Bumper Fashion Special No. 15

bumper fashion special #18 – it’s late! i know! and even though i promised no more spring shows, i had to add a few from paris fashion week because they are pretty, pretty nice…. and pretty.

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sophia kokosalaki

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christian dior

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isabel marant

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viktor & rolf

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net-a-porter

glamour francais (makes you want to wear high waisted flared jeans, doesn’t it?)

various street style (mostly from the paris shows)

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françois-emile barraud

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barraud was swiss. he worked in paris for a time during the 1920’s and painted mainly still lifes and portraits, including many double portraits featuring himself and his wife. he was one of 4 brothers who all painted or sculpted at one time or another. he suffered several periods of illness during his life and died of tuberculosis in 1934, at the age of 35.

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broken glass jelly

remember that handmade soap that was all the rage a while back, it was full of different coloured chunks and smelled like strawberry and vanilla… and you thought it was so tasty looking, you could just eat it? (sometimes you tried). well now you can – with jelly (slash jello)! let’s make some – get the recipe here.

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the virgin suicides

Air popped up on my playlist this morning, which of course made me think of The Virgin Suicides. one of those movies that i love, but hardly ever watch. i think most girls my age can relate when i say this film had an impact on my teenage days (i was 16 when it came out). we were the same age as the lisbon chicks (but, hopefully, not as sheltered/melancholic/suicidal) and we all kind of had a thing for josh hartnett.

these are scans from the may 2000 issue of the face

the irresistible combination of the visuals and music of this film must have inspired thousands of girls to create flickr photo sets that are dreamy + ethereal and heavily photoshopped to look pastel + lovely. sophia coppola is their queen, as you can also pick up in the recent ad she did for miss dior cherie:

it’s all very pretty though, isn’t it?

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