Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

So, Proenza Schouler has been my favourite Pre-fall 2011 collection so far. Zero + Maria Cornejo pre-fall 2011 collection is also among my favourites. I think it’s all about the print for me right now.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo always has fashion forward cuts that don’t forget wearability and comfort.

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

You can find Zero + Maria Cornejo at Holt Renfrew and Jonathan + Olivia.

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Jason Wu at The Room

Jason Wu At The Room
photo taken by JJ at The Compendium Daily

Jason Wu and I have similar shaped heads. I can’t get that thought out of my mind whenever I look at this picture. I met Jason when he came to The Room for a Trunk Show and cocktail party in his honour. Jason Wu’s bio reads like one of the those prodigy kids. At 16 he was well on his way to becoming a designer creating couture like clothing for dolls at Integrity Toys. At 17, he became the Creative Director of Integrity Toys.

Jason Wu at The Room

Jason studied fashion design at Parson and started his namesake label in 2006. He created Michelle Obama’s ivory inaugural gown which pushed him into the limelight and made him a household name.

Jason Wu at The Room

I never appreciated Jason’s collection until I saw it up close. His style is very ladylike; socialite wear if you’d like. The details and fabrics that make his clothing interesting aren’t noticeable in photos. I was really surprised at some of the luxurious fabrics he used in the collections. All clothing is manufactured in the United States.

Jason Wu at The Room

The Room had a mixture of Spring Summer 2010, Pre-Fall 2010 and Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collections available for browsing. I love the olive-green and leather dress from the Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Actually, I like the Pre-Fall 2010 collection and posted about late last year. I also really like the gold leaf dresses from the Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collection.

Jason Wu at The Room

I do find Jason Wu’s collections are a bit of a hodge podge of looks. I can never seem to grasp an underlying theme or style that stands out as Jason Wu in my mind. Regardless the man does make some pretty clothing with interesting details.

Jason Wu at The Room

Jason Wu at The Room

Jason Wu at The Room

I wasn’t able to interview Jason but I found a video where he talks about his inspiration for Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

i want: Devon Open Toe Booties by Alexander Wang

Devon Open Toe Booties by Alexander Wang

These Devon Open Toe Booties by Alexander Wang are fun. Playing with Alexander Wang shoes was a little detour I made while in the mist of playing with Todd Lynn in the personal shopping area of Holt Renfrew. I love the colour and reptile treatment to the leather. I’m not usually a suede fan but I like the contrast it provides. They are pretty comfortable with a reasonable heel height.

The shoes are available at Holt Renfrew Bloor street and online at shopbop.com and net-a-porter.com.

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2010 Accessories

Proezna Schouler Pre Fall 2010

Twitter was all a flutter over the newly released Proenza Schouler Pre Fall 2010 Accessories. I was wondering what all the hubbub was about and then I saw the collection.

Proezna Schouler Pre Fall 2010

I’m not usually one to like fur on shoes but I like the restraint used with the first two shoes pictured. It does seem a little weird to be selling fur lined sandals for pre-fall though. The shoes are really inventive and I’m loving the green creeper/Dr. Martens influenced shoe.  The handbags are to die for.  Totally classic and ladylike.

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Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2010 is a dream. It serves as a reminder of what we have lost. The best was still ahead for Alexander McQueen. We have pre-fall 2010 and the upcoming fall 2010 to soak up all that is McQueen before the house loses it’s soul.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

I’m speechless when it comes to this collection.  Great details with the handbags and the shoes.  I love the incorporation of the men’s fall 2010 print into the women’s collection.

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Marni Ready to Wear – Pre-Fall 2010

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

I know the Marni Fall 2010 collection has already been shown. I didn’t like it. I was hoping Consuelo Castiglioni would follow the path she created in Marni’s Pre-Fall 2010 collection.

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

I love the prints, they weren’t too overwhelming.  The footware is a lot of fun too.

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

I’m dying for the mittens, both styles. It was a nice relaxed collection that I could see myself wearing.

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

Marni Pre-Fall 2010

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Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010

Oooooh wartime Dior, I’m down. This totally feeds into my military fetish and marks the first time I’ve been interested in Dior in many years. Wow, what is pre-fall 2010 doing, first YSL and now Dior. The light baby blue ruffled dress is my favourite. Oh and I’m loving the leather.

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010

I’ve bashed Dior a fare bit on the site lately. The last time I had something positive to say was Dior Fall 2008 Couture.

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010

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Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2010

Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2010

I haven’t really liked a Yves Saint Laurent collection since the stellar Fall 2008 one. Pre-Fall 2010 has me optimistic. I like the colour combinations and the more classic wearable looks. I’m obsessed with the white and black jacket. I think it’s fur. Hopefully Stefano Pilati will continue this course into Fall 2010.

Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2010

I love, love the white jumpsuit and hot pink leather.

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Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010

There are a couple of looks from the Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010 collection that has me interested.

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010

The weird knot detail on these two first pieces are intirguing to me.  I really would love to see it in person and get a look at the construction.  The rest of the collection is your standard fare for Jason, short cute dresses and coats.

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2010

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