Friday, September 30, 2011

Vintage Winona

My favorite Winona era, when she was running around with the young Mr Depp and she and Gwyneth were still tight.

Image sources: Tumblr, Life Archives via Google
Image sources: Life Archives, Tumblr

Monday, September 26, 2011

Four looks I liked at Versus [and the awesome school gym it showed in]

Nineties cheerleaders and Cher Horowitz style phys-ed gear via Christopher Kane's hand and a Versace lens. Yeah that's all I've got, it's nearly 11pm and uni sapped my brain power today. But the clothes are sassy and cute and man I love that they match the pastel court layout in the gym floor. That made me happy.
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Five looks I liked at Marni

Although the Marni collection referenced the sixties (as did Raf Simons at Jil Sander, but more on that later) it was absolutely contemporary and so Marni. Super clean and precise then evolving into the intelligent craziness that is the labels signature. I loved the sharp woven t shapes, that floral print ( how could you ever have a bad day wearing that) and the carefully considered shapes and layers - less is more but that doesn't mean plain, boring or serious.

Two looks I liked at MaxMara

Clean and sexy. But with textured, somewhat grungy hair. I love those skinny pedal-pushers with that jacket. Although you probably have to weigh under 50kg to get away with those.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

I never thought I'd say this but...

... But I really want to run around in Versace this summer. Seashells, pastel and hotpants. What more could you want?


This is one of the best of the winter editorials that I've seen. Hitchcockian, icy blonde and featuring pieces from my favorite collections of the season - Jil Sander and Miu Miu. I also love that these almost look like they could have come from the Life archives.

Patricia Van der Vliet by Greg Kadel for Vogue Espana
Source: The Fashion Spot

Friday, September 23, 2011

MFW: Prada Spring 12

Miuccia seems to be exploring familiar territory in the spring Prada collection, with references in fabric and design to recent collections from both Prada and Miu Miu. Not that it's a bad thing, I actually like a lot of the ideas more this time. My favorite looks featured pleats, one-piece swimwear, bare sternums and layers and layers of the broderie anglaise lacework, beading and appliqué - creating amazingly feminine and quirky texture and depth. Also, brilliant earrings, handbags and caddilac heels.

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Four looks I liked at Prada [waking up to the collection at 6:20am, more to come later]

This collection was such a treat to wake up to. It's going back to the Prada we know and love. I have to get ready for class now, but I'll blog more later. In the meantime, enjoy four of my favorite looks, or at least what caught my eye first thing in the morning.

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Cure Shop launches at Glassons

If you do one thing this weekend to make you feel better about life, make it going into Glassons and picking up something from their new in-store Cure Shops. An evolution of the collaborations they've done over the years with the Breast Cancer Research Trust (very successfully might I add, they've raised over four million together to date) the Cure Shops not only stock designer collaborations like the familiar tshirts, but also product like sunglasses from TwentySevenNames, candles from Zambesi, swimwear by Trelise Cooper and nailpolish by Cybele. It's nice to have some new ways of contributing to the cause (I want the candle and nailpolish) so I highly recommend checking it out. I was at the flagship Glassons store on Broadway, Newmarket when they officially opened their Cure Shop yesterday morning and the set up and product looks great. Check it out! Also, check it out online.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

LFW: Paul Smith Spring 12

Paul Smith was another collection I liked from the London shows. Smart yet relaxed, as always, and with some seriously good eyewear.

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Two looks I liked at Meadham Kirchhoff

I always love the Meadham Kirchoff collections because, when you start getting too serious and introspective about clothes and fashion, they remind you how good it is to approach it with humor and a twisted sense of fun. The extremes they approached girly and sweet with for spring pushed it past anything even remotely saccharine, more like cute on speed.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NYFW: Proenza Schouler Spring 12

I liked Proenza Schouler's spring offering too much to just not post anything about it, even though this is mega delayed. This is my favorite collection from them in a long time. It's like sassy nineties corporate woman by way of the Flintstones and a 1970s rec room. Also, it is apparent to me that I need a shorts suit.

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