Archive | May, 2009

Givenchy Fall 09/10 Campaign

30 May

It seems like I’m forever explaining that fashion is not shallow, and it’s a valid interest and pastime. That shopping is not fashion. That fashion is a complex industry with many players, subtle hierarchy and an almost frightening pace. That fashion is a form of art more relevant than Van Gogh or Wordsworth. When fashion is done well, a skirt is never a skirt, a shoe is never a shoe. And a campaign is never just a pretty picture…

When I first spied the Givenchy Fall 09-10 campaign images, I immediately liked them. I’m a big Givenchy fan, and though the clothes and as yet unnamed bag are gorgeous, it was the attitude which appealed to me. But as I read up about the campaign, I realised that there was more to the campaign than the fierce attitude, this was a statement from Riccardo Tisci. There are several notable changes from previous campaigns, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have been replaced by Mert and Marcus after a 9 year partnership.

Mariacarla Boscono is of course featured in the campaign, but she is accompanied by Leonor Scherrer (daughter of a retired courtier) and models Iris Strubegger, Ranya Mordanova and of course Adriana Lima who surprisingly walked during the show. For me, Adriana has pulled off the transition from Victoria’s Secret to high fashion pretty much impeccably. The impossibly chic campaign seems to reinforce Givenchy’s French roots, with Tisci describing Leonor as “she represents France in all senses: the elegance, the aristocracy, the darkness of France”.

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Chanel Paris-Moscow Fall 09-10

27 May

Images from the campaign, Sasha Pivovarova shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Normally, I ignore pre-season collections (they mess with my little head!) but these are simply sublime, very luxe and more-is-more. Which I’m really feeling at the moment. Are you loving them??

Givenchy Fall 09 campaign images to follow on Saturday, along with my proof that fashion is complex and has many layers invisible to the untrained eye..

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Black Rats & Picasso

19 May
Oh about a million years ago, I tweeted about going to visit the Picasso exhibit. I was totally underwhelmed, my 4 year old neice does scribbles too! But I had a great day, I took in loads of culture and acted like a complete and utter tourist in Trafalgar Square. In a hot outfit…so it doesn’t matter how stupid I was acting 😉 Whilst being unemployed, I rediscovered the wonders of eBay, I have no idea why I ever stopped eBaying it’s a treasure trove of loveliness!! The entire outfit I’m wearing is eBayed, from head to toe. Apart from the jacket and bag…!

Shoes – Asos on eBay
Leggings – Faux Black Rats on eBay
Tee – Topshop on eBay
Jacket- River Island
Bag – Thrifed Louis Vuitton!

Fashion Fix..and Me!

18 May
Ok so it’s taken forever for me to move house (I have a lot of shoes..!) and get my internet sorted (multiple trips and conversations to clueless B&Q, Comet & PC World staff) and just as it was getting sorted, I went and fractured my elbow. Personally, I blame The Boy. Yes, the same The Boy from way back when. Safe to say its been a roller coaster few weeks, but now the dust has settled and I shall firstly impart (some) wisdom and (mostly) observations from my chaotic weeks:

* Iceskating is not fun and harmless, you could end up fracturing an elbow!!
* Cute doctors do exist. No, not cute, make that scorchingly hot doctors.
* Perhaps, just maybe, it might be time to give flats a while again
* I feel allergic to black again, bring on summer brights!
* In fact just bring on summer, I’m shivering as I type

* Rabbit also like eating Oreo cookies and party rings!

Ok enough of that, and onto some real stuff. My new job is going great, online marketing for one of the top retailers in the world, so not too shabby if I say so myself! New place is going well too, have run out of clothes/shoe room but have ordered more addition to the 2 wardrobes and 2 chests of drawers I’m currently using. So all in all, ticking along nicely despite a couple of huge blips. I have missed you all, and have missed blogging and tweeting tremendously so I’m probably going to over-blog to make up for it! And, no time like the present right?! So here’s a probably slightly random Fashion Fix, while I find my blogging feet again. But fear not, there will be more to come pretty much everyday this week, including pictures from the Chanel Fall 09 campaign!

V-ow Magazine editorial

I think it’s from a V Magazine editorial, with Kate, Natalia, Claudia and Daria. The images have stunned me…Kate kills it in the Margiela jacket.

V Man’s also got it goin on…

Ashley Olsen is an editorial for V Man, looking sultry and sexy and a brunette!
Agy stars in Uniqlo campaign

To be honest, I couldn’t care less about Agy, really not my most favourite model. The shots are alright, nothing more nothing less. Do any of you disagree?
Iman Ostracised.

“I did feel a bit ostracized. You suddenly represent a whole race, and that race goes, ‘Well, that person does not represent our ideals of beauty.’ For lack of a better term, it becomes what it was like during slavery. One had the field n— and the house n—. There was this notion that I was chosen by white fashion editors to be better than the rest, which I am not. I did not like being thought of as the house n— whether it was spoken or whether it was understood. It always left a bad taste in my mouth. I call it ‘the politics of beauty’ because fashion can sometimes be an assault on one’s identity.” Iman
In Brief:

Move over Sienna: Apparently Sienna’s status as Matthew Williamson’s muse is over, Leigh Lezark is the new muse on the block.

Fiction about ‘reality’: Lauren Conrad has a new book out. About a girl who moves to Hollywood for a reality show. Right…