October 28, 2009
Well, I’m back from my trip to cold, rainy Yorkshire and now nursing my poor English cold. But it’s okay, due to lack of company funding, I conveniently just got asked to work from home, part time. Now I can work a little, sniffle a little and blog a little! Sure I’ll have to find some extra work eventually, but for now this works for me.
Back to my trip… while small English towns generally don’t reveal the most inspiring fashion (pink Uggs and fur sleeve cuffs), I did manage to find some inspiring rainbows and ladybugs.
view outside my train window
waiting for the train... ladybug is waiting with me
March 12, 2009
From Holiday 08 to Spring 09, Phillip Lim’s collection continues onward with the same beautifully structured shapes, only on a much paler color palette. He intertwines metallic threads inside faint hues of pink, blue and cream. The spring collection is of course much lighter, much airier than the previous season, and it shows a subtle transformation to warm, modern fluidity. Ruffles become more like beach waves and his marching band jacket that was once so stunningly red is mimicked this time in a fresh, stark white and metallic gold vest. I would love to own this piece in either color. But that would mean I would have to magic up about $600.
March 12, 2009
For the past 10 years, I’ve been an unoriginal, hopelessly devoted, Marc Jacobs fan (particularly Marc by Marc Jacobs). Lately, there have been a few designers that are edging closely to Marc’s number 1 spot, ready to kick him off. Phillip Lim is one of them. I find myself actually ‘wowing’ out loud (wol) when moseying around his collections. Back in his Holiday 08 collection, he seamlessly integrated my favorite palette of wintry colors with intricate details. His un-girly ruffles created this perfect amount of femininity without the uncomfortable 5-year-old fluff feeling. One of his dresses (top left photo) made it onto my top ‘3 wedding dresses’ list, only to fail by the lack of long sleeves I needed for a December outdoor evening.
March 12, 2009
When I found out that moseyman and I would have two weddings, one itsy bitsy affair in paradisial Cyprus, and one family & friends party in the Florida wild, all I could think about was what dress I would wear. I know there is nothing original about that thought but one thing I was very bride-like adamant about was that I would NOT be wearing white. I ran around telling everyone that ‘It’s my wedding, so I will wear color!’ I scoured the internet for months and months until I came across this elegant strapless pleated bubble dress by BCBG Maxazria, which I wore with silver and off-white criss-cross patterned Pierre Hardy heels (oh, I guess that means I do own a pair of heels). Turns out, the dress I ended up choosing was accidentally white. Oops. After marrying in white Cyprus, the hunt began all over again for a “COLOR ONLY!” dress that I could wear to my “COLORFUL!” picnic wedding party in December. But, I ended up with a silver dress, which I wore again with my silver and white heels. I guess Marc Jacobs makes silver somehow seem colorful? Anyway, after over 6 months of scouring online shopping sites, I created a dramatic bookmark list that I spent time later, organizing to a T. This search taught me a lot about designers, their staples and myself. Here’s what I ended up in.
March 11, 2009
I’ve been a big fan of A.P.C. for a few years now. I think they tie in with that whole simple but elegant Parisian-chic look I’ve come to admire. Jean Touitou’s designs haven’t budged much throughout time and there’s something both refreshing and aggravating about that. Does that make sense? Refreshing, when it’s a great piece, aggravating, when it translates to boring. But for the most part, I’m enjoying his Spring 09 collection. There are these fantastic free-feeling vacation pieces in rich warm hues which I can easily fantasize prancing around in, while munching on an over-sized baguette. Here are some looks I would definitely covet.