Monday, December 29, 2008

Jennifer Connelly in Prada Spring 2009

Jennifer Connelly is one of those actresses who look chic and fashionable no matter what you dress her in. She has a very unique approach to red-carpet-dressing and is not afraid of wearing Balenciaga pieces that various critics deem 'unwearable', 'unmarketable' and not 'realistic'. Jennifer is BOLD and daring with both her film roles and her fashion choices. Here we dressed her in Prada Spring 2009. The crumpled imperfection set against Connelly's clean and sophisticated demeanor really work for us, don't you think?

Chloe Sevigny in Balenciaga Spring 2009

So the Balenciaga collection by Ghesquiere was GENIUS. I loved it loved it loved it. And what a profound statement Nicolas made when someone asked him "Is this the future?" and he responded with "No, for me this is Balenciaga for today.". Of course I'm paraphrasing a little but he was completely and utterly right.

How many times can we look into the past and reach for the distant future? We need fashion for TODAY.

Now, I've seen Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Connelly wearing the metallic dresses from the collection and honestly - they looked like boring party dresses. To make it interesting one needs to either keep the jersey-tops worn underneath OR the leggings and shoes combo. Not both. One or the other.

So without further ado - Chloe Sevigny in Balenciaga Spring 2009. So avant-garde yet soooo chic, no?

We're BACK !!!

Summer is here and we're ready to create NEW looks with the brilliance that was Spring 2009.

I won't bother reviewing any of the collections since everyone is entitled to their own opinions and the subjectivity of fashion means that we shouldn't force our reviews/opinions/frustrations on the free world *cough* STYLE.COM *cough* :)

But heres my highlights from Spring 2009...

TOP 5 Collections according to Yves Yves

1. Balenciaga
2. Jil Sander
3. Burberry
4. Calvin Klein
5. Prada

Disappointments of the Season
1. Yves Saint-Laurent
2. Lanvin
3. Nina Ricci

Model of the Season
Sigrid Argen

Suprise of the Season
Dolce & Gabbana

Shoes of the Season

Those, potentially iconic Prada shoes. They will go down in history as both some of the most intriguingly beautiful shoes but also the most dangerous shoes, no?

Bag of the Season

Nothing particularly unique on the runway this season. Although, I must say those metallic-alligator-crocodile clutches from Balenciaga are seriously damn COOL.

They're the perfect accessory for Spring/Summer. I can see Ashley Olsen wearing one with her uniform of The Row
t-shirt and ksubi jeans, no?