I got an email from Town Shoes today and Philip Sparks spring 2008 shoes are front and center. Guys, Philip’s shoes are now on sale at Town! Don’t forget to check out the 70% off sale. image: townshoes.com
Yes, you can purchase Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony at Holt Renfrew Here’s a look at the collection image: polly hawk
Gotstyle 5 Days of Madness – 75% Off Till February 2, 2008
Roland Mouret – Ready to Wear Fall 2008 – 2009 I wasn’t all that in love with the spring 2008 collection for RM by Roland Mouret, but he has turned me around for fall 2008. Style.com says it’s a pre-fall collection and the fashion spot says it’s Fall 2008, i’m going with the fashion spot. images: thefashionspot.com
I’m finally returning the love everyone! Thanks for waiting while I got my butt in gear.
Agenda Inc. linked to the BBC documentary The secret world of Haute Couture I want to tell you about a club I’ve heard of. It’s secret, highly exclusive. There are no written rules to decide if you can or can’t join. There’s no official committee to vote you in. This club has got only about 200 members in the entire world, all women. What they have in common is the desire and the means to acquire the most expensive clothes that money can buy. Edit: I’ve found a single youTube video for this great documentary. Enjoy it in it’s entirety now.
I’ve always thought LeSportsac was a little too expensive for a nylon bag; it has the Prada syndrome. That being said, I did by a Tokidoki messenger bag by Le Sportsac because it was damn cute. The prints are something this company does damn well.
Totally off topic, but Cute Overload is the best and I always makes me feel better after viewing its cute animal goodness. Cute Overload!
I’ve noticed a lot of people have taken to hotlinking images from my site. It’s not cool, that’s my bandwidth you are using aXXXXXXs! I’ll be taking steps in the next few weeks to make sure that if you hotlink an image from my site, you’ll get a nasty surprise instead of the expected image. If you want to use an image you see on I want – I got, download it and host it on your own damn server! UDPATE: After thinking about it this post was a little harsh. So, I’ve edited the language abit. I just wanted to let hotlinkers know that I’m pissed. Hotlinking is NOT COOL and just plain rude. There are many free image hosting services available to everyone on the net. So, please don’t do it.
A Night City Scarf by Gillian Rode The fabric is brass that has been enameled and it’s unbelievably flexible and fluid and will last a lifetime. It is not rigid and moves just like fabric. Each hexagon is 1/8″ in diameter and they are machine linked together. Yay, more local goodies. This time we have Toronto resident Gillian Rode. I do believe that someone wore the Night City Scarf at the Buy Design for Windfall photoshoot last weekend. Can you spot it? It looks like the model from the above shots. Available in Toronto at: Anti-Hero 113 Yorkville Ave D’Lightful 202 Augusta Ave Fawn 967 Queen West unit 121 Georgie Bolesworth / Model Citizen 913 Dundas St. W The Pink Heart 482 Eglington Ave Ukula 492 College St. For you non-local types, you can make your purchases via etsy. Click the link.
I hear we will have another Canadian to cheer during New York Fashion Week, it’s Arthur MendonÃ§a. Congrats Arthur, I can’t wait to see the show. Unfortunately it will be online like most people, I’m not attending the fall shows in New York this season. 🙁 image: mendonca.ca
When I was in NYC the Costume Institute at the MET was closed. So I was excited to see the new MET blog called blog.mode: addressing fashion – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Each post features an item from their collection and there are some really beautiful pieces.
Goffredo Fantini boots Since the beginning of the fall I’ve been obsessed with finding a knee high pair of flat, black boots. I looked all over, most of the perfect boots I saw were out of my price range (damn you Prada). Others were just plain ugly. I thought a pair of Miss Sixty boots were going to be my savior, but then I tried them on and they sucked. On the urging of a friend, I decided to check out Zola Shoes. I had been at Zola before the Xmas rush and they didn’t have my size in the shoes I liked. However, this time it was love at first sight when I saw these. They aren’t quite flat, but the hardware on the shaft of the boot is killer.
Valentino presented his last collection yesterday. It’s the end of an era. image: the fashion spot
If you are wondering there is a great thread on the Fashion Spot called Haute Couture Clients 2008. image: Givenchy Haute Couture 2008 from the fashion spot.
Emilio Pucci Laser-Cut Suede Shift Dress click for larger images. image: bergdorfgoodman.com
Givenchy Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008 This collection is weird. I really like some of the minimalist pieces, but they don’t represent couture to me. As a member of The Fashion Spot said, who really needs $20,000 leggings. It’s very ready to wear. The last two dresses are more what I’m looking for. I felt the collection didn’t have a single direction or theme. It was like he did three collections: minimalist, ethereal and highly structured. images: thefashionspot
I’m having a love hate relationship with the Chanel Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008 collection. On one hand, some of the outfits are to die for, very beautiful. However, I hate the presentation. The large tacky Chanel jacket in the background. Why the hell aren’t the models wearing heels. Check out style.it and look at how awful the collection photos are. The models don’t know how to pose in flats and it’s just plain awkward and unflattering. Devon Aoki looks like hell, as does the dress, IMO. The shoes are awful. I do love the wrap skirts and the jackets. images: thefashionspot
Christian Dior Spring Summer 2008 Haute Couture video As always the collection is better on video than print. God, the shoes look dangerous.
Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2008 – Mens Ready to Wear There were a lot of scarves at the Dries Van Noten menswear show that I liked. I love the way the the scarf is tied in the second image. I must find a way to recreate it. images: men.style.com
Prada Spring Summer 2008 Ad Campaign with Sasha Pivovarova by Steven Meisel Another ad campaign at Prada with head girl Sash Pivovarova. I didn’t care much for the collection when it came out, but these ads have changed my mind. Click the images for bigger Sasha goodness. images: thefashionspot
Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2008 Giorgio Armani Prive is another designer that doesn’t do anything for me during HC. His stuff is just to damn wearable. However, I did see a few looks that I thought were interesting. You just know someone is going to wear look #2 to some awards show, it’s a classic beauty. Click the thumbnails for bigger pics. images: thefashionspot
Loeffler Randall Vachetta Flat Boot Loeffler Randall flat boots are always ranking highly on my list. Loeffler Randall shoes are available in Toronto at Holt Renfrew and TNT. Ready to wear and handbags are available at Augustina Boutique image: saksfifthavenue.com
Vernice Flower Patent Sandal by Prada I wasn’t excited about Prada this season back in September. However, some of the pieces are growing on me. I really like the ad campaign too. This sandal is really cute.