Thursday, 30 September 2010

Best of Balenciaga


Even when I stubbornly ignored half of the looks Ghesquière sent out on the runway earlier today (Houndstooth? Glitter? Really?), there was so much left to appreciate. And even when there wasn't a high heel in sight, I enjoyed the shoes. I love the way Ghesquière mixes texture and layers, and how he plays with textures and layers. Superb!

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Monday, 27 September 2010

The New Clutches

DSquared2 / Versus

Alexander Wang / Bottega Veneta

Fendi / 3.1 Philip Lim

Derek Lam / Jason Wu

Tommy Hilfiger / 3.1 Philip Lim

Fendi / Emporio Armani

Tommy Hilfiger / Proenza Schouler

Reed Krakoff / Versace

Fashion month so far has mostly been full of things I don't care for. I like the occational show, but some of the themes I've noticed are just not my style. First of all, there is way too much white. I've started wearing some white the past year, but that doesn't mean I'm forgetting the rest of the colour wheel. Second, everything feels tainted by the seventies or the nineties; two decades I can't stand, fashion-wise. And on top of this most of the wonderfully crazy footwear is gone.

At least everybody seems to agree that quirky little handbags are here to stay.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010


I'm sitting at home on a Saturday night, lusting after all the sexy dresses at the Versace show. Even though it's a spring/summer collection, I can imagine wearing most of these to Christmas parties in a few months. Preferably paired with the killer stilettoes.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Peter Pilotto, S/S 2011. I really want to wear all of this right now. Simple and relaxed clothes full of great little details. The collection feels soft without becoming slouchy, and the palette is wonderful.

Monday, 20 September 2010

No Curtain Call

Back stage, on stage and off duty; a small collection of images I've found fascinating enough to ctrl+save lately.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Русские Куклы

Tim Walker, Russian ballet, a dreamy setting and exquisite gowns. I'm not really a fan of Karlie Kloss, but this is lovely. Full editorial can be found at Noirfacade, as usual.

Friday, 17 September 2010

The One

I've been looking for a pair of black leather boots for quite a while now, and not just any pair of black leather boots. I wanted something sleek, classy and sturdy, with a really tall and thick heel. A cross between impossibly tall and practical to walk in. A pair that would look great with any outfit; not too loud and not too boring.

I've been lusting after the Costume National and Wang boots above for a while, but unfortunately they're out of my budget. The other boots are perfectly affordable, but not really that covetable (if that is a real word), so I've kept looking. Yesterday I found these, from Steve Madden, and if they're only half as pretty as they look in these pictures, I'm happy! Yay new shoes!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Not Marni

Intelligent details and textures at Proenza Schouler. These new bags are not as good as the PS1, and I didn't like even one pair of the shoes, but the collection was still intriguing.

Right now I feel like the only thing I'll be posting from the ongoing fashion shows is a lot of detail shots. Nothing wrong with that, but I'd love to love all of something. It's a little too early to feel jaded, I guess; we're still only in New York.

Monday, 13 September 2010

What I Like About Wang

The 2011 spring collection from Alexander Wang left me with more or less the exact feeling I had after seeing his fall collection; there are so many different details I can't stand, but I still somehow like most of it. Some of the shoes and some of the textures were brilliant, and even with the abundance of white used in the spring shows so far, it felt sort of refreshing coming from Wang.

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