Wednesday, February 29, 2012

i'll be watching: the deep blue sea

Rachel Weisz, '50s fashion, Tom Hiddleston partially nude? Yes please!

emma stone at the vanity fair oscar party

I'm a bit behind on my red carpet voyeurism this year because they have been so dreadfully dull that I can't bring myself to do it, but what happened!? The giant red bow dress wasn't her greatest pick, but this is just...completely cracky in so many ways. Also, this is apparently Chanel??
Emma is not even the only one who wore a dress like this, as Ginnifer Goodwin wore a similar cocktail length design by Peter Som to the same party. So, dear designers: NO.

turn everyday scarves into fierce turbans

How freaking fierce is this!? I want to do all of them!

Monday, February 27, 2012

new mad men season 5 ad hints at things to come

The newest ad for the upcoming and long-awaited new season of Mad Men (MARCH 25TH!!!!!) features Don Draper looking wistfully at a store window and the mannequins therein. One of them is male, sitting in a chair and wearing a robe and pajamas, with a naked female mannequin dropping her dress. According to creator Matthew Weiner, all of this will make sense by the end of season 5. My theory? Seemingly perfect wife and mother-figure Megan turns out to be frigid once she's got what she wanted.
What is your theory as to what this mysterious ad will mean?

see banana republic's mad men spring collection

The collection is coming out in three days in select stores and online, and Flare has a slideshow of the full collection, including prices. Of course I'm loving it, especially this hot pink number. Too bad I don't have anywhere to where it. Also $185.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

milan fashion week: goodbye raf simons

This was Raf Simon's last collection for Jil Sander (Jil is coming back! OMG!), and he really outdid himself. The colour story runs the gamut from pastels (a unique choice for a fall collection) to more traditional navy, black and red, all with Jil Sander's signature basic cuts and exquisite fit. It's being rumoured that Mr. Simons will be taking over at either Dior or YSL. Personally I think YSL would be a better fit for him, since it's more minimalist than Dior, although it would also be nice to see what he would bring to Dior as well, and if he would maybe go outside his comfort zone more there. Time will tell who has snapped him up though, and I am looking forward to seeing what Jil Sander has to offer now that she is coming back to helm her own label again.
See the full collection over at The Cut.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

milan fashion week: prada love

Love the prints, of course. I think Miuccia really outdid herself this year though, and I think there's a lot more pants in this collection than in the last few I can recall. I especially covet that bad though. I'm not sure how I feel about the shoes though. I've been hearing that flat, menswear-inspired shoes have been all over the Milan runways this season. Of course, as someone who can't really wear crazy heels anymore, of course I don't lament this trend. The longer I look at them, the more I like them, I can say that. And they do look super comfortable. And they are definitely more attractive than those dang Creepers.
See the full collection here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

new york fashion week: tory burch brings on the colour and the glamour

Love the ladylike vibe of the fall Tory Burch collection. Plus there was so much colour! And sparkles! It's exactly what I want to wear when it gets cold out.
See the full collection here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

new york fashion week: ohne titel gives it to me graphic

It's like they know how much I love me some black and white graphic realness. There are also some really great navy pieces, and like these really comfy looking snood-type things? I was super into it.
See the full collection here.

50 best harajuku hats

This compilation of hats from Tokyo street style site Japanese Streets is kind of making my life right now. I want them all! And it's totally true that they love them some hats over there. There were so many hat shops in Tokyo when I went, and I'm pretty sure I at least peeped in every one.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

obi belts at zac posen

New York Fashion Week is just starting to wind down, and I'm afraid I haven't been keeping up with it as well as I have in the past. But the flared obi belts at Zac Posen on Sunday definitely caught my eye, because you know I love a good kimono. The press seemed to like them too, though the way they talked about them, I was surprised to find they only graced two looks from the collection. Asian influences seem to be everywhere in New York for fall though, with Jason Wu also being inspired by a '30s style
See the full collection here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

the banana launching another mad men collection

After the massive success of last fall's Mad Men/Banana Republic collection, they're releasing another one for spring. It's due online and in North American stores on March 1st, giving you plenty of time to shop for your March 25th premiere party (I plan on having lots of vodka gimlets, because they are easy and delicious-sounding!). The picture above is so far all that has been shown from the collection, but if you keep an eye on the Banana Republic facebook page and the official AMC Mad Men website, they should be releasing more images at some point over the next few weeks.

tilda swinton at the BAFTAs

Tilda! What? Why? WHY DO YOU LOOK SO NORMAL AND BORING!? This is not what I want for you! The red carpet has been such a snooze with you on this normalcy kick. Where is the old Tilda!?
I do love your David Bowie hair, but it is just not enough to save this look. Not that it's bad, it's just not YOU baby.
P.S. Christina Hendricks, we need to have a talk.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

helmut lang f/w rtw based on game of thrones?

Supposedly this collection was based on the show, but I really don't see it? Just in this one outfit whose collar reminds me of Varys' robes, and the blood spattered effects that remind me of Dany eating that horse's heart. I guess the knits could be seen as kind of chainmail-inspired. But otherwise, what?
See the full collection here at Women's Wear Daily.

Friday, February 10, 2012

kit harrington in men's journal

Since Game of Thrones' second season is about to start in 50 DAYS (yes I'm counting, Mad Men is in 44!) , the gang of course have been hitting the magazine circuit. Here's a fashion spread featuring Kit Harrington in Men's Journal! Also Vogue or Elle totally needs to do something with all of the ladies from GoT, don't you think? I would buy so many copies.