It is this panache that lead Wasson to her most recent gigÂ--styling shows for the very buzzy designer, Alexander Wang. The Wang-and-Wasson collaboration developed organically, the two are building-mates and struck up a neighborly friendship in their shared elevator. [Read all about it in the November issue of Vogue in Â"SheÂ's So My Style.Â"] They also have similar sensibilities; as Wasson puts it, Â"We share the same brain when it comes to what we think looks sexy on women.Â" The results of their aesthetic comradeship were very cool, so naturally everyoneÂ's looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Fall 08. Until then, weÂ'll enjoy WassonÂ's selections for todayÂ's story...
1. Scout Waistband Minidress ($184)
Â"IÂ'm crazy about everything from the spring collection of ScoutÂ's in-house line [For the non-locals, Scout is a beloved LA boutique]. I love this dress and the three-quarter length sleeve dress [Grey Big Tee ($184)] is perfect for night. IÂ'd wear them with some fishnets and these fantastic Canadian army boots I have. TheyÂ've got a super round toe and look very Ann Demeulemeester, but they were only $5 at a flea market!Â"
2. Alexander WangÂ's Spring 08 Collection
Â"IÂ've been a fan of AlexÂ's stuff since he was just doing a knitwear line and heÂ's just the coolest guy ever, so it was amazing to work with him and style his spring show. We had the same instincts for the clothes, which was to put them together in ways that downtown New York girls would actually wear them on the street.Â" Erin also adores the Tuxedo Tunic Dress from Alexander WangÂ's resort collection, which will be hitting stores soon. Check his website for shipment details!
3. Lucinda Williams Albums (Essence, $9.49; Live At The Filmore, $18.49)
Â"I love all of Lucinda WilliamsÂ' albums. SheÂ's just so cool, rocking a leather jacket and faded jeans. Her song Â"Concrete and Barbed WireÂ" is phenomenal.Â"
4. Burfitt Tee (about $140) and Skirt (about $430)
Â"The tees from Burfitt are great; theyÂ're long and oversized and sort of sheer, but not too sheer. [The designs are based on Lovisa BurfittÂ's original illustrations.] I like to wear the tees with a tight black skirt.Â" A select number of stores in the US carry Burfitt, like Opening Ceremony and Creatures of Comfort. Check Burfitt's website for stockist information.
5. Hat Attack Fedora in Chocolate ($120)
Â"I have crazy curly hair, so I have lots of hats. Right now IÂ'm wearing this brown fedora with a medium brim that I got at Hat Attack in New York.Â"
6. Grey Ant Sunglasses ($258)
Â"TheyÂ're like Wayfarers on steroids!Â"
7. Balmain Studded Boots
Â"They sent me a pair from Fall 07 runway, I feel so lucky to have them! TheyÂ've got this high-heeled wedge, so theyÂ're perfect for going out.Â"
8. Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara ($4.82)
Â"I'm a huge fan of Full 'N Soft, it's truly amazing. It makes your lashes look thick but natural, so itÂ's perfect for everyday wear.Â"