Tuesday, September 30, 2014

mugler, viktor & rolf, lanvin, dior, chloe and balmain ss15

Tomorrow marks the end of the SS15 shows! Here are some of my favorites from Paris the last couple days.

Ok Mugler first, not because the collection was particularly stunning or original. To be honest, it was pretty safe, but sleek and Bond girl. Mugler because of the vision that is Karlie Kloss. Look at her in that third look. Those legs are 4 feet long people. Four. Feet. Long. I was big fan of the black and white palette of this collection, I thought it maintained the sleek minimal look. I also love the strappy sandals in looks 1 and 2.
Great dress and I mostly posted about Mugler to post the second picture in this series. Karlie closed the show in this fierce 2 piece and the fashion world had a heart attack or maybe it was just me. Look at herrrr. I love Karlie because she is rail thin, but in the healthiest way. It looks very natural and like she eats which you can't say for a lot of the popular girls in the industry.

Next was Viktor & Rolf which I thought was really fun, wearable and girly. The theme was exercise clothes illustrated by the spandex leggings and racing stripes.
My favorite look is probably the ice skater dress.
Lanvin is one of my favorite fashion houses. I think Alber Elbaz is a wizard when it comes to womenswear and does a great job making his customers look tastefully sexy. This show celebrated the 125th anniversary of the house and I thought Alber did a fantastic job pulling old and new influences for the house's anniversary collection.
This third look is my favorite from Lanvin. I love the gold toile fabric against the black and this short sleeved blazer.

Dior was very futuristic to me and space-y with the extra rounded silhouettes. Looking through this show was distracting because look at that front row! Mainly look at Miroslava Duma.
My favorite look is probably this turtleneck muu-muu and I can't explain why.

I looooved Chloe this season. LOVED. It was very bohemian and hippie flower child, which isn't normally my taste, but I thought the flowy dresses, minimal hair and makeup and lace-up gladiators were dreamy. I thought these first two gowns were so intricate with the chain detail.
Ok, second look in this series (the flying squirrel sweatsuit) is honestly one of my favorites from all of fall fashion week. No joke! I love this thing. It looks so cozy and chic and I love the color because it looks like faded denim. This is truly all I want for my birthday this year. Finally the little mustard frock was so sweet and girly to me and reminded me of a woodland fairy.
Enter the Balmain army. This show had the most bandeaus I've seen during fashion week. It was very sexy and very rock 'n roll. My favorite look is probably the blue criss cross dress, but I loved the Mondrian-esque fabrics that appeared towards the end.
Only a few more shows left and it's the REALLY big dogs so I'm very excited.

Monday, September 29, 2014

basketcase

I have always wanted a bike basket because they are practical and adorable so a few weeks ago I finally bought one on eBay and my life has never been the same.
This photo was taken 2 Sundays ago in the Swiss Avenue Historic District of Dallas. It's a really lovely neighborhood not too far from downtown with gorgeous old houses. Pretty neighborhoods are my favorite places to bike through so I was excited when Preston shared this one with me. 
Yesterday we biked along the Trinity Skyline Trail and I found SUNFLOWERS free for the picking! Ever since I got my bike basket I tell Preston I need some flowers and/or a puppy to put inside (the puppy would only be for temporary bike ride use and not to keep, those of you questioning my animal dislike) to complete the look and for all my dreams to come true. I hopped off my bike and gathered as many sunflowers as I could because they are beautiful and free. I put them in my basket and smiled all the way home.

If you think you need a new bike, you probably just need a bike basket cuz it will honestly feel like a new ride and costs a fraction of the price.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

bottega veneta, jil sander, marni, prada and dries van noten ss15

Hello Milan! I want to start with Bottega Veneta because it might be my favorite SS15 show. Inspired by ballet barre warm-ups, this collection was beautiful, soft, feminine and reminiscent of my bunhead days. The first look has the leggings that were sprinkled throughout the show. Second is Alessandra Ambrosio looking perf in that moto jacket and leggings. Third is a favorite because look at that neck! I think I see sweatshirt strings so this could be the most beautiful sweatshirt in the world.
This fourth look is total sexy ballerina and great thinspo. Next look was a unitard which I loved with the pale yellow trench. Sixth look was different from the rest because of the exaggerated silhouettes and reminded me of the warm-ups I used to wear at the beginning of class and had to take off after barre.
Hi Kendall Jenner, your dress is chic. Next dress also looked out of place, but in a cute, 50s housewife kind of way. The final look was a blend of all of the pretty pastels used in this collection in a relaxed, easy maxi. I adored this whole collection because of its simple femininity.
In contrast, Jil Sander was very androgynous and played with shapes and pieces from both sexes. the first look I chose because I loved the pattern as it reminds me of that old videogame Pong. Second look I liked because of the wrapping element and the contrast of the scarlet with the cream. Third look I chose because I'm determined to make the turtleneck happen this fall and I think it looks very chic right here.
My final pic from Jil kind of reminded me of an equestrian look with the brown knee highs posing as riding boots and the green and blue belt looking like an old prep school tie. Next was Marni. Marni reminded me of The Row- very minimalistic, lots of wrapping and belts. I got a very oriental vibe with this one, especially with the judo belts in the first two looks.
Next I chose this dress because I thought the pattern was fabulous and it's a pretty silhouette. I can see some starlet wearing this to a charity function or tea party. Next look I chose because of the sick jacket. Love that bomber. I need to do a post in which I do my top 10 bomber jackets from SS15. The next look I chose because I love the pop of coral beneath the black wrapping. This look is very Asian to me.
Finally from Marni I chose this pretty dress. I like the mix of the fabrics and the delicate bralette shape of the top. Next was Prada and the first look is all right, but GEMMA WARD IS BACK. Gemma was my favorite model when I was in middle school and then she disappeared. But she's back and starting off Prada so I think she's ok. The next look I chose because I love the leather skirt and the yellow ribbon on it.
In the September issue, Anna Wintour gave her top 10 things she was excited for for fall and she said nothing is more fall than a new Prada coat. Here's one. Finally I chose this look because I couldn't get enough of the first leather skirt. Dries van Noten happened today and Kanye went, so there is that. Also there is another sick bomber jacket in look 1.
The inspiration for this show was Ophelia and a A Midsummer's Night Dream. To me, I got more of a Woodstock vibe but that echoed the "Summer of Love" feel Van Noten was going for with the mossy floor, uncombed hair and flower child sunglasses. The next look was very 60s to me with the psychedelic print top and John Lennon glasses. The third look I chose because it's another cool jacket and I will never stray away from them. Finally I picked the fourth look because it epitomized summer music festival to me.
Here's a picture of all of the models at the end of the Dries van Noten show. Make clothes, not war.

If you hate these posts, I'm not sorry. I love clothes. I am very much looking forward to the big dogs' shows in Paris!!