Why is it that every time I think: ‘I have all the clothes I could ever dream of, my closet is perfect and from now on I’m going to start saving some cash’, then there’s Topshop with their new collection and I get the feeling I really, really, desperately need a ……… (name the uwearable trend of the season that my future grandchildren probably will find hilarious).
This Fall the cause of all this will be the Topshop collection. These are some of their Lookbook pictures, shot by Franck Sauvaire and styled by Katie Shillingford.
There are four subcollections:
- Out Of The Wild: A wild warrior girl in a post-apocalyptic world where fashion survivors battle the elements.
- Dark Nouveau: A trip back in time to the dark ages, where the “sinister fairytales of the art nouveau movement” meet the dark and perverse images of illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
- Hi Performance: There’s another arty/conceptual description about this theme, but in normal language: sportswear.
- The Outsiders: Mixes Britain’s heritage with modern fashion.
If you want to escape the sun, I suggest to take a trip to photography museum Foam in Amsterdam. My favorite Dutch fashion photography duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have an exhibition of their extensive work. I love it that their pictures are never just “pretty-pretty”, they mix fashion with art and there’s always an element of darkness in their work. The exhibition contains 300 of their most essential images, selected by the duo themselves. They choose the photographs that showed their fascination for people and their aspirations: who are we, how do we want to look en what does that say about our lives and feelings. A tiny selection of their work:
Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2006
Chloé Spring/Summer 2007
Abbey Lee Kershaw in Fora by Gucci advertisement
Kate Moss for Vogue Paris, April 2008
i-D Magazine January 2009
French Vogue, August 2009
Lara Stone in W Magazine, May 2009
W Magazine, March 2005
Pretty Much Everything – photographs 1985-2010: June 25 – September 15, Foam Amsterdam, entrance € 10,-.
Strange…..last summer I was obsessed by leather and zippers, and this summer I’m into the complete opposite of the fashion spectrum…..I’m loving anything 70’s rural/farmer/prairie/country-thingies. After the clogs (got them), maxi dresses (got them), I’m now lusting after some denim dungarees. I don’t care which one, long legs, short legs or the dress version, just love them. Inspiration:
Early picture of Kate Moss
Ralph Lauren RTW SS2010
Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Spring 2010
Always wanted to know how to do look like a glamorous forties Hollywood diva or how to create a sixties ‘Amy’ beehive? This book shows you how to do all the hairstyles of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties.
With clear, step-by-step instructions, the book explains how to use tongs and different kinds of rollers and how to master the pin curl. The book focusses on fantastic 40’s and 50’s hairdos – victory rolls, waves and pompadours, the fake fringe (bangs) – and shows more than twenty hairstyles called like “The Vixen”, “The Casino Wife” and “For The Boys.” If that wasn’t enough, there’s also tips on accessorising with scarves, flowers and hats.
Some fabulous images from the book:
Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles With Modern Techniques by Lauren Rennells
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After the cold depressing weather of the past months we had the first warm days of the year……woohoo! The standard ‘problem’ I’m having around this time of the year is….what to wear to work? I’m soo sick of jeans and my usual black tights seem too wintery. Bare legs isn’t an option at my job. But I think I’ve finally got a perfect solution (other than the usual boring business attire). It’s very simple: take a maxi dress, a pair of heels and a tiny blazer or jacket, belt optional)….done! And the good thing about maxi dresses is that they’re in every store at the moment (scored a perfect maxi dress at H&M) and vintage maxi dresses aren’t that hard to find. Some inspiration:
Maxi dress by Zara
New dress by ‘Ossie Clark’
More Ossie….drool. From the AW2009 collection.
Great shape, but wacko print….feathers….peppers…empty balloons??
Chloé, Ready to Wear SS2010. I sooo want this dress…..
Dreamy superromantic dress by Laura Ashley in the 70’s.
I’m getting more and more jealous of Lily Allen’s wardrobe. This dress is simply divine.
Another perfect vintage dress by Thea Porter.
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