Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

What’s a girl to wear? March 24, 2009

sartorialistFashion magazines are pretty and pretty expensive, so whenever I want to get an frugal idea of what the average chic gal on the street is pulling out of her closet, I turn to The Sartorialist. This blog is simply brilliant—the author just travels around taking pics of well-dressed women, often at Les Tuileries in Paris, where all the it girls hang. But what’s best is that the outfits are all completely attainable, with a bit of recessionista pluck. When I’m feeling my finger slip off the fashion pulse, The Sartorialist puts me right back on it. See more.

 

Milan Shows: Back in Black March 1, 2009

2279gacarblkOkay, the fashionista in me is starting to stretch and yawn in waking. Maybe it’s spring nearing. I don’t know if it’s the recession/depression (ugh!) or the change in format from runway hooplah to presentation, but the New York fashion week was REALLY QUIET. But I’m starting to get inspired by the snowball effect of New York followed by London followed by Milan. And there nothing like The Sartorialist to give a girl a little street fashion kick. Wow, blazers and skinny jeans, big time. I do love that rock-n-roll glam look. And why do people always look so much prettier in Italy?

Get your sartorial inspiration from Milan here.