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In case you were wondering: Balmain on sale May 22, 2009

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balmainIn 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.

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My Spring-Fling Budget Wardrobe May 13, 2009

Spring always gets me itching to get a new wardrobe, and I gotta get me some of the pretty, feminine looks so big this year. But my wallet is mighty thin, being neck-deep in home renovations. Here are a few budget-minded items that work as an outfit or can mix into my last year’s wardrobe.Pair this girly blouse with yellow voile skirt below.

Pair this $19 girly blouse from Forever 21 with yellow voile skirt.

Floral prints are all the rage this season, and this $19 blouse from Sears is a top alternative.

Floral prints are all the rage this season, and this $19 blouse from Sears is a top alternative.

Yellow is right on this spring and this $50 Victoria's Secret skirt hits the spot.

Yellow is right on this spring and this $50 Victoria's Secret skirt hits the spot.

I take the subway, so comfort is a must. These Born Crete shoes, $100, add a touch of tough and I know I'll wear them all summer long. (Virtually sold out on Born site, but available on other shoe sites.)

I take the subway, so comfort is a must. These Born Crete shoes, $100, add a touch of tough and I know I'll wear them all summer long. (Virtually sold out on Born site, but available on other shoe sites.)

This little cropped sweater, just $12 from Newport News, completes the ensemble and wards of spring chill.

This little cropped platinum sweater, just $12 from Newport News, completes the ensemble and wards off spring chill.

 

Yellow is More Fashionable Than Ever April 18, 2009

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Excerpted from iFashion Network

Yellow is more Fashionable than ever
By Catherine Shen

Apr 14

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.

Courtesy of LA times

Courtesy of LA times

Courtesy of LA times

Courtesy of LA times

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!

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Gucci Spring ’09 Show, Part 2 February 4, 2009

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And part 2 of spring inspiration:

 

Gucci S/S 2009 Fashion Show, Part 1 February 3, 2009

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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!

Tristan Blair Shoes Are Hot To Trot!

Adam from FOR-TOMORROW sent through these fabulous shots from Tristan Blair’s Look Book.

Featured are some pretty hot shoes from the women’s collection.

To take a look at the men’s collection, go to the F-T.com.au blog.

Via F-T.com.au

Jethro Cave Takes The Fashion World By Storm


No, not as a designer, but as a model. Balenciaga has booked the eighteen year old for their runway shows, and if that’s not glam enough, he’s being featured in British style publications such as ID and Dazed and Confused.

Here, he’s photographed by the infamous Hedi Slimane, and is styled by the renowned Nicola Formichetti, who have captured Jethro’s hot androgynous look.

Enjoy, darlings …

Via Pedestrian.tv


 

The Next Big Fashion Trend: Depression Chic Spring/Summer ’09 January 25, 2009

depressionchic4This 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.

The Next Big Fashion Trend: Depression Chic Spring/Summer 09

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:

Geometric construction
Goddess dressing
Fairytale romance
Laddered stockings/tights
Cutaway clothing
Bondage/fetish clothing
Oversized bows
Marrakech
Sport

80’s trash and vaudeville

Here are some of my favourties:

Aquilano.Rimondi

Bottega Veneta

Charles Anastase

Givenchy