Fashion has become obsessed with mint for Spring…it was Alexander Wang’s main colour for SS11, one of Chanel’s staple must-have nail shades, and its been all over the high street lately. Limecrime even came up with a mint lipstick! The trouble with colour trends is I tend to overdose on them after a few months, so I’m a little concerned I’ll stock up on anything and everything mint coloured and then be sick to death of it all come fall. Ah well, fashion is fickle, as they say.
From top to bottom clockwise: Mint dress from Pixiemarket, Alexander Wang bag, Limecrime “Mint to Be” lipstick, Topshop nail varnish in “Gone Fishing”, mint and leopard Underground creepers.
How do you feel about colour trends?
I’d like to make up for my lack of posts over the Holidays with what I believe to be the most hideously amazing Christmas knitwear ever to graze the small screen, courtesy of the “Five Gold Rings” episode of Rock and Chips. This episode literally features a knitted sari, as well as this nausea-inducing, putrid yellow Christmas tree atrocity. You’re welcome.
2011! A new year, a clean slate, and finally time to forget about last years tired trends. One thing I have seen WAYYY too much of in the past year is crosses. Cross jewelry, cross t-shirts, cross headbands…YAWN! However I can’t help but love these amazing cross print collars by DimePiece for Spring 2011. The video lookbook, shot by Kathryna Hancock, is equally troubling; Despite its employment of overused fashion film clichés like black & white and mirror effects, I still love it.
So what’s the verdict, can crosses stick around for another season?
I am dying over this gorgeous ram fur fringe top by Daydream Nation…I love the two tone, the fringe, the tunic shape and the v-neck, and most of all, the print. It’s like an aztec feather/fur magical sheep situation and I’m all for it.
Available online at Pixie Market.
Dying over this Cooperative Designs SS10 hooded poncho, I love the cut out sleeves and the two-tone, its right up my alley.
Available online at Fatal.
I’m so jealous, Johnny Weir has THE sunglasses I’ve been obsessing over for months now (here). I’m sure you are all sick of hearing about the Jeremy Scott TV glasses but as I can’t help it…as Johnny Weir says, “The fact that they’re TV’s says it all”.
Also, the man has a “Balenciaga tree”. This refers to a display of EVERY AVAILABLE COLOUR of the classic Balenciaga hobo. I am hideously jealous. Watch his “closet confession” from Bluefly and feel my pain;
Obsessssssed with this paper thin leather studded jacket by Lily L…love the raw edges and tiny studs. I could see myself rocking this everyday. The dress is pretty rad as well (pictured after the jump).
Ohmygod, like, Kristin Cavallari has the same McQueen scarf as me. Embarassing.
Here is the (almost) completed DIY safety pin shirt I mentioned here and here. It was a bit big so I cut the sleeves and pinned the shoulders as well. Apologies for the graininess.
Here you can see a close-up of the shoulder;
Occasionally some belly button peaks through;
Good things come when you least expect them. I spent days hunting for shoes after my creepers broke, but to no avail…and then I randomly saw these on my way to Lush. They are the cutest shoes in the whole wide world and they are mine now :)
They are leopard! And fuzzy! And comfy! I stood in front of the display for about twenty minutes trying to decide which print to go with, they had zebra, lace print and little stars, but these ones just seeemed right.
I’ve noticed people styling tights over dress shirts and boxers and so on in a way I haven’t seen before…new trend? I love the Vivienne Westwood example (after the jump) but I’m sort of hoping this doesn’t become a mainstream trend :P
(Tights Magazine shot by Megan Gow) Continue reading
I’m so jealous of all the bloggers who are in Florence celebrating Luisa Via Roma’s 10th year anniversary…mostly because I am deeply in love with this Fummel + Kram scarf that they carry. Fummel + Kram are known for making these incredible embroidered scarves, like the pac man one I mentioned before. I have to say I like this one even more than the pacman one though, first of all because I’ve always been obsessed with russian dolls, and secondly because each one has its own personality here. I spy a clown, a penguin, and a robot…don’t they look festive on the black background?
Available for pre-order online at Luisa Via Roma.
A sick video for a sick collection; “Maneater” by Derek Blais & Carly Bangs for Pink Cobra A/W 2010. I just wish it showed more of the clothes. The lookbook is worth checking out, find it here.
Pink Cobra // Maneater on Vimeo on Vimeo
I am halfway done with the task of bedazzling my yellow Espadrilles.
How-to: Sew pom pom to shoe. Repeat.
I recommend not sewing while wearing the shoes, for obvious reasons. I’m not sure why I’m telling you this either, because I might be the only person who thinks its a good idea to wear these in public, but you never know.
I am back from Barcelona, and back to blogging! I have loads of photos to share from the the trip, (it was such a fashionable city!), but they haven’t been developed yet. Until then, can we talk about this amazing Risto Bimbiloski boyfriend jacket? I love digital prints and this one is bold but not too noisy…and I love that its slightly oversized yet still impeccably tailored.
Available online at Opening Ceremony.
I don’t think there’s much I need to say about these, anyone who reads this blog knows I’m obsessed with harem trousers. I wear them even though the general public thinks they look like giant diapers, and I would rock these even though the placement of the baroque print kind of evokes a giant crotch chandelier.
Trousers by Kokon To Zai, available online at Farfetch.
I might just have to steal this idea from the ladies at No Di$count and make my own safety pin cross shirt, like immediately. I have no patience for this type of tedious DIY but the result is so rad that I think its worth it.
I am always predictably smitten with exaggerated proportions and anything over-the-top nerdy. These Iris glasses from NastyGal certainly do the trick…need!!!
Available online at ShopNastyGal