Saturday, November 28, 2009
($48,000 or so pale blue crocodile Birkin anyone?) at least the jewelry section has more budget friendly prices and you could consider it an investment if it’s a piece over a few thousands. At the moment I can only browse for the pieces that really call to me but it’s all so pretty it makes me happy to admire and many state pieces come with information on their previous owners so you really get a sense of “knowing” your piece. Oh btw if you love fine jewelry but can’t afford it you should visit your local pawn shop as they sell the items that were not retrieved by the owners at fractions of what they retail for. So if you can you should!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Edited by Retro Chick
This weeks Links à la Mode blows away any preconceived ideas of the narcissistic fashion blogger posting endless outfit photos and magazine shoots by covering a huge array of topics. Ranging from Dream Sequins whimsical birthday tea party to High Fashion Girls detailed examination of racism in fashion magazines, these posts demonstrate what we’re capable of and the communities we can build.
Of course, being fashion bloggers there are also some great outfits to be found and our bloggers this week have looked at: movies, from Bollywood to Sci fi; their pyjama drawers; and even their cleaning cupboard in their ceaseless search to bring you fashion inspiration.
As ever there’s many more exciting links on the original forum thread
Links à la Mode : November 26th
- British Style Bloggers – Intrinsically Florrie on British Style Bloggers on how you can support the lovely Luella brand in it’s time of need
- Dream Sequins – The stylish guests at a virtual birthday tea party (Part 2)!!
- Fashion X K8 – The Fashion Blogging community being analoguous to “The Girls” in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof
- FashionHippo – Best Organic Lip Balms: 6 Natural Picks to Nourish Your Pout
- Fete a fete – Guerlain’s Imperial Holiday makeup collection review
- High Fashion Girl – Racism & Fashion
- Idiosyncratic Style – Idiosyncratic Style dares you to re-think the possibilities of Pajamas outside the house
- In Life and In Fashion – How to dress with Bollywood Flair
- Lillys Roses – The new charity tshirts by TV-Star C.F. for the eco label armeangels
- M.I.S.S. – She’s Crafty: DIY First Place Ribbon Accessories
- Mariels Castle – Are we trully free when it comes to our fashion choices?
- Oranges and Apples – What are charity shops for? Thoughts sparked by Mary Portas’ new Save the Children shop
- Prom Mafia – Happy Accident: How to bleach fun designs on your clothes
- Quirky Fashion – Movies that Inspired Fashion
- Retro Chick – Buy Audrey Hepburns Wardrobe
- Shoe Daydreams – Why Knock-offs are Bad for the Soul
- Style on a String – Confessions of an UGG Lover and Wearer (but only indoors!)
- THE COVETED – Coach Holiday : Review & Giveaway!
- The Demoiselles – Wing Tips: Finding a Tailor
- Work Chic – Win a Sondra Roberts SR squared Shopper tote!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
This is Gurung’s second collection but he seems like quite the seasoned designer. And if you are lucky to be able to buy one of these pieces you won’t have to do much investing in the rest of the styling since the pieces can stand on their own with great force.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The second one is Colombian designer Pepa Pombo who brings us a collection based on geometrical figures –Lupus- mainly the circle which according to the designer represents the beginning and end of things. She presented her ss2010 line out of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico, probably due to the fact that she recently opened a store at Masaryk Avenue which is the Federal Districts equivalent of 5th Avenue in New York.
Pepa’s proposition bets strongly on texture and need to be watched in detail to fully appreciate the complexities of her designs.
Monday, November 23, 2009
To celebrate the arrival of Japanese cult brand UnderCover to their already impressive list of offerings online retailer The Corner brings us an interview with the designer Jun Takahashi. I’m always a fan of these sorts of insight views from designers and since Takahashi is of the reclusive sort them this is all the more special.
Friday, November 20, 2009
which he made for the restaurant he works at –so going there a.s.a.p.— it got me thinking of the Laduree colorful and amazingly tasty mouth watering macaroons
and for some reason decided to read something about France which after a few minutes of Amazon browsing got me to Queen of Fashion: What Marie A. wore to the Revolution
and after reading the comments I was sold, this is a book that analyzes the choices the queen made on her appearance not out of vanity but as a way to deal with the impotence of her position were she was no more than a decorative breeding machine.
I find it interesting and so current as I recently found this article and then this video of a riot at a private university in Brazil, appalled that after all this it was the victimized girl who got expelled.
Which made me very sad that in this day and age this sort of thing happens; sure the outfit was inappropriate for uni but was all this commotion necessary?
We use our fashion choices to express ourselves; we transmit information and attitude to others without uttering a word, sometimes what we transmit is accurate of who we are and other times not so much. So even if we not fully understand what we communicate we should be aware of how powerful it is. Bloggers tend to expose themselves to others thru “what I wore today” type of posts, sometimes the response is nice and encouraging other times not so much. But it’s one thing to comment negatively at someone’s pictures (even though it’s better not to say anything when we don’t like it instead of insulting someone) and another thing to actually hurt them for them not wearing what we would like them to, seriously how many times do we cross paths with people wearing ill fitting, muffin top inducing jeans, panty lines or whatever, we stare or make a face but it’s a personal reaction without invading the horror inducing person’s privacy.
So are we really free in our fashion choices? Because being appropriate for our everyday activities is a big part of the decision making when it comes to our fashion choices. Are we afraid of wearing certain pieces out of fear of being ostracized? Do we fear being labeled? Can we really label someone as a night-walker-type-of-woman because of what is plainly the love of trashy clothes? Do we even have a right to be offended by someone else’s outfits? After all this dark pondering on freedom of wear and double standards I remembered my new book choice and decided to be inspired by cascades of pastels and lace, googled Versailles and along came this five men dressed like members of Louis XIV on acid, a wonderful cure for fashion blues.
Sorry for the long post hope the images make you dream of a perfect world were one can walk the streets in brassieres, sequined pants, military boots, feathered hat and gloves carrying a plastic bag as handbag and be admired for our boldness! Happy dreams my darlings.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
but then at a closer inspection these darlings caught my eye
Good neutral color, platforms for added height and an otherworldly heel---I just luv!
Wearing them with something simple would make these babies shine and they are not scary to wear like the other shoes from the show.
For example with a drapey coral jersey sweater dress and nude net or lace tights or skinny pants and a tank top or this vintage dress I got at El Armario worn the other day for drinks –sorry for the lack of a standing picture- which I paired with chunky Michael Kors pumps in a slightly metallic/brown/green color otherwise known as running dog.