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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. Ā šŸ™‚

~r

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Just a few looks from Prada

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Fei Fei Sun. I love how rich and luxe this look is, from the fur to the deep chocolately brown of the coat – almost reddish – and the desert beige boot. Mmm.

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Daphe Groeneveld.

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Siri Tollerad.

Not okay:
Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Anabela Belikova. This is an explosion of eurghh. And shiny at that.

Slightly better for some reason – nope, I take that back. Still bizarre and ugly:
Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren.

So other than the bizarre plaids and stripes (which I didn’t even bother including in here because I consider it practically unwearable) and the aforementioned unforgivable sparkles, it was nice. As always, I encourage you to take at look at the rest of the collection yourself.

~ 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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ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sigrid Agren

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Liu Wen

ChloƩ 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 wayĀ  šŸ™‚

Night!Ā Ā  ~ r

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Ah, finally! Someone used “comprise” correctly (as opposed to what people say – ‘is comprised of’ – it should be used like this: China (3, comprising 1 in Hong and 2 in mainland China)” – NYT). So there you have it. Grammar tip of the day.

Back to school today. Of course, it rained on the way home. Good news: not a lot of makeup work (minimal). Bad news: I have to take a Bio test tomorrow. Ag.

I started using Google Chrome (their new web browser) yesterday and it’s already made its way as my main browser. It’s fast. I mean lightning fast. Greased-eel-on-a-marble-floor fast. (Yay for weird analogies?) At any rate, I highly recommend it.

Do you watch the Daily Show?

https://i1.wp.com/www.hollywoodcelebgossips.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/miss-california-2009-carrie-prejean.jpgIt was good yesterday, talking about how outrageous this Miss CA [Carrie Prejean] thing has gotten. Spun out of control, as it were. What was it Donald Trump said? Ah, yes, this gem: “Carrie is totally beautiful and her answer, because of that, took on greater importance. If her beauty really wasn’t so great, nobody really would’ve cared.”
…wha-wha-wha-WHAT? Holy Sweeping Sexism, Batman!

Also: [Jon] “…because apparently the photos would take away from the dignity of the bikini walking competition that she is required to do… Sexy photo SLUT; swimsuit competition ROLE MODEL.” Uh-huh. Yeah. Personally, I think that pageants (which I always manage to spell wrong) are – GENERALLY – sexist. If not that, then they should just be called beauty contests, because what else is there? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not pretending to be an expert on, ermm, pageants, but from what I (and basically the rest of the world, as far as I can tell) see, that’s what it is. You don’t see any average, small-chested, really smart girl up there talking about, say politics, in sweats. Parading around in a bikini – a requirement which is TOTALLY sexist and, hello, transparently a beauty contest, hands down – can be called nothing but a modeling thing. Really.
Here’s the video.

ANYway. On to fashion.

Hmm, just discovered a slight inconvenience using Chrome en lieu of Firefox: no drag-and-drop images. šŸ˜¦

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Ah, another bug – no resizing images in WordPress. Looks like I’ll be posting from Firefox, then…

Kim Noorda:

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What is it with having animals (mainly cats of some type) in editorials lately? The Marchesa one in VOGUE a few months back comes to mind immediately, along with a few random shots I’ve stumbled across online…

Sigrid Agren

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The river cold

hit the road

Purple Cape

cuff necklace and gathered mini dress

loosen

maxi dress!!

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Did you know that the Grateful Dead got their name whilst playing a rousing game of “dictionary”?
…ah, the wonders of Wikipedia.

~r

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soliloquy of chaos

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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

AbaetƩ Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

AbaetƩ Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Calvin Klein // Spring 2009

Calvin Klein Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Calvin Klein Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Chloe

ChloƩ Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

ChloƩ Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

ChloƩ Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Sophie Srej.

ChloƩ 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.Ā  šŸ™‚

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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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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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.

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren. Big coat, loose trousers.

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Taryn Davidson. Coat.

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn. This one, I like. Shoe:

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Hmm. The shoe, I like.

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Jagodzinska. Blech, overextended stripes?

ChloƩ 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.

ChloƩ Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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

ChloƩ 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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