Archive for October, 2011
photo: Citizen Couture
TTH is a street-style favorite, but like anyone she has her good days and bad days. Citizen Couture caught her on an amazingly good day. The Dries top is perfect on its own, but the sunglasses, the wash on the jeans, and oh goodness, her hair – it all works. Let’s go back to the hair, though, specifically the color. It’s truly, bar none, the best auburn because her hair could be a rat’s nest mess, but the red in contrast to her fair complexion would stilll be a win. Her colorist is worth his or her weight in gold.
My favorite coat for fall is by Undercover, a Japanese label. There’s so much to love here, the classic camel color and swing shape, but then there’s the collar, vented armholes and chunky zippers for some edge.
photos: Maryam Nassir Zadeh
I also give a lot of credit to Maryam Nassir Zadeh for excellent styling all around.
I met Katie King and Jesse Finklestein of JF and Son by happenstance at Iko Iko and they lured me to Ooga Booga with two words: hair and sequins. Accompanied by an out-of-town friend I went to see what was what. The what turned out to be a creepy/adorable collection of clothes entitled “Another Masterpiece” designed by Amy Yao and produced by JF and Son. There were sequined jumpsuits, sweet dresses with synthetic hair embellishment and a couple of wild prints, one featuring kittens the other sausages and bananas. All of the items were accompanied by ironic style names like yysl and Whore Moans. I was amused.
photos: T Moment Blog
Here are a couple of my own photos of my own from the night and the collection.
Amy herself had an elfin charm and wore a dress from her collection along with some great Dries van Notes shoes. Amy’s sister and owner of Ooga Booga, Wendy, was modeling the Whore Moans top and skirt.
The New York event included a live runway presentation, photos of which you can check out here.
photos: Courtesy of Jasmin Shokrian, style.com
Just as I was fretting about what to write now that the Spring 2012 collections are over, this new Jasmin Shokrian collection flies onto my radar. I’ve always been a huge admirer of her work, but this recent Draft No. 17 collection (her diffusion line) is my favorite to date. The collection is elegant but relaxed, and the details on the clothes are so intelligent. The shirt in the first look has a squared-off armhole for a better drape, and the drape is also perfect for hiding that annoying underarm fat-flap that most women have and which is frequently emphasized by a badly cut armhole. On the same top, the vertical stitching for texture is just the right amount of embellishment on an otherwise simple shirt. The back cut-out on the middle look is something that is signature to Jasmin, and the drape on the last shirt (not to mention the gorgeous color) is enough to nix my general prejudice against turtlenecks.
I’ll be back in a week or so with summary thoughts for Spring 2012 and some new features, but for now a short break from fashion.
Downton Abbey is the BEST thing that’s been on television since the end of Friday Night Lights. The series is pitch perfect to its turn of the 20th century time-period and that of course means the costumes are gorgeous. The ladies of Downton Abbey are beautifully and thoughtfully wardrobed, and it makes an already great show even more satisfying. Michelle Dockery who plays Lady Mary, talks a bit about the amazing clothes.
It’s sad to end Paris fashion-week with two lo.lights, but I couldn’t let MJ get away with this Louis Vuitton collection. He uses some of his signature awkward shapes which I presume was meant to add a bit of irony to the saccharine sweet feel of the collection, but it didn’t work. In the end, there was too much going on to get excited about anything.
photo: Giovanni Giannoni, wwd.com
There are plenty more looks to hate in this Miu Miu collection, but this was my choice for worst. I cannot get over the ugly blouse. It’s a weird hybrid between a nun and pirate wench costume. Also, isn’t it strange how the fabric in the bosom-area pools to the extreme left and right while at the same time the model’s cleavage looks centered?
photo: Giovanni Giannoni, wwd.com