Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Quite liked some of the dresses here, mostly the vibrant colourful ones (shock, horror, eh!)...Again, socks and skirts, so I was happy...
BUT one of my gripes about the shows: the girls just cannot, FOR THE LIFE OF GOD, walk! Now, I cannot imagine how awfully uncomfortable those heels must be, but then either the designer (or show producer) must make sure the models learn how to walk ie "sell" them or the designer should not create these monstrosities in the first place if they are impossible to wear. It all seemed so counter-productive; it destroyed the effect the clothes successfully conveyed. I was exasperated and laughing at the amateurishness.
What was even sadder was seeing the buyers/editors/whatever desperately trying the recreate the model looks in 9 inch heels and laughably failing on a grand scale. NOT a single one of them was able to walk in them with grace and (wait for it) "femininity" - that hateful word, I know! Now I love women on heels as much as the next guy but not when they look like retirees on invisible crutches knees bent, shoulders hunched for balance (or just dragged down by their identikit man bag-size handbags) and a dogged concentration on their faces. What they really needed was Zimmer frames. Not an attractive look
Btw, the shoes at Jonathan Saunders were by Louboutin and were very nice indeed
I absolutely adore this woman!! Obviously the eye is drawn to the brilliantly patterned pants but then it's down to the socks, and we all know how I feel about women and socks!... The scruffed up shoes and the fake fur-collared coat make the look effortlesly complete.
Bella, eh?! Why can't they have beautiful women like her on the catwalks? A somewhat more realistic representation of femininity, no? More on that later...
(Is that an Erdem or Peter Pilotto dress? ...or Primark...Looks digitally printed...You see, I'm catching up...)
Posted by Say No To FACION at 22:21
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Here we go again. Hugrun (red lipstick) and Magni (beard) never fail to impress with their colour sense and combination of patterns/textures. Not only are they super stylish but probably the nicest people I had the good fortune of meeting amongst the otherwise air-kissing mob of facionistas.
They are the proprietor/designers behind the Kron by KronKron label, a Reykjavik shoestore/ shoredesign outfit.
Here's their website:
Monday, 22 February 2010
Insanely stylish couple from Iceland. I've seen them on other blogs and witnessed their popularity with snappers this week - everybody seems to be after them and rightly so.
They strictly deny picking their respective outfits in the morning to match each other's...har har
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Steve Monaghan from Sane Communications. They do PR(?) for Happy Socks my fave purveyors of man stockings. Obviously I like these socks and, while I'm not keen on tattoos, one peeking out from under such fine foot garment does lend an otherwise landed gentry look a touch of incongruity - which, it must be added, we always approve of. A stylish fella, this
Also, I'm partial to ratty old jeans and patches, especially if they've been in one's collection since new - as opposed to picked up distressed at All Saints or such...
Probably the single most photographed woman of the day. Not a pro but the girl sure could pose!! Lovely too...All the desperate facionistas present could learn one or two tricks from this lass in simplicity, quirkiness - elegance
An effortlessly cool kid