Friday, September 28, 2007
The boning is a little out of control, and the shape of the skirt is weird for me, but I love the sheer long sleeved tee underneath. What a great idea! Over the last couple seasons (years, even?) we've all been saying layer, layer, layer, and whenever I sell a dress I tell my customers how great it would look with a thin turtleneck underneath, but I can really get behind it this time. Because it's sheer and nude, it doesn't take away from the dress, and it's still dressy, but it makes the look way more appropriate for chillier weather.
I actually sort of liked the spring collection from Dolce & Gabbana.
This look above is adorable. They used some serious brocades, but kept it sweet rather than stuffy with the flirty skirt and blouse.
Above: A very cool, irreverent way to wear a dressy trouser.
Above: There's that sheer sleeve again! There was clear inspiration from art, as you can see from the sort of messy brush strokes all over this dress (Dior couture, anyone?).
Above: There's something very Zoolander-Derelicte about this dress, but you really can't argue with the craftsmanship.
A reluctant thumbs up to Dominico and Stefano.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I figured it was one of those temporary wash-out jobs when she went red for Giles in London.
But now she's been a brunette for several shows, and I'm getting nervous:
Don't get me wrong, she looks great. And I can certainly understand why she'd want to shake things up by throwing her most recognizable feature out the window. I wonder if she's going to stick with it through Paris?
Above: I like the mirror detail on this dress, but the colors are kind of boring for me.
Above: You know Mischa or some little Zoebot will show up in this dress at some point.
I thought the most fun pieces she showed were the gold sequined ones, like this one above. The specks of turquoise and red made it new and a little less serious.
I've always liked Moschino; it's always seemed sort of quirky and fun and even a bit anti-fashion. This time around, it was just a little too goofy for me.
After I saw this, all I could think of was Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka.
Above: This dress is flawless.
Above: These pleats are so delicate and pretty, but there's nothing overly girly about it. The color is perfect, the waist is perfect, the neckline is perfect.
Above: Here, detail and embellishment that's not frivolous. It's a way to kick up a classic look while keeping it timeless.
Not a trendy piece in sight (well, except for the little lingerie-esque look and an unfortunate bubble hem), just beautiful, simple clothes. Love.
This time around, it's fairies and checks. What?? I know. But I also know that it's only a matter of time before these looks are in every spring editorial:
While I can't quite get behind the fairy thing, I love the prints. As always, Miuccia's use of texture was inspired; the filmy sheer dresses and that gold lame skirt are great. And we'll obviously be seeing these on the arm of every It girl whose patent ombre bag is in storage come spring:
Lastly: Has anyone else been on the Alice in Wonderland ride at Disneyland? I'm having serious childhood flashbacks after looking at Prada's shoes.
Monday, September 24, 2007
10.30am C´N´C´ COSTUME NATIONAL
2.00pm GIORGIO ARMANI
4.00pm JUST CAVALLI
6.00pm BURBERRY PRORSUM
7.00pm MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC
8.00pm GIANFRANCO FERRE
9.00pm ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA
11.15am LA PERLA
1.00pm BOTTEGA VENETA
12.45pm ROBERTO CAVALLI
1.30pm SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
2.30pm EMPORIO ARMANI
8.30pm ALBERTA FERRETTI
11.15am EMILIO PUCCI
6.00pm JIL SANDER
8.00pm GIANNI VERSACE
6.30pm RICK OWENS
12.00pm VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
2.30pm CHRISTIAN DIOR
6.30pm MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
7.30pm AF VANDEVORST
8.30pm YOHJI YAMAMOTO
10.30am JUNYA WATANABE
2.30pm VIKTOR & ROLF
3.30pm ISSEY MIYAKE
4.30pm ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
5.30pm COMME DES GARCONS
7.00pm JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
9.30am KARL LAGERFELD
1.30pm COSTUME NATIONAL
2.30pm DRIES VAN NOTEN
3.30pm CHRISTIAN LACROIX
5.30pm SOPHIA KOKOSALAKI
?? HUSSEIN CHALAYAN
10.00am STELLA MCCARTNEY
2.00pm EMANUEL UNGARO
8.00pm YVES SAINT LAURENT
11.30am AGNÈS B.
2.30pm SONIA RYKIEL
4.30pm GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
5.30pm RUE DU MAIL
8.00pm ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
11.30am ELIE SAAB
8.00pm JOHN GALLIANO
11.00am NINA RICCI
3.00pm MIU MIU
7.30pm LOUIS VUITTON
Prada! Bottega! Alberta Feretti!
Balenciaga! Stella! Chloe!
Now these are fashion weeks.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
While I'm really impressed that Kylie Minogue managed to snatch this little number right from a runway show that's barely four days old, and while I applaud her choice to don something more original than say, a D&G corset dress, I still cringe a little bit when I see this picture:
I don't know. Maybe I should just shut up and be grateful that she didn't try to sport the headgear as well:
Gareth Pugh, spring 2008.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
His collection moved on, however, to some looks that, while not quite surprising, were a little more chic.
I love the sweaterdress above. The striped scarf fools you into thinking Smith's doing a little menswear-inspired tie, but instead it's a little more feminine.
And this dress above, one of his last looks, is gorgeous. It's pretty and glamorous in a perfect, Paul Smith way: the sheer fabric is sexy but not at all overt, and that blazer adds just a little touch of nerd.
At Oscar de la Renta. Prettiest little alien I ever did see.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I would never even pick it off a rack just because it's so kitschy and screamingly Prada. It's a little ridiculous.
That being said, I think Ashley Olsen, in LA on Saturday, looks awesome in it.
How can she look so cool wearing a fringed leather tunic? Ashley Olsen, share your secret!
From the cardigans and giant nerd glasses to the Batman (yes, Batman) references and lace-up oxfords, Luella's spring collection was totally goofy in the coolest way.
Above: This is great. It's a very sweet, 50s look, but modernized with the huge patent bag and oxfords. And we all know how I feel about oxfords (pro).
I'm starting to really love Cecelia Mendez, above. It would be really easy for that silver suit to look cheap, but it's perfect (I like the narrow lapels) and a little Thom Browne-esque, which I love.
Above: A little 50s dork going to a Batman convention. It's so cute!
This dress above reminds me of the hot pink Luella dress Chloe Sevigny wore to some event. Without the print shoes, which are a little much for me, this would be a great, fun, party dress.
This one above, however, I can't get behind. I know the ombre is going to be such the big deal for spring, but it's still a little too Prada-esque for me, and i can't look at those pleats without thinking of Giambattista Valli's pleats and the subsequent Zara knockoffs. Also, I just don't like the combat boots.
Monday, September 17, 2007
There, I said it.
Ok sure, I'll definitely check out the big names like Stella and Matthew Williamson (who's back in London after a stretch in New York). But I'm afraid I'm a New York/Paris snob, and I'm having a hard time getting inspired by goth/club kid Gareth Pugh (top) and the utterly boring Topshop (below).
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I get the whole prairie/farm/Amish countryside-inspired theme. It's fresh and different for a savvy little urbanite like you. I even like some of your looks, like these :
The key word, however, is "inspired." Of course you should take inspiration from the countryside. But you shouldn't take the actual wheat. That's taking it a little too literally.
Stam looks ridiculous. Who wants a dress with wheat on it?