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Posts for September 2008
We are living in a state of almost complete panic what with the bailout going haywire and the DOW dropping 700 points so we are doing our best to keep ourselves distracted in our state of incomprehension with a happy grab bag of style blog posts. Maybe Henry Paulson would feel better too if he spent some time reading blogs as well. Well, maybe just the fashion and beauty ones!
The Fashionable Housewife, hopefully not worrying about variable rate mortages, has suggestions on skinny jeans for all bodies even those that have endured childbirth.
Fassonaburu has some truly confusing lace arm warmers. We think they might itch. But then we don't understand a lot of things these days, like say how people tasked with risk management didn't run worst case scenario forecasts!
Ma Petite Chou needs some tough girl shoes. We think Nancy Pelosi could use a few pairs for the next set of bailout negotiations.
Shoe Blog has another emergency. A shoe emergency at a discounter footwear emporium. With conditions like this we are doomed even with cut rate shoe shopping.
And finally The Tastemakers Society has found an umbrella that just about sums up how we are feeling about all of this insanity.
>> THE MODELIZER —Iselin Steiro hasn't walked in any major shows since Balenciaga Fall 2007, but this season may change that all — the still very in-demand model, who has in the meantime been in school, was spotted in Paris this morning, "obviously in town for shows . . . or is that A SHOW." [Of the Minute]
Most of the fervent obsessing that occurs among consumers, buyers, and press has little to do with the actual clothing that is shown on the catwalk, no it is squarely focused on the much more lucrative, and these days, incredibly dynamic accessories department.
John Galliano's "Tribal Chic" Spring 2009 accessories thankfully did not manifest in masks or prints, but in fertility goddess heel figurines, vibrant earthy red crocodile platforms, and exotic hobos.
>> It's never a good thing when rumors are swirling about your departure right before you debut a collection. But that's just the case for Alessandra Facchinetti, whose Spring 2009 collection for Valentino debuts on Thursday — word is it may be her last.
"I heard they are giving her one more show," a "top editor" told Fashion Week Daily, echoing the sentiments of "several other industry insiders." Since Facchinetti's announcement as Valentino's successor last September, her reception has been only so-so. In fact, one "well-placed Valentino insider" is even implying that she was always meant to be temporary, to "pave the way for Valentino's successor to 'save' the iconic house."
Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto's first collection for Cacharel showed this morning, and, by and large, we were charmed by this collection of Parisian chic meets Japanses cute. Summer dresses, cotton tops, plenty of florals, dungarees and kawaii cute prints showed the kind of youthful spirit that one has long associated with the Cacharel brand, now enterting its 50th year.
In fact, the whole lot felt like a the wardobe of one of those maddenly adorable new Millenials obsessed with posting their latest vintage finds and wardrobe remixes on their blogs. In fact it had a distinct Built by Wendy feel, but no need for a chicken and the egg dialog as we know which came first.