Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fine Lines

Rene Gruau

Friday, November 26, 2010

Life Lessons

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fashion + Direction

 Swedish designer Richard Söderberg

Love when the clothes and the art go in the same direction.

Regardless of the fact that this looks like a cross between Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and Julius Garden. Just sayin.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hi kids!

Amazon women are a rare visual treat here's a fave. Vintage Brigitte Neilson looking amazing and yet another reason why I don't drink, do hard drugs or party excessively. Scary that you can one day look like this and then a few years later be a complete mess. SMDH.

Brigitte Nielsen by Greg Gorman

 Brigitte Nielsen by Herb Ritts


Vintage Brigitte Nielsen


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hard Shell Soft Center

Peter Lindbergh

The 90s look pretty fucking great weren't they.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The Masterful Herb Ritts

Monday, October 4, 2010


I'm an honest women...for the most part. I don't rob or steal but there are certain people that spur a level of jealousy so deep in my core that I spend countless waking hours trying to figure out how to go about plotting a walk-in closet heist ala 007's Plenty O'Toole

To be continued...

Watch Your Back ANNA!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

YakBlak Sunnies & Specs

Is your Face ready for the fall?
Join us this Sunday at Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn for your chance to get your Fall Sunnies.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I'm not a diamond ring kinda girl so I was beyond excited this morning to stumble upon this art piece. I have finally found my very perfectly imperfect engagement ring.

I do be do be do.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Indigenous. Tribal. Art. Fashion.

I could design three collections inspired by this video alone.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Neutrally Dark

Welcome to the dark side.

I've never been drawn to bright colors and being a Latina woman I've always had to justify my dark side. In my culture, a lack of brights is associated with everything from depression to attracting negative spirits and energy.

Trust me, I fully understand the effects of color on mood, how it enhances your skin tones and gives off subconscious messages about your personality. I get it. Red means power. I get it.

Nevertheless I find comfort in neutrals; chocolate brown, gray, camel and of course black on black. Not only do they speak to my introverted nature, I find these colors chic, rich, sophisticated and versatile.

Neutrals allow me to add a piece to my wardrobe without having to buy a whole outfit. Everything goes with the flow and follow me to the dark side.  There is nothing to be afraid of. Nothing makes me more excited than a monochromatic charcoal gray palette and when adventurous with a dash of burgundy.

Some colors are just too bright for my taste, the few times I wear a bright top I gotta keep my shades on. So what do you do when things seem too loud for your taste? You mute it.

Thankfully this fall muted brights are here to combat all the negative spirits!

Nowadays I find myself adding a dash of color with accessories, jewelry, a bright nail polish here or an off beat broach there. All black outfit with a Guatemalan purse made of woven fabrics in every color known to man.

Adding an unexpected pop of color to an other wise neutral color palette when done well gives a flair of sophistication and place for the eye to rest and of course...combat negative spirits.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

She's Not a Square

Last week we welcomed TALONALIA  to the Cocolah family and here ladies and gents is the mastermind behind the scenes working her claws to the bone to bring you these tasty treats*.

You might remember Alicia from my previous hate rant complaining on how she owns the Acne Shoes of my dreams. I've since forgiven her...obviously.

Check her out over at INNY VINNY where she's a blogging fool...I mean you could enter her um contest to win a super dope necklace from her other collection DRKGMTRY. But um...don't bother cus I've already decided I'm the winner. YUP! YAY ME!

Miss Thing Alicia Nassardeen

# What is the first thing you think about before getting dressed? 

"I hope I can find a pair of jeans I didn't wear yesterday"

# What's your hustle? 
Aside from my 9 to 5, I slang brass bird claws and other assorted things.  Sometimes it's jewelry, sometimes it's clothing, sometimes it's vintage.   

# What is your design process?   

Most of the time, I'll think of something, quick sketch it to make sure it's technically possible for me to execute, and then try to knock it out.  If I can't get it the way I want it, I put it on pause and move on to the next idea.   I have steno pads and post-its everywhere to keep track.  That system isn't working too well. 

# What is your fashion pet peeve? 

Socks with sandals.  I've never understood it and never will. 
# Share one of your fashion secrets?  

Black skinny jeans make you 3 inches taller even if you don't have on heels.  Don't tell anyone. 
# Name a recent fashion inspiration. 

Viktor and Rolf's F/W 10 show.  I'm all over convertible clothing. 
# What trend do you see in the future for underground fashion? 

Pocket squares.  I've never seen it before, and I really want to start seeing it.  Really. 
# What trend do you wish would just die, die, die? 

The aforementioned socks with sandals.  Spring is coming and I'm going to be assaulted with them, I just know it. 
# Who is your fashion muse? 

Zoe Kravitz because she wears whatever the hell she wants and always looks completely comfortable and unforced.  Lady Fag because she is incredibly ballsy.  She'll wear a shower curtain over a bathing suit with Margiela boots and would probably sock you if you said something about it.    
# What would you choose: a personal tailor or unlimited shoes?  

Unlimited shoes, no question.  I have no use for a tailor as someone who wears oversized shirts, belts over boxy dresses and jeans. 

*No animals were harmed in the making of this product.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Death by Fashion

Um, hello do you see what is being done here with leather. Ooof! Pieces like this is what drives me to work 14 hour days. What keeps me tossing and turning at night trying to figure out how to take my brand to the next level. Trying to figure out how to get, keep, manifest your attention to fashion greatness.

What does a girl like me have to do to get a closet full of couture pieces like these!?!? Tell me!!!!

These pieces are commanding and structured yet supple like yours truly. hee hee.

I'm sorry but I'd have to accessories these outfit with a chauffeured Bentley that's just the bottom line.

Hermes Winter 2010/11 Women's Collection

That shoulder piece is to die for. If I faint do not resuscitate. This is how I wanna go. Death by Fashion.

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