Holding onto the last days of summer… Pink (and green) dreams.
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I have an unnatural obsession for ankle boots forming. It would probably be a bit excessive to get all of these but not impossible… Bring on winter.
1. Kors Michael Kors Divina suede ankle boots, £215
2. Topshop Aldgate Black Heeled Chelsea Boots, £62
3. Acne Black Pistol Ankle Boots, £370
4. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Crepe Platform Boot, $350
5. Madewell Suede Zipcode Boots, $188
6. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Velcro Boots, $350
It’s official, I’m a 3.1 Phillip Lim girl. For his Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Lim took inspiration from “chic girls who ride bikes without compromising their style, they are really dressed for the day—it’s poetic and beautiful at the same time.” To capture the essence of the collection, he created a short film with Andrew Paynter following three models cycling around San Francisco in a green silk parka, a cocktail dress, and a color-blocked tuxedo – the modern girl’s cycling uniform.
So I had my appointment at the bike boutique Luv Handles last week and thanks to the help of owner, Mercedes, I am now well on my way to getting the bike of my dreams. It was a very difficult choice between the quintessentially British Pashley Princess Sovereign or the ostentatious Danish Velorbis Victoria. I’ve gone with the Pashley and I’m eagerly anticipating it’s arrival.
Enough of this muggy, sad-excuse-for-a-summer weather with some sporadic torrential rain thrown in for good measure already. Bring on the cold. I’m longing for sumptuous knits of the Acne and Whistles variety and ankle boots by Topshop and Kors Michael Kors.
Gisele Bundchen for i-D magazine via Fashion Gone Rogue
Big hair, check. Outlandish over-sized Prada sunglasses, check. Printed Mary Katrantzou dress, check. Fluffy strappy heels, check. Ridiculously British cool, of course.
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This is genius. An anonymous Twitter feed from the elevators of the New York Conde Nast building, @CondeElevator, is revealing all the comments we would expect to hear – stereotypical ‘The Devil wears Prada’-esque.
@CondeElevator Omigod I love your dress so much I wish there was a ‘like’ button I could press.
@CondeElevator Conde Elevator Girl #1: I love that necklace, I saw it at Banana last week and almost bought it too. Girl #2: [flips hair] This is Gucci.
@CondeElevator Conde Elevator Girl 1: “Is this skirt totally see through?” Girl 2: “No! No! Looks great.” Guy, after they exit: “That skirt was totally see through.”
Everyone loves Gap. It’s a high street staple, somewhat overlooked (these days), but definitely not forgotten. Pulling in designer heavyweights such as Valentino and Pierre Hardy not to mention partnering with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to reinvent the white shirt with the help of the then upcoming designers Thakoon, Rodarte, and Doo.Ri (to name a few), Gap has always had a strong identity based on a clean and classic aesthetic. There is no doubt the recent departure of Patrick Robinson has left a “gap”… and a bright blue truck has got me questioning where Gap are headed.
Pico de Gap, is a mobile truck (think ice-cream van) tearing up the mean streets of New York, LA and San Francisco to celebrate its Fall 1969 collection, offering gourmet Mexican fare from celebrity chefs. Visitors can score two tacos and a drink for a mere $1.69. If you show proof of a same-day Gap denim purchase, your grub is free, and with every taco purchase you’ll get a $20 voucher to use at Gap. Not a bad deal.
Now this is a neat idea but the thought of tacos and Gap denim doesn’t sit so well with me. This is not what I would normally expect from a brand that screams modern classics. But hey, who doesn’t like tacos!
On the eve of the iTunes release of hotly anticipated album – ‘Watch the Throne‘ – a collaboration between hip hop heavyweights, Jay-Z and Kanye West, it appears that Kanye has been hanging out with Giuseppe Zanotti. Potential shoe collabo coming up? Whilst I might not be running to snag a pair of his heels, I will definitely be listening to Otis.
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