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.
Costume National's new fragrance, '21', was created in honor of the company's 21st anniversary. Our network partner, A Wee Bit Skint, toasts to the new fragrance by trying it out after years of wearing another scent by the brand, namely, er, 'Scent'. The new fragrance apparently encapsulates 21 of Ennio Capasa's favorites scents. That is, bergamot, milk, orange blossoms, saffron, cumin, pepper, cashmere wood, royal jelly, moss, clary sage, patchouli, olibanum, amber, sandalwood, oudh wood, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, tonka bean, vanilla and musk. Whew, as if they needed to justify the name. In the end, the new perfume smells 'heady and milky' and joins the ranks of slick product the brand is known for turning out. Like Commes des Garcon wallets, you'll see it in all of the boutiques where people buy posh designer accoutrements to go with their Hanes undershirts and Cheap Monday jeans.