For me, fashion is serious business. So I put together an ultra sophisticated fall look with some of my favorite pieces from Warby Parker and Express. Then I headed to Williamsburg in Brooklyn for some more Autumn-inspired elegance.
Most of you probably haven’t seen me in glasses before because I’m a part time glasses wearer. I need them to drive and to see things far away. But even if I didn’t need them I would still totally head over to Warby Parker and pick out a pair because their styles are all so cute and classic. The frames that fit me best were Oliver in Whiskey Tortoise. I always feel ultra chic and smart when I wear them.
This Halloween I’m going from socialite to supervillain! Inspired by Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the notorious Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and of course my favorite holiday, I took on Gotham City in my first ever cosplay shoot.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Harley Quinn, she’s an accomplice and sometimes girlfriend to the Joker in the Batman comics. Before becoming a supervillain, she was Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D, a psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum. Her career as a Doctor was on the up and up until the Joker became one of her patients and she fell in love with him.
As her infatuation with the Joker grew, she decided to leave Harleen behind and transformed permanently into her criminal persona –Harley Quinn. While Harley has traditionally been portrayed as a sidekick of the Joker, she now stands alone is a psychotic criminal mastermind. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this Harley portrayal in the Suicide Squad movie.
Becoming Harley Quinn
With the popularity of Harley Quinn, getting this look was super simple. I ordered a Harley Quinn shirt off Etsy and paired it with black shorts and a pair of black tights which I destroyed. I then added combat boots and a baseball sock for the modern Harley Quinn look.
Harley Quinn Makeup
I opted out of the traditional clown makeup because I still wanted to look like me and I have super acne prone skin. I made the eyes as crazy as possible not paying too close attention to precision. Since Harley is a psychotic psychiatrist I made the makeup a little crazy. By crazy I mean controlled chaos. I added hints of red to one eye and hints of blue to the other along with bright red lipstick.
I played up the Harley Quinn details by painting the nails on one hand blue (essie – bell-bottom blues) and the ones on the other red (essie – with the band). Lastly, I used wash out dye in my hair. While I like the way my hair came out in the photos, I wasn’t a big fan of the spray in dye because it got all over everything.
Over the weekend, Skype Moments hooked me up with a rocking set of tickets to the Queens of the Stone Age concert at Barclays Center. After seeing the show, Queens of the Stone Age has officially become one of my favorite groups of all time. Their acoustics alone were incredible. Trust me when I say that no one out there today can work a guitar like these guys can. The energy on the stage and throughout the arena, was also top notch. Many thanks to Skype for this once in a lifetime concert experience!
Lately, I’ve been on a huge vintage kick. I just love how everything seems to tell the story of a unique era. A few months ago, I came across one of the most unique vintage stores in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The store was founded by Lexi (pictured left) and named Antoinette after her mother who worked in the fashion industry in the late 1950’s for the NYC based French milliner, Lilly Dache. She proceeded to collect a warehouse full of vintage items up through the 1990’s. Since her mother always encouraged her to open a vintage shop, Lexi has done so with all the treasures her mother collected over the years. I love stopping in and chatting with Lexi about all the pieces each of which is truly unique and filled with a story of its own. I’m so buying my Mother’s Day gift this year here.
So many eras, so little time
Ever since the premiere of the show, Pan Am bags are turning up in vintage stores everywhere.
Feeling the Fendi
Inspiring message a few blocks away from Antoinette