Friday, December 30, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups.







It's been a while since I've posted on of these...in fact, it's been a while since I've posted in general. Funny how life takes over especially during the holidays!!
This round of pass ups appears as though I have taken a psychedelic trip...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dear Diary.


Wednesday Dec 7th 2011,
Today was a great day! I awoke 15 minutes before I normally do, giving me time to actually get all of my shit done and get to work on time. 10:00 AM a mannequin falls on my nose leaving a slight gash and bruise, it doesn't matter because at 1:00 pm I discover that I was published alongside my new photographer buddy Jesse Koska in a very popular fashion photography blog called Ben Trovato hooray for us! 5pm I meet with my other photography buddy Stephanie May to discuss a future project. 5:45 my dad texts and asks me out for sushi, Thanks dad how did you know I was craving sushi tonight??!! 8:30 pm I arrive home to my Marc Jacobs platforms I won on EBAY!!!!!




BTW if you wanna check out some of my new work visit ariacavaliere.tumblr.com

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December is here.






December is here, according to some, its the best time of year. I have my qualms about the Christmas season in America, however, I will spare my negative thoughts and instead focus on the positive. It is, after all, the only time of year you can ask for things without having a reason. So here goes. My top 5 most wanted items for Christmas

1. A cleaning lady

2. A 50 pack of BLACK velvet coat hangers for my continuously growing closet..they MUST be black!!

3. A vacation, anywhere warm, preferably the Maltese Islands.

4. Diana Vreeland's "The Eye has to Travel"

5. Charlotte Olympia "Arlena" cameo sandal


there you have it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pedigree

I have a fascination with Pedigree. I love when I discover that someone of stature came from a family member of stature Such is the case with Uma Thurman's mother Nena von Schlebr├╝gge, a former fashion model herself! It is lovely to see where such a beautiful face was created.


Friday, November 4, 2011

A Friday chat with Thompson Fifteen

I had the pleasure of chatting with Thompson Fifteen owner, Chelsea Eager, not too long ago. I get a kick out of making new friends in the world of fashion and arranged a meeting to get the scoop on her latest business venture! What I really dig about Chelsea is that she has a certain je ne sais quoi that only a person having lived in New York City can possess. Her online store, though based in Nashville, has a level of style that can easily cross over into many metropolitan markets! Read our interview below!!









What is the backstory of Thompson Fifteen?

I moved to NYC for an internship for my last semester of college. At the end of the semester, I ended up getting hired with the company selling women's contemporary wholesale to East Coast boutiques and department stores. Selling to these buyers on a regular basis made me realize I wanted to be a buyer myself. I was tired of shopping at the same stores because it was the only thing I could afford on my budget. So I combined the two ideas. I knew that there was a market for girls like me -- girls who are on a budget and want the latest and the greatest. I felt like I was the perfect buyer for that market. At that time all this was going on, I was living on Thompson Street in apartment 15. It was the birth place of it all, and ascetically "fifteen" is one of my favorite words.

2. How has your life changed since you opened your online shop Thompson Fifteen?

I'm busy!!!

3. What is your philosophy on style?

A few good staple pieces are crucial. The whole idea of style, to me, is the way you express yourself. You have to be comfortable in what you are wearing; when you are wearing something you love and feel good in, it totally effects your attitude and vibe. You gotta love it and rock it.

4. Who is the Thompson Fifteen girl?

She is the girl who loves the latest styles and happenings. She appreciates personal style, self-expression, and wants all of this within her budget.

5. Why Nashville ?

Originally the plan was to move from Manhattan and find a space in Austin, Texas for Thompson Fifteen. I came to Nashville for the summer to hang with my older brother in the middle of my move. I never left. I met some incredibly talented people that have become some of my best friends. The people in Nashville have filled a void that I had been searching for since before college. All of my friends have played a crucial role in the building of T15; they are amazing. I have best friends that are hair stylists, PR gals, and business women to the max. Why would I want to be anywhere else?!

6.If you could be costume designer for one movie what would it be?

"Almost Famous!!!!!" Obsessed with it. I love the style of the 70s rock band. I love the long hair, fringe, fur, kimonos, high-waisted jeans, and crop tops. I think I'll always wear all of these things.

7.Who is your style icon?

My mom. She can wear anything and look so graceful and beautiful. When I was younger, she was always dressed in the most beautiful Ralph Lauren long skirts, cream vests, and tall boots, and of course, her turquoise jewelry. I've never seen her wear a T-shirt. She told me once, "Ladies don't wear T-shirts." As a child she never tried to dress me. She would buy me all these cool, random clothes. I would put together the weirdest things, and she would always rave over how beautiful my outfit was. She gave me that creative freedom at a young age, which I am very grateful for. She is a classic beauty.

Check it out here www.thompsonfifteen.com

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups

















1. I love metallic thread in prints, this shirt was a horrible granny cut
2. scarf, I have way too many of these!
3. polyester nightmare
4. polyester nightmare
5. this shirt, believe it or not was new
6. how cute/weird is this print? just couldn't bring myself to buy it.
7. great print, yucky material and cut
8. see above
9. love a good vintage lame' this dress was homemade, and not in a good way.
10. truly should have bought this bird print top
11. I love this print, too bad it was only details on a horrible homemade top
12. vintage Hawaii, a bit out of season no?
13. aaah who doesn't love an opalescent chili pepper paillette dress.
14. great quilted jacket, faded in spots :(
15. 90s lame' need I say more?
16. love this print but the cut was horrid
17. really should have bought this one...oh well

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jeanloup Sieff








I love new/old discoveries! Like when you see an image and admire it, but never really know whose image it is. Such is the case with Jeanloup Sieff. I have always loved his work without knowing it was his until I was reading the pages of Italian Vogue and realized he was the photographer of some of the most iconic images of all time!

Jeanloup according to WIkipedia!



Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – 20 September 2000) was a fashion photographer.
Sieff was born in Paris to parents of Polish origin. His interest in photography was first piqued when he received a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift for his fourteenth birthday. He recalled his holidays in Polish winter resort of Zakopane as a period when photographing newly met girls he got really hooked on photography. In 1953 he attended the Vaugirard School of Photography in Paris, later on moved to the Vevey School in Switzerland, and in 1954 he was already working as a freelance reporter, leaving aside his brief interest in cinema.
In 1956 he began shooting fashion photography, and in 1958 he joined the Magnum Agency. His work for them made him travel to Italy, Greece, Poland and Turkey. He settled in New York for a number of years in the 1960s, where he worked for Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, becoming extremely popular in America.
He won a number of prizes, including the Prix Niepce, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in Paris in 1981 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1992. He photographed many celebrities, among them Jane Birkin, Yves Montand, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Rudolf Nureyev. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his works. Jeanloup Sieff died in Paris, September 20, 2000 at the age of 66. His daughter, Sonia Sieff, is a known photographer.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blow-Up






A series of photos I styled this past summer with Dylan!

Photographer: Dylan Reyes
Stylist: Aria Cavaliere
Makeup: Aria Cavaliere
Models: Lily Woosley & Sarah Engelland @ macs amax

all clothing by www.parlourvintageclothing.com

The Touch, the feel of Prabal.















Two words that came to mind when perusing the racks of Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection were Sophisticated and Sensual. This makes sense as the collection's inspiration derives from Noboyushi Araki's "Sensual Flowers" series. Two of my favorite pieces were the "peekaboo" purple dress and the engineered printed blazer. Both pieces in keeping with a very wearable appeal. For those of you who are unfamiliar with, Prabal Gurung, he is a New York based designer by way of Nepal. A graduate of Parson's School of Design, his unique combination of simplicity and Panache has drawn accolades in the fashion community. The experience of seeing and feeling the collection up close really makes one appreciate the craftsmanship and true design involved in the collection.


The Prabal Gurung trunk show is showing through tomorrow afternoon
@ Gus Mayer
Green Hills Mall
for more information visit www.gusmayer.com