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Hey all, happy Pi day! (3.14)

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(Ever had pumpkin pie ice cream? It’s heavenly)

The end of fashion week has left us all in a stupor of sorts – we’re all wandering around with a dazed look in our eyes, Starbucks in hand, hair in a perfectly mussed bun, with visions of thigh-high boots, sparkling minis, and outrageous gowns dancing in our heads. Aftershock of sorts; like PTSD for fashion addicts (PFWS: Post Fashion Week Syndrome). In the wake of FW, I still have a few bits to catch up on, namely…

WUNDERKIND, whose collection was highly geometric and visionary and… cool.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Iris Strubegger

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karolin Wolter. Pointy shoulders + gold + structured skirt + ribby leggings.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Constance Jablonski. Hehehe, I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this hat. It reminds me of Gonzo in The Muppets’ Christmas Carol…

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Sorry for the crap picture – it was tiny & needed enlarging. Gonzo (left) and Rizzo (right) sporting perfectly worn-in top hats. So the Wunderkind hat is more like a Lincoln hat.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Myf  Shepard. A cross between something from a circus and a classic English trench… paired with jockey gloves…

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Amanda Laine. Adding some blue into the mixture there…

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Deer-printed dress and a floppy hat.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova. More foresty-themed clothes. (Bambi, anyone? Actually, animals have been popping up all over the runways this season:

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Minimarket, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, and Erin Fetherston.

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Rickard Lindqvist, Erin Fetherston, Louis Vuitton, Minimarket. Images from Refinery29.

Righto, back to Wunderkind.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hanne Gaby Odiele. Foresty colours now, while retaining those jester tights.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ali Stephens. Cheetah fierce! Haha idk. Love that bag… actually this whole look has caught my eye for some reason. (The feline on the dress, perhaps?) This sort of takes an all-grey look to a whole new level. (The level of ridiculously cool & chic, yet wearable… for a brave soul…)

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karolin Wolter. More colour here, still forest + circus.

Wunderkind Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Irina Kulikova. This print reminds me not only of clowns and jesters, but also Alice in Wonderland for some reason. The crazy, slightly distorted checks… hmm. Either that or the wallpaper in some little kid’s playroom. Maybe the carpet.

Ouais… definitely a more eclectic collection, and maybe an acquired taste… but it’s made it onto my List pour la saison. Bravo!

Et maitenent pour les choses aleatoire…

J’ai regardee les films des 1960s… et je reflechis sur les ans. Il a ete un tres bon deacde (haha yay pour Franglais!) Sorry.

I watched some movies from the 60’s, and it’s got me thinking… the 60’s were such a cool time. The clothes (well, mostly – those plaid pants the guys wore, shudder… my dad commented, as we watched a dance scene, “Hey, I had a pair of those!” *cringe* Thanks, dad.) were cool – I love that mod look, except you have to be a twig (hello, Twiggy!) to pull them off. Watching the Twiggy look-alikes run around in short, mod shift dresses with their pixie cuts made me feel oh-so-huge and frumpy. 😛

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Ah, the 60’s…

Wouldn’t you like to be here?

Bled Island, Slovenia

The 99 steps at St Mary’s Church on Bled Island, Slovenia. [via TheMoment blog]
I so want to take a year – or two or three – off and just go places. Europe, Asia, Australia… I’m running out of continents, because – while it’d be cool – I’m not sure I’d really want to go to Antarctica. But yeah. Not just go on a whirlwind tour of Europe – a few weeks – but really spend time in each place, get to know the city (or rural town, I don’t really mind) and really get the feel of the culture. I know, I know, America’s supposed to be the Great Melting Pot, but it just doesn’t have the long history or rich cultural heritage of England or France or Spain, etc… Lord knows how many memory cards I’d need!

Anyway…
A cool look outside Gareth Pugh. Rick Owens coat

At Gareth Pugh, F/W 2009

Via StreetPeeper.

Ah, this is turning out to be one of those long, ramblingly random posts. Sorry if it bothers you. Although, hey – I’ve just realised I’ve run out of things (for now).

Ciao!

~ r

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This one cool dress. Roland Mouret.

Roland Mouret Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hanna Rundlof.

Sorry for the brevity, but I have a band competition tomorrow and I need sleep.  Guten nacht  🙂

~ r

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Just short. Ruched, colourful, decadent 80’s-muses themed.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Katie Fogarty

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Raquel Zimmerman

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Inna Pilipenko

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anya Kazakova

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Liu Wen

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ah, the shoe!

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

I like the blue better.

Mmmmm.

~ r

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Start with a cool coat from RM:

Roland Mouret Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn.

MIU MIU

Miu Miu Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ginta Lapina.

LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Meghan Collison. Playboy-bunny-esque ears?

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tanya Dziahileva – plum, puffy, & ruched.  🙂

Ah, fashion week is over – really, fashion month. I’ll have to readjust to, you know, coming up with my own posts… hmm. That’s ok, I’ve got a list… Now I can focus on… spring! The season we’re really in; what a novel idea. Woot! 😛

Look du jour:

Hussein Chalayan Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hussein Chalayan // Spring 2009 RTW. Oxana Bondarenko. So cool.

~ r

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As surprising as it may be, Chloe didn’t… ooh or ahhhh me. I think it was partially because the colours are just so… blah. Actually, I almost didn’t do a post on it. But hey, why not.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren. Big coat, loose trousers.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Taryn Davidson. Coat.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn. This one, I like. Shoe:

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hmm. The shoe, I like.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Elsa Sylvan. Dum dee dum dee dum… Nudish ruffles on a midnightish jacket, nice.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska. Blech, overextended stripes?

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss. Ah, this I like… not sure why, though. If it didn’t have the faux-pocket things on her boobs, it’d be pretty great.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sophie Srej. Ah ha! This I really like! Ruchey, tied, with a bolt of blue in the bag.

Chloé Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren.

Hmm, ok I’m done. Form your own opinions, mine’s been made.

~ r

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Collette’s simple-yet-sexy line took  traditional/classic English looks (sort of) and revamped them, adding ruffles, lace, and sheerness to create a definitive feminine air without being overtly sexy. I was really glad to see that she didn’t just reach into the hat and grab a handful of 80’s trends that loads of other designers seem to have grabbed at; nary a huge/furry/pouffy sleeve or shoulder to be seen (ok, so there were a few – but much more subdued than most!), a singular one-shouldered dress stood out, sheerness and lace were used just right, and – although she did stick to a darker palette of colours – her hues hit just the right notes, when taken into context, to create a very un-Depression-y line. It’s definitely much more wearable than a good percentage of other deisgners’, and that’s key in  this economy (agh – how many times have I heard that??)

Anyway, enough talk – let’s move on to the clothes!

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Iaryn. Mmmm, coat. It looks so warm and plushy.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Simple and gloriously chic – understated, but a stand-out dress. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. See? The lace isn’t overused, but rather worked gently in with the rest of the dress – it’s not so much the focus as a part contributing to the whole effect. That‘s how I like it.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Queeny van der Zande. Classic coat with a bit of a metallic sheen.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Iaryn. Simple black dress, complete with pockets and open neck.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Emma Maclaren. Just the teensiest touch of 80’s here – barely noticable. I didn’t until just now.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Shimmer, shimmer, shine little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer… (I think that’s how it goes._ Just a girly neckline, I always thought.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

More lace used right! (OK, so there’s not really a definitive “right” way to use lace. I think, though, in this collection it really works well with the garments already; it doesn’t look forced at all.)

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Queeny. Ok, a bit more 80’s.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Loads of lace! And… epaulettes? Shoulder pads? Hmm. I still like it, though.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Long, black, and draped.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ah, timeless. The cascading jewels are nice.

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Collette Dinnigan Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Marlena Szoka. So… gorgeous… can’t… breathe… It’s a whole different level of gorgeousness than, say, Galliano. While his amazing Russian line was, well, amazing, it is utterly unwearable (for us normal folks, and even most at the top of the fashion pyramid). This, however, is wearable. Workable. Streetable. Whatever you call it. Tulle and a reptilian blazer and a belt… all pieces that could work apart or be thrown together for a night out (somewhere fantastic, I’m sure).

Look du jour:

Coco Rocha in her own “fireman’s hat” – read her blog for the story. C’est amuse.

~ r

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Can it be? Fashion Week is over? *heart-wrenching sob*
Actually I’m ok with that. But anyway: Hermes, Galliano, & Elie Saab.

HERMES featured an aviator theme, which was a refreshing breeze (ha ha, get it? Aviator? Breeze? ….. never mind.)

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Raquel Zimmerman. I love the runway itself!

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova.

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly.

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hannelore Knuts.

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Heidi Mount.

Hermès Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tatjana Patitz.

So yeah. A bit of Eskimo-esque-ness at the end there. Now for the glorious Galliano!
Very Russian, very winter-wonderland-y. Very very very gorgeous, it seems to bare the essence of Fashion itself. The amazing clothes were accented by an almost fairytale setting and a dusting of snow, perfectly complementing each other. Dark, luxe colours and fabrics mixed with a few bright looks – a red minidress (complete with lampshade skirt) and a brightish blue coat and dress stood out amongst the throngs of gentle grey coats, white sheer loose leggings, and hugely accented corsets and skirts. The shoes – oh, the shoes! – pompom’ed, platformed, tall, and cool. Ridicuously ornate and embellished headdresses and necklaces and chains were flaunted throughout, echoing traditional Russian decoration.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maryna Linchuk.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Raquel Zimmerman.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Irina Kulikova.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anja Rubik.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anabela Belikova.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Olga Sherer.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Georgina Stojilkovic.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ksenia Kahnovich.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jessica Stam.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Viviane Orth.

John Galliano Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Space pirate? John Galliano.

A truly gorgeous line – while it’s not really wearable per se, it really is… just…. wow-inspiring. The shoes are fun, too – perhaps one of the few really wearable pieces in the whole thing. That, and maybe… umm… the necklaces?
AHH who cares? It’s brilliant and gorgeous and we love it. So there.

Moving on to Elie Saab!

Following many of the trends, the line encompassed neutrals and sheers, bold shoulders and one-shouldered straps. It gave off an air of “cool, calm, collected, and crisp”, due to the subdued hues (pale seafoam green gowns, light grey dresses, black coats, and a few light blue numbers – all interspersed between white, white, white) and the minimalist display.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jessica Stam – the new Michael Jackson? (Look at the glove…)

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Selezneva. More furry arms? (see D&G’s pink gorilla arms)

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Coco Rocha in a feathered (?) cape and under that stunning hair. Agh. I want to go redhead (but that would look ridiculous).

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Simple & minimalist grey dress.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yasminka Muratovich. Not quite so simple… very D&Gesque shoulders. I like it though; the lace is nice. It’d be better without the monster arms.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Constance Jablonski. Sky blue, not really a colour we’ve seen much on the runways recently… good! Sky blue: not just for spring anymore!

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Georgina Stojilkovic (one of my new favourites!) in electric blue. Love this colour – the neckline & shoulders are good too. Who else had that kind… agh.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Michela Kocianova. The jacket on this looks almost like the top half of a kimono.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Beautiful on Belle, more electric blue!

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tatyana Usova. Aaggghhh this is such a gorgeous shade, especially on her skin! And wearable, too. Very Grecian Goddess-y.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Georgina again. Gorgeous crystall-y crisscross & sheer floaty gown.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova. Striking silhouette… and I should figure out how to get my hair to do that…

Nothing too wild, but still simply (literally) gorgeous.

Look(s) du jour:

Kenzo Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Irina Kulikova. Duuuude, that’s sweet. More!

Kenzo Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Jourdan Dunn.

Kenzo Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Inna Pilipenko. Hehe, furry shoes!

With more homage to Mother Russia, Kenzo // Fall 2009.

~ r

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