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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Umm... This Be Good: Carven et Zespa Floral Brogues

There's an upcoming work trip where I've decided I'm going full "Editor Drag". My color scheme for said polish is white, black, brown and blue. 

I have many items already in my wardrobe and a few others on my radar to pick up. 

Perhaps these nerd chic for Spring Carven et Zespa floral brogues
 need be part of said shopping list

Plus they'd be the perfect Easter shoe too. 

Which reminds me, I'm off for Easter break, kids. 
Enjoy all them jelly beans and Cadbury mini eggs! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bring on Spring with French Connection Blush Silk Blouse

Because Spring is officially here and you need a little something to show off your sweet side

Details: Flirty lightweight, semi-sheer silk chiffon short sleeve blouse from French Connection. Navy piping trim throughout. Collarless with full button front and single button cuff short sleeves. Approximate measurements when laid flat: 34'' bust, 19'' from shoulder to hem. Perfect for Spring with cutoff shorts or cropped pants. So, so cute! 100% Silk. Dry Clean only. Size 6. NEW, never worn.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Credit Where Credit is Due

Whoever the stylist is on the 

latest Cole Haan subway ads 

is really making me want 

                                     hi-lighter soled creepers 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

This Céline Drama Reminds People about Geoffrey Beene

(Photo: Fashionista)

"That said, it’s not the first time a distinctly American designer has had their ideas reworked by the house. For example; the leather trimmed canvas that was a major leitmotif of Philo’s debut at Céline was actually a signature of designer Bonnie Cashin. My question is that if Phoebe Philo clearly has an interest and respect for American design history how come no one else does?"

-Jeremy Lewis, the editor of Garmento who first spotted the similarity between a Céline coat and a 2004 Geoffre Beene coat design 

Man and Bonnie Cashin! People, American fashion wasn't always cargo shorts and stretch jersey slutwear. This, while not so sensational as every designer is influenced by archives of their own or others, is a good reminder of the brilliance of former fashion favorites. Know your history! 

*Parts of this post directly source from Fashionista. 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PETA Finds an Animal Ally in Topshop

Topshop's Oxford Street store windows are a real jungle right now. Filled with stuffed animals that draw you in with their cuteness, this critters pack a powerful message: “Keep wildlife out of your wardrobe.” 

Topshop has teamed up with PETA for a campaign to advocate getting the fur and leather look without animal suffering. Faux is the new fur. Pleather and faked exotic skins are in. 

Personally, I used to say that even wearing faux fur promotes the bad cause, but now, submerged in the fashion world and acutely aware of fur's recent grand splash runway return, better to fake it then make it, in this case. The modern man and woman want the styles but without the suffering. And with major technological improvements, it's getting harder to tell the fake from the real thing anymore. 

Stella McCartney has been toeing the line of stylish and unreal specimens brilliantly for years and hers is now a successful business with profits increasing to $4.6 million during the fiscal year. Topshop is taking a leadership stance that will hopefully be the future of fashion. No longer will animals have to die to "get the look".

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vintage polo dressing on a Thursday 
#vintage #boyswithbeards #selfie #ootd #midcentury

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On My Desk Today: Why Just a Little Dior Pressie I Got Off Ebay

The wrapping is almost too divine to rip into.....


To be continued! 

Trot Around Town in Style This Spring

My friend owns a spectacular vintage brand, Omnia Vintage, where she sells sweet satchels and crossbody bags from the 70's and even cuter apparel for the Brooklyn gal in all of us. 

This horse and stripe skirt is the piece to gallop around town in come Spring 2013 

So trot on over to her Etsy shop and rein in this wild number. You'll find neigh better! 

Vintage horse and stripe skirt, size M/L, $35 at Omnia Vintage

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Like My Saint Laurent Like I Like My Licorice


and sleek! 

Whose Instagram Do You Follow?

In addition to the usual fashion fare (Barney's, Kirna Zabete, Colette, etc) and models / fashion folk (Coco Rocha, Steven Kolb, Kate Spade New York, etc) 

I also check in with Pantone for the freshest take in color, Peter Som for runway, recipes and relaxation 

And, of course, Rihanna. Because that B puts her whole life on Instagram blast. Seriously, does she not have a handler for that???

If you aren't already, you should follow ME

Instagram handle: macsmith1218   (Yeah i thought long and hard on that one)  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Three Makes it a Trend: Mariacarla Boscono is Killin' it for Fall 2013

If I've never mentioned it before, I LOVE me some Mariacarla Boscono! Her chilly eyes and sharp cheekbones with that wash of raven hair... yes X three! 

And Fall 2013 had her at rare form 

Here's Mariacarla closing out Vionnet all Greek goddess at the disco draped 

Watch Mariacarla cut quite the figure opening the Hermes show with a swatch of wool and a deadly stare 

You can put Mariacarla in a shapeless sweater and bathing 
skull cap (?) and that B shines her light through it all

Aint nothin' you can't throw at Mariacarla and she make look sizzlin'! 

Go on now! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

@Marni embroidered cirle dress shirt + @JoeFresh quilted merino wool cardigan + vintage hat + my ever growing beard = March snow storm prepared and double dared! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Black and White and Rad All Over

My latest piece I wrote for VIRAL Fashion explores menswear's return to its black and white lifelong romance after seasons of splashy, colorful affairs

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This Chloé Skirt is Quite Versatile

Bring on the Kit Kats and Chicken and Waffle potato chips, fashionista! 

Ms. Clare Waight Keller has created a Chloé that lets you still look amaze if you've over-indulged 

Not that anyone in fashion would admit to consuming a Kit Kat 

Three Makes it a Trend: Second Skin Boots

The message is clear for Fall 2013: keep the baby powder handy! 

Boots shown on the Fall runways of Paris are second skin close

First seen Sunday at Céline... 

the trend carried over in thigh high and chains at Chanel

and Lydia Maurer showed a cropped and tight style at Paco Rabanne 

But in a world of ever increasing obesity and global warming 
is this a climate controlled runway only fantasy? 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rihanna's New Fave

This Neil Barret look from his Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week showing, really gives me some Rihanna off duty vibes

 Perhaps the top needs to be see-through, though...

Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection: Too Pretty for Words

You'll never lose this compact, honey! 

Estée Lauder's limited edition three piece collection launches today and is the second makeup collection inspired by the hit AMC show "Mad Men"

Make like January Jones or Christina Hendricks in Nail Lacquer in 'Pink Paisley,' See Thru Blush in 'Light Snow,' and Rich, Rich Lipstick in 'Pinkadelic' . 

Perfect vintage wardrobe sold separately

Kanye West's Margiela

Ok, it's really my Margiela vest I put up on Bib & Tuck right now

 but I wanted the SEO

Check it out and nab this rad piece: 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Today I Received the Nicest Response on a Piece I Wrote

I was floored when I received this email. So kind, really made me smile 
and I had to share it with you: 

Dear Mac,

I had a chance to read the entire interview and I personally would like to thank you. Your writing captured the true essence of my vision,  the brand and what I am all about. 

-Urban FLRT designer, Corey Wesley, in response to my piece for EDGE on the Net

Sometimes It Can Be: Dior Ready to Wear Fall 2013

Now THIS Raf, is some Dior I can get behind!!!!

I knew you had it in you. 

And I'll ignore this

For now....

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I'm a fashion writer who writes for Bluefly, EDGE Media, VIRAL Fashion, etc. I use "It Can't All Be Dior" as a safe release for my love of coats, cats and cake. Phew!