29 January 2008

A new feature: "I'm gonna have to borrow that"

Prompted by reader Angelina's suggestion that I include in my ASJiNE repertoire an end-of-the-month feature in which I highlight the item I've coveted more than any other during the previous 27 to 30 days, I give you just that -- but with an eensy tweak.

Instead of simply placing my seal of approval on this pair of jeans, that cool clutch or the funnel-necked leather sheath I quite literally can't stop searching for/fantasizing about, I thought a more interesting approach would instead involve writing about the genesis of that month's most notable influence, be it from a runway trend, a vintage find, a DC lawyer with an admirably avant-garde fashion sense, or in this month's case, a celebrity.

Or two, rather.


Check back later today for my first "I'm gonna have to borrow that" installment to see what finally convinced me to think of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen less as the crazy cat-women in waiting I'd always assumed they were and more as two cool chicks with two very unique, often sophisticated and always chance-taking senses of style.

And no, (eye roll) their bony chests will not be the featured subject.

7 comments:

suicide_blond said...

oh good..i always feel like im the ONLY one who loves those two babies!!
looking forward to it...
xoxo

Angelina said...

Great! Looking forward to it!

Also, regarding the Olsens: I've always figured that their outfits (don't know about their hair!) must look better in real life, but don't necessarily photograph well. A lot of the stuff they wear, if I saw someone wearing it on the streets of NYC (where they do hang out) would totally work. It must be hard to dress "venue-appropriate" when your photo gets splashed across the internet, out of context.

karey m. said...

brilliant! as i write this, a photo of one of the twins in an eliz and james dress is at my amazing jordanian tailor...

your site is so perfect. well done.

Anonymous said...

Did you find out the designer of the black leather sheath? I've googled like mad and cannot find anything. Custom made, you think?

Noelle said...

Re: Olsens, I'm totally with you. Granted I don't always love what they wear, I really give them credit for being unique and adventurous. There are already enough blond Hollywood cut-outs. Something different is always a breath of fresh air. I must say, though, I think Ashely has the better sense of style :-)

Anonymous said...

I love to watch your sense of style evolve. Mine grows along with it, though not nearly as fast!

dara said...

An Olsen trend on ASJINE? My interest is definitely piqued.