Is it me or do Frisoni’s sky high frilled heels remind you of something?
I’ve had quite the fascination with belts the past few seasons. Call it a remnant, or perhaps a revival of the ’80s girl in me.
I’ll feature a few or more of my faves for this season in an upcoming post. But this one, well, this one, I Wanna Rock right now.
Phillip Lim has this sister all twisted.
Update August 23: See more great belts in Looking Good is a Cinch.]
Karl Lagerfeld recalled the roaring ’20s for his Resort 2010 collection for the House that flourished in the flapper era.
Karl shortens the typical skirt length from the era, introducing medieval gold accents and mixing it with a bit of mod. Brilliance and Karl do go hand in hand, after all.
The jewels are the medieval elements in the next look. Love the harsh metal against the soft, printed chiffon. That necklace could change the state of everything in your closet – and mine.
Watch for more Resort 2010 coverage in this week’s posts.
All photos from Style.com.
Her Thirties. A time when a girl leaves crazy fashion experimentation behind and accepts the graceful woman that she is.
The Thirties. An era of ultra femininity and grace in women’s fashion.
These two examples from Erdem’s Resort 2010 collection echo both Thirties, albeit softly.
Draping isn’t dramatic, florals don’t flash but the silhouette screams for a graceful goddess. We accept.
(Nice to see Trish Goff, too.)
Photos from Style.com.
The much anticipated glimpse into the enigma that is Anna Wintour finally aired on 60 Minutes this weekend.
I certainly wasn’t a fan of the tone and the mockery by Morley Safer of the fashion set, but there are good sound bites from Karl, Nicholas Ghesquière and ALT.
You can ignore all the bias, the narration, the Morley…well, because, it’s all about Anna, anyway. You are straining your neck to see who’s in the background with her at the Met gala, who else is at that Vogue conference table [fainting spell], what her green eyes are saying – and hiding – now that we can actually see them.
Having one of the best jobs in the world, your hair and makeup done every day of the week, a $200K annual clothing budget (I thought it would be more? Of course, that doesn’t include the gratis Gucci, Pucci, Fioruccis…) – all are enviable to say the least.
But it’s her confidence, her instincts that leave me in awe. I agree with Karl, “I like tough people and I like tough women”.
And no matter what she says, I don’t believe for a minute – or 60 – that she will go quietly if she ever leaves the holy land of Vogue.
The state of fashion certainly won’t be quiet if she does.
Ever have the hiccups? Gasping for breath every few minutes? I felt the same way when I saw these charmers.
Not a cuff, really…more of an arm climber… Filligree at it’s finest. Frill without the fuss.
Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to deliver something truly unique and new. Ornamented and anything but ordinary.
Photos from Style.com.
Your friend and mine, Anna Wintour will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday (in case you live on the outskirts of fashion and aren’t aware).
NY Mag just posted a sneak peek on their blog. Had to share!
Oh Ms. Wintour, how we love thee!
Counting the days until the full interview on Sunday…
Andrew Gn was obviously inspired by kaftans for his reef evening dress. It’s simple enough for an early dinner al fresco in Biarritz…but elegant enough for a New York night at the Met. The coral colour reminds me so much of the vibrant oranges of Morocco and Gn has picked up on the Moroccan vibe with the beaded belt and earrings.
Speaking of baubles, reef necklaces showed up at Oscar de la Renta, where the lizard leather cutouts look more like the legs of mini Eiffel Towers on a string than coral reefs.
Kenneth Jay Lane showed a more sophisticated, multi-strand version strewn with gold accents.
Jewels. Fools we are for falling in love. Shove aside reason. These rocks rock any season.
Steven Patrick Morrissey – hair apparent of the ’80s scene…
…as seen inspiring Balmain Homme FW09 recently…
Interesting how Moz has kept the same look fresh all these years.
Turning 50 this past week, he shows us that true style never fades. We owe trimmed and tousled haircuts, big shirts, skinny low jeans and flowers hanging out of our back pockets to him.
While my mother may not be a fashionista, she is my number one reader.
So, to my mom, who has shown me that strength, warmth and grace should always be something you wear, I say…
(Karolina Kurkova in Viktor & Rolf at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, 2008.)
When the ’80s were good, they were very, very good. While the rest of the world is obsessed with the “return” of the harem pant (I am a desi girl, so salwars and churridars will always rock my world, regardless of trend), I prefer to wax nostalgic about a different memory from the decadent decade…
The turtlenecked, jeaned and army boot-clad ’80s boy, reinvented here by Balmain for Fall Winter ’09.
Fantastic hair? Check. Aviator jacket? Check. Runaway cheekbones? Check. Cleared for take off, eh.
Suddenly, I’m behind the Palais Royale and the Fall leaves smell sweet in the September rain…and the soundtrack chimes back in…
“This man said…it’s gruesome that someone so handsome should caaaaaaare…na, na-na, na-na, na-na, this charming man.”
Old world princes are to be had whether it’s Rajput or recent influence. Raghavendra Rathore has the lineage – both royal and rag-trade. His family origins date back to the maharajahs of Jodhpur and he’s trained at Parsons, having worked for DKNY and Oscar de la Renta before launching the Rathore Jodhpur label in the mid ’90s.