Happy Friday my loves! We've made it through Paris Fashion Week with flying colors, silhouettes and fabrics. But among the good, the great, and the supreme...were a few looks a bit less lust-worthy. So before we start talking good things for spring around here, I thought it'd be a nice bit of comic relief to take a gander at the 5 looks from PFW that left me going, "What?" and "Oh. No." What's great, and also at times a downfall, is the lengths you have to go in fashion to make an impact. Sometimes, that means going to drastic, horrible measures. The 5 worst looks of PFW!
Earlier this week I laid out exactly how much Vivienne Westwood's FW14 collection indicates an erratic, nonsensical state of mind. (see here) That leaves this poor gal without her pants and wearing a coat of fabric scraps, hemmed together in no particular order. It's actually amazing the model managed to find the arm holes/sleeves. Judging by her expression, and a solid attempt to hide between an oddly placed feather, it was quite the battle.
On Christmas morning, we all start with a tree surrounded by beautifully wrapped presents only to end up surrounded by crumpled, torn and tossed wrapping paper. Well, Alexis Mabille went digging through your holiday garbage and used it to design this dress, which is really the embodiment of old festive wrapping paper worn as a toga. Nice! It's recycling at it's best. (Or worst.)
The Wizard of Oz isn't just among my favorite movies, it is my favorite movie of all time. And of the cast of characters, the Tin Man was my favorite. Most love the Scarecrow, Dorothy included, but I found him a little too raggedy for my tastes ;) Gareth Pugh clearly is also Team Tin Man by the aluminum range of his FW14 collection. (Which for the most part, was great!) This seems a bit less like high fashion and more like unfolding a roll of aluminum foil around a model. Just remember, not safe for microwaving! But like your Christmas wrapping paper, is clearly recyclable.
The Wizard of Oz also popped up in Jean Paul Gaultier's very, Emerald-city-esque collection with futuristic green ensembles. Some were cool and some were...confused. This was the opening look of the runway collection and you could say it certainly made an eye-catching statement. It looks like Star Trek Emerald City, but with a serious sewage problem. Gross!
I really have no words.Truly one of the most ridiculous displays in fashion history.Her feet say ballerina. Her face says pissed off clown. Her ensemble looks like a poor attempt where Vivienne tried to Maria-Von-Trapp her drapes into something fashionable. Except these drapes are old, ragged and dusty. No. Just, no. Vivienne, NO!
And yay, that's a wrap on Paris Fashion Week! Did you enjoy the collections? Who was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. If you missed a collection or want to just browse all the PFW, NYWF, MFW and LFW coverage by Dream In Lace, visit the Fashion Week Guide. Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
|photos credited to US Vogue|
Lately the biggest trend we can't stop hearing about in hair is: the hair cut. From Miley, to JLaw, to Taylor Swift...the starlets have been chopping off their locks in favor of cute bob and pixie cuts. But what does that mean for the rest of us who aren't ready, or willing, to say goodbye to our longer locks? Our hair has to have fun too! So a ponytail overhaul sounds like a really good idea. Even a better idea is an updated ponytail that's super easy to pull off! All you need to complete this look is a brush and small hair ties. Within a couple minutes you'll be good to go and out the door. It's that simple.
I'm always in search of quick hairstyles to throw together last minute and I'll totally be trying this out. I see this working great in the day or night time. It will instantly add spice to your look, with little more than a flick of the wrist. SOLD!
What do you think of Valentino's the cool new pony?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
After a dismal Spring Couture collection, I was hoping for big things from Valentino this week at Paris Fashion Week, and my wishes came true. With the Mad Men final season getting ready to start, my mind has been on the sixties lately and it's nice to have some colorful options to bring the decade to life. It's even more fun when it's Valentino mixing things up. Sure, the Fall 2014 Collection has the same silhouettes we've learned to covet from the fashion house. No one does necklines and floor length gowns like Valentino. But now we've got a more colorful, spicy and at times flippant collection to sink our teeth into.
The collection smoothly evolves from bright mod looks, to the natural tone romantic and ethereal gowns we all know and love. It's such extreme differences, and yet they somehow transition together quite nicely, if I must say!