Monday, April 23, 2012

Back 2 Black

Ever had a week or weekend where you feel your self go "back to black"? This post is inspired by Amy Winehouse's (Very much missed) "Back to Black" song and the emotion behind the lyrics and the shell one takes on after morphing into black. I was on when I saw Versace's Fall 2012 Ready to Wear collection and I guess I just felt some type of way about it in comparison to my current feelings. Little did I know, I couldn't have picked a more perfect collection for symbolism. According to's review, "Donatella felt she could finally, as she put it, face her demons and take on the unrealized promise of her brother's last collection." As models went down the runway in dark studded leather pieces trimmed in chain mail and adorned with crucifixes, you can see the collection transform just as a black swan does. 







   The important thing to remember is that ugly ducklings do turn into beautiful swans and after night, comes day! :)

Lost but not forgotten:

Gianni Versace
Amy Winehouse


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pastel Parade

In the spirit of the holiday (Easter...duh), I wanted to post some of the amazing couture pieces of Alexis Mabille! Each piece is monochromatic and vibrant with large tissue paper roses for headpieces, inspired by a photograph of iconic model Lisa Fonssagrives on a beach where her face is suffused with pink from the sunlight coming through her umbrella. A picture of Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier also provided a bit of inspiration for the awesome headpieces!

Lisa Fonssagrives                        Christy Turlington

A few of my favorites from the collection are:

 Rose Gold

Hope this collection inspires all the grey scales to brighten up their wardrobes for the Summer and Spring! The Lisa Fonssagrieves photo (along with Carmen Jones) inspired me to wear my red pleated maxi skirt (photo to come). Stay tuned, I will be doing another post on the Alexis Mabille Ready To Wear Spring -Summer 2012's pretty amazing!

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Happy Easter!