topshop is making the moves on toronto! +1 reason i am excited to move back.
they are beginning by selling their merch in the boutique jonathan + olivia on ossington.. you know, the one with the stop-in-your-tracks intriguing windows filled with all your casual needs? where you go to buy apc, acne, and isabel marant etoile (!!!)?
this is exactly what topshop did in new york with opening ceremony right before they opened their store. very exciting!
source: toronto star. images: marcustroy.com
* marnie and kim are not the girls in the picture. marnie took that photo of two other girls who looked so lovely in the space
i secretly dream of only wearing louis vuitton clothing sometimes. its a perfect mix of fantasy and luxurious reality. the fall 2010 show romanced me in quite the same way the spring 2007 show did. it just took me to another planet.. i think that planet is in france.. i have grown very fond of mr jacobs in the last few years for his ability to act so instinctually with his collections. they can vary so much from season to season which i admire (also why balenciaga continues to intrigue me season to season), he is always on point with styles/themes that im into, yet he always seems to go into different directions than other designers. as a sidenote, if you have not seen the documentary "marc jacobs and louis vuitton", do it immediately! your life will improve as a result.
remember this post when i mentioned that i think curves are going to become trendy again? well i was watching my beloved fashion television yesterday, and there was a whole story about all the curvy models that were sprinkled throughout the fall fashion shows. crazy! and the variety looks great as far as runways go.. i noticed that even some of the silhouettes and materials used for the clothes were a bit heavier... honourable mentions: prada, mark fast, and louis vuitton (amongst others).
after being out of academia for almost a month, i realized i commited to speaking at a conference* this weekend so i am back in my old friend the library. i dont know about you, but i love libraries... natural light, the smell of books, being surrounded by so many ideas that help mold your own.. only enhanced by the inappropriatness of speaking to the people around you. a flaneurs haven in a sense. its very romantic too, the idea.. young minds in old scholarship trying to move things forward....
*english conference about material culture. so im talking about poster art from the belle epoque, specifically toulouse-lautrecs (shocker!) rendering of modernity through fashion, sexuality, and caricature. title quote from monsieur lagerfeld, “this is what i think is modern. its like wearing a couture jacket with a pair of jeans”
image reblogged from veronicahhh
behold the genius...........perfection! it is the nature of our consumer culture to believe that our fantasies can be satisfied through purchasing commodities. more often than not, these purchases do not change your life in quite the way you assume they will. i can confidently say that owning garments from the row line will change your life. the integration of these precisely cut basics into ones wardrobe will very likely bring together many classic yet contemporary looks. in addition, you will feel attractive and confident in these advanced cuts.
since summer is taking its time to get here, i can still marvel in the range of trenches and camel coloured coats which are plentiful right about now. i wish the middle image was clearer because the lace bottom of the trench is stunniiinnng, i love that designers are still playing around with this classic.