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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jena of The Style Tribe Shows Off The Lori's Shoes / Jeffrey Campbell Collaboration: The Shy-Town

I was so excited when I found out Jeffrey Campbell designed a shoe exclusive to Chicago, I went to Lori's as soon as I found out to get myself a pair. I love turquoise and coral together, so I thought this outfit would be perfectly appropriate for a warm summer day.

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 'Shy Town' c/o Lori's Shoes

Shorts: Minkpink

Top: American Apparel

Bag: Vintage Bottega Veneta

Rings: Vintage

Bracelet: Beadnicks, Kate Spade

Nails: Ivy League by Ginger + Liz

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Easy Does It

Closet full of clothes. One thousand pairs of shoes. The same dilemma everyday: there's nothing to wear. Do you have days like these? I have them quite often. (The cranky weather in Europe doesn't help much.)

What to do when experiencing such days? My solution: a dress and CRAZY shoes. No fuss ... and it works every time!

Speaking from experience, an attempt to pull off an extraordinary outfit turns out NOT RIGHT 99% of the time. With a dress and eye-catching shoes, you're always on the safe side. These Elevator Fs might seem business up front, but they sure are party in the back!! :D Love the curved block heel and the pony fur! I have never been the classic chic type of gal, so I am definitely loving this fun twist to the little black pump!


Friday, June 24, 2011


Mixing masculine silhouettes with feminine details makes for a perfect summer outfit. This oversized, vintage, polka dot shirt with tall coral wedges by Michael Antonio and a woven floppy hat is an ideal ensemble to stroll up-and-down an afternoon farmers market or find a dirt path to snap some photos. I rolled up the sleeves on the shirt and slipped a simple cotton dress underneath give the look a relaxed summer feel. I'm still in love with orange-red lip shades, so I couldn't resist matching my coral wedges with my favorite lipstick of the summer–Vegas Volt from MAC.

I almost forgot to tell you all about my favorite part of these shoes: the back! I forget to snap a photo, but you can see them here. They have a raw seam all the up the back that makes these wedges to-die-for gorgeous!

Warm Wishes,


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Erin from Style Tribe: Summer in the City

I couldn't wait to wear my new Sam Edelman shoes and with temperatures over 90 degrees today I paired them with this cutout dress. Added a coral belt and nail polish for a summer pop!



Behind the Scenes: Lori's Lookbook Shoot

The Best Laid Plans.

We recently hiked up to the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood—northwest of Chicago—for a photoshoot with our models Alex, Mandy and Zoe. After weeks of planning, organizing, haggling and wardrobing, we arrived at 8 a.m. to find ... rain. And wind. And fifty-degree weather. In June.

Naturally we made the most of it with some creative lighting, brave models, bagels, coffee and a lot of plastic tarp. By the time the rain eventually let up, we were having too much fun to care. Look for the finished images in our new lookbook feature soon! Until then: outtakes!

It is 9 a.m. in this photo ...

The girls fill some downtime with pictures of their own.

Alex wore Easy Breezy: our Collective Conceptions coral tank—an all-over dotted pattern and semi-sheer white panel back—Pink Martini’s SK5 full, knee-length skirt with contrasting vertical and diagonal stripes and our Shabby Keds in navy coupled with a clear stone necklace wrapped with gold wire. We added the Leather Bracelet with Gold Chain in Silver and Chain Wrap Bracelet with Crystal Beads in White/Clear to accent her look. She also wore Nautically Bold: Mink Pink’s navy and white striped dress, Jeffrey Campbell’s Moochie in Beige, and Jenny Bird’s Chain and Leather Brass Collar.

You really don't want to mess with David's equipment.
Don't even ask.
Continue not to ask.
Amanda wore Fun in the Sun: Jack by BB Dakota belted shorts in Olive, our new Line and Dot chain link asymmetrical top, Hat Attack’s woven straw hat, and Chinese Laundry’s Drastic. She also wore Neon Neon: Ambiance Appeal’s black harem pant, 291’s Venice tank in neon orange, Sugar Lips’s seamless bandeau in turquoise underneath and Jeffrey Campbell’s Gidget, with layers of thin black corded bracelets, such as the Double Cord Skull Bracelet.

Zoe relaxes between sets.
This is where things started to fall apart.
A missed putt.
These shoes were made for golfin'.
The power of the bandeau.
Zoe wore Boho Edge: Blaque Label’s leather shorts, Evil Twin’s Tank Tee with longhorn graphic, Sam Edelman’s Dazey, with our Large Quartz Stone Pendant Necklace and Magazine’s Paisley Turquoise Silk Scarf tied combination The Moroccan Princess/Hermès way. (See our Tricks of the Turban Trade post for turban tying tips.) She also wore It Girl: Line and Dot’s denim sleeveless shirt dress, Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita in Mustard, and our silver and pearl Asymmetrical Statement Necklace. Later on we added the Magazine scarf again to Zoe’s It Girl look, tied classicly bohemian, across the forehead, knotted in the back.

Once the sun began to peak out a bit as the shoot continued, we did some mix and matching with these versatile pieces! We took Ambiance Appeal’s Fuschia Cardigan, tucked it into Ambiance Appeal’s black harem pant, creating a high waist coupled with Jeffrey Campbell’s Gidget. Evil Twin’s longhorn tee was paired with Vanessa Mooney’s Brown Leather medallion necklace, to name a few.

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