Thursday, January 13, 2011

collector's item

Some of fashion's elite recently scouted some modern day pieces for's 'Buy Now, Hurray Later", which they predict will be the "vintage of the future" i.e. highly coveted collectibles in the years to come. It was one of the most interesting things I'd read in a long while, and I wish my Mum had bloody read it (thanks Daddy for keeping all your Levi's)!. You can check out their picks here, but to give you a quick snapshot some of the choices were McQueen's last collection, Phoebe Philo's first for Celine, Viktor and Rolf's tulle dresses, the Olympia Le-Tan book clutches, and a black Chanel dress from Spring 2011.

I thought I might add to the list with a few picks of my own...

Valentino Fall 2009 Couture (I had to limit myself - I would pick every collection including this one and onwards if I could. Maybe I could just buy Chiuri and Piccioli?)

The Celine Box

Pamela Love Talon Cuff

Prada Lucite 'Chandelier' Sandals & Overlay from Spring 2010

What would you add to the list?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The ubiquitous leather, leopard and mini everything of the past few years have seen vamp become a trend in itself; you can now step out in a leather mini, fur coat and red lipstick and be lauded by the fashion gods rather than mistaken for a hooker. I'm not opposed to this at all, but I'm drawn to the subdued version much more so, because I'm a sucker for comfort and have a penchant for layering. Alexa Chung embodies this "understated sexniness" as she labels it, so perfectly - maintaining that allure without just emanating pure sex. Those little divergences - flats and low heels instead of sky-high Loubs, kitsch-y pieces instead of diamonds and thick knits thrown over everything - coupled with the constant of high hemlines are so perfect. I feel such a cliche writing a style post about Alexa, but there is just no one who does it quite like her.

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