unkle karl speaks

This month, Karl Lagerfeld gives a brief and entertaining Q&A session to Elle US. Subject matter: the ubiquitous Little Black Dress. The deliciously snarky highlights:

Favorite LBD you've designed?
I never answer questions with initials - they sound medical.

Is there a menswear equivalent of the little black dress?
The little black jacket, or LBJ, to use your horrible expression.

Is there hope for the LWD [little white dress] this spring?
This spring is all about little white dresses.


may we suggest: lacy/racy

Collette Dinnigan offers up some gorgeous lace dresses for Spring. We dare you to wear them as shown on the runway.

For those unwilling to flash your gitch like a tasteless vixen, try one of these with a simple camisole and a pair of skinny jeans. Skinny jeans, as we all know, are either king of the closet or destined for the thrift store, depending on who you ask. Act like you could care less about either opinion, and rip them off mid-calf. Pop on these patent red Manolos, and you're shining.



peace, love, and victoriana

Someone on the Blumarine team must have tripped out on something really lovely, and astral-projected themselves back to the Victorian Era.

1860 meets 1960 as dainty ruffles and lace collide with agate, legs, and lots of skin.



shake it like your grandma told you

Blow out your wig, strap on your headband, and rock it like an early sixties sitcom star. Your granny's vintage just got a whole lot sexier.

Cocktail Hour / Pegnoir Glam

Sweater Girl / Fierce Crochet

Vivienne Tam SS06




Moschino Cheap & Chic

Leopard? Cheetah? We're not sure, but we're certainly in love with this frock. The vampy animal print is tamed by the girly details: bows on sleeves, rounded shoulders, ribbon belt, and flounce-y flow.

Take note: less cat, more kitten, girls!



miuccia's got sole

In other Miu Miu news, Miuccia sent an army of fabulous shoes down the runway.

Get ready to kick some ass and take some names, little soldier.


paperbag princess

Need we say more?

Miu Miu SS06

(Sometimes, it is just too easy.)




Your skin is gleaming and your cheeks are bright. Your pink dress: a topsy/turvy tulip. Your necklace cuts a florid shadow garden across your chest. Your round Louboutins shine, shine, shine.



Photo is Derek Lam.


girls! girls! girls!

Like the trashiest of Aguliera videos, Dolce & Gabbanna SS06 was a slutfest of theatrical proportions. It was Girls! Girls! Girls! prancing down the runway in shoes fit for the sex trade and lacy, racy, peek-a-boo clothing.

We're not necessarily implying that this is a bad thing. At the very least, self-respecting sex kittens can now save themselves from the indecency of shopping at Frederick's of Hollywood.




lazy sunday

Perfect springtime Sunday fare. Made just for strolling in the sunshine or curling up on the sofa with a good book. Creamy and cozy.

Enjoy your day, lovelies, and dream of the spring days to come.

Photo is Kors SS 06


little brown dress

Clean, healthy, thoroughbred sexy.

The Little Brown Dress: perfect for Saturday shopping and Sunday bridal showers. Pass the mimosa, darling.




The Little Red Dress in action.

Front Row at Calvin Klein: Natalia Vodianova

This is how you do it, dolls.


sweater girl

Salvatore Ferragamo

Every girl needs a sweater dress of delicious proportion and glorious color.

Luxe details, in the form of an amethyst sash and a wicker handbag, are just the icing on the cake.



secret weapon

Roberto Cavalli SS06

The Look: Nouveau European Wonder Woman.

Your Secret Weapon: Laser-Precision Nipple of Doom.

Stopping the bad guys dead in their tracks since 1979.



alien barbie

Viktor & Rolf

Ruffles and heels; silvered pastels. Left-of-center attitude, tied up with a lovely bow.

Wear it like you're about to assume control of the planet.

Take me to your leader, baby.



candy ammunition

Libertine SS06

This is what the fourteen-year-old-you wanted to be in fourteen more years: mismatched, overaccessorized, and walking like you were the only girl on the runway.

You strung the beads together at summer camp, and defiantly wore them in the waning days of the city summer, looped across your body like candy ammunition. The hoodie belonged to your brother: a cast-off shoved into your backpack that you held for ransom for a week and a pack of cigarrettes. You bought the red lipstick with your babysitting money on a drugstore Sunday morning. And the dress was yours, all yours, scavenged from the thrift shop where you flitted back and forth between the racks like a magpie on crack cocaine, looking for your hard little crystalline jewels.




Shopping for a spring coat? Try a coat/dress combo and hit them with a one/two punch.

Pleated and posh at Malandrino

A little less put-together at Verrier

White on white at Aquascutum


mutant powers

She can design an item that essentially is a pair of very high-waisted diapers, and see to it that they don't look wholly horrendous. Surely, she must have a very specific mutant power: the ability to design something absolutely terrible, and inject it with the minimum amount of style needed to save it from its own ugly demise.

Stella McCartney SS06

Remember, we said the diapers didn't look wholly horrendous. (We do acknowledge that they have several absolutely horrendous aspects).



may we suggest: little red dress

Why even bother falling back on your little black dress? When you get to the party, everyone else will be wearing theirs, too.

Alberta Ferretti SS 06

Forget your little black one, darling. Do red instead.


it takes a village

Lily Cole backstage at Michael Kors.



may we suggest: geometry

Perhaps, dear reader, a sweet little geometric number is just what you're looking for.

Fancy posing at Posen

Sweet flirtation at Missoni

City quilting at Malandrino