It’s officially not going to exceed 70 degrees here in New York until next spring… which means it’s time to switch into full time fall fashion mode.
Boho-chic, hands down my favorite aesthetic, translates so well into fall that it’s hard not to go overkill when stocking up on frocks and accessories. I adore the earth tones and rich colors, metallics, beautifully draped outerwear pieces… All the essentials of a fearless, globe trotting, hopeless romantic with incredible taste. I could go on forever. Instead, I whipped up a gooorgeous wishlist.
I’ve got some major closet cleaning on my calendar (right after my runway show next weekend!), so my favorite fall finds will arrive in the mail just in time to replace the outdated styles I’m cycling out and sending off to goodwill.
Alright, it’s time. Let’s talk Halloween costumes.
But first, it’s my birthday! Today I’ll venture into Brooklyn and let the universe guide me to a trendy boutique full of sundries and stationary, where I’ll pick out a new notebook to start scribbling my musings and genius ideas in. The first page will be a list of resolutions for my new year. One of them will be to stop making lists. They just don’t work out for me. So, that list will be my last list. I swear.
From there I’ll careen over to Fuego 718, AKA shop of Libra dreams, and secure myself some Dia de los Muertos bling. Or, just absorb the beautiful chaos that is traditional Mexican art fused with artisanal handmade jewelry and bohemian whatnot. The rest of the day will be consumed by model fittings for the Sisters on the Runway fashion show, where I’m showing my second runway collection for Bombay Mermaid.
Anyway, what are you going to be for Halloween? I think I’ll forgo my usual Scheherazade-on-ayahuasca costume and dream up something new. Below are some links to get you inspired in case you’re tired of your usual bag’o’tricks for All Hallow’s Eve as well.
Here’s my Dia de los Muertos face paint from last year (a yearly ritual that comes after Scheherazade-on-ayahuasca). Fun fact: the party I was going to got canceled that night, so I sat around drinking tea with this face!
Creative Halloween Costume Ideas
Here’s a collection of 80s-inspired costumes… but before you roll your eyes, spoiler alert: Bob Ross is one of them. So is Salt-N-Pepa, Yeeeah.
With seemingly endless resources, you’d think celebrities would have the best costumes, right? True and false. Here’s a throwback review of some A-list costumes… and also, this. Famous New Yorkers, represent. Runway models should probably always dress like Sailor Moon characters.
Play-on-word costumes are something I don’t completely understand for the spookiest night of the year, but then again, I just got excited about dressing up as Bob Ross in the first link. This lineup is hit and miss, but there are a few gems.
My favorite standby: Bollywood superstar. You’re welcome.
Haaaappy costume idea hunting! And look, I drew some magical pumpkins for you.
October is one of the richest months of the year, especially for those who reside in the North East. In terms of fashion, natural landscape, creative energy and sentimentality, it takes the seasonal cake. While September is basically a post-summer hangover, October opens up a brand new season, prompting the revival of pumpkin spice addictions, fall boots (come on, they’re the best), cozy knitwear and rainy, hazy mornings.
One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of a new season is visualize what I see for myself: how I’ll spend my time, what I’ll wear, and what experiences I’m looking forward to, no matter how abstract. Manifesting all of that into a collage can send a message to the universe that you’re ready to sink your teeth into these desires, and make them a reality. That said, I give you my October moon board.
October love: soy candles coin fringe necklaces stacked rings wide brimmed hats cozy ponchos hot coffee creative sketching sessions quality time with the girls boho textiles colorful leaf collecting relentless daydreaming oversized flannel
P.S. Check out one of my recent boho-tastic DIY projects from this morning!
Hey lovelies. This unplanned hiatus of mine will be wrapping up soon, and I’ll come tumbling back into your lives, covered in grass stains and glitter.
For me, it was a wild summer, in both wonderful and terrible ways. I’ll catch you up on what’s been culminating in Mishka land—including exciting Bombay Mermaid news—super soon.
Here are some snaps from the nooks and crannies of my post-summer life:
I hope your summers were spectacular and eventful. And that you missed me. (Just kidding!)
For now, go listen to Banks. Her album, Goddess, is totally bananas. Moody and beautiful.
Once in a while an editorial comes out that reminds me why I love the creative universe of fashion. Damian Foxe styled this epic, luxe shoot featuring model Kate King draped in sari fabrics, traditional Indian wedding adornments, and designer statement jewels. Accents like the liquid-gold gladiator sandals and her shimmering face makeup create the feeling of a goddess roaming the earth. The colors and textures blow my mind…
See the full editorial here (note: two pages).
Happy first day of summer! I’ve been so busy I haven’t even had time to talk about all the fun summery, stylish stuff going on. Sarah and I did another great DIY event with Bloomingdale’s SoHo last week, slashing and appliqueing tanks for customers who purchased something from the 3rd floor Bou-Tee-que collection.
We cut up vintage tees in jewel tones and tacked down geometric shapes with neon thread. Sarah wrapped braided strips of t-shirt with metal wire and used it to decorate the tanks. A few of our customers had ideas to try too. As always, it was a blast.
A quick video I made from the footage Raffa shot:
Stay tuned for our next event…
Also, happy World Cup! Which team are you rooting for?