love has a name – and it’s paul smith.
ps: check out the rest of my favourites from the fall fashion weeks.
all runway images courtesy of vogue.co.uk
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
conversely i also love the darkness of charles anastase
images courtesy of style.com
i’m just filing this away right here for when the time is right. our summer is still in full swing – so high waisted flared jeans worn with boots, socks, tucked in shirts, jerseys, coats and all the best things in the world aren’t an option right now. i look at these outifts the same way someone on a diet might look at a food blog.
did all the designers of the world flip a switch of some magical machine that travels across the ocean and reads my brain waves? because they’re hitting all the right notes for the new collections. i mean, i don’t even like gucci… usually. these are three looks from their pre-fall 2011 collection that i love. that green get-up is amazing – except for the bag. still can’t get the bags right, gucci.
images courtesy of style.com
you know those rich people who live in one part of the world for 6 months and then scoot over to another hemisphere so they can sweat and simmer in summer all year round? yeah. i’m the opposite of those people. i would take my billions and travel to where it’s always autumny and cool – all the time.
illustration: jen collins / hellojenuine
i have to admit that this post is mostly due to the fact that we’re experiencing 40°C / 104°F degree heat right now (and it’s not even february yet, groan.) i’m not a habitual complainer, promise – i’m lucky enough to live in a country that has the kind of weather everyone wants: mostly sunny, mostly all the time and mostly devoid of extreme weather conditions – unless you count the south easter in cape town as extreme.
photo: nich hance mcelroy
perhaps that’s why i yearn for cold weather as much as i do.
photo: emerson merrick
a lot of my readers are from overseas, and you’re probably rolling your eyes at me right now! but when i was in europe for a time and experienced the kind of cold people in the northern hemisphere are used to, i totally reveled in it.
photo: diana catherine
photo: kirill kuletski
if i wake up in the morning and it’s raining? that makes me happy.
photo: natalie kucken
photo: george eastman house
if i get to wear boots all day long? double happy.
all boots: totokaelo
if i have to put an extra blanket on my bed at night? that’s me basically dying of happiness.
photo: tess holley
quilts from kim eichler-messmer
… and if it starts SNOWING? i’d probably pass out from joy.
photo: daniel gebhart de koekkoek
photo: vladimir kostromitsky
i become a serious moaner around summer time. i hate the heat and all i want is to be able to wear boots and jerseys and all sorts of other warm things. ideally the sun must shine but the air should be cold – is that too much to ask? i suppose it is. on top of it all stockholm street style has been banging out the best shots of ladies in winter garb, making me doubly jealous of the northern hemisphere.
all images courtesy stockholm street style
cripes, i take it back. i don’t want summer – i want magic looking winter places that make me shiver from happiness and the cold. photography by karl erik brøndbo
things i like right now by mariah of size too small
those boooooooots!!! actually, i want everything on mariah’s list. everything.
fantasy outfit #5… total price: $8000 (R58,500) uuuum. yes okay, it’s mostly from net-a-porter.
man-o-lantern it’s been cold this weekend! just when i was babbling about it being so warm and un-winter like the cape decides to pull one of it’s classic rainy sessions. so this fantasy outfit is based around a fuck-off warm jacket. sometimes i feel a bit bad about shearling… but i eat lamb so who am i to talk? don’t hate me, vegetarians.
ps: perhaps one day i will look back and be amused at my choice of shoe, but i am quite taken with swedish hasbeens and any kind of wooden platform. oh well. pps: there’s a cup of coffee in there… yes there is.
it’s going to be spring soon! though our tricksy south african weather has been making everyone assume it’s spring already (this has probably been the mildest and most glorious winter in recent memory.) i bet we’re in for one more crazy cold front before the proper hot weather hits us though – remember when it snowed in august?
photos by the very talented will renton
dace has a great lookbook for their fall / winter 2010 collection. it looks like what we have been missing weather wise here in south africa (not that i’m complaining about the sunny awesomeness we’ve been blessed with, but i do enjoy the odd grey day). they also have quite a cool video accompanying the lookbook. see all the clothes here.