Posts Tagged ‘fall/winter’

Layers

So I’ve always been a believer that leggings are not pants.  With a tunic or a dress or a skirt, fine, but they are not appropriate bottoms (if you know what I mean).  However… they do make for good layering, and apparently they’re really growing on me (like Uggs…).  Here’s a set of pictures, with leggings – but they could just as easily be black jeans – but what I really like is the layered top part.  The legging part was coincidence (some are jeans!).

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This Time Tomorrow (jeans! not leggings!)

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Style Sightings

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Late Afternoon

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Gala Gonzales

Nothing especially earth shattering, but great use of layers.  I wish I were a better layer-er.  Just have to keep practicing…

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Long time no see…

New Year’s resolutions:

1) Update more frequently

2) Keep resolutions…

I’ve been dressing boringly (exams, vacation) so I’ve been living vicariously through pictures and bloggers in terms of getting dressed.  Some images, just for fun.

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TFS

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Marais USA

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Glamour.com

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Stockholm Street Style

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Oops.

I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired in the clothing department.  Also super stressed as this semester entailed more work than I’d thought.  Only three more weeks!

In order to put off writing my papers I thought I’d share these in the hopes that maybe I’d find something interesting to wear tomorrow morning for my day in the library (hint: it’ll be jeans and a tshirt and sneakers again… oh well…)

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(most, if not all, photos from OlsensAnonymous)

some Olsens indulgence… always better than homework…

The Sartorialist

So it’s turning into fall weather, which is very exciting, I like layers and long pants.  So here’re some great shots from the Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist.  Always lovely…

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I love the mix of patterns and the muted colors.  The jacket is great and ever since I saw Coco avant Chanel I’ve been dying for a great striped Breton shirt.

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Great shoes, for starters.  All sorts of great colors, and the wonderful cuffed pants.

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A man, but great layers and colors…

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Wonderful!  I’m really enjoying blazers and jackets of all sorts, and apparently black pants.  I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of slim black slacks.  The fur looks so cozy too…

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Again, great jacket, I love the different shapes and colors and tones and patterns… the short jacket with long sleeves and the longer cardigan.  The layering of the buttoned shirt under the cardigan could look stuffy, but it doesn’t at all.

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I love both of them, with their belted waists and their jackets/cardigans and scarves.  I wouldn’t want to dress like my boyfriend, but I think they both are fantastically dressed.

to steal a phrase…

…I die…

I don’t know how I feel about Rachel Zoe, but the phrase just works with some things, like these amaaaazing Chloe boots for fall.  I waaaaant….

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They are so beautiful… if only I had the $1,000+ they’re so amazing…

(pictures from Intermix)

Fun for Fall

Today Style.com put up their list of the must-haves for fall 2009.

Obviously lists like this are pretty subjective, or at least they should be in a world with free-will.  But regardless, I look to the runway for inspiration and their picks aren’t bad.

Their lis with my opinions (photos after the jump):

1. Something faux – I would definitely say that fur faux or real is very of-the-moment – it’s everywhere on the streets.

2. Over-the-knee boots – see here

3. Something sexy – I’m not sure this is a trend – didn’t Justin already bring sexy back?

4. Color – I do like color, but in general I would say I don’t see this one sticking in New York or Paris

5. Something draped – This one isn’t on my must-have list, but ok, draping is flattering.

6. Leather Jacket – I would call this a classic, so it’s always a must-have.  I saw a ton of great jackets this season, and I’m still in search of one for myself.

7. Strong-shouldered jacket – meh, I’m not a fan of the 80s.  If you’re purely following trends, then this a definite must-have, I’m a little more hesitant.

8. Something surreal – um really?

9. Decorated leg – again, not sure on this one.  I’d like to change it, I think trousers would be better for this list.  I’ll post on it later, perhaps.

10. Something studded – ALWAYS.  Studs make almost anything better.

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Runway Trend: Sheer

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(top to bottom left to right: Vera Wang, Vena Cava, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Richard Chai, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Proenza Schouler again, Luella Bartley, Givenchy, [2nd row] Ferragamo, Emanuel Ungaro, Doo.Ri, Costume National, Collette Dinnigan,Christopher Kane, Christian Lacroix, Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang again)

So, again, I don’t really expect anyone to get a truly good idea of what the dresses looked like from this massive collage, but it does give you a vague idea of how many designers showed sheer pieces or pieces with sheer elements.

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Runway Trend: Tall Boots

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(From left to right, top to bottom: Hermes, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Louis Vuitton, Antonio Berardi – pictures from Style.com)  Somehow I forgot to include Prada in the collage…

I’m not sure how I feel about this one.  I think I like it, but I can’t help being reminded of Pretty Woman. I mean, I thought Julia Roberts looked cute when Richard Grere took her out shopping and she wore them with his button down, but I’m not sure it works for normal people.

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Runway trend: Strong Shoulders

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from top – left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, Alberta Feretti, Zac Posen, Richard Chai, Nina Ricci, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Luis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Dries van Noten, Doo.Ri, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Costume National, Calvin Klein, Balmain- again, oops!)

So this is a huge collage, I know, I don’t actually expect anyone to be able to see every photo, it’s mostly to show the number of designers that showed the look…

I was born too late in the 80s to have really participated in them or to remember them, but from the pictures I’ve seen, I don’t want them to come back.  Unfortunately, the designers in the fashion world don’t share my opinion.  Just about every runway review I read on Style.com mentioned the 80s.  

The strong shoulders here aren’t too bad.  Some of them, though remind me of the fins on an old Cadillac (see Balmain, Zac Posen).

Just so long as the linebacker shoulders stay in the 80s (or on the football field) I’m fine with this one.

Runway trend: Furry Sleeves?

furry-sleeves(from top to bottom, left to right: Undercover, Michael Kors, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Dries van Noten, Doo.Ri, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Giles Deacon)

So here’s one trend I’m not sure I really see taking off.  I understand fur coats, vests, trim, scarves, stoles etc, but I’m not sure I understand the allure of furry or feathery sleeves.

I think Michael Kors did it well (second from left on top).  On her it looks more like an accent and more lady-like, but on the others,  I can’t quite say the same.

I’m guessing this avant-garde look will stay in magazine editorials and may show up on some editors at runway shows, but I can’t see this look trickling down to the masses via Forever 21…