Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Givenchy Spring 2010 Menswear


























Gawd, I don't I don't even know where to begin with this collection. I think I loved everything that Riccardo Tisci had to offer for Givenchy's Spring 2010 Menswear line, and I think anyone who doesn't is dumb (sorry, I had to say it). I'm glad that menswear is finally getting some elegance and masculinity back, and I'm also glad that Tisci is continuing to be one of few designers to keep his model selection diverse and masculine. It really is refreshing to see manly men wearing high fashion, as compared to the sickly, feminine looking waif boys that many designers cast in their shows.
Let's see...I loved the play on black and white, the leggings with shorts (for those who know me, I tried really hard to bring leggings into menswear this past fall and winter seasons!), the North African prints, loose, yet fitted silhouettes, and God, I can't forget the shoes! Those gladiators are INSANE! Well, I could sit here all night and rant about how amazing this collection is, but you all have eyes, and you can let the images above speak for themselves.
Check out the rest of Givenchy Spring 2010 here:

Monday, June 29, 2009

trend alert: fall 2k9


Julien MacDonald Embroidered Suade Stingray Jacket

Miss SIxty Leather Shorts

Miu Miu Bleached Jeans





Balmain Leather Jacket


Remember the post I did on leather being on trend for the fall? Well I was right! I've been seeing leather, studs, and an all around biker chic trend all over fashion sites, blogs and magazines. I was on the Elle Magazine website and discovered the "Biker Glam" trend for fall and I decided to post a few pieces that I found really haute. It shouldn't be too difficult to find knock-off pieces that I featured, so recreating these looks and following this trend should be a piece of cake this fall. I like to think that I had something to do with this new fall trend because of my previous post, but we all know that it was just another coincidence! Let's see what I "coincedentally" predict for the following season.

inspiration

























It was only today that I discovered Jak&Jill Blog. Where has it been all my life?!?! I'm in love, but I'm even more in love with these images that I found on the site from this past month's Fashion Week. I want EVERYTHING from these photos. I can feel a lot of DIY's and themed thrifting in the near fall season! Check out Jak&Jill Blog for more photos like these!

LB_look of the week

Sacha
18 yrs old
Paris.
I've haven't seen all black done this chic in awhile, though I wouldn't suggest wearing an outfit like this in the hot summer heat! But I do love how everything looks so good together...it really is a great cohesive look. I actually own the oversized tee that Sacha is wearing in the photo (which happens to be from American Apparel) because it is a very versatile piece. I'm wearing mine as I sit here doing this entry as we speak! I like the layered necklaces (which was DIY), and although I'm not one for headbands, I do approve of how it's used in this look. From the contrasting oversized vs slim silhouette (which I'm I'm oh-so-fond of), this look certainly gets an A+ from me this week, and gives another meaning to "garcon noir"!

hiatus

Sorry guys for being MIA for awhile, but it's been a very busy 2 weeks for me. I've been looking for a job, and celebrating my good friend's birthday with a week long celebration!. But now that's over, and I'm back! The only problem now is trying to find something to blog about!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

LB_look of the week


Annabu...
21 yrs old
I love this whole look. It's simple, chic, and very funny. Annabu actually made the jacket and the tshirt herself, which pokes fun at the legendery Karl Lagerfeld. I also think it's clever that this look is entirely black and white, which happens to be what the Chanel brand is famously known for. I got inspired by Annabu's look, and created my own "fashion" tee. Here it is:


I did a play on words of Yves Saint Laurent's initial. I love it.

Indian Summer: Kimchi Satchel

Call me a little obsessed, but I'm seriously taking this entire Native American inspired summer fashion to heart...So much, that I've decided to call my entire summer devoted to these fashions Indian Summer (clever, huh?) Well, here's something for the ladies who want to take part in Indian Summer. This is the Kimchi Blue Braided Satchel from Urban Outfitters.


This bag incorperates metal studding on the sides (a big trend for the season), and a feather trimmed zipper pull, which gives it that Native American flair. It comes in mustard and brown, but brown would be your best choice because the mustard isn't appealing at all. Get the Kimchi Satchel for $68 exclusively online at urbanoutfitters.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

is there a DOCtor in the house?

Streetwear is my forte, and that's the area of fashion that I'm thinking about going into, so it's been brought to my attention a current trend that I've been seeing on a lot of on streetwear blogs: the return of Doc Martins. Not since Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement of the 90s have these big, clunky boots been somewhat "on trend", but now, they seem to be making a strong, and not so ugly comeback. The company has introduced a new Vintage collection that are replicas of the first boots produced on April Fools Day, 1960, and they come in brown, black, and a very nice, and popular, wine color. An alternative to the vintage, retro collection would be the bright, neon and pastel colors that Doc Martins offer. Ladies are pairing up their Doc Martins with light summer dresses or floral prints to achieve a tough, yet feminine look, while guys wear theirs with super skinny jeans, with a look reminiscent of the British Punk era in decades past. I'm a little on the fence on how I feel about these boots, but I think if I continue to see lookbookers, facehunters, and other streetwear mavens pulling off their boots so effortlessly, I may have to purchase a pair for the upcoming fall and winter months.

Monday, June 8, 2009

it's come to my attention..

...that I have a lot of items on my wishlist. But then again, who doesn't? What's wrong with wanting a lot nice things??

Nothing.
That's all

on my wishlist


I know that this tote has been around forever, but I just really want one. It's by one of my favorite designers, and it's perfect for school. I found a really cheap one on ebay for only about $40, so when I get the chance, this bag will def go from my wishlist, to my shoulder.

LB_look of the week

Ragnar
19 yrs old
Finland
In celebration of my whole indian (native american for you people who are concerned with being politically correct) inspired summer wardrobe, I crown Ragnar for having the Lookbook look of the week. I love his feather necklace, which he says is DIY, so that's something that I'm looking forward to making once I'm back home from vacation. His entire look is exactly how I want to pull off my indian summer look, oversized tee, slim silhouette on the bottom, and sandals... I'm just jealous because I won't look as skinny as him :( Oh well, I can't have everything.
Thanks Ragnar for a great look and inspiration.
Check out more of his chic looks: http://lookbook.nu/user/39944-Ragnar-O

Saturday, June 6, 2009

on my wishlist


It all started with a wolf sweatshirt from Urban Outifitters over a year ago. Now, it's gone from a wolf sweatshirt, to dream catcher necklaces and moccasins. I don't know why I have a sudden urge to change my wardrobe to all things Native American this summer, but I'm following that urge. To help me achieve this look, I really want to purchase these two-button boot moccasins by Minnetonka. I tried on a pair today at a little native american shoppe in Orlando and instantly fell in love. They're comfortable and will look perfect with a pair of denim cutoffs and a simple tshirt this summer. Once my wallet isn't on empty, I'm most def going to buy a pair.