Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pamela Love A/W 11* Frank Tell

Pamela Love Frank Tell
Pamela Love FRank Tell
Pamela Love Frank Tell
NYC jewellery designer Pamela Love's A/W 2011 collection (presented with b.e.autifully delicate Frank Tell dresses) at Milk Studios was FAB! Super cool surroundings made up geometric shapes and a live band. Lalalove.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Humina humina humina...

OMG I want the red oversized textured cardy/jacket. Please jump on a plane and fly over to me.
Mark Fast A/W 2011
(With thanks to

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Givenchy HC

Oh Givenchy how you've captured my Haute Couture lovin' heart! From trawling through the Spring/Summer 2011 archives my Givenchy appreciation has grown as big as a chanel advertisement campaign (yes that's right).
So why just a feature on Givenchy HC? Simply because I feel out of all the designers who are keeping Haute Couture alive by dividing their ample workload between S/S and A/W ready-to-wear collections to delve into the intricate time consuming world of HC, Givenchy is the fashion house who've stayed true to the meaning of Haute Couture AND delivered an amazing collection. (Obviously just my opinion)
From the select amount of looks, inspiration (Japan, Robots, say no more..) and colour story, right down to the presentation (which is so important) it captured perfection. The setting is antique-like and simple; bare and architecturally strong to back the construction of the pieces and not too over-bearing or busy to take away from the delicate femininity of some of the fabrics. (Oh sheerness will you marry me?)
Theres a feeling of intimacy with the Givenchy collection, like you're lucky to be involved in the Givenchy experience. A feeling of exclusivity even, which is ultimately what Haute Couture is all about.
Dior, Gaultier, Valentino and the rest left me a The shows didn't feel special, it looked like it could've been another ready to wear collection. I mean Chanel had 67 looks?! (I felt a little tired half-way through. Made myself a sandwich.)
For me, Givenchy S/S HC collection is more about quality rather than quantity.
The attention to detail is insane! Robot-inspired applique contrasted with layering, folds and endless hours of craftsmanship (one outfit taking 4,000 hours of sewing apparently) in a delicious soft colour palette (which to my delight had flashes of lime green and yellow) and then topped off with Philip Treacy millinery. Love!
02m described the up-close experience with the pieces "like examining works of art in a gallery" which I imagine is pretty spot-on.
(Images from

Eliot Ward-Fear (Long Over-Due)

Happy Saturday all! I'm enjoying the night on my bed with a bag of peanut m&m's.
(Does this girl actually live in Brooklyn, New York? Yes, yes I do.)
These images have been sitting on my desktop ready to post for the last month, but I really wanted to give it a proper write up, but write-ups need research and that's time I don't have at the moment with Fashion Week on the horizon.
But in a fabric stitched nutshell; Eliot Ward-Fear is an Aussie Designer, 22 years old (holy shit), and oh so fricken cool. Besides fashion he dabbles in elaborate accessory design (google Bryanboy at the prada show) and sky-high wedges (18cm to be exact). Also, another bit of interesting info.. His dad was a set designer for Mad Max, Alien and The Shining.. Coool!

The Spirit Of Clothing. A/W 2011

What made my heart skip a beat? Firstly, the colour story- I love the pinks and whites contrasted by the nude and camel brown tones. Then the panelling and tailoring (hello heart bum!) and lastly, and the most prominent love, is the mixture of different fabrics and textiles (as you can see I found some sneaky close-ups below.) He wanted to challenge himself with the construction side and decided to go the full hog and make everything himself, which is refreshing to hear.

"I liked the idea of literally showing transcendence, so I translated that into the spirit of the garment leaving itself, in the form of wavering shapes ‘leaving’ the dress: sliding down the sleeve or flying off the shoulder."
(First three images from dazeddigital, last two from