Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I want a little Candy Darling.

Candy Darling was the definition of glamour. The Andy Warhol superstar was a sensation in the 1960's and early 1970's for being involved in such major cult classics like "Woman in Revolt" and " Flesh". I fell in love with the blonde beauty during my Warhol obsession in high school and right then and there I was hooked on everything that was Candy Darling. Darlings looks and natural talent was so ahead of it's time. Her iconic beauty has been an inspiration for not only myself but for so many who were taken by her extravagant beauty and demure. I would have loved being roommates with Candy Darling in 1968.  It would have been all about boys, eyelashes, and gowns.

Here are some lovely tributes to Candy Darling.

The amazing magazine Candy. A wonderful publication that celebrates individuality. They turn it out with the covers.

The cover of Antony and the Johnsons album "I am a bird now" A breath taking and personal photo of her on her hospital bed.

Hollywood Glamour

"I have always believed that
socially unacceptable men
make much better lovers
because they are more sensitive."

"As a child I learned to don the mask when the occasion called for it.
 (Later I learned to don the wig.)"

Candy Darling


Monday, January 24, 2011

Because it's cold and this warms us up.

A simple hair flip. 
I love everything about this picture.

Hanging up the red dress.

Brendan and I took a little walk through 17th street and we found this dress hooked on a fire escape. I  took a quick snap shot of it and wanted to share it with you. Theses are the random moments and images that makes New York the greatest place in the world. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Satin sheets and luxuries so fine"

Did You Ever Want Satin Sheets?

There was a time in my life I wanted satin sheets. Maybe because it was the 1980's and I was watching Dynasty.  They seem so "life styles of the rich and famous" and satin looked like such a major luxury. I can imagine myself sipping champagne and having caviar in these imaginary satin sheets I have draped on my bed. These days they don't seem as desirable to me. I'm guessing it would be the most uncomfortable sleep on earth and not to mention you may slide off the bed. Hot sexy nights may be a challenge and maybe a little tacky too. Ok a lot tacky. Well, I'm not buying a set anytime soon but if I did the color of course would be dusty pink. 

Maybe satin sheets are best for a sexy editorial shoot. 

Viva Magazine 

All about the sexy satin sheets

She can't grip the phone. Slippery.

"I wasn't expecting company. Please come in."

The Material Girl on her satin sheets.

"You've got style, that's what all the girls say
Satin sheets and luxuries so fine
All your suits are custom made in London
But I've got something that you'll really like"- Dress you up

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sex, Love and Cigarettes.

I quit smoking but damn it janet don't you want to get a drag out of that cigarette?
I'm going to have a karat and a glass of wine now. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today dad would have been 67 years-old. My father passed away this summer and it's been of course a difficult time. Losing a parent really sucks and you are never really prepared for that moment when you get that awful phone call. Well enough of that.  I'm writing to celebrate his life and share with you my loving relationship I had with him.

Dad saw my interest in fashion when I was really young and was completely supportive. In true dad fashion he right away he gave me a history lesson from A to Z. He told me to watch every big hollywood movie from the 1940's to the 1960's for inspiration. He bought me a book called "The Chronicle of Western Fashion" and that has been my fashion bible for the past 20 years. Dad would take me to Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendels like it was a playground and I would run around if were a jungle gym. I know there are pictures of me at 10 years-old somewhere wearing a fox coat in the Bloomingdales fur salon. Dad and I would watch fashion week on television together and have a full play by play commentary. "Oscar was wonderful. Did you see that chiffon?" This was from a Navy veteran and all around mans man. I love and miss him very much and wished that someday we walked into Bergdorf Goodman and see Rica there together. 

John Sanjurjo 1944-2010

Dad on a date with Mom in the 1960's.
( I got my spicy hair from him)

Dad loved a good meal.

Dad and lil me at my birthday party.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just in case you forgot. We are head over heels for Patti Smith!

As you may know by now we are in love with Patti Smith. We came across these photos today and it kick started our Patti Smith day. We have celebrated New Years Eve with her for two years and it's always a great time.  She really rocks out hard and shares stories with us and reads from one of her books. It's a special night and we have certainly made it a new tradition for us to ring in the new year.

Here are the photos that made me extra excited today. 

How cool is she? I mean really. We are friends in my head and have coffee and toast together at her place or a cafe every other Sunday.

Smith space. 

Dear Patti, 

Love you,


Fuckin rock it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Who loves Ellen Von Unweth? We do!

Oh how I love Ellen Von Unweth. Her super sexy and sophisticated photographer have always been a personal favorite since the day I feel in love with fashion.  What I admire most about her is that she truly captures the sexual strength a woman possess in all her photos. Do you remember her amazing Guess ads campaigns with the gorgeous Claudia Schiffer? Those images became pop culture icons. Ellen Von Unweth is sex, fashion and rock n roll.

"Technique undoubtedly helps make photography magical, but I prefer to work with atmosphere. I think that the obsession with technique is a male thing. Boy's toys. They love playing... but once you've perfected something you have to start searching for a new toy. I would rather search for a new model or location". - Ellen von Unwerth

Here are a few photos I adore.


Just a few gals taking a dip

There is nothing like a red lip and full bangs. 

The Supermodels 

Lunch break

Point and click

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Behind Today's Madness

Today is one of those days. Foils, leopards, and more......

Just a few suits.

The work space. I better light that candle.  

and of course some sketching. 

The soundtrack

Playing my mix from when I was sixteen. Doesn't get old. I did and do love Portishead. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy First Monday of 2011!!

I'm really excited to be at my desk today. I have little piles of inspiration in every corner of the office today (major mess). As I'm looking through my archives I came across these amazing photographs by Deborah Turbeville. These shoots pretty much blow my mind away. Her photos really capture the direction we want to take for our 2012 look book. Her images are strong, sexy, and really structured which is something we work really to achieve for every season. Click on Deborah Turbeville and discover her amazing photos for yourself.

I'm looking forward to sharing more with you in the new year. It's going to be an exciting ride. 



Just a couple of gals hitting the bathhouses.

This is the look!!

Now Pose!

This photo gave me a warm feeling inside.