Thursday, October 19, 2006

Not To Be Out Done

Those Japanese kids have some pretty crazy fashions of their own. And as far as I know, there was nothing illegal in me taking this picture off the internet, unlike someone else's method...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Those Crazy Finnish Kids

The other day I stumbled on a web site that I thought might be of interest to The Fashion Blog readers (i.e. Megs and myself). It's called Hel Looks, and it's centered on the street fashions in Helsinki, Finland. Started in July 2005 by Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen, the project is aimed at documenting Finnish fashion and encouraging people to dress more invidually and create their own styles.

I thought this was a really cool idea, and it's always fun to see how people dress in other countries. (By the way, we don't really have permission to use this picture - actually the site expressly says not to use the pictures - so don't tell those Finnish girls. They could probably take us.)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear Favorites

I was browsing through the Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear shows on, and I just wanted to share some of my favorite looks and trends for the upcoming season. Even though some might think it's a little early to start planning their wardrobe for next spring, I say if the fashion pros can do it, then so can we here at "The Fashion Blog"...

My absolute favorite collection was Christopher Bailey's for Burberry Prorsum. I loved everything from his neutral color palate to the high, cinched waists and little ankle boots. I didn't love the large headbands, but I'm excited to translate that into smaller, more flattering headbands paired with a collared coat complete with little belled sleeves.

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My other favorite came from Bottega Veneta, which was a little surprising. I was taken with their flattering silhouettes and soft, neutral colors (again). The collection was sophisticated and simple - perfect for spring.

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As always I loved Missoni's prints and billowy dresses. In this particular collection I liked the details - large pockets and sky-high platforms.

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Two items of special note: Alice Roi's white coat and Blumarine's navy, ruffeled dress. I could picture throwing that white coat over all kinds of outfits - dresses, trousers and blouses, even jeans and t-shirts. It looks like the perfect light topper for any spring day. Blumarine's navy dress looks like it would be the favorite party dress of the season - hem above-the-knee (big spring trend) but nothing indecent, slight nostalgic retro feel but still contemporary.

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Last but not least, my favorite new designer is Phillip Lim (for 3.1 Phillip Lim). His designs are young and fresh, and I will definitely be interested in seeing what he has to offer in future collections.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Oh Mary Kate

It pains me to say this about you, MK. I have always been secretly rooting for you. Through the eating disorder, when Stravos left you and started dating Paris, all of it. But it makes it a little hard to get behind you, when you wear something like this:

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You are wearing awful white sunglasses like Chloe Sevigny. Your shoes are even similar to hers. Please Mary Kate, please do not take her as your style inspiration. It will lead to no good.

P.S. Quit smoking.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Gotta Love Gunn

I am obsessed with Project Runway. I watch it every Wednesday at 7 p.m. I have my favorites (Michael and Jeffrey) and my not-so-favorites (Angela and Vincent). But during the last two seasons, my reason for watching the show has slowly shifted from being interested in watching the whole creative process unfold to being interested in the man rooting for all the contestants to "carry on" after sharing his helpful words of design wisdom. Tim Gunn is by far and away the most awesomest part of Project Runway.

On Thursday mornings - after having watched the show and discussing it thoroughly with the roommate - I turn on Tim's podcast to get a blow-by-blow of the episode from his insider perspective. Besides his never-ending fashion knowledge (after being at Parson's for nearly 25 years) and keen, dry wit, Tim brings a genuineness and likeability to the fashion industry, which is usually known for its shallowness and cutthroat ways. Even though I love fashion and most everything associated with it, I started to think that maybe this particular industry was suited only to a certain type of (not very nice) person. But now I realize that's not the case, and I have Tim to thank for that. His openness, thoughtfulness and caring personality are inspirational to anyone thinking of venturing into that daunting industry. And that is why I've gotta love Tim Gunn.

Tim's Blog

Monday, September 25, 2006

The OC Rebuttal

Okay. I admit that Mischa doesn't always look her best on a random Sunday morning filling up at the gas station (see Megs' first post), but Rachel doesn't always look the best either (and at public events no less - take note of the pic below). I love them both, and I love that neither of them have a personal stylist, as far as I know. We all make mistakes, but we all don't have to be reminded of those bad choices every Friday when US Weekly comes out on the newsstand. Kudos to both girls for staying true to their own personal styles and braving Hollywood without Rachel Zoe trailing behind at every event.

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By the way, the above is supposed to demonstrate Rachel's fashion missteps and Mischa's dead-on hot days...Sorry I couldn't do better, Mischa. haha.

A Little Surprised...

So I'm actually really liking this dress that Paris Hilton is wearing. I mean I don't always dislike what she wears, but I have thought "What was she thinking?" on more than one occasion.

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Even her accessories are nice and go with the look.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Battle in the OC

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Rachel Bilson looks so cute here. I know Mischa isn't on The OC anymore, but there is a clear winner between these two and their fashion choices. Mischa has just been picking the most odd things lately. But pretty much every time I see Rachel, I think how cute she looks, or that it is something that I would actually wear. Not too over the top, and doable by regular people.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I hate to start off with a bad one

But Mischa Barton has left me no choice. Look at this monstrosity:

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Hideous. Just hideous. It looks part renaissance, part make-it-yourself-in-home-ec-class.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A New Adventure

My friend Jen and I decided to start a fashion blog. We both felt we needed something a little creative in our lives (besides the stuff we already have). So hopefully this blog will be fun for us. We're both into fashion and that kind of stuff, so hopefully you enjoy it. We'll be covering stuff in a wide range of topics that are all related to fashion: runway shows, designer news, celebrities, ect. Enjoy.