Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sad to hear that Raf Simons is leaving JIL SANDER after 7 years..... I am such a big fan of him, he's such a talent.
The audience at the show stood and cheered for Raf Simons as he took his final bow.
He delivered the most beautiful collection... the last of his "couture trilogy" as he calls it himself.
And I'm completely hooked on those shoes, wow.
If you haven't heard of MONIKA CHIANG yet, it's time you get used to the name....
Monika Chiang’s eponymously named collection debuted in the Fall of 2011. The impeccably curated collection includes apparel, handbags, shoes and jewelry. The launch was followed by the opening of stores in Los Angeles and New York City (Prince Street).
Contradictory sensibilities combine in the most unexpected ways -
glamorous & elegant but tough, feathers & metal studs, soft earth tones & black leather, sheer knits & fur... statement pieces that quickly become a part of your daily wardrobe.
I love her bags & shoes a lot... especially the RAJA CLUTCH (picture above).
To see Monika Chiangs complete universe - click here.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The FENDI Fall 2012 show was incredible... and of course amazing handbags & shoes, a lot of colours & mixed kinds of leathers & fur. Only the most amazing materials... molto bellissimo!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Some really cool looks with knitwear... love how those girls wear it, matching hat & sweater, big hood with fur trim... I especially like the last one, wearing a knitwear cardigan over a leather perfecto. Perfect!
pictures: Tommy Ton
I'm craving for all the details on the fashion shows Fall 2012... wish there would be runways just for shoes & bags ;)
So here some amazing shoes from the RODARTE show... by the way that is sand in the plexiglas heel (first picture)!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Backstage at the MARY KATRANTZOU Fall 2012 show: Love those super floaty, printed & architectural dresses.... and the make up was an artful application of black eyeliner in strong geometric shapes, very cool!
graphic & cool as well!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
So far the H&M collaborations with major fashion brand names hasn't impressed me much. It always looked so good but seeing the clothes in store was most of the time a big disappointment.
So I'm very looking forward to the MARNI for H&M collection hitting stores on March 03.... I love the lookbook & my hope is up for discovering some very cool pieces (with nothing priced over $149!).
Have a look at the complete lookbook - including accessories, menswear and pricing - click here.
You could tell that there was a change at TOPHOP UNIQUE... the collection looked some much different than last season's "Cleopatra" looks!
Kate Phelan brought 18 years of experience at British Vogue to Topshop's in-house design team when she joined the retail behemoth as creative director last June. "Relax it, mix it up" were Phelan's straightforward goals.
Love the way that structure and slouch were combined to create something edgy but accessible, cool but not too girly. Well done!
Cool ankle boots & pumps at the ERDEM Fall 2012 show.
The perspex heels reminded me a little bit of the Dries Van Noten booties I like so much (see post) but then again... perspex is now everyhwhere.
Still, I like the combination of these "arty painted" shoes with a very modern, architectural heel!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Christopher Bailey named his latest BURBERRY show "Town and Field".
"Field" was represented by country animals like sparrows, owls, and doggies naïvely embroidered on shirts, printed or appliquéd on oversize striped tees and were gorgeous details on the handbags & clutches. Very cute!pictures: style.com
I like these rings by PAPER AND CHAIN a lot, simple & elegant.
Behind the label are the two best friends Naomi & Ismai.... each piece of jewelry is made and finished by hand in their workshop. "We think jewelry is something to be treasured, coveted, and given in celebration which is why keeping our prices at a reasonable cost is important to us."
Have a look at their collection online, paperandchain.com.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Leather was a major element in the PROENZA SCHOULER Fall 2012 collection... and the way the designers worked it—by weaving thin strips of navy, black, and white, say, into shoes & jacket details - was astounding. .
Love those rugged, chunky shoes & boots! Can't wait to find them in store...
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Nice sunnies, miss!
The sunglasses were actually sponsored by the eye wear brand PRISM as a gift to all the dinner guests at the LAST MAGAZINE party at Acme. Nice!
... picture: american model Lindsey Wixson (click here).