The blogosphere didn't take the day off for Columbus Day (and neither did we) which means there are plenty of interesting posts worth reading before you go order your chicken wings and ogle Eli Manning (oh wait that's us) on Monday Night Football.
Debutante Clothing found a lace black dress on Ebay for $16. Go on and get it!
And because we have to include just a few general interesting posts andSheFinds asks what went wrong with Sigerson Morrison for Target and The Beauty of Life has a Yes to, well, lots of varieties of Produce, giveaway
Perhaps you're interested in hearing what bloggers think of the Paris shows, and who better than our Network Partners to provide you with the perspectives. Starting things off bright and early this week, I Am Fashion wrote a review of the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009 show and she's put in her two cents on Nina Ricci Spring 09 as well. We can tell you her mind was changed in both circumstances. J'adore Couture also picked favorite shows for review. From Spring 09 it was Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and YSL to start. Our favorite aspect of J'adore Couture's coverage is how the runway shots get pitted together in groups of three. It's funny what a little rearranging can do to a collection. In this format, trends and aesthetics emerge quite nicely. Finally, The Coveted, brings us the first of the DIY spin offs from the Spring 09 shows. In her case, a skirt with a split personality and the runway shots to prove it.
Paris is on the minds of many members of our community as we all collectively carry on with our daily lives after taking a deep breath from a less then stellar Monday, and even while it may seem a bit of cognitative dissonance it is the collected wisdom of the beautiful and the strange that make life worthwhile.
If it's show reviews you crave Couture Cult has in depth looks of Christian Dior (plus a video) and Yohji Yamamoto. I Am Fashion has Nina Ricci covered (though we sort of prefer their in depth financial analysis, and trust us one of these girls as the same Econ heavy alma mater us yours truly so she knows a thing or two) while Shiny Style also takes a stab at Dior. A Wee Bit Skint goes in for some Isabel Marant while High Fashion Girl takes a journey into the surreal with Yohji Yamamoto.
And if you would prefer just a little general blogger awesome then we have a few options as well. Trend de la Creme has a most comprehensive look at paperclips as fashion object. If you are a New York girl with unruly hair and early morning meetings then Beauty of Life may just have found your perfect solution. Hint, it involves a blow out and Bumble and Bumble. And last but not least Wardrobe Oxygen says something we have been thinking for ages. What is the fucking deal with style books. Seriously? How fucking confusing are they for your average woman. Bless her for demystifying and taking them to task.
Our network partner, I Am Fashion, has a keen eye for making our favorite trends more affordable. She also, like us, has dug the Spring 08 collections out of the woodwork in spirit of the change in seasons. Lanvin's Spring 08 collection; with so many feminine, vibrant, marketable frocks, merits a 'look for less' post if there ever was one. To be specific, the collection encompassed every key attribute of chic Summer attire. Colors like midnight, Kelly green, dandelion, and tangerine, you imagine bringing life back to the pale palate of a beach or city street. Three bright frocks were floor sweeping, flowing, a vision of sophistication and appropriateness in the heat of the Summer. These dresses are, simply put, one of the only ways one might do 85 degrees gracefully. Check out I Am Fashion's look-for-less alternatives and more of our network Shoutouts here.