Let me first say, I'm sorry for being so long winded with this post. I have extremely fond memories of all of the clothing in the spring 2008 collections- I saw them in Colette, Bon Marche, and Galleries Lafayette while I was studying abroad the summer of 2008. It was the first time I was in the presence of designer clothing. I was able to touch them and feel them and just meet them in person. I also believe that 2008 was kind of the last time that designers were really making clothes that were inspiring and fun and art-like. The economy has been rough on everyone. Designers, retailers, customers. Designers are having to design collections that customers won't buy. Hopefully we'll see a change in this attitude sometime soon. I've missed clothing with personality and life.
This Dolce & Gabbana is so fun. I remember visiting D&G while in Paris and everything was amazing.
This Prada collection was so beautiful with Asian illustrations. Check out those amazing shoes!
I hate to feature two for MK... but these are stunning. I love the small prints.
This St. John frock is beautiful.
This dress by Alberta Ferretti is so timeless and history inspired. I want it.
You remember this Hermes campaign with the elephants wearing makeup? I'm surprised they weren't ranked over the coals like Banksy was.
This Hugo Boss ad is so lazy and fantastic. This is how I feel every day.
I love this. If I were to have gone to private school, this would have been me.
The boys from Tokyo Police Club look so cute all bundled up. I really miss living in New York and being cold all the time. I haven't had a reason to wear a scarf or mittens since I moved back in January.
I don't know how to do anything with eye makeup. It's sad.
I am posting this with a little bit of sadness in my heart. Earlier this month Meg & Jack announced that they have broken up. It's not the biggest shock- since the band has been quiet lately and Jack has been extremely busy with side projects...
Bottega Veneta always has the best ads. But rarely (with today's economy) do you see ads for their eyewear. It's so dreamy.
Loving these stripes... and that picture of Pablo Picasso.
Ah the Smithsonian First Lady inaugural gowns. If you are ever in D.C. go to the American History museum and see them all! It's a really neat was to look at the history of fashion and the way it has evolved our the past 200 years.
If I could do this to my hair, I would probably do it every day.
This is the funnest spread. It makes me want to watch Amadeus so badly! (The film is on Netflix instant right now... so it may happen this afternoon...). Those little booty shorts are by Marc Jacobs and run a cool $995.
A shot of the desk of Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men. Lots of fun stuff on there. My dad's desk is barely visible for all of the blueprints and papers all over it. Definitely not as fun as Pete & Trudy Campbell's chip-and-dip.
I wish I knew how to do anything like this with eye makeup. I have no clue.
LSD must be okay. Cary Grant did it.
Very smart little sketch of influences. Jonathan Swift to Taylor Swift.