Let's start with the good news. Dolce & Gabbana had several lovely striped looks. Breezy, summer on the Mediterranean wonderfulness.
That's really all the positive I have to say. From there, it launched into some of the ugliest prints I've ever seen. It's like they found 16-year-old Casey, the best artist in Mrs. Feeser's art class, to draw conquistadors and Africans who happen to look like potatoes.
Casey was also clearly still inspired by her summer basket weaving class. Lucky for us she got a glue gun for her birthday and was able to glue all sorts of beads and foof to these thousand dollar dresses. If she couldn't fit all the baubles on a dress, Casey just made loud earrings.
All joking aside, this show really angers me. No doubt, you've heard the phrase, "She even look good in a burlap sack." That's because poor people used to wear burlap sacks. My aunts, growing up in Kansas during the Dust Bowl and then waiting out the Great Depression on a southern Indiana farm, wore dresses made from burlap feed sacks. Material was too precious to throw away. So seeing a designer who sells $6,000 gowns making a dress that looks like a feed sack pisses me off. That's not smart design; it's just crass.
October is the perfect month for anyone who loves a dramatic look. Because of Halloween, you can get away with more in the makeup department than you can the rest of the year. You want to try false eyelashes? Go for it. You want to color your eyebrows? Do it. Color outside the lines with eyeshadow? Why not? Live it up so much in October that people will think black lipstick in November is practically normal.
What we looked like in 2009 Ten years ago I created, Fashion Me Fabulous, wrote up a handful of posts, picked a layout and send it all to my friend, Jael. “I’ve started a fashion blog. What do you think?” She gave me a few tips, wrote a couple “guest posts” and before long became my blogging partner. Together, we built a blog and community I could have never built alone. From the end of 2007 to the end of 2014, Fashion Me Fabulous ran regular content about fun, affordable fashion. Jael and I covered fashion week , reviewed fashion books , wrote about fashion history and did more shopping than seems humanly possible to search out the best clothes and accessories . We explored our personal styles , scoured Etsy for unique creations . I watched every single episode of Project Runway and blogged about it. Jael created an amazing presence on Polyvore . We learned all sorts of things about coding and websites and content and graphic design and so on. (You can tell if you look at
Thank you 3.1 Philip Lim! You've appeased my co-desires for wearability and an edge of funk. Love the ruffled sequin tops. Love the layered zips. Love the ruffled shoes. The shoes!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Anna Sui was fabulous Anna Sui with all the prints and colors and tribal influences. Of course, I'm biased in favor of anything that looks like a hippie-gypsy-pirate. Happy! Happy! Again, the shoes are amazing. Kudos to her also for sending out happy models, because smiling should never be out of fashion. Vera Wang, always one of my favorites, was just as sleek, romantic and modern as I would hope. I always like her neutral palette with occasional splashes of color. She used lots of sheer fabrics in this collection, but it's more ethereal than daring. The shiny details also keep things exciting. Image source style.com .