Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chictopia10 Conference and Menwear Influence

I wanted to first approach everyone and ask who is going to be at the Chictopia10 Conference on February 13th?  I was really thinking of going but I am so hesitant.  I would be traveling alone (unless somehow I can convince my husband to go with...doubtful) and I have never actually done that except for a trip to Paris which really just consisted of being alone on the flight not in the city.  So I thought I would get some feelers out there as to who is going.  Maybe someone in the Chicagoland area?  I really think it would be great to go.  Not only to meet many of the ladies that are going but because I think my industry (beauty) should be represented as well.  I think I could learn something as I am in the eCommerce sector of beauty retail.

With that said, I wanted to mention my recent love for menswear inspired outfits.  So much that I bought oxfords (ok so, they still have a heel), which has always been something I have geared away from.  Somehow I have just been loving all the new spring collections (haven't we all) and their amazing and whimsical menswear inspiration.  I love to pair some of my new menswear-esque pieces with some of my more feminine blouses and such.

 Blouse: H&M
Cardigan: F21
Brooch: vintage
Skirt: gift from mom (Express)
Leggings: Hue
Oxfords: Rampage
(That cat would be Madeline. She likes to impede on my photography space) 

Speaking of Menswear, there was a great Spring editorial in the most recent publication of WWDFast magazine.  I get WWD at work in order to keep up on the industry and I love when they publish WWDFast because it is not like the newspaper version.  This editorial has been my favorite in the last few months...


(This last one reminds me of a past post from Aya of Strawberry Koi!)


Aya Smith said...

Awe, thank you for linking to me!!! :D

All of these photos are gorgeous, and that last one! I love, love it... I want to recreate it even, haha :D

Leilani said...

Hi there, where is Chictopia this year? I've never been and depending where it is I might be able to go.

Also, are we still on for Saturday? Send me an email at wertens (at) gmail.com soon so we can iron out the details. :)

Elaine said...

I'd love to go but it's too far :(

I just read in your profile... you are married to an architect??? That's awesome! My husband is going to school right now for architecture.


emma wallace said...

Pretty photos! I love your drapey cardi with the structured skirt and boots.


hannah said...

cute outfit, and such lovely inspiration! if you do go to the chic10, have fun! i dont think i'll go unless i win the free trip, which is well, pretty slim.

The Owl's Closet said...

great outfit! these editorials are awesome! thx for sharing:)


A Thought Is The Blossom said...

i'm with Aya, i wanna recreate that last look so bad! all of them are gorgeous though. how much is the conference if you don't win one of the ten spots?