Saturday, 31 January 2009

Weekend Links; First Edition

Blogging is no fun without interaction between people, right? Every weekend I'll try to post a few highlights of the week from around the fashion blogosphere; posts that have made me stop and think, put a grin on my face, or even made me wish I'd thought of posting that.

Lena is getting a head start on what might very well become a huge trend this summer; cropped shirts. I'm just warming up to the trend myself, and know I will need a few hours in the gym before I'm quite ready.

Jennine at The Coveted takes a quick look at the beautiful backside of the Egyptian inspired Sophia Kokosalaki SS09 collection.

At Cherry Chapstick (written mostly in Norwegian), blogger Rikke lusts after the shoes of summer. Colourful flats, interesting gladiators and of course heels, all at very affordable prices!

The verdict is still out on whether this is haute couture or just a ready to wear collection shown during couture, but that's beside the point. Blogger Mike talks about a collection I've skipped; Felipe Oliviera Baptiste. Great leggings, wonderful patterns and colours, and extremely wearable!

And lastly a good but old link; Camille shows us how to rip up t-shirts the right way. I've been wanting to try both this and acid washing a pair of jeans for a while now.

Pictures from and

Friday, 30 January 2009


My blog hasn't been around for that long, but I'm certain if it had existed when the designers showed their spring/summer collections, I would've gushed about Jil Sander.

The fringe dresses looked gorgeous on the runway and even better in print, with some added movement. Now the first ads are appearing, and photographer Willy Vanderparre has taken a more minimalistic approach to showcasing the clothes.

Model Natasha Poly is working it in these haunting black and white profile shots. This is effective photography; eye-catching without being annoying, elegant yet simple. The jewelry shot is by far my favourite.

As cliché as it might sound; I just can't wait to see these in print!

Pictures from via The Fashion Spot

Thursday, 29 January 2009

It's a wrap

Haute Couture "week" is over, but I'm not quite done processing it.

Collections I haven't written about yet include Christian Lacroix (the two looks above) and Valentino, both of which I didn't care much for, but also didn't expect to like anyway. Lacroix is always too much for me (as usual with the exception of a few looks), and Valentino under the new "designers" felt stiff and forced.

Jean Paul Gaultier is another brand I never expect much from. Sure, it's spectacular enough, but there is always something off-putting about it. I guess it's just not my style. The following two looks were my favourites from this years collection:

Elie Saab Haute Couture I had to take a second look at. While he still shows prom style dresses decked in pastels, pearls and glitter, this collection felt much more directional than usual.

Oh, and look at those shoes!

Pictures from

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Pale goth

Now, I'm not going to post all the HC collections, but I simply had to mention Givenchy. Tisci went a bit lighter than usual on the palette, but still kept the raw, gothic edge he's become known for.

This is yet another collection where I gush about the shoulder silhouettes and jackets. Wonderful use of pleating and layers of see-through fabric!

Pictures from

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Black and white

...mostly white, though.

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2009 was almost all white, innocent and strewn with paper flowers. Over sixty different looks were shown on a mirrored runway. Did anybody speak of a recession?

While I'm normally a bigger fan of darker hues, the white here really won me over. Everything looks very Chanel and very exquisite. The paper headpieces works nicely with the understated make up, and the models all look pure and pretty. And of course I love the rather simple shoes.

This is how you do haute couture.

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Armani Privé Haute Couture Spring 09 Highlights

Not really sure why, but Armani was a miss for me. I'm normally a sucker for anything oriental-inspired, but this just fell flat.

I did love all of the jackets (Balmain goes to China?), and I'll probably love the shoes as well when I get to see some good shots of them. And the detail shots look great. But the collection as a whole is a miss to me.

Now excuse me while I go refreshing like a maniac at different image sites, because the first pictures from Chanel just started popping up.

Pictures from

Monday, 26 January 2009

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 09

Suddenly Haute Couture season is all over us, and the first big name to show is John Galliano for Christian Dior.

While this collection seems rather typically Dior, and neither silhouettes nor colours are too surprizing, I find myself loving almost every part of it. Sure, you might call it boring and safe, but there's no denying the beauty of it.

And I love that the make up was kept less screaming than usual.

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Spring Rhapsody

Here's a few scans from the Vogue China February 2009 issue.

Model Liu Wen is looking gorgeous in these shots. Styling and make-up is kept simple enough not to steal the attention off the clothes, and the posing is great.

When it comes to studio shots such as these, I normally prefer Vogue Russia, Nippon and China.

Pictures from, scans by user kazaf

Thursday, 22 January 2009


Last piece of detail eye candy from SS09 runways for a while. Colours today. I hardly wear colour, and I know I should, so perhaps that'll be a resolution of sorts this summer.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

In the pale

Starting up, there will be mostly picture posts here.

Last post looked much like what I'd wear if I could, but it was also dominated by dark shades. Thus, I put together a pale collage today. If I had complection like a model, I would probably be wearing more of these shades.

Images from

Monday, 19 January 2009

It's all in the details

Lately I've been drooling at close-ups of gorgeous fabrics, sharp tailoring and interesting textures.
Everything below makes me reconsider my shopping habits. You won't find quality like this at your local H&M, and if this is what I want to wear in a few months, or even years, I'll need to save up.

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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Top five spring/summer 2009

It's only fitting to start this blog by mentioning some of my favourite shoes from the runways this season. And those runways were full of high and higher heels. Lovely!

- Yves Saint Laurent

- Christian Dior (excluding the "goddess heels", I didn't care for those.

- Alexander McQueen

- Prada

- Gucci

Other favourites include Salvatore Ferragamo, Balenciaga, Marni, Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Viktor & Rolf, Celine and Burberry Prorsum. I'd kill for a pair of shoes from any of these.

All images from

Friday, 16 January 2009

First entry

New year, new blog.

Welcome to Heavy Heels, a blog about food, fitness, art and music, but first of all; fashion.