Saturday, 18 February 2012

Chris Benz Fall 2012

(From FashionEtc review) “I definitely do love a good musical,” Benz told FashionEtc. “We were looking at all this old footage of Judy Garland and Dolly Parton and all those old Christmas specials from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and we were really trying to recreate that spirit for our girl.
The scan

“For Fall, we were loving the idea of dressing up again,” he said. “Everybody really understands how to be casual, but there’s something to be said for dressing up to go some place.”
Now all the Benz girl needs is somewhere to go, because with this collection, she’s got plenty to wear: sequined floral tunics, layered scarves and petticoats, trim little trousers and bright jackets, touches of fur, and plenty of ebullient prints, all put together with that magpie, more-is-more styling sensibility that Benz has become known for.
 The photograph - so you can see the glitter better!

Well I just love this bright and cheerful collection!!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2012

Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss writer who traveled extensively in North Africa in the late nineteenth century. She usually wore men's clothing, because she had more freedom of movement that way. In one photograph from her brief life, Eberhardt is dressed as a sailor. This woman inspired Ann Demeeulemeester's Spring 2012 collection.

The creature Demeulemeester created was part androgyne, part decadent, a poetic hybrid of East and West. Demeulemeester imagined a European wardrobe "infected" by the tribal dress her explorer encountered. That might start with something subtle like a striped, tailored blazer with tassels dangling off its buttons, or a trenchcoat de-structured till it was a soft kimonolike wrap. In the middle somewhere, there were slouchy openwork knits and a jacket over-embroidered to look utterly exhausted. Then came the more exotic pieces: the black silk tulle caftan with a trim of beads, the embroidered waistcoat with a trail of fringes. A sheer asymmetrical top and skirt appeared in an ombré that evoked a dust storm.

Ann Demeulemeester; Poetic and beautiful - making physical what many women are dreaming about. 

Thursday, 16 February 2012


I changed the paper for ordered prints from my Etsy shop. I now print on A4 Bio Top 3 paper, 250grams. Looking good!