Super-joy! I just read on Grazia.com (in between furious bursts of productivity of course) that Sonia Rykiel is doing a collection for H&M. I think this could be great – I love her stuff, shown here in this pictures I borrowed from Net-a-Porter.
The first advance will be underwear – I’d be really excited by this but of course it won’t come in my size (I am the opposite of A’s classic pear) but then there will be “female knitwear”, on sale in February. By then I’ll have a job and loads of money!
Rykiel will transfer really well to the high street I think. It’s mainly about whimsicality and lovely colour combinations and won’t be let down too much by a reduction in the cost of the materials. There’ll be stripes, bows and hearts in all likelihood and as I am on a massive girliness drive, this will fit into my plans very nicely, without making me look like Paris Hilton.
Out with spikes and studs!
- See by Chloe £305
After yet another round of wardrobe destruction, A is rather better off in the wardrobe department and I want to see her styling up some of her inherited items in some outfit posts. I have relatively little left in my wardrobe compared to six months ago but purging it all feels really good.
Okay so I have no money and for some reason am puffed up like a pufferfish so not in the mood for clothes shopping, but clicking around online is still a lot of fun. In my dreams, here is what I would buy from all the shiny new items knocking about on NaP. I am after glowing colours, pufferfish-concealing shapes and a little bit of rock n roll edge with black sequins buckles and things. I am very over dressing like a student and when I throw off my pufferfish-induced gloom, I am going to be wearing all the colours and shapes I can find. For now: jeggings and old t-shirt from brother. :(
- Sonia Rykiel, £530
- Donna Karan £930!
I can’t say biker boots are an urgent need in this weather but man do I want these Chloe ones. They look like they could be well-copied by any high street shoe outlet and I so fervently hope they are, soon. My hig heeled Kurt Geiger boots do not get many outings and now that I have sustained foot damage, every day shoes need to be flat. My flat black boots are falling apart and some buckly boots for wearing over my jeggings and looking a bit dodgy in would be just the thing to take their place – a little bit of heel won’t hurt.
I love a good list, and thanks to our friends over at Sparkling Whine, I’ve been poring over fun lists every day I can get myself onto the internet (I’m still waiting for net connection at home, *wail*).
And my love of lists is what got me excited to see Friday’s ES Magazine with its fashion week(s) round up. I devoured every detail of New York, London, Paris, Milan, etc with everyone else, but even I had fatigue despite only surveying the shows from the comfort of my own home. Now, I tend to take ES Magazine with a pinch of salt – the Friday supplement from London’s foremost newspaper, the Evening Standard, has a terrible habit of writing articles about failed property developers and musing over other ‘society’ type stories. But ‘style director’ Gianluca Longo’s ‘Best of’ list was perfect; pithy, light but with enough depth to satisfy a fashionista.
So, here’s my Best of ‘Best of’:
- Best Performance: At Sonia Rykiel’s Paris show, the models managed to walk and talk. And smile, instantly making them more attractive.
Sonia Rykiel AW09
- Best Paris Party; The Gossip played a private gig at the pop up club Fendi-O, watched by bemused looking Karl Lagerfeld. Beth Ditto stage dived into the ‘very thin and fashionable audience’. Brillant, just brilliant.
Marc Jacobs AW09
- Eighties Watch; Neons, big hair and hats at Marc Jacobs in New York; big shoulders & satin at Balenciaga in Paris.
Or “Ae Fonde Dreame”. Guys, there is a severely amazing sale over at Net-a-Porter, which is great for those with some spending money because just look at this selection of now-discounted to a reasonable price zone stuff:
Sonia Rykiel £51.38
Bags of great awesomeness
Marc Jacobs, £126.70
Miu Miu, £364.20
But wait! Let’s hope Net-a-Porter isn’t going to become part of my new favourite game “Which well-known high street chain will bite the dust next”. All this sale-watching is fun but I can’t wait for the new trends to start seeping through. I think in line with recession economics and Luella’s S/S 09 look, we should all wear neon pink frilled minis next year. Or else just bag a t-shirt – last year’s Luella fox print t-shirt is one of my most-worn items.