The last couple of days I’ve been visiting the Topshop website daily, because I expect the Kate Moss ss2010 collection to be online very soon. But to my surprise the only collection to be found are some f*****g t-shirts!
The shirts are part of a collection of jersey basics: tops, tees, and shirt-dresses in white, olive, baby blue and pale pink. All off them have simple details like patch pockets and rivets.
The strange thing is, I’ve never had any problems with finding good and affordable basics. Plain white t-shirst can be found anywhere, so I don’t get the point of this collection. But hey, I’m sure the Kate Moss tag will sell lots!
It’s always been a mystery to us Three in a Crowd-girls why every country in Europe has a Topshop store, except the Netherlands…….but finally our prayers have been answered, because there will be a Dutch store in the near future! Our gossip sources name two locations: Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam, but it seems Rotterdam is more likely. No further information yet, so a bit of the mystery continues……
Topshop Spring 2010 (source: Topshop.com)
After collections for Topshop and Express, Celia Birtwell is back with her legendary prints, this time for John Lewis. Celia is mostly know for her prints she designed for Ossie Clark in the sixties and seventies, and I love it that her prints are now accessable to a wider audience. Ofcourse nothing beats a divine vintage Ossie/Celia Dress, but if you don’t have the budget for that, this could be some sort of an alternative.
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Silk Blouse, Blue £65
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Gathered Silk Dress, Ink £125
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Pussybow Silk Dress, Cherry Spot £99
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Gathered Silk Blouse, Cream £65
Celia Birtwell Romanian Dancer & Romanian Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Ink £150
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Blue £150
Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Smock Blouse, Ink £65
Yesterday the very sad news came that designer Alexander McQueen has died. A couple of years ago I saw one of his runway shows on tv and I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, because what I saw was like an extraterrestrial, magical world of fashion. Since then I’ve always been a big fan.
Just to show a little bit of his brilliance, here’s an impression of his latest shows.
Spring / Summer 2010
The spring /summer 2010 collection was an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves. This vision was shown through short dresses with nipped-waists and sea-reptile prints.
Fall 2009 / Winter 2010
The Fall 2009 / Winter 2010 collection was his protest against the predictability in fashion. The clothes were high-drama satires of twentieth-century landmark fashion: parodies of Christian Dior houndstooth New Look and Chanel tweed suits, moving through harsh orange and black harlequinade looks to revisited showstoppers from McQueen’s own archive.
One of his fashions shows that is now legendary was his Fall 2006 collection, in which a vision of Kate Moss appeared: a hologram made by video maker Baillie Walsh, art-directed by McQueen.
Kate was a close friend of Mcqueen and appeared in some of his shows. When Kate had her cocaine scandal in 2005, Alexander showed his support by wearing this t-shirt at the Spring / Summer 2006 show.
In 2009 he made an affordable line for the US retail brand Target, check out our post about that. But the was also made a shoe and clothing line for the Puma Black Label.
He sure will be missed…
Collection pictures from style.com.
Some quick Primark gossip: First, the pictures of the spring collection are here. This season it’s very “English rose romantic”: lace shirts, florals prints and straw bags. I like it, but I will skip the denim on denim trend in the second picture (Yes, I know it’s very Chloe ss2010, but I bloody hate it. Die trend! Die!).
And for all Dutch Primark lovers: a second store will be opened in the centre of Nijmegen in 2013!
Roxy print playsuit (£13) worn with plastic straw chain strap bag (£6).
Denim shirt (£10) worn with matching skinny jeans (£8) and belt (£2).
Limited Edition lace boyfriend jacket (£25) worn with matching lace shorts (£15) and cotton modal vest (£2).
Lulu rose prom dress (£15) worn with straw boater.
Rose print blouse (£8) worn with lace vest, rose print shorts (£5) and ditzy print fabric trilby (£4).
Chambray parka -Hello 90’s!- ( £19) worn with sequin motif striped dress (£9) and jazz pumps (£8).
Rose print jacket (£13) worn with lace vest (£4), floral print shorts (£7) and rattan straw handled bag.