Posts for February 11th 2011
>> Rachel Comey's Fall 2011 collection didn't have any specific inspiration — "I was thinking of a woman who tries a little bit with her look, but it comes off in this nice, spontaneous light," she explained backstage, post-show. Unless you count Mickey Rourke, who Comey called out: "He's where I kind of uncovered that idea, I think. I was like, what makes him so charming? Because he's trying really hard, but it's in this way you appreciate."
Comey's Rourkian charmers came out in artfully mussed hair, shrunken sweaters, and cropped pants in bold zig zag or crosshatch patterns, finished with a slight flare at the hem. She even dabbled in an all-corduroy look: a blazer in cinnamon complemented by a full red skirt to match. The pants with pleats flaring at the ankle may be a hard sell, but the same can't be said for the footwear. For followers of Comey's cult of shoes (it seemed as though every blogger in town was front row — Susie Bubble, Fashion Toast's Rumi Neely, Julia Frakes, Hanneli Mustaparta, Bryanboy in an Afro wig . . .), there were zig zag heeled oxfords, green suede wedges, and even some pumps to choose from. And where was Comey headed, post-show? To relax with her son Bruno, born two months ago.
>> In addition to recent rumors of her engagement to longtime beau Jamie Hince, Kate Moss is continuing her long lasting relationship with another somebody — Longchamp. Her latest collection of bags for the brand, under the Kate Moss for Longchamp label, sees her foraying into more summery territory than previous collections — think oversized woven bags, satchels, plus her signature leather buckle bags. The lookbook, shot in Morocco by Alasdair McLellan, shows Moss in a groovy fringed 'do, sporting kaftans, wrap dresses, crochet tops, wide-legged trousers, and of course — her bags.