On today's inspiration board
-Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner
Blood Tea & Red String, a stop-motion animated film by Christiane Cegavske, 13 years in the making
-The "AFRO-DISIAQUE" editorial from Nov (?) issue of Vogue Paris
see the whole thing at the awesome blog Where the Lights End
-A shot from Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love
A shot from Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon
-The artwork of Egon Schiele

I also want to say thanks to Glamour France for  featuring Sea of Shoes in their "Princeses Fashions" article!

Scans here and here!
Unfortunately I don't speak French but I'm sure it's lovely!

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  1. B wrote:

    Jane (and Mom!) I hope you realize that you are going places. People are organically noticing you and your talent and passion. Keep up the amazing work, (all while tackling high school, no doubt!) I applaud you, and love reading your fantastic blog!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  2. you have there three of my favourite movies ( i have never heard of blood tea and string though)+ my favourite artwork by egon schiele . amazing!

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  3. Ally wrote:

    The title page says “they’re ages 14 to 16, Miu Miu and Prada are their religion, and they have a wardrobe to make Eva Longoria jealous. Here are these “baby trendsetters” who are changing the world.”
    The article talks about a box in the attic with vintage fashion from the 80’s, then goes on to say how you’re a “fashion addict” with an interesting shoe obsession, and how shoes are the only thing you can be creative with at school, because of the uniforms. It talks about how nothing exciting goes on in Texas, so you have to make up stories and personalities, and then says that you’re very fashonable (naturally). Then it explains steampunk, and how you don’t follow the silly trends.
    All in all, a lovely article indeed.

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  4. Sandra wrote:

    Haha I was going to translate the article for you but Ally has done a good job of doing that already!
    Congratulations Jane!!! It is SUCH an honor to be in French Vogue…you deserve every bit of it. I adore your style :)

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  5. Brigadeiro wrote:

    I recently posted on ‘In the Mood for Love’ as one of my favourite movies and fashion inspirations, cool to see it on your board! Ahd oh my, that editorial is unreal! GORGEOUS!
    Speaking of unreal, it must be so surreal to be featured in a magazines such as Teen Vogue, Glamour France…And why not? Your style is so awe-inspiring! Congratulations ;)

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  6. Priya wrote:

    Just wanted to say you and your mum have the most impeccable taste and you both always look stunning. Btw I love Kubrick, Schiele and WKW too! If you’re a fan of Schiele I suggest you check out Gustav Klimt– I think you’ll enjoy his paintings as well. I really enjoy reading your posts, congrats on being featured, and I wish you and your mum all the best. Thanks for sharing your life with us :)

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  7. phee wrote:

    anyone wanna provide a word by word translation?

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  8. reader in DC wrote:

    Funny you should ask – Jane, I love your blog & it is an inspiration, figured this was the least I can do! I’m afraid I am rusty at French though, and so this translation is not so elegant, the original is much better to read. :) Please anyone correct if I’ve made an error or there is a better word – I know there is a better way to say “pointu” but it escapes me at this late hour!
    >>They are named Jane, Kristen, Arabelle and Chloe, they live in the United States, and all seem to have walked right out of a fashion magazine. Designer pieces, oversize necklaces, high heels, they perfectly master the codes of the “it girl.” Models? Fashion editors? No, just high schoolers who love to go shopping with their mothers. Except that in their closets, you’ll find Miu Miu shoes and Chanel jackets and that with their knowledge of fashion, they’d be able to hold a conversation with Carine Roitfled. More innovators than fashionistas, they don’t follow trends, they influence them. They’ve all already posed for Teen Vogue, and the sites of Jane and Arabelle have shaken up the blogosphere. Elizabeth Spiridakis, style blogger for the New York Times, admits to have almost “cried” in discovering Arabelle’s blog, stunned by the young woman’s stylistic maturity, and the French blogger Punky B. was flabbergasted when stumbling upon Jane’s blog: “I devoured it all at once, it was impossible to stop.” Drunk on “fashion based shows” – television programs dedicated to fashion – and others, Gossip Girl, they study the fashion culture like pros. They’re combing through magazines, spending hours in vintage boutiques, and creating “mood boards” – the tableaus used by fashion editors – which they show on their blogs. So Miley Cyrus, the heroine of the Disney show “Hannah Montana,” photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of “Vanity Fair” at age 15, doesn’t really make an impression on them. Kristin is starting an online fashion magazine, while Chloe celebrated her 15th birthday backstage at New York fashion week. Attention – they’ve arrived! Kate Moss and her friends had better watch out.
    The most specialized
    At the Aldriges’, fashion is passed from mother to daughter. So, once the former, who was a model in Japan during the 80’s, decides that Jane is old enough to be initiated, she’ll go find a box in the basement. “I remember it like it was yesterday. ‘For Jane’ was written on it. And inside, all of my mother’s vintage Comme des Garcons. That was my first emotional response to clothes.” Today, Jane is a true “fashion addict,” who cultivates an obsession very specifically for shoes. Boots, stilettos, sandals, wedges… she has dozens of pairs in her closet. “It’s the first thing that other girls look at when I arrive at school in the morning. And, with uniforms required, the only eccentricity that’s allowed.” On her blog, http://www.seaofshoes.typepad.com, she shows her “mood boards,” posts photos of her outfits and transforms her shopping trips with her mother and sister into mini news reports.. when she isn’t hunting for couture pieces on eBay to kill time. “In Texas, where I live, not much happens. It makes you want to invent your own stories, to create personalities.” Her precise, sophisticated look gave her the chance to pose for Teen Vogue and for Refinery 29, a very in-vogue American fashion site.
    Her dress code for winter: the “steam-punk.” But.. what’s that? It’s science-fiction written today that takes place in the 19th century. To translate into aesthetic terms: a Victorian inspiration. To translate to the level of shoes: a pair of laced up boots by the Belgian designer Anne Demeulemeester, to look for on her blog.
    What she’ll never wear: the must-have piece of the moment, the one that’s in all the magazines, on all the young women. The worst “fashion faux pas” according to Jane: to never take any risks.

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  9. Brigadeiro wrote:

    Thanks for the translation DC! Shame we don’t have the next few pages ;)

    11.3.08 · Reply
  10. Natacha wrote:

    Hi, it’s the first time I post a comment on your blog, even if I read it very often!! I see you was on Glamour french, I live in France (my english is not very well but I expect you understand me ^^)! That Glamour says in this article is SO lovely, you are for this magazine an exemple and a model for the “blog world”.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  11. kajsa wrote:

    Just wanted to say that I borrowed some pics from your blog during the last couple of weeks for postings at my blog. Hope its okey otherwise I will of course take them away!?!
    Made a post about what makes me happy when autumn is making my northern parts of Sweden a chilly colourless place to live in. And your blog is certainly a inspiration when my brain is running mad in lack of whattowear-thoughts!
    So thanks. And again, I hope it was okey of me to borrow some pics. (if you want to se the post just follow the link to my blog)

    11.3.08 · Reply
  12. Carole of Paris wrote:

    Hello, I am French and have just received in my limps with the letter new Glamour of December. The article “Fashion Princess” in which you appears is brilliant. I liked the article much on you, like your photographs.I was as a fan of Glamour to leave you a small message on your blog which is splendid. I wish you good continuation. PS: you will excuse me for the spelling mistakes if there is, I am not billingue unfortunately. Carole of Paris

    11.3.08 · Reply
  13. stefanie wrote:

    Congrats! You deserve it, your style (and your mom’s ^-^) are impeccable. HAve a great week!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  14. You always make the most wonderful inspiration boards and congrats!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  15. meghane wrote:

    hey, Im an eighteen french girl who simply loves glamour. So I received my december glamour and saw the “princesses fashion” article! I have to say that It made me go to your blog and I wanted to tell you that I love it!!! Its amazing, you’re very talented! I think I’ll continue to come here because Im fond of fashion and you’re just amazing!! good luck for everything you do
    ps: you’re mum is so ROCK’N ROLL, lucky you!!! ( sorry for my english… I certainly did mistakes…)

    11.3.08 · Reply
  16. Gina wrote:

    I am such a huge fan. Turning to your blog is my first act of every morning these days. I am obsessed!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  17. Kitty Manoir wrote:

    I’m french and i read glamour : don’t worry it’s a lovely article about you!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  18. nina wrote:

    hi there,
    you should really do the next “mothers and doughters” shooting for the french fashion label comptoir des cotonniers from paris!
    you both are gorgeous!
    here ist the website and more informations about the shooting:
    think about it!
    all the best,

    11.3.08 · Reply
  19. Honestly I can’t believe you’ve been on tFS all this time & I only found you yesterday. I spent awhile last night going through your entire blog & I’m totally smittem with you & your mom. I adore the way you both style yourselves & your lives. Your passion for fashion & life shines through. It is so rare these days to find an original content blog… so please keep creating your life & always stay true to yourselves.
    Congratulations on the French Glamour article. It is wonderful & you surely deserve it.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  20. Manon wrote:

    Je suis française . Fan de Mode , mais pas aussi mordue que toi . ^^
    Je t’ai découvert grâce à GLAMOUR . Et j’adore ta façon d’être .
    Bref …
    Bonne continuation .
    P.S: I’m sorry , je ne parle pas bien anglais =S .

    11.3.08 · Reply
  21. shopgirl wrote:

    hey, i’m a french girl and i just read the article in glamour !
    i had already been on your blog so it was a nice surprise to see you in !
    your margiela shoes are incredible btw !
    keep posting your fabulous looks, you and your mom look great !
    Congrats !

    11.3.08 · Reply
  22. Laura wrote:

    First of all congratulations for the blog, it´s great! I would love to check the blogs of the other girls featured in the “Princeses Fashions” article, but I don´t live in France, so I can´t buy the magazine, could somebody please post the links to their blogs?
    Thanks a lot!

    11.3.08 · Reply
  23. Jeanne wrote:

    They only tell good things about you, that french fashion bloggers like punky b couldn’t just leave your blog how much they liked it !
    Just keep doing it, it is awesome-

    11.3.08 · Reply
  24. escritora wrote:

    congratulation :) article in French Glamour isn’t something usual :)

    11.3.08 · Reply
  25. Erin wrote:

    Pointu actually means edgy in french fashion speak. It means “sharp” normally. I am American but have lived both in France and the US and I actually found your blog through Punky B! I normally read only the french fashion blogs because I prefer their style but you are my exception. Keep up the good work!
    BTW, I also second the suggestion above that you think about doing Comptoir des Cotonniers “meres et Filles” campaign. You and your mom would be shoo-ins, though you might have to go to London for casting, I don’t think they do them in the US:(

    11.3.08 · Reply
  26. Clotilde wrote:

    I read the article from Glamour (that’s why I’m here), then I wondered if this site was that incredible, and, oh Yes, I think so.
    The links for the other blogs are:
    and there’s nothing told about the last girl…

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  27. Céline wrote:

    omg girl you’re just amazing! you really have your style wich is beautiful!
    in fact I have found your website cause I have just been reading the article on you on the glamour france.(i’m french hehee)
    I’m a fashion addict too an I think you’re one of the most well-weared ameriocan girl i’ve seen ;)
    Parsisian fashion girls have found a worthy descendant :D
    Bisouuux et continues comme cà! (kiss and continue like that!)
    ps: sorry for the mistakes! (?)

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  28. Céline wrote:

    omg girl you’re just amazing! you really have your style wich is beautiful!
    in fact I have found your website cause I have just been reading the article on you on the glamour france.(i’m french hehee)
    I’m a fashion addict too an I think you’re one of the most well-weared ameriocan girl i’ve seen ;)
    Parsisian fashion girls have found a worthy descendant :D
    Bisouuux et continues comme cà! (kiss and continue like that!)
    ps: sorry for the mistakes! (?)

    11.3.08 · Reply
  29. so cool!! congratulations!!
    i can understand a bit of the article so far, i guess my french lessons are paying off.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  30. cool inspiration board as always! I dressed up as Pris for halloween, pics on my blog.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  31. little_lj wrote:

    Yes yes and YES to Priss from Blade Runner. Gorgeous.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  32. arabelle wrote:

    hey, i’m the arabelle in the article, would someone scan me my part? xD

    11.3.08 · Reply
  33. Christine wrote:

    How amazing! You ladies deserve everything you’ve got!
    I’m extremely jealous I’ve gotta say.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  34. Ariane wrote:

    Hey!!! I don’t want to sound like all the other french girl who read the article and who wrote comment above but i think you are amazing.
    I already knew about your site but i never thought about writing a comment.
    It was pretty funny because when i read the article in Glamour this afternoon i was: “whoaw i know this girl”
    and then i read the article and i think it was quite good.
    It actually says everything i think about you:
    A real fashionista who knows about fashion (obviously) and who really likes shoes,…
    No seriously i really love your tastes and i shall wish you well and good luck for the future.

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  35. Mike wrote:

    love egon schiele

    11.3.08 · Reply
  36. Nina wrote:

    in the mood for love is one of my favorite films. maggie cheung has such amazing style.

    11.3.08 · Reply
  37. Hey !
    I dare posting on you blog after reading it for few months now.Congrats on being in the Glamour France !
    A french reader ;o)

    11.4.08 · Reply
  38. cheng wrote:

    congrats again, Jane. i love your inspiration boards.

    11.4.08 · Reply
  39. Cely wrote:

    Jane, i’ve read your blog for 6 months, but i’ve never commented your article.
    I’m 14 years old, and I live in France. I’m really fond of your blog, your outfits, your inspiration boards … You always look so AMAZING. ♥
    I read the article in Glamour, you’re the best !
    Love. =)
    PS : Sorry for the mistakes i probably made, I started learning english 3 years ago… =o

    11.4.08 · Reply
  40. Inès wrote:

    Hello, I am French and I am a follower of the glamorous magazine and as subscribed I saw that of December when you intervenes. I find your blog rather symphatique and I wish you a good continuation. Kisses, Inès

    11.4.08 · Reply
  41. Juliette wrote:

    HI !
    I’m french, and i see you in glamour.
    I just want you to know that i love your style !
    I wish you a good continuation on the futur.

    11.5.08 · Reply
  42. Anne wrote:

    Je lis le glamour ( français ) & c’est d’ailleur comme ça que j’ai touvé ton blog !!
    Et pour tes chaussures Waouh !!
    Et désoler je ne parle pas bien l’anglais =S

    11.5.08 · Reply
  43. Roumayssa wrote:

    I was going to translate this article too, but DC did a good job.
    Hi, I’m a french girl and i’m suscribed to Glamour France, so when i received it in my letterbox, and i saw you, i was like “hey i already went to her blog.”
    Galmour’s right, you’re a real fashion princess, and you’re a real source of inspiration, you always look amazing. I wish you a good continuation
    P.S: Your shoes are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I wish i could ever have them!!! lol

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  44. Laura wrote:

    The article about you in the french Glamour is really lovely. It’s actually thank’s to it that I have discovered your very nice blog, and I’m so glad I have ! It’s such a pleasure to look at your gorgeous outfits & especially your shoes :))
    Keep doing this way, your blog is wonderful !

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  45. Laura wrote:

    Thanks Clotilde!

    11.5.08 · Reply
  46. sophie wrote:

    it’s the first time that i comment on your blog and i just wanted to say that you’re such an inspiration! keep on doing that!
    also, i’ve been wondering about this for so long.
    what program do you use to make your collages? (gonna need that for a project at uni)
    thank you.
    sophie xxx

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  47. PM wrote:

    I personally think this jacket looks tacky. Due to the added lace doiley on the sleeves and collar lining. Looks 90s and not in a appealing way-

    11.6.08 · Reply
  48. Becca wrote:

    how amazingly fantastic is that article! If you want a translation I can oblige. You are fabulous – congrats on the feature!

    11.6.08 · Reply
  49. Roxane wrote:

    Hi, I’m French, and I saw you in Glamour magazine..I love your clothes and your style…You’re so beautiful :D
    I hope you’ll succed in this fashinable world because you’re great :)

    11.8.08 · Reply
  50. Ali wrote:

    Hy I just discover your blog because of Glamour France and you have a great look it is amazing. Keep on like that and if you come in France tells us (every French lovers fashion). And now you have got a new fan even if I feel bad as you are 16 and me 18 and you have got a better look than me (snif) but I keep hoping I can do it better, I have got a fashion challenge!!

    11.9.08 · Reply
  51. Anne-Lise wrote:

    Don’t worry Jane, i’m a frenchie and i read “glamour” ( i love this magazine ) and the article is pretty nice !
    i’m found of your shoes…
    all the best for the future ;)

    11.9.08 · Reply
  52. lila-lilou wrote:

    i love your blog it’s just magnifical lol
    “im french” et je passait juste pour voir ton blog mais je me suis un peu attardé car j’aime beaucoup ton style unique je voulais te faire un petit coucou et te souhaiter bonne chance et bonne continuation avec ton blog
    sorry but i dont speak french very well

    11.10.08 · Reply
  53. violaine wrote:

    hi! I’m a frensh glamour reader, I live in paris and i saw the article on you just one minute ago so now I’m on your blog and I just want to say to you that you have a very good taste and I love your website! I think I’ll often come back here!
    (sorry for my bad english)

    11.10.08 · Reply
  54. victoria wrote:

    I saw you in the french glamour! you do a really nice job!
    btw they do not translate it to you?!

    11.10.08 · Reply
  55. Mathilda wrote:

    I’m so jealous of your billion of pair of shoes!
    I’m UNFORTUNATELY french (hyaaa, my dream’z to live in London, but it wont happen before I finish high school )
    and I read the text bout you in GLAM
    and oh my god, it made me so amazed to see that there are gurlz who are my age and who are able to have so nice clothes and shoes. Of course, they do have a fantastic sense of style and fashion, but i mean it s easier to have a nice style when you can have all the clothes you want…
    My style is a mix of punk and vintage (crazy mix yup I know) but it s not alwayz easy for me to find THE pair of jeans or THE right T-shirt becuz:
    -I live in a little town where there’s not a lot of shops (unfortunately)
    -I havnt got a lot of money…
    ANYWAY, I wont tll you my whole life (even if I know it would interest you so much huhu) and I just wanted to tell you that you make me very very jealous and that your blog looks great.
    muxus muxus

    11.12.08 · Reply
  56. Loïse wrote:

    Hi!I was going to translate it but it’s already done!
    I live in Belgium and I Saw you in the Glamour Magazine!
    You’re really beautiful!And i’m jalous of your shoes!;)
    Next year, I will be an exchange student maybe in Texas lol!
    ( sorry for my bad English)

    11.15.08 · Reply
  57. Ines-French wrote:

    Hi I’m here because I saw you in the French Glamour of December. I just want to say you that you’re amazing ! You have a brillant style and wonderfull clothes too. You’re so beautiful ! I have never seen a girl of your age with so much maturity in fashion! Congratulations :)

    11.16.08 · Reply
  58. Camille wrote:

    I’m just finishing to read the article from the French Glamour.
    And I wanted, then, to see your blog. You might be suprised to be in the French Glamour. Anyway, you have such a great style, mostyl I think you have good choice for the shoes :) And I love your Luella’s tee shirt.
    Keep on showing us your style. Thanks.
    Greetings from France.

    11.16.08 · Reply
  59. gullie. wrote:

    (i’m only a french girl desperatly trying to speak english so excuse my mistakes x])
    well, i discovered you in glamour last saturday, and guess what – i’m completely in love with your blog. love the way you mix clothes together (can i say that ? xD but you know what i mean). and your shoes, my god… the title of the blog says it all. anyway. i guess that what i’m telling has already been told one thousand times. but you deserve it =)
    (oh. special mention for your taste for “in the mood for love”. wong kar-wai’s a genius <3)

    11.17.08 · Reply
  60. Camille wrote:

    I’m also french, and i just read
    the article on Glamour.
    That’s why i’m here.
    I don’t speak english very well,
    so please excuse me for all mistakes..
    I don’t know if you imagine how lucky you are! :)
    you have so many clothes i want,
    especially shoes..
    You always look amazing, it’s unbelievable!
    I’ll come back to your blog which is wonderful,
    Bye xoxo Camille*

    11.17.08 · Reply
  61. Loretta wrote:

    Hi, im a french girl. I live in Paris. I read glamour (as always!) and that’s how i am here on your blog.
    Don’t worry, all that is said on you is nice ^^
    Do you know the other girls?
    How is it that you live in Texas if you have such a great style?
    Really, your style is awesome…
    Hope there are no mistakes.

    11.21.08 · Reply
  62. Oh, of course you were aware of it..
    I’m French and the article made only compliments about you !!!
    I love your blog, thanks to Glamour France because without it I’ll never know your blog !

    11.21.08 · Reply
  63. Alice wrote:

    I just wanted to say “congratulations” for what you do! Its great.
    im french and i actually have my Glamour in my hands ahaha
    Keep goin

    11.22.08 · Reply
  64. Dansira wrote:

    Hey Jane,
    I am french and addicted to Glamour and I can tell you the article was lovely! You have an amazing sense of style!

    12.1.08 · Reply
  65. Sarah (france) wrote:

    hi!! I’m french and I read this about you this month!!
    actually I don’t think a amercain girl can have fashion sens like this!!
    you rock! we can think you’re from paris!!

    12.6.08 · Reply
  66. Angeliska wrote:

    Hello Jane!
    I just discovered your blog, and have been enjoying it very much-
    oh, all the fabulous shoes! Le sigh.
    This inspiration board makes me so happy-
    Barry Lyndon, Pris and Egon!
    All formative muses for me as well..
    Hooray for fashionable Texas ladies-
    I’m in Austin, and I love to see interesting
    people challenge the popular misconception
    regarding folks down south.

    12.8.08 · Reply
  67. Albane. wrote:

    Hi ! I’m a french Girl ! I’m reading ” Princesses fashion ” on the new Glamour : It’s FABULOUS ! I’d love what you do, it’s very beautiful. I like your ” blog. ”
    I don’t speak english very well…
    Bye ‘

    12.15.08 · Reply
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