Another Monday has come and gone and we recommend you seal the deal with a few posts from our lovely Network Partners.
Current/Elliot, the denim line du jour for ripped boyfriend styles, appeared on a very accessorized celebrity fashionista. Denimology can tell you the make and model of just about any pair of jeans on the street.
We don't know what y'all are up to this afternoon but we're wholly distracted and experiencing something of a mid-week slump right here at five on the dot. Thankfully, our Network gives us the opportunity to both finish work and maintain our mental wanderings! The television program Stylista seems to have aired and Fashion Addict Diary has a clip of Creative Director Joe Zee giving some friendly style advice. J'adore Couture posted a picture of Marc Jacobs wearing the hottest trend off the Spring 09 runway and FashionFillers gives a shout out to some ankle boots that are a New Yorker's dream come true come rainstorm. Finally, and most substantially, Style...A Work In Progress talks about a personal denim crusade and the Built By Wendy pair that fits the bill. At least someone's getting something done around here!
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.
Coutorture's community has plenty of material to work with this week thanks to the nearly instant access we all enjoy to images and reviews of Milan Fashion Week so its little surprise that the catwalk was on everyone's mind.
Chic and Untroubled has a few trenchant remarks about billowing dresses at Gucci, Catwalk Queen is sorry they haven't given more time to Alessandro Dell'Acqua in the past, The Fashion Pad has a bazillion (OK more like 6-7) Milan show reviews, J'Adore Couture thinks Milan goes from bad to worse, Senora Carter reviews the bags at Burberry, Season Five Style wonders why everyone is hating on Gucci, and finally for something positive Fashionation writes a love letter to Prada.
And in case you just can't think about Milan anymore Business of Fashion has a report on the new H&M in Japan. Very informative and quite detailed so we highly suggest checking it out. Need something really happy making? Temptalia has reviews and swatches of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick.