Sunday, September 27, 2009

Suit up in Hermès scarves

If I were a guy, I'd want to dress in Hermès. My parents used to save the Hermès men's catalogs that arrived in the mail for me, and I fell head over heels for the polished well-dressed men within the matte pages -- one of the few moments in my life when I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl.
Today, after purchasing a copy of Star Von Bunny: A Model Tale from the Paper Magazine Mr. Mickey's Celebrity Sidewalk Sale at Screaming Mimi's (100% of the proceeds went to fund the building of the Vivekananda Public School in India), I trekked over to the Hermès sample sale, where I purchased two signature silk scarves -- one in a sweet baby blue to wear to Columbia University sporting events (ah yes, I do have school pride) and one in a delightfully rich Indian rose and gold.
All Hermès silk scarves measure 90 x 90 centimeters and are hand-printed using silk screens. Additionally, they are hand-stitched and can easily be tied around your wrist, neck, handbag, or head for timeless chicness (and this is one of those few times where "timeless chic" truly applies).

I would like to point that I was probably one of the youngest people at the sale today, as I found myself standing in line with grandmothers in cashmere sweaters and corporettes on a lunch break.

Some things, like Chanel 2.55 bags and Hermès silk scarves, are stylish beyond the whims of seasonal trends and age.

Miss Couturable

Monday, September 14, 2009

Under my umbrella

At Bryant Park two days ago, I received numerous compliments on my Guy de Jean Cancan Bis umbrella. In addition to its Moulin Rouge-esque froufrou look, it has a sturdy metal frame that has withstood countless strong winds while my friends' umbrellas collapsed under the pressure. It also doubles as a parasol with a sun protection factor of 50+, which is another excuse for me to carry it around all year, rain or shine.

What is your favorite practical -- or frivolous -- accessory?

Miss Couturable

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Announcements and exhaustion

I've disappeared from the internet for a few weeks, and in these past few weeks I've moved to New York City, backpacked up the Catskills Mountains, evacuated a hurricane, torn a pair of shoes, spent a night at the emergency room in the hospital (thank you, my dear suitemates!), wandered around the city (with company) late at night searching for questionable videos, and got nerdy (classes began today and I'm so ready to work). I'm actually in the library right now, realizing that I can't finish my French homework because I left my earphones in my room.
As I recover from my phlegm-plagued sickness, I would like to share two articles I wrote for Mochi Magazine:

First, I interviewed the fabulously awe-inspiring and yet-ever-so-humble Susanna Lau of The Fashion Blog to Know: Fashion Blogger Susie Bubble on the Digital World of Fashion. If you're curious about her day job, about online journalism, or about how she got her nickname of "Susie Bubble," check it out!

Secondly, I interviewed the amazing Sheena Matheiken of The Uniform Project: Nothing to Wear? How to Invigorate Your Closet. If you don't know about Sheena and her wonderful efforts to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, read this article and read her blog. Additionally, there are some great tips about how to spice up a "basic" outfit -- trust me, Sheena knows best.

I'm so blessed to have been able to interview two fashion bloggers who are making great strides in both the online and "real" world. I would also like to announce that I am going to be blogging for College Fashion, along with nine other fashion-savvy college students. If you didn't read College Fashion before, now is the time to start! As my introduction reads:
NoelColumbia University – You probably already know her as Miss Couturable, but the fabulous Noel is going to be writing for CF this semester too! As a former Seventeen Magazine intern starting her freshman year of college in NYC, Noel will be writing about everything from wallet-friendly versions of runway looks to her adventures budgeting and shopping in the city.
Don't worry -- Miss Couturable will be staying alive, as always! There are two different approaches to these two different blog, and I look forward to getting in contact with everyone in both ways!

Now, I'm off to my next class. Hopefully, your school year is starting off relatively smoothly!

Miss Couturable