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Lanvin. I quite liked it; one of my favorite shows so far.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Liu Wen

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Milou van Groesen. I didn’t post this one so much for the dress, which I think would look better without the belt, but because Milou looks so awesome here. I hope to see her go places.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Melissa Tammerjin. Not a fan of the hip handles on the skirt, but I like the blouse.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jacquelyn Jablonski. Love the cut of this one, and even the color – which could come dangerously close to being a gross mustardy-mold color, is nice.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Codie Young.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Frida Gustavsson.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Alla Kostromichova. I love how the top of the neck is rounded, as are the shoulders.

As always, check out the rest.

~ 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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Mmm, a nice day… overcast and a bit humid, but warm.
Lately I’ve been… mmm, not quite obsessed, but find my thoughts straying back to a few things, all related; those things are:

Item 1: Really simple, basic chic summer clothes (I’m talking really, super basic: white and grey tanks [loose and fitted], a few colourful ones [mostly fitted], some  cutoffs, a cute grey dolman-sleeve hoodie, thin l/s-tees and sweaters [white, for those chilly mornings on the beach!], a multitude of colourful ssports bras [because one can never own too many sports bras. I bought a plummy/raspberry C9 one just today… mmm, deeeelish!], and ending with shoes – the one thing I’ll go a bit crazy with. There were these sweet white reptile flips, but I was sadly broke by the time I saw them… Oh, a little white sundress as well. And that’s pretty much it.) It simplifies things so much, really; during the school year, I’m all gung-ho about always looking super, umm, chic, and never being sans heels, but in the summer, it’s pretty much me + my cutoffs + a bright bra + a tank + flips + sand/sun/exercise/fresh air/friends/any combo of those 5 things.

Item 2: Getting into ridiculously good shape. This entails eating healthily and exercising religiously, which requires discipline (particuarly if you love food as much as I do… but I’ll get to that in Item 3), which requires motivation and a desire to achieve your initial goal. A few points for this one. By “ridiculously good shape,” I do not mean super skinny and model-esque. I mean hardcore-marathon-runner-esque. I mean, I’ve got abs and biceps and calves and whatnot now, but my one friend, C, is just ridiculous. 100% toned muscle, the freaking beauty. So. Running at least 5 miles per day (sometimes less, sometimes more – I’m aiming for over 350 by the end of the summer [for XC]), intense abs and weights, and possibly throwing in some early-morning yoga afterward. The goal: muscles everywhere and looking super hot in short cutoffs. (Toned thighs are a must!)


Marathon runner. Jealous. Why oh why did my hip need to get messed up? I could’ve run the half marathon in a week… tres triste, non? 😦 Ah well, c’est la vie.

Item 3: Food. I love it. And not just ice cream and chocolate – although god knows I love the stuff. As a general rule, runners ❤ carbs, completely. I love them. I don’t see how anyone can live without them or think they’re bad. Pasta? Please. Bread? Por favor! Bagel? Every morning, baby! Oh, that and fruit & veg… mmmm. I pretty much constantly crave either apples, strawberries, carrots, or watermelon. So my goal for the summer is to just eat really, really healthily.
Honestly, I don’t get why people get into all these weird fad diets and pills and stuff. The only way to really get healthy and lose weight (depending on your goal) is to change your lifestyle. Sure, you could do some sort of crash diet-and-pill combo for a few weeks and lose, say, 10 lbs, but if you carry on like you were before, you’ll end up just where you started – if not further back. You need to seriously eat healthy stuff – don’t go blaming it on poor old carbs! – and get exercise. Without that, you won’t get anything accomplished.

Item 4: Wear sunscreen. Yeah, sure, being tan looks good now, but wrinkles and skin cancer when you’re 35? No thank you.

Item 5: Learn to sew. Seriously. And maybe work on guitar and tennis while you’re at it, my dear…

Item 6: Going with the simple/chic look + the sexy muscles (teehee) comes: cute/sexy pajamas – slightly vintagey and/or lacy and sexy – and lingerie/cute stuff. Yeah, I guess I don’t technically need lingerie, but… it’s just fun to have, you know? (Not hardcore stuff – more just lacy, cute-but-sexy, garters and ruffles and stuff. Not, like, hardcore seductive stuff. No bf, remember? Haha). But really. Randomly throughout the day, I’ll find a picture of a loose white tee and garters pops into my head. C’est foulle, non? Mais… ouais….

Anyway, now that I’ve rambled on for a bit…

Dior skirt!!

Anne Hathaway…

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And the ever-recurring Amazing Sanda Backlund knitwear!

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Freja Beha

Anja Rubik

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Abbey Lee

XS Look: Belly Button Blues

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Ah, thinking of ocean and beach and saltwater breezes and cool mornings and walks through semi-slushy sand…

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Jeans.

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Seems so ‘English rose garden’-y, right?

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Adeline R.

“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
Bill Cosby

OH! And one more thing… This morning as we parked our car for church, we noticed that the car in front of us had a bumper sticker that said “JESUS SAVES. OBAMA SPENDS.” We deferred our entrance to church and spent the best part of 5 minutes scratching our heads, trying to determine what was meant by this peculiar statement. We came up with nothing. What, “JESUS SAVES. OBAMA SPENDS. BUSH KILLED THE ECONOMY”? Really. So that got my goat, as it were.
Unfortunately, it was inside the car… we had to physically restrain my (very politically active) older brother from, umm, breaking and entering and removing said offensive material.

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Chiara Baschieri.

Spent all of today in a watermelon red sports bra and a sarong, perfect for these humid days. Tried to go to the beach, but was interrupted by unwelcome clouds and drizzle. Ate hummus. Napped. All in all, a very productive day.
So, swine flu. I can’t decide if this is one of those cases where everyone overreacts and goes crazy over nothing, or if it’s going to be Black Plague 2.0. I’m hoping for the former, thinking it’ll be somewhere between the two. What’s sure is that I’ll be washing my hands a lot, and i recommend the same for you.

On the brighter side of life… reviewing my favourite Spring ’09 collections:

Abaete // Spring 2009

Abaeté Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Abaeté Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Calvin Klein // Spring 2009

Calvin Klein Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Calvin Klein Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloe

Chloé Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sophie Srej.

Chloé Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Elsa Sylvan.

DIOR

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

FENDI

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Myf.

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

That dress might seriously be my favourite from Spring.

Fendi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
The skirts, the seamlessness of the pieces, and the colours are what really sold me on this collection. This is probably my second to Fendi.

Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Another detail was the neckline (high & wide) and the open arm holes.

LANVIN

Lanvin Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

MARC JACOBS

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the mini-corset.

MISSONI

Missoni Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Missoni Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Missoni Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

PRADA (!)

Vying for third comes the wonderfully wrinkled PRADA… with those infamous heels…

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Talk about bad ideas. But cute. But dangerous.

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Love the ruched & wrinkled bras.

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

So freakin’ skeletal.

Prada Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Mmm, VERSACE time!

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Versace Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I love looking at old (relatively) collections… it’s like talking to a friend you haven’t seen in ages.  🙂

Capping it off with YSL and the now-legendary CAGE SHOE!

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

DROOL.

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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/* begin street style */

Slouchy things make my heart sing.

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I dream of endless summer

filled with warmth and light

laughter sweeps away any grief

wipes away the last tear

life is simple, pure, and clean

youth is renewed, innocence restored

sparks lit, flames rekindled

days spent lazing in the shade

long, hot nights together, forever.

Summer is the stuff of myths

the wond’rous legends of old

when anything is possible –

no story untold, no song unsung,

no limits, no bound’ries to be seen,

everything is new. Endless summer,

the last constraints tossed away

leaves life open and ready for living.

So go, spend your days carefree,

while away your hours,

dash into a field of flowers –

I’ll see you there someday.

~ r

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We’ll kick the evening off with two interesting – one bizarre, one a good idea – news bits.

Ben Sherman, spring 2009.

1. Berlin police have banned 10 labels for officers, including: red Perry, Ben Sherman, ACAB, Alpha Industries, Consdaple, Lonsdale, Pit Bull, Outlaw, Troublemaker, and Thor Steinar.
The reasoning?
Apparently, these labels have become linked to neo-Nazism in culture today, and (with good reason!) the police want to distance themselves from this image, at any cost. Even though, as the Berlin Police Union pointed out, it could hinder their undercover agents if they’re not permitted to wear the same clothes as everyone else, for blending-in purposes.
Several designers (Ben Sherman and Fred Perry, notably) have worked hard to distance themselves especially from the neo-Nazis, while other (Thor!) has strong ties to the group. Needless to say, it can’t be good publicity. (via NYmag)

2. First bikini waxes, now tanning beds: what else will governments try to regulate?
While the bikini waxing thing was a bit out there (just set some regulations!), the newest proposal related to minimum age requirements for tanning seems reasonable to me. Both Texas and Florida have similar bills on the floor. Texas’ would require people under 18 to have a doctor’s note and a parent present, while Florida is going all the way and banning tanning (haha! it rhymes!) for kids under 16.
“Perhaps not shockingly, the Indoor Tanning Association has taken issue with the bills, arguing that they give consumers the false impression that artificial UV exposure is dangerous. But seeing as how 29 states already restrict minors’ access to tanning beds and the World Health Organization recommends that no one under the age of 18 be permitted to use them at all, perhaps the ITA needs to own up, just a bit.” Style.com

Well, duh.

A sweet look from Lanvin // Spring 2008 (for which Alber Elbaz received a standing ovation):

Lanvin Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Alyona Osmanova.

…and woohoo, another!

Lanvin Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Anja Rubik.

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From NAST magazine (en francais!). Love her capey thing and lace tights.

Hmm, what else… a few looks from various designers from Japanese Fashion Week? Pourquoi pas?

Some crazy knitwear from Everlasting Sprout // Fall 2009. Sweet! (from WWD)
From Tiny Dinosaur // Fall 2009 (designed by Naomi Yamamoto):
Sort of like Burberry, this one. Nice boots. And have you noticed? Nary an 80’s trend to be seen… THANK GOD!  😛
Aguri Sagimori:
Love the little holes… and if I had thicker hair, I would so do my hair like that every day.
Despite having zero (0) pants, this has street appeal. (Although maybe to some, no pants = street appeal…?)
Ruffles!
So cool. I can’t express the coolness. Not with words. Here, maybe an interpretive dance…? Or perhaps not.
Y’s Red Label:
Hmm, deep maroon, not a colour we’ve seen much… one of my favourite colours, actually. Pairing a long, flowy (sort of bohomeian/witch mix, in a weird way) skirt with a trendy sheer top… cool. And the lace headband needs no words. (Although I will say that I’ll soon be wearing one…)
Red + black… a long, double-breasted coat and a Clint Eastwood-style wrap.
Cream and black and very piratey.
Japanese designers are so cool.
And in closing, a few street style looks from Chictopia:
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Look, red hair! (Coco-esque)
on a blue note
Blue gloves!
Menswear Frenzy
Ah, the perfectly balanced menswear/ladylike outfit: high-collared ruffled blouse with an almost Victorian-era men’s blazer and grey trousers… parfait, non?
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Tutu, blue, and metallic leggings.
Penguin Suit
She calls it her “penguin suit” and her bf won’t take her into public with it. Guys are so clueless. 😛
Oatmeal rocks
Love the layers and colours.
Super 8 film camera
Haha, this needs no words. Eep it’s late, I”d better finish up here.
Raining scarlet
I can’t tell if that’s a metallic bodysuit, but if it is… !!!!
OK, and one from lookbook:
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Sigh. Why can’t I ever stumble across sweet treasures like this? Oh wait, it’s because I reside in a random tiny town with, umm, nothing. How did I ever overlook that?
Wooooo Magazine: pocket-sized and reads like a book, but chock-full of fashion and general coolness.
Ok, I’m out. Yaaaaaaawnnnnnnzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..
~ r

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CHRISTIAN DIOR

Taking keys from Poiret (a WWI-era French designer), Dior’s collection had an Eastern theme: brocaded everything, harem pants, ikat patterns, and Eastern looks in general. Blip form Style.com:

“Happily, there was no sense of straining for a recession solution about it. After treating Dior’s standard suitings to a light, shortened adaptation of Poiret’s hobble skirt, Galliano moved on to paisley-print day dresses and thence to the drapey harems (best in cream satin with a pale beige astrakhan gilet). That opened a neat portal through which Galliano’s romantic, silver filigree Indian-embroidered chiffon cocktail and evening dresses could pass, looking effortlessly pretty. The result: grown-up fare for regular women, editorial-grade styling to appeal to the fashion press, and, in total, a clever feat of simultaneous translation from a well-traveled designer who knows how to reach his global markets.”

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Turban and mini hobble skirt.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Very Poiret looking.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova. Very Asian-looking.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anja Rubik. The top has traces of Asian influence in it with that side seam.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tallulah Morton. Those headpieces are very Poiret-inspired. (I’ll put some pictures up after the collection)

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Maclaren.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Serafima Vakulenko.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerad.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jessica Stam. Look at those pants!

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Viviane Orth.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

And just because, John Galliano.

And so you can see Poiret’s influence on Galliano without lots of Googling, here:

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All images from here. Good read if you want to know more about Poiret.

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A few sketches.

OK, moving on to LANVIN. (Yay!)
Lanvin’s show – staged on a water-covered concrete runway (to look like an average street) – combined Parisian chic with reality, basically; Albert Elbaz (the genius behind Lanvin) said he “thought with his heart of what women needed from fashion- dresses, suits, blouses coats. Life isn’t just parties and lunches” and gave it to them in the form of knotted dresses, drapes, bias-cut dresses, and simple shapes. The overall tone was ever-so-slightly 1940’s, but only just traces.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerad.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ali Stephens.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Kim Noorda. Slightly goth, this one.

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska.

Lanvin, as always, came through.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

Mmm.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maja Perovic.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Daul Kim.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Belle.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ines.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Xie.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ludmilla Dom Perignon.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tara Gill.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Elcee Sharypkina.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

This is too cool.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Those are so sweet…. and relatively easy to duplicate, it looks like… hmm…

Look du jour (more 30’s themes!):

Azzaro Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Azzaro // Fall 2009.

From The Sartorialist. [Milan].

Models backstage at the Christian Dior show at Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Dior. (The Moment blog)

Ciao,

~ r

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I’m in the mood to do a sort of long post with not a whole lot of direction. A fashion rant, I suppose. So buckle your seat belts, grab your popcorn and start the show.

And why not start out with some great fashion photography??

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Love those black & red wedges. Viktor Vauthier, who seems to be plastered all over fashion blogs and whose photos those two are, posts totally unedited photos on his blog. Check it out!

From DazedDigital.com, Hal Sear.

Tim Richardson’s Rotation photos of S/S 09 collections, also from DD… stunning. Slightly 60s psychedelic… sort of…

Tim Richardson photography

A sneak peak at Temperley London’s innovative way to present collections, which will be unveiled February 17th and 18th. Sexy, smoky soldier? Yes please! (I, unfortunately, and much too short to pull it off the way these models do. But hey, that’s what creativity is for!  🙂

OK, moving right along to… drumroll please…

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE SPRING 2009

…aka, yet another breathtakingly gorgeous, stunning, gorgeous Gaultier creation. L O V E.

I love how he combines a very feminine, vintage, traditional look – the sheer lace – with a very edgy, modern, tough look – the sharp, pointed shoulders and the black stripes that create an almost caged effect. Very strong silhouette. Very drool-worthy.

Being the lover of jackets that I am, I love this jacket. (Ha ha.) I love, of course, the black and white, but I also like how it switches from (different directions of) single stripes to intertwine with each other and form plaid at the bottom. Quote possibly more drool-worthy than the previous photo.

More lace + strong silhouette = distinctive flair & very hey-look-at-me-I’m-so-chic-I-can-pull-this-off,-but-so-can-you-because-it’s-just-that-perfect!

…haha, I’m not sure what that means either. But hey, it works.

Mmm, gorgeous, floaty, drapey, sheerness, one-shoulderedness (is that even a word?)

Hello, I’m a huge fan of yours! Ha ha ha! Yay for terrible puns!
But while I question the practicality of this, it is undeniably a wondrous creation. I do like the colours, lime-ish and grey… I’ve been very partial towards grey recently. Hmm.

Oooh, shapes! Love the neckline on this as well as the amazing headpiece AND the gorgeous floatiness on the bottom. And, as always, the black & white.

Shoulders! Beads! Stripes! 80s-esque! Patterns! Shiny!
So, obviously, I want this jacket.  😛

Sort of hearkens back to the 30s, doncha think? (Or maybe that’s just because we’re studying the 30s and the Depression in history… which, as pretty much everyone knows, has a seemingly endless amount of parallels to today’s economic crisis. Although, admittedly, this one isn’t quite so drastic as the last. But I digress.)

Feathers, love. Flapperish, too. Love this one too.

Vamp goth vampire vintage eye-popping garter-wearing beauty. AGH. The headpiece reminds me of Egyptian & Grecian/Roman stuff, for some reason.

All, JP Gaultier Couture // Spring 2009

I don’t know if I’d get married in this, but it is one of the most gorgeous wedding(?) dresses I’ve ever seen in my life.

*scrolls back up, then back down* Yay for ridiculously long posts! Hope you’re enjoying it. (For these long ones, usually it’s just a ton of photos with minimal writing. But hey… what’s wrong with that?)  😉

OK, now for a bit of Versace (Pre-Fall 2009)…

Cute isn’t usually a word that springs to mind when I think of Versace – more often than not it’s classic, elegant, or edgily chic – but this dress is cute. (Sans dominatrix boots, though.)

Nice patterned coat & more wearable shoes. Hmm, black & white again? A major recurring trend, it seems.

Nice fur & wedge knee-highs… love the classic black approach.

Oh look, colour! And a tweed pump… luxe. Love that shade too, feels sort of 60s too.   🙂

Like this… and while I do love the shoe, I thought we were done with gladiator… although that could be seen as a more shield-strap platform. Oh well. It’s pretty sweet either way.

An interesting take on the classic suit… put it in a great sea-blue hue, cut off the skirt, and add a reptile pattern? Versace suit, natch.

All, Versace // Pre-fall 2009

Lovely Grecian goddess (cliche alert!), and I love that colour. So overall, the collection was nice, but nothing too special, I felt. You?

And now may I proudly present…

LANVIN PRE-FALL 2009

“Dark and mysterious and sexy” – 27 Dresses. Not about Lanvin per se, but I thought it applied well. Plus I love that movie to bits. (And James Marsden doesn’t make it any worse! Tee hee.)(There, you’ve seen the very girly side of me. Now it’s locked safely away; back to beautiful clothes.)  😛

Brooding mistress? Damsel in distress?

Draping! And love those wedge boots. Mmmm.

Shiny… in a dark, moody way. But still great. Not a fan (gasp!) of the mustard-yellow bag, though. Sorry.

Fur + gold = fold. I don’t know. I like this pose, it looks like something I’d do  😛

Love the colour, the overlays, and the funky belt thing… and, of course, the shoes!

Glam! But again with the mustard yellow. I feel that it would have been better if the colour had stayed consistent, or they’d used a more toned-down hue… but they’re the ones designing, and I’m here writing about it. Sooo yeah.

All, Lanvin // Pre-fall 2009

!!! Helloooo, prom dress! Ha ha, I wish. I love this photo so much.

Ok, this is getting ridiculously long. But it’s all so gorgeous, I just can’t stop…

Sorry, I’m not going to bother with a LDJ, I think we’ve have enough.
Oh who am I kidding. Here ya go:

Malo // Spring 2009. Love the layered ruffly things.

*sigh* OK, now I’m done.

~ r

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