Friday, January 29, 2010

Givenchy Spring 2010 Couture

Riccardo Tisci got a lot of attention for his Fall 2009 Couture collection for Givenchy where the heavy Middle Eastern influence stayed just this side of cheesy and turned many Givenchy fans into fanatics. What Tisci did so well was take ancient traditional shapes and themes and use them to redefine what we think of as modern. This season for Spring 2010 Couture, Tisci seemed to turn that same attention to Spain with flamenco dress shapes, bull fighter bolero jackets, and surrealist mosaic embellishments. Tisci was inspired by seventies makeup artist, photographer, and art director Serge Lutens for the dramatic collection. Expect to see these pieces pop up in countless editorials and on the likes, of say, Rihanna.

And, I'll say it right now, I want to see more of Tischi. He is by far my favorite designer bow in all of's images.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Les Nouvelles Sale: IRO, Lover, Eskell, and More

Les Nouvelles is having a pretty great sale and I'm tempted at each of the pieces above. IRO's loose-knit sweater is perfect for transitioning to spring while Lover's sweatshirt cape would probably get mistaken for Alexander Wang, in a good way. Even though it's about 20 degrees outside, I can't resist starting to shop for warmer weather.

IRO Seger Sweater, $198, at; Duskin The Party Dress, $357, at; Lover Fleece Hooded Circle Cape, $193, at; Raasta Bloch Smile Tee, $52, at; Raasta Ernst Jumper, $160, at; Eskell Clarke Tiered Skirt, $110, at

eBay Store Finds

Sequin Star Dress at Thirft Wares, '80s Deep V Dress at Thrift Wares, Raccoon Tail Hippie Fur Jacket at Bustown Modern

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cavern Collection

People are all excited about Cavern Collection. The LA-based brand is my kind of weird (tie dye, cosmos, antlers, geometry), so I am. Are you?

Dunes Drape, $84, at; X-Pattern Leggings, $114, at; Petrichor Antler Necklace, $161, at

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Monday, January 25, 2010

New Shoe Shapes For Spring

I am really into the new clog/mule shoe shape for spring. The tan pair by Deena & Ozzy seem are the perfect way to try out the new trend because at only $48, they are surprisingly versatile. I would wear them with something slightly country to style like Chanel or with something sleek and modern a la Margiela. I wish I could pull off the Miss Sixty pair, but a stiletto mule is a bit much for me. Plus, I'd be slightly embarrassed to buy Miss Sixty.

Deena & Ozzy Mule, $48, at; Miss Sixty Salima Mule, $269, at; Ash Parfum Cuff Ankle Booties, $140, at; Marsell Sandal, $477, at

Geometric Leggings by Neneee

While I love Oak's Black Label leggings, they are out of my price range (for leggings at least). These geometric cut-out lettings on etsy are a great substitute. They aren't quite as slick or chic, but they are much more funky and unique. Sadly the grey is sold out and I'm not sure about wrapping my legs in marbled orange spandex.

Neneee Moon Pants, $68, at

Meryl Streep Makes Me Notice the SAG Awards

I don't care at all about the SAG Awards, but Meryl Streep wore Balenciaga and there is literally nothing else she could do to be more awesome. Plus, she looks fantastic.

Sandra Bullock and Anna Paquin both wore Alexander McQueen and looked amazing as well (aside from Anna's sour puss face). Sandra Bullock has been making some surprisingly fashionable choices lately, she might be a dark horse for best dressed at awards shows this year.


Pan Am Beautiful Women Series

After looking into vintage travel posters, specifically vintage Pan Am posters, I found the Pan Am Beautiful Women Series. Starting in the '60s, the airline created an entire campaign based around the women in the exotic destinations they could fly you. The best part is that literally everything about these ads is offensive now. I was led there by Happy Mundane who posted these posters below from 1971-1972. How great are the images and the use of Helvetica. I would love to have any of these on my wall.

Via Everything Pan Am and Happy Mundane

Friday, January 22, 2010

Adam Kimmel Fall 2010

The masks in Adam Kimmel's Fall 2010 collection are scary amazing, right?


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vena Cava Nails

I did my nails the other day and realized they looked like this Vena Cava dress. Works for me. (You can't really see the holographic outline on the black triangles, but it's there.)

Vena Cava Mandala Dress, $252.50, at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prada S/S 2010 Lookbook

Miuccia Prada proves her genius again and again. Not only does she consistently create the most exciting collections, but her lookbooks for each season are always spot-on. These images of Prada's Spring 2010 collection are beyond cool.

Via Russh

Phillip Lim in My Dreams

3.1 Phillip Lim Tiered Ruffle Top, $274, at; Topshop Scalloped Spot Crop Top, $50, at
3.1 Phillip Lim Lace Tee, $450, at; Luca Couture Lace Back-Button Top, $58, at

Due to my obsession with Phillip Lim's Resort collection and my near complete lack of resources, I've been looking for ways to get the same look. Why spend $274 on a polka dot tank when you can spend only $50? Oh, right, Lim's actually is 6 times better.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Golden Globes 2010 Runway to the Red Carpet

Chloe Sevigny in Valentino Spring 2010Diane Kruger in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Spring 2009January Jones in Lanvin
Sandra Bullock in Bottega Veneta Spring 2010
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Spring 2010
Tina Fey in Zac Posen Resort 2010
Zoe Saldana in Louis Vuitton

As much as fashion lovers anticipate awards season to see which of our favorite stars match up with our favorite designers, there is always a tinge of disappointment with the red carpet. NY Mag accuses award show dresses of being boring and ugly because major designers refuse to lend to Hollywood. At this weekend's 67th Annual Golden Globes, many of the major designers were represented, but designs often seem less impressive on the red carpet than on the runway. Take a look and decide for yourself which is better.