I’m breaking from regularly scheduled programming to share this with you all. One of my very best friends Jason teaches a few 5th graders. He, being the pal that he is, shares my blog with them which I find both honoring and hysterical. One of his students drew these and asked that he show them to me.
Let’s give the student her due. Clearly, they have a knack for drawing tech flats—a highly sought after skill.
#1. Lanvin Esque, let’s take a look here—1 shouldered, possibly draped, very remiscent of Alber’s jewel tone looks.
#2. Simple, definitely an LBD vibe going on. The shape is very Valentino (the new Valentino that is) or Prada when she’s feeling minimal.
#3. This ensemble is definitely a doozie, more 90’s throwback than any of the others. I could see some Jil Sander or maybe even Miu Miu (Spring 2011) in the skirt and as far as the top goes…I’m not quite sure but it has kind of a Betsey Johnson vibe happening.
#4. This looks like it’s got several layers fabric happening, possibly different materials…has potential for a sort of Meadham Kirchoff vibe, no?
#5. Some 80’s throwback here, possibly a nod to Marc by Marc or if in polka dots Marc Jacobs collection. Maybe even a little Mary Katrantzou in that structured sleeve.
#6. Wrap dress? The fifth grader knows their Diane Von Furstenberg
#7. With that neckline and what looks like some body cutouts I’m thinking Versace, Christopher Kane (Spring 2011) or maybe even some Balmain action.
#8. Colorblocking galore on this piece, very Prabal Gurung/Thakoon.
My grade for this assignment? A+.
Textbook has lead to some great things—fashion shows, a couple random projects and a lot of new people but I gotta say…this is the best so far.
I get a lot of shit for supporting Balmain across the board. But good god, this collection was awesome. I’ve been keeping an eye on their menswear and it gets a little better every season. True it is outrageously expensive, but the menswear is much more approachable then womenswear. Plus, it’s exactly the way I like to dress.
I do believe I’ll pick up some Balmain come Fall ‘11. Check out the rest.
Since you all loved Sandy, I thought I’d take a stab at ChaCha. Who could forget how she stole the spotlight from Sandy at the National Bandstand competition, or that crazy dress she wore. Alas, I could not find a dress to match her light blue on black with crazy ruffles and fishnet ensemble.
1. Riding in the wannabe Greased Lightning with the Evil Danny Zukko
Jacket by Burberry Prorsum, top by Proenza Schouler, pants by Balmain, boots by Isabel Marant
2. “They call me ChaCha, ‘cause I’m the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s”
Dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Calvin Klein
3. Thunder Road!
Dress by Calvin Klein, vest by Balenciaga, shoes by Haider Ackermann
Ever seen Grease? Of course you have, this is America. So here we have Sandra Dee, the Aussie transplant who lands at Rydell High for her senior year. She spent the summer at the beach with Danny Zukko and she misses him dearly. As musicals would have it, Danny goes to Rydell! Ahhh! Of course, he’s not the same Danny that Sandy met at the beach. He wears black leather jackets, hangs out with a suburban gang and smokes cigarettes. Oh heavens. Sandy realizes the only way to be with Danny is to completely change herself. So she throws on some tight pants, a tube top, heels and a leather jacket and all is well! Yay.
Sarcasm aside, I fucking love Grease.
1. First day at Rydell High
Dress by Valentino, blazer by Stella McCartney, shoes by Michael Kors
2. National Bandstand Dance Off!!!!!!
Dress and bag by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Jonathan Saunders
3. Yeh Betteh Shape Up
Shorts and tights by Balmain, shirt by Acne, jacket by Burberry, shoes by Prabal Gurung
All images from Vogue UK.
Following up to yesterday’s post on Odette, let’s look at her evil twin, Odile. As mentioned yesterday, Odile is the daughter of Von Rothbart. Upon finding that his hold over Odette might be broken by the faithful love of the prince, Von Rothbart disguises Odile as Odette to ensure that his curse won’t be broken. She appears at the ball and they trick the prince and he declares his love for Odile instead of Odette. Too bad so sad. By the time the prince figures out the jig, it’s too late and he has cursed Odette to be a swan forever. Sad Trombone. In the ballet, Odile appears as a Black Swan.
1. Daddddd, WTF is going onnnn?
Dress by Zac Posen, shoes by Prabal Gurung
2. Who is this guy? Like, what am I doing?
Dress by Alexander McQueen, tights and shoes by Balmain
3. Meh, he’s rich, I’ll hang out.
Dress by Nina Ricci, shoes by Haider Ackermann
All images from Vogue UK.