Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So Anyway, the weather has finally inspired me to post about autumn. Alas, it is only the end of august, therefore still summer, but the thermostat reads no higher than a meager 20 degrees. That's celcius, folks. Unfortunately this means the end of summer, which means the end of worry-free vacation time. And i tend to get really stressed out when i have a lot to do, so i don't generally look forward to back-to-school (yes, i am still in school). However, i am ALWAYS excited about the beggining of the best clothing season: fall! I always get so giddy about the fall fashion. The rich colors, the big materials, the soft materials, the style renewal. The most exciting pieces (to me, anyway. Oh, and to my friend Amelia) without question belong to the autumn collections. Maybe it's because i live in a very weather-variant country and you can really change your whole wardrobe from one season to the next. Maybe it's the smell in the air that makes me want to break out in song and dance about an exciting new season? I suppose it's the mind that lets itself be guided by emotions. More so, the need for something fresh.
Back to school is always synonymous with change. A sort of rebirth, if you will. You're one year older, you have new aspirations, new ambitions, new goals. It's a point of ancor to wipe your slate clean. And what's better than new clothes for a reinvention? The trends this year are indeed gorge. You know, i was really getting fed up of the maternity look, and quite frankly, i am smirking at the diminutive amount of empire waists seen down the runways. Welcome back, mid-section! The clean lines, the polished skirts, the knit sheath dresses, the amazing jackets, the structured masculin-inspired wear, the exquisite trousers (skinny or wide, take your pick!), all of it done in such tasteful manner. "I think fashion is going through a period of minimalism. less is more" says Roopal Patel from Bergdorf Goodman. Amen to that.
Here are two videos that sum up the most important fashion weeks: New York and Paris.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I think someone from Calvin Klein needs to visit my blog so they can meet their new models. This is a picture of my friend and her boyfriend taken with a camera phone on any odd day. It somehow turned out to look more like a photo shoot. Care to notice how much the pic seems to instigate that just-rolled-out-of-bed ease with the relaxed yet undeniable sex appeal that transcends in every Calvin Klein ad ever published? Slap on a CK jeans or Escape logo and you've got your new campaign. Look at these vintage ads that give off the same vibe: sexy, down-to-earth, simple yet complex, beautiful and just plain cool. (i forced her to send me the pic so i could post it, thanks gaby!)
Monday, August 6, 2007
This would probably be my favorite magazine cover of modern times. The picture is so sweet looking, i can almost taste it. And it's no secret that i adore Gemma Ward. I am just so enchanted at how she looks. Every thing is perfect. Not only does everything seem to mend together beautifully to create what you see: the pink hues, the shading, the cascading and embracing flowers, the touseled hair, the flawless light golden skin, the boudoir-texture/color of the soft off the shoulder gown, the the signature I-D wink! But i do think you'll have to agree that her personality seems to shine more than ever in this shot: sexy and down to earth beach babe. Sigh.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Check out the rest of the slides because there are some amazing coats, pants dresses and skirts! Right here!!!
If you want to view the video, click here and please bare in mind that the Toronto Fashion Week budget is not conducive with hiring top models, aka sorry about the crappy modeling job. Don't let that ruin it for you!
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
If we look at the picture below, now this is interesting: 80's revival (yet again)? Samantha Jones role playing? Tack alert? Architectural way to "push it to the limit"? Whatever your taste is, you make what you want of it seeing as there are some very unexaggerated wearable versions. As for me, you won't see me strolling down the street looking like a reverse triangle any time soon...