Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars Review

This will be one of many out there in the blogosphere I'm sure, but since I haven't blogged in a while I might as well post it!

The way my roommate described the red carpet looks is basically what most of it was "simple." She loves that stuff but it bores me to tears so these ladies did something unexpected (or in Helena Bonham Carter's case I guess it wasn't) and exciting.

My top five were basically the same from the Golden Globes, what a surprise. But I guess it's nice that these ladies dress with consistency.
Michelle Williams is just a breath of fresh air in Hollywood starlets. She's not scarily tanned and her hair is short and trendy. Her choices are always on the ball. I've seen her been called on Tumblr "the Audrey Hepburn" of this generation. That's pretty accurate.
Oh Helena. You are awesome and never boring. I'm so happy her movie won Best Picture. It made up for those blue people winning last year.
Hi Florence! Please sing at the Oscars every year ok? That dress is so pretty and so her.
Mila Kunis is quickly becoming a fashion icon. She's on the ever important spring fashion issue cover for W. That's a long way from that 70s Show.
Hailee Steinfeld really needs to be looked up to more by the younger girls. If they had her style and class we wouldn't even have to worry about what Miley was wearing.

I have to give a shout out to my directing demigod Francis Ford Coppola who won a lifetime achievement award. And a shout out to that bow tie too!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Definition of Style

This is a break from all my fashion week posts which were getting a little monotonous if you ask me. I'll wait until Paris fashion week picks up. Now I'm going to share with you what I really want my blog to be about and what I probably have been straying away from here. Yes clothes are my favorite things and there are some purses that I have that I love more than certain people I know (that's not really hard if you knew all the jerks I've almost dated), but clothes are the only component of style. I want to define it here for you now.

style [staɪl]

Is the way a person feels, dresses and acts. ie a person with style respects herself by dressing well and respects others by treating them with kindness and politeness even when it is unmerited.

Having style shouldn't be just wearing the right labels, but knowing how to express yourself through clothes and know what fits your body. Feel beautiful inside and out then the "outward" style will come naturally.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gratzi Rossella Jardini

Moschino is totally the most inspirational show at Milan fashion week. At first it started off with the odd hat trend, but if you look at those first looks with a deconstructive eye you see huge potential in the jackets and other pieces by themselves. Then it heads into awesome territory (so eloquent I know) with the gold and plain material layered together. Then it gets even better and more lady-like. It's so freaking awesome because it doesn't say seventies like the rest of the collections this season, but instead harkens back to an era of Russian Imperialism and moves gently into the early 20th century. Overall it's really 1910s and looks like World War One an overlooked era in fashion. Trust me I've read more books about the last Romanovs than you ever knew existed.
I will look back on this for seasons to come for inspiration.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Prada not Frauda

Prada toned down the crazy colors of last season to bring us a more minimalist feel, as much minimalism as Miuccia can do at least. My favorite looks were the sequined dresses at the end, but I also loved the new geometric/art nouveau feel she gave to plaids. Also loving the snake skin socks/boots whatever the heck they are. The fur was tastefully except those hats... what is it with ugly hats this season?

Bongiorno Milan!

Let's take a look at Gucci's 90 anniversary show shall we?
You wouldn't expect anything less than what you got at the Gucci show yesterday: colored fur, shiny fabrics, and leather of course. The colors were bright and laughed in the face of anyone who has that you have to wear boring colors in the fall and winter. Though I saw nothing in particular that I would wear except a snakeskin purse in a look I featured here, Gucci did not disappoint because it kept the traditional feel of the brand while livening it up at the same time. Even if you loved every look, but alas can't afford it you can still take inspiration from it. Wear bright shiny fabrics this spring and go for more slouchy flared pants that go with this season's theme of 70s fashion. Also never forget that classes touches like scarves can go a long way.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Burberry is berry dissapointing

So cheesy title I know, but seriously I was underwhelmed by this collection. Mainly because it was filled with not the usual Burberry plaid, but lumberjack plaid which I don't like. I did like some of the jackets which had a lot of volume to them and lots of bold black clasps on bold colored fabrics. There also wasn't a dress look in the whole collection. Very sportswear which might get the buyers, but not me. But hell my opinion doesn't matter because I'm broke! But please don't get me started on those hats.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Favorite Time of the Year: London Fashion Week

When MercedesLFW started following me on twitter I knew it was time to start getting excited about my favorite foreign city's fashion week. It's just getting warmed up of course so here are the top of the pops so far. Pictures from

Matthew Williamson:
I will never forgive H&M for preventing me from getting a piece from his collab with them. Oh well. Here's some new pieces to drool over that make one think of a tropical vacation in Russia with drag queens. Let me explain. Russia= all the fur in the collection, Williamson's traditional flower prints= tropical and drag queen= Feathers + Sequins. It basically equates to my idea of heaven.

I like their bags the best (I own one from their collab with Target and I can currently be spotted toting it), but their clothes aren't half bad. This collection inspires me to say "Yes my dog is an accessory" and "Of course I can wear lavender in the fall." Merci beaucou. Also it seems literal animal prints are in. Birds all over your dress anyone?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's not over till I say so

New York Fashion week might have ended, but I can still pick out some favorite looks!

Betsey Johnson has always been a favorite and this collection is actually better than her others. It's probably just because it has my favorite things, plaid, leopard print, and punk style and sometimes all together!

I love that Kate Spade has clothes now. I loved everything for this season, but it was just ok. It's hard to explain. I guess the best way to put it is that it's nothing new, but it is cute.

Rodarte continues the trend of white in the fall and polka dots! An added bonus: geometric prints

Oh Marc there you go again! Marc by Marc Jacobs proves that you don't have to comprise when it comes to more "sensible" attire and that you can always have fun. He included two types of animal print in his designs. Leopard print and literal ANIMAL print with lions on it. Cute.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

New York Fashion Week Continues

Here are a few looks that I love from random collections I picked. One day I'll get all caught up! I don't know why my professors can't stop giving me homework so I can focus on NYFW.

Proenza Schouler:
Their look was very tribal to say the least. Not my favorite, but then again I'm not a huge fan of loud prints unless they're leopard.

Nanette Lepore:
Who says you can't wear white after labor day? The entire collection was reminiscent of a winter wonderland or at least figure skaters. I loved this because it was super girly which I love. It also shows that you can wear white tights after you leave childhood, which is something I'm going to try next season.

Anna Sui:
This season Anna Sui's usual 70s vibe fits in perfectly with every other collection since it's such a huge trend right now. She also mixed it up by throwing some Russian influence in there. Fur hats anyone?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marc is a genius, but I already knew that

Looking at the first look from Marc Jacob's Fall/Winter 2011 collection I was a bit skeptical. It look really odd. But as I looked at the entire show I fell in love. Not only were there looks that I will recreate on the cheap (sequin skirt, knit top, and polka dot tights), but the whole thing was an evolution back in time. That really doesn't make any sense, but you can see influences from so many eras. First the 70s can be seen in the fabrics and patterns and then later on in the construction and use of lace you can see a bit of the Victorian era. He played with patterns, textures, and silhouettes like I've never seen.

Here are my top looks (there are so many). Pictures as usual from