Nicole Miller Spring 2011 Ad Campaign!


Recently Nicole Miller’s ad campaign for Spring 2011, starring Sophie Holmes of IMG, was released. The photos were shot by Robbie Fimmano at Fast Ashley’s photo studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and styled by Natasha Royt.

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Interview with Julie Brooke Williams


Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Julie Brooke Williams, a young stylist in NYC who is taking the fashion world by storm. Her impressive credits include work for Harper’s Bazaar and Nylon. Here is an excerpt from the article. To read the full interview, order the February issue of TAP magazine, out February 1st!

TAP Magazine: What initially interested you in fashion, and how did that interest evolve into becoming a stylist?

Julie Brooke Williams: I was more interested in the art of counter culture as a whole; mainly revolving around music and the underground music scenes I followed in NYC and Brooklyn. I liked everyone’s eclectic style, and it was more about personal expression rather than designers and labels, first and foremost. After years at corporate jobs, I tried to figure out how I could incorporate my love of personal expression and style into a full time gig and a mentor of mine at my job kept pushing me to try life as a stylist. I didn’t know what it was about at all but was unhappy behind a desk, so I saved my money until I could feasibly leave the job and tackle dark waters of freelance work, doing some thing I’d never done before. I had to do some thing and was trying to find myself, and I found a deep love for fashion and styling even with all the trials and tribulations that go with it. I just tried to keep faith that whatever was meant to me would be.

TAP: You’ve done a lot of work for Nylon. What is that experience like?

JBW: Nylon is super fun, and definitely a specific editorial voice of a cool youthful generation. They have such a great eye and have earned such massive respect across the board within the industry, so I feel lucky to be associated with them and love working with them whenever they ask!

TAP: You are also an avid blogger. What are some of your daily reads?

JBW: I love fuckingyoung.es, fashionisto, ones2watch, contributing editor and TEST. I am also a Susie Bubble fan, she’s incredibly knowledgeable and on top of her game. There’s so many new fantastic fashion blogs, it’s difficult to keep up.

TAP: What are your major stylistic influences?

JBW: Music, art, film, my city, my friends, nostalgia – both personal and borrowed from historic time periods, rock stars, poets, etc. recently I read Patti Smith’s Just Kids and I imagined a 1970s NYC, the one my parents fled from eventually, but with which I would have undoubtedly soared within in terms of cultural influence, style and music.

For more information on Julie, visit www.juliebrookewilliams.com.

Images courtesy of Julie Brooke Williams.

Best Online Vintage Shopping


As a huge fan of everything vintage & thrifted, I thought I’d do a post on my favorite vintage shopping websites!

 

Modcloth

Modcloth is both vintage & new, but their vintage selection is great and always unique. They have everything from ’60s sun dresses to ’90s sweaters. Definitely worth a visit!

Vintage Sincerely Dress

 

shoptoast

Run by Rumi Neely of fashiontoast, shoptoast is a great mix of 2-3 season old designer pieces and genuine items from many decades ago. Though more on the pricey side at times, it’s a good choice if you’re willing to spend $100-$200 on hardly worn designer vintage!

 

Urban Outfitters

We all know Urban Outfitters for their notorious hipster flare, but their vintage shop is something to really get excited about. They carry one-of-a-kind vintage from across the decades at not too steep a price.

 

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is also a new/vintage mix, the entire selection of which is fashion forward and style savvy. The vintage selection includes everything from ’70s caftans to Nancy-Drew-esque pumps.

Enjoy your online shopping! Don’t spend it all in one place!

Images via Modcloth, shoptoast, Urban Outfitters, and Nasty Gal.

Swedish Hasbeens for H&M


Today H&M announced that that they will be coming out with a line of clogs in collaboration with Swedish Hasbeens. The collection, which debuts on April 20th, will be composed of three styles of clogs in various colors. Customers can expect to find the shoes in 150 stores worldwide. Swedish Hasbeens, founded in 2007 by Cilla Wingård Neuman and Emy Blixt, is an extremely popular European shoe label and famous for their clogs. They’re a celebrity favorite, seen on Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarah Jessica Parker. The upcoming line is inspired by traditional Swedish style of the ’70s.

What do you think? Will this be another successful collaboration between H&M and a high-end brand? Which style will you pick up when they come to stores?

For more information, click here. Images via H&M.

Kristen Stewart Covers Vogue


Anna Wintour is seemingly moving towards younger folk for the fashion bible’s holy pages. Here, Kristen Stewart covers US Vogue’s February issue, presumably to promote her upcoming movie Welcome to the Rileys, which looks phenomenal. I’m not a huge fan of hers, sartorially or otherwise, but I’m extremely interested to see what else she has up her sleeve. I think she looks marvelous on this cover. Hopefully this Vogue feature will lead her away from her teenage angst phase and towards becoming a sophisticated young woman. For the full article, click here.

Vogue Gallery

Vogue Gallery

Vogue Gallery

Vogue Gallery

Vogue Gallery

Marvelous, no? Images via Vogue.

like angelina only angsty






 

I have yet to see Black Swan, but I am quite looking forward to it. It seems to be making quite an impact on the world of fashion at least. I’m excited to see it evolve as an aesthetic masterpiece to be valued to years to come.

Black Swan, Chloe, Degas, Polyvore by me.

shiny shoes (and dresses)


A little red carpet post before I say goodnight!

A refreshing LBD from Emma Roberts paired with tastefully (for lack of a better word) metallic pumps. Usually I hate anything that could be traced to the Periodic Table, but somehow this works.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts in Dior via InStyle

Now, a little Taylor: I haven’t been loving everything she’s been wearing lately, but this is absolutely lovely. I’m not a huge fan of trends but the whole Ballerina thing was huge on the runways recently, and this was a fantastic pick for her. And the shoes are très magnifique.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel via InStyle