I know lace dresses were on every runway for autumn 2008 / winter 2009, but to me it’s a classic that never goes out of style. I like the versatility of lace: easy to dress up (heels) or down (boots), suitable for summer (bare legs) and winter (black opaque tights), and it can be worn with denim or leather jackets, blazers and cardigans. Throughout the years I’ve collected really great lace dresses. I never get bored of them and wear them again and again and again…..
What to wear with a lace dress? Maybe lace tights?
Karen Elson wearing Prada on the september 2008 cover of Vogue UK.
Frilled lace dress from the 60’s by fashion photographer John French.
White lace, black tights – always a perfect duo.
Daisy Lowe in bright red lace.
From the L.A.M.B. spring 2008 collection: lace, mini and transparent sounds all wrong, but can look this good.
Model Amber Valetta in innocently white.
And not so innocent in a black lacey nun outfit for POP magazine.
Lace goes grunge.
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Wow, I’m writing French…….;-)
My favorite album of 2009 is Primary Colours by The Horrors. I know the year isn’t over yet, but the album is so incredible fucking fantastic. I’m surprised that I like it so much, because I wasn’t impressed by their first album. My thoughts before listening to Primary Colours: an overhyped band, they spent more time on their looks than their music and any link with Peaches Geldof is, too put it mildly, not really a pro. My thoughts afterwards: WTF??? Huh? Is this the same band?
A friend of mine, who used to be a music journalist, once said that he didn’t like listening to new rock bands in general, because they all imitate bands from the past. Altough I understand his point of view, I don’t agree with him. Yes, Primary Colours is very 80’s new wave/shoegazey, but in my opinion this record is even better than records from that period. And that is really special.
Check out their (first?) single from their new album: Sea within a Sea.
More info on www.thehorrors.co.uk and www.myspace.com/thehorrors.
Live dates: 02/11/09 Melkweg Amsterdam, 03/11/09 Doornroosje Nijmegen, 04/11/09 Tivoli Utrecht.
I’ve done some posts about what to do on a boring sunday, well, I can ad “visit the Summer Darkness festival” to my list. It’s an annual lifestyle festival about “dark underground lifestyle” (gothic, industrial, electro, and other stuff I haven’t got a clue about). Altough this “dark underground lifestyle” is not my cup of tea, there’s one thing I like about it: suddendly the streets of Utrecht are crowded with extravagant looking people. Hurray! Finally some diversity in the looks on the street!
The following pictures are from a “Gothic Lolita” themed fashion show at the Summer Darkness Festival. I took them myself so they’re not professional pictures. The monumental gothic church “De Dom”, is in the background, but unfortunately there’s also an ugly rainpipe I couldn’t avoid (and lots of other people too).
What I like about the Gothic Lolita look is the attention for detail: not only an übergirly dress, but also matching handbags, veils, umbrella’s, stockings, shoes, hairbows, gloves, etcetera…. like this:
More info about SummerDarkness: www.summerdarkness.nl
Exciting news: Kate and and Laura Mulleavy from Rodarte are going to be the next guest designers for Target’s Go International line! The 55 piece Rodarte for Target collection hits stores and target.com on December the 20th, staying through Februari the 6th. No sneak preview yet, but a Target spokesman has said that the collection stays true to the Rodarte spirit: “What you’ll notice is an amazing eye for detail. It’s very feminine, yet very modern. The collection incorporates a rich mix of patterns and fabrications and everything from sequins and bows to faux fur. The key with Rodarte is layering.” The range in prices of the collection run from $9.99 for knee-highs to $79.99 for a leopard print jacket. Also included are a variety of holiday dresses. Can’t wait!
Picture from fashionista.com