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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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soliloquy of chaos

classic tweed

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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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Whether it was a girly frock, structured tux or studded leather, black & white was a prominent trend on the Spring ’09 catwalk. They came in all shapes, sizes, and textures; there were shoes, dresses, hats, bags, you name it – it was on there in plain black & white. Classic with a twist? Definitely.

Paul Costelloe // Spring 2009

Givenchy // Spring 2009

Valentino // Spring 2009

YSL // Spring 2009 (note the caged shoes!)

Thakoon // Spring 2009

Chanel // Spring 2009

Christian Lacroix // Spring 2009

Roberto Cavalli // Spring 2009

Ah, there are so many more, if you want to check them out (I suggest you do!)…

Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Dior, Celine, Iceberg, Rodarte, Sonia Rykiel, Narcisco Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, DVF, Marni, Badgley Mischka…

And it’s not just on the runway; fashionistas everywhere have taken to black & white like fish to water, each with their own interpretation.

All photos below from Chictopia.

rainy days...

Chictopian h8nd5

The Ballerina Skirt

Chictopian Ninistyle

a little chuckle

Chictopian barepeppermint

FRINGE AND GOLD

Chictopian vanessadatorre

trem fantasma

Chictopian ninjaintherun

boyfriend's blazer

h8nd5

~ r

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