27 May, 2010

Down in the Pattern Lab

Down in the laboratory, Eley Kishimoto brewed up a lookbook full of painted on and bold-colored, washed delights that play with your optics.

via Eley Kishimoto

14 May, 2010

Come to Mama

I recently scored a pair of perfect LD Tuttle black ankle boots and these shots of its Fall 2010 collection are making me drool for more. I can't get over the rich textures and subtle detailing with the unexpected cut-outs, heel dimensions and decidedly placed hardware.

via Refinery29

11 May, 2010

RAFW S/S10-11: Bec & Bridge

White-out makeup and billowing white smoke fulfilled a ghostly effect for Bec & Bridge's runway presentation. Love the contrast between utilitarian masculinity and fluid, pixie-like femininity.

Photos by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images via Bec & Bridge

05 May, 2010

RAFW S/S10-11: Lucette

Lucette sent warrior princesses gliding down the runway towards a territory where traditional sportswear is challenged as it faces a barren wasteland.

Photos by Lucas Dawson via Lucette

RAFW S/S10-11: Bassike

Androgyny, femme/homme interchangeable wear with a good dose of denim-on-denim. The eagle print on the final look is an unexpected twist.

via Bassike

04 May, 2010

Red Hot American Woman

At this year's highly anticipated and publicized The Met's Costume Institute Gala—with this year's theme celebrating the American Woman, a lot of the red-carpet fashions were elegant and understated just tipping the edge of downright boring. But a lot of the starlets went for glam, quirky and head-turning outfits.

Amist a sea of gowns, Alexa Chung channeled a latter-day Diane Keaton with her menswear-inspired tuxedo by Phillip Lim.

Adore the color and peek-a-boo, see-through lace...so Chloƫ (in Proenza Schouler)

Kate Bosworth in soft-bedroom dressing by Valentino perfectly complemented her old Hollywood coif.

Hot mamas Gisele Bunchen and M.I.A. both outfitted by Alexander Wang.

via TFS

RAFW S/S10-11: Stolen Girlfriends Club

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week got underway this week, and I'm definitely a fan of the lines emerging from the region. Australia (which I envision as Cali's soul sistah to the south) and New Zealand are on the top of my list for dream vacationing, and I think a shopping spree would ensue once I got there.

Closing out the first day, the Stolen Girlfriends Club catwalk presentation was a mix of '90s tribal and grunge aesthetics.

via Zimbio