Sunday, September 08, 2013

Spring 2014 RTW - New York

Can you believe it's only Sunday and this many shows have already happened?  How do people who actually attend shows for their job actually fit them in? Or select which to see?  Just sitting in my own home, with little free time to indulge in show watching anymore, I can barely fit in the time to quickly skim through just a handful of slideshows.

While I know that history shows that VB shows are heavy on the minimalism, clean, edited, classic, elegant looks, I'm a bit at a loss for anything to say.  There's nothing *wrong*, but not anything I crave or envision as my Spring look.  I love the flounce of the skirts and I love that a person with such a sexualized image sent some seriously girlish and unsexy looks down the runway.  In ways, this seems a little less polished and more casual, like her lower-priced Victoria line. 
This is what I'm dreaming of. Starting a new job with a seriously corporate edge after two years of working from home, I've been on the hunt for new pieces to make it through each week.  I've found a blouse here, a trouser there, but nothing that gets me excited. I'm buying clothes just to have something to wear, not as part of a vision.  This is like having to eat McDonalds when you're starving. Eating just so you wont die.  
I realize I'm dramatic, but I hate nothing more than eating just to eat. I love food too much to waste a meal on something that doesnt excite me.  I'm not saying I need minibar each meal, just something to get my tastebuds tickled. I dont need a Valentino jacket and Stella McCartney trousers each day, but I do need to be true to my love of fashion, I need to feel confidant, I need to feel like a success. 
Skinny trousers with a rock vibe, mid-calf pencil skirt with a sexy slit and a little undone to give edge and remove inhibitions, perfectly cut tuxedo jackets that bring so much cool.  The stripes are fresh and elegant, could be perfectly corporate and perfectly fashion. This is the bridge I've been looking forward. Now to find my trust fund.

Prabal Gurung
I have to talk about this show simply for the *makeup* (Oprah voice).  Holy crap. That pink will haunt me forever. I have dreamt of this pink for years, but I do not have the skintone to pull it off. Oh, so very cartoony.  [Oooh, North by Northwest is on. The dreamy grey suiting of Cary Grant (a bluish silver that I have never found in real life) would be so wonderful with this pink. Imagine.  Oh, now I'm picturing the perfect suit. Cropped, skinny, flared trousers. Boxy 60s style jacket with 3/4 sleeves. Everything a bit shrunken. A bit vintage.  A strand of costume pearls worn as a bracelet. Maybe some Catherine Deneuve hair, black headband.]  Oooh, ask and ye shall receive. Boxy jackets, love pink prints, I think I even love this purple satin. I cant abide by the back slit skirts, as the model looks frumpy in them. I have a hard and fast rule that if the model looks frumpy in a piece of clothing, then no human should ever wear it. Oh man, cropped trousers!  It's amazing the power of makeup. I saw this one lip. ONE face in the show and it conjured so many fantasies. I must say this is the best showing of makeup as related to the clothing that I've seen.
As I skim the slideshow of each show, I open my favorite looks in a new browser tab(so that I can insert the picture here). I currently have 12 tabs open. Now how to choose my favorite handful?
This isnt perfect, but you know how I detest perfection. I love the colors and the fantasy and the bit of the coolest inflections of retro. Plus, the eveningwear is perhaps the sexiest neckline I've ever seen. I cant even imagine the underpinnings I might need now, but oh my 25 year old self would have rocked that.

Diane von Furstenberg
Of course, DVF is always quite wearable and cute and safely in the realm of fashionable-but-not-too-daring.  It's like a downtown Tori Burch. No one would ever criticize and of course you will be beautiful and sexy-but-not-too-sexy.  None of this is bad, of course, just I dont have much to say. I will say, I adore these moody-islandy-tribal prints, front-zipped dresses, and Naomi (though I do not agree with the choice to cover her body this much and *so loosely*. Also, who the hell did(nt do) her makeup?).

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