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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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parisienne

http://i37.tinypic.com/2coj71v.jpg

parisienne is a the latest perfume by YSL, and they have enlisted some well known stylish people (joanna goddard amongst them) to blog for them:

YSL is sending five renowned bloggers on a journey around the country to discover and reveal their very own PARISIENNE experiences in New York City, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. YSL has chosen an ensemble of women with passions for beauty, art, design, music, fashion and food to create a travel diary of their trip. Stay tuned here to read articles, see photos and follow the women on their journey.

i like the concept because there’s isn’t heavy product placement in the stories (which would have ultimately made the bloggers look like sell-outs and the ‘experience’ a bit fake).

http://i37.tinypic.com/9qldgw.jpg

how to do your hair like a frenchie

http://i36.tinypic.com/2rgiao2.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2rxa102.jpg

urban bikers in NY

http://i38.tinypic.com/8x108j.jpg

‘parisienne’ scarf

http://i33.tinypic.com/155oub9.jpg

french bread

(ps: one of my favourite perfumes that i use often is YSL elle – so if parisienne is even vaguely similar, it’s probably amazing.  i am very partial to darker/rich scents like viktor & rolf’s flowerbomb, kate moss’ fragrance etc)

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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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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.

http://i33.tinypic.com/23ifihu.jpg

sophia kokosalaki

http://i36.tinypic.com/symrgy.jpg

christian dior

http://i34.tinypic.com/oj2xjr.jpg

isabel marant

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

viktor & rolf

http://i35.tinypic.com/34ybmfs.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/8vrbdu.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/11acnxi.jpg

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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