Friday, December 30, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 12

I like these offerings from Lim's Pre-Fall collection. It's a sober yet thoughtful step away from the crisply sweet pastels of the spring range. The palette is very good, with warm tobaccos and ochres providing balance to crisp greys and whites. I also like the play on textures - with wools, crisp cotton, sheer silks and even quilting functioning alongside eachother happily and successfully. The relaxed, tawny hair and makeup on Iris van Berne against the grey backdrop finishes everything off nicely, with the latter proving a nice change from the usual stark white lookbook settings. 


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 12

It's summer but I'm bored so let's look at some of the pre-fall collections and get some inspo for next winter shall we? Starting with Proenza Schouler.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chanel Spring 12 Campaign

Yet another piece of evidence that Karl seems to have gotten his groove back. Gone are the repetitive, somewhat contrived campaigns of previous seasons and in its place is a relaxed, light vintage-sportswear feel. As much as I love Abbey Lee and Freja, it's a refreshing change to see Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw.
Styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Karl Lagerfeld

Film Love: Gwyneth Paltrow in Great Expectations

The greens, the nineties minimalism, and the fact that this film is the epitome of Gwyneth at her icy, waspy best.

Outfit Documentation: Friday 23rd December

What I wore:
- Jimmy D top (I live in this, not even lying. Such a good purchase)
- Karen Walker cashmere cardigan
- trousers by Country Road
- Converse sneakers
- Karen Walker sunglasses
- Deadly Ponies bag

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Christmas List #7 - We Love Colours socks from Miss Crabb

Need last minute stocking fillers or appropriately priced yet supercute gifts-for-friends? I saw these next level colourful socks in Miss Crabb today. $25. Also great for teenage sisters (one of the more difficult demographics to buy for, trust me).

Outfit Documentation: Thursday 22nd December

What I wore:
- TwentySevenNames dress
- vintage cashmere jumper
- sandals by Douglas Sandals
- Karen Walker glasses
- Deadly Ponies bag

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pretend shopping for quasi-festive knitwear on Mr Porter

Fairisle is never more appropriate than when lying on a couch in a foodcoma with a pile of books beside you and mute The Wizard Of Oz on the television.

RAF SIMONS Slim Fit Patterned Sweater
$335 - buy

 JUNYA WATANABE Fair Isle Knit Sweater
$577.50 - buy

RAF SIMONS Jacquard Knit Merino Wool Sweater
$580 - buy
Source: Mr Porter

Archival Kate

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. It's that busy pre-Christmas time and my Macbook is on its last legs. And I've been distracted. I suck. But I have archival Kate Moss for you! With Mario, Depp and even Diddy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Outfit Documentation: Tuesday 13th December

What I'm wearing:
- Karen Walker skirt
- AS Colour raglan tee
- men's sweater from Country Road
- old faithful flexifit cap
- Converse sneakers
- Deadly Ponies bag

Monday, December 12, 2011

Harpers Bazaar February 1998

Because I'm still obsessed with that nineties minimalism. And because it's just to perfect for summer. Here is some more, styled by the always great Tonne Goodman.

A couple more after the jump.

The Christmas List #6 - Bedrock Bones from Pencil

Cool, cute, little bits and pieces are essential at Christmas as stocking fillers, small presents, secret-santas and gifts for that notoriously difficult species The Teenage Girl. And what female doesn't like cute, useful shit?
The range of hair ties and bracelets by Bedrock Bones from Pencil Boutique in Ponsonby are perfect for the girls in your life.
- Small hairties $12.50
- Large hairties $20.50
- Bracelets $25.50

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend Inspo

 Tilda Swinton in I Am Love

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 12

Prada Spring 2006

The Man In The Moon

This was Saturday night

Never not liberating snapbacks. With Katherine Lowe, dream team.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New York Story

It's rare that I find an editorial of the ubiquitous and ever fascinating Kate Moss that I haven't seen. However I stumbled upon this gem in the depths of The Fashion Spot the other day and it's brilliant. By Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar in 1998, it's less grunge-waif Kate, more Kate-Went-To-Cannes. Not only is it an ode to the classic American designers like Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Marc Jacbos, it's also good inspiration for some summer-whites.

The rest of the editorial after the jump.

The Christmas List #5 - This Little Piggy Went To Prada

I found this seriously charming and funny book by Amy Allen when I was at Tessuti yesterday for the Ingrid Starnes Christmas party. Featuring nursery rhymes with a sartorial, contemporary spin it's perfect for anyone in your life with a passing interest (or obsession) with designers and an ability to laugh at any vapid or shallow elements of consumerism and fashion.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Zen and the Art of Modern Dressing

I'm all about zen when it comes to life at the moment. Now that the stress and anxiety of study is over. Relaxation, not worrying about things, taking time to do things, taking time to do no things. It's lovely. So why not go one step further and transfer that zen to your way of dressing? Here we have Stella Tennant in 90s minimalism at it's best. There's no better time for it than summer either, when you really can strip down (figuratively? Semi-literally?) to one or two precise, well thought out garments and just roll with it. 

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Outfit Documentation: Wednesday 7th December

What I'm wearing today:
- AS Colour raglan tee
- Cheap Monday jeans from Black Box
- Douglas Sandals
- Deadly Ponies bag
- Karen Walker sunglasses
- Zoe & Morgan ring

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Course for Resort

If only all summer could be like this. Preppy seafaring it it's best.

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Harpers Bazaar November 1996 "On Course for Resort" Linda Evangelista by Patrick Demarchelier and Tonne Goodman
Source: The Fashion Spot

Monday, December 5, 2011

Film Love: Heathers

You can't not adore heathers. It set the bar for black teenage comedy and few have reached it since - Mean Girls however also nailed it. Killer one liners (pardon the pun), dark humour and refreshing nonchalant approach to teenage behavior and misbehavior act as a reflection on hysteria, social dynamics and pop culture. Oh and the clothing and presentation of dreamy, hyper-saturated suburbia are perfect.

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All screengrabs my own, please credit if re-using thankyou.