Monday, December 10, 2012


Even though the last time I bought something made of taffeta was for my high school grad, there's something about taffeta that screams 'Christmas party'. And if I had a swanky Christmas party to go to this year, this is what I would want to be wearing. From the S/S 13 collection of Polish designer Kamila Gawrońska-Kasperska (remember that awesome Metropolis-inspired shoot?), this leafy/frond frock is available in the NJAL shop. Though, in reality, if I had the money, I'd probably change my mind at the last minute and swap it for the longer and darker green pencil version seen below, which has pleats made of an overlaid chiffon layer, rather than the same silk taffeta of the base. Or, perhaps the Inbar Spector-esque piece, with a slip dress underneath. Either way, I think I'd have to call up my prom date to see if he still wanted to dance.

P.S. Whether you can read Polish or not, I highly suggest that you 'Like' Kamila's Facebook too - that's how I saw these beauties!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Anuschka Hoevener, F/W 12/13

I rejoiced too soon about finishing my Horace translations. Because I still have to write an exam on said translations. Thankfully, half of the course was on Catullus, so there will still be a bit o' him on the exam. So, to stay sane for the next week of studying (the final is next Thursday), I've split up my days into mornings/afternoons with Horace, and evenings with Catullus. Obviously, I enjoy my evenings quite a bit. There's something to be said for simplicity, even when that simplicity means being unexpectedly blunt. In other words, my taste in Latin poetry is the same as my taste in clothing. And so, let us return to Anuschka Hoevener, who I haven't featured lately here on kOs (lately meaning over two years apologies, Anuschka). The simple embroidery and knit work mixed with geometric shapes is just perfect. Better yet, that little black dress is made of sweatshirt material. If only I could wear it when I recite 60 lines of Catullus (yes, in Latin) next week.

(Photos via NJAL)

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Just in time to be mega-distracted from studying for finals, my dreams have come true in that Marie Saint Pierre now has an online shop (on the revamped website, it's the tab with the darling name 'Walk-in')! This has quickly become my favorite luxury label, especially after my lovely experience in their boutique in Montreal this summer. I'd really prefer to repeat that experience and go back there to buy another piece in person, but seeing as that won't happen until August at the earliest, I will gladly drool over my laptop screen and wake up thinking about how I could possibly afford to order something. In particular, I want/need this ridiculously gorgeous mesh and jersey cardigan (called 'Joshua'). Which of course cannot happen with a price tag of $790 (a.k.a. a month's rent). However, I will keep my fingers crossed that the bi-annual MSP sale applies to the website as well. Meanwhile, if you have some extra cash laying around, for every $500 you spend before December 20th, you'll get a $100 gift card (and free shipping on your first order) IF you use this code: FROMMARIETOYOU. Please feel free to forward the gift card on to me at your leisure.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


This post is in honour of the fact that I'll never have to translate Horace again. I had to translate 40 poems by this guy, all in the last month, and all of which I hated. He's boring, full of himself, and ignores the efforts of my buddy Catullus. So long, Horace. Nunc est bibendum, and now is the time to get a post in! 

This is the best thing I've seen this week. Though technically I saw this quite some time ago, as I bookmarked their NJAL page before the Curiosity Rover landed (...according to the order of my bookmarks). This piece is by the German minimalist label Walter & Friedrichs, which is Katharina Walter and Simone Friedrichs. Though at first glance it appears to be a cropped shirt with a long panel, it's actually a dress. Looks really good when covered up with a Walter & Friedrichs cashmere coat too.'s a good thing the W & F online shop doesn't ship outside of Germany.