Fall 2011 RTW: Thakoon

I would like to start out by saying that all of the comic-book-coloured plaid is amazing, and every time I see it I imagine a friend of mine saying ‘LESBIANS’ (you know who you are).

My two favourite shades of the season, all warmly wrapped up together in wonderful picnic blanket plaid-y goodness. I actually think the dress on the right is a picnic blanket.

 If one were to wear the dress on the left with the shoes on the left and the jacket on the right (if it is a jacket, I’m still not entirely sure), one would look awesome.

I clearly like the print here, as I’ve got it twice. Prefer the cut on the left, but I love the shoes on the right.

I ❤ that jacket. I’m not sure whether I love that dress or hate it, but it’s certainly getting some strong emotions from me.


Fall 2011: St John/Z Spoke/Rachel Zoe

St John

When I think St John I think little dinky suits which are worn by politicians’ wives. Or by politicians. The Emily Gilmore-type look. I was very pleasantly surprised by their fall collection.
It’s Lily Van Der Woodsen chic. Yet another example of how leopard print can be classy. I love the grey ensemble as well, especially the gloves. 

Sparkly skirt! Sparkly skirt! With leather gloves! Caitlin likey!
Z Spoke by Zac Posen

Seriously beautiful models and great simple shapes. 

 Pair pretty pink dress with pretty black jacket and we’ve got perfection.

Rachel Zoe

I hate Rachel Zoe as a person. I think she’s a massive part of perpetrating the ridiculous standards of beauty which do a great deal of harm to a lot of people. S it kind of bugs me that I love some of her line so much. I feel better when I think about how amazing some of these clothes would look on people of all shapes and sizes (and how much Ms Zoe would disapprove).

SHINY. I want the top on the right so much And the shoes. And on the left: SHINY AND BLUE!

Gorgeous colour on those pants and I think the number of camel coats I’ve been posting says something about how much I want one. 
SOOOO pretty. Military style buttons/sleeves + pouffy wee skirt + brocade = ridiculously cute. 

Fall 2011 RTW: Phillip Lim 3.1

Phillip Lim always has a few things I like.

There’s that amazing blue again. So stunning. And I love the leather sleeves.

That camel coat gives Max Mara a resounding ‘anything you can do I can do better.’

I have no idea what the pattern on that top is, but I love it. And I find it amazing that a dress which is basically a satin shift can look so amazing simply with a bit of lace and a belt.

Fall 2011 RTW: Betsey Johnson, I love you with my whole heart.

Seriously, if there was one show I would have wanted to see in person it’s this one. Not only are the clothes fun and a nice change from the sheer volume of pretentious stuff that gets sashayed down the runway at every fashion week, but it looks like the models had a LOT of fun doing it.

Love love love the cassette sweater on the left and the red leggings on the right. Would love them even more if they could be combined in some way.

Pretty flowers and leopard print EEEEE. Love the dresses. 

The ensemble on the left makes me so so happy. It looks like something a derby girl would wear. Or like something Beth Ditto would wear. I just love it. I put the one on the right up because I am SO SURE Betsey stole it from The Nanny’s wardrobe. 

Someone buy me the tiger t-shirt plz. And the amazing school-lunchbox style top on the right. I’m pretty sure most of the stuff from the right pic on is from Betsey’s new Pink Patch range which will be sold for $100 or less (US obviously, which makes it a wee bit more pricey for NZers, but STILL). EXCITE!

I want that dress I want that top I want those tights. That blue is electric and amazing.  
Sweater, be mine. Be mine forever, we need to be as one person. You can bring along your tartan legging friends and it can be a ménage-à-trois of beautifulness. I would love you more than any other girl could ever love you. And yellow shoes, We can see each other on weekends. Also I feel you’d be good to join our special little family over on the left. 

Okay, so I hate yellow. Especially en masse. But that is amazing. And look at how gorgeous she is and how much fun she is having. Also I believe that it is my destiny to own that black skull jumper. 

OMIGOSH that lightning sweater. With that skirt. AAAAAAA. SO much love. Also that model’s expression is so cute, it’s all ‘yep, I’m wearing the shit out of this awesomely cute outfit.’ And the ensemble on the right looks just like something Jem from Jem and the Holograms would wear. 

I think I want to be buried in those pants. For one thing I imagine they’d be SO comfortable. Not that comfort is really an issue when you’re dead. But I really want them anyway. And the dress (and the shoes).

It would be perfect if the girl on the left was wearing the tights on the right. Also the actress looks like Rachel McAdams. 

I’ve never wanted so many things from one collection in my life. The dress on the left needs to be in my wardrobe now. I’d go nuts and wear it with the red leopard print leggings. 

I love the green snakeskin-y pattern of these, I love the neckline on the dress (but the lightning top with the mini takes the biscuit).

SUCH pretty dresses. Also sleeve tattoo + prom-style dress = awesome (don’t worry mother, I’m still never getting a tattoo, I just think this particular one looks cool). 


I think my brain is overloading. I’ve run out of things to say beyond HUGHBLUGHUB. Except for pointing out how much I want and need those shoes. Not that I’c ever be able to walk in them, I’d put them on my mantlepiece or something. 
YEAH BITCH. I’M SWINGING MY WIG AROUND. And wearing completely fierce red. 
And Betsey herself to finish. If only I could wear yellow…
Seriously folks, there is may more than this, these are just my favourites, go here and check it out. And feel free to buy me any of these…

I can’t believe I didn’t post this at the time

My last post about BCBG reminded me. Oh my word I love this collection. And I just never got around to posting it.

So simple and structured, with such great eye-popping colour. I would very much welcome the last two in my wardrobe and I would make all the other law students jealous.

I really like this ‘floppy/floaty things held in with stuff’ look. That’s a technical term right there.

Gorgeous classic dress shapes with twists.

HUGHBUNGUBHG. I love this. It’s so….. bleh. I can’t explain how this dress makes me feel. Also Blake Lively should wear this.

And when you’re finally sick of all the structured bands of colour – SHAZAM. Big floaty red-black-yellow-grey dress right in your face.

Fall 2011 Couture: Steven Alan

This is the line for the hipster with a credit card. Seriously folks, these guys trendily look bored at Arcade Fire concerts, but they do it in style.

I’m loving the leopard print thing at the moment. Not in a ‘Paula Bennet’s car’ kind of way, but nice and classy, like here. I especially love the little touch of the print with the camel coat on the left.

An even more subtle touch of leopard with the gloves on the left (WANT) and I love the colour of that dress. The coat reminds me of Donna Moss’s coat in that episode in season 7 of the West Wing. I’d put a screencap, but I can’t be assed.

Left: how to pay vast amounts of money to look like you thrifted it. Right: how to pay vast amounts of money to look like you made it. Love the shoes though.

I love the Willow-in-Buffy-the-early-years look on the left. I’m not entirely sold on the straight up and down skirt on the right, but the hat is great.

The left is very Patti Smith in the sixties and I love the red velvet duo with the sexy librarian glasses.

On the left is what I imagine Joni Mitchell would wear.

These guys are like totally amateur photographers. The one on the left inspired that someecards card about killing a band so they’d stay underground (Hee hee. Underground. I maded a punny).

Oh, bless him and his waistcoat buttons.

Fall 2011 Couture: Jason Wu

Yet another designer I’ve never heard of which blows my mind.

Starts off simple but so elegant, I love the little touch of the collar on the right being the same material as the blouse on the left. 
There’s that great pattern again on the left and a very Michelle Obama-esque dress on the right. 
LOVE the colours so much. The cobalt and red that’s everywhere, but slightly muted.
Beautiful lacy patterns, especially on the red sweater.
I love all the long skirts around, especially how Edwardian they look. 
Such a nice collection – simple shapes and lines, but with stunningly complex patterns and bold colours. My favourite things. 

Holy Fashion Show! Mega Couture Round Up Post

I haven’t even looked at the couture shows yet and it’s already Fall 2011 time. So I thought I’d get my favourite couture out of the way now. Be prepared for a mammoth post…

So, couture’s not really my thing to be honest. I like stuff I can point to and say ‘hey! I could wear that’ and giant skirts with crazy stuff draping off them aren’t generally good for going to uni in.

But at heart, every cisgendered, heteronormative girl loves enormous dresses that look like they should be worn by princesses. Or at least I do.

So, here are my favourites from the spring couture lines:

Alexis Mabille

The patterns are so cute and colourful and I love the shapes – especially the use of the mesh-stuff on the neckline of the dress, it creates this gorgeous illusion that the dress is just floating on her.

The blue dress is the most stunning colour and continues on the neckline effect from the last dress. It looks like the sort of thing Liv Tyler wears while she just hangs around her house (Liv Tyler is just Arwen in my head). The dress on the right is such an unusual creation which has so many elements in it. I think the earrings tip the ensemble into over-the-top category, but without them it would be a perfect balance.

I want both of these. Now please. I would keep the red one in my closet (or maybe hanging in my living room) for when I eventually marry Scarlett Johanson and wear the black one to work (it’s black isn’t it?)
They’re so dramatic, but in a simple way which I love. Also I want to live my entire life in that shade of red.

Except when I’m at work. In the black dress.

Armani Privé

This sort of thing really isn’t usually my style. All futuristic and structured. But OH MY WORD Armani can do it. (I LOVE the shiny leggings)

These colours are stunning and the shape of the bodice on the right blows my mind. I want the shoulders on the left too.

The hats are weird, but the rest of the pieces just seem too perfect to me – like they’re from comic books. I can’t even talk about the dress on the right, it is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. And I’m including that Marchesa dress in that assertion.

I mean, look at them? I would never wear any of these and I can’t imagine anyone else wearing them either. But I just can’t stop staring.

Bouchra Jarrar

I’ve never heard of this designer and I don’t have much to say about her designs, except that they’re so cute!

Christian Dior

HOLY WOW. Galliano pulled it out of the bag this time.

SO MUCH SASS. I love these models. They’re so ‘I don’t give a fuck.’ And they’re helped in that by these truly fabulous dresses. They remind me of Carmen Sandiego.

Such a great contrast between the massive colourful dresses and these more muted ensembles. The way these drape is so elegant, very ‘look at me, I’m Audrey Hepburn’

The dress on the left is so beautiful, simple on the top and so pouffy on the bottom. And whoever decided to put that blue and that pink together on the right should be knighted.

“Every duke and earl and peer is here, everyone who should be here is here, what a smashing, positively dashing, spectacle the Ascot Opening Day” really sums up how I feel about these dresses.

Elie Saab

The couturier-célèbre of the Red Carpet (I made up that French, so if it’s wrong, I’m sorry) is always amazing and this selection is no exception.

AHUBBAHUBUHAH. Same colour. Two looks. One giant Caitlin-loves-face.

Christina Hendricks would wear the shit out of the one on the left. I don’t care how pink it is and how red her hair is, it would look AH-MAY-ZING. Clearly they’d have to adjust the bust.

I can see Nicole Kidman wearing the one on the right, she’d look like the ice queen.

The one on the right: WAAAAAAAAANT. Except I’d have to take it up to the point where it would be a top on this model (I’m short).

So cuuuuuuute! I love the Edwardian shapes, they take just enough of the good stuff from that era and mix it with contemporary stuff.

Jean Paul Gaultier

I’m not generally a JPG fan but I like some of this season’s stuff. It’s not quite as ridiculous as it normally is.

I want that dress/coat thing on the left soooo much. I would be so badass on the bus in that. The one on the right is a weird cut, but I love the idea of throwing the tulle on the neckline to sass up a classic look.

SO MANY SPARKLES. I really hope it’s a sequin bodysuit, because I would just wear it around the house. If someone comes to the door, they’ll get a fabulous sequinny me. The dress is WEIRD, but weirdly amazing so I thought I’d better include it.

The difference between left and right is obviously striking, but they somehow seem similar to me. Like two sides of the same era.

Oh my word the dress on the right, the dress on the right. Nineties school-lunchbox colours on a ballgown.