Let me start off by saying that John Galliano x Christian Dior is untouchable. I don’t think there will ever be a collection I won’t find myself in love with. Christian Dior plays in its own league and, for me, is the definition of high fashion, couture & French elegance. For Spring 2010 Galliano sticked to the lingerie theme he first introduced us to in his Fall 2009 couture show where models were pantless and everything was presented with garters and semi-sheer knickers.
What I also really liked were the film noir references. Galliano said he designed this collection with actress Lauren Bacall in mind. Hourglass silhouettes, lamÃ© dresses, short trenchcoats, transparent chiffon gowns – all in all a solid, romantic & feminine collection with the usual, flawless quality you’ve come to expect of Dior and its mastermind Monsieur Galliano. Already looking forward to Spring 2010 Couture.
UPDATE: Just wanted to let you all know that the Sam Edelman “Zoe” booties are now also available at Zappos, Endless and Footnotes. Go grab them if you haven’t already!
Whenever I stumble upon designer knockoffs, I normally post them on my other blog called InTheirCloset.com (go check it out if you haven’t already), but since I know how coveted Sam Edelman’s Balenciaga knockoffs are, I just had to share the news with ALL of my readers.
Remember Balenciaga’s Fall 2006 harness platform boots made famous by Mary-Kate Olsen? Sam Edelman released a great knockoff version called the “Zoe” boot in 2007 and these boots were so popular they sold out super fast. Now, 2 years later, due to popular demand Sam Edelman decided to bring the “Zoe” boot back! If you missed out on these back then, this is your second chance! They are expensive, but still going like hot cakes, so you better hurry and place your order right away as the first shipment of these boots was sold out within 2 days.
Sam Edelman “Zoe” Boots
P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Endless and Footnotes.
Time for a shoe battle. And this one’s a battle between shoe giants! It’s rather seldom to see a high fashion label copying from another high fashion label, but it happens occasionally as in this case. There’s no denying one or the other has been “inspired“, but the question is – WHO?
Personally I prefer the Jimmy Choos because of the heel (you all know much I love an iridiscent high heel), but that doesn’t neccessarily mean that he was the first to come up with the concept for this shoe. Hard to choose. What do you think?
For Spring 2009 Bebe was heavily “inspired” by Balmain. For their latest Fall collection they took inspiration from the darkest creatures to roam the shadows: VAMPIRES! Ever since Twilight has become the next Harry Potter phenomenon letting teenagers faint by the dozen, it is utterly impossible to NOT stumble upon vampires EVERYWHERE.
There are vampire books, vampire movies and a whole lot of vampire merchandise. And thanks to Bebe you can now dress like your favorite vampire. The trend has finally pushed its way into the fashion world.
Bebe’s Fall 2009 lookbook features a dark and moody setting. The color palette is mostly limited to black and the clothes give off this distinct romantic gothic vibe with victorian details like lace, embroideries, hair pieces, frills, ruffles and beaded necklaces.
What do you think of this trend? I find myself liking a few of the pieces and am curious to see more. What about you? Can you imagine being a fashionable vampire fashionista?
BTW: I wanted to know what the fuzz is all about and watched Twilight last week. And while I realize that this film is rather targeted at a teenage audience I really had to pause it once in a while to laugh out loud because the majority of the dialogues were beyond gaudy. Too sticky & sweet.
Balmain is everywhere these days. Everyone and their neighbour is trying to snap up some Balmain 4 less. Jeffrey Campbell has a great pair of Balmain knockoffs. Solestruck has restocked Jeffrey Campbell’s “MEL” Balmain knockoffsâ€¦ AGAIN! They tend to sell out within a few hours, so you better be FAST and order now before they are goneâ€¦ AGAIN!
All UK and European based fashionistas can grab a pair of the Jeffrey Campbell rhinestone sandals at Bunnyhug who are selling them in either black or beige for Â£150. But you better hurry, there are only limited sizes left.
Jeffrey Campbell MEL Studded Sandal
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