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16-11-2011
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I do her book I Your Style. Her love of Joni Mitchell, the woman, her music and style really clinched the deal for me. One of the coolest parts of her book:


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and on a semi related note, check out this chick's tat of the above kate bush album cover. how rad, is that!




Fun recount of her traumatic pixie cut and it's inspiration from her equally inspiring (defunct) blog:
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As I've said before, I was an intern for Patrick Demarchelier the last two years I was in college and a full on studio assistant for the summer after I graduated. When I first arrived there I was 19, and I'll never forget when I met Tonne Goodman (then Fashion Director at Bazaar). The first thing she said to me was "How old are you, 14?" I guess I was a young teenager. I was certainly full of beans, maybe even a little precocious, which I soon noticed people either liked or didn't like about me. There was one makeup artist who was out and out mean to me. Paul Cavaco was always so sweet to me - he let me paint his fingernails all different colors when we had down time, and Marina Schiano used to braid my very long hair during lunch break.

When I returned to the studio though, after a tough senior year (all my best friends had graduated ahead of me and I was intensely lonely), I came with a more mature attitude and a new look. I had cut my long bohemian, wavy hair into a neat shoulder length bob. I already wasn't too sure about it, and my doubts were confirmed when Patrick looked at me and said in his very heavy French accent, "What deed you do vis your 'air darling?" He then called over his best friend Didier Malige, one of the loveliest, most gentle men I have ever met, and one of the best hair stylists in the world. "Do somesing vis her 'air," he directed. He then mumbled something about Carolyn Murphy and started cutting, in BIG chunks. I don't know what happened to me. I just let it happen. Did I not care? Did I not have the confidence to ask him what he was doing before he started cutting? Anyway, 20 minutes later I had a Jean Seberg pixie cut, and I was numb the rest of the day. I went home that night and cried and cried. I know it was just a haircut, but it was traumatic. It would be 2 years before I really felt like myself again.

So the other night I was at a dinner and Carolyn Murphy was there. We were introduced, and I told her how her 1996 pixie cut had indirectly inspired my own. Her face winced, and she put her hand on my shoulder and said, "Wasn't it awful???" Even though I look at pictures of her from then and think she looked great, and in fact I can even look at my own post-cut photo and realize it wasn't that bad, it certainly took some soul searching to live through the growing out period.

I wonder how Emma Watson feels right now?



Her supposed worst fashion moment although personally i think it's the look i like best from the book!

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^it's really not that bad! interesting story indeed, i also never knew she had worked for Patrick early on....what a great career path!

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Got my @10crosbyDLNYC pj pants on for my interview with Derek @DerekLamNYC.



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Amanda has become such a style inspiration. Today my look is totally inspired on this one of hers, minus the socks.


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i so love this outfit! she wore that during nyc fashion week in sept, as far as i can remember.....no?

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i so love this outfit! she wore that during nyc fashion week in sept, as far as i can remember.....no?
I am not sure. The caption on twitter says:

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and was posted on 7 Nov

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^ah thanks, my wrong it looked like a fashion week outfit to me....

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^ah thanks, my wrong it looked like a fashion week outfit to me....

I knooooooow!!!! Beautiful ain't it?

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yes, definitely, i really love her style, and i just love that she's always posting pics of herself on twitter! so inspirational

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this one's from a few days ago, i guess she's standing inside her closet?

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Wearing @DerekLamNYC sequins and Alaia shoes for @CFDA Vogue awards tonight. Can't wait to hear who wins!

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She looks quite lovely!

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Love the Derek Lam sequins and LOVE the story about her hair! That insight into the evolution of someone's style is great. Am also slightly green with envy at her closet space.

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