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London Fash Week round UP!

September 24, 2009

There seems to be some Luella-Marc Jacobs telepathy going on (‘ello gigantic head-adorning bows!). Luella’s S/S 09 collection was one of my all-time favorites with its singular, almost-clashing color palette, dainty gloves, tweed, and frills galore. This time around, Miss Bartley created a much more simplistic and pared down assemblage, yet not without a touch of twee (namely those Peter Pan collars and giant neckline heart cut-outs!).

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Luella’s focus on solid colors and a few polka-dotted pieces evoked a 60s era feel, while Christopher Kane’s bring us back about a decade earlier. His gingham experiment resulted in a sort of risque 50s housewife, but with modern forms, very ad rem to today!

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Stumbling upon Erdem’s collection, I found myself completely head-over-flats! I love the romantic florals and lace and how he wasn’t afraid to play with 3-d structure.

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As far as London goes, Charles Anastase has to take the cake (er, biscuit?). How can you not love his giant tent-like prairie dresses? I also admired his riskier constructions (namely the bottom two looks), which reminded me a tad of Rei Kawabuko.

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Who’s ready for Italy and Paris? ON Y VA!

-maddy

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NY Fash Week (super-quick) round UP!

September 24, 2009

Checking in super fast to note some highlights from NY!

Gilt trip: Though DvF’s clothes failed to totally excite me (let’s move on from ethnic and animal prints…innovation!), I was immediately smitten with the gilded locks and lids of her models. Just like last spring (remember the beautiful rock-hippie wavy, hair-beribboned beauties?), DvF did come up with insanely adorable hair pieces!

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I will skip a verbose explanation of Marc Jacob’s glory, because well, it’s Marc, and yeah, he’s always beyond words! Though, I must point out my favorite look(s) of all.

M by MJ: Absolutely enamoured with this geometric, multi-hued sweater!

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MJ: Let’s fact it. The entire show was swoon-worthy and magic in its purest form found outside of DisneyWorld…and I happen to be a proud advocate for ruffles:

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Xo!