Why Did You Wear That: Hot Lips

By |March 27th, 2014|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

kirsten smith jeremy pennWith one of spring’s hottest trends being a nod to art inspired style, living in a city with not only limited wall space, but also limited funding for original artwork can be downright depressing- especially for those of us with pensions for more than basic black and white Ikea prints.  So, when New York based modern artist, Jeremy Penn, was generous enough to send one of his Hot Lips tanks (recently featured in InTouch), I was not only flattered, but floored.  Sure it’s “spring” here in the city, but it’s still too soon to bare it all in this soft and slouchy tank and since I really couldn’t be bothered to wait to wear it, I warmed it up with patterned denim, a light spring jacket, and colored suede booties- a look perfect for navigating the tourist infested cobblestone streets that I call home.

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kirsten smithkirsten smith whydidjacket: Diane von Furstenberg, tank: Jeremy Penn (available here- a portion of proceeds go to the Global Fund for Women), pants: 7 For All Mankind, boots: Pour La Victoire, bag: vintage





photos by Brian Schutza

The List XXI

By |October 1st, 2010|The List|


Gosh… it feels like just yesterday…

  1. Leg tattoos. That’s what patterned tights are for.
  2. The “misters” at Ikea. I get it, it’s hot, but spitting condensation on me while I wait for my car to pull up is only ticking me off more because you’re making my hair frizz.
  3. Ikea.
  4. Football updates and shoutouts on Facebook.
  5. People who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing and think that no one notices.
  6. Painful pimples. You know what I’m talking about.
  7. People who continue to jog at stoplights. I mean, really?
  8. Squatters.
  9. My loud, loud, neighbors. Go. To. Bed.
  10. Bullying. What gives anyone the right?