Tent Repeller

Earlier this week I posted the first of a Paris Fashion Week recap that zoned in on the collections that resonated most with my bones. I ended it with a look at my favorite of the loot: Kenzo and mentioned that it had been dubbed such because, for summary sake, while many designers face the problem of meaningfully creating high fashion lust worthy collections that still maintain an element of attainability without feeling manufactured for the sole purpose of saleability, Kenzo does not. The sentiment was a sort of follow up to another look at Kenzo that dropped earlier this season, which now leads me to the below.
Three-tone tent dress, one of which (tones) coyly manifesting under the thigh. Underthigh! When I looked at these photos after Naomi had shot them, all I could think was: gosh, my compass of repelling vs. getting is becoming manipulated by a deep rooted reluctance to pay attention to the latter. This is, as a social experiment harvested by the man behind the repeller mandated, a boner crusher. Not necessarily because of the dress even though it does read sack inspired skydiving device, but because, you see, there are eyelashes strapped to my toes. In any case, for the sake of sticking to what my editorial calendar said today would bring, figure this a getter of the most offensive sort. Now imagine what will happen when I layer.
Uniqlo jacket, Sandro blouse, Paige jeans, Alexander Wang shoes.

 

And without offering a close look at the individual process of the piling, voila. Striped blouse, ripped jeans under dress, men’s utility jacket over dress, and everyone’s favorite high end dust busters taken to the foot make the aforementioned man wish he were never born. And that’s it, that’s what today will offer you.

 
 

Fashionista Alert: Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games movie comes out this month making fans of the trilogy bate in anticipation of their favorite series’ on-screen adaptation. While the actors take part in press for the movie and make their rounds at award shows, it is hard to avoid certain cast members. Who may you ask? Well, you might think I meant the handsome Liam Helmsworth, but I was actually referring to Jennifer Lawrence!

 

The Hunger Games star knows how to take command of a red carpet, and makes it look effortless. So lets take a look at some of my favorite looks on Jennifer, and don’t forget to buy your ticket — I already have mine!

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Style Bistro

 

Jennifer first made waves for her impeccable style at the 2011 Academy Awards. She arrived in a flattering, body hugging red Calvin Klein gown, and stole the show with this look!

 

 Photo Courtesy of Celebuzz

At this year’s People’s Choice Awards, Jennifer wore this blue Viktor & Rolf dress. Recently Katy Perry was also spotted wearing this ensemble at Paris Fashion Week. I will leave it up to you to decide who wore it better, but I can’t deny that Jennifer definitely worked this look. The makeup choice, her smoky blue eyes, her slicked back hairdo, and her neutral black heels perfectly compliment the dress. Everything worked together to pull one chic look!


Photo Courtesy of RCFA

This month Jennifer was chosen as the April 2012 cover girl for both the U.S. and U.K. version of Glamour Magazine,and the actress looks absolutely radiant throughout the spread. In the above U.S. cover shot, Jennider is wearing a gold Elie Tahari top, and white Lucky Jeans. In her interview, the 21 year old actress, talked about the importance of eating healthy and having a good self body image–very important for young girls to have. I think it can be said that Jennifer is not only a great actress and fashionista, but role model as well!

 
 

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 Featuring Chanel, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Lanvin & More

And Fall 2012 Fashion Week has come to a close in Paris. As you have enjoyed our New York, London, and Milan coverage, here are the most notable looks from the Paris Fall 2012 collections.

 

Alexander McQueen — Belted Shag Carpet

 

Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Balenciaga — May the force be with you

 

Balenciaga Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Balmain — Studded Goddess

 

Balmain Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Celine — Honey, I Blew Up a Smurf!

 

Celine Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Chanel — The Ice Crystal Age

 

Chanel Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Chloe — “Ready to hit Michaels?”

 

Chloé Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Dior — The red carpet will now know what hit it. #drooling

 

Christian Dior Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Givenchy — “S S S S & M M M M” — Rihanna

 

Givenchy Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Guy Laroche — Fools Gold

 

Guy Laroche Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Hermes — Hermes on the Range

 

Hermès Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Jean Paul Gaultier — Cruella De Ville

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

John Galliano — Birds of a Feather…

 

John Galliano Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Kanye West — The Cat’s Meow

 

Kanye West Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Kenzo — The Circus is coming to town.

 

Kenzo Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Lanvin – The Royal Jewels

 

Lanvin Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Louis Vuitton — See the Cat in the Hat inspiration?

 

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Miu Miu — The women really do wear the pants…

 

Miu Miu Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Mugler — Polar Bares

 

Mugler Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Nina Ricci — Graceful Lady

 

Nina Ricci Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Rick Owens — “Hide yo girls, hide yo Women!”

 

Rick Owens Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Rochas — Librarian Chic

 

Rochas Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Stella McCartney — Serve! Formal Tennis Gear

 

Stella McCartney Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Valentino — “It’s my easy transition from a night out to a night in bed.”

 

Valentino Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Viktor & Rolf — Human Yeti

 

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Vivienne Westwood — Sheet Chic

 

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

Yves Saint Laurent — Leather Armoured

 

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

 

 

[photos courtesy of style.com]

 
 

Miranda Kerr Goes Browsing at the Chanel Show During Paris Fashion Week!

Photo Courtesy of Celebuzz

Miranda Kerr made waves this week at Paris Fashion week at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. The wife of Orlando Bloom and mother to their young son, strutted her stuff down the runway for the Chanel ready-to-wear fall/winter 2012 show. While guests of the show admired the Chanel collection, it was Kerr (as well as the rest of the models) whose embellished eyebrows stole the show!

Photo Courtesy of Celebuzz

The models went through a lengthy 3 hour process to have the jewels applied, and as you can see it paid off. Paired with barely there makeup, a complimentry jewled coat, red pants, and red gloves this look highlighted many of the big trends this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Katy Perry Hits Paris

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Katy Perry is clearly into the color blue at the moment! She didn’t just dye a few strands of her hair blue: her whole ‘do is blue. This blue coat clearly accentuates the color. Katy’s making her way to an event for Paris Fashion Week. I’m glad to see she’s getting out and doing fun things rather than moping about at home.

 

After rocking above bold and blue ensemble at a Paris Fashion Week presentation, Katy Perry opted for a more low-key look during an afternoon outing on Sunday. The “Part of Me” singer not only checked out the Arts Decoratifs Museum yesterday, but she shopped at the L’Eclaireur store too! It seems like Katy is really enjoying her time in the City of Lights. From fashion shows to shopping sprees, what more could a girl ask for?!

 
 

Moving on to Paris Fall 2012

It’s where I left my big black heart. You know, I spent a semester abroad in Paris, snuck into my very first fancy fashion show that season, started my first blog while over there and perhaps most importantly: stopped washing my hair in order to obtain that perfect “bobo” look the girls who hang out in Le Marais had seemingly conquered. And so every time Fashion Week goes to Paris I make it my business to get over there. This season, however, I did not. Responsibility reared its heavy head and I contemplated the overwhelming stress-inducing shit I had to take care of on this side of the globe before a two week rally between Texas and Mexico toward the end of this month. Still, it will be repeated: Paris Fashion Week is the Olympics of Man Repelling and with brands like Comme des Garcons and Maison Martin Margiela at the forefront, it’s no wonder. Let’s dissect.

For the sake of fluidity, we’ll start at Maison Martin Margiela where even though cardboard box blazers and protruding waist lines are a trend of the past, layers of suiting, gorilla arms and turtlenecks used as a means to repel sickness reign again. Again? In any case, what’s important here to note is in the slit. Paris Fashion Week finds itself choc full of high slits a la 1990, but what Margiela is so good at doing, he does again. This is to say: staying on trend, yes, but including a quirk that makes it only applicable to…Margiela. See, those aren’t actually slits, they’re chunks of negative space.

Riffing on the dichotomies of Pre-Fall, Balenciaga is an experience best described as intergalactic, futuristic, robotic if you will. While the hint of ’80s modern working girl may not be as poignant, there’s something to be said about the commitment to trend again. Dangling earrings, overwhelming hair parts, and thick sleeves for one thing. Or three things. Whatever. The sweaters are kitschy and though no homage to Star Wars, that’s where my brain be.

And in another era saluting a different type of woman, Carven‘s Guillame Henry does it again. This collection always resonates in the same way that Miu Miu does because what it is, is ultimately kids clothing for adults. And that’s what most of us want in life. If I don’t look like a boy, generally speaking I don’t care to look like a girl past the age of 10. Star garment of the collection: a certain psychedelic paisley vest at left.

Driesus Christ! Dries van Noten. A good skinny ankle complimented by roomy harem thigh, experiments with brighter colors and prints for fall and fur accents that put the ill in gorilla make it so characteristically Dries without feeling tired. I appreciate consistency through seasons: it gives a little more longevity to past seasons and in turn may help a consumer want to buy more, more, mas, more. Get where I’m going?

And through the sewing machine of more Parisian royalty: last season saw a first hint of Navajo paraphernalia and this season, Isabel Marant spares no detail in the quest to perfect a modern urban cowgirl. Represented here are what were my favorite looks for the collection–a lace high neck is a bit more Victorian than it is cowgirl and a grey menswear inspired pea coat with red details and gold buttons may read a bit more military than it is does Ranch but take a look at the blouses at large, another homage to fringe, and the shoes, people, the shoes. I do also appreciate a hip belt and commitment to capri-length pant.

 

Finally, at Kenzo, I’ve figured out what Carol and Humberto have done to make this collection so swoon-, lust-, obsession-worthy and here’s what it is. It’s wearable, attainable, and practical without feeling manufactured for the sole purpose of saleability. There’s an element of fantasy and frivolity in the notion of indulging oneself in any of these pieces and yet, you don’t immediately become the crazy person crossing Sixth Avenue should you succumb to the prints, metallic accents, fabrics and structured sleeves of the collection. Whether or not that last sentiment is a good thing, I let you decide for yourself. This is genius.