Sep 29, 2011

RASP'D IN RED


It's been a while since I enjoyed wearing red. But somehow this season it feels right again. A pair of J Brand mid-rise twill cropped skinny jeans in that tomboy red would be perfect. 




Sep 25, 2011

EVERYBODY'S TALKING


Alexander Wang


T by Alexander Wang


Derek Lam

Diane von Furstenburg


3.1 Phillip Lim


DKNY


 Preen


Rag and Bone 


Karen Walker


Holding off on discussing upcoming seasons until they're upon us is just too hard. I've tried but have admittedly come to realise that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And so here we are in the spring of 2012.

Everybody's talking about the explosion of print, colour and volume on New York runways which saw many designers change their tune. And with a nod to the British they found more than the simplistic silhouette's of late in a bright and loud voice. It seems the industry feels ready to create a scene again. And as expected there were running themes across the board.

Stand-outs were Alexander Wang's take on athletic chic, DKNY's city strut, Rag and Bone's genius progressive streetwear, Preen's digitalized florals, Karen Walker's blush of optimism, the sartorial sorbet of 3.1 Phillip Lim whilst we were feeling good at Diane von Furstenberg and California dreaming with Derek Lam. I could go on and on but instead I'll let this round up do the talking. It took real discipline to edit these down but, I did it.

Style.com



Sep 23, 2011

CREAM





What is it with Paris Vogue? The covers are better than most and the interior pages are more appealing visually than any other versions of The Bible. I have contemplated buying it but have too often stopped myself for fear of embarking on yet another project fuelled by optimism. Because learning French would be a bi-product of page-flipping and you see I just don't want to overcommit. Here's the latest cover wisped up with Mary Katrantzou's bright young things. Photographed at London Spring/Summer 2012 by Morgan O'Donovan for self service.





Sep 21, 2011

HARNESS


Backstage and street shots have a great energy. You feel the stress and excitement of fashion week in harness.


Self Service Magazine




OH MY...



Some favourite's from NYFW. I have to agree with Hannah-Rose here that the girl in background of the last image is the stand-out. My review for both New York and London is on it's way. Sit tight.

Tommy Ton for Style.com
Tales of Endearment
Mr. Newton
Hanneli Mustaparta



Sep 19, 2011

WIDE-BRIMMED HEAT



Donna Karen in an ode to New York, created a smart and practical collection of 'unadorned silks cut loose and breezy, like dolman-sleeved shirts with drawstring shorts and mullet-hemmed slipdresses' with 'a sporty anorak, a classic brass-buttoned blazer, or just a chic, wide-brimmed sun hat.' This strikes it right down the middle of easy and put-together. So even on the steamiest of days you know what to wear.


Meenal Mistry for Style.com
Tamu's Diary via Capture the Castle




Sep 13, 2011

IN MOVEMENT






To me there are few things more beautiful than movement. An impulse that can't be suppressed. Something moves you to move. We were encouraged to find out what that was. To explore, to be creative and to act without hesitation. Access all areas was the thinking. To control or manipulate the aesthetic product was never the point of motivation. And what a relief that was. To strip back the expectations and allow the stream of consciousness to propel you in that moment. Our improvisation teacher taught us that and it's never left me. What a lady. 




Sep 8, 2011

CRIMP IN THE SUN


Gotta love a good crimp. Not much can out-do a crimp with a heavy fringe. When I saw these images I lost it. Just ask my boyfriend. He had to listen to me rant about how fashion and photography isn't about things but moments, people and places. Okay sometimes it's about the product but that's not what makes it interesting. So I put them together side by side. The seaside photographs are by Johann Darcel via Miss Moss. Julia Stegner by Katja Rahlwes for Vogue Japan. Let's take a trip down to the Mediterranean.