Monday, April 25, 2011


Hi people,

Sorry I haven't posted. I've been saving up for a camera...and my moment has finally arrived! :D All the photos I've taken and posted on this blog have been with my trusty, though simple, Canon Powershot. I've been researching for months (special thanks to Kirsten Major who helped me with a bunch of tips). I almost got the Canon Rebel because of the quality, price range, and viewfinder but the quality, responsiveness and the micro four thirds technology (and lighter weight) of the Olympus PEN won me over. yayayayayayayayayaya!

****Ahhh, love. Spring is in the air <3***  I'm so thrilled about my long awaited beauty! ;) Thanks to those of you who contributed through bday love gifts.

And, in the spirit of youth and joyfulness, I present to you the inimitable Ingrid:

Upper West Side, 79th and Bway

What a killer smile too!
Her Mother explained to me that she would be very pleased to have her picture taken, especially since she'd decided (utterly against her Mother's wishes) to wear that particular ensemble. Can you remember a moment like this in your life?

On my birthday with a bunch of friends gathered around the dinner table, in the vein of getting older, we discussed the moment we sensed a perfect formation of "grown-up-ness," of autonomy, and personhood.

My good friend told the story of when he was 14 years old in need of a new pair of school uniform pants. His parents had already purchased his uniforms in the beginning of the year, but my dear 6-foot-something friend, who was going through a serious growth spurt at the time, did not appreciate the "flood pant look." He considered it carefully and made a detailed petition to his parents (you must know, he's an architect and good with plans) to have new pants purchased.

No. They said unequivocally, "No."

He then took it upon himself to save up his money, find a tailor, fit for, and purchase the pants. This took some weeks. When, at long last, he came around wearing the pants and his parents saw what he had done of his own accord they made no mention ...and no reprimand. That's when it happened. In that moment his sense of self presented as unequivocally as had been his beloved parents' "NO's." 

I think many of us have these kinds of stories. I would so love to hear them and post them!! What do you think?? Please write me so we can share them :) 

In the meantime, may i point out the matching rainbow on the t-shirt and rainbow socks on Mademoiselle Ingrid? Her Mom told me she selected the fashion jacket under the bomber. (Ingrid, I hope this day and fashion conversation with your Mother was part of your story of personhood and sense of self, too! Much love to you!).
xo, Jacqueline

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mini Post

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Starting off today's post with a little 'TUDE.
These two are the Leitch sisters. They visit the blog often so I'll be giving them a "tag."
Take note of how these two lovely ladies rock the same skirt in different ways.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


As of my last entry (thanks to rogue instant message communication photo-nabbing) I've reached my 60th blog post! Yay.

Patrick is here to celebrate!

Actually, I remembered I had these shots of his impeccable ensemble from a few weeks ago that I hadn't posted them yet. As noted by the ash cross on his forehead it was Ash Wednesday.

I love the contented look on his face! He's always a gentleman and tolerates my Paparazzi-ing ;)
Of note, beside the wonderful attitude: gloves in pocket, the fold and tuck of the scarf, and the unbuttoned button.
Pumpkin-coloured pants!!

This is part of what makes the outfit so lovely: all the textures. Also, notice the theme of unbuttoned buttons on the wrist. I ought to ask him about this...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blackberry to Blackberry

Here's a classic stylist: Miguel.

So, yours truly is doing a rogue post!!! Ahhh-hahahahaha! On her brother!!! :D

I have a standing rule that if you don't like the picture i take, I won't post (if you really hate it I'll even delete it for ya). But these pix i didn't take. Nor did i get permission for them :o uh oh! BUT, before you think the less of me: these were sent to me by my Style Compatriot, so, ultimately he knew these were in my ever-blog-posting little fingers! teehee! Also, he will see them shortly, i imagine, and either demand "immediate removal" or allow me to keep them on as specimens of The Style File for you wonderful people (pretty please!...I'll do your chores for a day). That being said, if you are viewing this post now and it's pictures, kudos! If no pics, please accept my sincerest apologies; another post will follow soon hereafter!

You'll have to pardon the pixel-ated pictures sent from a new blackberry to (my old) blackberry (lol), but they'll give you the essence. I'm ever grateful to BBM for keeping us connected via pictorial style sharings.

A few winter looks...

Creamy wingtip brogue oxfords with lilac socks. I love this combo!

London Fog trench. (Minus the bb, this picture could have been taken in 1936).

Asymmetrical Shearling with tie.

Cardigan, collar, and proper hat (...oh! and blackberry;)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A beautiful Impromptu Saturday with my Gals

Little West 12th street, Manhattan

Shani. Tiana. Ting. Charity.
Chatting it up on Little West 12th Street

Living it Out
  Overlooking the Westside, Manhattan

The Highline

Yours Truly
peek a boo!

Shani, candid.

J in Shani's photobooth: