It’s been a weird couple months weather-wise in London, (isn’t it always?), so I think I’ve spent more time than usual hiding from the rain and lusting over Spring-ey fashion online. I’m particularly digging these floral A-Morir glasses…I usually find the brand a bit too Lady Gaga for me but these are pretty and not overly-obnoxious. (I think there’s a big difference between a statement piece and a LOOK AT ME!!!! screaming piece).
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2012 is sort of a whole new beginning for me because, for the first time since I was 5 years old, I am not a student. It’s a weird feeling, let me tell you. In the spirit of new beginnings, I want to change my shopping habits to fit a “less is more” mentality. I don’t need ten million t-shirts, I just need ten that I really really love (or maybe twenty :D ).
It is time to build a super-efficient wardrobe. And you know what that means. SHOPPING!!! The first step to my resolve is acquiring the perfect cardigan, this magical oversized Wildfox one which I feel was made for me and only me.
Have you got any fashion resolutions?
I mentioned the Wong Kar Wai x Shu Uemura collaboration before (here). Here is the gorgeous accompanying film directed by the man himself. Those eyelashes! Those colours! The glitter!
“Wong Kar Wai is a ‘master of colors’, just like Mr. Shu Uemura.
Possessing a unique perspective on femininity, he has specialized in capturing the mystique of women. In collaboration with Wong Kar Wai, Shu Uemura introduces a holiday collection rich in emotions and atmosphere, with beautiful package decoration inspired by his special short film for Shu Uemura, “Mask”. With his distinctive appreciation of femininity and his signature style that is both nostalgic and hip, this collection emphasizes timeless elegance and poetic tones, and takes the Shu Uemura look to a new dimension”.
It’s officially winter in London now, and what better excuse to online window shop and drool over amazing outerwear for the season? These three jackets are stunning and would be welcomed to my closet with open arms. By three of my favorite designers; Ashish, House of Holland and Jeremy Scott.
I also ran into these amazing coats while rooting through Asos; shearling coat by Antipodium, faux fur patchwork coat by Stolen Girlfriends Club. I want!
I stared at this blankly for a whole minute before googling Wong Kar Wai to see if there’s more than one filmmaker with that name. But no, it is indeed THE Wong Kar Wai, the revered Hong Kong filmmaker responsible for In the Mood for Love and other fashion-heavy masterpieces, who has teamed up with Shu Uemura for a makeup collaboration.
I’m not sure how I feel about this except that it makes it even more clear that fashion’s love affair with film is only going to intensify.
Thoughts? Will you be buying?
Yesterday I went to Georgia Hardinge‘s first sample sale in Hackney. This was probably the best sample sale I’ve ever been to in terms of the atmosphere; usually you have to shop with a bunch of people glaring at you and the designer either hovers in the background judging you or simply is not present. Georgia, on the other hand, greeted everyone who came in and cheerfully showed them all her wonderful pieces. (Also, there were cupcakes!!!)
Here is what I got;
I’m sort of dying over this jacket but it wasn’t at the sale! Check out the rest of her collections on her website.
I am beyond excited about Illamasqua‘s first fragrance, “Freak” which launches at the end of the month. Frankly I don’t really care what it smells like, I just love the name, campaign, and of course, the adorable little silver snail on the bottle.
Are you a freak?
I’m so excited about the Versace x H&M collaboration, the men’s looks are amazing! I’m really hoping the pink suit will come in a size that’ll fit me…it reminds me of Joan Jett in the best of possible ways.While I’m dreaming, I would also like these Underground winklepickers to complete the look (available here).
House of Holland this season was all daring print combinations and beautiful use of sheers. I love the macro-leopard (or cow?) print, ombres, and those amazing pastel colour-blocked sheer collared shirts. And what a brilliant way to use python print! The bleached denim looks like clouds in a very blue sky, and I love his clever take on tartan. I’m hoping to get my hands on those faux snake suspenders.
Photos via Style.com
I was very surprised by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac this season….although there were some of his trademark over-the-top cartoony pieces, such as the Mickey Mouse dress and the grid coat, this collection seemed a lot more somber than he is known for. I was a bit disappointed that his collection was less fun and zany than usual, but I think he does serious well; that little star and cloud dress with the sheer is beautiful, as were all of his wonderful coats and jackets and armour-inspired pieces. I’m just really hoping that this isn’t a permanent change of focus for him, because he is one of the rare designers who infuses a genuine sense of fun and playfulness in his work.
Photos via Style.com
I loved the silhouettes at Louise Gray this season, there is something sort of slouchy-sexy about her separates, and all those lovely dresses with the sleeve seams falling off the shoulders like they do when a girl borrows from her boyfriend’s closet. The fairly clean silhouettes allowed the crimped hair, adorable shoes, crazy colour combinations and abundance of detailed embroidery to shine without being overwhelming. I would happily wear that colour-blocked jacket thing in look 4 below, as well as any of the dresses and all of look 8;
Photos via Style.com
Meadham and Kirchhoff, always a highlight of LFW, delivered clown chic at its best for their Spring 2012 show in an explosion of pastel candy fluff coats, sequined and fringed hotpants, lacy trim, tartan and teddy bear appliqués. WINNING COMBINATION, I daresay. I really wish I’d seen this show in person, it looked like a massive party with balloons, streamers and ballerinas at the end.
Photos via Style.com
Gerlan Jean‘s SS12 collection “Mall Witch” is a fabulously grungy, slimy mix of men and women’s seperates, in sheers, metallics, knits and green slime print. I must get my hands on that toxic sludge necklace, pretty much all the skirts and, (of course), the AMAZING slime shoes and “fuck off” glasses. Continue reading
I feel like Betsey Johnson gets a lot of criticism for being “tacky”, over the top and intentionally oblivious to trends, but that is exactly what I love about her designs. This year her collection was a bizarre combination of old fashioned nightgowns, french maids, punk rock flare and trashy track looks, a good percentage of which I would happily wear (in public, too!). I love the chartreuse and fuchsia look, I need to immediately incorporate more of these colours into my wardrobe, and as far as I’m concerned, bone print never gets old. The same goes for sheer+stripes+ruffles (see third look).
I’m not entirely comfortable with the fact that some of the fabrics look like they were snatched off McQueen‘s cutting room floor, but I would still wear that adorable romper (above).
I’ve been desperatley seeking a matte, pebble-grey lipstick for a while now, so I was of course super excited to discover that Lime Crime is doing one. It’s called “Chinchilla” and its a soft purpley dove shade that’s being released as part of the Lip Noir collection, which I want all off. The lipsticks are supposed to be available in September, and I can’t wait to try them out. Check out Lime Crime online.