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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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Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Angela Lindvall

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture

Dior’s couture show was – no surprise – luxe and, I thought, a little edgy in some ways, different. The look above, for example: the general silhouette is very classic and refined, then you look at the jacket and you get a deep V and a floppy collar. So maybe not edgy per se, but just… with a little twist. Definitely vamp-y.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Laura Blokhina

Same concept here. Traditional (I guess) skirt – which I love, the pleats have great motion –  paired with an orange top with blocky shoulders. The shoulders take away from the elegance of the silhouette and are juxtaposed to your first impression.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Nimue Smit

This is a ridiculous fur – exaggerated, over the top… but I bet it’d be ridiculously warm as well.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Lindsey Wixson. Kind of a 40s silhouette on this one, a slightly more typical. I think the fabric has a lot to do with the feel of the look, if that makes sense. The grey has a lightness, a shimmer, and a volume to it that seems a bit unexpected. To me, anyway. Everyone interprets fashion in their own way.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Daphne Groeneveld. This dress feels like spring and Easter to me. I like the cut of the top.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Yulia Kharlaponova. Gorgeous, elegance, glamour at its best. Classic… just beautiful. Those black sweeping streaks – what are they? They remind me of either eyelashes or horse tails, or pony tails. And if you watch the video (how great is Style.com’s new feature? Love it!), you can see the shimmery dots that are scattered all over it. Just subtle enough to catch in the light, no disco themes here.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture
Georgina Stojilkovic with the closing look – again, just pure elegance and glamour. I love the muted purple and almost a tinge of grey in this dress.

And of course – the shoes!

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture

Be sure to check out the rest of the show – gorgeous and engaging all the way through. At Style.com. Elie Saab next!

~ r

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Honestly, I haven’t had time to keep up with any of the fashion weeks… very sad. I can’t help but feel obligated to share this Louis Vuitton shoe with you, though:

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
on the runway


on JAK&JIL

Have a good Friday!

~ r

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Yes, it’s that time of almost-fall again: spring collections are on! Unfortunately, I have basically no time at all between my APs, cross country, and any semblance of a life… oh, and sleep… so this blog has been shunted aside for the past few months. Sigh. (Which really is a pity, because I’ve had some smashing political rants to rant and nowhere to rant them…)

Anyway, just a quick opener: Derek Lam. Very fluid, kind of a 60s/70s vibe – what I got, anyway. (Man am I tired!) (Images from NYmag)

Sorry for no model names, I got the images from NYmag. Though Style.com now has a really handy/cool feature where, for each look, there’s a short clip of the look on the runway. Thanks!

OK, I really need sleep. Later, gator. Er…. yeah, that’s just how out of it I am. Happy Fashion Week!

~ r

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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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