I had to immediately go look up Jenny Packham's whole spring collection last night after after spotting Blair Waldorf wearing a dress on Gossip Girl last night.
I love her take on vintage silhouettes, and that she manages to make long sequin dresses look ethereal vs Dynasty. I think some of the attendees at last night's Met Ball would have done well to wear one of her creations.
I haven't had a chance to delve into all of the pre-fall images yet, but as always Chanel caught my eye. The shimmering gold theme lends itself perfectly as inspiration for what you might want to wear on New Year's Eve. You could easily recreate the updo by pinning a vintage bracelet or necklace into your hair.
What are you gals going to wear? For the first time we don't have any set plans. We might just stay cozy at home, watching the countdown on tv while eating lots of delicious cheese. Though I love to dress up, and I have several contenders in the closet hoping to have a night out.
I know the main focus is the clothing but I'm enamored with the hand painted rugs. Though I would love to to add Karl's diaphanous dresses and jeweled sandals to my closet.
I love the mosaic detailing on the clothing, it reminds me of a Klimt painting.
What I liked most about the Louis Vuitton spring collection, more than the clothes or the makeup or the accessories, was the overall feeling of the show. I've blogged before about my love for 70's glam, and this collection to me spelled out F-U-N, in an electric, sexy, touch of exotic way.
*Coincidentally, this is the second time that a collection by Marc Jacobs reminded me of an editorial in Suede magazine.
I've been eagerly waiting for the Miu Miu Spring 2011 images to pop up after viewing the runway show online. I always look forward to seeing what prints and colors Miuccia Prada has dreamed up this time for her lines.
As I have a sweet spot for swans, this dress jumped out from the lineup right away. Though I have to say, that sexy snake dress make have stolen my heart.
From what I'm reading online, the feather dress in the Chanel Spring 2011 show is apparently a love it or hate it piece, and I bet you can guess what camp I'm in. I would love to own it even if just to swan around in my dressing room wearing it.
This dress reminds me of something Alexa Chung would wear.
I'm assuming the feather trim collar is part of the sweater, but would love it as a separate piece that you could layer over other things.
I so love the 70's style print on this dress.
More feathers. More Love.
There were several pieces of jewelry that made my heart skip a beat in this collection, including those gorgeous over ear ombre style earrings and the liquid metal layered necklaces.
Karlie Kloss + Breakfast at Tiffany's style hat Umbrella=Perfection. And again those earrings.
I'm having a pink moment right now, and no bashful blushes, but a strong rosy pink. I think it started with this 1920's flapper necklace that I found a the antique flea market, and now I can't stop noticing this color everywhere.
I've been eagerly awaiting the Dries Van Noten Spring 2011 show, especially after seeing the preview images up on Vogue.com. While all the soft, fluid shapes look like they would feel like a dream on, I immediately zoomed in(no surprise!) on the sequin pieces.
I think my favorite piece in the collection. Love the matte silver sequins.
Or maybe this is my favorite piece. Hard to see the detail on the runway shot but so gorgeous in this last image.
I know everyone else is flipping out about the clothing, but I much more preferred the deliciously detailed sunwear that Miuccia sent down the runway. The 1920's style Marcel waves were a nice touch as well.
Spring 2011 may be my undoing in the shoe department. So many great accessories have come down the runway for the season, including these beauties that have been added to my want list.
*Side note: I'm loving the feminine tattoos that went down the runway as well.
What did you all think of the Meadham Kirchhoff show? There have been a lot of rumblings across the media, and I had a few thoughts myself after going over the images. One being that I got a weird Christian Lacroix vibe from this show, from the color usage, to the elaborate headpieces, and what appears to be some religious imagery.
I like to see pieces that stand on their own, and would like to see what this show would look like minus the set design(which looked gorgeous) and all the styling. I am loving their legwear, from the cozy knits to the sequined shoes. They look like what an uber hip lady would wear to a 1960's nightclub in Vegas to watch the Rat Pack.