Category Archives: Fall 2012

We ALL Live in a Yellow Submarine. No Really…

Unless, you’ve been living under a rock since last Fashion Week (Fall 2012), you have to have noticed the overwhelming (not to mention positively Groovy!) dose of psychedelia into Fashion. Between Prada’s bright patterned suits and Louis Vuitton’s mirror encrusted appliques, designers are sending a clear message that this season is no time to dress stale and mundane.  The Carpetbagger is totally loving this “more is more” mentality, and can’t wait to indulge in the carousel adorning trend!

                                                                                                              FALL RTW 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Nicole Miller, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Courtesy of Elle

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flats for fall!

Avec Modération Neon Haircalf Loafers

Charlotte Olympia Embroidered Spider Slippers

Jill Sander Brogues

Chloé Metal-Tipped Fringed Loafers

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The Hourglass Woman


Remember when this (a size 6-8) was the epitome of sexy?  Yea me neither.  Though recently the more bodacious and curvaceous figure is slowly being well received in Hollywood again (Hello Scarlett Johansson!), I highly doubt we will we ever see such full figured gals walking down the runways.    However creating the illusion of the hourglass appears to be on the minds of designers as of late with particular focus on the waist.  Can’t say for sure if designers are intending to point out the irony or not, but either way, it’s a rather amusing trend.

Marilyn Monroe on left, Scarlett Johansson on right

 ON THE RUNWAY…

Victoria Beckham, Fall 2012

Mandy Coon, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

David Koma, Fall 2012

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Inkblots StolbknI Inkblots Stolbknl

Australian Designer Dion Lee

Helmut Lang, Pre-fall 2012

Monique Lhuillier, Pre-fall 2012

Erdem, Pre-fall 2012

Michael Angel, Fall 2012

Jen Kao, Fall 2012

Prabal Gurung, Fall 2012

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012

Erdem, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Francesco Scognamiglio, Fall 2012

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Fall 2012

Stella McCartney, Spring 2012

On the Street

Rorschach Coasters available @ New Museum Store

INK BLOT SERIES I LIMITED EDITION PLATES available @ Everything Begins

Uniform Natural Home Pillows

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romance was born

I recently discovered the magical beauty that is Romance Was Born.  The Australian brand was created in 2005 by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales when they met as fashion design students at East Sydney Technical College.  Their exquisitely crafty design  aesthetic has earned them a strong cult following as well as several International design awards.  The Carpetbagger is more than ready to get in on the fun!

Check out their latest collection for Fall/Winter 2012 below.

Romance Was Born, Fall 2012

Romance Was Born, Fall 2012

Romance Was Born, Fall 2012

Romance Was Born, Fall 2012

Romance Was Born, Fall 20

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Needlepointing High Fashion

It appears that Grandma’s favorite pastime has made an impressive place for itself on the runway. At Fall 2012 Fashion Week, some designers showed some beautifully intricate tapestry inspired pieces and me likee!

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THE SPACE AGE takes over Fall Fashion Week 2012

Space Age, circa 1960's

Pierre Cardin, circa 1960's

John Kloss dress 1967 and Chalayan Fall 2012

Barbarella (Queen of the Galaxy) 1968 and Blumarine, Fall 2012

Paco Rabanne "Space Age" 1960's look, Chalayan, Fall 2012

Rudi Gernreich, U.S. counterpart to France’s space age trinity (Cardin, Courreges, and Rabanne), Blumarine, Fall 2012

Chalayan, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012

David Koma, Fall 2012

Sportmax, Fall 2012

Versace, Fall 2012

Blumarine, Fall 2012

Dion Lee, Fall 2012

Fendi, Fall 2012

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Paris Fashion Week’s Greatest Hits

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Lanvin, Fall 2012

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