Monday, September 01, 2014

Fall Look

Do I give up on straight hair?




Come to love my wrinkles?

Parisienne






Yet-to-be-read Australian Souvenirs
I recently splurged on a subscription to French Vogue. I like to think I have a reasonable grasp on French, but of course when perusing an actual periodical, it's clear how tenuous that grasp is. Nevertheless, I've reached a point in my fashion mag obsession where I can no longer be bothered with words. It seems crazy, but the reality is that I'm overwhelmed with a backlog of reading. The Sunday NY Times, monthly subscriptions to Vogue, French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar (I've recently shed Elle, as I find even their layouts ridiculous), a bookclub book, twitter, facebook, daily news sites. I cant keep up. So, where I once obtained all of my science and medicine updates from Vogue, I can no longer be bothered with whatever Anna Wintour feels I need to be bothered.




This boot is curing me of my boot obsession.
Maybe this one too, but this is an incredible photo.
Oh, Carolyn Murphy. Perfection.

Now this is why you get a French Vogue sub.
So ridiculous, but love. 
If I could be trusted in white...
Jumpsuits!
Can I do Weejuns again?

I love a contrast collar
Perfect Fall look
Longer, fuller skirts? Is this doable?
Fantastical
Paris never gets old
Nor does JPG

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 London, Milan, Paris


Got sidetracked!

Alexander McQueen- gothic, rich, fantasy. Just absolute luxury, but with the strangest, most interesting proportions. I find the image of the designer, Sarah Burton, utterly charming with an actual pin cushion on her arm. 


Chanel - I no longer find anything redeeming in Chanel. This is the one bright spot in an utterly uncharming show. 

Giambattista Valli- such romance. Three dimensional rosettes and breathtaking rose prints. I can almost smell them.



Stella McCartney- reminding me of Donna Karan sensuality, comfort. The sweater dresses are obscene in richness and unadulterated coziness. The rope dresses are almost obscene - feel like I might be seeing private areas - but are new and interesting.


Celine- he really don't die over Celine - can be a bit too Plain Jane - but this feels like modern New Look. Lucy Ricardo could easily wear any of this. I love it.



Dior - and now for actual, modern Dior. Easily identifiable, yet very new and never before seen. Love the layered dresses, quilting, volume. Love the slightly random sparkly over dress. Would wear that all the time over anyyyyyyyything.





Balmain - dark, edgy, sexy, full of incredible layers and textures. Modern Claude Montana. Oh these leathers, man.








Saint Laurent - yes, all day, every day. Maybe a bit younger, but I can't hate sparkles and plaid and black tights - all that I hold sacred in the world.