I'll be the first to admit my wardrobe needs more funky prints. This Quail Silhouette Jam Top ($62, originally $124) is such a good place to start. The price is bearable, the print vivacious. The sheerness adds a hint of sexy, too. If you dig the print, it has a matching skirt. While you're at it, peruse Acrimony's entire Winter sale for more standout pieces.
There's a boutique in San Francisco — Acrimony — that I love to frequent for its fashion-forward selection. Thanks to its online shop, everyone can partake in the progressive fun. If you're on a tight budget, peruse its sale section, which has interesting pieces by VPL, Stretsis, Wayf, and United Bamboo.
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Michelle Nguyen Williams' sweet cocktail dresses and silk separates have been making us swoon for a few seasons now. Her line, Quail, made her a finalist in the Gen Art Fresh Faces ceremony in 2008 and is stocked at boutiques all over the world. The Fall 2009 collection shows off Quail's sweet but rebellious aesthetic with sheer blouses, swinging skirts and bloomers. Check out the look book in the gallery below.
Of all the crop tops and ruffled tanks we've seen from contemporary lines this season, those by Quail really got our hearts racing--they were just the right length with layer upon layer of ruffles running down the back and they came in colored silks of emerald green, black, and chalky pink. Paired with androgynous trousers or tough statement heels, these soft pieces will balance out your Spring 09 look perfectly. Otherwise, there were full, short skirts, flutter sleeve dresses, and cocktail frocks that also came in a range of colors and could likewise be styled with the tougher side of Spring quite well. Check out the Quail Spring 2009 look book right here, and, our photos from the showroom right here.
Wondering what to do with leftover quail? Here's an idea: make a delicious soy citrus glaze, brush it on the quail for maximum flavor, and serve over a bed of greens and soba noodles. It's a wonderfully elegant use of the leftover game. Also, this meal comes together quickly so you won't have to spend lots of time slaving in the kitchen. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Lately I've been experimenting with quail. I love to order it at restaurants, but have little experience making it in my home kitchen. Sundays are a wonderful day for kitchen experiments, so I am going to give this recipe a whirl. The quail is seared, roasted, and covered in a tasty sauce. Proscuitto, grapes, shallots, and grappa — an Italian brandy — make the sauce incredibly flavorful. For the recipe, read more