A clothing line based on my new favourite soap opera-y obsession? Um, ok!
Ralph Lauren successfully translated not only the time period of the show Downton Abbey in this impeccable collection, but the personality, wealth, style, and charisma. The models glided down the runway to the theme of the PBS show playing. Anytime you mix solids (specifically black) with metals i’m sold.
As a precaution on my review of this collection I have to say that there is not much that can top Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 for me. The perfection of every texture, fabric, and accessory of each look plays on repeat in my mind. (You can see my Fall 2011 post here: http://carrymycouture.tumblr.com/post/3308968735/oh-my-marc-jacobs ) On to Fall 2012 – First of all, the pimp hats and Ben Franklin loafers didn’t do it for me. There are a few things that are for sure: oversized knits, yellow, neon, bright primary colours, structured coats, and patterns aren’t going anywhere in fashion. His show was a fun escape from some of the more common ready to wear looks, and definitely a visual journey, but it’s hard to imagine many of the looks translating to street style.
The majority of the looks had a pea coat or blazer element to them. Some of the pea coats were fabulously structured, with great colours – forest green, pink, and purple. The blazers made my eyebrows rise, they slightly resembled a couch from the 70’s (for reference: the beginning scenes in the movie Now & Then). One thing brilliantly done was the layered textures. Each looked so thick, soft, lush, and luxurious all at once. The pattern mixing was impeccable and impressive for such strong and different patterns.
Below you’ll see some pieces I enjoyed, obviously the blacks and neutrals of the collection.
If there is one thing this woman does right it’s creating dress after dress that women want to steal off of the models and wear them out the door. The ready to wear-ness of every look is flawless. Also, again with the forest green as a colour I’m seeing a lot in this season’s fashion week. Every look in this collection is what every woman wants to wear - and look like wearing it. Sexy heeled leather boots, mixed with ankle motorcycle booties with chunky knee high socks, form fitting thick cotton and wool dresses with perfect colour blocking, and models with a wonderful red lip. Okay so it’s not the most daring or inventive collection, but basics done perfectly make me happy.
I realized a few things this morning - i’m slightly medicated with a head cold so bear with my jumbled and congested thoughts.
I love that every woman complains about Valentine’s Day, says they don’t care, but they/we all clearly do. Here’s the thing about this ‘holiday’, yes it’s dumb - but it’s not dumb because of Hallmark, or roses (I hate roses, truly), or chocolates, or high hopes and disappointments, it’s dumb because most women need the affirmation of being loved. It’s not even about being in a relationship or having a significant other. It’s about feeling loved by anyone or anything. Your friends, family, pets, shoes, toaster whatever. What’s so wrong with a day to tell your favourite people you love them? I also acknowledge that I probably care less about this day now that I’m not dating wildly inappropriate men who well for sure provide massive amounts of disappointment. So at least those years of disappointment and immaturity are over with.
Day of love aside, I’ve come to realize how little I have been using Facebook and Twitter lately. I am finding that either I’ve grown out of them or I’ll use them in ways I never did before. It used to be about sharing – but now I find that everything on Facebook is leaning/catapulting towards over sharing. When you are 19 it’s cute to post pictures of you and your girlfriends making duck-lips faces and post on your boyfriend’s wall every 5 minutes. When you’re in your late 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s it gets to be a little much. Listen, I’m well aware this is my own version of verbal diarrhea and over sharing in its own way, but it’s a personal opinion, and an explanation for my lack of participation lately. Twitter I use to see traffic or news updates anymore. I have been using Pinterest the most out of all of these social networking tools. I find it to be the most useful. I am finding inspiration in my wardrobe, taking note of more advanced yoga moves, creating projects for the house, planning gardening days, bookmarking fantastic recipe ideas and cooking healthier, and remembering favourite movies and muses. It can also be the product of over sharing, sure, but at least it’s a creative outlet. How many times do you find something wonderful online and forget where you saw it? No more!
Alright people, happy Tuesday! I will be posting some fashion week favourites soon, stay tuned!
Closet depressed over lack of pop colours in life. Seeking strong sexy accessories preferably in leather to brighten day.
I apologize for not having written much on here. I’m not going to go into how busy I am because it will sound like this: blah blah blah. Instead I wanted to share with you the things I absolutely need in my closet (read: I don’t NEED anything, but I want them so badly my heart and wallet ache).
I’m really feeling burgundy colours lately. Maybe because it is the colour of red wine. I love red wine. And now I sound like an alchy, sorry.
Anyways, I would love a pair of brick coloured pants.
Moving on, I have a thing for pop colour accessories - along with the rest of the world. I wear mostly neutrals. I’m quite tall so I never like wearing crazy colours or patterns because I feel like a huge tree coming at you flailing and draped in colour. Not a great visual. This is why pop accessories bring the colour into my life appropriately. I’m feeling orange, blue, mint, and burgundy. I would love a tote in any of these colours. Examples:
Victoria Beckham (aka NEVER going to happen with that price tag)
Kate Spade (could happen, not terribly overpriced)
Asos (It’s practically free, definitely could happen, except I just ordered from there and I feel like waiting a week to do so again would make me feel like a better person)