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Haider Ackermann: Great show, definitely in my top few contenders. Here are my two favorite looks from the show, but definitely check the show out. I loved the richness of the fabric in both color and texture, the shine, the collars and deep Vs, the over-ruched wide gloves, and the contrast the belts brought (big, black, and urban – harsh against the softer feel of the rest of the outfit). (Video on Style.com)

Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss.

They’re similar, but I love the folds and the colors… just sublime.

~ r

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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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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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A few more choice looks from Spring 2009… Etro, Galliano, Erin Fetherston, and Halston [respectively]…

Etro

Etro Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Etro Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Kasia Struss

Etro Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Mariacarla Bosnocova… semi-sheer white jumpsuits seem to be a staple for summer – i like this one b/c it has pockets. I believe strongly in pockets.

Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
I like the tank-top cut of this one with the bra under – huge trend, HUGE.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Again, I like the loose tank top cut – that’s the appeal for this one. (Oh, and that fantastic skirt)

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

A little pastel tie-dye/marbled effect + bra + turban/headband…  🙂

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Ahh, so simply, gorgeously chic. Siri Tollerad.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

So light and airy and springy and feminine… je l’aime. Mais ici…

Galliano!

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Heehee, hat. I’m a sucker for sweet hats.

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
I like the drop-waist on this dress in particular… plus the hat.

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sheer…

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
…to the extreme!

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
OK, this hat has got to be my favourite in this show. Hands (and hats!) down.

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Myf.

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This whole collection is so full of whimsy, colour, and fun. And really amazing hats.

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

And hey, while we’re at it, let’s talk shoes!

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Lily Donaldson. I wonder if they made the models change shoes, because all those annoying little straps would take absolutely ages.

But oh my GOD, the shoes –

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Art. Shoe art, pure and simple (well, maybe not simple, but you get the point).

HALSTON

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Caroline Rideiro.

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I love the two-belt look.

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I also love the cut of the neckline and collar – deep V and raised in the back.

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Basic pillar of colour.

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I love this line – it stands out from the others. It’s just the Halston thing.

Halston Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

The colours are great – muted tones (grey, black, white) against amazingly bright neons (orange, yellow, pink). Love.

Ahh, spring, now moving into summer. Fantabulous. Listening to Disney and not studying for math. (How does one study for math, other than perhaps memorising formulas and equations? Practice problems, maybe, but I never do.)

Pants please:


Harem pants, $38, UO.

Just around the riverbeeeeeend! Teehee. You’re never too old for Disney [or VeggieTales, for that matter]!

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Oh, movie I want to see: Funny Face (with Audrey!)

Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957) by artelsj.

Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face [1957].

~ r

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