Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Home

I've got a brand new website... same name but new address.

I'm moving on, sorting out my life and making dreams come true.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Erin Fetherston FW 2010

Mick Jagger. 70's glam rocker. That's what came to mind as I scrolled through Erin Fetherston's collection. Minus the velvet (or was that velour) leggings, I thought the collection was gorgeous. Completely wearable.

Fall 2010 trend = orange. I haven't experimented with orange since I had an "It's Better in the Bahamas" orange sweatshirt in 1992.

This last dress is absolutely gorgeous. This is what I want to see Sandra Bullock wear instead of that hideous Bottega number she donned. Scratch that, I want to wear this one myself.

Doo.Ri FW 2010

It's not that often that I can browse through a collection and love look after look. And I'm surprised that this phenomenon has occurred with Doo.Ri's FW 2010 collection. In the past I haven't been a huge fan of her designs. Sure, she's talented. But it's just not for me. Until now...

The splashes of orange paired with navy blue, the printed dresses and tops, the tailored trousers... it's as though the collection were designed for me. Side note: There is definitely a belted dress trend happening for next season.

Costello Tagliapietra FW 2010

I've never paid much attention to Costello Tagliapietra (perhaps because it's such a long name) but this collection grabbed my attention. The colour palette, print fabric and simplicity of the dresses were beautiful. I particularly liked the choice of lipstick. I'm ordinarily not a lipstick fan, favouring tinting lip gloss instead, but the red heads in the show could actually pull off this vibrant colour. Something to consider... My only negative thought would be the fact that the collection gave off more of a spring vibe than fall. Vancouverites certainly could not wear these garments in the fall or winter.

ADAM FW 2010

ADAM's FW 2010 collection had this simple and chic quality to it. Each garment looked effortless. Everything was cozy and comfortable... completely wearable. I wish I could wear it now. One of the best parts: The scuffed up slouched ankle boots made me feel ok about wearing my beat up boots around town.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Givenchy Couture

The Parisian woman. The artistic, sad, tortured, sensual and incredibly fashionable Parisian woman. That was the theme at Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy couture show. The masculinity of some of the garments made the piece that much more feminine. If that makes sense. The collection was sensual and haunting.

But wait... is that a disco electric blue space-aged jumpsuit? Where does that fit in? Not to worry. There is also a purple one. The collection started off on a strong note with the ostrich feathers and tuxedo suits, then lost all focus and plummeted to the ground in a heap of clothes from David Bowie's Starman

Chanel Couture

Where do I begin with Karl Lagerfeld's most recent display at the Chanel Couture Show? Silver is in, gold is out. Shorts are in, skirts stay in the closet. Minnie Mouse hair-do's are.... in?

I'm really not sure what to think of this collection. Some of the garments were better suited for my grandmother, some were just unflattering and then others were absolutely divine. I'm not sure where Mr. Lagerfeld is taking the design house - his personal style is certainly portrayed in this collection in the forms of fingerless gloves and a large black tie.

My favourite pieces had my mind racing with images of old Hollywood glamour, smoke filled rooms, bedroom eyes and lounge singers. It's unfortunate about the rest of the collection.