In case you were wondering where to pick up your Balmain duds and accessories, here’s the site: frillr.com. Just don’t expect to find any budget buys. The coat at left goes for over $11K, but you can pick it up for just under $8K. That’s a pretty penny for the it coat of the season. Find more Balmain here.
Yellow is More Fashionable Than Ever April 18, 2009
Excerpted from iFashion Network
Black is considered to be one of those colors that looks good on just about anyone. One would never think you could go wrong with a basic color like the trusty dark hue. But since spring has arrived, the color black should be settled behind the closet and a new color should be making a splash amongst your wardrobe: Yellow.
Now, yellow is considered to be one of those colors that people usually don’t imagine themselves pulling off. But surprisingly, most of us don’t realize we can really pull off any color, we just have to find the right shade that compliments with our skin and hair color.
The color wheel is endless. Yellow isn’t limited to what’s in your kindergarten crayon box. There are shades in so many different lights you are bound to find the perfect fit. You just need to experiment, broaden that horizon. But if you’re still timid, that’s okay too. Start off small with a scarf or a piece of jewelry. Baby steps is key to a beginning of boldness. Just don’t forget, when playing around with a color as cheery as yellow, pair it off with another color that tones it down a notch, like your trusty sidekick black, or earthy colors like brown or gray.
Spring into the future with a positive light, don’t let yellow daunt your bright spirit!
Gucci S/S 2009 Fashion Show, Part 1 February 3, 2009
Just to get us in the mood for spring:
Hot-to-Trot Shoes and Rising Star Model Ethan Cave February 1, 2009
The following fashion flashes are excerpted from Fashion Birdcage/Australia. Thanks, Enkha for always keeping us on fashion’s edge!
The Next Big Fashion Trend: Depression Chic Spring/Summer ’09 January 25, 2009
This post was originally written and published by Louise Sleigh of Catwalk Creative. Her boho chic Fall ’08 story continues to be in Athena’s top 10 hits, since Louise has a psychic prescience about what’s hot and the stock in her fab vintage/resale shop to allows you to get style on a budget. Can we say it enough: We love this practical fashionista from across the Pond! Read her Catwalk Threads blog here. Buy from Catwalk Creative here.
There is no doubt that fashion trends are dictated by many influences, from world events and the economy to what teenagers are wearing on the street and even the latest block-buster movie. It appears that our economists failed to see what was coming and yet top designers were already working both sides of the US stock market crash of 1929 to come up with one of my favourite trends of summer 2009. Yes, you guessed it – the next big thing is depression chic!
The Spring/Summer runways were awash with the most amazing trends ranging from goddess dressing to 80’s trash and vaudeville. An eclectic mix that will soon be heading to boutiques and high-streets the world over.
As mentioned, one of my personal favourites is the ‘depression chic’ trend (shown above) with insightful designers appearing to be one step ahead of the economists. Now how exactly do they do that? There were lots of sparkly flapper frocks from Alberta Ferretti and Aquilano Rimondi and sack dresses from Burberry and Bottega Veneta (more photos below).
If there’s one thing that every girl should be partying in during Spring/Summer 2009, it’s that perfect fringed dress or the style of clothing with that’s evocotive of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Here’s a couple of my own pieces which are currently for sale in my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Catwalk-Creative.
Some other trends to look out for this coming season are:
80’s trash and vaudeville
Here are some of my favourties:
Where’s Alber? October 9, 2008
Cowboy Chic: Hermes saddles up October 6, 2008
I’m so glad the Paris shows didn’t let me down, in a season of mostly lacklustre Spring shows. So forgive me if I keep finding yet another designer this week to rhapsodize about. It’s been a long, dry spell as I patiently wait for inspiration, but Paris has not disappointed. Now I’m onto the house of Hermes, where only Jean Paul Gaultier could have the brilliant tongue-in-chic to combine western and couture with such aplomb, pluck and skill. I wish I had a big, fat wallet and a dusty south-of-the border ranch. See more here.
Couture Club: Giambattista Valli Goes Retro October 5, 2008
The press is always so inordinately hard on designers who are too retro-referential, but I’ve frankly never understood why it’s so necessary to be modern. I love retro, and with the runways looking so silhouette-less, a striking retro-glam frock is a sight for sore eyes. Giambattista Valli’s recent show in Paris is a very pretty-in-guipure rendition of the New Look halcyon days of the ’50s. The fellow just drips couture and artfully blends both lean and voluminous lines. I plan to copy every look to my look book and am already making sketches in my head of Valli-inspired jackets. Get your glam on here.