I'm really loving the white tweed looks from the Chanel SS'10 show.... Something about them feels very demure, innocent almost, somehow, but with a sophistication in the Marie Antoinette references. They're looks for spring, but I feel they could be a very nice look for this winter; a crisp white tweed or boucle jacket over a party dress or with nice trousers...
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It was a highly anticipated show -- Phoebe Philo's return (well, after a smaller debut resort collection of basics). And to me these clothes are perfect simplicity. Leather t-shirts, shrugs, and skirts; trench coat meets shirt dresses; crisp white blouses and billowing khaki pants and jackets. The select use of stronger color is exquisite as well -- teals and dark blues that complement the neutrals perfectly.
Expectations were high, but Phoebe Philo didn't disappoint.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I always love a graphic pattern -- particularly a strong one using black. I have to be careful when shopping because that's what I'm always drawn to, and you don't want your entire closet to be filled with stripes! But it came as no surprise to me that these were my favorite looks from the Viktor and Rolf spring show. I love how they took the lines of a tuxedo lapel and made them abstract forms on dresses and drapey jackets.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
1. leather jacket 2. slouchy pocket tee, sleeves rolled
3. oversize clutch 4. leopard print, in darker colors
5. studs, grommets, or spikes
6. christopher kane predator prints
(get nearly identical looks from his designer line from his collection at Topshop, just $125)
8. over the
(or faux the look
and over the knee
9. spectators/oxford shoes
with a skirt or shorts
10. do none of the above (haven't you heard, even Carine Roitfeld has gone preppy)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I saw some of the bracelets from Giles and Brother in a magazine today and was transfixed: I love how they blend utilitarian and historical objects -- railway spikes, horseshoes, nuts and bolts -- with other equestrian details like hoofs and tied leather. So modern and nostalgic. And many of the designs can be personalized for free! Definitely worth checking out.