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Just a quick one here of YSL. Fashion blasphemy though it may be, YSL is sometimes hit-or-miss, piece-by-piece for me. This was one of those shows, although they did have a few pieces which I really liked.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss. I love, love, love this silhouette. I’ve designed many looks with it myself – the long, narrow, deep-V coat and a kicky short skirt sticking out. So nice.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren. Same idea, though this one strikes me as a little more severe. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru. It doesn’t look it in the photo, but watch the clip and you’ll see, this suit has nice motion to it, which I love.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Ella Kandyba. Some – most – of YSL’s white pieces towards the end were rather disappointing to me. I thought they felt too early 1900s-nightgown-y and grandmotherly. This one does a nice job of keeping its freshness despite the puffy sleeves.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
And, of course, I have to include Freja Beha Erichsen in the giant polar bear-esque coat. Though coat seems to be an understatement with this beast.  🙂

~r

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For Spring, Alexander Wang deviated from his tried-and-true route of edgy black grunge and rock apparel and opted for… preppy – if a tad abstract – looks “cheerleaders and jocks should’ve worn in high school” (Style.com). The football gear felt very 40s – I think of the Three Stooges – and the striped sweaters and other prep-wear (semi-sheer sweatervests, etc.) filled in the leftover slots. Leather shorts and wool felt almost fallish to me, which is good, because that’s what season we’re wearing now. Who says you can’t take cues for fall from the spring runway?

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Alla Kostromicheva. A ‘football’ look. Or is it baseball? (I don’t know of either who wear capes…)

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Angela Lindvall.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Magdalena Fracowiak. A… cheerleader?

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Natasha Poly.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Lily Donaldson.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Isabeli Fontana.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee. Now those are some leather shorts. (Football gear or sex-shop purchase? You decide)

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Regina Feoktistova. Stripes, anyone?

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Snejana Onopka.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Freja Beha Erichsen. More leather shorts.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru. Leater cuffed pants… getting longer…

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Natasha Poly. Minimalistic sweater dress (with a random extra strap). Looks cosy (if you’re Natasha Poly, aka Zero Extra Hips, and can pull it off).

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Hanne Gaby Odiele. Preppy sweater: check.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Karlie Kloss. Gothic sporty chic? Check.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Freja Beha Erichsen.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Abbey Lee. Cheerleaders’ uniforms for the big game? Check.

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Magdalena Fracowiak. Players’ uniforms? Check (complete with furry shoulder pads!)

Final thoughts: at first glance I didn’t really like the collection, but when I browsed through all the looks individually, I ended up liking lots of them – mostly for their uniqueness. No other designer has gone the 40s-football and sporty-prep route for spring… yet… So yes, I liked it.

~ r

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, the time when we all pack up and squeeze all the clothes and sugar we can into our allowed one suitcase (ridiculous, I know) and bus off to a camp an hour away… for… BAND CAMP!!!

Band camp is a totally amazing experience. For those who have gone, no words are needed. For those who haven’t, no words can fully explain it. It’s just one of those things… it holds a strange, nearly tangible mystique. It’s like a cult, but more fun. Way more fun.

So to tide you over, I present you with some random stuff (street style, Fall runway looks I like all over again, etc). Enjoy and talk to you (ish) on Saturday!

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Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Liu Wen

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloe // Fall 2009

Miu Miu Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Miu Miu Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Miu Miu // Fall 2009

MaxMara Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

MaxMara Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

MaxMara Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

MaxMara Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maxmara // Fall 2009 – the PERFECT coats!

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Vlada Roslykova

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Kim Noorda

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova
Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru – notice the same twisted belt style as Chloe?

Lanvin // Fall 2009 – definitely one of my Fall favourites, 40s glamous and louche, slouchy suits all the way  🙂

Night!   ~ 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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Temperley London S/S 09:

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Temperley London Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Oh-so-English and pretty and prim and proper… throw in a few strategically placed studs, pops of neon blues and purples, and fierce makeup and you get this gorgeousness. Mmmm.

G’night all  🙂
~ r

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A few of my picks for my summer wardrobe…

All F21, except the eBay shorts. Levi’s 504s, I think… idk. But I like them.

33311-NUDEstrappy zipper t-strap platform

32492-OLIVEFrom GoJane…


Urban Outfitters, $40. I need these!!!!!

Figaro Boots
ModCloth.com. I need something like these, with the cutout details…


More UO.

…American Apparel time! (*groan from readers because they know this will be like 50 bajillion images long…* haha not really.)

If I were going to wear unis or rompers, I’d wear these. But I so don’t have the legs… although, durrr, with shorts. Yup, I’m a smartie. So I might venture into that…


Oh, those too.

OK, done with that.

So yeah, you get the theme: very laid back and loose and comfy and not hot. That’s key. Hmm… street style time!

Cool tights and brogues…


So not street style, shoot me. From fashionista.co.uk.

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Ahh, summery…

XS Look: Gum Shoe

Layering socks and tall boots. I like.

plastic bag grunge swan

Haha, the obligatory white floofy dress of the post…

sunshine

Gorgeous.

And hey, a MObama outfit:

Michelle Obama
A Junya Wanatabe cardigan.

And because I haven’t done one in forever, a look du jour:

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Karmen Pedaru.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska. Both, Alessandro Dell’Acqua // Spring 2009. The first one is one of my favourites – one-sleeved sweater dress, hello! The second is mostly just fun, although I did try on a turquoise and seriously tempting flapper dress in H&M the other day…

Soooo yeah. I’m going to attempt a short run today – to test my hip – and maybe shop! Yaaaay! Happy Holy Thursday for all you religious Christians/Catholics… for the rest, have fun not going to church! Haha idk. Ciao,

~ r

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Peeling away from the usual elaborate, decadent looks, GV’s fall collection was more simplified elegance than dramatic gowns.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jourdan Dunn in a lovely coral-y orange coat.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss in a kape (ha ha ha… not)

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Bojana Reljic.  I’m loving the orange & black.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Elsa Sylvan. Russian touch?

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the feathers!

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerad.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sasha Pivovrova. Brights + neutrals in a luxe satin and a great accent necklace.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chanel Iman. Coat!

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Olga Sherer. Metallic drapes and dramatic feathery trains.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Again, seems a tad Russian-influenced.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Huge feathered coat with embellished dress under… or is that part of the coat? Hehe, not the most understated glamour… but gorgeous!

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karmen Pedaru. Simple elegance.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Gorgeous, floor-length ostrich feather coat and a peacock-print dress. Die. *sigh* If only I could own one piece of this…

I always listen to classical music whilst blogging… I’ve also started listening to French music (but not that disco-y stuff)… any suggestions?

Look du jour:

Etro Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Etro // Fall 2009. Mariacarla Boscono. Shiny pants and crazy jacket!

~ r

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