Saturday, March 14, 2009

The View From Saturday

At last, for better or worse, the whirlwind of Autumn/Winter 2009 has come to an end, and I've compiled my Paris favorites. As usual, click to enlarge, and all images are borrowed graciously from Style.com.

1. Stella McCartney. Unfussy, easy elegance was the name of the game. All the models looked so clean and pretty and chill! It was nice to see them smile for once.
2. Dries Van Noten. If Stella was unfussy, then Dries was practically nonexistent. But I liked it! The collection was very World War II inspired, or like the entire costume lineup from The Aviator, with lots of trousers and forties jackets and bright lipstick, and a beautiful color palette.
3. Givenchy. Stunning, is basically all I can say. Loved everything about it and had a very difficult time choosing favorites. You can see why.
4. Viktor & Rolf. Me and Hazel were totally on the same wavelength about this one, it's actually freaky: kind of disappointing, but worth posting about just because of these two things.
5. Emanuel Ungaro. Very youthful and flirty and light. I want to have a New Year's Eve party where everybody wears Ungaro. The dresses were fantastically fitted, and those sequined tights are godly and belong in my closet. Like, right now. Okay, thanks.
6. Christian Lacroix. To my very pleasant surprise, the ready-to-wear completely stood up to the couture collection, incorporating all those Lacroix details we love so much: elegant hair, dazzling jewelry, bows, lace, and utterly superb tights. That flower pin is breathtaking.
7. Louis Vuitton. Girly, flirtatious, and bold, with lots of sculptural details and phenomenal shoes. The show itself just looked so bright, and all the models are incredibly fresh faced and soft.
Tell me your favorites!
Also, thank you so much for all your comments! I love feeling like part of the blogosphere.

21 comments:

Catherine said...

I've said this so many times: I almost died when I saw the Ungaro collection. It was awesome. Really really awesome.

Why have I never stumbled across your blog?! It's wonderful. I'm adding your link to my blog :)

Catherine

this wheel's on fire said...

hey! i've visited your blog before, but for some reason i couldn't see any place for comments. i love your site!! we seem to have a lot in common. thanks for your comments!! xo

Karen said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!
i love the picture of the teacup in your banner, i have a thing for teacups, and tea of course!
- Karen

Morena Doll said...

Thanks for the comment. :) May I ask how you found my blog? And would you like to trade links? Loving the blog header.

Morena Doll said...

Oh that's cool. :)
Yes, trading links...now.

Sydnie said...

Your blog is absolutely amazing! The pictures are stunning, and you really seem to know your stuff! Thank you so much for the nice comment on my blog! Would you like to exchange links with me?

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

jules said...

I love the louis collection, so sweet!

Emz said...

Absolutely =) I'll link you now! And I love the pictures you pick for your blog! I feel like I must've visited at some point...

STARR said...

I especially like Givenchy <3

Elizabeth said...

LV seems to have a spectacular collection. :]

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

I love stella, over and over again. She is one of my favorite designers. I just love her! And I love you! Your blog is sooooooooooooooo magical, and I am crazy for "the sweeties" photo's on your side bar......... stay wonderful :)

love amy

Shin said...

I love the Vuitton and Stella's collection the best! Love the colors and the details on the skirts. xxxoxoxoxxoxoxo

Karen said...

i added you to my list too!
- Karen

Rand said...

i love the Givenchy pics
so nice
x

She's Dressing Up said...

The colour at Dries Van Norten made me happy =]

Demi said...

thanks for your comment honey :)

ooh I love all of these collections, esp dries van noten and givenchy!

great blog! <3

xx

dapper kid said...

I absolutely in love with LV and Dries Van Noten was superb!!!

hazel said...

i am SO IN LOVE with that Viktor + Rolf coat and dress. I WANT THEM. NOW. IN MY CLOSET. AAAAH

sarah said...

#2 and #5 are soooo great!

PoIsOn MaRy said...

all those collections look so chic .but my favourite one is louis vuitton.
thanx for the comment :)
and nice blog btw
xxx

FashionAddict said...

I loved Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Balmain along with the ones you posted. I loved the bunny ears at Louis Vuitton, so fun and chic. Lovely blog, would you please visit mine if you have time.