I'll be back inVancouver on the third, after which I may need a couple of days to get my university tasks sorted out. But I will have many photos to post afterwards!
Images from Burfitt.com
Images from left to right: UK Vogue August scanned by Manuva from tfs.com, Harpers Bazaar August 2008 scanned by Faith Akiyama from tfs.com
I'm in love with the deconstructed jacket in the fourth photo, which reminds me of the CDG ss 2007 collection. I'd love to see it layered overtop of piles of sheer mesh to complete the effect.
I've also been forced to reconsider polka dots, a pattern I've never had a taste for. The third picture could almost be polka-dotted overload but with that scarf on top it is now speaking to me. The shorts are a cute addition. They'd look great worn with black tights and chunky booties and a slim wool blazer for cooler weather.
The only miss for me are the harem or dropped-crotch pants. I've seen them done well in other collections, but these just look like a sad case of sagging diapers. Sorry.
Photos from nitrolicious.com
I don't get many readers from the Czech Republic (judging from my google analytics data), but if you're out there, give me a shout! Maybe I just have poor researching skills, so I'd love to have my eyes opened. I've got the tourist sights covered, but I'm really hoping to find out more about where to shop, where to be inspired, where the locals like to show off their fabulous clothes, etc.
Images from PragueFashionWeek.com
A couple of days ago a friend of mine introduced me to The Brazilian Girls. They're not Brazilian, nor are they an all-girl group, but their sound will keep up dancing for hours. Sabina Sciubba was born to Italian and German parents, resulting in an impressive grasp of five different languages (German, Spanish, French, Italian and English) all of which are incorporated into their new album. If anything could beat the great music pumped out by this girl, it's her eccentric style. Her stage outfits make me jealous.
Have a listen here.
Images from Curve Mag and all over Google (sorry, lost the sources)
I'm a little slow on the uptake with this since photos of the September Harper's Bazaar editorial with Tyra Banks have been circulating online for a week now. I couldn't resist offering my two cents worth though.
There is something very unsettling about Tyra's editorial. It looks too posed, too idealistic, too much like a false veneer. I thought the American dream died a long time ago. Can we wake up now? It's creepy. They're attempting to create iconic images about people who still have yet to deliver. Let the icon instead be created through the actions of the person in question. Stop grasping for another mask to hide behind. Please leave politics out of celebrity culture unless you're prepared to back up the blatant idolatry with an honest discussion!
I hope I haven't offended anyone. I went through the last paragraph many times in fear of being misunderstood. I am not criticizing Mr. Obama here. I'm criticizing the media's sly way of permeating the collective consciousness of the American people with images that clearly have a political agenda, even though it isn't made explicit.
I guess my point is that I don't think one man, even if he may be the president, can affect the change necessary to heal the country. There is no instant panacea.
The rest can be found at tfs.com
Sometimes I really don't know how to explain my choices. This monstrosity of a sweater caught my eye last night, and I rushed back to the store today hoping that it would still be there. Of course it was still there! Who else would buy this thing? That said, I'm very much in love with the crazy prints and frayed edges. The styling for this particular photo is a bit lacking, but I'm sure I can pull of something more interesting as I work the sweater in with the rest of my wardrobe.
We just hit a bout of pretty hot weather. Well, as hot as Vancouver gets anyways. I was enjoying the streak of 20 degree weather we were having, but this isn't too hard to handle. I've been dressing very casually lately, trying to somehow incorporate the ridiculously bright shorts I bought last summer into my wardrobe again. Let's hope it's not a failed attempt.
Everything I'm wearing is thrifted, with the exception of the shorts, which were bought from Suzy Shier. I love the triangle pattern on the belt. I seem to be developing a taste for handmade crafty things lately. I'll see where that takes me.
Meet Sheila Marquez, the Spanish born model whose hair I will continue to envy for the rest of my days (mine seems incapable of growing past a certain length). I love her for her fearless experiments with pattern and proportion in her daily wear. She stands out from the model crowd with bright red accessories and including her trademark Chloe boots. No one can pull off beanies better, in my opinion.
My apologies for the tiny pictures, the image was shrunk automatically by photobucket because it was too large, and I'm not bothering to break it up at the moment.
This fall, Mociun's collection features a delightful mix of different prints and textiles inspired by a wealth of different cultures, times and art-movements. The collection directly reflects the life of designer Caitlin Mociun, who, Since the tender age of twelve, has traveled extensively across Europe and Asia. Mociun's collections often reference the Bauhaus movement in print and design. Artsy prints are mixed with zany skinnies space-dyed tights, moccasins, beanies and scarves of all sorts. As a university student, this collection is great inspiration for daily wear that holds interest without being uncomfortable or too dressy. Many students on my campus break out the clunky hiking boots when the weather gets cold and wet. Maybe I'll consider joining them this fall, wearing them with skinnies, puffy woolen socks and a cozy scarves the Mociun way.
Images from Mociun.com