COUTURE CLASH

Still very much in love with 100% every single thing about this look from the Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2013 Couture show. And you better believe it has everything to do with the styling choice of the blue jeans with the insanity of that beading/gem work/whatever you want to call it/COUTURE. The formula of high and low, luxury and street, will always be my favorite.

DECK THE HALLS

Scarves are wonderful until they:

A. choke you
or
B. need constant adjustment from slipping off

I like this one because it doesn't seem like it would do either, ho ho ho!

But I could be wrong (it happens)...in which case, bah humbug!

LUISAVIAROMA FA10

In response to the Margiela heels in my last post, William (damn you again!!) tipped me off to these FA10 Margiela boots at Luisaviaroma which apparently have a metal horse shoe heel. I love horses and I love Margiela, well how about that? Of course I couldn't close the screen without doing my seasonal oogling of Luisaviaroma's other new offerings either.

clockwise from top left : Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy



clockwise from top left: Margiela, Tom Binns, Delettrez



Not that I can afford any of these, but you bet your ass I can oogle with the best of them. More importantly, I'm a mean stalker and can hunt down a good bargain. Maybe some of these will last through the next round of sales? I'm not much of an impulse buyer anyway, so if I still want something in 6 months or a year and somehow I miraculously find it, then it's meant to be! Otherwise, there will always be another season to torture me.

*for some reason I've been obsessing over the idea of red tights with red shoes these days.


left: FW08 $11,795 / right: SS09 $10,995




left: FW08 $11,395 / right: SS09 $6,295




left: SS08 $10,745 / right: FW05 $8,800




left: SS08 $6,595 / right: SS09 $4,995




SS09 $3,995

if only i could own this denim jacket and the lips shirt (which is incredible in person).

possible DIY?

Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal

cant wait for spring...

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
i don't think anyone ever questions whether or not ann demeulemeester will deliver, come each new season, but at the end of each you're always left wondering how it could get any better. just when you think how will she top the leather ribcage belt contraption and THOSE lace up boots? she comes with these metal strands and insane strappy footwear. these boots are the ultimate for spring.

COMME DES GARCONS
this dress and jacket would drastically improve the quality of my life.
and what even needs to be said about these...

JUNYA WATANABE
love this take on the classic white shirt and tailored suit.

ISABEL MARANT
Parisian chic yes. other shows may have more whoa and pizazz but Isabel Marant always shows the most everyday wearable chic clothes. this jacket is perfection.

SOPHIA KOKOSALAKI
after last fall's crazy metal and chainmail detailed jackets i looked forward to seeing what new details there would be for spring. surprisingly these shoes caught my eye more than the clothes. the detail on the jacket though is so exquisite.

MARGIELA
no words.

today is my real birthday

so i thought i'd celebrate with my favorite margiela photo. this one's a throw back.


AW 91/92

this is one of the first things that made me fall in love with margiela years ago and one of the first things that really made me feel like design didn't have to be about mainstream and the norm. i had been doing stuff like this since i was in grade school and i suppose when i saw this it really hit home and set me on a career path of sorts. inspiration comes from a variety of sources and even when you feel like such an outsider, there is always someone out there like you.

on a completely random side note, i just had deja vu.

happy birthday to me! and dana carvey!