Monthly Archives: July 2010

Celine In The Cave

Listen to this whilst looking at Celine’s RTW Fall collection.

Phoebe Philo creates her second collection for Celine this A/W. The minimalist technique, the simple but luxurious fabrics, Philo knows what looks good. The collection is strong but simple, powerful but flattering, conservative but sexy. I’ve never liked the shape or style of A-line skirts, but the narrow A-lines and silk shirt combination is my favourite look of the collection. The whole collection brings back traits of both the 50s, 60s and even the 70s. Philo’s got the variety that every woman needs – the clothes can be dressed up or down and each have their own versatility. Bringing femininity back to the runway, then dressing it up in a manly trenchcoat? I applaud her.

Shoe Talk

Miu Miu Shoes, Spring/Summer 2010

Miu Miu Shoes, Fall 2010

The Miu Miu A/W shoe collection for 2010 is a swing and a miss, I fear. The S/S bird print shoe were to die for, I’ll admit. However, the upcoming season sports these bizarre 2 inch oxfords, complete with velcro, up the ankle flowers, buckles, embellishments and more bows than you can shake a stick at. I can’t see many people pulling these off come autumn. To be honest, I’d rather have a pair of Aruna Seth’s peeptoe wedges with swarovski crystal detailing and luckily, only one bow.

In further shoe news, one particular pair caused me to have a rather embarrassing incident whilst shopping in town yesterday. I was in New Look and trying on clogs. They were gorgeous, they were tan, and if I closed my eyes, and inhaled the leather, I could pretend they were Chanel. Anyway, on they went, and I did a little waddle down the runway of a New Look isle. And there I went, completely head over heels. Or, in this case, head over clogs.

Needless to say, I didn’t buy them, and it will definitely be a while before I get back on the horse clog.