Thursday, October 28, 2010
Welly, welly, well...I was doing some research for The Love Boat this week and I stumbled upon this episode with fashion's personalities of the early 1980s. I haven't watched the whole episode yet, but I am willing to bet that it is awesome. I think it is season 4 episode 25 - title: Model Marriage, A/This Year's Model/Original Sin/Vogue Rogue/Too Clothes for Comfort: Part 1 - yes there is a part 2 of the same title.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I'm really into Japanese designers right now, and here are some of my favorites from the Yohji Yamamoto Fall ready to wear collection. I like how the clothes are avante garde yet have the components of a classic fall wardrobe. Fall coats are turned into dresses, the classic suits have unusual proportions, asymmetrical coat dresses, AND traditional coats! This is a truly fantastic collection. I did check out the Fall 2010 Comme Des Garcons collection as well, and I would say that it is just strange and not stylish which disappoints me.
PS I like to look at Fall collections in the Fall rather than months before when they debut.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Above is the link where you can find more details @ ebay. I'm just getting over the flu, so more and more posts will be going up momentarily! I tried to get this skirt to fit again yesterday with no luck...boo....it is really lovely.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Yohji Yamamoto + Noir kilt-style skirt, 100% wool (but really really soft wool). The Noir label was launched in 1995 and emphasizes classic Yamamoto design. The clothes are usually black, so this is an unusual piece because it is brown.
Here is the link if you are interested in purchasing!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
This is The Prophetess Libuse by Karel Vitezslav Masek circa 1893 featured in the art nouveau decorative arts wing of the Musee d'Orsay. I have been thinking about it a lot and decided to search it out today....and...well....here it is, I hope you like it too.
In Brussels we happened upon a lovely jewelry boutique called the Collectors Gallery. The woman working (Shu Shu - spelling?) was so wonderful and accommodating. The gallery has a range of unusual jewels at a range of prices. I bought this praline ring by Nikki Boden for around $35, but there were rare Lagerfeld for Chanel runway jewels as well. I told Shu Shu how much I love Chanel and she actually let me play with the collection of gorgeous bangle bracelets. It is a wonderful place to check out in Brussels. Below are some other Nikki Boden designed rings that I want. I'm hoping to carry her jewelry when we finally start our Etsy store!
I don't want to Martha Stewart out here, but I think that this vodka would be a great party favor or center piece for a Halloween party. I just want it, I like the object, plus they have a funny ad campaign with Dan Aykroyd. Justin says that he saw this at Bev-Mo, it is $42.00 (I think), usually I buy the cheap stuff at Trader Joe's. I suppose you would just have to buy this once and then refill with cheap stuff later, it is an investment vessel! http://www.crystalheadvodka.com/related_sites
While in Paris, I went to the Decorative Arts Museum which was having a retrospective of contemporary fashion from the 70s and 80s. This is the first part of a two volume retrospective, so the next exhibition will be 90s and 2000s. The 70s-80s portion is closing October 10, but if you are in the area in the next couple days, go and check it out. My favorites were represented YSL (of course), Miyake, Kenzo, Kawakubo, but to my surprise I left totally enamored by Cacharel and Jean Muir. I'm going to have to do more research on them, but the clothes that represented them were stellar. The fashion show that played with the Cacharel exhibit, was fun and gorgeous, it kind of remind me of what Laura Ashley might be like if it was less Little House on the Prairie and more Parisian.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I posted about this Tous leather bracelet earlier, not realizing that it is a mere $69.00! The dark colors are sold out on the website, but the pink is not, and I think the pink is really cute. I mean I still can't get it, but it is definitely affordable. http://tous-shop.com/product/1079/14/27/1/1/LEATHER-BRACELETGARDENFUCHSIA.htm#
Here are a couple more exquisite rings from Lydia Courteille. I'm sensing a new jewelry obsession totally out of my league. Courteille's website is magical, take a look:
It is no secret that I like gothy fashion, well, high end gothy fashion. This fall there are some great gothy fashions, especially unaffordable but exquisite accessories! I'm still not sure about the sheer lace dresses. Well, I'm warming up to them after the delight that was the Geoffrey Beene dress on ebay. Anyhow, I especially like the leather bracelet by Tous circled above. Upon second look though, check out those cross earrings by Lydia Courteille. If I didn't only have one earring hole (the other closed up and I'm afraid to get it pierced again) these would be on a dream jewelry list. Below is a cool ring also by Lydia Courteille, that is currently on the dream list. The ring is made of gold with diamond detail with an ancient Middle Eastern amulette within.
Friday, October 1, 2010
While in France, I couldn't help but notice the brand Saint-James. It is a high quality prep-nautical brand, that is both stylish and practical for the often cold coastal climates of France. I love that the clothes are simple and classic, but also have really lovely details like the large pearl buttons, which gives it a feminine elegance which usually isn't seen in most nautical wear. To check out more Saint-James go to http://www.saint-james.fr/