I browsed through the Resort 2008 collections this morning and picked my three favorite looks from my three favorite collections. In general the collections felt a little nostalgic and safe. My runaway favorite by far had to be Balenciaga with close runner-up Lanvin (I heart Alber Elbez times 10) and then Burberry Prorsum for the sophisticated coats and dresses I've come to expect from Christopher Bailey.
I'm mostly obsessed with stationary and greeting cards, especially anything that is letter pressed. I'm completely obsessed with Jezebel stationery, which combines fairy-tale scenes with an 18-century sensibility and clever titles. These cards appear to sell at various retail stores nationwide, but I've never run into one in person. I only stare at Jezebel's web site and long for the day when I will actually hold one of these beauties in my hand and then hang it on my wall.
Last summer, my then-roommate Judy told me about this new-ish online magazine called "N.E.E.T." Immediately, I asked where I could buy it. Of course I couldn't buy it anywhere! I could only view it on my small computer screen.
I've kept up with the issues this far, and it just occurred to me tonight to share one of my favorite web sites with our Fashion Blog readers. Sorry it took me so long, guys.
"N.E.E.T.'s" editor Stephanie J. lives in London, but other contributors live in the states and various parts of Europe. "N.E.E.T." is dedicated to grassroots, DIY fashion and features products that the reader can buy online as well as providing links to the online boutiques. The magazine reads like a print version with over 150 pages of content that you can scroll through at your leisure, advertisements, articles and photo spreads.