Fashion

of a kind

of a kind is a pretty unique shopping experience in that they feature an emerging designer each week who releases a limited edition item in a small batch for the public to snap up (and they do – everything that i have browsed through is sold out.) it’s a lovely way to find out about new designers, as well as learn about them & their process.

this week they are showcasing the work of sara dudzinsky & her jewellery label better late than never. i was just thinking yesterday how i haven’t bought or worn a pair of earrings in so long, probably because most of the stuff i see in shops are still terrible hangovers from the gypsy/bohemian trend.  that’s one of the reasons why i like her double crystal studs – they are clean & simple with just a bit of quirk.

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variations on a theme

kirsten dunst attended a couple of shows during NY fashion week, this outfit was just perfect…

SHIRT – day: marc jacobs (american apparel has a nice budget option) / night: see by chloéPANTS – day: tsumori chisato / night: alexander wangSHOES – day: asos / night: isabel marant

i tagged along on a shopping trip with one of my best friends this weekend who was on a mission to find smart pieces that she could wear to work, that could also be versatile enough to use in day / night outfits. we actually man-handled those exact isabel marant shoes (amazing in blue, and i’m 99% sure they’re the same ones kirsten is actually wearing.)

that being said, this is the kind of outfit i would wear to work if i needed to push the smart scale up a couple of notches. then again i think it works beautifully for a night out too, as is the case with kirsten. any kind of menswear is awesome to me – and you can’t go wrong with a fitted white shirt (the peter pan collar is a nice girly touch without the frills.) probably the best thing about the entire outfit is the fact that she doesn’t need to wear a belt – perfect fit and tailoring

perhaps this is a bit of a ‘no duh’ post, but i think it’s important to remind ourselves of the simplicity of a good shirt.

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a/w 2011

these dresses at jill stuart are quite possibly my favourite pieces from all the a/w 2011 fashion week shows so far

also love her fox & owl prints…

really enjoying the fact that there’s so much colour & beautiful bold prints in some of the collections

jonathan saunders

house of holland

conversely i also love the darkness of charles anastase

images courtesy of style.com

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suno & vallotton

i was happily browsing the fall 2011 suno collection, all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read the review,

There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty went there for Fall. They said they were specifically interested in the way the granny class accumulates things with a seeming disregard for trends or faddishness. “It’s an exploration of timelessness,” Beatty explained of the collection. But there was nothing fusty or old-fashioned about the wallpaper prints or the geometric motifs, which were informed by the work of a pair of painters, Peter Doig and Félix Vallotton.

seriously! vallotton, specifically, is an absolute favourite of mine. so… you know – this had to be done.

runway images courtesy of style.com

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jamie’s daily style

i don’t tend to reblog stories from super well-known blogs like design sponge etc, as i know that 99% of you are readers too. but i’m going to do it today, specifically about jamie of from me to you – because her daily outfits whilst covering new york fashion week are simply too great.

It’s New York Fashion Week, you can’t just wear any old thing! I’m taking inspiration for my daily outfits to the tents from the women who have done it so well before us. We all have a right to look like a fashion icon, right?

go to her blog and check them out – she has loads of photos that are far too beautiful to miss.

all images by jamie beck

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patouf

swedish label patouf s/s 2011 collection

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