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cinder and skylark

i get sort of stupidly excited every time i discover a local blog that sparks my interest (they’re not easy to find in the midst of billions of other websites, you know). lauren posted about cinder & skylark, where her photo had been featured – a cape town street style & graffiti blog run by michelle. see if you can spot anyone you know.

how fantastic is this girl with the cream soda top & white slacks?

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dita

i cannot fault her style

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grace

net-a-porter has a nice little get the look magazine feature on grace kelly right now

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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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mélanie laurent

http://i33.tinypic.com/6tgrpv.jpg

mélanie laurent is a parisian born french actress, i had to look her up after seeing inglorious basterds last night. as i suspected, chic all the way. besides christoph waltz, she stole the movie for me.

http://i38.tinypic.com/2wfs5cz.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/70l06f.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/24nfbth.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/2up724p.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/51cwwm.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2lkd2dc.jpg

another young actress who was also in the movie, but possibly overlooked by some, was léa seydoux (she played one of lapadite’s daughters) – also styling:

http://i34.tinypic.com/wu30yf.jpg

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carine + yasmin by garance

there are these new photo stories over at french vogue by garance doré profiling well known fashion people. so far she’s done carine roitfeld & now yasmin sewell. i enjoy garance & i enjoy vogue, nice match. i really hope she does giovanna battagliaeva fontanelli or geraldine saglio soon.

carine:

yasmin:

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peonies & peroxide

vj-peonies

i will cut my hair like that one day, i will! pic via vanessa jackman

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yasmin sewell

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yasmin

another street style fav, on the sartorialist often but also garance and others.

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