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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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So not a full round-up, but a few of my personal favourites, starting with Balenciaga:

Balenciaga Resort 2010
Chanel Iman. I love the peachy colour & cut of the shorts, and the neckline is to die for…

Balenciaga Resort 2010
Alex Sandor. This is sort of weird/trippy… mixing 60s mod and futurism, I feel…

Balenciaga Resort 2010
Floral, shoes, and the skirt!

DVF was another collection I liked:

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2010
Simple cut, wearable, sweet steppers, and a jaunty bow. Mmm.

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2010
Alyona Osmanova. Love the colours – I could do without the weird iridescent pocket on the tee, though.

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2010

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2010

…and Jason Wu, still riding on his Glory Wave from Mrs. Obama’s inaugural gown:

Jason Wu Resort 2010
The colour (spearmint green) is such a bright one, perfect for sunny, happy places. And I also like how the shoulders, while obviously pointed & sculptured, aren’t overtly, you know, big.

Jason Wu Resort 2010

Jason Wu Resort 2010

Mmm, Gucci:

Gucci Resort 2010
Abbey Lee

Gucci Resort 2010
Lindsay Ellingson

Gucci Resort 2010

Gucci Resort 2010
Karmen Pedaru

…the much-raved-about Chanel:

Chanel Resort 2010
Jourdan Dunn. Actually – and it may be fashion blasphemy to say so – but I’m not particularly fond of the Chanel resort line. I don’t know, it just doesn’t… strike me. It didn’t feel very cohesive, and some of the patterns were just… weird.

Chanel Resort 2010
Kim Noorda.

…and lastly, Nicole Miller:

Nicole Miller Resort 2010
Jelena Jankovic

Nicole Miller Resort 2010

Nicole Miller Resort 2010

Nicole Miller Resort 2010

Is it just me, or is Resort season sort of a world unto itself? Largely ignored (relatively speaking)? Eh, oh well. *shrugs*

~ r

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Just a few looks from each.

GUCCI

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Iekeliene Stange. Grey and a plummy/magenta colour, lovely.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Leather thigh-highs, dotty dress, and 80s rock glasses. Love.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More rock.

Gucci Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly. Shine and rock and glam.

BURBERRY

Suede, floppy, drop-waisted, English luxe.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Loose b&w.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson. Grey and black, more neutrals…

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Looks so rich. Navy. Has a sheen to it.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sara Blomqvist. Love the fur & hat.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Swishy skirt, sheer shirt, super shoes. Ah ha ha ha…
Why yes, I have been up too long, thanks for asking…

ARMANI

Sharp aesthetics, classic cuts, swingy capes, deep neutrals. Mmm.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Twins, hats, gloves…

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jaw-dropping, stunningly gorgeous, choose your adjectives…

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fierce, my friends, fierce.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

OooOOOooOhhh! Haha, sorry. Added to my favourite looks list from Milan… Love the two-toned/blocked dress and that CAPE. And the beret. And the little smirk – but not quite – playing around Natalia Belova‘s lips.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This look says it all: Capes (and vampire-pale) are back.

PRADA

While most designers went for wild-80s-disco themed, Miuccia Prada opted for outdoorsy and 40s.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fur-trimmed waders?

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss. Such a dark look – or atmosphere in general. Love that bag, and the simple shape of the dress.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This coat is almost the embodiment of fall trends: subdued hues (but not monochromatic, which I view as almost the easy way out – but that’s just my opinion. Whatever’s in style is what works for you. As long as it’s cute.)  :P, a rich/luxe/vintage feel, architectural shapes, strong shoulders and neckline/collar.

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I’m sorry, WHAT? PRADA?
OK I’ll try to be objective, I guess. But… waders? Sorry, I think this look makes her look fat. Not sure how that works, since she probably weighs about as much as one of my legs. (Well, not quite… but you get my point.)

Prada Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

O_O wtf?
Sorry. Can’t take this anymore. Moving on to Alessandro Dell’Acqua..

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fur, one-shoulder, sheer, neutral, strappy platform shoe.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sort of tribal-looking fur coat… and interesting semi-transparent shoe.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Again, a sort of tribal/native feel, with the nature-y colours and fabrics.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Constance Jablonski. Really love the structuredness of this one, for some reason.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Interesting blend in this look, sort of rocker-goth-feminine(sheer top)-tribal. Like it.

PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND

Amongst the slightly (or more than slightly) confused, disarrayed feel of the show, there was a smattering of signature chunky knits and whatnot.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

A… thing. It’s got fur? feathers? and knit? But I like it. Big collar too. Or scarf.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Big knit dress embellished with fur running up and down the sleeves? Yes, please! And nice little bootie.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Simple Knits with Karmen Pedaru.

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

All greys, but different hues… Love the structured skirt and high-necked top… the fur on the shoulders & running down the middle looks a bit wonky, though. But hey.

GIANFRANCO FERRE

I feel the need to post this, from Style.com:
“A question mark lingered over Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi’s second Gianfranco FerrĂ© show. The label’s parent company, IT Holding SpA, declared bankruptcy earlier this week, and it’s not entirely certain that this collection will actually go into production. That’s a shame, because the designers have demonstrated not only an appreciation for FerrĂ©’s legacy, but also an ability to finesse the trends. They evoked the late “architect of fashion” with a white off-the-shoulder blouse with a very prominent bow, but mostly focused on today’s currents, channeling the eighties by way of Queen Elizabeth I. “It is a very positive association for us,” said Rimondi of this season’s most popular decade to reference. “It’s when we were young.” As for the ruffs? Simple: “We loved the Cate Blanchett movie.”

They opened with a pagoda-shouldered coat with seams lined in tiny, burnished gold studs and a stand-up Elizabethan collar. A peak-shouldered jacket, jumpsuit, and dress, all in black, intermingled with the pagodas—but it wasn’t just a silhouette story they were telling. Aquilano and Rimondi have an eye for texture. A pair of jackets combined bouclĂ©, cashmere, and alpaca for a genius moirĂ© effect. Sometimes things did get clunky. Tape and paillette embroidery weighed down one lean skirt, and a few bubble dresses nearly suffocated the willowy models. But an evening dress in bottle-green velvet, crepe marocain, and duchesse satin was as chic as anything that’s come down the runway this season. Whatever happens to the house of FerrĂ©, these two have a long future ahead of them.”

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova. Very dark look. Love. The. Drama.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Shapes! Shoulders!

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh (that’s a groan of FASHION JOY)

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the black ruffles & sheerness (which offsets the feminity and potential stuffiness of this look). Interesting hair as well.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

SHOULDER

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sophie Srej. Bow, volume, platform, shapes, B&W.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Katy Fogarty. Structure again, grey again. gorgeous again.

Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Alana Kuznetsova. It’s a deep, rich black, full of texture and life; the ruffles, folds, layers, and huge shaped collar… uuunnnnggghhh. I think I’m in love.  🙂

So there you go. Sorry about the brevity, I’ll (hopefully) get around to posting more… but hey, it’s up here now.

Look du jour, some mode de la rue (street style):

Photo via JAK&JIL. Anna Della Russo in Milan, sporting the latest and greatest D&G.

Taryn Davidson.jpg

taryn davidson. rag&bone shoes.

Ciao!

~ r

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London Fashion Week – hellooooo!

TopShop Unique had a distinct 80’s-grunge-mix&match-y vibe to it, with all its layers, colours, pieces…. here, you look.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Model: Karlie Kloss.
Love the huge – almost shawl-size – scarf in that, umm… not rosy, not cherry… well, that colour. Sort of berry? And, of course, shiny black leather leggings.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Model: Kinga Rajzak
Crazy colours & patterns here. Great jumpsuit, though. Huh, this is a mix between 80’s and futuristic punk.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Again, that 80’s/future punk mix: it has the bright purple, the leather, and the edginess, but it also has those quasi-Star-Trek shoulders… Needless to say, I love it!

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Something about this one… your eye is just drawn to it and follows a line from the head down. Love the metallic colourblocked pants.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Model: Imogen Morris-Clarke
I just got a really bad craving for a very crisp quesodilla. Mmm.
Anyway, the look: another huge knit tablecloth scarf, leather pants, trench, hot pink gloves and – the finishing touch – hot pink shoelaces to match. Gotta love it.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ha ha, I think this is the closest thing to a dress that’s in this. The sheer top & hose are just subtley sexy enough to really complement the semi-metallic navy dress (looks like velvet or silk… I can’t even tell). And look, matching laces!

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More blue velvet/silk and leather… but no matchy-matchy laces. Also, look at the bag – definitely a vintage look.

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Look at all the layers… love the trench, particularly in that subdued hue of grey. And is that a grey cotton jumpsuit underneath? Why yes it is.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ruffley, pale yellow skirt – quite girly, I’d say – but paired with patent leather leggings and a thoroughly destroyed jacket, it gives the general air of just being mauled by a rabid bear. (Can they be rabid?)
In a very chic way, of course.

Topshop Unique Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Oh look, a dress! Albeit a furry, ice-blue, rounded-shouldered dress with eclectic leather leggings and something metallic on her wrists. It’s a dress.
And I like it! The scarf is great too.

So yeah. A pretty wild line, obviously aimed for London’s (and the rest of the world now, lucky us!) hip.

Alrighty, moving on… but staying with the general theme of London funky punk edgy chic.
You know what I mean…
It’s Peter Jensen!

Although not quite so out-there and on-the-edge, his line definitely had an air of  funkiness to it; brights infused equally with neutrals, abstract crochet paired with calm wools and knits, and, well, weird with normal.

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Model: Elsa Sylvan
A basic black shift dress taken to another level when paired with intricately detailed white over-the-knee boots, blue scrunchy elbow-length gloves, and the finishing touch: electric blue tulle used oh-so-casually as a head wrap of some sort. Who doesn’t do that every day?

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Light blue crochet caplet with a grey dress with sheer arms with a… leather lunchbox?

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Peasant boho mixed with gypsy chic… sure.
I realize now I sound as though I don’t like these. I do. I just doubt their true wearability… individually, most of these pieces would be totally great; it’s just together, they make a sort of twisted fairytale look. Which is fine, too.
OK, I”m shutting up now.

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

So many layers! Plus, each layer is a separate style from the last, it seems… 60s boots, classic grey crop pants, some sort of lacy grey dress/skirt combo, and a hot pink ruffle cardi… all under a slouchy tall beanie. Can’t say I hate this; I really love a monochromatic ensemble with a really, really bright pop (hot pink, hello!)

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

To grandmother’s house we go… but is she an Eskimo? This may actually turn out to be my favourite piece from this collection…

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I’m starting to love the totally eclectic mix of prints & obvious influences, all layered upon one central – often neutral & simle – piece.

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

…although not this much. This one goes a bit far: a plaid sundress with sheer black sleeves and a Russian-serf-style wrap?
On the bright side: I like the gloves.

Peter Jensen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

You can really see the Native American/Aztec influences in this one, with all the beading… and on those boots throughout…

So yeah. PJ’s collection may have proven a bit too… eclectic for my taste, but I won’t say it was bad. Some people might like that style.
(If so, have at it!)

Moving on to a relatively safer area (at least pour moi), L’Wren Scott was excellent, I thought. Nothing too out there, but with a few pieces thrown in that really stood out. Very 40’s influenced. Classicly chic.

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ah, I love an oversize ostrich feather collar. And I like the shoes… although where have I seen them before… ah yes.

Ann Demeulemeester // Spring 2009

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Gorgeous colour, hands down, especially on porcelain skin & red hair. Agh. Lately I’ve found myself wishing I could pull off the redhead look – Coco inspired, maybe? (Yes). Anyway, this look just screams 30’s & 40’s, although I doubt dresses then were quite so form-fitting.

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Nice dress… but doesn’t she look grumpy?

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Slightly Porenza Schouler-esque, doncha think? I like it, though; at first glance I though it was lace all over. Turns out it’s less sheer (…a bit…)

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the collar & deep slit (sort of like an anti-plunge). Hmm. The more I look at this the more I like it – it just looks perfect: form fitting (very), and the sleeves mean it’s cold-weather suitable! (Well… you know.)

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Model: Myf Shepard
Nothing special about this dress, but I love Myf’s hair colour.

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Drama! it screams. I’m beautiful! Wear me! Stare at me!

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Notice the little loopies edging the shoe? And the dark red gloves? Yeah. Love the jacket, needless to say – that length & cut is so great – and the pop of limey green to spruce the look up.

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Double trouble! (Not sure what that’s about.) Nice high neckline & collar, and love the gloves.

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I think it’s safe to say that this brings a new meaning to “bandage dress”. It just looks very, very bandagey. (And my god – how skinny are these people?)

L'Wren Scott Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sexy & sophisticated leather skirt and ruffle-collar blazer. (Although somehow I doubt you’d see this straddling a Harley…)

Mmm, love that line. Let’s see, who else is there… Jill Stuart? Sure.

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Nice dress, I like the shine, and hat… look at the shoes, people…

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ruffles, ruffles everywhere!

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the skirt and jacket and all done in a creamy beige. (The hat reminds me slightly of Gucci, Spring 09)

Gucci Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci // Spring 2009. Model: Lily Donaldson

Eh, sort of. Moving on.

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More black, more partially sheer tops (Porenza Schoulder, again!) Still just as great, though. These [sorts of pieces] will be/already are great for layering, especially with blazers…

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More sheer, this time paired with tough black knee-highs.

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Asymmetric hem, gloves, & fedora. And the shoes.

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fur + pale pink drapes + black knee-highs + ivory/cream layered skirt. I want this outfit. In loads of the shows, ruffled, tiered, layered, and otherwise volumized skirts have had a huge presence. Yay!

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I’m in love!

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

It looks like a dress for a porcelain doll, or a little girl’s Easter dress; maybe even a nightgown. (Ha ha.)

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

All black (with the exception of the purple flower planted on the fedora), just barely sheer, ruffly, puffy skirt, black socks and purple heels. Subtle use of colours in an otherwise monochrome ensemble.

Jill Stuart Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

In my opinion, the perfect LBD. One-shouldered and ruffly… this dress has a presence all of its own.

Collection: despite it’s nearly all-over monochromacy (is that a word? It should be), Jill Stuart’s line pulled off sort of an airy Southern Belle fantasy look, bringing dreams of an eternal spring and summer world. (I would so love to be there right now… no such luck. We received no less than a foot of snow today, and I’ve been holed up in sweats. Agh. This weather, I swear…)

A few misc. looks from Lacoste:

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Grey suede jumpsuit, modeled by Chanel.

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Navy and black, always good… The girly tie at the neck offsets an otherwise very masculine (relatively speaking) look.

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Soft sweater, khaki crop pants, and such a beautiful suede blue boot…

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Great coat. Grey is everywhere this season.

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ahh, love it! The hood adds a certain element of drama to this beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous almost grey white wool coat. Mmm, I just want to wrap myself up in it with hot chocolate and read a book. Although that would probably be disastrous, given the number of articles of clothing I’ve already ruined via chocolate in various forms…

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Classic trench+vest, with elastic cuffs at the ankles…?

Lacoste Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Dude, I would wear this. (Sans the shirt, I’d probably throw something sheer and lacy under it to… verify that I am, in fact, a girl.)

Alrighty, now I feel as though I’ve given a somewhat thorough coverage of… what, two shows? Three? Quel’que soit. Voici, notre look du jour:

Rodarte Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

From Rodarte // Fall 2009. This embodies a couple key trends: grey, thigh-high boots, gloves, structured shoulders on a fitted jacket, and a huge scarf to top it all off.

Ciao,

~ r

PS: Sorry for the ridiculously long post. This really is a long one.

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Mmhmm, not so much the pants + blazer + oxfords + hat anymore… we’ve gone girl! (Although masculine touches are still – and probably always will be – sort of a classic style. I hope… for me it will be!)

Floaty frocks, ruffled tops, voluminous skirts and bright colours were abundant on the runways; in the streets, vintage lace dresses (worn with a belted cardi or loose blazer) are all the rage.

If you want to only be semi-girly, just add something… un-feminine. Example: wearing a floral dress, but adding a tough jacket (leather usually works) and fierce heels.

vintage flowers

Via Chictopia

Frocks and Socks

Chictopia

Anna Sui // Spring 2009

Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Carolina Herrera // Spring 2009

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jonathan Saunders // Spring 2009

I love this – it combines femininity (the skirt) with a sort of Chinese-ish (the silk does that) military jacket. I just find it so interesting to look at.

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

All, Jonathan Saunders // Spring 2009

Gucci // Spring 2009

…and our look du jour:

3.1 Phillip Lim // Spring 2009

Sorry there aren’t many images on here, my computer’s being weird and not letting me enlarge anything.  😩

Ciao!

~r

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