Friday, February 27, 2009

london calling...

The rest of the London shows have shown some really interesting and promising looks for Fall '09! Enjoy :)
Josh Goot

i would not necessarily wear the suit to the right, but i find it really interesting

Julien Macdonald

Meadham Kirchoff

Peter Pilotto

I really enjoy the colors in this collection, as well as silhouettes and textures!!!

Roksanda Ilincic

so fun and unique!

down the rabbit hole...

With all the buzz about Tim Burton's new live/cgi blend take on the classic children's tale "Alice in Wonderland," it felt fitting to do a post on Alice inspired fashion and accessories. I have always loved the colors in the Disney version of the film, and as long as I can remember, I've wanted an Alice-style dress with a white pinafore over it. Alice seems to be a popular theme running through designers, and instead of focusing entirely on how big names have interpreted and molded this story into their designs, I looked to Etsy for fun and interesting pieces. I was not disappointed. I found all kinds of jewelry that had really interesting uses of Alice as inspiration, including a tea party ring, which was my personal favorite, and some amazing charm bracelets that clearly merit the hefty price tag with the insane amounts of detail they have. I also recently started playing around on Polyvore and thought it would be fun to find some modern and funky pieces that I could see Alice wearing, if she wear a New York City socialite running around the city instead of Wonderland.

Charm Necklace

Rabbit Ring


Alice Charm Bracelet, #1


Alice Charm Bracelet, #2

poetsummer also...

down the rabbit hole

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My last semester of college is well underway, and its almost time for Spring Break. I am not doing anything exciting, or at least exciting sounding, this year, but I'm hoping to get a lot of sewing and portfolio and job hunting things taken care of while I'm in the U.P. That being said, this spread from the March '09 issue of Seventeen Magazine makes me wish I was going somewhere sunny and warm. One, I can't take another minute of winter, and two, I love every single look created in these pictures. The laid back silhouttes, bright colors, boho elements [without looking unshowered!], breezy accessories, the list goes on and on. I am especially digging the shoes in the picture to the left, I invested in a similar pair at Forever 21 a couple weeks ago, and I am patiently waiting for the weather to improve so I can wear them everywhere. I love the color combos in these photos, too. The bold colors, mixed with some pale, almost muted, tones create a great balance of fun and flirt, and keeps things playful without looking too over the top or crazy. I will continue counting down the days til I can start wearing dresses without worrying about tights, and hope it happens sooner rather than later...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

you sound like you're from lon-don...

It's now Fall Fashion Week in London! I always get excited and intrigued by LFW because it's always such an interesting mix of out there fashions with totally wearable pieces--sometimes even within the same outfit! I have always wanted to visit London, but I'm not sure why. I think it stems from my obsession with Disney's Peter Pan as a child. That must be it. The lines presented so far in London seem to definitely be echoing the same color palettes that NY displayed last week, but I always find that London designers tend to push it a little further than those in the states. The designs usually have a more eccentric look than those in America, and usually are a little more trend-based and fashion forward. I have noticed the drop-waist is coming back into the silhouttes, like this Erdem dress to the left, as well as the layering of many key pieces and textures. I was particularily impressed with the Twenty8Twelve collection, designed by Savannah & Sienna Miller. "Celebrity" collections can be risky, but these sisters seem to have a pretty strong handle on fashion. I also really enjoyed the Luella collection. Her take on the "schoolgirl" look with a hard edge makes a fierce yet fun look for fall. I am excited to see what else London designers do for Fall '09 as London Fashion Week continues...



Peter Jensen