Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hello Again! Briefly!

It is a quiet Sunday morning here in the dorms, and with four computers for one hundred and eighty students I usually only get a few minutes on the computer. But with almost everybody still asleep (it would be just after ten here) I have found a moment to say hello!
I miss blogging so much, guys. This is quite an old post that I meant to put up before I left, but I will do it now because I need an excuse to send you all hugs and kisses and hope that you'll hang tight for a little while longer while I'm having the time of my life in Paris.
Obviously, I promise to tell you everything about my trip when I come back for real. Until then, I love you all!
And now, some more resort collections I adored (I know, I know, a whole crop of shows has been harvested since I left, but these deserve my attention too):




One part tailored black and white party elegance and one part gloriously embellished slouchiness has me in tears of joy over Stella McCartney. That oversized dark grey sweater dress with the silver patterns is possibly my favorite piece from any resort collection yet (I am officially calling that Rumi will own it within three months, doesn't it totally seem like her kind of piece?), and the blue and white striped dress is so perfectly Parisian.



Lace, casual elegance, a muted palette with just the right dose of shine - all the pieces from 3.1 Phillip Lim are so versatile for this time of year. I love the simplicity of the white lace shift dress, and how the contrasting grey sweatshirt and metallic trousers are pulled together in their easy silhouettes.




I saved my favorite collection for last. Yigal Azrouël somehow managed to include every element of my ideal summer wardrobe in one collection: casually draped jersey dresses, a subtly colored palette dressed up with punchy accessories (cyan and purple turbans! razzle dazzle trim and necklaces!), and pieces that are sensual and sleek in unusual ways (like the perfectly unclingy jumpsuit and that wonderful, wonderful white one-shouldered dress). My favorite outfit is definitely the cargo shorts with the sweet sequined vest. Azrouël has to be my favorite collection this season.
P.S. I have come up with a delicious idea for a sweet little something to bring back as a blog giveaway. Something to look forward to when I return...

30 comments:

Ania said...

it's official - Stella can do no wrong ;)
and I love 3.1 Phillip Lim for the neutral colours and relaxed silhouettes
have fun!

Parapluie said...

The second one is awesome! I love the lace!
Have fun!

Fashion Moment said...

I adore McCartney collection!

FM~FP~AF

Lily said...

The Stella McCartney collection is unbelievable..i love her use of sequins in nearly every piece..my favourite has to be the sequin pants in the first pic!
Enjoy paris
xx

Sylvia said...

YAY for a blog post!! I would like to own many many things in the first collection. I will be very impressed and owe you one more drink from Starbucks than I already do if you correctly guess about Rumi. I see what you're saying though. I just might be out an extra 3 dollars...

Laura Gerencser said...

Love love love those orange pants!!

jayne said...

lim always has such wonderful line & tailoring

CMA said...

loving this with every bit of me
each and every picture i can tell you selected on purpose
theyre beautiful and all so unique and inspirational
thanks for showing!

-cma
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cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Sammi said...

Wow, I love the turbans

Hayley said...

i love the first two outfits lots. glad you're having fun in paris!

Georgie said...

The last collection is drool-provoking.

tanya said...

fabulous picks--I love the simplicity of all these gorgeous pieces!!

P.S new site is finally up, check it out :-)

Isabel said...

Hope you're having a great time! I love all the collections you posted on.

Kara said...

Squeal, both collections are fab! Super jealous that you're in Paris and missing my fix of haute couture which I so rarely ever get a chance to fawn over!

Grace said...

I love the oversized grey/silver sweater! I want it.

And I am pretty excited about those turbans.

Love Grace.

Georgia said...

that last navy dress? absoloutley beautiful.
It would be mine

Libby said...

Stella McCartney = Favorite Designer!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Solo said...

Such a nice collection. ;D Thanks for sharing it. Have a great day ahead. ;D

Solo
Travel and Living
Job Hunt Pinoy

christelle said...

WOW i really love Stella McCarteny's collection!!!!!!!!!!

Ines said...

WHYYYYYYYYY did i read your post, whyyyy.

i now want this dress SO BAD:
http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/2010RST/PLIM/RUNWAY/03m.jpg

rachel said...

i like the striped floral sweater!

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Sophia said...

Oh, I love all of it! The first collection is my favorite, I think. Stella rocks. :)

bryna said...

mmm.. i love the very first picture with the sequined pants! they are divine!

The Anthology said...

So funny, I just saw a woman walk by my window wearing a turban and she looked so elegant and funky at the same time.

But that sequin jacket is my favourite piece ever. I found a similar one at an antique fair and it's one of my favourite pieces in my closet.

jessica said...

wow, stella + phillip lim are amaaaaazing .
stella just feels so fresh, so NEW .
& im glad you're having a ball in paris !

Shade said...

wow i love all of these collections!

indigotangerine said...

The phillip lim collection is simply stunning! easy light versatile tailored yet loose with a splash of femininity, what more could one want? Plus, shiny pants! I'm excited to hear all about your paresian adventures!
-indigo

Shin said...

Resort collections are so pretty! I love all their collections especially Azrouel! I'll be dreaming of owning that white-shouldered dress! That's simply sensational! xxoxoxoxo

Ingrid (Garments and Gardens) said...

I love those collections! That striped dress is gorgeous! and i could spot Tallulah Morton

feather hunter said...

the stella stuff.....AMAZINNGGG! xxx