Tag 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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Shall We Picnic?


Texas cowgirls circa 1930s

A couple on motorcycle trip, circa 1930s

Circa 1940’s

Circa 1940’s

1960’s Family Picnic

Sophia Loren Covers Life Magazine

New Yorkers picnic in style, Fire Island circa 1962

Carven                          Stella McCartney                            Kenzo

Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013

Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013

Erdem, Resort 2013

Chanel, Resort 2013

Vogue China

Vogue China

Vogue China

Vogue India

Vogue India

Vogue India

CO-OP Barneys NY striped shirt-dress and J-Crew Bucket hat

Steven Alan Gidget Top and Stella McCartney Paisley Shorts

Acne Sigmund sunglasses

J. Crew Globe Trotter Suitcase

A Fashion Rust Dress available @ Modcloth.com

Simply Marvelous Dress available @ Modcloth.com

11 Inch In Patent Lilac, The Leather Satchel Co.

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It’s sort of a long Story…

Erin Fetherston, Fall 2012

TSE, Fall 2012

Mother of Pearl, Fall 2012

Valentino, Fall 2012

Margherita Missoni

Kate Moss

Sakia Debrauw and Sui He

Ashley Olsen                                      Maggie Gyllenhaal                                            Rachel Zoe


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Inspiration comes from the darnedest places!

Peter Jensen, Fall 2012

Peter Jensen, Fall 2012

Norman Baits in Psycho

Benjamin Franklin Hair

The Birds

The Birds

The Birds

Andy Warhol Hair

circa 1960’s

The Mad Hatter

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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


Victoria Beckham, Fall 2012

Mandy Coon, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

David Koma, Fall 2012

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she’s Crafty!

Romance Was Born Editorial

Duro Olowu, Fall 2012

Gary Graham, Fall 2012

Basso & Brooke, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Louise Gray, Fall 2012

Meadham Kirchoff, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Romance Was Born, Fall 2012

Top Right: Marker stenciled birds on collar a la Miu Miu Bottom: Handmade Paper dresses available @ annex

Hand-Crafted (Badass) Skeletal T

Hand-Crafted Scalloped Jean Shorts; Handmade sequined collared Button Down

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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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Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Clements Ribeiro, Fall 2012

House of Holland, Fall 2012

BCBG Max Azria, Fall 2012

BCBG Max Azria, Fall 2012

Preen, Fall 2012

Rachel Roy, Fall 2012

Balenciaga, Fall 2012

Chalayan, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Fall 2012

Geometric Blocking at Proenza Schouler, Hermes, and Marni, Spring 2012

circa 60's

courtesy of vogue.com

Lauren Santo Domingo partying it up in Gucci

courtesy of vogue.com

Lady Gaga in Chanel cape, Noritaka Tatehana shoes

street blocking

color blocking

Some badass shoes @ Anthro

Available at Modcloth.com


Left: Bill Blass, Bottom Middle: YSL sunglasses

The original YSL Block Shift Dress

Vintage Sewing Pattern


Top Left: T by Alex Wang, Rodarte Spring '12, Marc Jacobs Bag, Bottom Left: Knit Blocks by Dwellstudio, Bottom Right: Pierre Hardy Tri-color Wedge

From the sweet Blog P.S. I made this

The How To from P.S. I made this

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