from the lover f/w 2009 collection, white moon rising
so in the midst of a heat wave, and in my very favorite season, all i can think about is fall 2009. i’ve had enough of these sandals and sun dresses. it’s boring. and anyway, it’s always better to look forward to the approaching seasons so you can start collecting your vintage items now. less competition in the thrift shops! haha.
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:
lover white moon rising fall/winter 2009 collection
a natural progression from what we’ve been seeing in the spring/summer. ruffles, lace, and romance, but with a more gothic edge. add in a cape, a killer trench coat, and some velvet and you’re good to go. to me this has some elements of the 90’s/grunge that’s been so big, but this feels a little more fresh to me.
leave it to erin fetherston to bring in the whimsy. it was hard to exclude all of the lovely pastel numbers with the cute little jeweled masks, but that’s for another post! here, i am loving the textures. we’ve got tulle, satin, velvet, and amazing sheer stockings! it’s got a lot of the romance, but again, with a little more edge. i’m still loving all the bows, and i really need a good pair of mary janes!
rachel antonoff fall 2009 collection
ok, so now we’re going all-out halloween! yes!
i have to admit that when i first saw this, i thought it was a little silly, but now that we’re getting closer to fall, i can definitely see it! she’s really brought in some great vintage elements with that costumey edge. i’ll be keeping my eye out for cute 40’s dresses and blouses in black and white for sure. and you gotta love those pictures of alia shawkat!
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.
so i spend a lot of time talking about fashion. i guess that’s what this blog is all about. but let me tell you about another secret passion: cycling. seriously, i cannot express to you how much i love to go on long, long bike rides. but i never post those pictures here, because my little bike shorts just aren’t that fashionable.
BUT when i go on shorter rides, i actually try to look half-way decent while doing it, because you know, i’m not out in the middle of the lost coast, where no soul will see me. i’m passing by the grocery store, and riding down cute little streets with people sitting outside of cafes. you get the picture. so i’ve got a pretty good formula for bike riding outfits that consists of a cute little mini dress, bike shorts, and sandals. easy as pie.
but the sad part about my bike-loving ways is that i’m really picky about bikes. and thus, the only thing i have to ride around on right now, is my really fancy-shmancy surly long haul trucker with shimano 105 parts and other fancy-shmancy parts, but i’ll spare you the details because i have a feeling you wont care. and as nice as this bike is (and as proud as i am to have it) it’s not really the type of bike that you take on a ride about town. i want a pashly! oh, but i certainly don’t have that kind of money right now, even if i sold my whole wardrobe. which, seriously, that’s basically what i’ve been doing lately anyways! ha!