Monday, July 12, 2010

A very expensive floor lamp

This time a year it's haute couture time. Paris is about to melt in this hot summer month, but the fashion show must go on. And while the calendar says July, the couture says winter time. The couture week is probably the most fashionable event in the fashion world. Only the V.I.P's of the V.I.P's are invited, as the most expensive gowns are shown in the most glamorous settings. But there's always some dresses that's not so glamorous. For example this Chanel dress, which in my opinion looks like an old floor lamp....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sci-fi dream

Gareth Pugh is not really my kind of man, because he's a bit too avantgarde to my taste. I didn't really find him suitable for Paris. I think he's more of a London guy. But then this collection came along, and my mind changed. This is of course avantgarde, but still very Parisian and very chic. The leather and how it's draped makes it very organic and gives the collection such a soft look while the makeup and the colors still made it very dark, a bit like Nina Ricci fall/winter 2010. I'm in love with this collection. It's sort of a sci-fi leather dream. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

More green

At the just completed Milan fashion week, one of the bright colors between all the expected black dresses, was as in New York green. Not the spring season like grass green, but a much more toned down and sophisticated green. All colors can be good or bad, it's just a matter of finding the right shade to balance it. From the left: Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani.

Long or short

At Etro it was either long or short. Two looks that doesn't really suit me and my hight very well. So I guess I'm not a Etro girl for winter. And that's really just fine by me. That totally Milan girl that Etro portrayed isn't my style anyway. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

What happened here?

London fashion week in on. Normally I'm a big fan of London based brand Aquascutum. But this time I actually didn't want any of the 30 looks on the runway. In my opinion it was not only  boring collection but on the edge of being just ugly. The beige nude colors doesn't suit any one. Really! The floor long skirts are not for normal people. If I came to a party dressed in a skirt like that, people would think I had mistaken the party for a prairie theme party for Amish people. Not good...! 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A green winter

For winter black is obvious color choice number 1. But season by season lots of colors see there way into the collection. Oscar de la Renta had a lot of pop colors as well as Victoria Beckham, Marchesa, and Rodarte. One of my favorite colors is green. And many houses joined my affection for that color. I especially love the Tommy Hilfiger dress with the three like print. I would love to be the lucky owner of that gorgeous piece. From left: Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger.

A new female look

Now that the New York fashion week is over there's one trend that strikes me. For winter 2010 there are two ways to go. One: the obvious skinny look. And two: the one that's new to me, the over size look. Of course the over size look in itself is not a new thing, but the new thing to me here, is that it looks as if the clothes are not meant to be over size. I don't know if all the outfits shown are just badly fitted, I doubt that. The ironic thing about is that the fashion industry has for so many years been obsessed with skinny girls. Now it looks like the fact that far from every women has a body like a runway model, is okay. I'm not sure how to look at this, if it's an exaggeration of the female body shape, or a cover up with absolutely no shape. But I'm pretty sure that a lot of different women will embrace this look, because it's wearable and it's comfortable. From left: Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I'm not really that big a fan of Anna Sui, but I would love to be backstage at her latest show, so that I could eat some of these macaroons! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Too many? No not really...

When talking about Christian Louboutin, you can't get too many black stilettos. Seriously!  

Chocolate Carolina

In my family, looking like a chocolate is a good thing. That was the vibe a got from the latest Carolina Herrera show. The dresses looked like the finest chocolate wrapped in the most beautiful paper. Carolina Herrera is a master in cut, shape, and tailoring. And this collection showed once again her talent. I’m positive that at the Oscars in March a lot of the dresses on the red carpet will be of the Carolina Herrera label. They will all look like chocolate. 

I love Posh

I am and always will be a huge fan of Victoria Beckham. In the days of the Spice Girls I was Posh spice and the love for Victoria never ended. Now she’s showing her dresses in New York at the Mercedes Bentz fashion week, so that’s a reason to love her even more. And the fact that she’s actually very talented just makes me wanner sing and praise the lord. The collection was as always with a very slim and slender silhouette. It’s Beckham’s trademark, and she does with such chic ness to it that can’t do any thing but embrace it. The color scheme was well put together and only a few patterns at the end were chosen for this very minimalistic collection. I’m sure that if Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn had lived at the same time as Victoria Beckham they would have been best friends.