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AW13 / PFW / ROUND-UP

Ahhh bonjour ma petite tasse! Regardez-vous ma blog post de Paris Fashion Week! As you can tell, I’m basically fluent in French, it’s one of my many talents. For those not as clever as me at French, here’s a round-up of the sartorial offerings from Paris Fashion Week.

STOP. BALMAIN TIME! An 80s wipe-clean wonderland, Balmain was every theatrical tin-foil fashion hope and more, we have Balmain in at my work all the time, can’t wait to try and shoe-horn myself into the amazing waistcoat outfit on the right, rip it, and be evicted because I can’t pay for it. ASPIRATIONAL!

Balmain

Balmain

Alexander Wang’s much anticipated first collection since his controversial appointment at Balenciaga. And it wasn’t horrible. It’s still very much Wang-esque (not a word I’ll use again, promise) but with undeniable Christobal influence. I liked it, it’s a nice return to the classic, clean Balenciaga, rather than the ultra modernism Ghesquiere brought with his metal leggings/Egyptofunk/riding hats etc, which I loved, but I don’t think Wang could have followed on from or replicated in the same vein without it looking like some kind of shit Project Runway ~modernism~ challenge.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Sacai

Sacai

I know leather panelling has been done over and over and over, but I want this, all of this, and variations of this, forever.

Neil Barrett

Neil Barrett

Really enjoying the Brave New World/Handmaid’s Tale minimal ~dystopian sexuality~ here, and how could I not love the wimple. I’m all about a wimple. I’m not ususally a huge fan of Mugler, but the simplicity, and the murky blue with crisp white, speaks to my inner future gimp.

Mugler

Mugler

Manish Arora

Manish Arora

Kenzo

Kenzo

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Each season Givenchy is usually my go-to, but the disparity between the menswear (99% of the time, amazing) and the womenswear (67% of the time, amazing) starts to show more and more. I love the floral leather biker and the quilted bomber, super, but the random sequinned arm? The cheap ill-fitting mesh? The shiny polka-dots? This both confuses and upsets me.

Givenchy

Givenchy

These are my dream outfits until I’m thin enough to slip under my office door, rather than walking through it. Probably not very practical day to day (getting closed in bus doors, dropping Tesco Value lasagne down yourself, cycling – all trials I face daily) but commanding and beautiful all the same. I do miss the structured, body-con Pugh of olde, but a shift in silhouette hasn’t lost the dark drama he’s built his brand on.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

Felipe Oliviera Baptista

Felipe Oliviera Baptista

Devastee

Devastee

Acne

Acne

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

I’m not ususally a fan of Valentino, not nearly enough black, leather or androgyny for me, but this china plate-esque collection has reminded me that I AM A GIRL, HERE ME SQUEAL!

Valentino

Valentino

Do you feel dizzy? Disorientated? It might be to do with Yves Saint Laurent spinning so hard in his grave that the Earth is turning faster than usual. #SOFTGRUNGELAURENT HAS STRUCK AGAIN. Hedi’s latest collection (and we know how much I enjoyed his last menswear offering) has been met with a resounding NON from critics, and rightly so.  His access to the Topshop throw-out must be STOPPED.

Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

This season marks Claire Wright Keller’s fourth at the helm of Chloe, and it’s definitely her best yet. Probably my favourite collection from Paris, simple and minimal with great tailoring and a perfect colour palette.

Chloe

Chloe

Chloe

Chloe

Who invented the tartan laundry bag? Has anyone got his email? He’s definitely been ripped off at Celine. Blatant plagiarism aside, Celine was it’s usual super self, a really nice palette and pleasing oversized yet tailored shapes (so excited to put on 15 stone before winter and be able to shop at Celine rather than Millets!).

Celine

Celine

EDITORIAL: HUNGER GAMES

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Crystal Renn by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris 2004

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Coco Rocha by Matt Jones in Elle Italia 2011

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Lindsey Wixson for Harpers Bazaar by Terry Richardson, October 2011

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Naomi Chicken Shop Campbell

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Naomi Campbell

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Kate Moss for Vogue US, February 2007 shot by Wolfgang Tillmans

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Karlie Kloss for Vogue UK, May 2011, shot by Alasdair McLellan

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Karen Elson for Vogue, 2003, by Arthur Elgort

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Lindsey Wixson for Vogue Nippon, 2011, by Terry Richardson

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Vogue Brazil, August 2011, Constance Jablonski by Henrique Gendre

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Chanel Iman by Terry Richardson

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Caterina Vagliaby for i-D, 2011, by Nick Dorey

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Gisele by Inez and Vindoodh for Vogue Paris, July 2012

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Miles Alrdidge, Vogue Italia

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Natalia Vodianova for Mer du Nord, spring 2002

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Vogue Spain, Tom Munro, June 2012

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Irina Lazareanu

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Irina in Stella

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Lara Stone for T Magazine, Fall 2011, by Angelo Pannetta

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Siri Tollerod by Viktor Vauthier for TANK magazine

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Natasha Poly by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris 2005

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AW13 / MFW / ROUND-UP

Milan Fashion Week brought all of the expected opulence and excess it is famed for, interspersed with a heavy dose of Great Gatsby/Grey Gardens inspiration (which makes sense, as Prada are doing the costumes for the upcoming remake of the Great Gatsby) and tartan. In amongst this were the enduring themes of New York and London – leather, bomber jackets and masculine tailoring.

The stand out collection for me was Fausto Puglisi, who served up the kind of collection Ricardo Tisci might if he had an unlimited gift card for the John Lewis haberdashery. That might sound like a criticism, but I bloody love the John Lewis haberdashery. Despite a grammatically appalling website, definitely have a look if you’re not familiar with the brand, as this is only his second collection, so I’m imagining some really great things to come.

Here’s a selection of the best looks from MFW.

Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras

Dolce

Dolce

Dolce

Dolce

Dolce

Dolce

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Fendi

Fendi

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Gabriele Colangelo

Gabriele Colangelo

Genny

Genny

Genny

Genny

Gianfranco Ferre

Gianfranco Ferre

Iceberg

Iceberg

Iceberg

Iceberg

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Marni

Marni

Marni

Marni

MaxMara

MaxMara

MaxMara

MaxMara

Missoni

Missoni

Moschino

Moschino

Moschino

Moschino

MSGM

MSGM

MSGM

MSGM

Ports 1961

Ports 1961

Prada

Prada

Sportmax

Sportmax

Sportmax

Sportmax

Ter Et Bantine

Ter Et Bantine

Trussardi

Trussardi

versace

Versace

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL V: VIKA GAZINSKAYA

Contrary to what this blog might imply, I don’t spend all my time wishing I was other people. If I did that I wouldn’t have time for my other hobby – eating.

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Anyway, Vika is a womenswear designer off of Russia. She began showing in SS07, following a stint as fashion assistant at Russian L’Officiel and a year spent freelance styling. Her designs are, as you can imagine from her personal style, feature very classic, clean shapes, innately feminine without being fussy or overtly sexy.

The 31 year old, like my other obsession Anya Ziourova, is is part of the new breed of Russian style obsessives breaking down the Russian fashionista stereotype of WAGs in micro minks, Fendi sandals and Louis Vuitton everything. Vika is at Paris Fashion Week this season, I’m as excited for the actual show as I am for photos of her out and about.

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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL IV: HANNE GABY ODIELE

I know the other day I said she looks like a triceratops (I stand by it) but she’s definitely the most stylish dinosaur I’ve ever seen.

One of the most striking models of the past decade and signed to agency powerhouse SUPREME, Hanne walked a whopping 55 shows in AW12 and holds the unofficial title of The Only Interesting Thing To Ever Come Out Of Belgium. Hanne is as famous for her fashionable turns off the catwalk as much as on. Hanne has a rep for wearing the most outlandish and seemably unwearable looks without looking like she’s cursing a poor over-excitable PR in her head. Remember her in Comme a few weeks ago?

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My favourite Hanne looks are where she’s more understated, and requires a lot less ironing.

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AW13 / LFW / ROUND-UP

London is the fashion week I look forward to the most. Generally offering the most diversity, originality and an over-arching sense of fun without being trashy, London’s rich fashion history has solidified our place as one of the leading fashion cities of the world. This season however, was a colossal let down. Individually, there were some really nice looks (hayyyy Louise Gray, Peter Pilotto) but overall, everything just felt flat, mature and, worst of all, sensible. Tones were muted and hemlines were long, there were variations on themes that have been exhausted seasons before. Has London finally run out of ideas or has the eternally young London girl finally grown up for good? Here’s the best of a bad season:

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ASHISH

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ASHISH

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ASHISH

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS (FASHION EAST)

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS (FASHION EAST)

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS (FASHION EAST)

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BURBERRY

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BURBERRY

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BURBERRY

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CHRISTOPHER KANE

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CHRISTOPHER KANE

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CHRISTOPHER KANE

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CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

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CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

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CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

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TOPSHOP UNIQUE

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TOPSHOP UNIQUE

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TOPSHOP UNIQUE

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SIMONE ROCHA

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SIMONE ROCHA

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SIMONE ROCHA

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PETER PILOTTO

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PETER PILOTTO

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PETER PILOTTO

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EIMILIO DE LA MORENA

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EMILIO DE LA MORENA

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EMILIO DE LA MORENA

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JW ANDERSON

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JW ANDERSON

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JW ANDERSON

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KOKON TO ZAI

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KOKON TO ZAI

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KOKON TO ZAI

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LOUISE GRAY

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LOUISE GRAY

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LOUISE GRAY

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MARIOS SCHWAB

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MARIOS SCHWAB

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MARIOS SCHWAB

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MARY KATRANZOU

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MARY KATRANZOU

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MARY KATRANZOU

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MICHAEL VAN DER HAM

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MICHAEL VAN DER HAM

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MICHAEL VAN DER HAM

MAYBE’S SHE’S BORN WITH IT, MAYBE SHE LOOKS SLIGHTLY LIKE AN ANIMAL/DINOSAUR

Another highly intellectual and hard-hitting post, this.

Ain’t nothing wrong with having more than a passing resemblance to an animal, people are always being praised for having “feline features”, or “legs like a gazelle”.  When I was a baby I looked more like a puppy than an actual human child, and I grew up to be STUNNING.

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Here are 10 models slightly more attractive than myself that could easily book a David Attenborough campaign.

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JESSICA STAM

MAGGIE MAURER

MAGGIE MAURER

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MASHA TYLENA

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MARIACARLA BOSCONO

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KELLY MITTENDORF

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AGYNESS DEYN

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WANESSA

DAPHNE GROENEVELD

DAPHNE GROENEVELD

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GISELE

GISELE

HANNE GABY ODIELE

HANNE GABY ODIELE

AW13 / NYFW / ROUND-UP

With London Fashion Week starting today, let’s take a look back at the best that New York had to offer. By the looks of  things, we’re all in for a right old miserable time this winter.

With the first look at AW13, New York brought contrasting textures and materials, sharp lines, geometric shapes, quilting, panelling and an abundance of leather for both menswear and womenswear. And if you’re in the market for a bomber jacket next season, you’re spoilt for choice.

Womenswear tailoring was oversized and masculine, breaking up a palette of black and greys, with flashes of cobalt blue and bright purples. Make up was natural and understated with hair worn down and centre parted. For the boys, the look was slick side partings and short fringes. The message wasn’t so much ‘girls will be boys’, but rather, girls will be MEN. Masculine shapes for upper wear teamed with sharp leather skirts and thigh-high boots put the girls firmly in defense mode, with the boys swathed in impenetrable bomber jackets, kilts, shorts and leggings and lace-up boots. If New York is anything to go by, next season your clothes will also be your armour.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Sall Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL III: TILDA LINDSTAM

Signed to IMG London, you may recognise Tilda’s Swedish face from the SS13 Chloe and Valentino campaigns.

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What I love about Tilda’s style is that it’s easy. She’s a prime example of the age old addage ‘it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it.’ Every look is incredibly accessible, and although each item is probably *~”vintage”~*, they could also be easily sourced on the high street. Whilst her look is definitely more hangover than haute couture, there’s definitely a place for this in the world, and a good hangover look needs love too. Also, as we know from my paean to Anya Ziourova, I can’t ignore a dungaree.

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GIRL CRUSH: CODIE YOUNG

A cross between Grace Coddington and Guinevere van Seenus, Codie Young is urrrywhurrrr. First popping up in 2010 in editorials in her native Australia, Codie had gained some unwanted notoriety for having her Topshop campaign pulled over claims she looked too thin. A makeover from mousy brown to full on ginge rocketed Codie onto the runway for everyone from Chanel to Rick Owens in SS13 and has helped her bag campaigns for Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs’ ‘Dot’.

I think she’s perf, she’s just got the Valentino campaign (despite not walking in the show), I’d love to see her do magazines like Dazed, in Gareth Pugh/Balenciaga etc, and she’d fit perfectly into the hole Lily Cole’s left for a new ginger living doll (remember the Miles Alrdidge fairy queen shoot? So good).

Codie’s personal blog is here. Codie is represented by Viva Models in Paris and London, DNA in New York and Busy Models in Australia.

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Vogue Italia, shot by Phil Poynter, 2011

Vogue Italia, shot by Phil Poynter, 2011

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Grey Magazine, 2011 shot by Chadwick Tyler

Grey Magazine, 2011 shot by Chadwick Tyler

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