It is so difficult to be inspired during exam months. Y’know, fashion-wise. Waiting to go into the exam halls, surrounded by 100+ other students awash with a disheartening spirit, looking around is a bleak and miserable thing. I personally would rather be sitting down with June’s copy of Elle* and a nice cuppa, as opposed to sitting down with a headache, 3 pens (preparation is key, I found out during the 1 pen disaster during the SATs of ’09) and a history final. I look to the invigilators, walking around in their caffeine-induced zombie-like daze, hopeful for some fashion sense, only to be disappointed by their poor socks-with-sandals effort.
After completing the history test with time to spare, my mind wonders: imagine if our invigilators were über cool people like Zach Braff and Rosie-Huntington-Whitely (who is from now on to be referred to as RHW, as that name is too long to type. Who says teenagers are lazy?). Zach could sing ‘GUY LOVE’** with me while Rosie struts up and down the walkways in something fabulously ‘vomit-pink’. If only.
(*Have you seen July’s cover girl? The aforementioned RHW! She looks stunning. She has a sort of odd-looking face, more striking than traditionally pretty. I love how Elle have used a sort of juxtaposition in the shoot, between the strong, striking features of her face and hair and the soft, romancey-ness (that’s a word, right?) of the clothes. Her cheekbones would cut you like glass and she pulls of a silk Nina Ricci blouse not quite like you’ve ever seen, so check out the issue now. Preview pictures below…)
(**I am a long-term Scrubs fan, therefore Zach Braff (AKA J.D.) being my ideal invigilator is not surprising. If you have no idea what I mean when I mention the song ‘Guy Love’, you’re missing out. The ‘Guy Love’ refers to the bromance between J.D. and his best friend Turk. Check it out below…)
Ance. Fall 2010. Everything. The colours. The fabrics. The androgyny. The chunky, grungy shape. Gah, too much love.
photo credit; romanorums
1 Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platform Boot, Free People
2 Falling Leaves Necklace, Forever 21
3 Olive Green Chunky Sweater, Rag & Bone @ Net-A-Porter
4 Leather Shorts, Alice Temperley @ Net-A-Porter
5 Pink Tan Satchel – Dorothy Perkins
6 Light Terracotta Blazer – H&M
Now then, a chunky jumper and a thick-ish blazer may not seem like a good idea to most of you, especially as we’re just heading into spring/summer. But, well, I live in England, where we won’t be seeing much of summer and, as for Spring – it’s usually accompanied by lots of rain. So, the aformentioned chunky jumper and thick-ish blazer is indeed neccessary. On the bright side, look – I’M EMBRACING COLOUR! :O
What are your key buys this Spring?
Posted in Fashion, New Buys, News, Randoms, Shoes
Tagged Alice Temperley, Dorothy Perkins, F21, H&M, Jeffrey Campbell, Rag & Bone, Shopping
What time is it? Excuse time!
Only I don’t really have many excuses for lack of blogging, I’m just lacking in things to say. Well, that’s not completely accurate, as I could talk for England, but fashion wise, I’ve been totally uninspired. And just after fashion week, I know that this may seem ridiculous, but truth be told, I’ve haven’t been particularly enthused by most of what I’ve seen this S/S ’11. Why? Partly because I’m an A/W girl at heart. Partly because I prefer the simple, darker shades of fall – rather than the colour pop that seems to have spread like an infection over LFW (see Meadham Kirchhoff, Christopher Kane and Prada). And partly because, I’ve been working on a little project related to street style – on which I’ll keep you posted.
Nonetheless, there were a few shining beacons of hope playing for the minimalism side (see Rag & Bone, Jil Sander and Chloe). And a few other noteworthy contenders include Alexander Wang (1), Celine (2) and Collette Dinnigan (3). Wang’s summer collection was full of simplicity and optimism, yet the witchy silhouette gave it an edge. Celine’s androgyny and use of layering never fail to impress. And perhaps the lesser-known Collette Dinnigan really impressed this S/S, with her fun, youthful collection that included bloomer shorts, baby doll dresses and cropped trousers.
So Spring/Summer collections are never my favourite – mostly because of the lack of black (quick high-five for the rhyme there). After all, black is my safety colour, my comfort zone, and maybe I need to try the trend and add a little colour into my wardrobe. Well, I guess it’s always good to try new things…
And, finally, to end this post (there are more posts to come though, pinkie promise), a few inspiration pics to help me embrace a little colour (aaaaaaaah!)
(photos courtesy of style.com, elleuk.com)
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed fashion week more than I did!
Lots of love,
Posted in Collections, Edits, Fashion, Fashion Week, Places, Runway
Tagged AlexanderWang, Celine, Collette Dinnigan, colour trend, fashion, Fashion week, Spring/Summer, street style
I need these shoes in my life.