Monday, October 24, 2011

Lookie Here: Isabel Marant Etoile Spring 12

Hear ye, hear ye.  Hot off the presses, are these images from Isabel Marant's Spring 12 Etoile catalogue.  I always like her spring collections better than fall.  I find, that's when she's able to produce her most authentically "slouchy French" pieces that make woman around the world go a little nuts.  This collection of looks from Isabel's Etoile campaign is fair warning to us all that what awaits us next spring will keep the chic hysteria going.  I wonder if there's an Etoile strait-jacket in the offerings?

Photos form Fashion Gone Rogue.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gimme: Hermes Collier de Chien Cuff.

I continue to feel incomplete without an Hermes Collier de Chien bracelet.  Not helping, this ultra chic photo from Stockholm Street Style.  I love the simplicity of the well-fitted white button down shirt and black pencil skirt as a background to this bold and tough looking piece of jewelry.  Hermes if you're listening, well played my friends, well played.

Photo, Stockholm Street Style.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

In the Wild: MMB in Denim on Denim

When I was a young whipper snapper working in fashion PR I used to want to be Meredith Melling Burke.  And why wouldn't I?  She's pretty, blond, a big wig at Vogue and is always looking C-H-I-C.  Point proven, MMB rocking this siiiick denim on denim lewk (as the boys say) and "life is grand" pose. Okay, so I still want to be Madame Melling Burke.  Ain't no shame in that!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wear This Trend: The Varsity Jacket.

I've been thinking a lot about varsity jackets and the unlikely trend that's been forming around them.  There's nothing I like more than conquring a a tricky trend and this one tricky to say the least.  My advice to those brave enough to dig out their Dad's old letterman, is to think of the jacket more like a cardigan sweater.  I love it with a pencil skirt and loose sweater, or go for broke and drape it over your shoulders while wearing a frilly dress.  And if you never made the Varsity team, or you played one of those non-sport sports like golf, don't fret.  Rag and Bone and Stella McCartney have made jackets that are cooler than anything we would have had to run wind sprints for.  Score!

1. Sweater, Kain. 2. Varsity jacket, Stella McCartney. 3. Skirt, Carven. 4. Shoes, Christian Louboutin. 5. Bracelet, Isabel Marant.

1. Varsity Jacket, Rag and Bone.  2. Dress,  Rebecca Taylor.  3. Oxfords, Church's.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Shorter Shorts: Balenciaga SS12.

It's good to have goals.  Mine will be to tone my legs enough so that I could rock these shorts next summer.   

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Look I Love: The New Denim Tuxedo

Remember when Britney and Justin wore matching full denim looks to an award show and the world collectively gasped?  Maybe they were secretly ahead of their time. Probably not but, hear me out.  A) We're still talking about it.  B) I'm seeing more and more experimentation with this one time fashion faux pas, and it's working.
It's fun, quirky and Isabel Marant is doing it.  All things I like!

Pics from The Sartorialst, Jak & Jill,