Saturday, January 21, 2012

Men of Style: l'hiver edition

A well dressed man, in my eyes, looks like this.  Enjoy.  Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Collection: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012

My two favorite seasons in fashion are the 'in-betweens':  not F/W, not S/S, but rather, resort and pre-fall.  They are the seasons where the days are hot, but the nights are cold, or the days start to get warmer, but the mornings are still crisp.  You can wear bare legs, but want to throw a coat over it, you can wear boots but can get away with a lighter top. How excited am I for the pre-fall collections that are currently being show.  All I can say, is wow.  First up, is...can you guess it readers? Who is my favorite? Yes, Givenchy.  Un--Be--Lieve--Able.

Riccardo Tisci created pieces, that once again will be on the tip of every fashion loving girl or gay's tongue soon for a number of reasons. First off the block, this is 50s meets 70s equestrian---can't beat that.  Second, Tisci has taken some of the most popular moments at Givenchy and reworked them.  The classics are back, people! Embrace closets of old and new for this season by following Tisci's lead. Also worth mentioning are the nods to masculine tailoring and the incredible boots showcased.  The boots the boots....oh ma gawddddd child, the BOOTS.   I once heard a man refer to this style of boot as the "hoof boot." Well, if it makes me look like a horse, a goat, a cow, I'll happily moo, baaaa or nayy! These boots are a must for Pre-Fall and I have a feeling we'll be seeing them all over fashion week in Feb/March.

It's also worth mentioning that Givenchy has clearly been inspired by street style photographers. One look at this look book and you feel like you're logging into The Sartorialist for your morning update.  Not to mention, the stop sign makes me feel like I am in middle school and this is my first day of school outfit.  It's brilliant!  

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shop: Ash Paradise

First it was the Givenchy bag (pics coming up) that was ridiculously marked down and now these bootie beauties by Ash!  My poor bank account.  Currently on sale on The Outnet for $130 (from $260), these boots will take you from winter to spring to the music festivals that await us all this summer.   Get them now, good sizes are all still available

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vogue Italia: IVC 2012

This may just be the most brilliant thing I have seen. Italian Vogue released a video to accompany the ironic January cover that pays homage to the shopping networks QVC and HSN.  Seriously, who ever said fashion lacked a sense of humor, needs to watch this.  Having grown up in the midwest and lived in Korea, j'adore a good home shopping channel. My agent in Korea once tried to get me to be on a home shopping channel there, but it would have just basically been me and some Russian girls in our underwear. Uh, no thank you. Here, however is a channel I would be on----you will get a glimpse of the previously discussed car themed Prada collection, Gucci's Crysler Building inspired flapper dresses, Balenciaga, Chanel, YSL and many more, all accompanied by elevator music that one might except to hear when watching "Love Boat".  Love it.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Campaign: Givenchy S/S 2012

I know the word 'campaign' is all over the news these days...Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Obama,  but the only campaign I am currently excited about is the Givenchy S/S 2012 advertising campaign that was released last month.  Everyone who knows me knows that I am all about the neo-surfer look.  Whatever that means, I always like to dress like I am a former surf pro going to a high class event, but at the beach.  Figure that one out.  In any case, Ricardo Tischi does it again, taking my all time favorite idea of the surfer and giving it the Givenchy twist with the darkened sky, black surf board and dusky seashore to perpetuate the brand's Gothic and romantic designs.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Je Voudrais: Balmain S/S 2012

So what it is more than my rent for a year.  A girl can dream :)

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Editorial: Feeling Frühling

The January 2012 issue of Vogue Germany featuring model Monika Sawicka and shot by Knoepfel and Indlekofe shows exactly what I wish I was wearing right now as I sit bundled up trying to survive this cold spell.  That Prada coat with the green spikes and car print is major major major.  See you in the spring in hot pants and patterned jackets, going into hibernation now .  

All photos found at Fashnberry