Friday, September 30, 2011

Playlist Friday P.11: Electro Pop

I'm feeling very electro-popish today, so here are some cool tracks:




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meadham Kirchhoff Nail Wraps

Nail Rock has created 10 nail wraps for Meadham Kirchhoff, as part of their Spring 2012 collection. I've never taken my nail grooming that far, but, for these designs... I just might!

Genius! 
Images via Vogue.co.uk

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LFW Spring 2012

I must confess that the Fashion Week that I always enjoy the most is London. Collections tend to be more daring, designers seem to have a lot more fun, and there's a constant explosion of colors and prints. Everything's just, in essence, cool. What's not to love. Here are some of my favorite looks:

Ashish
As I was saying on my NYFW Post, I do love a good print mashup. And this collection provides some great ones. As usual, Ashish, I love you! I mean, these prints bring to mind digital collages: cutting and pasting images of flowers on top of animal prints... fantastic! The collection also takes me back to those obscure early days of my adolescence, in the mid-nineties, when sunflowers where the thing, for like a minute. Do you remember this too, or is my mind finally playing tricks on me? And while on the subject of the nineties, I love the grungy feel of these looks as well. I'm curious about one thing though: Why are Ashish's collections never included on Style.com?!
Burberry Prorsum
I'm usually a lot more excited about stuff coming from younger labels. Instead of the mainstream luxury brands. But then Mr. Bailey goes and designs a collection as graphic as this, and it makes me glow (like in the dark) with glee. You had me at Tribal + Brit. The color palette is also incredible, although it speaks more Fall than Spring to me. But whatever.
And... amazing parkas. Je suis impressionné.
Parkas will be the thing in Spring 2012,
so of course, BP had this in the bag.
I specially love these 2 short ones:
Christopher Kane
Delicate and graphic; digital and hand-made. Opposites do attract in this collection. The appliqués are gorgeous, bringing life into the otherwise simple shapes. And (!) here's another digital-collage type of print (flowers), as with Ashish, but on top of sheer fabrics. Like flower printouts glued on top of vellum. Nice and clever stuff.
Giles
Metallicly-speaking, it seems to me that this collection is a perfect continuation of Christopher Kane's Resort 2012. And by continuation I mean: lots more Sci-Fi fashion to choose from. Particularly fitting for attending events such as... celebrating the Blu-Ray launch of Interstella 5555. Yeah, you heard me, all that electronic goodness now in Hi-Def! But back to the clothes, the whole show felt more haute couture than RTW; and the laser-cut dresses and skirts are like little pieces of art in themselves.
Jonathan Saunders
I just love how laid-back and feminine this collection is. Saunders is a master in print-creation, and always uses just the right combination of colors. The pastels in these looks are a visual delight.
Marios Schwab
This bathing-suit is just to cool to handle. I can stare at it all day long.
It even has a triangle! I feel like writing a Haiku for it:
Negative shapes
Triangle in my waist
Like a pyramid of light
Floating in the dark
(Ok maybe I should leave poems to poets)
But also... my aspirational-me wants to look like this every day. A girl out of a film noir. Or a style-consious witch. I even dyed my hair a darker shade of brown as a first step to getting there. Now if I could only get those dresses... Sheer fabrics, sequins and black: perfection!
Matthew Williamson
Just cool. So cool. Like Brit-girl cool.
And have you seen the turquoise + red pumps?!
Meadham Kirchhoff
MK are always the highlight of fashion month for me. I sometimes go back to their S2011 collection, like you would with a favorite movie or book. Why I <3 them so much? Lets see: Making the unfashionable fashionable, check; using nostalgia, check; always putting on a show, check; creating outrageous clothes and looks, check; using Hole as inspiration and reference, check. I could go on you know... This collection feels like a pastel-colored milkshake between a Burton-esque Carnival and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, but crazier. Maybe the movie would've been even better if the cast was dressed like this!
Do you remember Regina George's cut-out tee? Ha! 
The cardigan on the right is awesome.
Mulberry
I could buy and wear this entire collection. It's so relaxed and urban. And cool, it's just so cool. Period. Plus, it has all the it elements of the season: shear long skirts and dresses, parkas, and platforms. Someone did her homework.
Ashish images via Londonfashionweek.co.uk
all other images via Style.com

A post on MFW will follow


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Björk Moon

Ok I just HAD to post this video. Björk, so glad you're back. I've missed you.

Moon


Have you seen her Biophilia App?
It was created in collaboration with M/M Paris. It looks amazing.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Films A/W2011

Here are some of the latest Fashion Films I've found so far:

Time Machine
What Lies Beneath

Prada A/W 2011
Dream the World Awake
(Damn, the music in this one is insanely cool!)
Ming Xi Couture 2011

For more awesomness check out the SHOWstudio Fashion Film site and AnOther Mag Exclusives. By the way, have you seen Tavi's new site, ROOKIE? It's SO nice! Sort of like Nowness but cooler.

✩★✩

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NYFW Spring 2012

It has taken me the better part of 3 nights to gather this up, but it is finally here: My review on NYFW. FW2011 and SS2011 where such amazing seasons that I guess I was setting my expectations way to high. In that sense, it was a mayor letdown since these collections where more about wearability than statement. In other words: Safe.

Still, I'm very on board with pastels for next spring, acid hued shoes, and summer parkas and leather jackets to wear on top of any day or evening dress (mayor trend). So, not all hope is lost. Here are some of my favorite looks:

Alice + Olivia
This collection is perfect for Glee's Emma, don't you think? The looks are sweet in just the right amount, and perfect for a night out with the girls.
Love the pastels.
Anna Sui
I feel like you can always count on AS to make things fun. This time in the way of early-seventies inspiration. There where so many fun fun party dresses, and specially, so many really cool chunky necklaces: with hearts, stars, etc.
Band of Outsiders
I'm always a fan of masculine-turn-femenine looks, and these 2 are perfect examples. Specially the one in the right. Loving it. I would wear them with supper high-heel booties though.
Christian Siriano
 And enter the sheering flowy long skirt. So far the it thing of the season. Combined with a tee, it's glam and casual, all at the same time. Perfect for fab parties on the Mediterranean coast. Nothing less than that would do.
Marc Jacobs
I was like wait, I need to go through this collection a second time, it'll surelly grow on me. There must have been something awesome in there somewhere. I mean, it's MJ. Maybe I wasn't paying attention to the slides. But no, the whole flapper meets Adidas meets cowgirls meets high-school art project went NOWHERE. And I don't know why this is making me so angry, and all that green transparent paper [or fabric, or whatever it was] is making me a little nauseous. Ok ok not all was bad, and I did actually like these 2 dresses: (But you have to admit:
No big statement there)
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Now this collection was making a lot more sense to me that the MJ one. It's simple and fresh. It flows. It also reminds me of Jil Sander's Spring 2011 one (color-blocking & simple shapes), but for girls, and that's actually a very good thing. Plus the shoes are fantastic!
Nanette Lepore
The sun-dress on the right is SO Sookie 1st season, right?
Loved the colors in this collection and the bags and sandals look adorable.
Girly with a little twist.
 Proenza Schouler
Their past collections have been amazing, so understandably, my expectations where way up high. The first half of this collection was a little too muddy for my taste, with too much browns and blacks (not at all spring-like), but as the second half came in, colors became brighter and the kitschy Hawaii-inspired prints made my day. The dress on the right side makes me think of linoleum and cheap motels on the beach... but somehow, thanks to PS magic, it makes so much sense. I'm crazy about the platforms as well.
Rodarte
Rodarte is one of those brands that either you love, or don't get at all. Most of their dresses are definitely hard to wear. These 2, however, I so would! LOVE the colors, the shapes, everything.
Theyskens' Theory
Smart. Edgy. Urban. Cool. Super wearable.
Perfect leather jacket. Love the platforms.
Do I need to say more?
(I think this is my favorite NYFW/S12 collection)
 Perfect jeans!
And if I ever become a vampire and then decide to get married, this would make the perfect gown! But no seriously, I would wear this dress everyday. Or should I say every night? v----v
(Yes, I like it THAT much!)

All images via Style.com

A post on LFW will follow soon!

x

Monday, September 5, 2011

Antoine + Manuel Posters

I'll be away in Lima for the week (yay!), so until I get back, I'm going to leave you in great company... In the way of recently scanned postcards [of posters] from Antoine + Manuel.

Hot stuff!