White Light, White Heat. Lawless was a lot to handle for a Sunday morning, but in a good way (and by that I mean Shia LaBeouf being a real actor along with the hicks, guns, knives, moonshine and flawlessness that is both Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska). The word “Oscar” was practically plastered onto the movie screen before the film started rolling.
I’m supposed to write something here about the irony of my rocking ghetto-fab nails and making them super highfashion. Just a day in the life, I suppose. (Got them done by this really great freelance nail artist/DIY friendship bracelet maker/music blogger BTW)
Aruba, Jamaica oooooh I wanna take ya. This has definitely been the theme song of the weekend and is also the reason why I don’t think I can show up to my neighborhood bar for a little while… Kokomo,The Beach Boys.
Fancy Pants. Normally I’m not a fan of the K-Stew’s red carpet ensembles (That Met Gala dress? Fail.) but she KILLED.IT. in these printed Balenciaga trousers paired with a Rebecca Minkoff blazer and Juicy Couture tank at the On the Road photo call. Co-star Kirsten Dunst also looked pretty adorable in some Dolce & Gabbana.
Stormin’ through the party like my name was El Niño. I’ve been watching too much of My So-Called Life lately and it’s catapulting me straight back to high school. I’m going to go mosh in my kitchen now. (Fat Lip, Sum 41)
Spotting Lynn Yaeger on the streets of New York is like coming across a magical fairy fashion mirage who floats along while transfixing the passerby’s. Coming out of my favorite coffee shop in the East Village two years ago, I stopped dead in my tracks the first time I saw Lynn on Second Avenue. Although I wasn’t quite sure of who or what I had just witnessed, there was a definite familiarity to this character. Arriving home shortly after, I relentlessly googled “fashion lady with red bob” until identifying the subject of interest.
Hearing Lynn speak on the Defining Chic panel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week was a prize in and of itself. As opposed to some of the others who looked as if they were dying of boredom or sounded like they were making some sort of press pitch (I’m talking about you Leandra Medine, Scott Schuman…) Yaeger actually spoke candidly, passionately and even aggressively.
Incase you didn’t happen to know, Lynn Yaeger got her start at The Village Voice where she “secretly loved fashion” and came to it first “through loving writing.” There’s something so genuine about that. As today, it feels like a lot of bloggers come into fashion first because they enjoy the fame. And after the fact, they might put in the effort to string along a few sentences about those *super stylish* ensembles.
So without further adieu, here are some tidbits of Lynn Yaeger’s whacky wisdom:
Writing is still important: "I still don’t really understand why we need pictures in Vogue. I think it’s a big waste of space.”
On unconventional style: "As I got older, I got braver."
When haters hate: ”The kid that makes fun of you on the subway is always the one that secretly likes it.”
Defining chic: "Sincere and utter confidence. Chic is anybody who likes to have fun in the morning, if I see the intention of putting a look together. Everybody that has a certain look has a certain charm."
Money isn’t everything: "It’s not such a trick to look great with tons of money. Although, lots of people with tons of money don’t look great."
And neither are looks: "It’s so Vogue to have this incredibly gorgeous, slender person and to be like, ‘Isn’t she chic?’ and I’m like no that’s just somebody incredibly gorgeous.”
The horse and buggie died out, and so will print: "The magazines and stores are going to go away. It seems obvious to me."
Her internal struggle with online shopping: "When Yoox suggested more products on the bottom of the page I was like, ‘You don’t know what I like, how dare you!’ And the funny thing is, I did like it. (…) Every couple of days I get a few boxes of clothes delivered. I try them on and bring them back to the UPS guy. I think he thinks I’m running some kind of business."