I dig the soft sorbet palette of spring 2012, but I must admit I'm not a pastel kinda gal. I am just now making a real effort to break out of my all black everything wardrobe... I think pastel's summon a certain type of woman; a sugar and spice and everything nice kind of a girl. I'm more of a liquorice, and rum, and dance to the beat of my drum kind of a girl (yes, I just made that up lol). I could never pull it off. The one article of clothing I do own in a softer shade is my beloved pink pouf. It's a darling full midi skirt that I plan on pairing with a bralet of sorts this spring. You know we liquorice girls have to find some way to slut up an outfit.
I'll admit I'm having a full on nineties moment. I realize it's the least appreciated decade, but I would be lying if I said I hated it. I was born in the late mid eighties, but I consider myself a nineties kid. I didn't really get a chance to experience nineties fashion at an age where I was able to purchase my own clothes, so blame it. I imagine being twenty...something at the height of the supermodel, and taking all of my cues from Naomi & Kate.I imagine hauling my backpack purse to countless ATCQ shows and music fests, and pissing my neighbors off as I blastAll I Wanna Do for the umpteenth time on a Friday evening. The Life...
3.1 Phillip Lim
The Spring 2012 collections were filled with small nods to the nineties. Designer Phillip Lim said, "I'm a child of the nineties. Your references are what you grew up with." While I'd like to forgetJNCO jeans ,and scrunchies count me in for nineties chic minimalism a la CK and sexy, sleek dresses reminiscent of the late great Gianni Versace.
I guess I can halt the production on that time machine. For Now...
Aside from having light sensitive eyes, sunnies are essential to my everyday ensemble. They are the one accessory that I will go home to retrieve if ever forgotten. But not any frame will do; I have penchant for exaggerated cat eye sunnies. I have been rocking them for a couple of seasons now, but it seems they have really caught on with the everyday woman (antifash speaking). Although I would like to splurge on this pair and that pair,I also enjoy eating more than just Ramen noodles every meal. The appetite always seems to win.
You can find most of these sunnies at ASOS.com, with the exception of the top and bottom right pair (links provided).
As we know high fashion is often inspired by street style, and vice versa. I've realized over the years that the mix between the two is what I fancy the most about fashion. It's something that not too many people understand enough to execute properly. I guess it's why I love both of the beanies featured here. The first one was seen in the Jil Sander Spring 2012 collection, and has since been mastered by every DIY fashion blog for well under the $440.00 asking price. I love a veil on anything, so count me in. The second beanie is by street wear brand SSUR. I typically don't like this type of play on brand namesbecause I think it's stupid and unoriginal; simple enough explanation. I do, however, really dig this beanie. It is the perfect example of high fashion inspired street style, and has become increasingly popular since being spotted on rapper A$AP Rockyin 2011.
While some of you are nose deep in50 shades of grey (side-eye), I'm looking to join the book club that hosts the likes of Shala Monroque, and Natalie Portman. Well it isn't a book club per se, but a type of handbag that binds them (Ha ha I'm here all night). These small bags are made to resemble classic book covers.
Designer Olympia Le-Tan produces 16 of each bag, making this book club of sorts very exclusive.
I have been obsessing over both these items by Christopher Kane for a while now. I had the dress in my office for a couple of months, but it was sadly taken away earlier this week. At first sight I thought it registered Lil Kim circa 1999 which I happen to enjoy, just not my personal style. I watched as it was styled with different pieces and it really became this wonderful dress that I could totally see myself rocking. I'm a sucker for a long sleeve dress that hits right below the knee, It seems to be a silhouette that works well for my body. The dress touches on a trend that's been holding on for the past few seasons; peek-a-boo lace. I think it can be hot if executed properly. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable without a slip underneath, but I'm sure someone would go for the gold and rock it butt ball naked. I just hope she is paid handsomely. The dress alone commands at least a grand...
The bag reminds me of those super cool folders I loved so much in the 2nd grade. I want to collect them all.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the Mercury Retrograde(click on the link if you are unfamiliar) which sort of means clumsy and accident prone people like myself will be even more clumsy and accident prone, and the rest of you will just be the first degree of clumsy and accident prone, follow? I was supposed to complete and present a DIY project here in a couple of weeks but yeah, I think I'll wait until the retrograde is over (4/4). I just don't want to risk chopping my arm off or anything in the process. I've been wanting to do this for the past 3 months, I just never had the time or nerve. Imagine....
Gotta love flash cards. I'm excited to see how the shoes turn out.
They won't have the fabulous cape like the Simona, so like the true math wiz I am I forgot a step (yikes!). I hope it doesn't make too much of a difference ;-)
I'm a huge fan of Delfina's pieces, but my pockets just aren't deep enough to put a purchase on anything... Yet. I copped a couple of the ASOS gold rings over the weekend, and I am excited to see how they look!
As a girl who doesn't pack so light I'm not sure what I could squeeze into these itty bitty Chanel bags. I adore the metallic backpack which begs the question, are the back pouches back? I've been rocking this Gucci one on bike rides, but I wouldn't mind downsizing to one of these, gifted of course lol.
View the entire Chanel Fall 2012 collection + these bags at Style.com
Stella McCartney's Fall 2012 show was filled with fabulous cobalt blue threads, but the clothes weren't the only thing in the cool hue. Famed makeup artist Pat McGrath coated the models lashes with blue mascara to follow suit. The rest of the face was kept neutral, allowing the eyes/lashes to really be the focal point. As a lady who likes to keep a simple face, I think these lashes are a perfect way to add a wow element without having to really change the makeup routine. Count me in on this trend.
View the Stella Fall 2012 collection + more of the blue beauty's at Style.com
Yesterday was Rapper/Producer Kanye West's second presentation since debuting his self titled clothing line in 2011. The star studded show took place at La Halle Freyssinet, the same venue where fashion heavyweight Alber Elbaz celebrated his 10 year anniversary with the House of Lanvin days prior.
In the music world Kanye is at the top of his game. He successfully crossed over from being a hit making producer to a lucrative recording artist, and he paid his dues. I'm not sure why Ye's approach to fashion hasn't been as humble. To hold your second fashion show ever in the same venue as on of the most celebrated designers of today is a bit ambitious, considering the lone 20 looks that went down the runway. While this collection was a step up from last season, it seemed a bit contrived. Perhaps he should scale back and hone his skills, or "crawl for you ball" if you will. The clothes will thank him for it.
View the entire Kanye West Fall 2012 collection at Style.com
Former YSL creative director Stefano Pilati's last presentation was today. Over the years he has produced stunning collections for the fashion house, and I have mixed emotions about his departure... While I am a bit put off by the news, I am also very curious and excited to see what lies ahead for both the legendary brand, and Stefano.
View the entire Fall 2012 YSL collection and more of Mr. Pilati's work at Style.com
The super duo followed up their über cool Pre-Fall presentation with a Fall 2012 assortment that is equally as cool. The theme of this collection was interiors, but I can't imagine anyone wanting to lounge around the house with clothes as fabulous as these. These are threads you want to get out and been seen in.
Looks I Love:
Call out: New tweed
View the entire Kenzo Fall 2012 collection at Style.com