Archive for June, 2011

If You Could Only Spend On 1 Thing This Summer…

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Authored by: rebel_chic


Keep it light and pink!

One of the outstanding key pieces this season is Isabel Marant’s pink shorts as seen on their Spring/Summer 2011 show. It has since spawned a slew of copies from other brands and amongst which is Siwy’s gorgeous Siwy Camilla shorts in Desert Rose.

The dreamy aesthetic of the dusty pink wash blends well into a holiday at your favorite beach resort destination if you can get away somewhere this summer.  A white knit sweater or a white loose tank like the Wildfox dreamweaver tank (as seen above) seem to be the ideal escorting pieces to a well-dressed summer beach day or night out.

Not going anywhere for the summer like me? I am considering getting the hannah version of the desert rose wash instead which I can quite happily marry with my daily work and weekend outfits. Personally, I am a little bored of the usual blues, blacks and greys that you get with regular jean washes anyway and have never been a fan of brightly coloured denim. I see this dusty pink wash as a natural trangression from my favorite and overworn Siwy Hannahs in One Love.

So whether or not you’re going to be basking under the sun or sitting under the lights of your office, a little touch of pink is sure to lift your spirits up a little and make this summer a bit sweeter than usual.

Chaser Rocks!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Authored by: rebel_chic


My search for a reliable source of vintage rock and roll t-shirts can finally come to an end. Strategically placed rips? Check. Well-stretched necklines which look like the washing machine has taken its toll on it? Check. An intangible relaxed look overall? Check. Doesn’t cost me over $100 just because it’s vintage or looks vintage enough? Check. Uh huh – Chaser, you have got it right.  The invitingly comfortable, thin and soft fabric of their shirts are great for slouching around the house in to keeping it cool with a statement jacket like Nicole Richie (see above). This is one must-have for all to indulge in, all at a reasonably price of about $50 per piece.

All Chaser pieces on Manhattanite can be found here.