Monday, March 31, 2014

Berkeley and a Bug

New Disqus Commenting Platform!

Pretty much since I started my blog, I've been using Google+ comments. In an effort to amp up the look and feel of my blog (new template coming soon...I promise!), I just switched to Disqus comments.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Feature: Crime of Fashion

How long have you been blogging?

This Summer will be my 3rd year anniversary but The Crime of Fashion is my second blog, I had it for a few months only.
Wish List 59 | On Mondays We Wear Black

What got you started in fashion blogging?

I was reading fashion and beauty blogs for about two years. Then the summer before I leave for Ireland for the first
time I've decided that my story maybe was worth writing about. A French student moving to Ireland, taking with me my French sense of style and being influenced (a lot) by the Irish Fashion.

Is there someone who helps you with your blogging (friend, photographer, co-blogger, etc.) or do you do it on your own?

My photographer is my fiancé Dariusz. He shoots my outfit looks when he has the time. Sharing my blog and dreams with him is such a great feeling, I love working with him. I hope that The Crime of Fashion will allow us to work even more together in the future.

Who are your favorite style icons?

Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Kim K and anyone in the street.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Opinions on Knock-Offs

Today I bought a fabulous Celine knock-off bag ($15!!) from my local thrift shop, and I absolutely love it. Those wildly popular Celine bags with the triangular side flaps are seriously sent from heaven.

The beautiful and heavily
counterfeited Celine bag I purchased
a knock-off of today
However, I (and a convo with Zachary...thanks mah bestie!) couldn't help but feel a little guilty. Should I really be supporting these people who are just human copy machines or should I save money to buy the real thing and support the amazing artistry and work involved in the development of these bags?

To be honest, I'm not sure what my opinion is on this subject. While I love (I mean love) the beautiful  designer quality and creativity we've come to expect from these top of the line names, I know that I won't ever be able to afford these beauties any time in the foreseeable future. H&M and Forever 21 are my kind of prices, with American Apparel and Zara being my stop for splurging. Honestly, my knock-off Prada baroque sunnies that I love so much are not all that different from my friend's real ones (Hers say Prada on the side and are made of a stronger, more matte plastic, if you were wondering), other than the fact I paid $14 and she paid $300. On the other hand, supporting quality, creativity, and craftsmanship is something I'm always open to doing, especially when I know that these pieces were handmade by skilled and passionate people as opposed to impoverished and poorly treated workers in sweatshops.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Feature: 1finedai


How long have you been blogging?
Neoprene shorts
For about 2 years, since February of 2012.

What got you started in fashion blogging?
I though it would be a nice way to document my interest(s). 

Is there someone who helps you with your blogging (friend, photographer, co-blogger, etc.) or do you do it on your own?
My sister takes all my photos. Otherwise I don't think I would have a blog, since I am still using a point and shoot camera.

Who are your favorite style icons?
Olsen Twins 

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Inspirations Part 4: PFW Street Style

By the time we get around to Paris Fashion Week, the final leg of the fashion week run, even sweatpants can seem like a bit too much work. Leave it to the French girls to be effortlessly tres chic while the rest of us are sleeping in and running late. In these street style snaps, you can get a taste of that purely Parisian style that can only be seen in the fashion capital of the world.

See my fashion week street style posts from New York, London, and Milan!

Now what you've all been waiting for...street style from the one and only City of Love!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Inspirations Part 3: MFW Street Style

Milan is definitely one of my favorite (if not the singular favorite) fashion cities in the world. The uniquely Italian personality, flamboyance, culture, and overall happiness comes together to make some amazing designers and runway shows along with some fierce and fun street style looks. I feel like sometimes fashion gets taken way too seriously, when in the end we're wearing pretty dresses and shoes to make us happy (hopefully). Nowhere is this carefree joy in fashion better exhibited than in the street style of Milan.

So now, the best street style of fashion week! (courtesy of Refinery 29)

Friday, March 14, 2014

March Inspirations Part 2: LFW Street Style

London Fashion Week, like the rest of the fashion weeks, was full of amazing and innovative runway shows that wowed fashion aficionados from all around the world. Aside from the runway shows, the street style of the fashion weeks is my favorite part. With such a high concentration of highly fashionable people, it's hard not to love it.

This is an extension of my last March Inspirations; NYFW street style. I know I'm only supposed to have one Inspirations post, but I couldn't fit it all into one :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Inspirations Part 1: NYFW Street Style

Bringing us all the way back to NYFW (it really seems like a lifetime ago), I thought I'd share with you my favorite street style from the Big Apple. Unusually cold weather accounts for a sartorially tricky situation, but that didn't stop fashion week goers from revving up the style.

Aside the obviously amazing runway shows that take place during fashion week, street style (until recently) has been commonly overlooked. While the runways show the future seasons of fashion, wearable art, and even sometimes pure genius, street style shows us mortals how to look effortlessly chic. I could do just a normal Inspiration post and separate street style ones, but really this month with all of the fashion weeks street style has been my main inspiration.

Behold: The best street style of NYFW 2014!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best Dressed at the Oscars

While I have to admit I didn't watch the Oscars (you can get the best parts on the internet--the star-studded selfie, all of the big winners, and John Travolta's Idina Menzel/Adele Dazeem flub were all availible almost instantaneously), I did watch the pre-Oscars red carpet. Unlike the Grammy's, the Oscar's was Hollywood's most stylish night. It was actually really hard picking all of my best dressed because there were so many beautiful people and dresses!

Anyways, I hope you like my list! I can't wait until next year...

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada
Not surprisingly, Lupita Nyong'o is at the top of my best dressed list. This custom Prada gown in a stunning blue that could work on only her is not only the flowing princess dress of all of our dreams (but more stylish) but apparently the color reminds Lupita of her native Kenya. There's not much I have to say about this dress other than it's perfection. Lupita, let's be best friends.

The Best Collections of Milan Fashion Week

AGH! SO LATE! I know it's March and Paris Fashion Week is already over, but I wanted to share my favorite collections from MFW with you anyways. Sorry for the super late posting, but I hope you like my selections and are as inspired and awed by them as I am!

Anteprima I may be a little biased here because I absolutely ADORE minimalism and classic, tailored clothing, but I'm pretty sure this collection is flawless. There's a beautiful boldness in simplicity, and I think this collection really exemplifies that. It's very trendy (knitwear, wide-legged pants, grey, long coats, etc.), but has a subtle hint of classic chic. One of my favorite things about this collection is the wearability of it. If someone was walking down the street decked out in Anteprima Fall 2014, it would turn heads (and for all the right reasons).