Fashion

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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cavalier essentials

Cavalier Essentials seen via wit + delight

a line of vintage products designed for the rugged, yet sophisticated gentleman. … “If Steve McQueen carried a beat-up leather duffle bag on the back of his motorcycle; what would be in it and how would the products look?” This simple idea married an appreciation for lifestyle design and vintage accessories. All of the products possess a hand-made quality while responding to the modern influences of today’s culture.

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Princeton, 1969

It was in 1969 that Princeton University first admitted women as undergraduates. 148 women, consisting of 100 freshwomen and transfer students of other years, entered Princeton on September 6, 1969 amidst a frenzy of media ogling and ribbing. Scores of women’s papers and magazines, like Woman’s Wear Daily, featured articles on what the stylish Princeton freshwoman wore on campus, and practically every woman student was featured in her hometown newspaper.

These photographs were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine . Story here.

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Begonia House

i’m not a girly girl, but these delicate blouses and dresses that look like they’re blooming are simply incredible. to top it all off, designer kelsey genna is only 19 years old. these are from her latest collection, begonia house.

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