yesterday, i went to the bronx zoo with about 40 of my relatives (we have a big family). anyway, i spent the greater part of my day at the sea lion fountain which got me thinking about feist’s song sea lion woman. one thing lead to another and i decided to post it here. so enjoy, feist’s sea lion woman. the song is posted so you can have a listen.
1: dressed in green silver lining and golden seams: dress by oscar de la renta, shoes by dries van noten, clutch by marc jacobs
2: dressed in black, wink at the man, then stab him in his back: coat by burberry prorsum, dress by dennis basso, shoes by giambattista valli, bag by 3.1 phillip lim
3: dressed in blue, call on the man and hope he knows what he can do: dress by prada, shoes by givenchy, bag by louis vuitton
it’s everybody’s favorite little rich girl, veruca salt. if you’re familiar with the book and the willie wonka films, then you know she is the epitome of spoiled brat. in fact, state of the art wonka equipment determines she is a “bad egg” and sends her down to the garbage after this (i recommend clicking if you’re not familiar) little rant. her father had a nasty habit of following every demand she made, so there’s no telling what a penchant for fashion would do. i’d imagine she’d just point, command and purchase…brat.
1: i want a golden goose: dress by dolce and gabbana, tights and shoes by bottega veneta, bag by dolce and gabbana
2: give it to me now!: dress by phillip lim 3.1, fur by derek lam, tights and shoes by dkny, bag by hermes (birkin, naturally)
3: don’t care how, i want it now: dress by tory burch, shoes and socks by brian reyes, bag by louis vuitton
now that the milan/paris mens shows have ended i must wait until fashion week rolls on elsewhere. i must say i was pleasantly surprised this season, lots of color, lots of desirability and plenty of wearable pieces. seems like the houses really took a step forward, perhaps they realized that in this economy product must be absolutely irresistible. and with the exception of dsquared2’s ridiculous devil angel costume most products were. so i popped together a few of my favorite things and styled them up right nice. here’s hoping they become realities.
1: everyday getup: 2 tone v-neck by trussardi 1911, sweater by salvatore ferragamo, jacket by c.p. company, jeans by balmain, boots by louis vuitton
2: a little dressed up: shirt by prada, sweater by agnes b, coat by ferragamo, pants by dries van noten, shoes by agnes b
3: up north/in the country: hooded button front by c.p. company (with a hanes t-shirt underneath, duh), jeans by balmain (i love balmain and i love jeans, so what, who cares), coat by agnes b, boots by dolce & gabbana
louis vuitton a/w 2010
thoughts: alright, there has been a lot of buzz about this collection and i can understand why. it’s quite commercial (in a good way) and has some appeal for almost every man who cares about the clothes on his back. there were a few pieces here i wanted particularly the sweater and bag from #1. the colors were still a little on the dark side for me but there were at least a solid amount of navys greys and blues. the boots in #2 and #3 are incredible and from what business of fashion tweeted, they’re awfully soft. oh by the way, #2, tuck in your fucking shirt you’re wearing a tie…you look like an 8th grader who got out of school after picture day.
as i said in a recent post, one of my favorite things about stories is the transformation of a character. sometimes it’s obvious sometimes it’s subtle. well, to examine an obvious case just take a look at the count of monte cristo-a classic tale of revenge. the hero begins the novel as a happy go lucky sailor with a modest living. when jealousy strikes his best friend, his life is turned upside down and he spends fifteen years in chateau d’if prison. whilst enjoying his lovely stay there he works with a fellow prisoner to piece together just how and why his life took such a nasty turn and to dig an escape tunnel. unfortunately for his friend, the tunnel claims his life but just before dying he shares the secret of the treasure of monte cristo with edmond. escaping in the body bag of his friend, edmond is free to seek the treasure and exact revenge on all those who betrayed him. so you see, edmond is transformed from happy fisherman to miserable prisoner to maniacal count. i won’t spill the beans of his revenge but rest assured all ends well for edmond and horribly for his adversaries.
1: edmond the fisherman: sweater by missoni, shirt by louis vuitton, pants by hermes, weather boots by dsquared
2: edmond, the count of monte cristo: coat and bag by burberry prorsum, shirt, tie and vest by gaultier, pants by robert geller, shoes by rag and bone
3: exacting revenge: coat by dries van noten, shirt, tie and sweater by thom browne, pants and bag by louis vuitton, shoes by burberry prorsum