February 26, 2010

Things I like from Milan (so far)

Just Cavalli



(photos from nymag.com)

I was a little surprised by the prints that D & G used, but I like the knit shorts and the dresses are playful. They seem perfect for a night in some cute lodge up north. I haven't decided on whether I like the furry boots yet. What do you think?

February 23, 2010

Grace Coddington

"Always keep your eyes open, never go to sleep in the car, or anything like that. Keep watching because whatever you see out the window can inspire you." - Grace Coddington

I'm currently watching the September Issue, and I have fallen in love with Grace Coddington, the creative director at Vogue.

photo from http://limretro.blogspot.com/2009/09/grace-coddington.html

Pretty Ugly at Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique sent down some interesting looking models in London this week.

The eyebrows were thick and wild, the hair was frizzy and wild, the whole show was wild.

The models reminded me of a cross between centaurs and wood nymphs. Their faces looked half-human and half-animal. It took a few looks but then I realized this is what fashion should do, it should surprise you, and I decided I was surprised in a good way.

Once I got my eyes off the pretty ugly faces of the models, I focused on the clothes, which I loved.

Looking at the photos from the show, I felt like I had stepped through the closet and into a fashionable and less snowy version of Narnia, where the centaurs wear well-tailored jackets and cable knit socks.

(photos from nymag.com)

February 21, 2010

Trends from NY Fashion Week 2010

A few trends I noticed during Fashion Week:

1. Blue in a sea of black.

Victoria Beckham

Rachel Roy


Betsey Johnson
2. Seeing red (and don't forget about orange)



Carolina Herrera

Betsey Johnson

Zac Posen

Monique Lhullier

Chris Benz

Erin Fetherston
3. Fur everywhere

Chris Benz

Marc Jacobs

Prabal Gurung

Karen Walker

Zac Posen

4. Knee Socks

Karen Walker

Jill Stuart

Cynthia Steffe
(all photos from style.com and nymag.com)