Archive for the ‘designers’ Category

The world mourns the loss of one of the most promising visionaries of fashion. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Pre-fall 2009

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009

Fall 2008

Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Natasha Poly

Spring 2009

Alexander McQueen Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee Kershaw

Resort 2010

Alexander McQueen Resort 2010
Kelli Lumi

Spring 2007

Fall 2007

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Fall 2003

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…and, of course:

Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Irina Kulikova

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear


~ r

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Random linkage… and stuff… This is what happens when Dazed has many, many articles that I like and I end up discovering designers and photogs and models and everything. (Sorry it’s not more thought-out and/or well-written, but I figure this gets you to the cool stuff with minimal interruption from me. That and it would take more time than I have available to do a separate post for all this… haha). Enjoy!

– Vanessa Jackman photography… lots of cool street style (and good photos to boot!)

– Love staying on top of festival attire? This is your place.
– InsideTheTents – insiders’ looks at fashion week, photos and interviews and videos and coverage to your stylish heart’s content. (here)
– Press contacts for various S/S10 designers. (here)
-Discovered designers’ one-line bios:

Martyn Bal: dark gemetrics (Dazed article)

Florencia Kozuch: tribal rock n’ roll is cool.

Ara Jo: UK-based; surrealist disco styles that Gaga and Madonna could easily slip into (though the rest of us poor souls…)

COS: depth and architectural styles, but loose and adaptive.

w r e n: discovered via Style Bubble, I was immediately smitten with Wren’s looks, which are a delightful balance of feminine and edgy.



– Last but not least is this amazing video of Hanneli Mustaparta running around Central Park and playing with Barbie dolls.

Again, sorry for the semi-scatterbrained post, but hey… first day of school and I’m tired and my back hurts and it’s raining. Also I need to do laundry.

~ r

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Designer: Willow

I first discovered Willow in VOGUE Australia’s Sept. ’08 issue; their lace-up thigh highs were featured in every image in one of my favourite editorials ever. This Australia-based line usually features soft draping and romantic cuts, casually chic.

On NYMag.


^ favourite photo this fall, I think… ^


See the boots? See the wonder?

Willow stands tall

Spring 2009

Karlie Kloss

That last one – I like the velvet blazer, but the line of the pants looks a little bowed, don’t you think?

Her fall line steps a little away from her previous soft looks, edging towards a little darkier and, well, edgier place. Almost Balenciaga-esque, I think, in the shapes of some of the dresses, the geometry, and the thigh high boots…








So there you have it. I still love those glorious Fall ’08 boots.

~ r

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I came upon e.g. fashion somehow through the interwebs and immediately fell in love with their coats and dresses – the geomerty, the drapes, the neckline, the modernized 80s appeal… take a look! Here are my favourites from A/W ’09.

Draped coat, love.

Silk Taffeta Coat

The coat! The collar! The shape! The cut! Siiiigh. *coat love*

All-in-One Play Suit

I love the shoulders and neck on this coatdress. Mmm, if only I had a few hundred Euros to spare…

Blue Sporty Dress

And this dress – sort of a dark electric blue, with those subtle geometric details! And I love short bodycon dresses with long sleeves – such an 80s vibe, which I love, but done in a non-I’m-stuck-in-the-80s-and-can’t-get-out,-HELP! sort of way.  😛

And this one, I love the print. (And the shoulders, but that goes nearly without saying at this point.)

So yeah. Cool stuff out there to be found, people, you just need to stumble on the right site  🙂

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cool designer – Lauren Jennings. stumbled upon on paper-doll.com.

I want a big comfy sweater right now…

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Sochie Kawasaki: cool new Japanese designer. Found thru StyleBubble. Love. (Forgive me if I got her last name wrong – I went to find the post and it had disappeared.)



Love all the lines and shapes!

And this displays one of my new favourites, mixing lace dresses with dark other things, paired with knee highs.

soft words

Such stick legs.

Worked out for 1 1/2 hours today after a workout (running, that is) so I feel great  🙂

~ r

PS: need a laugh? Watch Colbert’s rap-off with Michael Steele (sort of…) Can’t find the link now, but I’m sure if you dig around you’ll find it. You’re a smart bunch. Plus, it’s hilarious  😀

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Funny news du jour: A 53-year-old woman was apprehended for bank robbery. How did they catch her? The teller recognized her neon orange nail polish. So, handy tip: if you’re planning any criminal activity, be sure to tone down your look and remove any distinguishing feature.
Not that I recommend criminal activity.  The Boston Globe

Since some retail stocks are up, why not take the plunge and buy that perfectly fitted, ripped, Balmain-esque jeans? those ridiculously drool-worthy wedges?

Or how about a $30-million, diamond-encrusted gown?
“Hell, why not just construct an entire dress from diamonds, like designer Faisol Abdullah is doing. His dress includes over 750 diamonds, among them a 70-carat pear-shaped stone at the center of the bodice. The gown’s bodice and train are encrusted with diamonds. “Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever,” Abdullah said. “This is a dress with diamonds. Why go backwards, why can’t we go forward? We are going to the fantastic, but it’s real. You are getting value for money with these diamonds.” Oh, excuse us — this is a recession-friendly diamond-encrusted dress.” NYmag

Like so many aged (relatively speaking) models before her, Noot Seear got the role of Heidi in New Moon.

Noot in 2008.

Some celeb news:

Theirry Muglier’s costumes for Beyonce! The theme: “Sasha Fierce Warrior”. Allrighty then.

Behold: Thierry Mugler’s ‘Sasha Warrior’ Costumes for Beyoncé!

WWD says: “It imagines Beyoncé as a tough, chic, superheroine type who likes her power glam with a bit of froth; hence, the bow bustle and mismatched gloves that pair lacy fishnet with articulated metal.” NYmag.

Gwyneth Paltrow: yet another celebrity to go the path of designer. Err, “designer”.

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Designing Clothes Now

Rumor time!
(This one’s hard to say… there are loads of shoe companies, you know… Anyway.) It’s been rumored all over that shoe companies will slowly phase out size 5 and 5 1/2 shoes. How is this even possible? What are the small-footed women supposed to do, wear Dora the Explorer kicks all over?
Let’s hope they don’t cut out big sizes next (I’m a 10…) *shiver*

And a cool site: OneManagement


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^ A few random photos from the site, related to various things ^

Coco Rocha playing “Guitar Hero” (Rock Band, actually – drums are included)

From VOGUE Russia: Georgia Jagger



Refinery29. Gorgeous, vamp, sultry. Actually, that’s almost my hair, except much, much blonder… (The rest, not so much me.)

Hannah Marshall // Fall 2009





One of a few designers to venture into the “innerwear as outerwear” region… And it so works. I want this collection, and I want it bad.

And street style, to close it off:

Imagine Un -zipped

Love the skirt.

march 26

~ r

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