Saturday, 23 May 2009


Thank god for Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel Cruise Collection 2010. Karen Elson. Baptiste Giabiconi. Bliss.

Resort wear is, as resort wear goes. Boaty. Beachy. Nothing too phenomenal. But what actually gets me excited is with every new Chanel collection comes a couple more men's looks. YES. Chanel menswear.

I'm not head-over-heels in love or anything, but wouldn't mind a nice new winter cardigan. Hmm.

Karl's current male muse in Chanel:

Love this:
('Novelty' sweaters also going to be a bit of a trend next winter)

Gorgeous coats. What I wouldn't give...

The stuff I've seen so far isn't anything too innovative unfortunately, but there are the odd basic item that would do really nicely. Be really great for Karl, or perhaps an outside designer to update and evolve the men's line. I think Hedi Slimane would be a rather interesting choice.

Brad Koenig:

(Love the scarf around the waist, am wearing mine like this at the moment)
Like the 'pearls-on-boys' sort of androgynous idea in this last picture, I've been known to rock a bit of a pearl necklace a few times. The lines in menswear, and masculinity in general, are being more blurred every day, especially in the fashion world, and girly items are being appropriated into menswear in all aspects. I for one think its very interesting and its a great time for menswear to really do innovative things.

Kudos to Karl for bringing Karen Elson back. Seems the trend for 'older, familiar models' in campaigns/shows will be around a while. Glad she's the Chanel face. Not too mad about Claudia Schiffer doing YSL, but hey, at least she's not Cindy. Also loving the Jerry Hall snaps which feature her writhing around on a bed with Baptiste. She really is amazing.

Friday, 22 May 2009

A Selection of Photographs: Stiaan Louw Menswear Launch

First a few images from yesterday afternoon...

The leather legging, still doing the rounds, still looking good.

My colour scheme of choice this winter. Everything in taupes, tans and beiges.

Note my lovely friend Bee wearing her very own deconstructed/shredded t-shirt. So happy the trend has finally hit our shores (she just came back from London). I really love DIY clothing and this particular trend which simply involves unpicking the horizontal threads on a t-shirt.

So here's a little selection of images from the launch (thanks to my lovely friend Candice Wyatt-Minter for manning the camera while I was in model-mode :) ).

The clothes were beautiful, as always, and have me lusting after a few pieces to add to my dwindling winter wardrobe (ahem, *coughs*, just throwing it out there, *coughs*). The colours of the pieces on show comprised of black, grey and a spot of tan. I wore a gorgeous pair of lantern shaped, high-waisted pants, in black, naturally. Paired with a black cotton shirt and an amazing black overcoat/trench (linen?, I have forgotten now).

Kurt Pio's lovely all-in-one peak caps were also on display and fancy new Swear shoes (which weren't sneakers - I was thrilled. Not a fan of the 'pointed-toe-sneaker'. I just don't find it aesthetically pleasing to have what is traditionally a sportswear item be crossed with something that is a formal, or more 'dressy' item.). I was a bit preoccupied so only have a few pictures, will have to wait for media ones to pop up. Gotta get me that tan coat. All over the 'tan-ginger-gold-taupe' washed out palette at the moment. Throw some sorbet/pastels in for good measure. Mmm.

Snaps for the boys for standing still for so long, Sandra and I couldn't resist, we had to crack a bit of a smile every now and again, we had a good laugh. PS have a look at her delightful blog here: the personality girls band (beautiful photos galore ♥)

PPS Thanks for all the free booze/free MAC stuff. What more could a boy/girl/girl/boy want?

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Girls Have All The Fun.


No wonder girls get into so much 'shoe-debt' these days. I'd go broke for these too if I could:
(via Jak & Jil Blog)

Yves Saint Laurent cage boots
YSL tributes

Isabel Moret

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte


Louis Vuitton

both Givenchy

both Alaia

Alexander McQueen

both Ann Demeulemeester

Miu Miu


Pierre Hardy

Christian Louboutin


Two for the boys:
Raf Simons

A golden-oldie (very appropriate for this post)