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More 70’s Stuff: Denim Dungarees

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

Alexa Chung

 

Ralph Lauren RTW SS2010 

Chloë Sevigny

Fifties version

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Spring 2010
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Alexa Chung for Madewell

Episode number 316 in the series “Celeb Designing for Fashion Brand”: Alexa Chung for Madewell. Normally I don’t post about these sorts of cooperations, but I think Alexa has her own style (ok, borrowed from French 60’s icons like Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin) and this partnership could be interesting.

I didn’t know Madewell, but after some google-ing it appeared to be a US denim brand as part of J. Crew. Alexa teamed up with them for their Fall 2010 collection. And tadaa….the pictures are here. 

The clothes are very “Alexa”, like  high waisted denim and velvet shorts, tea dresses, slouchy cardigans and boyfriend blazers in tans, blues and grays. And socks in clogs (woohoo)! It’s all been done before, but I’m a sucker for anything 60’s and high waisted, and the styling looks fresh, so tumbs up to Alexa!

Pictures from coutorture.com

More info on madewell1937.com

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Clog it!

A couple of years ago I walked by a shop window and I looked at the shoes of my dreams. I have a soft spot for heels, t-bar straps and studs, and these shoes had them all combined in one:  the Prada silver t-bar clogs. They were $490, my brain did function, so I walked away. A couple of weeks later, they where on sale, and there was one pair left. In my size. So I thanked the shoegods (hmm, it probably was a shoegoddess) and bought my first pair of Prada’s.  They walk like hell (the wooden sole isn’t exactly comfy), but I never regretted it.

My beloved Prada’s.

The great thing about studded, high heelded clogs is 1) they never look too girly, 2) they make a lot of noise when you walk (I like stomping around), 3) men don’t understand them (in fashion, that’s a good thing) and 4) you can wear them with everything! The only condition is that they must have a very high heel, or else you will look like a Swedish macrobiotic, dungarees wearing type from the seventies. Unless you like that look, ofcourse. So I was really excited to see that Karl Lagerfeld brought the coolest version of all back on the catwalk for Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

The 1970’s version.

Chanel clogs from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Alexa (with Tavi next to her), wearing the Chanel one’s. Some girls have all the luck…

 

I love these, they are (how strange?!?)  from Victoria’s Secret.

Lara Stone in a recent Louis Vuitton advertisment, wearing a white pair.

Miu Miu, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

MaxMara, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Chloé clogs and a Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop top. 

And finally the über Dutch version. As you all know, the Dutch live in windmills , we eat some cheese for breakfast, and then we walk out of the door into the wide tulip fields, wearing the traditional Dutch clogs (without heels ofcourse, because they would stick in the muddy clay soils). 😉 These are the designer version by Viktor & Rolf.

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How to look good in mud: Festival Fashion

Bleeh….I’m in a bad mood. First of all, it has been raining for days and days. It’s a typically Dutch rainy summer that feels more like fall. Second, I was supposed to go to a festival in Poland (to see my favorite bands the Raveonettes and Sons & Daughters), but it has been cancelled :-(.  So now I’m telling myself that the weather will get better (ofcourse) and there are lots of other outdoor gigs to go to (ofcourse). In a couple of weeks I’m going to see Blur in Hyde Park, so please please please dear weather gods, let the weather be nice!

Festival-fashion-Wellies--007And no mud please….!

Never understood why all girls walk in Wellies. Sure, they are waterproof, but they walk like shit.

hatMuch better: sunhats.

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hgfeyfdkA festival classic: a t-shirt, worn with a lace or floral skirt or as an oversized belted dress.

isle of wight backstage 2 130609Fearne Cotton in a tunic dress and brilliant boots at the Isle of Wight festival.

7494_photoKelly Osbourne in a colourfull printed kaftan.

PicImg_Cat_Deeley_at_84c8Cat Deeley in an embroidered playsuit. Lovely, but what if you need to go to one of those filthy Dixie toilets?

alexaAlexa Chung looking like a festival expert. (Hmm, this could be a nice topic for Gok’s Fashion Fix: how to look expensive in highstreet gear on a festival site?)

blueskirtSimple and cute, I love her skirt.

dvteese_GL_20apr09_wen_b_320x480Less simple but very glamorous, Dita von Teese at Choachella.

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I love everything on this girl, her hair, the sunglasses and a pretty dress. Too cute.

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