Jean Paul Caultier. “The frenchest French” had a marvelous collection.
Many people thought that Balmain would lose its pzazz without Decarnin, glad to see they were wrong.
Gareth Pugh has developed a very recognizable handwriting.
Elie Saab was very versatile, good to see different looks other than just the usual evening dresses.
Kanye West. This time there was no circus leading up to the show so I wasn’t even sure there was gonna be one. I’m impressed either way. The backpack are insane.
Haider Ackermann being his good-old self.
Rick Owens. Love the new jacket shapes, the new color scheme, the immaculate draping. Would expect nothing less.
Celine. Feels kinda lean compared to some previous seasons but it’s obvious zippers are gonna have a moment next fall.
Balenciaga. Beautiful shapes and textures.
Bless Stella McCartney – women are allowed to have hips again.
Nina Ricci. Looks like a vampish Lolita from the 30′s stepped through the time machine.
Givenchy. Looks like pre-fall was a good indication of the direction this season was going. What else to say but that it’s amazing.
Yves Saint Laurent. Stefano Pilati sure went out with a (fetish) bang. I’ll never get why he’s so unappreciated when his work for YSL has always been constantly beautiful.
Ann Demeumeester never disappoints.
Viktor&Rolf - the undisputed kings of lasercut.
You know that feeling of excitement you sense when getting your hands on the new seasons first issue of your favorite magazine and heading straight to the “IN this season” pages? Having seen many I agree with partially and others not so much at all, I decided to make my own. So here you have it – High Heeled Banshee’s What To Wear This Fall.
Left to right: Versace, Gucci, Burberry London, Marc Jacobs
The (Leather) Pencil skirt – After the first Dita von Teese craze resided a few years back, I quite forgot about pencil skirts and they fell to the back areas of my closet. Now it’s time to bring them forth once again and get some new leather ones as well. I am absolutely thrilled to be getting (or rather making) one soon. Massively inspired by the Louis Vuitton fetish theme.
The 1000$ power sweater – Sweaters used to be so boring and anonymous. Boy, have times changed or what… every yarn pattern seems to be saying something about the kind of a fashionista you aspire to be, as well as the designer behind it. There are different lengths, different shapes, cuts and colors to play with. Thin yarn, thick yarn. Angora, cashmere.
The Pointy heel - Such a glorious comeback for the classical stiletto. Isabel Marant has been paving the way for some time but this is THE moment of the pointy heel. It’s time to bring out all the Manolos you bought back when Carrie was fueling women’s shoe obsessions. Extra points for needle/cigarette heels!
The Furry coat – When it comes to clothes this season, it’s all about luxury and quality materials. This applies especially to coats and jackets. I’d kill for a wool-fur hybrid Burberry coat! However when that’s really not an option, one can always adopt a fur neckpiece to add some lavishness to otherwise boring outergarments.
The luxe parka – last years parka obsession has gone nowhere. But now, as mentioned before, there’s a far greater emphasis on materials. The more luxurious the silk and the fur, the better. Those Vera Wangs (almost) make me long for colder weather.
The Minimalist bag – The ideal bag right now is simple yet structured, made of quality materials and isn’t staggering under excessive hardware. The Olsen twins and Victoria Beckham – renowned handbag designers? If you would’ve said it 5 years ago, everyone would’ve laughed but the reality is that they’re making some seriously droolworthy and conceptually powerful purses, not doubt. Sadly, with otherwordly prices.
The Armor – Jewelry, particularly necklaces are keeping the same simplistic fashions from spring and enhancing them with tribal and industrial elements. Everything’s still very cuff-inspired.
Long gloves – Anyone who paid attention to the fall shows saw the massive use of elbow length gloves. Long have they been personal favorites of mine and this season they’ll be getting more use than ever. Somehow they just scream luxury.
The Python print – Easily the most lusted-after print of the season not only in leather but also in clothes. It has to be fairly natural-looking and in neutral hues to appeal to my taste but everything here makes my pulse quicken.
The Navajo girl – this tribal trend was greatly initiated by Isabel Marant and Proenza Schouler’s fall collections. I’d recommend taking it quite slowly with the different prints, fringes and feathers, no need to pile it all up at once. Do it right and you’ll end up with a beautiful aesthetic.
The Colors – As much as I’d sometimes like it, we can’t get by entirely without colors. I’d say the hues of burgundy, mustard and cobalt are quite appealing this fall. One other trend aspect here – ladylike clothes are on the rise! Some call it the “Kate-effect”, but what ever it is, clean and well-outlined classical silhouettes are a smart investment for more seasons to come.
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.
Left to right: Zara blazer, Rachel Comey blouse, Stella McCartney dress, All Saints dress, French Connection jumpsuit, Alexander McQueen leggings, Not Just A Label spine cuff, Dominic Jones rings, Givenchy clutch, Prada fur scarf, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb, YSL nude lipstick, Christian Louboutin python pumps.
Gotta get ready for summer!
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.
A year ago, the Celine fall show was a revelation. This time, it was slightly less vampy but none the less beautiful. You can always count on Phoebe Philo to have come up with some sort of a clever combination.
Fringe has never been my thing but Isabel Marant does it so well. I’ve literally been dreaming about these boots at night. They’re just so… French, the shape, the way they fold themselves around the leg, it’s just magnificent. I also love the Ann D-esque jewelry. It’s like a simple, small feather can speak a thousand words.
Givenchy. What a brilliant combo of an organza pencil skirt and a pleated leather one on top.
Lanvin – so goddamn perfect, it hurts. The off-black colors, the materials, the fluidness of the dresses. Gaaaaahhh.
Stella McCartney was taking androgyny to the next level with some looks and embraced feminity in others. However, I do not like that the risen shoe-cleavage, it looks ugly.
Yves Saint Laurent. As classy as ever.
Jac and those Givenchy cuffs!
Maison Martin Margiela
Rodebjer. The red pants !!!
PS! You have to check out The Coveted, where the industry’s elite show off their closets. You’re welcome.
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
xoxo The Banshee
Lanvin fur jacket
Lanvin silk dress
Charlotte Olympia pumps
A shoppingspree with unlimited funds in Bergdorf Goodman would result in something like this right now.
It’s almost here, my favorite holiday. Halloween has always been a very special time of the year for me. It’s one of my favorite things in the world actually, might love it even more than Louboutins. Unfortunately, where I live people don’t really celebrate it, so it’s more of a private party for me. But still, it’s a party. Tomorrow, I’m gonna slip on a long black dress and impersonate Morticia Adams all day, blow the dust off my ouija board, carve some pumpkins, burn candles and watch all the half-decent scary movies that I haven’t seen already. Wish I could erase my memory and watch The Exorcist for the first time again.
And wear this dress. Dsquared FW 2010, almost got a stroke when I first saw it. Wish I could be buried in it. I just want to kiss the Dsquared twins for making this dress.
There are two types of bags that have risen from ashes in this past year. Satchels and structured shoulder bags. After almost a decade of slouchy shopper bags women want something new. Or well-forgotten old. Structured bags were a hit in the 70′s and the 80′s. Chanel’s 2.55 has been on the top of the scene since Karl Lagerfeld relaunched it in 2005 but that’s been the only one for a few years. Now the most of fashionhouses have come out with their own.
Left to right: Yves Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler PS11, Gucci, Céline
I could definitely imagine myself putting the maxibags away for a while for there babies.
And on another subject, I love Gucci’s new logo, it is much more classier. YSL is also now using only the Y in hardware, which I find tasteful aswell.
A few years ago, hoarding a bunch of (different) necklaces on would’ve gotten you many weird looks. It would’ve been considered tacky or pretentious. Luckily, things are different now and statement jewelry is at it’s peak. The bigger, the better. It’s not preferable to hang one expensive stone on your neck but hundreds of cheap ones. And let’s be honest… the result is much more worth the money.
Vera Wang is a pioneer when it comes to statement necklaces. She was the one to cause the avalanche of gemstones and pearls with her insane cobweb piece.
Vera Wang. Everything can be integrated to a statement necklace, even fabrics.
More Vera Wang. Thousands of pearls this time.
Yves Saint Lauret
Givenchy brings the metal
Can’t imagine how much that Balmain jacket weighs…
LOVE your corset Anja!
Great sleeves on the blazer.
Amazing what things have become socially acceptable Never would have thought. This and all above are Balmain.
Maison Martin Margiela. From another world as usual.
Haider Ackermann. Amazing tailoring.
Haider Ackermann. I fall more in love with leather every time I see it.
YSL. Fur skirt? Fabulous. And I have shoes that look just like those
A Prada fur purse
Dior Libertine heel (I’ve had my eye on it ever since last winters couture show)
YSL cigarettes. Smoking couldn’t be more glamorous.
I don’t know how but somehow, my fairy godmother heard my pleas and Yves Saint Laurent has finally created a ring specially for me. I’ve always liked the large stone rings of YSL but for me they’re too… Gold and blue or pink. Not exactly my colorscheme, and that’s why I’ve never really considered getting it. BUT now… it’s gunmetal and onyx. I was swept off my feet when I saw it.
Or as Rachel Zoe would put it: ” I die”