Monday, December 29, 2014

Universal Streets

Anni, March 2014, Helsinki, Finland, at:
tommy ton tumblr 
The coolest dude I've stumbled in a awhile
- raincoat w/ sheen
- leopardprint hooded mac
- white runners
- cropped slacks
- platform 'Skates'
- wide cutoff sweatshirt
- wide brim hat
a shearling coat
Sept 2014 in London
- long blouse-coat!
- rounded deep-v dress
- belted sweater-coat

Elisa, Feb 2014 in Helsinki, it and below at:
Daria, Dec 2014 in Stockholm, this and below at:
- mesh pencil skirt w/ slit
- embellished curvy pumps
- pattern, pattern, pattern + colour!
Gilda, Dec 2014 in Stockholm.
- awesome slit vest coat
- pleated blouse
- blue drapey trousers
- Canary yellow open-toe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Belgian Bros.

In highschool (2001-2003) I received a thick book of designers for Christmas. As I skimmed through its' pages I noticed each time I stopped with interest the designers would be from Belgium. Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Veronique Branquinho, Martin Margiela, Raf Simons... 
& tonight: Cedric Charlier & Christian Wijnants.

Christian Wijnants - Fall 2014
His graduate collection won the Dries Van Noten Award for best collection in 2000. After graduation, Christian presented his collection at the prestigious Festival d'Hyères, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. After working with Van Noten in Antwerp and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris, Christian launched his label in 2003

Cedric Charlier - fall 2014
Born in Belgium, Cedric Charlier graduated from the school of Visual Arts of Brussels. Cédric Charlier won the Moêt Hennessy Fashion Award in 1998 and subsequently worked at the House of Céline in Paris for two years under the creative direction of Michael Kors. He then joined Jean Paul Knott's studio for two other years.
Afterwards he joined Alber Elbaz’s team at Lanvin where he spent six years. He caught the attention of Jean Bousquet, who in 2009 commissioned Cédric Charlier to create a new dynamic positioning for Cacharel. His first solo collection debuted in Feb 2012.
Cedric Charlier - Fall 2013
Christian Wijnants - Fall 2013 (above & below)
- textured jacket over 
- long, belted wrap coat dress
Cedric Charlier - resort 2014
Christian Wijnants - spring 2015
Cedric Charlier - resort 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dressing for Christmas

Viktor and Rolf - Fall 2014 couture
To show up, at home or someplace elegant, in something different, something slightly unusual. 
A sampler.
Elie Saab - Fall 2014

Aganovich - Fall 2014
Andrew Gn - Fall 2014
Bibhu Mohapatra - fall 2014
Alberta Ferretti - fall 2014
If you're in the 40+ bracket especially, this one's perfect for Christmas Eve dinner

Akris - Fall 2014

Adam Selman - Fall 2014
& For the younger set.

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas, at home or beyond...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Asia Trip edition: Bright Sneakers

Hello World!
I've been in Asia since November 10th - my first trip abroad! Currently staying in Hong Kong, I've whizzed thru 5 cities in China (Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou, & Suzhou), 3 cities in South Korea (Wonju, Chuncheon, and Seoul), wandered around Lantau Island, and now here in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood of HK. Taipei's next on the menu.

A big 'trend' I've noticed here are bright sneakers. 
Especially with a all black/white outfit, usually consisting of:
- black leggings and socks
- long white or black shirt or tank dress
- zip-up hoody if colder 

Let's not get it twisted-- I'm not referring to the similar trend that's very 'hip-hop' inspired, w/ some bold stupid word on your toque (winter hat) or oversized black sweatshirt. This is a much more muted, classy look, with comfy, colourful runners as the main event. It can be more sporty or more sophisticated, but always simplified.

I first got inspired by the sneakers when Ronnie & me went to an outlet in Korea & he showed me these babies:
We each got a pair, my first Nikes, for $50 & they are so versatile but can be worn out at night no problem. Surprising...

I've included these Chanel fall 2014 tweed versions, which I thought were quite ballsy & clever because everyone knows that which is initially seen as ugly will soon be seen as stylish !

Chanel - spring 2014 couture

Bye for now!!!