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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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The high today is 93. NINETY-FRICKEN-THREE. With 80% humidity. So not running. (I’ll bike, though). Yesterday was a warm one as well – 85.

Thankfully, god invented watermelon, the wonderfullest melon of them all!

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Emma Watson in Teen Vogue. I can’t wait to get the issue, I checked out the editorial online and love it!


YSL.


svelenta lazareva // russh magazine


I actually like this look (Taylor Mormsen). Well, the dress, anyway.

audra callo

the sart

JAK&JIL. I like the dress of the woman walking next to the girl in the yellow shirt.

Phhhwwaaaaaa. Off to study French and otherwise occupy myself, seeing as I am still unemployed… aghh.

~ r

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Mmm, yeah. Once more, F21 has ripped off a hit item.

F21, $27

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beachy

soliloquy of chaos

classic tweed

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Joseph Font.

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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

/* end Spring 2009 runway looks */

/* 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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YSL, like so many other fall lines, was monochrome and dark – but not necessarily depressing and recession-y. Pilati took the classic moto jacket and revamped it, amping it up a bit; realistic streetwear was rampant. Yay!

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Moulded leather trench, delish.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Kim Noorda. Big ruffles!

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kharlaponova.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Constance Jablonski. Love this.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Caroline Trentini. Deep V.

At Stella McCartney, we were treated to not only the miniscule-heeled vegan thigh-highs (!), but mini-trenches that doubled as dresses, part of her move – seemingly – towards a more refined look, as opposed to the sportier look of previous collections.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Natasha Poly. Big knits, vegan boots big hits. Belt.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Freja Beha Erichsen.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lily Donaldson.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Maryna Linchuk. Burst of blue! Metallic jacket as well.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren. Classic Blazer. Not Sure Why I Capitalized That.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Sasha Pivovarova. Turquoisey & sheer.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Ali Stephens. Love the sheer, but the sunbursty slices are a bit too risque pour moi.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Eniko Mihalik. Love this. Sexy but feminine & girly at the same time.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Catherine McNeil. Shiny!

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Raquel Zimmerman. Big! Shiny(ish)! 80s(ish)(sort of). While I’m not convinced of its wearability, I love this coat.  😛

VIKTOR & ROLF were clear on their theme: theatre. With the models sporting white mask-like makeup and draping abounding (somewhat resembling theatre curtains, perhaps?), you were transported to a stage with Roman sculptures – another influence (draping) – and presented with look after look, a large number of which could easily be swapped from the runway to an event.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Enika Mihalik. Grey trench with ruffles, ruffles everywhere!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Such a sweet trome l’oeil coat. Texture!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Just your basic pant & sheer top – draped shoulders & sleeves, of course.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Liu Wen.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anne Vyalitsnya.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss. Beautifully draped copper dress. And boots to match!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

(same look)

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Draped, metallic copper and a sheer pink blouse.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Iekeliene Stange. Blush suit – love the lapel!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Anne Vyalitsnya again. Love the embellished pants with the draped & sheer top.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Liya Kebede. Statuesque, draped, & colourblocked skirt. Aaagh, so gorgeous!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Karlie Kloss. Corset top, spiky & sculpted skirt.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Tanya Dziahileva. Love, love, LOVE the skirt.

Well, with this collection, Vik & Rolf have convinced me to add them to my List.  😀

Look du jour:

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Crazy sculpted & cut & wavy jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo // Fall 2009. Vlada Roslykova.

Arrivederci,
~ r

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Not just for World War I anymore! Actually, trenchcoats have been a staple of both men’s and women’s wardrobes since WWI; their classic style combined with the newest trends and patterns makes them last through every decade.

Multiple designers have been featuring trenches in their Fall ’08, Spring ’09, and Pre-Fall ’09 collections… Burberry, of course – trenches are sort of synonymous with Burberry at this point. YSL had their black mesh trench (a steal at $25,000!).

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

YSL // Spring 2009

Boy by Band of Outsiders Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Boy by Band of Outsiders // Spring 2009. A basic trench.

Christian Lacroix Pre-Fall 2009

Christian Lacroix // Pre-Fall 2009. Gorgeous, especially with that COLLAR underneath… Love this one!

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Burberry // Spring 2009. [Model, 2nd photo: Ali Michael] Love the rumpled ombre trench. Love Burberry in general.

Moschino Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Moschino // Spring 2009. Love the white trench with a giant black bow.

Paul Smith Women Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Paul Smith Women // Spring 2009. I don’t know if it’s actually a trench, but it’s great, especially with that hat/hood?

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Vivienne Westwood // Spring 2009. A little more goth-grunge, but I like it.

Nicole Miller Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Nicole Miller // Spring 2009. Love this light grey trench… and the dress under it!

Givenchy Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Givenchy // Spring 2009. Again, a more grunge-rock feel… but insanely gorgeous. Ah, Givenchy, je t’aime!

Lacoste Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Lacoste // Spring 2009. Not sure how I feel about this one – it’s sort of bathrobe-ish, especially with that turban/towel…

Thakoon Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Thakoon // Spring 2009. Good basic trench.

Great for spring… I’m looking forward to finding my perfect trench(es?!?) and wearing them until June.  🙂

Look du jour:

Thakoon Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Thakoon // Spring 2009.

~ r


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Mod – style from London in the 50’s and 60’s, US 60’s – was great while it lasted. Then we moved on, never looking back.

Or not.

In the late 70’s there was a “mod revival” : you saw people once again whizzing around on Vespas, their short hair not really blowing in the wind (though their fake eyelashes might be), their bright colours stopping traffic.

Let’s take a look at THEN, LATER THEN, and NOW, shall we?

THEN: 1950’s & 1960’s

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Love this minidress – next time I’m thrifting, that’s one of my goals.

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Streets like this in the 60’s – particularly the iconic Carnaby Street – were where the mod revolution truly began. Little boutiques with new designers popped up left and right, with nightclubs like The Scene, The Flamingo, and the Marquee squished between them. Amp was The Drug; however, it wasn’t made illegal in the UK until 1964. It was viewed as a positive stimulant rather than a dibilating drug like pot or heroin; young mods used it was a way to go clubbing all hours of the night. One newspaper reported “mobs of mods emerging from the club at 5 a.m. with dilated pupils.” Just to give you an idea of the lifestyle.

Celebrities and icons of the time, easy: Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, and (drumroll please!) Twiggy.

Edie, Warhol’s muse, became famous for her style as well as being incorporated into W’s work.

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Love the leotard + pearl necklaces, add that to my “Looks to Try” list…

Twiggy: everybody’s favourite supermodel in the 60s. Make that the only supermodel in the 60s. But that doesn’t make her any less amazing. She is the one who singlehandedly brought about a new kind of model:  lean, long, and lithe. And sticklike. And, of course, breathtakingly gorgeous.

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Twiggy

Then, in 1979, it was back in full swing (ha ha… Swingin’ 60’s? Eh? Eh? *sigh*. Anyway…)

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60’s od & punk rock bands were The Big Thing. There were tons of random little UK or UK-esque bands that would pop up, have their 15 minutes of fame, then sink back down into oblivion. Or, in the case of The Jam or Purple Heats (the code for amp, back in the day), they’d stick around for a while yet.

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The Who‘s Quadrophenia album-turned-film was very popular.

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The Jam.

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Standard mod punk-rock band of the 60s revival.

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Smart suits, and in step.

MOD NOW: revival, version 2.0

On the runway:

Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Christian Dior, Chanel, McQueen.

Balenciaga, Chanel, Stella McCarteny. Eley Kishimoto.

Dior hat, Ana Sui Boot. Musn’t forget accessories!

Armand Basi // Fall 2008

Classic 60’s black&white. Trend Les Copains // Fall 2008

Christian Dior // Fall 2008

Emilio Pucci // Fall 2008

Another staple of the 60’s – the mod minidress. Aquascutum // Fall 2008.

Wow, this is a ridiculously long post. Hope you enjoyed it  🙂

Oh, our LDJ:

YSL // Spring 2006

ciao!

~ r

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