Tuesday, 18 October 2011

spy.

Accidental trench coat/beret combo means looking a bit like a French spy. I didn't notice until I left the house but have totally rocked the look for two days in a row now.

vintage coat+boots+fur collar+bird brooch//2nd hand skirt//h&m leopard dress//primark belt//uniqlo cardi

Monday, 17 October 2011

berliner.

I think I've got this layering thing down. Check it. Two coats.

2nd hand blazer+boots//h&m tweed jacket+leggings+jewellery//topshop unique skirt//zara jumper//hat off of australia

Still crap photo quality!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

paris, paris...

oh, with your eyes so blue
No?
Oh, right, blogging, yeah. That thing.
I would say I've been busy, which I guess I have, but not that busy. I need to make time for things instead of wasting that time on nothing in particular.
Must focus; etc.

This is Paris: Part 1, I guess, since there are a whole bunch of collections I like enough to write about.
BEGIN.


Herm├ęs

The scarves/flowing dresses are giving me a definite nun vibe, but I do like these monochrome looks...


Hussein Chalayan

Chalayan was much tamer this season; but the long blazers and cut away dresses - like a much more wearable version of the infamous Spring 2010 Viktor & Rolf collection - were very covetable. *ahem*


A.F. Vandervorst

Slightly military influences here - man after my own heart - with traditional frogging at an awkward angle and decorative ropes across chests and so on, but mixed with the now signature Vandevorst draping and pulling, and the tone on tone colour. Bliss.


Jean Paul Gaultier

One of the only shows I looked at, first time, the whole way through. Classic Gaultier here - what's to add? Tongue-in-cheek, pinstripes, suiting, and lingerie, and wonderful as ever.


Paco Rabanne

I'll end on another favourite. Manish Arora is in the hot seat now at Rabanne, and the boy done good. I'm not usually a big fan of Arora's own label, but within the confines of the Rabanne name, there's almost a ladylike edge. The shapes, loud fabrics and sex appeal is all Arora, but the editing and styling means everything was just right - not too much, not too tacky, not overdone; just right. And I say this about a collection with many a shiny bottom half/sparkly top half combo.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

definitely autumn.

Yesterday was 8 degrees (says my macbook) and sunny. My favourite weather. Wrap up; add sunglasses.


Wrapping up involves many layers and a hood to keep my ears warm, obvs.
Also: crap quality photos...

2nd hand jacket+fur collar+boots//primark cardi+necklace//asos dress//
topshop belt//hoodie off of last placement//strange looks re: fur collar courtesy of many people in the street.
apparently the british are known for 'the flamboyant way we dress'

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

traffic lights.

Terrible picture, but I like the colours, so...

primark cardi+socks+necklace//american apparel skirt, pinned//2nd hand jumper+boots

...because, y'know, red hair, mustard cardi, green skirt, right?
Must remember to take photos/wear vaguely interesting things/write something.

Paris fashion week posts are in the offing, I promise.