Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I know things have been bad at the house of Dior this year but I don't think having Pierrot for inspiration is going to help turn things around.
Former longtime Galliano assistant Bill Gaytten was given the reins for Dior's first couture collection in 16 years without John and it was....disjointed at best.
I guess after 15 years of being second in command you get a lot of ideas that get pushed aside (or never even considered) that suddenly being in charge seems like such a miracle you want to realize all of those ideas all at once just in case its your only chance.
Besides the tragic clown Bohemia, the eighties, Cinderella, Frank Gehry, and disco all took turns down the catwalk. It would be hard to top Galliano's over the top couture spectacles and Gaytten would have been better off not trying.
Don't get me wrong there is some stunning craftsmanship and beautiful pieces here. It just wasn't the breath of fresh air or sophistication that Dior desperately needs now.
(Is that a tribal necklace? Why has it been paired with this frothy confection?!)
Thanks to NowFashion.Com
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Elle Fanning is following in her big sister's footsteps once again! You may remember Dakota Fanning starring in Marc's ads back when she was just 12 and she's currently the face of Marc's Oh Lola perfume.
13-year-old Elle is posing for the more age appropriate Marc by Marc Jacobs line's fall campaign. Elle is already 5'7" and still growing so in the unlikely event that the whole acting thing doesn't continue to work out she'll always be able to fall back on modeling!
What do you think of Elle's first official foray into the fashion world?
Do you like it better than Hailee for Miu Miu?
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I'm obsessed with Prada's youth and color infused campaign for Fall 2011.
Steven Miesel shot newcomers Ondria Hardin and Kelly Mittendorf (both American!) with Frida Gustavsson, Julia Zimmer and Antonia Wesseloh on jewel toned couches. The pretty, girlie result is Prada's best showcase of a collection in years.
Thanks to Fashion Gone Rogue for the pictures!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Miu Miu is continuing their history of using young starlets in their ad campaigns but I actually approve of this one!
Monday, June 20, 2011
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Robyn has quickly replaced Crystal Renn as the plus-sized model of the moment.
As you probably know by now, Robyn was photographed by Steven Meisel for this month's cover of Vogue Italia. She was also on the cover of French Elle in April!
She's funny, articulate, and smart. I can't wait to see where her career goes from here!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I know I'm a few days late but I love Amanda Brooks Jill Sander gown so much that I had to share it with you all!
She was definitely my pick for best dressed of the night!
She looks so polished but edgy at the same time.
I love when gowns have pockets!
(Thanks to The Fashion Spot for the pics!)
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thursday, June 16th
67 Salem St.,
The North End, Boston
A fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research through Catwalk for a Cure and Susan G. Komen with local designers, a silent auction, appetizers, and cocktails.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I'm incredibly excited to announce that I've teamed up with Shabby Apple for a great give-a-way!
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Last week the New York Times asked if Marc Jacobs' day as fashion's cool kid is finally over. And based on this collection they might have a point.
Marc received the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award tonight and while he certainly deserves it the award also points out that he isn't the wonder kid anymore. That role has been filled with the Proenza boys and Alexander Wang.
Marc's career-making, infamous collection for Perry Ellis was nearly twenty years ago now. Maybe he was trying to recapture some of the 90s with this collection? Because for some reason I can't really put my finger on all of these shapes and florals just remind me of a cleaner grunge. I can picture Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff making many of these looks their own.
The wall papering technique on the back of fabrics is cool but not exactly pretty. I think the model expressions pretty much explain this entire collection perfectly!
The only pieces I'd want to wear are the completely out of place princess dresses in hot pink and sea foam green. But what on earth were they thinking with the Barbie pink, sequin tank dress???
So much of the collection is just dowdy and downright ugly. I've also never been able to get past the idea of matchy-matchy print tops and pants. The styling for this look book is killing me.
And just some of the bad: