Bill Fleur Wedding Harry Potter
Harry Potter Spoilers ahead. I don’t wish to be internet beheaded.

For Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour‘s upcoming wedding in the Harry Potter series, I wasn’t expecting much fashion wise. Hogwarts seems to have a knack for keeping things awfully…British. That was until I saw the promotional image of Clemence Poesy (who plays Fleur) in her wedding dress. Hello, Alexander McQueen? Literally his design with some minor alterations.

The designer, Jany Temime, said “Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.” I can only imagine the type of controversy this will cause if she doesn’t start citing her inspiration. Alexander McQueen fans are a hardcore pack.

Spoiler photos below. View Post

Beverley Hills No Right Turn Inspiration

“Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge

Taylor Swift Wear Purple
In response to the tragic suicides of gay teens who were bullied, people around the world took part in Spirit Day hoping to put a much-needed end to the harassment. Spearheaded by GLAAD, Spirit Day urged people to wear purple to raise awareness and show support for the young people who took their lives due to LGBT discrimination.

Now, I am inspired. While wearing a unified colour for one day won’t change the world, if you decide to take on something with personal meaning and incorporate small reminders into your life to trigger LGBT activism, you can really make a difference. I have created my capsule wardrobe as some sort of crazy sartorial inspiration. Feeling very Gok Wan here. View Post

Erdem LFW Runway
Erdem shook things up a little at London Fashion Week by holding his show in a white tent in the middle of Bedford Square. Everything was exquisite, from lavishly embroidered white lace to Lolita-style uniform frocks. Erdem embodies what can only be called ‘sensible couture‘, using crossover heels and skirts resembling tutus to successfully portray his ballet inspiration. Literally bloomin‘ marvellous. View Post

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Erin Fetherston Aphrodisiac

Erin Fetherston - "Aphrodisiac"

NY Mag asked one-hundred designers showing in New York Fashion Week what inspired them in the creative process of their Spring 2011 collections. In one picture and phrase. Some of the images they received were wacky, some were intriguing, some were photos of mood boards and some were the actual sketches of the Spring 2011 looks. While some were expectedly cliche (ie. Diesel is inspired by the desert. Hence a picture of the desert), I collected some of my favourite responses and included them below.

One thing is for sure, the tribal trend of the past year doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. View Post