Sunday, October 4, 2009

Catchup

To begin, I actually had the most insanely fun time at our homecoming game on Friday. Rather than actually watch the game, I helped sell hot cider and popcorn to raise money for our theater club. We doled out drinks for a dollar each from portable burners and sang at the top of our lungs to any customers and admirers who would listen (mostly Beatles tunes and perfectly harmonized renditions of "Happy Birthday"). After the game, a bunch of friends and I piled into various cars and went for chocolate chip pancakes and milkshakes at the local diner. In short, it was a perfect night.

The second I saw this photo of Alix, I think I literally squealed out loud. We share a love for vintage floral combat boots! Magnificent.


I am so excited to see Coco Avant Chanel. Does it seem to anyone else that Audrey Tatou appears in every single film that is vaguely related to being French? Well, not that I have a problem with it, considering how adorable and quintessentially française she is. These photos are from a terrific interview on the Elle website with Catherine Leterrier, the costume designer. Definitely take a few minutes to read it and check out the rest of the pictures!


I first came across Purple Label on some blog or another, and after just a few looks at their simple, flattering, and insanely reasonably priced pieces, I am positively in love with this brand. All the tanks and shirts drape so beautifully, and the muted color palette is absolutely lovely. My favorite Purple Label piece by far is that grey jumpsuit. A casual crop top and slouchy harem pants combined into one versatile and crazily affordable piece = perfect on all counts. I hope to get my hands on it soon.

If you have never picked up a copy of Details, please do so immediately. It's more sharply written and chock full of useful lifestyle tips than most (and maybe all) women's magazines, not to mention the fact that there is usually some smoldering celebrity on the cover. The most recent issue I read included a gorgeous spread of camel coats, an article about James McAvoy, and a brief interview with Consuelo Castiglioni about men's fashion. Get yourself a copy, please!


Viktor & Rolf blew me away. Oh my goodness. They literally must be psychically tuned into my color preferences because every single one of my favorite colors is represented here. My jaw dropped when I saw that fluffy coral dress in the last row. In my book, they definitely made up for a lackluster collection last season, and made up for it about ten times over.


Karl Lagerfeld actually made me sigh. I love how the collection is centered around shorts and everything still feels like the most classic and ladylike clothes anybody could put on. The silhouettes are absolutely perfect, and here are my favorite colors again! This has gotten me so psyched for Chanel.
Some other favorites collections lately: Fendi, Marni, Lanvin, and Isabel Marant. I will refrain (at least for now) from posting in detail about these, so suffice it to say that I loved just about every single look in all of them. How has Fashion Week Month been treating you all?

On Saturday I discovered the most incredible piece at the thrift store that, the second I held it up in front of me, reminded me instantly of last season Yohji Yamamoto. I have started playing around with it and you will definitely see it soon! It's much more dramatic than what I normally wear, but it's such a gorgeous thing. I might even ink black hearts on my legs to really get in the spirit!

32 comments:

Emma said...

Viktor + Rolf = amazingness
Daniel Radcilffe looks like 30, still he IS Harry Potter.
I really want to see Coco avant Chanel!

xoxo

filth on second st said...

floral doc martens = loveeeeeeee. i've been searching for them for the past two years! still no luck. :/

Valencia Lia said...

I need my floral DMs tooooo !! So so in love with them :)

Raji said...

Suchh a lovely post
Full of lovely things :)

annie said...

Woah.
this post is amazing.
the shoes in the first picture is exceptionally amazing.

And those last few photos of the dresses make me stunned.

I love your blog,
I've added you to my blogroll and commented you :)

love annie, xx

Christen said...

I'm really glad you had such a good time at your homecoming game. Even if you didn't watch the game :)

Loving the polka-dotted tights in the first picture. And Audrey Tatou is my favorite! I canNOT wait to see Coco avant Chanel!

Ania said...

that pic of Alix is so cute, even though it's not my style...
and I can't help but giggle at the photo of Dan "all grown-up". I used to have an immense crush on him, but that was back when the first movie came out and I was uhm 12 ;)

Little Monarch said...

ahhh this post is overwhelming. so much to take in! chanel = love. havent seen it yet but hopefully will soon! omg i almost fainted at viktor + rolf. the coral tulle with cut out=swoon!

well done my love.

Isabel said...

Oh man, I've always wanted a pair of those delicate little polka dot tights the Cherry Blossom Girl has on. It's so cool she paired them with Doc Martens!

Also, Viktor & Rolf FTW.

jayne said...

wow the viktor and rolf is insane! love the colors, so whimsical

your homecoming night sounds amazing, I always love those late night diner run

The Queen of Hearts said...

I am eager for a pair of Doc Martens...

Anna M. said...

LOVE YOUR DOC ;)

Mouthwash said...

ACK!! i am SO HAPPY with the V&R funky cut tulle! YES!!! hahaha. It makes me happy. Which, is exactly what fashion should do. hehe.

Love your docs!!

Amber

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Anna G said...

Very eventful weekend. I love V+R collection this season. It's so psychedelic and I love all the geometric fabric.

frances said...

V&R blew my mind this season! x

Kat said...

the viktor & rolf collection is soooo great!

Rosie Unknown said...

I am in love with the V&R!

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Michael said...

My friend got to check out Coco Avant Chanel and he had nothing but raving words about it! i am so excited for it.

emily said...

viktor and rolf was totally amazing... loved all the tulle. :)

this wheel's on fire said...

"...mostly Beatles tunes and perfectly harmonized renditions of 'Happy Birthday'" LOVE that!

And Audrey Tatou can do no wrong in my book! xo

Elizabeth said...

WOW how did I not see those Viktor & Rolf photos until now? They're kind of mind-bendingly wonderful. I like how you crammed lots of things into this post...I'm also excited to see Coco Avant Chanel, and your night sounds like fun...my school doesn't even have a homecoming game.

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michelle said...

dirty harry? viktor and rolf? coco chanel? all in one post?
i die. UUHHAHHH.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Audrey Tatou is tres adorable. I cannot imagine a more perfect person to play Coco Chanel - must see that film immediately.

And hello to Viktor & Rolf. That could be one of the most unique collections I have seen in years. Though the second to last peach frock looks as if a cannonball has been shot through the tulle skirt - which actually looks clever! :)

christelle said...

Beautiful Daniel Radcliff ;)

Tasha said...

I have yet to see the Coco Chanel movie, but I can't wait!

kimi said...

Oh my Daniel Radcliffe is a hottie!
Okay I'm a HP-fan so I have to like him but he really looks handsome on this cover!

Vanessa said...

i saw coco avant chanel this weekend and it was really great. although it was really close to the lifetime version, the acting and art of it was just 10x better. i definitely reccomend watching it :)

vitaMinn style said...

Looked like you had a grand time selling hot cider and popcorn, and you did it for a good cause too so that's always nice!

I can't believe this is Daniel Radcliffe! His unshaven look made him look like that Twilight guy! ;)

Oh and yeh, I MUST watch Coco Avant Chanel! =)

gem fatale said...

V&R's collection was insane! Loved it.
Adore that picture with the DM's!

MizzJ said...

lol what a chock-full of topics post! Thanks for sharing the Victor & Rolf pics, their originality this season is so refreshing.