blogger outfit
After running around a practically air con-free city in scorching temperatures all week, my blogger uniform has changed quite a bit. Heels, wedges, and boots have been swapped for flats and day-to-night dresses have been switched out for anything comfortable and breathable (as seen in this edition of Outfit of The Week). I am lusting over this camera bag like a teenage girl over the new GQ covers.

Get The Look:
Red Mid Waist Asymmetrical Skirt Shorts from SheInside
Metallic Leather Loafers from Maison Martin Margiela
Shaldon cross-body camera bag from Village England
Cat eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses from Zac Posen
Sheena V Neck T-Shirt from Bastyan

show skin in winter
There is a fine art to showing some skin when the temperature starts to plummet. Essentially, you have two options: 1) Stay indoors and strip it all off or 2) Take it like a man/catch the flu/die.

Unless, of course, you select your skin carefully. I recently came across these bras from Boux Avenue and started to think about the effect that a hint of a bra has on the opposite (or same, if it floats your boat) sex. This Swarovski-covered bra, in particular. Underneath a nude-coloured blazer and some colour co-ordinated panelled trousers and boots, you can feel uber-covered but look sexy as ever. As a date outfit, the ‘big reveal’ from underneath a coat and scarf will certainly set hearts racing.

Get the Look:
Silk satin crepe blazer by 3.1 Philip Lim
Burgundy panel stretch trouser by Jason Wu
Black And Tan Leather Wedge Boots by Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela
Swarovski-covered bra from Boux Avenue

Arizona Muse Freja Erichsen

  • Arizona Muse (my beloved mom model) and Freja Beha Erichsen (rumoured lesbiana modelizer) are dating! An hour-by-hour annotated itinerary from Joann Pailey – Elle’s Market Editor – quietly noted that everyone was talking about it during the Chanel couture show. Here’s to dreams of a fantastic couture wedding in New York.
  • The lovely Bip Ling is the new face of Forever 21! Launching in the Oxford St this week (don’t worry, I’m there for the launch!), the USA megabrand enlisted the British beauty to bring some international love to their fast fashion empire.
    Justin Bieber Vanity Fair

  • Justin Bieber‘s cover of Vanity Fair has only sold 246,000 copies, making it the worst-selling issue since July 1999. Ironically, the cover’s tagline reads, “Is this the adorable, inescapable face of 2011?”
  • Olivia Palermo is becoming a fashion blogger! At Giambattista Valli‘s debut couture show, Olivia told WWD that her blog will feature style advice and will launch midsummer.
  • “I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids and I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.” – Nicola Formichetti sticks his foot in his mouth.
  • Reem Acra has created a capsule collection exclusively for the Shopbop! Set to debut tomorrow, the collection features both her eveningwear and wedding masterpieces that we have all come to love.
  • No kind words were offered in regards to Dior’s Fall 2011 Couture collection. With longtime Galliano assistant Bill Gaytten now at the head of the eponymous label, the seemingly clown-inspired collection was – punningly – a joke. In the words of The New York Times’ Cathy Horyn, “I like Mr. Gaytten. He’s a sweetheart, but he is not a designer.”
    Matthieu Blazy Margiela

  • Maison Martin Margiela‘s new designer was announced without being announced. Matthieu Blazy simply updated his LinkedIn. Welcome to the internet.
  • Illamasqua, the British makeup brand, has just started up a collaboration with Leverton & Sons…the funeral directors. According to Illamasqua’s blog, ‘to wear the most fabulous makeup applied by a professionally trained makeup artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration‘, and any Londoner who agrees can fork out £500 for said statement.
    Anna Wintour Legion dHonneur

  • French president Nicolas Sarkozy gave Anna Wintour a Legion d’Honneur award in front of a crowd that consisted of Bernard Arnault, Karl Lagerfeld, Stefano Pilati, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Alber Elbaz, Franca Sozzani, Riccardo Tisci, and more. She also wore Chanel Couture that had walked the runway the previous evening. Green eyes getting greener, here.
  • Paris Fashion Week

    Tuesday March 01

    10 am IMPASSE DE LA DÉFENSE
    11 am FATIMA LOPES
    12 pm HARRYHALIM
    1 pm MOON YOUNG HEE
    2 pm AMAYA ARZUAGA
    3 pm AGANOVICH
    4 pm ANTHONY VACCARELLO
    5 pm HAKAAN
    6 pm MUGLER
    7 pm NICOLAS ANDREAS TARALIS
    8 pm JOSEPHUS THIMISTER
    9 pm HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

    Wednesday March 02

    10 am DEVASTÉE
    11 am DAMIR DOMA
    12 pm GUY LAROCHE
    1 pm ANNE VALÉRIE HASH
    2 pm LIMI FEU 155
    3 pm DRIES VAN NOTEN
    4 pm FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA
    5 pm ROCHAS
    6 pm GARETH PUGH
    7 pm PEACHOO KREJBERG
    8 pm RUE DU MAIL (by Martine Sitbon)

    Thursday March 03

    10 am BALENCIAGA
    11 am ZAC POSEN
    12 pm MANISH ARORA
    1 pm ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
    2 pm SHARON WAUCHOB
    3 pm BALMAIN
    4 pm BARBARA BUI
    5 pm RICK OWENS
    6 pm LUTZ
    7 pm AF VANDEVORST
    8 pm NINA RICCI
    9 pm BLESS

    Friday March 04

    10 am ROLAND MOURET
    11 am ISSEY MIYAKE
    12 pm GASPARD YURKIEVICH
    1 pm BERNHARD WILLHELM
    2:30 pm CHRISTIAN DIOR
    3:30 pm ISABEL MARANT
    4:30 pm MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
    5:30 pm LANVIN
    6:30 pm VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
    7:30 pm PEDRO LOURENCO
    8:30 pm YOHJI YAMAMOTO

    Saturday March 05

    9:30 am JUNYA WATANABE
    10:30 am HAIDER ACKERMANN
    11:30 am TSUMORI CHISATO
    12:30 pm MARTIN GRANT
    1:30 pm VIKTOR & ROLF
    2:30 pm CACHAREL
    3:30 pm VÉRONIQUE LEROY
    4:30 pm SONIA RYKIEL
    5:30 pm COMME DES GARCONS
    7 pm JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
    8 pm LOEWE

    Sunday March 06

    10 am AKRIS
    11 am ANDREW GN
    12 pm en attente
    1 pm CÉLINE
    2 pm COSTUME NATIONAL
    3 pm ALEXIS MABILLE
    4 pm HERMÈS
    5 pm JOHN GALLIANO
    6 pm KENZO
    7 pm ESTRELLA ARCHS
    8 pm GIVENCHY

    Monday March 07

    10 am STELLA MCCARTNEY
    11 am EMANUEL UNGARO
    12 pm LÉONARD
    1:30 pm GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
    3 pm en attente / to be confirmed
    4 pm CHLOÉ
    5 pm COMMUUN
    6 pm VANESSA BRUNO
    7:30 pm YVES SAINT LAURENT

    Tuesday March 08

    9:30 am MARIE BISHARA
    10:30 am CHANEL
    11:30 am COLLETTE DINNIGAN
    12:30 pm JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC
    1:30 pm INGRID VLASOV
    2:30 pm VALENTINO
    3:30 pm JUNKO SHIMADA
    4:30 pm MARITHÉ & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD
    5:30 pm SHIATZY CHEN
    6:30 pm en attente / to be confirmed
    7:30 pm ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

    Maison Martin Margiela PFW Runway
    Will “you look like an envelope” soon become a compliment? It just might, if the Haus of Margiela has anything to say about it. With a poor reception from a lot of critics, I have to say the shoes were definitely my favourite of Fashion Week thus far; completely open at top with a nude-coloured elastic strap to keep your foot in place that is initially naked to the eye. Everything else was on an editorial spectrum that many designers would never attempt. I welcome your wit, Triple M. View Post