Hey, so fashion is a thing that exists, particularly at the moment in Paris. It’s autumn couture time in Paris, despite the fact that it’s actually summer there right now. I feel sorry for the models. I spotted a few pics around the place and was inspired to continue fashion blogging. This mostly entails me posting my favourites (and least favourites) with commentary.
All photos are swiped from Style.com and it’s worth going and having a look at the whole shows, so I’ll include links for each section. They also post their own reviews and let’s face it they probs have more fashion cred than me. But still. Pretty things are pretty.
So many of my favourite shows in these things are by people I’ve never heard of in my life. Who is Alexandre Vauthier? Are they a person? Or just a brand? I don’t know but they can design the hell out of clothes, so.
The silhouettes of this collection are so great, mixing sharp edges and flowing curves. The limited palette is neither too busy (*cough* Schiaparelli *cough*) nor too dull (*cough cough* Victor and Rolf), but classic and minimal.
I love the combination of the sharp edges and pointy shoulders of the jacket with the drapey top part of the pants. Hate the shoes though. Very early ’00s number one shoe warehouse.
I desperately want to see this on Kerry Washington but in white. Just imagine it.
Love the shape of the bodice juxtaposed with the furry black coat. Here’s hoping it isn’t real fur though.
I’m still completely in awe of how they managed to make a dress that is extremely structured, but also looks like it was originally liquid and was poured on to the model’s body. Beautiful colour too, like champagne or beurre blanc.
I don’t know how I feel about this. I definitely hate the feathery Josie and the Pussycats style one-shoulder sleeve thing, but the colour is so pretty and I like the geometric thing.
I MEAN JUST LOOK AT THIS. IT’S PERFECT. The long sleeves and high slit, the billowy open neckline and the structured bodice AND that gorgeous buttery colour again.
I don’t like this one as much as the last one, but it’s still gorgeous. Rihanna could pull this off deftly, especially seeing as she pulled off this spectacular look recently, despite the haters.
I don’t know. I mean I’m not sure whether I hate this collection because it’s awful or because they decided to feature it on mannequins rather than actual humans. The cynic in me thinks that they went with mannequins because even the models weren’t skinny enough, but I hope that isn’t true.
Anyway this is the only thing that I remotely liked. Very Blair Waldorf.
I usually hate almost everything Chanel does except their makeup. This show was no exception, but there were a few nice pieces. Can someone please get rid of Lagerfeld? PLEASE?
Most of this collection is weird and over the top, but I really like the painted hair.
I feel like this lady should be holding a fencing sword and challenging people to duals.
So pretty! It would look so spectacular in lots of other colours too: crimson, royal blue, purple etc. I kind of want Kate Upton to wear it in barbie pink.
Is it just me or does this look like the gross dress that Anna Chancellor gives Amanda Bynes in What a Girl Wants? Same colour, same ridiculous green tulle.
Tell me these dresses don’t look like they came straight out of Marchesa 3 years ago? That’s why I love them, they have a gorgeous delicate quality.
SPIDERWEBBY LACY WITCHINESS. Hate the weird neck thing though.
This dress seems so ’90s to me for some reason, I think it’s the shoe string straps.
I love the way the white fades into cream at the bottom of the skirt (no, I will not use the word ‘ombre’ as a verb). And the creepy neck thing is gone!
I was really excited about clicking on this slideshow, ’cause I’m pretty sure I’ve liked stuff from this designer before, but I was mostly disappointed. There was this one style of dress that I liked though, the shape is not one I usually go for, but the colour block panels really make it.
Usually, like Chanel, I find Christian Dior to be pretty conservative, but this show had a bunch of stuff I really like. The primary colours and range of textures are interesting and they work well together.
This is so cool, I would like to wear it with a faux-fur bolshevik style hat and leather gloves and stride down cobbled streets in Prague.
Did anyone else watch Art Attack on Disney channel when they were
a kid a tween a procrastinating uni student? This dress reminds me of that, except sexy. I’m not a fan of the weird necklace and I wish that the skirt was full length, but I love it.
Not sure about the different sleeve lengths, but the drapey neckline is great. I even think I like the pantyhose gloves. I think.
I love the way it seems like this dress is just purple and then you realise that it’s little spots of different colours. Mermaid dress.
More primary colours! Someone needs to put this on Jennifer Lawrence, stat.
Well HELLOOOO Marchesa two years ago. But I like it.
These two seem quite business-as-usual, but the colours are great and I like the silhouettes.
PERFECTION! SPECTACULAR! FEMME FATALE WONDERMENT!
This picture is saved as ‘Boob Moustache Peplum Dress’. I feel that this says it all.
Again, never heard of this person, but their designs are gorgeous! The colours are great and I love the floofy skirts. Yes, floofy.
So it may seem like this looks like someone slung a duvet cover around a mini dress, but… OK it looks like someone slung a duvet cover around a mini dress, but I like it anyway. And that is perfect cinderella blue as well.
I love the paring of the black accessories with the delicate florals; nothing is too thick or overpowering.
All I could think of while looking at this dress is that my friend Laura would look amazing in it. With cherry red accessories.
Just when all the blue and grey gets boring, BOOM. Beautiful red rose explosion. Perfect!