The Proenza Schouler girl has always been uber-cool. For their latest collection, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough's added a bit of chicness to their signature cool. Within their neutral palette they added amazing textures and the right amount of metallics. The slick hair and minimalistic makeup mimicked the clothing perfectly. This collection is just perfect all around.
As season six of Mad Men started, I was quite disappointed with the plot line and more importantly the costumes. You can't blame the costume designer on the costumes because it's set in 1968 and that's when fashion went down hill. However, this week's episode 'The Better Half' the fashion was impeccable. I loved the use of pastels in different characters clothes. The highlight of the show was the return of Betty in that amazing yellow gown with a cape. Wow!
Since the organizer's of the MET gala started inviting more of the Hollywood crowd, the sartorial choices on the red carpet have gone down the drain. Looking at the images yesterday of the event I was very disappointed. First of all, I hate the heme of this year's exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture because if you're really a punk you don't really care about fashion. And Second, even if I dislike this year's theme no one really really tried hard to look punk. Nevertheless, there was one outfit I loved and it was not punk. A beautiful orange vintage Dior gown worn by Ashely Olsen. This is how the proper fashion set does it.
Beautiful craftsmanship, embellishments that heighten these pieces from clothing to art - pair any of the embellished sweaters with leather baggy pants for an urban look and you're set. And those beautiful red encrusted diaper shorts? a grey over-sized sweater sweater and a beanie.
There's a different approach this season, a softer and more feminine feel to the collection - that is apparent by the silhouettes and choice of fabrics as well, but still very Philo. I'm usually not attracted to mermaid skirts, however, the the balance created with the slouchy boxy tops makes them work.
Opposed to Philo, Waight Keller went with the tougher look this season which is a refreshing take for the label. It seems like the Chloe girl has broken out of her shell and has blossomed into a woman that knows what she wants and dresses the part.
This collection evoked something very Parisian chic - the slouchy fit of the coat and pant suit just felt oh so very analogously chic. I could almost these girls on their vélomoteur with a bouquet of fresh flowers and some pastries in their baskets pedaling away in the city of love.
A much more feminine and softer collection than I what I usually go for, but there was something just so fresh and innocent about these pieces that appealed to me. Perhaps it was the guts of this feminine women to pair these pieces with the unexpected. The styling, I believe, makes this collection more attractive to a wider audience.