I'll just keep it up with NYFW commentaries, because, well, it's fun.
Let's start again with my unexpected favorite: Libertine.
Anyone who can have as much fun with fashion as this guy goes down as a hero in my books. Especially in New York, with a harsh black-loving audience and a blizzard at hand.
Neat skirt, huh?
But seriously. I've never seen a collection so cohesive in its anti-cohesiveness. Each pair of pieces couldn't have been more different from the next.
I mean, look at those patterns. And my picks aren't even the half of it.
I'm particularly fond of the red printed jacket and the crazy tan ensemble. The ability to so beautifully mangle a basic color is true genius, in my not-knowledgable-at-all humble opinion.
Alexandre Hercovitchalso did a great job of defying (and abiding by) the norm. Florals for fall wouldn't typically be something I'd advocate. This iteration is, however, glorious. Just tame enough not to be obnoxious, just busy enough to repel the timidest of suitors.
I mean, can you imagine wearing that floral pantsuit out on a first date?
And this whole tie-around-the-waist fad that The Man Repeller and all her mignons (me) advocate so steadfastly is obviously not going away.
I can jive with that.
I do prefer the high-waisted sit, though.
Never did a brand stay truer to its name than Band of Outsiders.
These exotic females came from a different Dr. Suess-esque land of floppy hats and futuristic grey-heavy ensembles.
Again, loving the baggy sweater over skirt thing. And check out the shoes on the 3rd girl.
I'd join her band any day.
This collection by Prabal is quite different, palette wise, than that set to hit Target stores today - but in a good way.
I'm not ashamed to say that I hate spring and all it stands for - fashion-wise, of course.
Fresh beginnings I'll tolerate.
So these royal cargo designs in monochromatic olive are right up my alley.
And the all-denim peplum number?
What I'm also feeling?
Like yesterday's leather bananda, these strange sartorial additions are something I can see making their way to the street style blogs of '13.
They've got just the right amount of weird to quirk-up any otherwise average ensemble.
Can I also just fawn over the beauty of the all-white bits in the far top left and far bottom right corners? What IS it about that pale monochromatic thing that's got me all tingly as of late!?
Because I obviously can't shut up, I'll continue with this post as I would with a Pinterest board.
Short but not short enough sentence fragments.
Easy color palette.
Print clad suits are still the rage.
Big end-of-sleeve blouse with matching purple boots makin' me swoon.
Baseball cap w/ couture bodycon gown?
Expect to see some less expensive variation of this on yours truly ASAP.
Square big-shouldered sweatshirts.
I would sell a child for the blue striped skirt and accompanying spaceman sweatshirt.
collars collars collars.
I'm sensing a theme.
|Rag and Bone|
The theme continues.
And morphs into chunky jackets too.
|Rag and Bone|
And my all-time favorite favorite favorite?
Because anything that can't be seamlessly worn from a hike in the woods, to a fashion show, to the streets of my some-day city New York, is not worth the hype.
Well Charlotte Ronson, my friends, is well worth it.
Please excuse me while I wipe away my drool.