I was quite recently turned on to the super fabulous blog P.S. I Made This. Like many, I was briefly entranced by the Do It Yourself revolution precipitated by “Trading Spaces” a few years back (does anyone have as much spunk as Paige Davis?). But also like many, I got over it in a hot flash and moved on to reality TV shows about obese people and ne'er-do-well teens from the LA suburbs. But I digress.
P.S. I Made This rocks my world. Author and rad gal Erica Domesek shows all us lesser abled fashion followers how to whip up our very own faux fur wrap a la Kate Moss or create a feather shoulder embellishment that looks runway ready. Her straightforward formula of showing us a chic collage of high fashion imagery to prove the next big trend followed by a quick step-by-step guide on how to Do It Ourselves is, quite simply, genius. All I have to say is: Watch out Christopher Bailey, Laura C. Thomas is all over the equestrian brooch.
I love a good music festival. Live music. Outdoors. Fresh air. Draft beer. Communal dance parties. And loads of eye candy. Such was the scene at All Points West yesterday in Liberty State Park. Oh, and tons of mud.
I must admit, that when I woke up and saw the sheets of rain pelleting New York City yesterday I was afraid (lightening, standing in a field, lots of electronic musical equipment. Sounds like a recipe for an untimely death.) but maybe a little bit excited to channel rock goddess Kate Moss’s Glastonbury look. And I will further admit that I looked her up on Google images to see how she managed to look fashionable, yet not foolish, with apocalyptic weather. So, I replicated one of her sensible yet stylish ensembles—green Hunter Wellington boots, black short shots, white tank top and nautical striped long sleeve shirt. Layering was key. My review? Excellent get-up for muddy condition music festivals. It took me through boogying down to MGMT, singing along with Coldplay, loving every minute of it covered in mud and music! Some other fashion observations: Loads of gents sporting trilby hats with short brims. The 80s look was out in full force for the ladies—lots of neon splatter-paint t-shirts and shiny leggings. The array of rubber rain boots was staggering—Hunter by Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Gucci—who knew everyone got in on the rubber boot racket? Everyone looked fashionable filthy.
Check out some of my cool photos.