28/11/2010 § Leave a comment
28/11/2010 § 2 Comments
I wonder if there will ever be a popstar that influences fashion for me as much as Katy Perry.
Combining my favourite Hollywood 40’s styles with a fun, rocky edge; Katy shows she can wear just about anything.
23/11/2010 § Leave a comment
After being highly disappointed with the Lanvin for H&M collection, I had higher hopes for Valentino’s effort with Gap.
When I think of Valentino I, like everyone else, think of red. Red ruffled gowns. So the thought of a collaboration with a basic high street chain gathered some interest. What could they possibly produce?
They produced this.
A seven piece capsule collection featuring a green army parka, some interesting cargo pants, a few coloured polo-necks and a leather skirt.
I’m not sure what to say about it. Except that at least Lanvin had variety. This is nothing special and the only thing that makes it Valentino are the ruffles.
I look forward to Chanel’s collaboration with Mothercare.
23/11/2010 § 2 Comments
It got leaked early and while most fashion blogs are receiving letters to remove the photos i managed to save a few!
Here it is; photographed by Steven Meisel.
19/11/2010 § Leave a comment
It’s disappointing when you look at an anticipated collection and find three ‘wearable’ things in it.
That’s exactly how I’m feeling about Lanvin’s first collection for H&M. Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor and Rolf, Matthew Williamson and Jimmy Choo, Lanvin is this year’s Guest Designer.
And my least favourite.
When I think of Lanvin, I think of expensive satin ruffles on long sweeping dresses, embellishments and unique necklines.
The ruffles and necklines are there but on unusually tacky looking fabrics and not so special looking dresses. It understandable that the materials would not be of couture standards but frayed edges on a cocktail dress?! It simply looks cheap.
What makes this even more saddening is the fact that the menswear collection is impeccable. Trenchcoats, bow-ties and crisp shirts; looking more expensive than womenswear alltogether. Typical of what Alber Elbaz would wear himself.
Here are the only three pieces I liked.
And the H&M Lanvin 2010 collection
14/11/2010 § Leave a comment
Marc Jacobs apparent inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2011 collection and I cannot rave about this anymore. The colours, the fabrics, the hairstyles; this is my favourite collection of the whole season and I cannot wait to see it photographed for his next campaigns!
Every outfit looks as if it were stolen from Studio 54 and teleported to his showrooms for display in the New York Fashion Week. The collection featured sheer voluminous silk gowns, patent clutch bags, tight knitted bandeau tops and huge decorative hair pieces in burnt sienna, mauve and rasberry shades. The models had crimped, frizzed out hair and a make up palette of burgundy lips and blacked out eyes; with that obvious hint of Seventies glitter.
For the first time, I’m starting to see the appeal with corsages.
Jacobs also showed a beautiful selection of couture style dresses in a shimmering creped black and gold.
Every season, he never fails to impress.
PS. The satin pink dungarees made dungarees completely acceptable.