Friday, October 29, 2010

join up!

[friend jenn in funktional available at vincent park & sister trish in joe fresh]


DIRECTIONS TO A TREND
begin at army surplus, take a left at last year's safari jacket, take a right at marc jacobs s/s 10 and another right at marc by marc f/w 10 to arrive at your destination. utility, field, military ... no matter what you call this style of jacket, it should basically be called the jacket of fall 2010 - for ladies and fellas. military ain't new, but isn't it funny how long it takes for a trend to trickle down? a year and a half ago, michelle williams was wearing her military-inspired jacket all over new york. other female celebs who "joined up" early include kate moss, rachel bilson, gwen stefani and the olsens. and now ... available at a mall or boutique near you.

LADIES
under $100
top to bottom, left to right: aryn k zipper jacket $92 / obey blackbird army jacket $85 / dolce vita gi jacket $79 / g1 convoy coat $99 / sweet romeo hooded twill utility jacket $68

under $200
william rast military jacket $175 / kenna-t field jacket $108 / free people military shirt jacket $138 / eight sixty drawstring waist military cargo jacket $128 / blu moon militant jacket $198 / aqua studded anorak $128

under $400
dolce vita darryl coat $238 / twenty8twelve blythe jacket $315 / diesel drawstring parka $337 / vince utility jacket $395 / splendid double face gauze anorak $238 / marc by marc jacobs uniform jacket $298

$400+ (a girl can dream...)
rag & bone leigh jacket $475 / dress & co sleeping bag stole $745

FELLAS
under $150
reclaimed vintage italian army jacket $101 / old navy brushed twill military jacket $50 / lands end canvas men's corps jacket $100 / gap utility jacket $98 / obey iggy jacket $136

$150+
evisu military jacket $472 / paul smith jeans field jacket $302 / acne mighty field coat $350 / steven alan relwen shawl field jacket $398 / firetrap long load parka jacket $227  

OH AND BY THE WAY
** this style isn't just for shoulder seasons; many of my favourite designers, like marc jacobs and rebecca taylor, are doing military-inspired parkas for winter as well. and don't even get me started on your options with wool.
** did you see my fashion friday guest post on tripstyler today? all about what to wear on your fall weekend escape :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

music monday #8

lord knows i love a little katy perry in the summertime, but one thing i love about fall is all the new music. stream and download the songs below (almost all available on itunes), get in your car, find a country or coastal road and let the music (music, music) get down in your soul...

[due to canadian thanksgiving, music monday is appearing on tuesday. it goes very nicely with turkey sandwiches.]

jessie baylin  //  brooke fraser
hurry, hurry  // something in the water

eliza doolittle  //  the real efforts of real people
skinny genes  //  ink and tight jeans

the mynabirds  //  dan black
numbers don't lie  //  symphonies

king charles  // dawes
love lust  // when my time comes

shoutout to the lovely oliver & lilly's and their stuck in our head sundays for introducing me to eliza doolittle and king charles - keep 'em coming leighann :-)

speaking of katy perry, don't you think california gurls vs. tik tok is the new halo vs. already gone? the same darn songs! seriously, have a listen.