Tag Archives: Spring 2012

Don’t be so Flattered…

So WWD is claiming that shoe brand Melissa’s summer 2013 Plastic Dreams magazine looks “”looks strikingly similar” to W Korea’s March 2012 cover.  Here’s the two side by side to see for yourself.

What does the Carpetbagger have to say about it?  Hogwash!  W stylist Karina Givargisoff remarked, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”  But if you ask us, that comment isn’t so appropriate considering the content.  Yes, both images feature models with colored wigs, lounging on a lightly colored floor.  Though when it comes to similarities vs differences, there’s not much room for talk.  For starters, W’s wigs are confined to cotton candy colors.  The Melissa wigged ladies are severly more clownish with their choice of hues looking closer to the rainbow than soft dreamy pastels, not to mention the ratted out boingy curls or beehive do, compared to W’s simplistic short and sweet hairstyle.

As for the choice in wardrobe, other than Melissa’s couple girls in white tops, there’s really no room for accusations of copying.  And last time we checked, W doesn not own the color (or lack thereof) white.  And we can undoutedbly confirm the clothes are high end, Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2012 to be exact, while the Melissa gals are dressed unidentifiable ensembles that honestly feel more “high street” than high end.

Another difference we feel necessary to point out- as the audience of Melissa’s ad, our attention is suppossed to go straight to the footwear, it being a footwear brand and all.  The focal point on W’s cover is on the models’ faces, while their feet are (almost) entirely out of the picture.  And while the Melissa shoes on the models are super cute, they don’t portray the same vibe we are getting from the W cover story.  Need we really say more?

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BUILDING BLOCKS

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


HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

Left: Bill Blass, Bottom Middle: YSL sunglasses

The original YSL Block Shift Dress

Vintage Sewing Pattern

SPRING 2012

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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Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

We all know that feline inspired fashion is nothing new.  The epitome of leopard chic is the legendary Brigitte Bardot in the wild cat print, or the prim and proper Audrey Hepburn sporting it on a pillbox hat.  However the trend appears to have a taken a turn towards the more literal sense and I’m quite fond of it!  The vibe of these kitty inspired looks is a bit more light hearted than its predecessor, and brings some humor into the picture which I am all for.

Victoria By Victoria Beckham, Spring 2012

THE STREET CHIC TAKE

"kitties on bicycles" print inspired by a 1950s dress

Caturday Tunic available @ Modcloth.com

Tortoise Contessa Sunglasses available @ Fredflare.com

Paw Me a Cup of Tea Set in Cat @ Modcloth.com

Top Left: Little MJ Ilonka Miss Marc with Cats T at Barneys, Famous Faces at ModCloth, Cat's Out of the Backpack at ModCloth
Bottom Left: Fur Sighted Top at ModCloth, Spisani Book Ends at Barneys, It's raining Cats Umbrella at ModCloth

Cross Your Path Wedge, You've Gotta Be Kitten Me Bottie, Whisker Sweet Nothings Heel all at ModCloth.com

The Kitty Sister Tank by Apliiq

WildFox Swimsuit, New Jack City Sweatshirt, Vans Tank all available @ Karmaloop.com

More to come for Fall 2012!

Kenzo, Fall 2012

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Dreaming of Springtime…

courtesy of Style.com

Some all around goodies to look forward to this Spring 2012 courtesy of Style.com

Christopher Kane Cotton-Silk Printed Smock Dress

Christopher Kane Cotton-Silk Printed Smock Dress

Dannijo Wynn Bracelet

Dannijo Wynn Bracelet

Dries Van Noten Printed Rainforest Clutch

Rag & Bone's Rain Maker Poncho

Rag & Bone's Rain Maker Poncho

Roksanda Ilincic Contrasting "Colour" Blocked Crepe Dress

Roksanda Ilincic Contrasting "Colour" Blocked Crepe Dress

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Red Victoria Cat dress

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Red Victoria Cat dress

These are just a few gem pieces created by designers that are ready to hit the streets this coming Spring!  For the whole shebang click here

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Special Shout Out… Lauren Moffatt!

Refinery29’s Annie Georgia Greenberg said it perfectly.  “Lauren Moffatt’s flirty Spring ’12 line is sweet (but not sugary).”

From the peter pan collared dresses to the sweet one shouldered swimsuit to the scallop edged mini’s, this designer can do no wrong.  Fashion photographer Daymion Mardel is always the talent behind the camera along with Miss Moffatt to create her lookbooks, and together the two make magic.  To view the entire lookbook for Spring 2012, click here!  

 

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Well here you have it for the newest Jil Sander ad Spring 2012 ad campaign.

Jil-Sander-Spring-2012-Ad-Campaign

Jil Sander-Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Jil Sander Spring-2012 Ad Campaign

Jil Sander Spring-2012 Ad Campaign

Huffington Post, among other publications have admitted to be slightly frightened by the new ads, but I’ve never been one to shy away from a little creepy infused fashion.  It stirs more emotions in the viewer, and like they say-no press is bad press.  Photographed by Willy Vanerperre, model Natasha Poly brought on the spook factor to the campaign (same duo worked together for the Proenza Schouler ads).  ALAUU claims it gives her “an eery Hitchcock vibe,” quite a complement in my book!  (I’m a huge Hitchcock fan)  The ads do give off a cinematic vibe that I’m totally digging.  Some critics are saying it seems reminiscent of the Jil Sand ad campaign from 2000…

Jil Sander Ad Campaign Spring 2000

Jil Sander Ad Campaign Spring 2000

In terms of the overall styling I feel more innovation from the decade old campaign. When it comes to the actual clothing itself (most important feature in a campaign?) the current ad absolutely speaks to me more, though that’s most likely do to changes in trends over time.

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Prada Spring/Summer Ad Campaign

Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012


Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012


Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012

Shot by Steven Meisel, Kati Nescher, Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Katryn Kruger are the lucky lasses all dolled up in Prada’s latest campaign.
“The gas station is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfillment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide.” As usual, well done Miuccia.

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