Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday September 30th #OOTD

Peplum: Anthropologie / Trousers: Club Monaco / Pumps: Aldo Shoes / Necklace: Pree Brulee / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday September 29th #OOTD

Blouse: Aritzia / Skirt: Anthropologie / Necklace: Pree Brulee / Pumps: Aldo Shoes / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Andrew Gn #RTW Spring 2015 #PFW

"Anyone who has ever visited Giverny, where Monet lived and painted his legendary water lily masterpieces, will probably agree that there is something disjointing about its realness. You are forced to imagine how the artist arrived at is impressions. Today, Andrew Gn proposed his own impression of the paintings, while incorporating graphic influences from Asia (his heritage) and Memphis (the 1980s design movement, not the American city) to produce a collection that was, well, impressive." -

Viktor & Rolf #RTW Spring 2015 #PFW

"Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren do not put a lot of stock in subtlety. Workout gear - and athleticism in general - was the guiding theme this season, and in case anyone missed the reference, 'Physical' was playing on the soundtrack at the Résidence des Pays-Bas in two separate versions. You wouldn't have missed it, thought - not with the collection's bike shorts, leggings, and low-slung wide-leg trousers with tracksuit-style striped down the side. The colour palette, veering from candy-colored to acid-toned, was likewise familiar from the gym, and sportif knit tanks and perforated materials a bit redolent of mesh. You could also pick up a certain abstracted muscularity and a kind of bursting energy in the sculpted tops and dresses, all of them gathered and poufed in varying asymmetric ways." - style.com

Christian Dior #RTW Spring 2015 #PFW

"Simons liked what he did in July's Couture so much that he wanted to extend the experiment into ready-to-wear. Finding the future in the far past - it's a challenge that would engage an artist in any arena. But addressing that challenge in everyday clothes produced a new poetry. It didn't always work - the sprigged florals and the chintz were too stuffy - but the white cotton smocks touched with broderie anglaise were like bed shirts in some highwayman's fantasy, a wicked combination of the virginal and the salacious. And the way the clinical white futurism of the first looks was infected with floral jacquard brought was and will be together with subtle precision." - style.com

Balmain #RTW Spring 2015 #PFW

"Balmain's Olivier Rousteing said his starting point this season was last season's after-party. Scroll back through the months and you'll recall Rihanna, a sheer mesh top, and a much-like Instagram pic. 'Let's free the nipple, you know what I mean?' he said backstage. As it turns out, there were no exposed nipples here, but there was a lot of skin and no shortage of transparencies - from the plastic inset on the hem of a mini, to the plissé mousse line of swishy flares, to the sheer nylon knits that have been popular on other runways as well. But for a show that was about 'pushing the boundaries of sex,' as Rousteing bluntly put it, it didn't always read as sexy. But in the end, this collection was at its best when Rousteing was thinking streamlines (a black bandage dress with cutouts that bisected the midriff) or sensual (Joan Smalls' strappy, plunge-front dress and sheer pants in fiery red)." - style.com

Dolce & Gabbana #RTW Spring 2015 #MFW

"The idea of getting 'dressed to kill' (or be killed) originated with bullfighters. Are you for one second surprised that for Dolce & Gabbana, Spain is the new Sicily? Those two points on the compass share a wealth of inspirations for Domenico and Stefano. Today there was a black net sheath, a black corset paired with thigh-hgh black stockings, a black jacket and pencil sort combination that had the sexy severity of the racy widow - all of it adding up to enough Catholic guilt to choke a pope. There were also flamenco polka dots." - style.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Emilio Pucci #RTW Spring 2015 #MFW

"All of Milan seems to be on a 1970s trip, but the fringe, gossamer goddess gowns, and hippie beading we've seen on the runways here have been in Peter Dundas' bag of tricks since the beginning at Emilio Pucci. On the penultimate day of fashion week, its safe to say that he does them better than anyone. He certainly injects them with more sex appeal." - style.com

Bottega Veneta #RTW Spring 2015 #MFW

"Tomas Maier has a distaste for workout clothes - 'horrific spandex outfits,' he called them backstage, with an expressive shudder. In keeping with his men's show in June, today's Bottega Veneta collection was about dance. 'Wouldn't it be better to work on a ballet barre and focus on posture, instead of your six-pack?' he asked. Well, it would if you could wear Maier's clothes white you're at it. It's the ultimate luxury to buy your sweats from BV. The show began with glorified activewear - tanks, Henleys, leggings, a chunky sweater to throw over all of them - in pale neutrals and supple ,touchable fabrics. After sweatshirt cotton, denim is the next best comfort fabric, and Maier did a fair bit of experimenting with it here." - style.com

Blumarine #RTW Spring 2015 #MFW

"You mention Blumarine, and flowers immediately come to mind. And with flowers, a certain romanticism, which in the past has been flung in every direction, from the overtly emotional to the carnally sensual. The season, Anna Molinari, the force of nature behind the label, decided to convey pictorial atmospheres, opting, surprisingly, for a restrained tone. Restraint à la Molinari, that is. She titles the collection In Bloom, and there were flowers aplenty in the form of embellishment, appliqué, and thread embroidery. They were all colourful and tactile, but they didn't come with a sense of déjà vu." - style.com