Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

Top 10 of 2010

As you all know, 2010 was a huge year for me.  Living in New York City, volunteering at and watching my first 4 NYFW shows, and running my 1st half marathon were amazing experiences. Hopefully 2011 holds many more exciting opportunities.  Since it is the last day of the year, I give you (drum roll please) the obligatory end of the year fashion break-down: The Top 10 Trends of '10 (in no particular order).  
  • Combat Boots
  • Military Jacket
  • Jeggings
  • Lace T-shirt
  • Denim-on-Denim
  • Cross body bags/pouches 
  • Fake glasses
  • Rompers/jumpsuits
  • Oversized vintage(looking) sweaters
  • Leather Shorts
And don't forget the biggest fad of the year: SILLY BANDZ!
What was your favorite trend of the year and what styles did you just abhor?? I'd really like to know your opinions so feel free to leave a comment or two.  I'd really appreciate it!  Hope you had a great year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Taste of Italy

1. The Met Life Tower at Night, 2. Dessert Case at Eataly, 3. Loaves of Bread at Eataly,
4. & 5. Cappuccino at Eataly    
 On a quiet pre-New Year's Eve night, I find my self sitting inside and finishing up a post I began to write this morning.  I find this to be a perfect time to stress the importance of eating well in the new year (everything in moderation of course).  If you are in the mood for a hot shot of expresso, or an exquisite bowl of pasta and have managed to dig yourself out of the New York City snow, then you should make your way to Eataly on 5th Ave. in the Flat Iron district.  It is hard to believe that my friends and I had coffee and gelato there at the first snowfall of the season.  All I can say is that if you appreciate your taste buds and want to give them a late Christmas gift, you need to go to Eataly.  Plus they have the best cappuccino I've ever had.  Just make sure you go on a weeknight or you'll be shivering outside in the cold for a while. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Eve Sparkle and Shine

New Year's Eve

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  I definitely did and with my new camera I hope to improve the content of this blog and show you some more photos.  Unfortunately, I did not capture my Christmas outfit, but I plan to return to posting my looks very soon.  In the meantime I will tell you what I didn't get for Christmas, an outfit for New Year's Eve.  There is nothing like breaking out the sparkle for the season, and this Silence and Noise Lords Leaping dress from Urban Outfitter's 12 Days of Dresses does the trick.  I love that it features 2-way sequins that are black on one side and silver on the other.  You can change your look with a slide of your hand.  Add any of these accessories and you are ready to party in style.  So if you're not snowed in, head out to the mall and get your shine on!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

I can't believe Christmas will be here so soon!  In honor of the holiday, I have arranged some of my favorite red and green gifts with some holiday sparkle.  These looks give you a chance to look sweet or tough with just a switch of shoes or accessories.  Of course I'm not implying that you should actually wear your red dress with green shoes or vice-versa, but a touch of either color in your Christmas ensemble would add to the holiday cheer.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Breaking News: Carine Roitfeld Resigns from French Vogue

Influential editor, Carine Roitfeld announced Friday that she would resign from her post as editor-in-chief of French Vogue this coming January.  Roitfeld has served this post for the past 10 years and has "no plan at all" for what she will do after she ceases working at the magazine, most likely in March. Read more here.

In other slightly more baffling news, Chanel model and Lagerfeld protege, Baptiste Giabiconi has released his 1st single, entitled Showtime. 
I would say, "don't quite your day job" if I ever encountered this fine specimen of a man, but I would probably be too afraid of his spontaneously combustible super-powers to dare do so. What do you think of this video and his singing in general, and what do you think is next for Roitfeld and French Vogue

Friday, December 10, 2010


1. x Alexander Wang  2. x Givenchy 
3. x Prada  4. x Proenza Schouler 

Looking for a simple gift for the style enthusiast in your life? How about one of these Style X Designer limited addition T-shirts from  For about $40 you can own a T-shirt commemorating's 10th anniversary, designed by 10 of today's hottest designers.  Here are a few of my faves.  

Friday, November 5, 2010

Anyway you can be found

It's been a while and by now the old readers of this blog have probably moved on to bigger and better things.  I completely understand.  I haven't been posting much because I have been experiencing life in the city (without a good camera) and I just haven't had time.  When I'm not engaged in some activity it's safe to bet that I am taking a nap.  Nonetheless, there is so much I want to share with you and hopefully,  when I have some time on my hands (and a better camera), I can fill you in on everything that's happening.  Meanwhile, here's a list of events that I wish I could have attended while I was doing something else:
  • Ralph Lauren receives the key to the city
  • Albert Elbaz teams up with H&M for Lanvin [Hearts] H&M
  • WWD threw its 100th Birthday Bash
  • Lucky Shops
And to amuse you, a little video about one of the coolest models in the industry.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Randoms and Such

1. View of Empire State Building from Madison Square Park,  2. Shake Shack: Madison Square Park, 
3. Fountain: Madison Square Park,  4.&5. Museum of Natural History 
As fall gets underway and chills begins to creep into our bones, some nice shots of late summer scenes in NYC.  
Stay tuned to Mainstream Misfit as I will be posting my rundown of Fashion Month shortly!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm Not Dead!

Jil Sander S/S 2011
If any of you are still actually following this blog, I am still alive and well and want to provide you with the best info on the world of fashion!  NY fashion week was great and I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer there.  The atmosphere of Lincoln Center was fabulous and it was so cool to see so many stylish people in an equally stylish and classic American setting.  Change was also in the air when it came to silhouettes.  I really like the direction fashion is going in now.  The loose, easiness of the clothes is something I am really drawn to.  Lately I have been obsessed with buying my shirts one or two sizes too big and I am just in awe of all the loose, slouchy pants worn down the runway.  Although there have been many great interpretations of 90s and 70s looks this season (Marc Jacobs anyone?) there have also been looks that seem new and different such as Proenza Schouler (a perennial favorite of mine if you haven't noticed.)   

On a more specific note, Raf Simons has given me a reason to love Jil Sander again (I would post this whole collection if I could).  Honestly, I was not taken by his last F/W collection.  I thought it was cold and as devoid of emotion as it was of color.  This season, however, I am obsessed!  The colors that came of of Milan for spring were so bright and happy.  An inspiring thing to look at if you are experiencing the rainy weather of NYC today! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The American Wing

1. Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens 2. Tiffany Window 3. Evening by Frederick Wellington Ruckstull
I don't know why, but for some reason I had never ventured into the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I figured that it was about time I set foot in that gallery and I'm glad I did.  It has quite an array of beautiful sculptures, Tiffany windows (sorry I forgot the name of the one I posted) and a cool little period rooms.  Plus if you get hungry you can grab a bite in the cafe.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Moving on Up

 1-4 buildings and a church (with detail 3) on the Upper West Side,
5 & 6 Views from the Central Park Reservoir Trail 
Today I decided to break-in a new pair of G by Guess flats by walking through the Upper West Side, through central park, through the Met and back.  Needless to say I stopped to pick up some band-aids along the way.  Lucky for you my trek resulted not only in blistered and cut feet, but also in some great photos of buildings and artwork.  This is what I passed on my way to and through Central Park.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gold Gardens

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Shirt: Loomstate, Tank: American Eagle, Shorts: American Eagle, Sandals: Franco Starto, Bag: Juicy Couture 

The weather in NYC has been just beautiful the past few days.  Perfect days have included wandering around the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and just sitting in Bryant Park.  Add some fresh fruit, rosemary and lemon sorbet from the farmer's market and some good friends and you've got the best afternoons of your life.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Eat Me, Drink Me

1 & 2.  The Regency Cafe Almond Iced Latte and Almond Cupcake with Cherry Frosting
3 & 4. El Rinconcito Veggie Burrito and Horchata 

Because I enjoy procrastinating, reminding myself how I need to stop eating incredibly delicious and fattening foods so I can fit into my new pants,  reminiscing, and because my Mac is finally free of technical difficulties (trying saying all of that in on breath) I am posting these photos of this week's culinary conquests.  Tuesday a friend and I visited my favorite cafe, the Regency, and I had the most delicious cupcake. The icing on these cupcakes is always so good and I often have to convince my self not to buy one of these since they are so big.  But, since I won't be back for a while I let myself get one.  And of course, the Regency makes the best lattes I've ever tasted and this one was no exception.  The next day one of my friends took me to her favorite Mexican restaurant, El Rinconcito, where we both had veggie burritos.  They were huge (just like my stomach).   For those of you who might not have been to sure about drink what was in the photo, I would never wash down my burrito with milk!  The horchata that I did have was very refreshing.  Well, I best be going back to work.  I hope I didn't make you too hungry! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Week in the Life

1. Jean Jacket: Hydraulic, Shirt: Blue Camel, Shorts: Loomstate for Target, Sandals: Sam Edelman, Bag: Hype, Earrings: A shop in Toledo Spain
2. Vibrant flowers in Rittenhouse Square Farmer's Market
3. Baguettes in Rittenhouse Square Farmer's Market
4. Ring: A New Creation
5. Steaz and A New Creation Ring from Lansdowne Farmer's Market
It's been a while since I've shown you anything I have been wearing lately because to be honest with you if I did post a photo of me in ripped short shorts and a tank top you really wouldn't care would you?  Yes, I must admit that I have dropped the ball style-wise this summer and I really don't like any of my attempts to pick it up (this attempt included).   But hey, that's what yesterday, a couple days in the last 2 weeks, and possibly another this next week are for.  Hopefully by the time I reach the Big Apple and fall starts rearing its impeccably good looking head I will be back to my usual self style wise.  Until then you can amuse yourself by looking at these memories of a day of shopping in Philly.  After a successful stop at Zara I took a stroll to the farmer's market in Rittenhouse Square where vibrant fresh flowers and flour of fresh baguettes caught my eye.  Last week I scored a lovely freshwater pearl cluster ring by Liz Steele-Coats's A New Creation and a delicious Steaz drink at the Lansdowne farmer's market.  Nothing beats a sunny Saturday to shop when the temp's just right.

Monday, August 9, 2010


One thing I essential to my fall wardrobe is jeans.  I wear jeans practically everyday in the fall and winter months so it is important that I have a wide variety of styles to keep my look unique everyday.  I recently bought a pair of medium and a pair of dark rinse skinny jeans but my denim wardrobe for this fall will not be complete unless I get a pair of jeggings (honestly I kinda hate this word but it is so much faster to say than denim leggings), a pair of motocross skinnies, a pair of black skinnies, a pair of barely boot cut jeans, and a chambray or denim shirt.  I was a bit skeptical of the denim-on-denim trend but I have seen it pulled off very nicely and I intend to try it when the weather is right.  I love jeans so much and I will continue to wear my colored, tie-dyed, and wide leg trouser jeans this fall.  If I had unlimited funds for jean purchases I would buy these but since I don't, I think I might have a DIY project on my hands shortly.

Proenza Schouler F/W 2010 Hand painted jeans