(Image c/o Old English Co)
As I am getting amped up for NYFW this weekend (where you should follow me backstage at the Ruffian show on Saturday morning on ALL the social medias), I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the incredible Spring Couture shows we saw over the past few weeks. Instead of talking about the looks themselves, I wanted to pick out some of my favorite details from the shows…because isn’t that REALLY what couture is all about? (It is, don’t argue me.)
First up in trusty ol’ Chanel who nailed pastels as per usual. Leave it to Lord Lagerfeld to sneak in something a bit youthful and also questionable in the form of sneakers. But screw it, I would wear these kicks in a heartbeat. And if Karl told me to wear them with a tulle skirt, I would be all ‘anything you say, you’re magic’.
Raf Simons…you Dior designing gentleman who I wish I was my friend…you are able to use texture like it ain’t nothin’ and then it becomes EVERYTHING. It was slightly reminiscent of everyone’s favorite merry-go-round centered Vuitton show but stood completely on its own. The use of artwork and the balance of pastel and deep navy is basically what I wish my wardrobe and life looked like.
Giambattista Valli kinda killed it when it came to the embroidery and embellishment game. The color palette was baller. The accessories were equally as baller. And dammit I wish I had the money/excuses to wear all of this.
Schiaparelli came flying in like the slightly more refined but still just as batty sister of Vivienne Westwood. And it’s impossible to not love that.
And everyone’s favorite Valentino went fashion balls out with fabrications. That lace, those feathers, the embroidery and, oh look, adorable lion prints! Gothic ballerina on safari. Well, that’s a dream I never thought I would have and now can’t stop thinking about…
(All images c/o Style.com)
I am a eyewear enthusiast but I have been off my game recently. I know exactly when it started…I went to visit my brother in Colorado and didn’t want to look like a COMPLETE fool so I thought maybe the cat-eye D&G shades were too much with my oversized fur collar winter coat. Thus I opted for a $10 pair of wayfarers from Target and, though I still looked like a jerk, I looked a little bit less like a jerk.
They aren’t bad glasses. But they are pretty blah and they are also so scratched to hell that it’s become a point of mild argument with my roommate (another eyewear enthusiast). The point of my rambling is that I need some new shades. Oh helloooo, Quay Eyewear!
What I dig about this collection is that all the sunglasses are pretty classic but cool details. It could be an unexpected color or a little alteration of shape…baller. And if you go to their ‘As Seen On’ section, Gwen Stefani is essentially their poster child. That’s quite the fashion stamp of approval.
So now the question is…WHICH ONE(S)?!
(All images c/o Quay Eyewear)