Happy New Years Eve! Comment.
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Songo Romantico by Javier Vallhonrat. The funny thing about my inspirational photos are that most don't have to do with clothing, but a concept; a feeling, a vibe. Each time I look at this picture the model screams different emotions at me: fear, shock, danger, confusion. A stunning shot.
With Christmas only three days away, today I started to look (more like hunt) for my presents. Although I was not successful in finding much, I hit the jackpot in my parent's closet. How predictable. This is what I found:
Chronicles of Never Cubist Pendant. For some odd reason it appeals to me, even if it only is a disgustingly overpriced cube. If you read the previous post, I see all their work as a piece to a mysterious puzzle. Fascinating.
I love to draw so Prismacolor Colored Pencils are a must-have.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lovely Satchel. I needed a neutral bag to wear with prints, so this was an excellent find. It's so wonderful and I found it on sale for $250.00! Okay, it's not pocket change, but it was $100.00 off at an insane Nordstrom sale!
I am convinced Phillip Lim is an all-knowing fashion GOD sent from above... I just know it. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pleated Trapeze Dress.
No, this is not some sick advertisement. I found a 4Play Gift Certificate... my favorite store to shop in. If you live in New York, you are seriously depriving yourself if you don't go and visit 4Play at least once a month.
Cheap Monday Dry Black Skinnies. They are my absolute guilty pleasure with a pair of pumps.
Along with these I also found gift certificates to numerous vintage shops over here in New York. Yum.
So what did you find? What do you know you're getting?
People Eater Purple Track Pant. Pocket Singlet and Neo Shoes.
Stripe Gusset singlet and People Eaters Purple Track Pant. Chronicles of Never Ring and Bracelet.
Cotton Blazer with Double Diamond Cotton Trousers.
White Pocket Singlet and Double Diamond Crotch Wool Pant.
Double Scarf over Joker Vest. Extra long hooded shirt; X Long Hood.
So what does it say that's getting so much attention? The answer is, "Material Luxuries". Okay, okay... I think a lot more people would get the point if the tote itself was cheap (being it would knock designer goods), but that is not the case. This tote is a whopping $145.00.
Want to get one? Well good luck! Right now only 50 are out and only available through a "special source", and unfortunately, Ms. Spade isn't putting out many more. But a thousand or so of these special totes will be released later this month on here website, www.katespade.com .
What do you think? Would you pay that money?
So what are your opinions?
The idea of waking up, putting on a pair of my favorite pumps or flats, and walking out the door truly appeals to me. Well of course you can't do that exactly, but designers these days are making it easier and easier to have it feel that way. We introduce to you lingerie inspired wear.
Fleur Wood Lace Neck Yoke Tunic.
Fleur Wood Talisha Dress.
Sophie Simmons Colette Shorts.
Sophie Simmons Samantha Romper.
I browsed the S/S '08 lines once again today (for the 1,000,000th time) hoping to find a glimmer of hope; possible lines that I could come on here and rave about within the next week... but only a few could be found.
So what did I see that I was not particularly fond of? Well, firstoff the lack of color. I like to take risks with my clothing and not many pieces from the lines I viewed showed any exciting colors that jumped off my computer screen. Second, the theme of this runway season seems to be "Greco-Roman" attire, which I despise even more. The togo looks aren't doing anything for me.
But don't get me wrong, some lines were absolutely INCREDIBLE a.k.a. Proenza Schouler, Vena Cava, Hermes, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Anna Sui (just to name a few). I guess I'm going to have to stick to my own inspiration this season instead of looking to the runways. I hope as more Pre Fall lines come out, I'll be a little more satisfied.
So what were your thoughts on this season's Spring/Summer lines? Whose did you love? Hate?
So what do you think?
The jumper in this shot is wonderful. Although you cannot see in this photo, it has a split-leg and quite thick straps. I even love the color. The next element is the jacket, which I absolutely love. Although it is leather, it isn't motorcycle grunge, and that's quite important; it's not over-the-top. Although they aren't very visible in this shot, the shoes are incredible. While from this photograph they look like quite the mannish shoe, that is not the case. It has a lot of cute perforations that ease down the masculinity.
Now I must admit I don't like these pieces together, but as separates they can look incredible. Let's start with the top. If we untie it, I think it would be much more desirable. I love the color; and although you cannot notice, the sleeves are stitched at that length. I love the skirt, but in fact, I love all skirts like it. What can I say? Matted-neon skirts are my calling. The way it pleats in the middle is wonderful. The bag is quite an interesting shape as well. Although I do have to say, I'm not too crazy for the shoes. But all in all, it's a great look.
I'm going to start right off by saying I do not like the pants. The color is ugly to me, and reminds me more of a western/cowboy look than designer wear. But that blouse is gorgeous, and I love the blue hue. What's interesting about the top is they didn't overdo the ruffles like many designers usually do. The ruffles only appear in the middle. Now these shoes I like. You don't get a good look at them, but they are some amazing metallic. Beautiful.
Rocks the simple looks. (Pictured with Medium Bianca Botkier)
Okay, I am never loving the infamous tacky in-and-out bra straps, but I do have to say, I am loving the sunnies.
I think what people love most about Wino's style is her ability to look killer in something as simple as a black tank... might I say minus the bra straps once again.
But along with her casual threads, I also love the dressy atire as well. That dress is flawless (yes, it's lingerie-inspired wear).
Want to dress like Amy? These are the essentials... and quite inexpensive ones may I add.
Well aside from the clothing, I know there are people that will be asking about the famous beehive 'do. Do I like it? Yes; as a matter of fact, it suits Amy quite well. But that does that mean you should be trying to pull off the famous look? No. A word to the wise...
This is my favorite look from the whole collection. As we can see, the layering was a major style guideline at all shows, but I do think Proenza Schouler played it best. While other designers paired the same colors together, Proenza Schouler tried a different approach: combining a neutral, a standout, a black (shoes, people!) and white. This is the color combination for the season (or the next!). Although you cannot quite see in this picture, the white blouse is ruffled. This.is.flawless.
Military chic was also running on and off the Proenza Schouler runway. Once again, we see heavy layering. Although I would never wear the vest because it's not really my style, I would just love to see that dress underneath in a size 0. The color is gorgeous. Many thought it was out last year, but I'm starting to realize the belt-over-shirt look is not so passe. Applique will also be very big next season, and this can be seen through the vest. I adore how they placed a white button-down shirt underneath. Simplistic, yet pleasing.