anyhow, i just came across the lookbook photos for opening ceremony on refinery 29 and i just had to post them here. because despite my latest goth post, i’ve always been a sucker for vintage pendleton. i’m drawn to it. and here they come out with something so perfectly updated, and certainly out of my price range! i almost want to save up and buy something just to keep it in my closet waiting for that moment when it actually works with my wardrobe!
but that does require a tad bit of forecasting. what will be big in the fall?
ah, but i’ve been thinking about this a lot. fashion moves too fast for me. i really need to stop trying to grab a hold of what’s fresh, and just let go! if i grab onto what i love instead, it will never go out of style (perhaps because it was never in style, but who cares?). it’s so simple, but it’s definitely not so easy. but i will always know what attracts me. i’m forever a romantic at heart and i love anything ruffles, sheer, and lace! i have never turned down a peter pan collar, or a delicious bow, and i die over vintage. as if that wasn’t obvious! haha!
but having said that, i am looking towards the fashion shows and smaller designer collections for some fall inspiration. i like to sprinkle in a few trendy items here and there if they fit into my wardrobe. that’s really all one needs, isn’t it? just a few updates and you’re good to go! well, at least if you’re a student on a budget like me! so let’s get into some of my current fall/winter designer inspiration.
right now, i’ve got three collections in mind:
just looking at these, i’ve gotten my idea for a halloween costume. wednesday addams, anyone?
now excuse me while i go watch the lost boys and listen to the cure.
anyway, i caught up on this reading the refinery29 blog because apparently they’re having a sale on the spring collection right now.
i think i would only ever consider buying the first dress. and i probably wont get it. BUT if those shoes will be available, i’ll take them all, please! i’m pretty intruiged by the low heel nude mary janes and those t-straps! yeah, i’m broke this summer so i’ll take the target shoes, thankyouverymuch.
we all need at least one simple summer flat. (that goes without saying, really.) and i’ve found my match in the frye softie sandal, but what we really need for summer are low heels. and hey, i checked out urban outfitters and they actually had a few pairs that will totally work for summer. you gotta love those designer collaborations, because two of my three urban outfitters shoe picks are rachel comey. go figure!
anyway, these wonderful outfits are all by alexi freeman. i have to warn you, the site will give you a seizure. but if you can get past the jumping yellow optical illusions, you’ll find the collections and they’re pretty cool. and while i didn’t get too excited about the other looks in this collection, i just couldn’t get over these colors and fabrics!
and speaking of inspiration, i wouldn’t be honest if i didn’t tell you that i happened across the alexi freeman collections by browsing one of my favorite fashion blogs, kingdom of style. but i just had to share.
and then he came out with the resort collection, which pulled together alot of the elements i was loving in those lines. the lace is reminiscent of some of the isabel marant, and the shorts suits and clean palette (and gold pants and shorts that aren’t shown here) remind me of a lot of the chloe spring collection. but it’s all perfectly pulled together and so wearable and young. i want it all. and shoot, for that matter, a lot of his spring collection is half of at netaporter.com, but alas, i am broke again! summer is such a bad time for me!
i’ll spare you the inner dialogue here. i have many thoughts about the progression of my hair and my terrible experiences at salons. but let’s get to the point. i am very, very inspired to grow and then cut my hair so that it looks as lovely as kim noorda’s from the spring ’09 season. i’m even considering lightening up a little, though not nearly as light as this. actually, never mind the color of her hair. it’s the cut i like.
but now i can’t get it out of my mind! ruffles, bows, sheer fabrics, romance, denim, boater hats, nerd glasses, super tall platform sandals with socks! it’s the way i would dress if i had the commitment to any one style! it’s the way i would dress if i had the money to buy the whole collection. er, i don’t even know where to get this stuff anyways. do they even sell charles anastase in the states?
let’s dream, shall we?
and i know that people have already blogged about this, but i just can’t help myself. i have to post these pictures because i like chloé. oh, i’m talking about the designer here, not chloe sevigny. but you know what? i like her, too. especially when she’s wearing chloé.