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.
Milan is colorful this season. If things keep up, it’s going to be a very bright fall.
1. Bottega Veneta
2. Burberry Prorsum
3. Jil Sander
All images from Vogue UK.
Everybody knows the story of My Fair Lady. Two bored aristocrats happen upon a girl who might be a little down on her luck but because of the grit of the street they can’t see how pretty she is. They decide to take her under their wing as some kind of game or sport. A few scenes later they throw her in a nice dress and suddenly they fall in love because she’s beautiful. Rags to riches, blah blah blah. Maybe that was a little harsh, but that’s the basic story. Let’s watch Eliza’s transformation through the story, shall we?
1. I’m poor, buy flowers from me.
Skirt by Rodarte, shirt by Jil Sander, shoes by Chloe
2. Now I’m going to the embassy ball, yay!
Dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Nina Ricci
3. I could have danced all night
Dress by Chloe, shoes by Dries Van Noten.
sidenote: these are out of order. but it looks better with the odlr in the middle, sue me.
All images from Vogue.
at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo
spot check milan
1: ermenegildo zegna: keeping with what he’s good at, this was a no surprise collection. fine menswear for the distinguished gentleman who’s not willing to make any major risks in his wardrobe. definitely a darker showing for fall/winter but not without deep greens and blues. can’t forget an increasingly popular army of suit walk at the end either.
2: dolce and gabbana: playing off the workwear and turn of the century vibe that we saw bits and pieces of at burberry and c.p. company. looked like the newsies and little rascals all grown up at once. i don’t know, dolce was never really my scene although a few pieces caught my eye, particularly the leathers and blazers. never been a huge fan and not about to start, but i appreciate them nonetheless.
3: jil sander: minimalist, shocked. nobody does it better though, so good for jil sander.
4: not pictured: emporio armani: you couldn’t pay me to hit the slopes in the sport looks from the beginning, i am not a techni-color snow rabbit and i’ll stick with burton and foursquare for my ski gear thank you very much. moving on, the double breasted suits and blazers were particularly nice in pinstripes but other than that…i can’t get down with emporio.
5: not pictured: costume national: dark, as per usual but with a slight note of that turn of century thing i mentioned earlier. always a fan of the costume national and would wear it if only i were one of those all black dour types. although, i would drop a check on this coat.