"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

~Coco Chanel

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ann Demeulemeester

Alrightayy. Today; Ann Demeulemeester, as promised. I enjoyed watching this show. I liked the abstract graphic prints, and the interesting collar structures, whether they are made of fencing vests or just have fun designs.

All of these pieces have something in common; graphic print. Even though these looks were spaced throughout the duration of the show, they all share the same print, whether it was a blouse, or just the accents. That first look (it's actually one of the first looks in the show) has one of my favorite pieces in it.

I really enjoy the structure of this jacket. The base is a black, fitted jacket, but what really makes it interesting is the graphic printed collar and belt, as well as the fencing-jacket material details.

One of the really cool things about this runway show, it is all black and white, which makes it so much more intense against the backdrop. It almost seems sci-fi to me, with the intense eyebrows, minimalistic makeup, and greased back hair on the models. Actually, it was dark and creepy enough, when I first saw it, fo me to think that some of the fencing jackets were straight jackets. There was some nice porportions in this show. I really liked the fact that a lot of the floor length dresses were made so only one leg is actually covered by fabric, so that when the models walk, the dress billows out like a wing. Very cool.

<3 Amy

Monday, December 27, 2010

By any other word would sound as sweet

Merry Christmas! (at least, to all that celebrate it)

The days surrounding Christmas are always so busy! For some reason my parents wanted to shopping on the day before Christmas Eve, although all of us were done with our gift hunting. Go figure. Don't get me wrong, I love the mall, but waiting in insanely long lines to buy a J. Crew headband an a couple of books is not my cup of tea. After ten minutes in an unmoving line, the headband was left behind. Ah, well. I fulfilled my mallers hunger to buy something by stopping at good ole Barnes & Noble to pick up copies of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Why, say you? William Shakespeare was my favorite unit in English. It only lasted a month, a majority of which was spent writing our own sonnets. I walked into that store... and they were just calling to me. Then I got $75 worth of Barnes & Noble gift cards. Oh, irony.

Then... Christmas Eve. Ended up totally overdressing for service (why do I have to go to a church that is known for casual dressers???) and almost fell into a snow bank. Last time I'm wearing four inch heels in the winter.

Awesome thing about my parents; they allow my younger sister and I to open all of their presents (and the ones to each other) on Christmas Eve, and then we open presents from aunts/uncles and grandparents the next day.

After our two present opening sessions, I was a Dolce and Gabbana knit scarf, two Coach bags, a Vogue subscription, many books, two coats (free people and abercombie), and two perfumes (Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Euphoria by Calvin Klein) richer.

The bottles are both beautiful, but I think that Daisy's whimsicality overpowers Euphoria's taco-ish appearance. (sorry, Euphoria) Although, I have to say that Euphoria (at least to me) smells much better. It even knocks Viva la Juicy out of first place in the category of 'favorite perfume.' I'm usually very picky about perfumes; I usually find that they aren't sweet enough for me. And, really, what 13 wears a musky smelling perfume? Not me, at least. And I can't really use a majority of my mother's perfumes because they all smell like something a 50 year lady would wear. Besides... all the ones worth I've deemed worth wearing, I've stolen already. :K (these include Vera Wang, Pleasures by Estee Lauder, Sensi by Georgio Armani, Tresor by Lancome, a few without labels, and a handful of sample bottles)

Sorry that I'm running a little late on my review. (I'll be doing Ann Demeulemeester) I have a little 'reunion' with my Red Oak buddies. Red Oak is a writing program out here, and over the summer I took a course at Ten Chimneys. I became really good friends with the kids in my writing circle, but we haven't seen each other since late July! We are getting back together on... Thursday? Yeah. Thursday. And I haven't been writing very much. So... Yeah. I need to work on that. :*

<3 Amy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I miss you, Jenny

I apologize for the absence. I've just been busy, busy, busy.

I'll post another little review on a s/s show today, but I felt like rambling a little today. Not the random blabble that occured last time (I really should delete that post). Just... well, yeah, some random blabble.

Jane finally posted her favorite contest entries today.

This one is my personal favorite, by Natalia Sanabria of Costa Rica, but the 'Banana Print Peril' picture was also quite enjoyable.

I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away! After a good deal of begging, my parents finally let me open up one of my presents (which happened to be a deep burgandy colored Coach belt that might be suede(???)), and as well as managing to get my mother to tell me half of my presents from them (a grey Free People dress coat, and a Dooney and Bourke bag, along with some Bobbi Brown cosmetics). Ahhhh. My mother makes me laugh.

I had a choir concert last night, and I totally overdressed for it. That's alright, though. My idea of 'looking nice' is a White House Black Market black cocktail with detailing on the bust, paired with Betsey Johnson herringbone patterned tights, and a pair of WHBM platform pumps. Other people view it as a sweater dress and leggings with ballet flats, which is fine. The nice thing about buying $100 shoes in eighth grade is that you can wear them to soooo many things; concerts, NHD presentations (I'm not quite sure if I need to dress up for that?), debates, mocktrials, etc.

Mmk. I'll post some pictures, and then head on over to Style.com to find a fun show to review. Enjoy. :)

Sexy little striped number, hair flip, antique white dress, and beloved Tavi.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The wallflower type

I wonder sometimes... Is it really possible to be the anti-fashion, and also be... fashionable at the same time?

Let's get something straight. I will read Seventeen, and Teen Vouge, and Marie Claire. And, I've got to admit that they have something going for them, and appeal to more people since they go more for the average street style. Sort of. At my school, the average is sweatpants and oversized hoodies with Uggs. (shiver) (and I'll get back to this in a little bit)

I understand that things go in and out of style (I doubt even the anti-fashions would attempt a mullet), and I'm totally for changing things around every once and awhile, and having some sort of... standard set for fashion. But then the whole 'Fashion Police' and 'Dos and Don'ts' sort of turn me off. Isn't fashion supposed to be art? (but wearable, which makes it soooo much better)Aren't clothes supposed to be your way of just expressing yourself to the world? Then, how is it that the same magazines that ramble on about how fashion is a form of self expression, and that you should try to show yourself in your clothing, also try to set rules and regulations on how you should dress? And, really, does that make them any better than the said girls in sweatpants that gossip and critique others depending on where they buy their clothes, and whether they look fat? You can't really critique someone about not dressing the norm, when you look like you just rolled out of bed and changed pjs. Oh, but they're Pink! And they're soooooo comfy! Honestly? I really don't think anyone gives a damn.

Fashion, and style is supposed to be art, that you can show off any given day of the week, just because it makes you feel happy. We've already covered the fact that I'm completely obsessed with that Viktor and Rolfe collection with all the insane dresses. Who couldn't be?

Urg. Now I'm reading over this, and I'm realizing that most of it's just random venting about the issues in middle school society, where the few possess much intellect, while the masses posess little except for sharp tongues and icky sweats. That is all I have to say about this topic.

Congratulations if you've read this far without falling asleep, exiting out of this page. You've managed to survive the rambling of a thirteen year old.

Hopefully next time, my post will be a little more... interesting, and not just a bad therapy session.

<3 Amy

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I wanted you to know

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just listened to a bunch of sad, heartbroken music and then your heart hurts for the next 24 hours? Welcome to my life.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Alrighty. Well, it's been awhile since I've really done a fashion post, and I was bored, so I sorta went back to the whole Spring 2011 reviews. Today: Chanel!!! Which reminds me. I really have to tell you all with my trips to Kohler and Chicago. Chicago was a while back, but I have so many stories to tell!

Anyway. Here are the videos of the show.

And my favorite looks:

One of the amazing things about Chanel is the back drop of the shows! Ah! It's so beautiful! I love all of the textures of the fabrics of the clothing; gauzy florals, multicolored tweeds, fur accents, and lace overlays paired with rockabilly glitter covered shoes, comfy patforms, and grundge necklaces. Add a dapper vest, and dramatic eye makeup, and you have Chanel!

Sorry bout the order of the pictures. They go backwards. For some reason that happens when I post them. Weird, huh?

Looking at this show, I realize why Karl Lagerfield is the god of Chanel. This stuff is gorgeous! I went into one of the stores when we were in Chicago, and I almost died, before I even had a chance to glance at the clothes. The entire store was covered in mirrors. It was a fantasy land. Who knew mirrors could be so romantic?

<3 Amy