bumper fashion special

Bumper Fashion Special No. 23

bumper fashion special #26.

once again testament to the fact that i love pretty clothes but don’t really know anything about the fashion world. why do the fashion designers reveal collections for an entire year ahead? i mean, pre-fall is technically the base of the fall collections, but the northern hemisphere is only starting to come out of their winter now (it’s not even SPRING there yet, so they still have 2 entirely different seasons to get through). yes so…. yes. don’t roll your eyes at me, fashion people! perhaps if you know better than me you could tell me why i ask such silly questions ;)

anyway this is kind of nice for us southern hemisphereans, since we’ll soon be pre-autumn (well, in march/april)

ADAM:

http://i.imgur.com/lu3zf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8Yek4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fQktE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1IZx5.jpg

Carolina Herrera:

http://i.imgur.com/UJlIN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vws3E.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fBEkJ.jpg

DKNY:

http://i.imgur.com/vbkel.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NMdkd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/58HU0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oyiw5.jpg

Doo.Ri:

http://i.imgur.com/znWa9.jpg

Diane Von Furstenberg:

http://i.imgur.com/KKjcs.jpg

Jason Wu:

http://i.imgur.com/l4RQD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/K0x1u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7P7rn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/U0Q6L.jpg

J.Mendel:

http://i.imgur.com/Mhu8b.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PxrKw.jpg

Matthew Williamson:

http://i.imgur.com/zGy8C.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MXbH8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hcGub.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vAW0H.jpg

Rachel Roy:

http://i.imgur.com/YtuhF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pr1qS.jpg

Temperley London:

http://i.imgur.com/NqsuP.jpg

Tibi:

http://i.imgur.com/48PJn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eAPH2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/k9E8r.jpg

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 19

you know, i’ve been skimping on the bumper fashion specials lately, mostly because i haven’t come across a lot of summer stuff that i find very inspiring (especially since at least 90% of what we’re exposed to fashion wise is from the north, where they are now settling into deep winter – jackets, coats, scarves, layers etc). so if you’re a southern african like me (or any other southern cousin), you’ll be experiencing 30+ degree heat by now – and black tights are the furthest things from your mind. that being said, i’ve done my best to collect some summer goodness from around the web. note: i’m not counting the spring / summer 2010 shows, which i covered pretty extensively here, here, here & here

herewith bumper fashion special #22

lauren moffat spring/summer 2010:
probably the perfect summer collection

http://i.imgur.com/X6UhE.jpg

jeffrey monteiro:

http://i.imgur.com/IKNjE.jpg

marc by marc jacobs:

http://i.imgur.com/SOq3X.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/nZebk.jpg

diane von furstenberg:

http://i.imgur.com/ea2vU.jpg

something else:

http://i.imgur.com/g94k0.jpg

state of georgia:

http://i.imgur.com/TafDw.jpg

elise bergman:

http://i.imgur.com/ZDLEP.jpg

stolen girlfriends club:

http://i.imgur.com/XOBxP.jpg

this is genevieve:

http://i.imgur.com/eAgPV.jpg

YTBA:

http://i.imgur.com/Qkwfz.jpg

arnsdorf:

http://i.imgur.com/4yvmN.jpg

sunglasses….
(step away from the wayfarers, people. we know you look cool in them, but let’s try something different)

karen walker:

http://i.imgur.com/HhUye.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/ZkDbL.jpg

the sartorialist:
he’s been in australia, so some summer coverage has slipped in

http://i.imgur.com/nMt27.jpg

american gigolo
and for something slightly different, if you don’t follow café mode you really should – geraldine dormoy does an interesting series on the visual stylings in films she enjoys. her latest offering was american gigolo (which i haven’t seen because i don’t enjoy richard gere, but might have to rent now since it has the gorgeous lauren hutton in it). some stylish scenes….

http://i.imgur.com/7u8dq.jpg

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 18

woot toot toot jump on the mid week bumper fashion special train – #21 for those who are keeping count!

fischer clothing

margaret howell

tina kalivas

urban outfitters

ba & sh

mink pink

we are handsome (thanks to kate desmarais)

stella mccartney

alexander wang

zimmerman

acne

vanessa jackman

copenhagen street style

style sightings (perfect! just perfect)

katrin schacke (not really fashion but…. food from clothes! my two favourite things?)

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 17

bumper fashion special #20 (yoh!) it’s a very wintery weekend here, so i am appreciating some ofthe fall/winter stuff happening north of the border… still some great summery stuff making an appearance, though.

http://i33.tinypic.com/2937y8y.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/23t4cv7.jpg

complot

http://i34.tinypic.com/107otw7.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/2a7zvb4.jpg

geren ford

http://i38.tinypic.com/2eplsoj.jpg

madewell

http://i38.tinypic.com/tag4n9.jpg

style stalker

http://i35.tinypic.com/20qdnog.jpg

need supply co

http://i34.tinypic.com/5b8j28.jpg

maurie eve

http://i38.tinypic.com/34h99g0.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/2h2i9s2.jpg

free people

http://i34.tinypic.com/33uyk4k.jpg

bb dakota

http://i37.tinypic.com/wt8vw7.jpg

mary meyer

http://i36.tinypic.com/2ldgbr8.jpg

filippa k

http://i35.tinypic.com/2dt2hk5.jpg

sarah seven

http://i33.tinypic.com/2h5r05e.jpg

thurley

http://i33.tinypic.com/5p31ub.jpg

maje

http://i33.tinypic.com/2uen0av.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/2rei87p.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/2cdmzc.jpg

eruca

http://i33.tinypic.com/ngf1hk.jpg

melie bianco

http://i35.tinypic.com/10naxyx.jpg

fred flare

http://i33.tinypic.com/jz8so2.jpg

fendi

http://i35.tinypic.com/wgt0go.jpg

caroline issa, owner of tank magazine

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 16

bumper fashion special #19 – i’m interested to see what direction things are going to go next, feel that the rock / studded look is getting played a lot (even though… i love it)

willow

tibi

rachel gilbert

pucci

haute hippie

phillip lim 3.1

christopher kane

asos

APC

kenneth jay lane

marc jacobs

opening ceremony

alix (cherry blossom girl)

my daily style

altamira

stockholm street style

style sightings

sartorialist

chloé studded susan boots

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 14

bumper fashion special #17 – all the spring shows are starting to blur into one, will pick up with more ‘normal’ fashion specials next week!

moschino-cheap-chic-01

moschino-cheap-chic-02

moschino cheap & chic

luisa-beccaria

luisa beccaria

gianfranco-ferre-spring

gianfranco ferre

alberta-ferretti-spring-01

alberta-ferretti-spring-02

alberta ferretti

eley-kishimoto

eley kishimoto

a-detacher

a détacher

after looking over my selections these past few weeks, i realised i will never tire of the cinched waist. i am also really intrigued by eley kishimoto’s african / asian / retro fabrics.

and some street style, there have been some fantastic looks the past few weeks…

sart

the sartorialist

vanessa-jackman

vanessa jackman

altamira

altamira

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