Pre-Fall Collection Time!!!

Fall is my favorite season. I hope that we can drag out this L.A. fall/winter season just a bit longer. Today on one of my days off this week I checked out some of my fav pre-fall collections. Next month is fashion week and I can’t wait to see what we are all gonna be bundled up in next fall.

My three favorite collections that I seen so far are Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, and Diesel Black Gold.

Alexander Wang

-we all by this point know my love for A.Wang. I can however admit when I’m not in love with a collection however, this one is pretty spot on for me. With a nod to menswear tailoring he makes my mouth water yet again. Can we talk about that burnout tribal jacket? Here we go…

Helmut Lang

- I don’t talk too much about Helmut Lang but they are one of my go tos when I think of timeless basics. I have these awesome sweaters and skirts that still have carried me through seasons and seasons so far. Their aesthetic hasn’t changed much but that sorta the fun isnt it?

Diesel Black Gold

- This newish line from Diesel is already being compared to brand by the likes of Acne and Rag and Bone. Diesel has shown real growth and a point of view past their extremely popular denim in the 90s and logo printed t-shirts. This line is worth a second look…

photos via fashionologie, style.com

Lost Again…

every time I feel lost and confused I look for inspiration…it’s that time again…another post on what catches my eye this week.

images via weheartit and tumblr

 

Pleats from the Streets.

New Trend Alert! I know that we all shouldn’t use trends as a guide but more of an inspiration to change up your look each season. This season pleats seem to be the name of the game. Wow, ok way too many cliches in that one.

ASOS is one of those shops that can always wow me. This season they are offering so many options it’s making my head spin! From the patterns and lengths to even a daytime casual dress, pleats are not just for your uniform anymore. Pleated tailored shorts too! I for one can’t wait to get a black pleated maxi for my very own.

More pleats on the runway for Spring 2011

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credit: thefashionspot, asos.com

 

Fashion Film: Belle Sauvage FW 2011 “Self Similarity”

It’s no secret that fashion films are the wave of the future. More and more these short films or “video editorials” are popping up. This gives people all over the world the chance to see the clothing in motion and is more realistic than a photograph in a highly stylized environment. Since an attempt at trying to make my own I have been obsessed with tracking them down on youtube and becoming more inspired by the minute.

Belle Sauvage is an edgy label out of London and has just recently caught my eye. Worn by Katy Perry, Florence Welch, and La Roux it is sure to be another designer that will break the bank for me. Their fall 2011 collection showed influences from Martin Margiela to Tim Burton with leather cut outs andΒ  architecturally gorgeous accessories.

Here is their fashion film for the season:

Fashion short film for Belle Sauvage FW2011 entitled “Self-Similarity”.
Film by Christian Neuman
A glassloves and Focusart production
Produced by Gity Monsef and Michelle Arnusch
Cinematography by Alex Aach
Styling Masha Monbelli
Music by Planktonwaves
Hair by Sam Burnett
Makeup by Oscar Alexander Lundberg
Model Elina from Profile
Location by Joe Kotroczo
Special thanks to Virginia Ferreira

New York Fashion Week Re-Cap!!!

Ok, so it’s been a while since I have really updated and let everyone know whats going on..Well since I was working all during fashion week in NY I am still trying to catch up with my favorite shows. For now I wanted to share my favorite looks from the collections past..Image Heavy!!! Be warned! But it’s amazing!

Proenza Schouler


I think it’s safe to say that almost every show that Proenza has showed over the last few years I have liked. When it comes to a refined version of how I dress then it’s Proenza Schouler. This season they have taken a tribal influence into such a seemingly staple in any woman’s wardrobe. It’s amazing that they have alerted the new fashion generation to new “classic” style. At least in my opinion.

 

Alexander Wang

Now, we all know that I love me some Alexander Wang. He has gone back to what makes me love him so much. The cool downtown New York girl with just a little tinge of Seattle in 1992. He brought back the importance of a good jacket and the perfect pair of black pants. Again, another season that I just need to get a piece of.

3.1 Philip Lim

As the seasons go on I am paying more attention to Philip Lim’s designs. This is also much like my growing love for Marni. I think because I am entering my late 20s (yep, I said it) that my style is always changing. Into something more timeless and less trend driven. I would wear almost every single piece in this collection. Whether its a day of shopping or a day at the office. He has dressed women in every important moment in her life. And I want to be on this bandwagon she’s on.

credit: style.com

 

Menswear Monday: Men’s Fashion Week Picks!

So finally it’s time for the men to show what they have in store for the Fall season. I happen to love fall clothes and I love even more the men that are in them. These are my picks for the season! Guys, start takin some notes!

Acne F/W 11.12

Yves Saint Laurent F/W 11.12

Rick Owens F/W 11.12

It’s Rick Owens, need I say more? Gorgeous, Gothic, Grunge.

 

Credit: wwd.com, thefashionspot.com, style.com

Menswear Monday: This isn’t a Spectator Sport!

One of the trends that has been around for decades has been the almighty dress shoe. There are many types for the men out there but one of the most edgy while remaining timeless is the spectator shoe. While they come in many colors the simple black and brown version are just dandy for me.

Johnny Depp rockin the black and white on the red carpet *swoon

Marlon Brando screen testing for “Streetcar Named Desire”

On the runways of the Comme Des Garcons show

Here’s Diane Kruger wearing some on a casual night out…see…girls can rock em too!

credit: justjared.com, googleimages

Lanvin! You make me feel like a natural woman!

Ok as most of my friends know, I’m not one for dressing up. In fact I absolutely hate it. I don’t own a little black dress or anything even close. However, this past lanvin show makes me want to run around the house like a seven year old in my mothers dresses and pumps. So for the next spring season I intend on floating around in flowy dresses like this.

Paris fashion week oh my!

Paris fashion week has come again! One of the masters of avant garde fashion, Martin Margiela has done it once again. I absolutely love what he has done with forming fashion and art together. These are my favorite looks this season:

Source: thefashionspot

Tomorrow I’m on my way to Paris!!!

Goddess of the Elements: Alexander Wang S/S 2011


I think that the invention of the live streaming fashion show is the greatest invention since sliced bread. I watched Rodarte last season and hope against hopes I heard that Alexander Wang was going to stream it this year.

I was sitting up with Becca, my friend who is working on PR and styling for the blogs upcoming projects and we waited by the computer for the show to start at 2pmPST this afternoon. It finally started and it was a breath of fresh air from the very first look. The flowing fabrics, and the gentle lines within the designs was something seen before but done with a downtown chic cool that Wang knows so well. Each color in the palette represented for me the elements; the white was visually attributed to water and air. The copper reminded me of fire, and the green of course was the Earth.

Wrap me up in elements for the coming spring season.

credit: wwd.com

Gi-Gi-GIvenchy Haute Couture…

I have always thought that if I was ever a super hero or in a science fiction fantasy movie then this is what I would wear. I can imagine strolling down a mountain as a goddess wearing Riccardo Tischi’s latest collections. Check out this breathtaking show from the Fall 2008 Haute Couture season.

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source: style.com, jakandjil.com/blog

Gimme Gimme Gimme…I need some More…Dont ask what for…

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Alexander Wang Handbags F/W 09.10

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ps. the title of this entry is a Black Flag song..(if you don’t know it then get the album “Damaged”) You will thank me…

Frankenstein Never Looked this Good…

Rodarte’s past collection for the 2009.10 Fall Winter season was simply breathtaking. The designs were reminiscent of a Frankenstein silhouette with constricted movement and strap like details. One of my favorite elements of the show was the color palette progression that moved from a light and airy beige to a dark gothic twist.

The design team, sister duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy have outdone themselves with yet anther editorial heavy collection. I’m sure we can count on seeing this in numerous glossies (fashion mags) in the coming months. The shoes were thigh high boots that looked like they were sealed with duct tape and wrapped. With heavy chunky knits and beautiful embellished details I can only hope that one day in the future we will all look like this walking down 5th Avenue.

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Watch these amazing pieces in motion here:

Rodarte Fall.Winter 2009.10

all photos: style.com