I like the cute little chocolate brown cotton belted shirt dress; it is almost a coat dress or a trench dress with epaulettes and a belt $129. Cinch it in and show off that waist of yours. Maybe put away that fried Mars bar first. Also check out the tailored brown cotton blazer with its own little belt $129; and the chic little short stone trench $169. The bags in here are fabulous in black ,grey or cramel patent and oversized and slouchy. $149. Why spend more than you need to on a black patent bag when there are Chanel phones to buy?
Always good here for cute little handy pieces: You want a long cardigan this winter. Wear over a pencil skirt and belted in. or wear a la Stella Macartney over a white shirt and nothing else but heels. Oh an undies unless your name is Britney. Buy the long grey cardigan here or the go for the grey long sleeveless cardigan $59. You can layer it over a red or orange Tee. You must buy the Jet black flat boots $49.99. There are some cute classic cotton grey pants $59; a fabulous orange and grey wide striped V neck knit top or is it a dress? $39; and have the short stone belted jacket $79? Why not?
Best buy here? I love the small little glitter clutch in silver or black glitter for just $9.95. Cheaper than French Vogue. I love the cheap but chic very marni inspired bracelets about $19 and the cute very marc Jacobs floppy felty hat . Buy the short orange leather gloves. While you are in the accessories department buy the cute rings and the very Bally/Chanel round toe elastic side pumps about $99. The brown check manstyle pants are a great buy $79.
They have really picked up their game and doing a very Marni inspired look. Shows you can do classics that don’t have to be boring and can be a little fashion. No need to fall asleep and yawn if you go in there. Hint: anyone born after 1980 need not go in. For anyone else head there for some cute cool, dark, dark denim pants - not really jeans - they are flat front and wide leg, $79.95; and the chic red long line jacket that is fitted at the waist to give good shape. Also cover bum. How thoughtful $129.95. You might like the watermelon cotton blazer $99 or the brown tweed long shorts $79. Check out the necklaces too , also very marni inspired $19.95
Love their collection for autumn/winter: Lots to buy. Invest in theslouchy loose navy silk top (pictured left) with a smattering of jewels along theneckline. Just enough bling. Wear with jeans, wear with chinos. Alwaysdress down the bling or you will look Dontatella. $149. Also navy is sochic and you can wear it with black. So chic. So French. Just askCarine Roitfeld. Buy the classic grey pants $149; and wear with heelsand the chic stone silky blouson jacket with an almost ruffle necklineand a zip front. $179The black high waist pencil skirt will make your legs grow about 10feet. Wear with knits tucked in cinch in the waist with a big widebelt. Then throw over the fab cotton grey pea coat with silver militarybuttons. Add your platforms and voila. Chic de la chic.
Clever, chic and right on. You want many pieces here. I know you do. Because I do. New in this week include the fabulous blue kind of purple short tulip sleeve dress with a belt detail $199; the Marni inspired blue/purple cap sleeve silky Tee with an exposed back zip $119 and a fabulous cream shell top ( read sleeveless) with a black front panel that is ruffled and dotted with jewels. $149. You want the navy blue tee with a smattering of jewels embellished across the front $159. Love the tweed charcaol tulip skirt $149 and the matching Chanel style jacket. Now buy all accessories: the long black patent gloves $129 - long gloves are the accessory of the season. You see they cover your arms when you wear all those jackets with all the short ¾ sleeves. Such as the cream patent trench or the tulip sleeve wool crepe sleevless jacket. Buy the necklaces, the bags, and flat black patent boots. Love the chunky necklaces for about $59 and the orange leather clutch about $79. Excellent.
The JEREMY loves KSUBI range is here and you must buy the Uzi skinny zipped cotton jeans (pictured left) that are black and white with a vertical zig-zag print $375. Snazzy. If you have the legs and want to flash them and take them out for lunch buy the uzi short shorts overalls $330. super cute. If you want the overalls but without the JEREMY pattern buy the skinny zip overhauls for $269. Everyone what ever shape their legs are in needs the gorgeous black pleated bubble skirt in silk $289. Wear it with black opaques. The silk dove print tee dress is light and very pretty with a hand dyed purple and yellow marble print $289. Also there are thousands - yes thousands- of t-shirt prints to choose from here: try the black and white marble split back tee which is a great shape $164 or the white stretch neck tee with a multicoloured mykonos print $136. The purple toxic teddy printed tee $109 is very kitsch. There are summer left overs of Konstantina Mittas (kooky Australian designer), Romance was Born and Japanese label Tsumori Chisato (trained by Issey Miyake). Winter product should arrive this week.
Head to Myer and check out the international collections. My picks are: the grey long cardigan by Tara Jamon, very Stella $499 and her black trench $1199. You want black and cream square print chiffon Tee by DKNY, very Marni a must buy $229; the DKNY knit sweater dress with a fit/ flare shape and a polo neck $299 and the DKNY black chiffon blouse $329. There is a snazzy Madame a Paris black tunic top in leather $899 with a abulous tie front ; a luxurious Derek Lam black jacket bomber $2200. Everyone needs the Boss By Hugo Boss black trench $1999 and the Hugo by Hugo boss Boss grey pants $449 and black sheath dress $759. Divine. The quality is excellent and the prices are very good. Beofer you leave cry over the Narciso Rodriguez grey suit jacket with high collar $2400 and sob over Narciso Rodriguez woven raffia tweed style sleeveless dress with a V neck and panelling $2300. Then wipe away the tears and head to the Lancome counter for more waterproof mascara.
"What the Critics Said About Paris Fashion Week, and What They Really Meant"
The reviews from Paris Fashion Week are clogging the Internet with words that resemble English but don’t necessarily make a lot of sense. That means it’s time for another edition of What They Really Meant : we read the fashion reviews so you don’t have to. You’ve worked hard enough today already".reports from nymag.com
Robin Givhan on the concept of edginess for the Washington Post:
"The term once implied that a designer was balanced at the rim of an abyss — an aesthetic one — and was prepared to make a leap. At minimum, edgy designers intended to shock the audience and make people rethink their assumptions. Edginess was about fraying the status quo. But like a lot of designations in fashion — "luxury" being the prime example — it has turned hollow."
What it means: Remember how Jay Z was going to retire and then popped up in Budweiser commercials? Yeah, well, "edginess" on the runway is a sellout, too. When everyone does it, it’s just an eye roller.
Nicole Phelps on Veronique Branquinho for Style.com:
"Jersey shifts color-blocked in heather gray and black, and lace frocks in copper or emerald green rounded out an understated collection. Branquinho didn’t add much to this season’s fashion conversation, but the smart, self-possessed girls who number among her fans will find things to like."
What it means: She showed clothes the way a real woman with a sophisticated career would actually wear them — so no one’s going to talk about the line. Sorry, what designer were we talking about again?
Cathy Horyn on Rick Owens for the New York Times:
"If you were to mentally trace the silhouette made by a jacket’s extra volumes — the cubes, the wings of fabrics — you would roughly have the outline of the contemporary person in the street, with her layers."
What it means: If you traced the shadow of a model wearing a Rick Owens coat, it would match up with the shadow of a normal woman — hips included!
Suzy Menkes on Balenciaga for the International Herald Tribune:
" In many ways the collection was calmer and more classic, although the latex added a sexual element. That came too when top and bottom halves of an outfit were divided with a gauzy insert, as though flesh were allowed to breathe through the carapace. The hand-painted latex of the finale, recalling both Ghesquière’s early scuba prints and noble warrior paintings, were a tour de force of the imagination in this stellar show."
What it means: Latex is the future of fashion, and it’s going to be sexy in a non-stripper way. Yesssss!
Hilary Alexander on Junya Watanabe for the Telegraph:
"The models’ faces were hidden behind black ‘stockings’ which stretched upwards and over what looked like a series of tennis-balls or clay pitchers, forming extraordinary growths on top of their heads. Perhaps the models’ faces were hidden in order we might not be distracted and, thus, focus more on the clothes. Perhaps not. It certainly wasn’t, as I had wondered, inspired by ancient peasant-women carrying urns or baskets of fruit on their heads. Watanabe seemed disconcerted by my suggestion. But then, he didn’t really know why either. It seemed the right thing, was the best explanation I could get."
What it means: Guilty! Watanabe attempted creepy edginess for edginess’ sake. Also, critics really overanalyze these things.