Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Fashion Week: Saint Laurent F/W 13


You know that I was beyond elated when I saw the first photos of the new Saint Laurent collection come in. This is truly one show that I wish I could have seen first hand. Throughout the past 5 years grunge has come around both on and off the catwalk but never in a truly audacious way. Hedi Slimane’s second womenswear collection centered around “California grunge” shows Slimane’s love and passion for this truly inspiring time in history.

menssaintlaurent_1Mens Saint Laurent f/w 13

While there are so many hot and cold reviews, I personally love the show. He’s taken the Saint Laurent house to a younger crowd and even enlightening some critics into the validity of this time in “anti-fashion”. Judging from the previous fall mens show that was the “Kurt” to this “Courtney”, this collection made perfect sense. Yes, it’s not Yves Saint Laurent by the previous designer, Stefano Pilati but Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Fashion by definition is an extension of personal style and art form. So amidst all the perfectly tailored clothes and well thought out structures of the Paris shows, who’s to say that Hedi didn’t plan every detail of his show? I love seeing elements of my adolescence on the catwalks of Paris as I’m sure most of you do as well. This is every inch of Hedi’s aesthetic that I love so dear.

The Fashion Law talked to Courtney Love about the show and she had this to say: “The girl in the brown coat says it all. I love it. It reminds me of Value Village. Real grunge. I love that rich ladies are going to pay a fortune to look like we used to look when we had nothing.” ¬†Well said Courtney.







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Fashion Week Spring 2013 Roundup!

I wanted to give you and myself some time to fully digest all of the fashion collections this season. As I browsed through many shows, it came to me that this might be one of my favorite seasons. Since it’s impossible to talk about them all I’ve chosen one collection from each city and then some honorable mentions…


Paris- Haider Ackermann

-Haider Ackermann’s show was absolutely breathtaking. Throughout the typical palettes that we have come to expect with spring clothes, this was was draped in elegance and darkness. Notice the playful polka dots in sheer fabric that trail behind the models like air. This is like a metropolis steam-punk uniform for the future. Or at least I pray that it is.

Paris honorable mentions: Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen

New York- Proenza Schouler

I’ve always thought of the boys at Proenza Schouler as almost fashion psychics. Each season their designs feel on the brink of new technology. Perforated leathers, boxy silhouettes, and graphic photographic prints were the stand out features. In a world where technology and our everyday routines are changing everyday, Proenza Schouler is riding the pulse of possibilities.

New York honorable mentions: Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Y-3, VPL

London- Preen

The first thing that comes to mind is mixed media when I think of Preen. A fairly commonplace term used when describing many different shows this season. The navy chiffon slip dress I can totally see Courtney Love wearing on stage with Hole. One of the other things that I love was the progression in the show from reptile oriented prints to rosy prints and navy chiffon. Can we also talk about those ankle strapped shoes too? In love.

London honorable mentions: House of Holland, Charlie May, Burberry Prorsum

Milan- Jil Sander

Jil Sander finally returns to her fashion house after 8 years. Not that we all didn’t love Raf Simon’s contribution to the line, but it’s great to have her back. Minimalism is always been the key to understanding Sander’s woman. The shapes and lines with just the small embellishments make it sparkle with just a little bit of flair. Example: that circular pattern on the white skirt. Each piece in the collection stands alone and works so well paired with heavy hardware to build on the design, or with little to no accessories to let the volume speak for itself.

Milan honorable mentions: Marni, DSquared, Prada

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Blocked with Rick Owens Fall 2012

I realize that this is the first official collection post that I have done since fashion week has started. The funny thing about it is that I am glued to the computer from the moment that it starts. This afternoon I was finally able to catch up with all the shows I wanted to see.

Rick Owens has been one of my favorite designers for a while now. He was one of the first people that I began to study when I got into this whole fashion obsession of mine. Thankfully one of my first fashion splurge pieces was one of his leather jackets so ever since I have been in love. His past collection for Fall 2012 just reminded me again of how much I love this man. He dressed them in sort of an armor type of dress. Strange how Alexander Wang and Rick Owens both had some sort of cover-up on their women this fall. Maybe its a nod to the pending apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar. Next fall I’m in ribbed netting blending into my background of blue skies and palm trees. All while rocking a badass cocoon like¬†silhouette.

Menswear Monday: Ann Demeulemeester S/S 12

When it comes to menswear I’m learning a lot. The beginning of each week I always think about what I posted the past Monday. Sometimes during the weekend I think about what I’m going to talk about. This time its completely random.

Belgian designer, Ann Demeulemeester just knocks it out the park with every season. This season for the men she stays true to her jagged grunge style with an avant garde twist that I love so much. This season there were floppy leather hats, cut off suited pants, and fringed cardigans with undone boots that scream Ann!

And I’ll be screaming Ann for quite a while with this one.




She Still Got It…

Here is my muse, Ashley Olsen killing it in Paris right now…

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the week of fashion in paris. streetstyle.

So, in lieu of me doing an actual post I’m just posting what I would be wearing in my wild fantasy of going to Paris fashion week. Drool and enjoy!

I have a love/hate relationship with the word fierce but that’s what this is.

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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.