RACHEL ANTONOFF S/S 2013

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I’ve been a longtime fan of Rachel Antonoff‘s designs. In fact, her first presentation was the very first fashion show I ever covered for this blog! So it makes me happy to see that she is finally getting the recognition and publicity she deserves.

One of the things taking her career to the next level: her collaboration with Bass Shoes. Full disclosure: I am ADDICTED to these shoes. Not only are they comfortable, but the designs –especially of her oxfords– are unparalleled in cuteness, and comfort at their price point. I own multiple pairs, and whenever I wear my black & clear oxfords, in particular, I have strangers stopping me on the street to ask about them.

When I stopped by backstage before Rachel’s show, the first thing I noticed wasn’t the hair, makeup, or clothes– it was the new shoes. I am so excited to say that there are more clear shoes on the way!

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Marie Antoinette New Year’s Party

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Last night two dozen of my favorite people came over to ring in the new year in our fanciest 18 century inspired fashions, powdered hair and all. We ate macarons and other amazing desserts, drank champagne, danced to the best music of the last 10 years, watched “Marie Antoinette”, and lit off sparklers.

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Lindsay & Annie.

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Anthony & Lindsay

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Foods:
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Putting on the face/hair powder:
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Macarons & Meringues:
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My roommate & her friends:
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My lace dress and headdress were from Topshop, the necklace from Target, and I wore black baby doll triple buckle shoes from Steve Madden to complete the look. I started the night with white tights, but they looked too ridiculous to keep on.

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My friends that didn’t dress up because they were party hopping:
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Erasing the chalkboard wall for the new year:
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Annie:
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I even wore little pearls on my nails:
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More photos here.

We got most of our food from Trader Joe’s. They had some very beautiful and delicious desserts for not that much money. The whole event was pulled off for just a little over $100. This was hands down the best party I’ve thrown in years! It was pretty damn awesome, and I’m so happy as many people dressed up as they did.

Hope all of you had an amazing new year’s as well!

Paper Heart

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Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to an advance screening of the movie Paper Heart at BAM. I recently saw the trailer, a “documentary” about real life couple Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera and the meaning of love, and went in with low expectations. Everyone knows Cera is awkward. We get it. I was expecting to OD on the film’s twee and whimsical dialogue (which seem to be the hip new story requirement when it comes to indie film making). But I was genuinely surprised by how remarkably cute it was. I laughed so hard the sides of my mouth hurt!

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It was a bit difficult to ignore Charlyne’s almost self-enforced awkwardness (which definitely took some getting used to) but by the end of the movie it just made me, and everyone else at the screening smile.

Paper Heart hits theaters August 7th 2009.