When both Givenchy and Celine do ankle-strap shoes for spring, Mango for sure follows. (Mango shoes)
Spent an hour trying to figure out the designer – any ideas?
Yes, I’ve been away for a long time. I wish I could tell you that I was somewhere utterly glamorous living a jetsetter life but in all honesty finals, Christmas and personal life just took over. If I could sum up the time between then and now fashion wise, the keywords would be glam, luxury, silk, fur, jewels, lace and extravagance. So here you are.
This chiffon shirt by Tom Ford.
Audra Jean harnesses.
Dark lips. Very dark lips.
Insanely hot stockings.
Zahara Mai badass collars.
Shiny on matte polish.
This Prada coat.
Nude python needlepoint Kurt Geiger pumps. HEAVENLY!
YSL leopard print shirt.
Giuseppe Zanotti spider sandals.
Gareth Pugh tops.
The ridiculously overpriced Row backpack. It’s cute.
Prada pumps with some serious ankle cuffs.
Maison Martin Margiela bracelet
Valentino Couture shoes
Alexander McQueen FW 2011
Agent Provocateur kimono
Zara May lookbook. Killer skirt.
Loving this outfit. Columbine Smille.
Proenza Schouler. It’s starting to grow on me.
God. This Alexander Wang dress is divine.
Time to buy some bleach I guess.
Australian FW. Love that tan Hermes and Christine Centeneras Celine.
Wow, didn’t even recognize Abbey at first.
YSL beauties at her feet. Have those.
The always immaculate Olivia. Want her everything, especially those snake shoes.
Polyvore is my version of quality time.
Currently obsessing over: Ray Ban mirrored Aviators, Hermes wristwrap watch, D&G tuxedo jacket, Winter Kate silk tunic, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Lee Bent jeans, 3.1. Phillip Lim K.C. satchel, Giuseppe Zanotti buckle sandals, Dannijo cuff, Hermes stud ring, Ileana Makri diamond snake necklace.
The insanity that is the footwear of Mugler FW 2011
Left to right: Lanvin
Left to right: Giuseppe Zanotti leopard pump, Tiffany & Co rings, Philosophy apple pie body lotion, Tom Ford cat eye glasses, Kara Ross sterling silver and onyx cuff, Michael Kors tuxedo jacket, The Row tank, Balmain distressed jeans, Alexander Mcqueen loose knit sweater, YSL highlighter, Ileana Makri snake necklace, DL & Co white gold candle, Proenza Schouler PS1 Pochette, Tom Ford Black Orchid, Butter dark steel nail polish, YSL Tribute pumps
I think that as spring is approaching, we should take one final look at the fall/winter collections to perhaps spot something we’ve previously overlooked. While lurking on style.com again, I stumbled upon this picture of Celine’s leather-pocketed dress and a light bulb lit on top of my head. I instantly worked some leather-magic on a completely unworn Zara men’s sweater I had gotten my father for Christmas some years ago, it was ridiculously easy to sew some leatherpatches on it. I love wearing it. Unfortunately, there are no pictures to show you but i’m sure you’ll manage without. Celine’s F/W 2010 was one of the most iconic shows of the year indeed. Only now have I began to fully grasp that. Carried by the same Celine enthusiasm, I also went over the spring/summer collection but came out emptyhanded. Oh merde… warm season clothing is so not for me.
On the other hand, my heart will scream of joy when I finally get to toss the winterboots to the corner. At this moment, there’s a medium of 60 cm of snow covering the whole country, can’t even wear my beloved ankleboots. Can’t wait for the day I get to just put on some pumps and run out the door. Now, we’ve all been wearing Christian Louboutin-like pumps and gladiatorheels for some years now and this spring I’ll be glad to give another shoe design a chance. I’m thinking something pointy and closed-toed, maybe even leopard, should I feel outstandingly adventurous (have I mentioned that 100% of my shoes are black?). Like this.
These Valentinos are pretty much to be blamed of my sudden change of heart when it comes to shoe shape. They manage to be strappy, studded, pointy and high at the same time – what’s not to love.
And should I be presented with these red Isabel Marants… Well, I wouldn’t say no either.
This huge bat ring and Pamela Love’s talon rings would be a nice thing to find in a stocking one morning.
Taking my obsession with fur one step further. Fur skirts, too much, no? I agree.
This Céline clutch has really grown on me. So simple and yet so effortlessly chic.
Pointy pumps. Leopard print would be a dream. And Lanvin pointy leopard print pumps would be the ultimate dream. I’m actually glad this shoedesign is making a comeback. It’s so Carrie.
Versus dress. Bet it was developed like a space shuttle.
In order to survive Monday, the Banshee needs:
A LOT OF FUR
Three of my favorite things – Miss Dior Cherie, Black Chanel nail polish, raspberry macaroons
Abbey Lee Kershaw,
a dose of McQueen,
some outrageous heels,
an Olsen twin in fur, (when just an Olsen twin is like an espresso, then an Olsen twin in fur is a triple espresso)
and The Perfect bag – Lady Dior
Camilla Skovgaard is a Danish designer, who started her career by working in the Middle East, designing shoes and clothing for the Sheik’s wives and daughters. In the mid 2000′s, she launched her line in the UK and has been on a rise ever since, winning many prestigious awards in the process. Her shoes, again, are easily recognizable by their sole, a rubber platform of teethlike spikes, which the great majority of her shoes come with. The design focuses on the shape, form and materials, rather than excess decoration. Her most iconic piece so far in my eyes is the plain wedge, that got a lot of attention in the blogosphere last season.
The woman behind the Charlotte Olympia brand is Charlotte Dellal. (yes, a sister of Alice Dellal) Her label launched in 2006 with a signature 5 1/2 inch heel, island platform and a golden spider web motif embedded into the sole. That spider web was actually the first thing that caught my eye. (since I basically wish that every day of the year was Halloween) Actually, it’s seems like doing something eccentric to the sole can really make a shoe brand, it happened with Christian Louboutin (really, would Louboutin be what it is if it weren’t for the red soles that scream ”provocative” ?) and it has happened with Charlotte Olympia. The shoes are classic in shape, but with a modern twist. If I had a thousand euros to spend, I’d splurge it on a pair of these shoes, definitely.
Olivia Palermo is basically an ambassador of Charlotte Olympia
Just got these babies.
And I made this necklace yesterday from a heap of old ones. Turned out better than I expected.
That panther takes my breath away. I mean, it has what a regular panther has always lacked for me – it’s spotted but STILL BLACK. Everything is better in black. Everything. And those Giuseppe Giannotti sculpted wedges are simply to die for. Indisputably the finest leopard wedges ever.