Sunday, 31 January 2010

Next Train to Mexico

I was typing up a "Best of Couture Week" post, but realized that I mostly wanted to talk about one designer; Jean Paul Gaultier. As with other recent JPG collections, it feels a bit tacky and costume-y, and I can't really imagine wearing any of the complete outfits, but when I look a little closer, there are tons of amazing details. The shoulder armor and embellishings above is one example; not really wearable, but a pleasure to look at.

I've been wearing lots of patterned tights lately, which might be why I'm so intrigued by these. At first, it looks like somebody's beens scribbling all over the model's legs, and I love the unfinished look.

Finally, these bags crafted to look like folded and braided leaves deserve a mention, as do the creepy/awesome finger jewellery and the extreme corsetry.

All pictures from

Friday, 29 January 2010

We're Temporary

I've been craving clean lines and structure lately, especially with all the fluff and ruffles of couture week. Here some of my favourite spring dresses are gathered in the UK Elle September 09 issue. More here.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Shoe Space

Confession time; I'm a weirdo. I save pictures of other people's shoe closets, hoping to one day get something similar for myself. (That, and a huge walk-in closet.)

Basically, I think shoes look really good when put together like this, and I've been to busy to write a proper post the last few days, so this is an easy way out!

And now I wonder how much the total value of every pair in this post is...

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld / the selby

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Fade to Blue

Giles / Proenza Schouler SS10 from

Looks like I've caught the blue hair virus. My hair has been the same boring blonde shade forever, and I'm ready for change. I love the shade Tavi chose, but I'm thinking I'll just dye the tips of my hair. Something like Kate Shillingford, just without the black. And if it's a disaster, I've got long enough hair that I can afford to cut away 10 cm. Tempting!

Pop Fall/Winter 09/10

Dazed & Confused January 2010

Katie Shillingford by Jak & Jil

Source unknown

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Swallowed in the Sea

Carmaris / Hexinastrum

Lazerian is a Manchester based design practice that mostly focuses on interior design and furniture, but they sure know how to make beautiful accessories as well. These bangles are made of polypropylene, making them lightweight and durable. Inspiration and names are from fossils of sea creatures and clams discovered in the 1800's, and there certainly is an organic feel to them. I think my favourite is the Hippopus bangle.

Hippopus / Syculmis / Hippopus

Strophomena / Stephanophyllia

Invitation à la Danse

Sølve Sundsbø editorial from Numèro 91. More, and bigger here and here. These honestly deserve to be viewed in full size.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Luck and Intuition

Veeery quick post today. All I want to say is that Raquel Zimmerman is awesome. First piece of evidence:

Alexander McQueen SS10 campaign. Full of snakes. Sexy!

Second piece of evidence:

Raquel dancing to Lady Gaga, wearing Gareth Pugh, shot by Nick Knight.

That is all.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Fitter Happier

I'm in quite a bit of self-inflicted pain right now, but even if they're made out of bandages and band-aids, I don't think these shoes can help. See, my body is used to two or three work-out sessions a week, so it's not that surprizing that I'm in pain after doing two sessions in one day. I'll probably be limping tomorrow, and I deserve it. Fortunately being sore after working out is a good sort of pain, and I get to feel satisfied with myself for working so hard.

Pictures from Twisted Lamb (great blog, BTW).

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sonnet 43

I realize I use the word "love" a lot when I talk about clothes and shoes, and I won't stop today. I love Gareth Pugh. And I love this collection. Obviously this is not the same love that is used to describe relationships between people, but it's still rather strong.

Why it's taken me so long to talk about this collection, I'm not sure. I think it is my favourite from the Spring/Summer 2010 batch. At the moment we're only 22 days away from the next fashion week, but I haven't yet seen any hint of spring weather, so it feels a bit weird to shift focus to next fall already.

So, Gareth Pugh. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love the colour scheme used (if you can call the different shades of grey colours). I love the pants with their slits. What begins as a normal jacket, but turns into a cape below the waist. The fingerless gloves. The zippers.

I love the totally weird bracelet-slash-ring. The dirty metallic nails.

(I do not love those weird headbands, but without those,) I love the hairstyle.

But above all, I love the shoes.

Pictures from, Greg Kessler, Anna Frost,

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dame Blanche

Numéro Dec 07/Jan 08. Siri Tollerød and Simona McIntyre, shot by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello. Haunting!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Space Age Decay

Today I'm bringing you another fresh serving of shoe porn. First spotted over at Style Bubble, these are from the hand-finished Biofuture collection of Belarussian/Canadian designer Anastasia Radevich.

I know, I'm such a sucker for intricately shaped heels, and I would be crazy not to love these. Inspired by broken shells and organic lifeforms, the collection feels a bit like McQueen mixed with Rodarte, and that's not a complaint. Radevich has in fact previously worked/interned for both Alexander McQueen and Nicholas Kirkwood, and that's got to be a great way to begin a career as a shoe designer.