Friday, September 28, 2012

Vogue China's Angelica Cheung on film

Ok, so I am still like an ostrich with my head in the ground trying to work on Issue 5 of Peut-Etre, so much so that I didn't even realize that Fashion Week had already moved to Paris, and that my most anticipated show, Dries Van Noten (of course), had already come and gone!  But I won't be posting on that just yet, I came across this short film about Vogue China Editor-in-Chief Angelica Cheung, and found it so inspiring (she too studied law!), I just had to share it with you all:

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Top Fashion Editors Illustrated

Unfortunately I am running uber behind with my work for Issue 5 of Peut-Etre, so have to put the Fashion Weeks on hold for a little while, but I couldn't resist posting these gems of illustrations by Joana Avillez, that I came across via Refinery29, absolutely brilliant!


Illustrated by Joana Avillez 

Friday, September 21, 2012

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 Pt 2: Burberry Prorsum

Argh! Someone please tell Mr Blogger that the 'new blogspot' is driving me nuts! I hate not being able to upload several pictures at once, I hate not being able to drag my pics to resize them, that the spacing and placing of pictures seems to be off, etc etc...

Anyway, onto Christopher's latest collection for Burberry Prorsum...At first glance I had my eyebrows tightly knitted, but after a few proper looks I saw several gorgeous pieces.  The metallic pieces had me going: noooooooooooooo, but the lace trenchcoats, were a big yes! And that gorgeous brown leather jacket worn by Cara Delevigne too (although I would look ridiculous in it).  For some reason a lot of this collection reminded me of Versace? Hm...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 Pt 1: Erdem

Erdem's show is now my most anticipated show for London Fashion Week (superceeding Burberry Prorsum even *gasp*), and I was absolutely gutted that I couldn't make it backstage Erdem's show with Nathalie for Peut-Être this week, so I will live vicariously through her for now. Hopefully we will get another pass next year too...

Erdem Moragliou SS'13 collection was his most 'modern' to date, with python-print and neon colours (and 'uneasy' colour combinations), at first glance I had to do a double-take to confirm it was indeed Erdem, my favourite looks were shown towards the end, as well as the incredible colourful lace pieces:

One of my favourite pieces of the show...

This jacket is just gorgeous!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 Pt 3: Bold Prints at Duro Olowu, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim

I had held off posting more posts on NYFW, as I was anxiously awaiting Doo.Ri's show. When it never 'showed up', I did a bit of digging around, and found out she was 'fired' from her own label! How very sad! I am a huge fan of her beautiful draping, and am curious to see where she goes (or what she does) next.

On that note, let's wrap up NYFW's shows (my favourite collections anyhow), before looking at the LFW shows that have already started:

Duro Olowu

I am a huge fan of mixing prints, even though I don't seem to have enough printed items in my wardrobe to do so. Duro's beautiful prints, including plentiful toile de Jouy mixed prints brilliantly, in winning combinations most would never dream would 'work', but they just do:

The dress to the right has me sighing...absolutely stunning! My favourite pieces of the collection, I believe...along with the dress above it.


Altuzarra's outerwear always sends tongues wagging, and for Spring Joseph brilliantly allowed us to wear our jackets over our shoulders like fashion editors always seem to do effortlessly, with vents for the arms, so that the jackets don't keep falling off annoyingly as they do when I try to do the same. The tasseled wrapped pieces remind me of Scarlett O'Hara for some reason, when she fashions her outfit out of her velvet curtains (but in a good way). The cream-coloured jacket on the third row is my favourite:

Proenza Schouler

The oriental/Samurai flavour was still present from the last collection, and why not? It was a winning look that had many of us gaga over them:

3.1 Phillip Lim

Last year, I much preferred Phillip Lim Spring/Summer collection over Thakoon's. This year the reverse has been true, although there were still several utilitarian and leather pieces that entice me, and several gorgeous prints too:

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