Lanvin is making some fun bags this season. I posted about some useful convertible options previously. The Lovely Leopold style is another useful shoulder bag that can double as a cross body. It’s a little like the school boy satchel with a modern spin.
I think my love of difficult clothing like jumpsuits and rompers is making things like bodysuits seems reasonable again. I used to wear a lot of bodysuits in the early 90s. I haven’t touched one since then but this printed stretch-satin bodysuit by Dolce & GabbanaÂ has me craving again. They have a lot of coverage, like a 50s swimsuit and I could see myself pairing it with this sheer Jeremy Laing skirt I picked up this summer.
There are few celebrities turned designers that I respect. Victoria Beckham is one and the Olsen twins are the others. Ashley and Mary-Kate have proved they are fashion people who make beautiful and practical luxury garments.
This whole collection is very menswear inspiredÂ and I’m hooked.
I can’t help but think of the day job office when I look at collections. I guess it’s a good practical aspect that should be considered at times.
Alexander McQueen under the direction of Sarah Burton is different. It`s a softer, kinder and more feminine McQueen. I miss the hard edge that was an undercurrent in all of Lee`s work. Sarah`s McQueen is a nice girl more than the tough girl vibe that Lee had. Lee is gone and I`ve spent my time mourning so now I`m looking towards the future of the house.
This is the first collection from Sarah that really attracted me. Of course it plays up the nautical and military influences that I just can`t get enough of.
There are some really great jackets that play up ceremonial military dressing.Â You have your choice of large overcoats or slim, figure flattering jackets.
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 always has fashion forward cuts that don’t forget wearability and comfort.
You can find Zero + Maria Cornejo at Holt Renfrew and Jonathan + Olivia.
Pucci is right on that 70s trend. I love the different hues of reds. The tailored looks, especially the wide leg pants are what excited me about this collection. The prints are nice but secondary to me. A little strange considering the label.
Normally, I would be an Alexander Wang fan but I’m not liking Pre-Fall 2011. I was only interested in these two looks. Even the shoes look a little meh to me. Spring 2011 wasn’t on my radar either but I tend to change my mind when I see things in the store. However the denim is not that I ‘m interested in at all. Accessories maybe? I’m curious to see what fall winter 2011 – 2012 will bring. Hopefully something more compelling.
You can’t expect perfection every season from Celine. I liked about half of the Pre-Fall 2011 collection with most of the patchwork, denim and satin pieces getting the thumbs down. I enjoyed her more traditional Celine pieces.
The mod influence was fun. Pair a couple of these looks with creepers and I’m all over it. Hello early 90s and my patent leather creeper like Dr. Martens. The pointy heels almost looked like creepers in some photos.
Phoebe Philo can make me love animal print and not many can. I can’t wait to see the accessories report because these clutches with the fur tails can’t be it.Â I wonder if there will there be any leopard? images: style.com
I’m dying over the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011 collection. I want everything that has a print on it. Surprisingly the only things I dislike in this collection is the solid colour pieces.
I was told that the ikat print would be coming in spring and I’ve seen many collections make use of it. Seems this print will be rolling into fall too.
I love the chunky sweaters and the awkward length shorts.Â It’s true, this is a collection for people on the taller side and I’m just on the cusp of that allows me to participate.Â Thank you platforms.