So last weekend I went to the MAD MAUS, a party here in Montreal that's all about over the top-ness, aesthetic decadence, craziness. I don't usually go, but this time the MISHAPES were hosting and so I had to! So i wore this cropped nautical blazer(unfortunately my only purchase from Toronto), black dress shirt from zara, thrifted shreddy tank, and the vest with the long train, which i made. I was inspired by the backpacks from Alexander Wang's fall 2010. I freaking love it, but I can't really wear it anywhere else cause it's such a "look". I love how light and sheer it is and i'm pretty sure it was on sale for 6$/meter at fabricville!
Here are my favorite menswear collections from Milan Menswear fashion week:
I LOVELOVELOVE the colorblocking here. I definitely think color blocking (+ double breasted blazers) is going to be huge for spring 2011; big bold colors or monochrome looks. My favorite looks are the last two, because i just think they encapsulate the whole collection. The colors are just crazy and so bold but it totally works. Just super clean crisp and bold for spring. Perfect!
So a super long time ago, (ages really) I got the chance to go see the Fall collections from Acne, Nudie Jeans and Filippa K thanks to Samia. I had initially written this post but never gotten around to publishing it because I wanted to wait till my big reveal of my new domain to post it, and then I accidentally just forgot about it, but here it is now: (sorry emily!)
This is without a doubt the coolest thing having a blog has allowed me to do. The fashion scene in Montreal isn't very strong, and whatever there is in Montreal, really only stays in Montreal. That's why I was super excited for this because Nudie, Filippa K and Acne are all widely recognized brands around the world and it was just exciting to go to my very first presentation.
So because Resort is weirdly scheduled throughout a few weeks, here is the part two of my resort round up!
So Ashley's project has totally become a legitimate fashion line. The olsens have such a strong aesthetic and I love that we can really see it in THE ROW. Every piece is made as though it were for one of them. Normally when designers design for themselves it isn't a good idea, but it totally works here. I love the pilgrim aesthetic going on and as usual it's just an extension of their brand. They're truly marketing geniuses; Stark white, crisp lines, and their signature laid back aesthetic can always be found in each collection. Everything just feels expensive and there's this interesting restraint that i love.
Stella, another "celebrity" line, that in spite all odds, has become legitimate. Stella has really been pulling out amazing collections these past few seasons. This one is simply amazing, and has the whole blogosphere going crazy. I love the flower/poppy print and the fact that all of the coats are super voluminous, reminiscent of tulip bulbs!
"Resort is about real clothes for our friends. Everybody went so far into fantasy that we lost the public. There's something about reality that feels fresh right now."
-Jack & Lazaro
Look at those bags. oh my god. i cant even focus. flawless collection!
So this is my resort round up post; Resort is usually a weird buffer period but this season it turned into a full fledge season that featured extravagant runway shows, supposedly just because Anna wanted it. So here are my favourite looks from my three favourite collections this season, these were truly the most spectacular;
Alber always knows how to do parisian chic perfectly. I LOVE the bathing suit + bathing cap with flowers combo! (a whole lot better than this)+ how could you not love the reversible dress? it actually looks super chic! the thing i loved most about this collection was the theatricality of it all, resort is a fun season and it's perfect for designers to lighten up, especially when you have 8 collections a year to do!
I just want to start this out by saying how much I LOVE PHEOBE PHILO. Her aesthetic is just so refreshing and i'm so glad she's back. She's truly revived Celine, slowly turning it into a major powerhouse. I loved the color-blocking here and obviously the coats. I'm really developing a huge obsession for good structured coats :/ But obviously my favorite look was the flowy black one. I MEAN AMAZING.
and finally, the BEST COLLECTION EVER. seriously this is my dream collection. i mean, it has everything I LOVE: lace, transparency, LEOPARD print(done well), gold, monochrome, and obviously it's GIVENCHY. Ricardo Tisci totally reeled me back in, the latest couture collection was a bit of a mess for me, but i'm totally back on board with this collection. Just too good for words. It has the signature Givenchy aesthetic that Tisci has develloped for the brand recently and some menswear influence. Like that gold spike necklace/choker like the thorn necklace from menswear i've been lusting over. Overall this collection is just flawless.
just too good for words, lets just sit and admire.
Loving Rag & Bone's latest resort collection. Truly effortless and perfect colors for resort without looking too resort-y. I love the third look pictured. I actually just thrifted a cardi that has the same sort of fabric! Anyways, just thought id make a quick post, every other resort collecion was pretty blah for me. Nothing too special.
I'm in the process of changing my layout and so for now, I changed the header to a
collage? of terrence koh getting fitted for a pimp white suit,
pictures from none other than Olivier Zahm via the purple diary.
I thought itd be fitting to post an update about my recent sewing projects. I haven't been sewing much lately these past few months because of school/work/friends and all that, but I've been feeling really inspired lately and so I hope I will have a lot more to show you soon!
So this is a shirt/dress I made for MTL fashion week. It's made from a linen base with like a bajillion meters of yarn loops. I initially made the top, then started sewing down the yarn loops along rows, bottom up. TOOK ME FOREVER but I love how it turned out! I was going to make a whole sweater like this, but it ended up being SO HOT (like boiling) wearing this, so I had to stop :P. Here's a picture of me wearing it at fashion week; [worst picture ever though]
There's actually a funny story with this, Steph actually wore it to Dane Richards' show and turns out his whole show used this loop technique (but with jersey)! SEE HERE. She felt like a crazy fan LOL