texture fashion
With Spring rearing its beautiful head, I am craving sheer everything right now. To start this look, we have the Eril Sheer Blouse With Exposed Back Detail; I love the fact that it has a quirky collar and a scooped hemline, as I don’t want this look to be too ‘lingerie’. Next, we have the pastel-packed Haniss chain print pencil skirt which ties straight into the collar of the blouse. By adding the Black Leather Tie Dye Shopper from Urban Outfitters, there are so many textures working in this look that no other accessories will be needed, and it matches both the chains and collar of Eril & Haniss.

Play around with the burnt pastel colours in the MAC Call Me Bubbles: Eye Shadow Quad and throw on some Bianta suede platform shoe bootsfor an East London vibe – and you’re good to go.

Heather Marks Flaunt
Heather Marks, where have you been?! OK, you walked over seventy shows in Fall/Winter 2005 – you probably needed those five years to fully recover. Nonetheless, I welcome you back with Flaunt‘s “Let’s keep this between ourselves, okay?” spread! Your photographic showcase in their Summer 2011 issue is the best I have been from you in a very long time. With Randall Slavin on lens and Long Nguyen on style, the colourization and textures are perfectly executed. Top marks all ’round. View Post

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2011
A titaanic amount from Tomas Maier‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection for Bottega Veneta looked ready to be thrown in the closet of Anna Wintour. The Veneta woman of our next season is poised and patrician from soul to threads. The textures were breathtaking – made with the kind of craftmanship you have to see up close to believe, and forcing you to wonder ‘…how did Maier think of that?’. Bottega should truly be awarded for it’s experimental demeanor; no matter what risks are taken, every piece would still be ‘becoming’ for a Kate Middleton type. See the top five looks below! View Post

Christian Siriano Fall Winter 2011
I just melt when I see black that isn’t boring. Christian Siriano pulled this off primarily with luxe textures and structures with outstanding tailoring and detailing. Siriano is a master of ‘fantasy wear‘ (not in the creepy LARPing way), and did not let us down with the injection of his killer heels from the long-standing Christian Siriano x Payless collaboration. This is a collection for the fashion risktakers ie. January Jones, Emmy Rossum and Leighton Meester. The top five looks are below! View Post

Yves Saint Laurent PFW Runway Mirte Maas
Stefano Pilati seems to be both redefining an rehashing Laurent in his new collection which showed in Marie-Helene Rothschild‘s home, who was both a customer and friend of the late Yves Saint Laurent. There was the right amount of ‘future’ thrown into items like YSL‘s iconic smoking jacket, which was transformed into a sleeveless incarnation with oversized lapels. As Pilati was inspired by African and Mexican themes, there were flamenco ruffles and incredible textures on many items, with cuts and finishes that have been missing at many shows this season. I know many of the small quirks – like drastic slits on the leg, topped with off kilter pockets – will be on everyone’s must haves before you could say Spring/Summer 2011. View Post