i want: Marie Saint Pierre Spring Summer 2013

Marie Saint Pierre Spring Summer 2013
Marie Saint Pierre Spring Summer 2013 – Cyana

Marie Saint Pierre has two beautiful jackets in the Spring Summer 2013 collection that I’m loving.
Cyana is a maxi length redingote with a belt.
Joshua uses mesh materials with tuxedo lapel.

Marie Saint Pierre Spring Summer 2013
Marie Saint Pierre Spring Summer 2013 – Joshua

Both items are available online at mariesaintpierre.com. There is also a number of retailers that carry the line in Toronto.

images: mariesaintpierre.com

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Comme des Carrés, Hermès x Comme des Garçons

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Cheval surprise studio des fleurs
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCheval surprise studio des fleurs

A few months ago Hermès and Rei Kawakubo announced that they would collaborate. Comme des Garçons x Hermès scarves naturally got people pretty excited. I’m one of them. The collaboration resulted in two collections named “Black and White” and “Colour”. Rei incorporated house designs and manipulated them to create something new.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Touch Me
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РTouch Me

The ‘Black and White’ collection is available only in Comme des Garçons shops (Aoyama-Tokyo, New York, Paris). The ‘Colour’ collection: collection can only be purchased at Dover Street Market stores (London, Tokyo). For people who can’t get to Tokyo, Paris or New York, you can buy the scarves online at www.doverstreetmarket.com from February 6, 2013 for the ‘Colour’ collection and from April 1, 2013 for the ‘Black and White’ collection. Prices start range from £300 – £1,500.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Patch g+-¼ant
Hermès x Comme des Garçons – Patch g+-¼ant

They are rolling out the sale of the scarves in the retail shops. Here are the details

  • From 6th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop, Paris
  • From 7th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop, New York
  • From 8th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop in Aoyama-Tokyo, and the Dover Street Market Ginza shop.
  • From 12th February in the Dover Street Market shop, London
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Harnais de cour
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РHarnais de cour

“Rei Kawakubo has stamped her vision on the Hermès scarf. With rigour, precision, energy and salience”, remarks Bali Barret, Artistic Director.

“I have always deeply respected the tradition and craftsmanship of Hermès. In our project together, rather than wanting to wear the scarves, I was looking forward to the change that would happen when I added something to the beautiful ‘paintings’ of Hermès scarf designs. I think through the addition of abstract images, we have transformed the scarf and created something new”, comments Rei Kawakubo.(source: press release)

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Quadrige
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РQuadrige
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour N&B
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour N&B

I love the collection but who didn’t expect that. My favourite prints are Patch g+-¼ant and Touch Me.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Coaching
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCoaching
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Circuit 24 Faubourg
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCircuit 24 Faubourg

images: courtesy of Hermès

i want: A Fox Brooch by Lea Stein

Fox Brooch by Lea Stein
Fox Brooch by Lea Stein

I was browsing the Valery Demure online shop and noticed this Fox brooch in the Rarities section. The designer is french artist, Lea Stein. She known as “the most notable and innovative designer of plastic jewelry of the 20th century”. She started working in textiles in the late 50s but eventually grew interested in plastics in the mid 60s. She married a chemist and together they created a new layering technique for plastic.

She worked with her husband, chemist Ferdinand Steinberger, to develop a process of layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate (or rhodoid) and laminating them to form a “multi-coloured sandwich of plastic”.[3] Each ‘sandwich’ was baked for a long time, then cooled and cut into shapes. The process could take as long as six months. This technique allowed Stein to insert different fabrics (such as brocades and lace), colors and textures into the plastic.(source)

images: valerydemure.com

i want: Feather Cat Eye Sunglasses by Charlotte Olympia x Linda Farrow

Feather Cat Eye Sunglasses by Charlotte Olympia x Linda Farrow
Feather Cat Eye Sunglasses by Charlotte Olympia x Linda Farrow

Charlotte Olympia makes shoes and handbags I really like. I guess I can add sunglasses to that list too. The brand partnered with Linda Farrow to create the Feather Cat Eye shades. She’s got a great eye for accessories which isn’t surprising because Charlotte Olympia Dellal has amazing style. These sunglasses are around $410 and available online at luisaviaroma.com, charlotteolympia.com and lindafarrow.com.

images: luisaviaroma.com

i want: Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen

Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen
Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been paying much attention to McQueen after Alexander died. Not that Sarah Burton isn’t doing a bang up job, it’s just missing something for me. That being said, I do love this Dragonfly Spine Lace dress from the Resort 2013 collection.

images: alexandermcqueen.com

i want: Givenchy Antigona Handbag

Givenchy Antigona Handbag
Givenchy Antigona Handbag

Cue the new handbag obsession, the Givenchy Antigona. Ricardo Tisci introduced the Antigona in 2010. This boston style bag comes in a variety of skins and colour combinations. Right now the above blue and black combination is my favourite. It’s $2300 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Givenchy Antigona Handbags
Givenchy Antigona Handbags

The handbag is named after Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who are all characters dreamed up by Sophocles. The orange Givenchy Antigona is $1989.22 on farfetch.com.

Givenchy Antigona Handbag
Givenchy Antigona Handbag

The brown and black Givenchy Antigona is $2426.00 from shopzoeonline.com. The Antigona comes in three sizes. You can get an idea of the price range from this link.. Givenchy is available in Toronto at Holt Renfrew.

images: bergdorfgoodman.com, luisaviaroma.com, lyst.com

i want: Alias Gown by Mary Katrantzou

Alias Gown by Mary Katrantzou
Alias Gown by Mary Katrantzou

The Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2013 collection took stamps and money gave it the Katrantzou spin. It was one of my favourite collections from the season. This Alias Gown looks like pretty foreign currency. What country it’s based on, I have no idea. The gown is a stretch jersey so I bet it fits like a dream. As everything that is gorgeous, it costs a fortune, $2,495USD at Barney’s. You can find Mary Katrantzou in Canada at The Room @ The Bay.

images: lyst.com

i want: Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013

Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013
Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013

I’m on the hunt for a great all around bag. Ideally it would have a messenger strap but I think I can overlook that it’s missing from the Marni Flap Bag. It’s a great size and comes in colours to match many outfits.

Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013
Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013

The form is reduced to its pure essence, laid bare to expose the precision of the cut and beauty of the leather. The material used is fine calf leather on a monocolour or bicolour panel. Studs decorate the bag leaving its shape clean and graphic.(Source: press release)

Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013
Marni Flap Bag Resort and Spring Summer 2013

The photos show styles from the Resort 2013 collection and the Spring Summer 2013 Marni fashion show.

images: eastnews.ru, tooklookbook.com

i want: Girdle Seam Shift Dress by Thom Browne

Girdle Seam Shift Dress by Thom Browne
Girdle Seam Shift Dress by Thom Browne

Thom Browne is one of my dream designers. He’s not for everyone and a lot of his designs are considered just weird to people. Thom Browne is a fashion week favourite of mine as his shows are always thought-provoking, unconventional and damn entertaining. I dream of owning his collections (both namesake and Moncler Gamma Bleu) season after season but I might be able to pull of a random sale purchase at Last Call like my Jil Sander blazer. His stuff is crazy expensive. I’m such a nerd about Thom Browne that my heart fluttered when I saw that the Thom Browne twitter account favourited my tweet about the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. I don’t know if Thom actually runs that account but it’s the possibility that he does that makes me so fangirly about it.

Girdle Seam Shift Dress by Thom Browne
Girdle Seam Shift Dress by Thom Browne

Anyways, this dress. I can’t even. Adorable Whales, skeletons and tennis rackets. Random and cute always wins me over. The accordion pleats on the back of the dress are great. I would wear this to work and everywhere. A pair of black heels and a cardigan can make it perfect for the office. The photo shows that there is a coordinating cardigan if you want to go ultra matchy matchy.

Thom makes his clothing in Japan so that explains some of the crazy price point. This dress is fully lined and 100% silk. I wish everything I owned was fully lined.  You can buy this dress at Moda Operandi now, no pre-order. It’s *gulp* $3,100.

images: modaoperandi.com

i want: Melanie Georgacopoulos Half Gold Covered Rings

Melanie Georgacopoulos Half Gold Covered Rings
Melanie Georgacopoulos Half Gold Covered Rings

I like bold jewellery and there are time when the simplest designs have the most impact. I would say Melanie Georgacopoulos jewellery falls into the latter category.

Melanie Georgacopoulos Half gold covered peacock
Melanie Georgacopoulos Half gold covered peacock

I love the simplicity of the design and that it’s not conventional. The Half gold covered ring peacock and Half gold covered pearl ring white both contain natural pearls and 18K solid yellow gold.

Melanie Georgacopoulos Half gold covered pearl ring white
Melanie Georgacopoulos Half gold covered pearl ring white

Simplicity from this London based designer comes at a price of $1,095.00 CAD. You can find these rings and more from Melanie Georgacopoulos on the Toronto based website Kavut.com which also carries some other great jewellery brands.

i want: Swarovski Crystal Necklaces by Shourouk

It took me a long time to get into Shourouk Jewellery but these two really great, colourful necklaces have sucked me in.

Silver-plated Swarovski Crystal Necklaces by Shourouk
Silver-plated Swarovski Crystal Necklaces by Shourouk

The Sierra and Cora Bamako set of two silver-plated Swarovski crystal necklaces is perfect for creating different styles. It’s like a 3 for 1 deal.

Wax Silver-plated Swarovski Crystal Necklace by Shourouk
Wax Silver-plated Swarovski Crystal Necklace by Shourouk

Orange and black may bring up a Halloween association for most but that’s not me. I don’t associate black and yellow with bees either. So, I don’t ever get hung up about the combination. It looks great on this Wax silver-plated Swarovski crystal necklace.

Images: net-a-porter.com

i want: Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman x United Nude

United Nude has another fun collaboration for sale. This time they teamed up with graffiti artist Niels Shoe Meulman. His specialty is Calligraffiti which combines calligraphy and graffiti. You can see some of Shoe’s (he goes by that name) work on his website. While graffiti is his main discipline he also produces sketches, photography and drawings.

Calligraffiti x United Nude
Calligraffiti x United Nude

I love the neon green version of the Calligraffiti shoe but it comes in black and off-white for those that aren’t as adventurous. The laser cut leather upper spells out “Unruly Shoe” which is one of those charming details that I fawn all over. The heel is 5.1 inches and that includes the platform is 0.8 inch platform. You can buy the Calligraffiti Shoe on UnitedNude.com. They are $550.00 which is less than the press release quote of $750.

images: unitednude.com

i want: Iris Blue A-Line Skirt by Marni

Iris Blue A-Line Skirt by Marni
Iris Blue A-Line Skirt by Marni

Moda Operandi has expanded their online business and are offering a selection of in season fashions from their designer partners that are shipped immediately. No more waiting of the waiting game if that isn’t you type of thing. I love this Marni skirt.

Not only is the Iris Blue colour wonderful it comes in my favourite skirt shapes, the a-line. The little peplum is super cute and very on trend.

You can get the Iris Blue A-Line Skirt by Marni on ModaOperandi.com

images: modaoperandi.com

i want: Raya Backpack by Rimanchik

Raya Backpack by Rimanchik
Raya Backpack by Rimanchik

It’s always funny how everything runs in circles. The backpack was my staple bag during high school and university. The thought of using a traditional bag was absurd at the time. After finishing my school years, I ditched the backpack and never looked back. Now backpacks are everywhere and I’ve been broken. I want in on this action. Enter the Raya Backpack in fall’s trendiest colour, oxblood. Rimanchik is a Montreal based accessories brand that started in 2003. They keep things local and they also manufacture their products in Montreal.

Raya Backpack by Rimanchik
Raya Backpack by Rimanchik

I like how streamline and sleek this backpack is. It’s the size of handbag but gives you the hands free advantage without resorting to something messenger style. The Raya Backpack is available online at Rimanchik.com for $260.00.

MYKITA MYLON x Moncler Fall Winter 2012 – 2013

MYKITA MYLON x Moncler Fall Winter 2012 - 2013
MYKITA MYLON x Moncler Fall Winter 2012 – 2013

It come as no surprised to regular readers that I’m obsessed with everything Moncler. When MYKITA and Moncler teamed up in the spring I was excited. Two brands I really love coming together for a special collaboration. I’m also a sunglasses nut but the only thing preventing me from owning a pair is the cost. They are so expensive and not available in Canada! With shipping, duties and foreign exchange I’d be looking at around $1000. OUCH! I can’t justify it, even my Prada Baroque’s didn’t cost that much.

MYKITA MYLON x Moncler Fall Winter 2012 - 2013
MYKITA MYLON x Moncler Fall Winter 2012 – 2013

Well, MYKITA MYLON x Moncler is back for the Fall Winter 2012 – 2013 season and I’m still obsessed.

“From mountain peaks to the city streets” was the credo this time, and with model LIONEL we’re moving a bit more into the urban context.

LIONEL is available in the following colour combinations: khaki with brown reflective lenses, brown with gold reflective lenses and black with silver reflective lenses – all three featuring mineral glass from traditional Italian manufacturer Barberini, boasting excellent durability and clarity of vision. A delicate silhouette and a further reduced weight were the defining features behind the creation of the unisex model LIONEL.

The preceding LINO model, which launched the collaborative range, will also be available in khaki for the new season. All lenses have a very special hallmark: they reveal the MYKITA & MONCLER logo when breathed on.

It’s Moncler’s 60th anniversary and this collection commemorates it so they created a campaign video. Check it out.

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated February 21, 2013

I want – I got's Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of links to fashion trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Spring Summer 2014. (yup, it’s that time!) They are posted for reference and easy access for your fashion trend researching needs. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports become available.

Updated February 21, 2013 – Fashion Forward Trends S/S 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Menswear Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Women’s Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Kids Summer 14 Fashion snoop

Updated February 21, 2013 – Trendstop interior Summer 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring Summer 2014 Intimates Inspiration

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014 Inspirations

Updated February 21, 2013 – JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER 14 COLOR PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT

Updated February 21, 2013 – TREND COUNCIL ONLINE FORECAST : LADIES SS14 HIGH SUMMER PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 РPremi̬re Vision РForecast/Spring Summer 14/Fashion seasons

MENS TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 WOMEN’S MENS KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

WOMEN’S TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

Interfiliere Trends: Spring/Summer 2014

FASHION VIGNETTE: >>TRENDS – DESIGN OPTIONS . SPRING/SUMMER 2014

Lenzing Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion & Color Trends

Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

trends s/s 2014 Pinterest Board

Colors Summer 14 Trend Council

More colors summer 14 Trend Council

Wolverine Leathers Summer 14

Summer 14 trends and inspiration

Peclers Paris Summer 14

TRENDS – PANTONE VIEW . S/S 2014

Premiere Vision Denim Report – Spring Summer 2014 trends

ACCESSORIES’ WOMEN’S KEY ITEMS S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

BODY + ACTIVEWEAR TEXTILE TRENDS S/S 2014. NILIT (updated link with interactive trendbook)

EMERGING SURFACE TREND S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

WOMEN’S S/S 2014 MUST HAVE COLOR. TREND COUNCIL

Lenzing – Textile Fibers – Trends Spring/Summer 2014

SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT

i want: Monika Chiang D’Orsay Stilettos

Monika Chiang Zinc D'Orsay
Monika Chiang Zinc D’Orsay

I love these D’Orsay stilettos by Monika Chiang that are available at Intermix. I’ve recently come to realize the value of the simple stiletto as a complement to an outfit. Crazy fun shoes are important and necessary but I’d always find myself in a situation where the outfit is perfect and my shoe collection just doesn’t fit.

Monika Chiang  Zinc D'Orsay Stiletto   Metal Heel Mirrored Pointed Toe Pump
Monika Chiang Metal Heel Mirrored Pointed Toe Pump

Zinc D’Orsay in cobalt and Metal Heel Mirrored Pointed Toe Pump are available online at the Toronto Intermix store.

images: intermixonline.com

i want: Kitty Embroidered Velvet Pumps by Charlotte Olympia

Kitty Embroidered Velvet Pumps by Charlotte Olympia
Kitty Embroidered Velvet Pumps by Charlotte Olympia

No self respecting Cat Lady should be without Kitty Embroidered Velvet Pumps by Charlotte Olympia. Charlotte Olympia is the ulitmate label for cat lovers as her “Kitty” shoes are so great. You can get these at net-a-porter.com but The Room at The Bay carries Charlotte Olympia too.

i want: Fountain Dress by Preen Line

Preen Line Fountain ruffled jersey dress
Preen Line Fountain ruffled jersey dress

Preen Line is the diffusion line to Preen offering clothing at prices that still aren’t the most affordable. It doesn’t stop me from loving the designers though. The Fountain Ruffled Jersey dress is exclusive to Net-a-Porter and it’s a re-issue of their best selling Fountain dress in a neon green and charcoal colourway. I love the pop of neon on the back of this dress. Unexpected but definitely not forgotten.

Preen Line can also be found in Toronto at Rac Boutique.

images: net-a-porter.com