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Posted in life by burnthesebones on 12/11/2009

Today I stopped by the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony sample sale with somewhat low expectations….and hit the footwear jackpot.

I left with 3 pairs of shoes that I’ve wanted for ages, but were out of my budget, even on clearance. They were marked down to only $50 from the original retail price of approximately $450 per pair.

These will be the perfect everyday shoes for when spring comes around.

I’m tempted to dye these oxford heels black, but the brownish/burgundy color is so warm and rich…what to do??

These wedges are so lightweight and comfortable, and I’ve wanted a pair of beige/nude shoes for a while now.

Having humongous feet came in handy for once!

If you’re in New York, stop by the sale, the highlight of which is definitely the shoe selection.

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Posted in backstage by burnthesebones on 02/13/2009

Jump-starting the fashion week festivities, tonight’s opening featured the photography of the venerable Paul Rowland (founder of Supreme and Women agencies). As such, the gallery was swarming with models, and nearly overwhelming with stimulating visuals.

I only had the chance to take a few awful photos with my Blackberry.

++EDIT 2/14: I added new photos (see more at Supreme Being).

Hanne Gaby Odiele with the androgyne Iris Strubegger.


Daiane Conterato, Kasia Struss, Hanne again, and Toni Garrn.


Alana Zimmer


Meghan Collison


And Cecilia Mendez- what happened?? She used to be one of my favorites…


When I spotted a girl wearing this all Phi (sadly, an immensely underrated label) fall ’08 outfit, I just had to take a shot of it.


The same look on the runway, as worn by Natasha Poly (I was jabbed in the leg by the spike heels of her deadly YSL Tributes):

And finally:


Amid a sea of models and industry movers and shakers wearing the most coveted Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Margiela, Chanel, etc. pieces of the season, this girl’s outfit stood out for its daring mixture of proportion, shape and texture.

She is wearing Acne silk harem-esque trousers, an Acne sheer dust-grey blouse with raw edges, a gorgeous softly draped suede motorcycle jacket also by Acne, and black suede cut-out Opening Ceremony wedges.

Click here for more details on the Transformations exhibit.