Be still my tartan and fair isle heart! Karl Lagerfeld's pre-Fall 2013 collection for Chanel was outstanding, it is hands down still my favorite couture collection. Very wearable but with interesting twists. I'm a Lindsay with ties to Clan Lindsay, so maybe I'm genetically programmed to love this look, but really, can you blame me? The layers of knit and wool fabrics are winter perfect. And all those details...swoon! May I please have that ruff? And that orange scarf
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." -- Gwenyth Paltrow
Look at all the embroidery! And those giant red velvet roses! I'm in love! RED which stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress and is Valentino's trademark hue, is the sister line to the Valentino fashion house. Granted, this middle-aged gal prefers skirts that are a tad longer, say to just above the knees, that little black suit is swoon worthy.
As we are only 48 days until Valentine's Day, I thought I'd also share this fab review of Ladies in Red by Monica Corcoran featuring Nancy Reagan (and her Reagan Red) as well as Jessica Rabbit, my favorite femme fatale.
I have a love affair for the work of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Her work crosses over from fashion to art and adds a dash of whimsy I can't resist. The bird cage necklace is an example. Yes, those are live birds in the tube flitting about as the model walks. The heart headdresses are equally spectacular. You have to check out the video to see their true beauty with movement.
Roberto Capucci refers to his work as a "study in form." Inspired by architecture, poetry, and music,his garments wrap the body in color that sings. I love the pleats and folds, the high voltage use of color, but most of all I am inspired by the sense of movement in each garment.
Deng Hao is an extraordinary designer from China. Her combination of beading with fabrics created on digital fabric printer is inspiring. Look at those gorgeous details of gothic European stained glass printed on silk!Though this designer is incredibly well-known in Southeast Asia, there is relatively little written about her in English. Checkout the blog Monster ate my Couture for a bit more information.
This video will give you a great sense of how Deng Hao's garments move, or I should say - float.