This collection mainly stood out to me because of the structured, clean feel. Tailored pants with zippered ankles, bare shoulders, strong, power jackets, and draping fabrics. Also, the lucite and chrome heels are a nice touch. I have been waiting with anticipation for the return of lucite. And although I didn’t post any of the more colorful looks, I wouldn’t mind adding a touch of faded neon orange or muted lilac to my all black ensembles.
These ensembles are forever ingrained into my brain. The black. The Heels. The proportions. The crocodile Fendi and the Givenchy Nightingale. The Prada turban and the leather jackets. The Alaia belt and the bandage skirts. Top it all off with everyday caffeine jolts and effortless, unkempt hair. Elegant, minimalist, chic, and completely refined with just a hint of sex.
The styling in this video is as close to perfection as I have ever seen. Nude stockings, feathers and fur, parliament lights, and hats that Isabella Blow would approve of. I actually think if mental institutions were loaded with clothes and women like this, I would live there on a regular basis. Impeccable rehab chic.
photos: stills from Duran Duran – “Falling Down” video
I was instantly enamored by the Fall 2011 Chanel couture collection. Classic tweed reinvented and made relevant again with slightly new silhouettes. Dark color palette with touches of pink. Severe attention to detail with new fabric mixtures and ornate textures. Don’t even get me started on the boots. Perfect knee high length and easily translated from runway to everyday wear. If I had a pair, I do believe they would become a permanent fixture on my body. Sleep naked…wearing my Chanel boots.