modern marie antoinettes

While I’m not entirely sold on Chanel’s Cruise 2013 collection just yet, I do love these candid shots by Benoit Peverelli for Vogue UK. Many reviews have likened the models to being modern day Marie Antoinettes. The Marie Antoinette comparisons are quite obvious what with the powdery pastel wigs and the overall frou frou-ness of the collection. Plus there’s the itty bitty detail of the runway show being held at Marie Antoinette’s former home of Versailles. VERSAILLES! Only one of my favourite places ever. Touches such as platform trainers, denim fabrics, and a show playlist featuring the likes of M.I.A added some grit to the primarily feminine aesthetic. You’ve got to give it to Karl Lagerfeld. When he puts on a show, he. puts. on. a. show.

Also, I can’t use the term “modern Marie Antoinette” without including this behind the scenes shot of Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman on the set of Sofia Coppola’s movie. It’s one of my favourite images. Although, does anyone know the original source? I’ve had it saved on my computer for so long that it’s become a bit of a mystery.

Images: via studdedhearts; unknown.

charles anastase ss2011

Charles Anastase. Spring/Summer 2011.

I’m quite a fan of the Charles Anastase aesthetic, so it goes without saying that I look forward to seeing each season’s offerings. While I don’t think anything can top the SS2009 collection (my personal favourite), I think each collection is consistent and keeps in line with his signature look. And the shoes! Oh, the shoes. Anyway, these are a few of my favourite outfits from the most recent collection that showed at London Fashion Week.


rafw day five

This the last of the RAFW posts. Gosh, this has been an effort and a half. Normal programming will resume soon, haha.

Definitely the stand out collection of the day. Loved the silhouettes of some of the garments. The shattered geometric prints were definitely my favourite parts of this collection.
A ‘frou frou farm girl’ is how I would best describe the SS11 Miss Unkon girl. The collection featured lots of frills and spills, offset with some down to earth florals. Solid.
Lots of neutrals, lots of sheer fabrics. Seems to be the winning combination this year. A good mixture of sweet and not-so-sweet pieces. I really like the sheer hooded jackets and the gingham numbers.
Umm… so I couldn’t find eight outfits from the Ksubi show that I really liked. I guess I’m just not really ‘into’ the Ksubi aesthetic. Anyway, this was the final show of RAFW, so I though I should at least mention it. Ksubi’s big comeback or whatever. Good on them.
Images: vogue, designer direction, zimbio

rafw day four

Compared to my previous RAFW posts, this one isn’t as massive. I don’t know whether it was because I lost enthusiasm, got lazy, or if nothing really inspired me this day. Anyway, click below to see what did make the cut!

Loved the twisting and draping in some of the dresses. This collection was definitely lighter and softer than his previous year’s collection. Also, the garments with prints of Rorschach inkblots were just incredible. The only bone I have to pick is with the shadows interfering with the garments haha.

Lots of bright prints, lots of mesh, lots of little black dresses. Fun party clothes to dance the night away in, basically.
Images: vogue, zimbio
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