Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Spring Forward

Style.com Spring 2009 accessory report = brilliant way to waste time and spend imaginary money. Nice to see that the Prada heels look just as tall as they were on the runway. Remember; don't wear those towers with socks...

I haven't had the time to browse through all the images yet, but my impression is that there is an abundance of coloured footwear about to grace the feet of fashionistas all over the world. Yes, please! Remember that shoe order I was supposed to place the other... month? Well, I'll be ordering shoes come April, and I just can't wait!

Christian Dior/Missoni


Pictures from style.com

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Beauty and the Beach

Estrella Marina, Aire Sexy, Vintage y Rock´n´Roll; Marina Pérez by Satoshi Saïkusa from Vogue España April 2009. Full editorial can be found here, though I'm afraid the pictures aren't any bigger than these.

Ah, beach editorials, how I love them. The contrast between the bright sun, blue water and sky paired with the dark clothing and make up makes this one particularily captivating. While I'd never wear anything like this to the beach (careful, the Balmain is getting wet!), the shoot still gets me longing for summer, sun and sand. We got another load of snow yesterday, which makes the thought of a vacation very tempting.

Pictures from vogue.es, via The Fashion Spot.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Blue Suede Shoes

My dear laptop died yesterday. At the moment I'm hoping it's just taking a rest, because if I lose all the image folders saved on it, I think I might die.

How to overcome angst caused by lack of my own computer? Borrow another laptop and browse detail shots at style.com to find more shoes to drool over, of course!

Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 09/10

These babies are gorgeous. I think I've mentioned earlier that I'm going to make myself get some coloured footwear this spring, and wearing colours like that blue above would make me a very happy girl indeed. I also love the interesting arch that makes these shoes a sort of cross between a platform stiletto and a wedge.

By the way, did anybody else notice unusual amounts of suede shoes stomping down the runways this season?

Pictures from style.com

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Two Sides of the Same Shoe

Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall/Winter 09/10

I love both sides of this shoe, but I would've preferred it to be two separate pairs of shoes. It makes for quite an interesting look, though. Full collection can be found here.

Pictures from style.com

Sunday, 22 March 2009

I Don't Care What My Teachers Say...

Hermes / Balmain

...I'm gonna be a supermodel

Christian Lacroix / Alexander McQueen

And everyone is gonna dress like me
Wait and see
When I'm a supermodel

Giambattista Valli / Chloe

And my hair will shine like the sea
Everyone will wanna look just like me

Dolce & Gabbana

Cause I'm young and I'm hip, and so beautiful,
I'm gonna be a supermodel

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Sexy at Chalayan

Fall usually means covering up in big coats and heavy layers, but what grabbed my attention at the Hussein Chalayan Fall/Winter 09/10 show was all the beautiful little party dresses.

Now, the looks I've picked here are my favourites; very wearable mini dresses in interesting texture and colours. These aren't really that representative of the full collection. Chalayan is known for experimenting with extreme and unusual fabrics (acetate foam was used this time around), so I recommend taking a look at the full collection here to get a better feel of the show.

Slightly bigger picture of that last dress, because I've fallen in love with the colouring:

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Miss Julia

I simply had to post this lovely shot from the latest Harpers Bazaar UK; Julia Restoin-Roitfeld looking all kinds of good in a gorgeous McQueen piece. Full editorial can be found here.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Break a Leg?

Yet another post about extreme shoes at the Fall/Winter 09/10 runways? Yep!

I've finally gotten some kind of internet connection at the new place, but I'm not able to be online for as long as I'd like or download as much as I'd want, but at least it's something. Blogging will, as I've mentioned before, still be rather limited.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 09/10

Now, Galliano is supposed to feature extreme footwear. His last collection showed some shiny, crazy high stilettos that kind of looked like half the shoe was a mirrored image. For fall, he's kept the height, but the wooden soles paired with the laces and cut-out patent look much better to me.

Kenzo Fall/Winter 09/10

At Kenzo, the shoes simply made me smile, especially the two pairs I've posted. They kind of resemble hooves, and I admit that they are a bit ugly, but I think I really like them.

Pictures from elle.com and style.com

Monday, 16 March 2009

Gloves Galore

Must-have item for next fall? Long leather gloves, worn with everything from short jackets to lacy dresses. Seen at Lanvin, Yohji Yamamoto, Zac Posen, Derek Lam, Phi, Thakoon and many, many more.

Pictures from style.com

Friday, 13 March 2009

Backstage Beauty


I love backstage pictures and getting a sneak peak into the world of modelling. I find it really interesting to see the plethora of make-up artists, hair dressers and stylists swarming around the models.

Michael Kors/Jean Paul Gaultier

The motivational posters are always fun to read, and I love this particular shot of Anna Selezneva and Iris Strubegger.

Fendi/Rad Hourani

Group shots of shoes? Always a winner!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Pictures from style.com and Jak & Jil

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Emanuel Ungaro

For the nearest future, I'll only have internet access at work. I'm a girl who'd chose internet over TV any day, so this is quite the let down. At least I got to cleanse my computer for spyware and junk yesterday, and had a chance to look through all the runway pictures I've frantically right-clicked and saved during the last month. One collection I kept admiring was Emanuel Ungaro.

Emanuel Ungaro F/W 09/10 offered both gorgeous looks in black, grey, white and silver, as well as managing to add colour without offending my monochromatic preferences. I love the details on the leggings, the styling of each outfit, and the shoes look marvellous!

Pictures from nymag.com

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Meet Emanuelle Alt, wearer of stunning jackets, beautiful shoes and wonderful pants.

I guess it's easy looking this good when you're the fashion director of Vogue Paris, but I still admire her style. This woman has got what I'd call a dream job; she gets to work at the very top of the fashion ladder while looking utterly fabulous.

All pictures from Jak&Jil

Monday, 9 March 2009

Oh, Karl!

Superb details seen at the Karl Lagerfeld F/W 09/10 show. Ugh, how I love absolutely everything!

Pictures from style.com

Sunday, 8 March 2009


I don't remember much from when I was very little, but when I rediscover certain items, the memories all come back. I remember this book, a Norwegian version of Sleeping Beauty, and how I was utterly fascinated by how gorgeous everybody inside it looked.

I'm pretty sure this is what you can call my first fashion fascination. I loved all the pretty dresses and the colours, and I probably spent too much time trying to replicate the looks on my Barbie dolls.

Tertium Non Data

Decided to take a short break from fashion week today to post some eye candy I just stumbled upon.

There's something very fascinating about these pieces of jewelry created by Gulnur Ozdaglar from recycled plastic bottles. Beautiful, soothing colours and shapes.

I've spent most of the weekend packing up my stuff, and will continue packing tomorrow, before taking off to live and work somewhere else. Posting will probably continue to be brief for a while. I've even had to put some of my studding projects on hold!

See more pictures at the blog Tertium non data.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Test Post; Highest Heels?

Because I'll be moving next week, and might be without internet access for periods of time, I thought I might test out scheduled posting. This post was written 05/03/09, and should appear rougly twelve hours after the Balmain/Balenciaga post.

Let's have a quick look at the highest heels of fashion week so far; Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 09/10 shoes:

The clothes Mr. Theyskens showed were nothing short of brilliant, but the shoes will take some getting used to. They've got to be the definition of heavy heels, though, so I thought they were quite appropriate for this blog!

Pictures from style.com

Thursday, 5 March 2009

B & B

Paris Fashion Week is finally upon us, and some of the most anticipated shows are already over.

While I really enjoyed the new Balmain collection, I expected to be a little bit more wowed. Sure, I would be ecstatic to wear any of the looks, but I'd also love to be surprized when viewing a new collection.

This is the season where so many collections remind me of SS09 Balmain, but Balmain itself turns out to look the most similar. The silhouettes are slightly sharper than in the spring collection, the pants are variations of trousers instead of jeans, but otherwise there's not much new. Balmain isn't moving forwards, and I guess I can understand why. With all the fashionista fans designer Christophe Decarnine have right now, he might find it hard to move away from the formula that's working so well.

Still, I won't complain too much. I find this quote from Luxx describes my feelings towards Balmain very well:
It's the same crap different day but there is something so completely wonderful about it. The Balmain girl is just...well she's a girl I enjoy. She's one of those cigarette smoke scented, slightly drunken party girls whose skirt is too short and she's not wearing undies. She's this brazen almost unhinged creature high on money, low on class and yet irresistible.
Then there's Balenciaga. Those who expected this to be as futuristic as ever are sorely disappointed. This time around designer Nicholas Ghesquiere got his inspiration from YSL, and used prints from the Balenciaga archives.

While I understand the whole disappointment over the lack of futurism, and I get how this doesn't scream Balenciaga, most of it is actually really pretty. I even like or tolerate the majority of the flowery prints that were used. It seems like Ghesquiere is playing it safe, designing much more wearable clothes than normal, and this might or might not have anything to do with the current economy.

Actually, the more I look at it, the more I enjoy it. The mood is relaxed and grown up, there's enough detail to keep me interested, and the colour scheme is particularily pleasing. I love the draped pants and skirts, and as usual I can't wait to see the shoes from a better angle!

Pictures from catwalking, via the Fashion Spot.