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Collette Dinnigan. I liked it overall, although a few of the pieces were a little severe or awkwardly cut (I thought).

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alicia Kuczman

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
AJ Strutman. I like the cut of the neck and the silhouette of this look, but not really the tier effect on the skirt.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Emilia Nawarecka. This look I primarily like because of the silhouette, very late 1800s or Victorian (with a slimmer skirt, of course!).

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kelli Lumi. Interesting.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
AJ Strutman. I like the fur, but I”m not a huge fan of the silvery stripes over grey. Basic grey, I think, would’ve complemented a rich texture (fur) very well.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alicia Kuczman.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Emilia Nawarecka.

I’d have liked to see a little more color, even if only a little nude or pale pink here or there, interspersed with the black lace… it was a lot of black. There were a few pieces of blue and with oversized polka dots, but none of those really caught my eye, so I didn’t include them in my little round-up. Weird coincidence that the looks I liked were worn by a couple of the same models.  :P

~ r

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Lanvin. I quite liked it; one of my favorite shows so far.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Liu Wen

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Milou van Groesen. I didn’t post this one so much for the dress, which I think would look better without the belt, but because Milou looks so awesome here. I hope to see her go places.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Melissa Tammerjin. Not a fan of the hip handles on the skirt, but I like the blouse.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski. Love the cut of this one, and even the color – which could come dangerously close to being a gross mustardy-mold color, is nice.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Codie Young.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Frida Gustavsson.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alla Kostromichova. I love how the top of the neck is rounded, as are the shoulders.

As always, check out the rest.

~ r

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Fendi, one of my perennial favorites. I thought of Europe, of Jane Austen, and of Van Gogh – don’t ask me why. The palette was subdued but rich, definitely saturated. What I didn’t like was how a lot of the looks weren’t very streamlined: bulky coats paired with a wider straight leg, worn with a lower heel; or a long skirt and a fairly boxy top. Worn separately, they’d be fine, nice and simple, but I didn’t always like the overall effect when worn together.
Just a few looks here -

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss. I like the interesting jacket – the textures, cut and colors are all just unique when combined like this.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Arizona Muse. Not a fan of the skirt, but I love the fur.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Britt Maren. A simpler look, and I like it.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee Kershaw.

The shoes – I like the idea – the shape and color – but I’d have made the heel just a hair thinner and a pinch taller.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
This one… again, I’d have made the heel a bit taller, and maybe not orange.. but then, it’s unique and kind of appealing in its own funky way.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Hate this one. Not sorry to say it. Chunky and unattractive.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
This one I’d keep as is, height and all.

Righto. I need sleep. Check out the rest of the collection, it’s pretty good (coming from me).

~ r

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Just a quick look at Gucci. Very 70s-inspired, which I like, though a few proportions have been played with, which is fine. Lots of eye-poppingly bright colors mixed in with more traditional neutral hues, furs and such.

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Tayane Leao Melo

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Charlotte di Calypso

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Natasha Poly. I like the top half of this like; the bottom’s too bulky for my liking. The big cape should be paired with a streamlined pant, maybe a flare for the full 70s effect or a slim straight leg.

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Again, I like to top half, but the bottom, not so much.

Gucci is always hit-or-miss for me; I’d say this was a hit, though that might just be my love of anything older than 1985  :)

~ r

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Just one look from Paul Smith FW2011, worn by Charlotte Wiggins:

Paul Smith Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

~ r

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Another of my favorite looks from Fall 2011: Burberry, of course, worn by Cara Delevingne. The military look has now shown up in some form or another in many of the past few seasons (kicked off, of course, by Balmain’s band jackets), and despite whatever the fashion critics du jour say, I think the general trend (pun intended) has always been and pretty much will always be cropping up somewhere, somehow. I like it here because it’s so basic and pared-down… speaking of pared down, if you watch the video Style.com has for this look and look at Cara’s legs (which sounds creepy but it isn’t), I think you’ll agree with me – these girls are too skinny! It just can’t be healthy for someone’s legs to look like that. It’s almost creepy.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

I have to include this look too, worn by Liu Wen – though I can’t say I’m a fan of the cut of the sleeves, I’m a sucker for an exaggerated, turned-up collar.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Of the white looks towards the end of the show, this LWD stood out (Jacquelyn Jablonski) – a little mix of sailor, military, and Russian white:

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

And, I’m sorry, but what’s up with the shoe? It’s a bad mix of a 70s platform, a mule and a 50s kitten heel. Maybe with a little bit of wannabe stripper heel thrown in as well.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Another “I’m sorry, but…”: the bizarre, volumized, cow-print newsboy caps. I’m sorry but… I am *not* a fan of those hats for women. At all. Guys, sure – if done correctly (read: classily, if that’s a word). But on women… whenever I see one, I automatically flash back to the Britney Spears et al. of my preteen years: all sequins ande denim and/or suede newsboy caps. It’s a bad place to be stuck, but that’s where those hats belong.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

The rest of the collection, I generally like, although I found a few of the cuts of the jackets to be unflattering, which is saying something when you’re talking about the Abbey Lee Kershaws and Jacquelyn Jablonskis of the world. Righto, off to study French. Ciao!

~ r

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One of my favorite looks from any of the shows so far: Michael Kors, worn by Daria Strokus.

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

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Kenzo: easy, layered boho/menswear. Love the bags, hats and shoes; gloves, scarves, and the occasional cape/throw made for nice touches. The colors were rich – deep caramels, blues, greys, rusty reds – almost southwestern US/Mexican, it seemed.

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Simona Andrejic

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Kass

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Rasa Zukauskaite

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Alana Zimmer

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Madisyn Ritland

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Lindsey

Kenzo Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Ann Kenny

(JAK&JIL)

~ r

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Welcome to a Mexico of old… Aztecs, conquistadors, ponchos, the lot. I’ve been swamped with, you know, school and exams and other dull things that so often preoccupy the lives of teenagers worldwide, but when I saw JPG, I just had to do a post. The collection is just so much fun, in such a different vein from, well, everyone else. And that stands out. (And provides a much-needed break from the tedium of the daily high-school grind – a jump into another world, as it were, and a much more interesting one at that).

Starting with this ridiculously vibrant palm tree look, sported by the ever-striking Georgina Stojilkovic:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

…and just a peep of those shoes, which I’d love to see more of, thank you JPG…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Maria Kashleva. HAT! The hats are fantastic, costume-y, but not quite – because they actually do hail back to a time gone by. Interesting concept…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Georgina again – those colors, so rich!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

The hat, again – like an entire bird has been festooned onto her head!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Olga Sherer. Not-quite-electric-blue, Aztec-sun-shaped hat that matches the shoulders. Mmm. Deliciously fun!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Emina Cunmulaj.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Morgane Dubled.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Anja Rubik.

Birdlike? Queenlike? Warrior-woman-like? Ali Stephens, all of the above.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

…and one of those looks that just makes you go Whoa, that’s cool.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Alexandra Rastovic.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Chloe Mortaud.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Kim Noorda.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Tara Gill: coconut pirate?

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Magdalena Frackowiak.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Their fingernails and fingers – elaborately ornamented.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Emina Cunmulaj – gorgeous. I’ll be doing a post on her soon…

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Sessilee Lopez. Colors, layers, cuts, hair, and – of course – a hat! Although really, “hat” is an understatement – these are more like headpiece art.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Hello!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Morgane Dubled.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

The sheer amount of detail and the work that had to go into each and every one of these looks is simply mindblowing.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Iris Strubegger.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Crazy!

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Eugena Mandzhieva. Space-age Aztecs? But their calendar runs out in 2012…*

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture
Karlie Kloss.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Arielle Dombasle performing.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Couture

Overall: breathtakingly fresh and plain-and-simple fun.

~ r

*My theory on the Aztec calendar? Whoever was chipping away at that massive slab of rock that was their calendar finally got fed up. Can’t you see it? Some poor guys with their chisels in front of a massive wall for weeks and months and years until one of them finally gets fed up enough to point out, “Hey, we’ve got this damn thing done up till about 4000** years from now. I think the next generation can handle it.” But the next generation decided they didn’t want to – leave it for the next generation, right? And it just never got done. So there.

**Not sure of this date…

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Found here

J. Alexander

Who do you think has the best and worst catwalk walk of all time?
BEST:MOSES – HE WALKED ON WATER…!
WORST: ANYONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN ME.

Models falling on the catwalk – are they just doing it for attention?
NO, SOME TRIP OVER THE DRESS OR LOSE THEIR FOOTING IN HIGH HEELS, OR SOME JUST CAN’T CHEW AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME.

Are designers cruel giving models crazy shoes to walk in?
NO, THEY ARE NOT CRUEL THEY ARE BEING CREATIVE.

Talking of crazy heels, have you seen Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo shoes?
YES.

Lady Gaga’s worn them in her latest video, how do you rate her strut in them?
ON A SCALE FROM 1 -10, I WILL SAY NINE FOR NERVE TO MAKE THE ATTEMPT.

Is it wrong to break into a catwalk strut to get a man’s attention?
YES, HE MAY THINK YOUR SELLING MORE THAN CLOTHES…  YOU’RE CRAZY, OR HAD A BAD HIP REPLACEMENT.

Why do male models always look like they’re walking somewhere they don’t want to go?
BECAUSE I BELIEVE THEY STILL THINK IT’S A BUSINESS FOR WOMEN AND GAY MEN, SO THEY ARE WALKING SOMEWHERE I THINK BETWEEN THE BANK AND THE GYM.

Can you please teach Julia Roberts how to walk in a dress? Seriously, that woman needs help…
ONLY IF JULIA, WHO I ADORE, CALLS ME…! I MOST CERTAINLY WILL HELP HER. IF I DON’T GRAB THE DRESS FIRST..

Have you ever fallen over in public ? Be honest…!
YES. RED CROPPED WOOL JACKET, PRINTED VERSACE JEANS, AND RED SUEDE NANCY GIALLOMBARDO HAND-MADE SHOES, AND BLACK LEATHER BAG ON 23RD ST AND 5TH AVE AT 2:10 P.M. IN FRONT OF A NEW YORK CITY BUS.

For S/S’10 the kitten heel is back (eek!), does this sound like a good plan or an atrocious idea?
I THINK IT’S A GREAT PLAN FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO START WEARING HEELS AND MAY BE AFRAID TO WEAR THE STILETTO OR SKYSCRAPER PLATFORM IN “WALKING IN HEELS 101″

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, which means working your best outfit of the whole year. Any suggestions?
AS LONG AS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IT CAN BE TIGHT, SHORT, LONG , BEADED, FULL, TAILORED, SIMPLE AND CHIC, READY TO WEAR, COUTURE, TARGET, H&M, DIOR OR CHANEL. JUST CLICK YOUR HEELS (AND THE CHAMPAGNE GLASS) AND RING IN THE NEW YEAR…SAFE AND IN STYLE.

What’s next for you? A clothing line? A work out video? Maybe a range of heels?
REST…! MAYBE…! HELL, NO…! A THOUGHT…!

- Hannah Almassi, Grazia‘s Fashion News and Features Assistant

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