SWAROVSKY GAS MASK MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE KTHNXBYE
digging that dress as well
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture by John Galliano
i live for fucking cowl necks and even those shoes are incredible. galliano can you do any wrong. no, no you can’t
Josephine de la Baume & Mark Ronson for Maison Michel Spring 2011 Lookbook by Karl Lagerfeld
ronson and lagerfeld. my fashion heart just exploded.
I wrote this quite a while ago and on a whim. I’m more interested in the accompanying visuals than writing, and, in fact, got a bit bored while writing; it’s mostly here because I’m collecting my photoshop work into one spot. The prompts were “what are your top five (spring 2010, I think) bags” and “who are your top five designers” — something that changes on a seasonly basis, for the record.
One: Alexander McQueen Faithful tote in military. I don’t know why this is in a spring line-up but then I decided I don’t even care. Despite the texture looking like something out of Mad Max (or maybe because of it, sup post-apocalyptic fetish), I die for this bag. I have a lot of despites on this actually. Despite my dislike for drab colours. Despite my discomfort with asymmetry. I think it’s just every element put together somehow equaling perfection. It is the ideal size for a shoulder bag [for me anyway, because I like to carry around huge volumes of shit wherever I go (I have a hobo and it’s roomy but not quite big enough — I mean what if I need to smuggle a child into the country or something, gosh)] and I think the skewed lines look really good. It could have been a little better without the extra, lower zipper in the front, I think, but I’m not really complaining.
Two: Louis Vuitton Cosmic Blossom Cosmic GM in rose and violet. I generally dislike Louis Vuitton bags. They come across as very monotonous, clunky, and drab to me (or just plain fug like these atrocities — though maybe that is just because Marc Jacobs is losing his mind), and I absolutely loathe the LV print on purses (though I don’t mind it on jewellery or belts), but this spring line makes me squee. This is the first time I’ve ever wanted a LV bag, and I think these pieces are actually glossed leather, not vinyl, which is sort of amazing. And hello to you, too, Daisy Lowe. Rawr.
Three: Alexander McQueen Sting-ray print De-Manta Clutch. I didn’t want to put two of the same designer on this list, but I just can’t help it. I first stumbled across the other two patterns of this clutch, which are okay (and look better in action), but not my style, which I found depressing because the design of the clutch (and I am not a fan of clutches, generally) blew me away, particularly when you see it on the model. Then I found this excellent grey silk design. Though it’s not very spring, I love grey with bright colours, so I think it would go well with a vivid spring dress and chunky, super colourful plastic bracelets. It is really unfortunate that McQueen died earlier this year, because he’s done a lot of really brilliant pieces.