Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Classic Denim Styles

It seems that this spring will be flooded with all kinds of denim. Elle.com has put up a scrapbook of styles we wear today that were all the rage in other decades as well. Here are a few that they featured.
THE WIDE LEG Farrah Fawcett’s sex appeal ruled the '70s, and it didn’t hurt that she could also look every bit the tomboy. Kate Bosworth’s modern version of the wide-leg jean looks very now with a fedora and simple white tank. Wearing wide-leg jeans should be a play on volume—big on the bottom, teeny on top—to avoid looking lost in them.
Farrah Fawcett (top) and Kate Bosworth (bottom)

THE SKIINY JEAN You can thank Miss Moss for the skinny jean revival. Her signature stovepipes can make any woman look slim, especially when they're paired with an elongating heel.
Brooke Shields (top) and Brigitte Bardot (bottom)

THE DENIM DRESS The denim dress isn't just a schoolgirl staple. In fact, it can look incredibly sexy (Exhibit A: Brigitte Bardot, at left) when worn in the right context. Pair it with tights and statement-making boots for a go-anywhere casual look.

THE DENIM JACKET Nearly every bad boy in history has had a denim jacket to call their own, starting with cowboys and continuing through Madonna's '80s-punk phase. Roll up the sleeves, let your shirt hang out, and revel in your rebelliousness.
Madonna (top) and John Lennon (bottom)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Clear Converse Shoes

Yes it's clear sneakers! You can now show off your oh-so-stylish socks. Ok, this is weird. No offence, but it is so weird. I'm sorry but I don't like showing off my socks or feet. I love flip flops but these are sneakers. I just don't get the point. Maybe it's because many of my socks are black and boring. I prefer sneakers that aren't plastic and see through. To each their own i suppose.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The latest from L.A.M.B and Heatherette

Recently, there have been fashion weeks held in cities all over the world. I have picked 2 designers to show. L.A.M.B, and Heatherette.

http://l-a-m-b.com/ There seems to be a lot of black and white shown. The patterns on the items are very interesting.

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The way the checks are on this outfit end up having the focal point right at the chest in the middle.

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It’s the same with this outfit too with the almost like bulls eye effect. It also seems to be see through lace (or at least the black lace is). I’m not a big fan of either of these.

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I personally love the first dress. The over-sized gingham is fun and the tulle underneath adds volume as well as girly-ness.

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I don’t get this outfit. I’ve noticed those bottoms before, and they also appear in Michael Kors collection (but in lime green). I have no idea what they are and were anyone would wear them, but I guess that is runway fashion for you. Some outfits shown on runways have no place to wear them.

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This last look I have chosen to show from L.A.M.B is gorgeous. It looks like it would have a lot of movement at the bottom.

http://www.heatherette.com/ The runway seems to be very playful in the background with the American flag and butterflies.

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It’s a very interesting dress. It’s a great colour palate they used.

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This dress is busy but not in an over the top kind of way. The colours are great but it’s very short (or the model has extremely long legs).

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The dress in the first picture is very old style homemaker wife. That’s the first thing that comes to my mind is old advertisements with a perfect housewife with a perfect smile and the perfect dress. This is like the modern version.

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I am slightly speechless with this outfit. Is that a one piece with pant? I just really do not like it. It seems one pieces with pants have been on the runway with other designers too like Stella McCartney.

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This last one is very 4th of July. It’s a red, white and blue outfit. There are the high waist bottoms that seem to be in many lines.

I would definitely say L.A.M.B is my favourite out of the two. Heatherette does seem to be showcasing outfits that are more high fashion. Remember these are only two designers I chose to show and these are my comments on what I think.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007

It was taped about a month ago but it is just airing now on T.V. I like to watch it because it's interesting to see how creative the designers get. There are themes and of course wings on some of the angels. Here are some pictures from the show.

Seal performed twice (the seond time with Heidi--awww) and also Will.i.am and the Spice Girls(Stop right now..thank you very much).

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Simpsons Couture

From Bazzar in August 2007 were these Simpsons ads with the characters dressed in couture clothing. The one character in the brown bob hair cut is Linda Evangelista (she's a famous model). I find these ads very cool.

Lanvin, Chanel, Versace

Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vitton, Viktor & Rolf