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Monday, 30 August 2010

 Above: Balenciaga via TFS

I've been enjoying going through various Campaign Archive threads over at TFS, particularly late 90s/early 00s campaign images.While in London at the weekend (still freaking out that I can just jump on a train and be in London in the time it used to take me to cross Melbourne to get to uni!) I bought a secondhand bargain priced pair of Balenciaga blue patchwork pants from s/s 2002. I can't find an image online but will take a photo of them this week. I remember loving this collection when it first came out, so you can imagine the 14 year old inside me was giddy with excitement when I found them.

Lately I've been thinking about late 90s and early 00s fashion a lot, and looking at all the old campaigns from Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Prada, Chloe, Stella Mccartney, Balenciaga etc. from that time. I think I'm so attached to that time because it was when I first started seriously being interested in high fashion and buying Vogue from the supermarket and feeling so grown up to have moved on from Dolly (although I have since reverted back to Dolly here). I'll always have a special place in my heart for these images that were so much a part of my 'fashion' development, and maybe it is just nostalgia talking but I really believe they are just as beautiful and interesting as they were back in the day (and much more interesting than most current campaigns, but that is just my opinion, feel free to shoot me down!).

Many more images after the jump if you fancy a trip down memory lane....

Some of my favourites,

Helmut Lang


Jil Sander

scandinavian dreams

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Collage I made featuring dreamy items from Scandinavian wizards:
Weekday, Monki, Nakkna, Cos, Carin Wester and Acne.

From top:
1. Model - Acne lookbook, Jumper - Acne, Pants- Weekday, Shoes - Cos
2. Model -  Nakkna lookbook with Acne model arms, Scarf - Nakkna, Top - Monki, Skirt - Weekday, Shoes & Tights - Cos
3. Model - Acne lookbook, Top - Monki, Pants - Acne, Shoes - Acne
4. Model - Carin Wester lookbook, Jumper - Weekday, Pants - Weekday, Shoes- Cos
5. Model - Nakkna lookbook, Scarf - Nakkna, Coat - Monki, Pants - Acne, Shoes - Acne
6. Model - Weekday lookbook, Cardigan - Weekday, Bodysuit - Monki, Leggings - Weekday, Shoes - Cos
7. Model - Carin Wester lookbook, Jacket - Monki, Pants - Weekday, Shoes - Cos
8. Model - Carin Wester lookbook, Jumper - Weekday, Pants - Carin Wester, Shoes - Carin Wester

I'm off to London for the weekend sans laptop so see you next week!

big bottoms

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Loving the oversized bottoms on these folk, from long skirts to voluminous pants, prints to pastels, sheer to short, they look so at ease.

just cos

(Images all via Cos website featuring A/W 10, illustrations by Jessica May Underwood for Cos S/S 10)

I love Cos for so many reasons, least of which is the way they present their collections on their website. The lookbook and campaign images are always shot so beautifully, very crisp and almost stark but in the best way possible. The styling is alway spot-on and shows the versatility of their simple pieces. I particularly love that they shoot a number of lookbooks/campaigns with different models and moods to really show off the items. I often get annoyed at lookbooks or campaigns that 'hide' the clothing with flashy locations/lighting/editing, it is frustrating when you want to see what the clothing actually looks like but are overwhelmed by the image itself. Cos strip away the flash and leave you with quiet, interesting items that easily blend into your wardrobe and last for many seasons. Thank goodness (although not for my bank balance) that I went from being 16,791km away from a store to just 1km.

illustrations by chalayan

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Illustrations by Hussein Chalayan for A Magazine via A BLOG curated by

foux de fa fa

Things I love about Paris
 (photo series partially brought to you by Hipstermatic iPhone app - a great way to disguise a lack of photography skills/quality camera)

The bridges filled with locks and tourist cruises

That everyone rollerblades!!! I used to love rollerblading when I was a kid, even though I was only allowed to go three blocks up and down my street it was so exhilerating - the freedom!

The many statues watching over the city like angels.

So I got over Hipstermatic at this point and reverted to regular iphone snaps....

The view from my apartment by day and night...

.....and with some pigeons

The strange buildings you can find when you get lost.
(this is Musee de Quai Branly)

However there are some things that are driving me crazy about this dear town, none of which should be blamed on the city as much as my own inadequecy. Today started out badly with much frustration caused by complicated technology and my inability to comprehend a French telephone company's automated phone messages. Thankfully, Flight of the Conchords saved the day, turning my amateur French induced depression into joy.



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