days of freedom… then it’s back to the grind.  Or starting a new grind, I should say.   Unemployment has proven to be a pretty worthy experience.  I’ve been able to tend to many (never quite got to “all”) of the projects that the time squeeze prevented me from getting into.  It’s enabled me to be selective about my next venture; I never felt pressured to settle for something that only felt mostly right when I knew there was something on the horizon that was exactly right.  That’s not to say that I held out for some romanticized “dream job,” like the Editor-in-Chief of a fashion publication or Brad Goreski‘s replacement.  Finding a new job, especially in the times we live in, is striking the right balance between what you know about your strengths (and weaknesses), what you liked about your past jobs, the pertinent experience you have, and — realistically — where you see yourself heading.  I’m proud to report I have done the proper amount of soul searching, networking, and hustling to land a position with an A+ company doing something I am committed to succeeding in.  Like I said in a previous post, WWJW will continue but at a different pace than before.  Thanks again for remaining interested and involved!

 

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