Monday, January 31, 2011

Blast from the past...

Check out these apparel ads from the 70's, especially the dude in the jumpsuit!  I think the ad's are pretty cool, I particulary like the Levi's ad and the use of colour.  And as for Adidas, well they're still rockin' the 3 stripes today, 35 years on.

Levi's Sportswear 1970 & 71

adidas 1976

Dior Swimwear 1977

Jumpsuits 1970
Love to hear what you think!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Miuccia the bold...

I'm finding the boldness of Prada's SS11RTW collection very inspiring.  It's not just the colours that are bold but the shapes are very strong.  I love the strength and clean cut lines of the black outfits in particular, whereas the stripes provide a refreshing playfulness in contrast.  To top the collection, the hair and make up is perfectly fitting throughout, the bold eyes and flattened hair completes the strength of this look.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chanel Couture SS11

Omg, I came over all light headed when I saw these pictures from Chanel's Couture SS11 show in Paris. How simply gorgeous, I gaze at these dresses as though I'm in some kind of  fairytale trance.  Light, floaty and the models all wore ballet flats - see, what did I tell you!  

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ballet, ballet everywhere...

With the current release of Natalie Portman's ballet thriller, Black Swan, there is a distinct feel of ballet in the air.  I love ballet, especially the costumes.  When I was a kid my parents had an art boardgame with a picture card of some ballerina's by artist, Degas, this was when my love affair began and it continues to this very day.  On completion of a recent fashion design course my final project was inspired by ballet and included lots of tulle, feathers and sparkles.  Ballet inspires us in fashion, not just us mere mortals but those greater gods like Karl Lagerfeld who designed a swan lake tutu for ballerina, Elena Gludjidze in 2009 and the fabulous Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy who designed costumes for Black Swan. 

Back to the real world, just how many pairs of ballet flats do you own?  I have them in every possible shade.   A big thank you to Kate Moss who began wearing them in the late 1990's making them the cult item they are today, and my wardrobe staple.  And tell me, wouldn't you just love one of those tutu skirts, like the one SJP wears on the SATC intro, I would wear one with biker boots/jacket if I was 20 years younger!  I think there will be lots of pale pinks and floaty fabrics in store for SS11.      

Monday, January 24, 2011

The eagle has landed...

Well, I finally did it and set up my blog.  For as long as I can remember I have loved fashion and I'm looking forward to sharing some of it with this space!