Sunday 25 September 2011

And she closed the Katy Eary show Under Kanye West's eye...

While I finally cut out my Burda blouse. . .  goddaughter had a good London Fashion Week and after New York and London, she's now doing Paris. Kanye West attended the Katy Eary show "walked" to his music, so here is H. closing the show in the last evening dress as Mr. West approves.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

And she also "walked"Chris Benz.

Here's a great shot of goddaughter H on the Chris Benz runway in New York this week. With her height, she can really carry off this kind of vivid look.

Sunday 11 September 2011

Goddaughter "Walking" Vivian Tam and Duro Olowu Shows in NY's Fashion Week

H. is doing great this week, "walking" New York's Fashion Week for designers like Vivian Tam and Duro Olowu. What she's "thinking" about is her BA thesis due this year at university.

Saturday 10 September 2011

First blouse of the season, (okay, don't yawn) Burda 128a October preview

My eldest brought me home a beautiful silk crepe de chine from India in teal blue and tobacco paisley which is going to be this blouse from Burda (above), although the ruffled one (below) was a runner-up. The October issue of Burda is crammed with classics (if like me, you've already fashioned your way through the 70's, it's a bit of a retread season, nonetheless.) There are classic full-length coats, fitted blazers, draped blouses, straightforward trousers. 

I'm actually getting more fashion sense from Burda Easy which showed trousers in silk velvet with an enclosed ankle which looked pretty cool after all the cropped skinnies. (on the right.) I'm showing the fashion photo because I noticed how much the Burda Easy military jacket on the left in the photo resembled the military jacket shown in the Mother Daughter feature in the September Burda. Notice the features they changed to make it easier for beginners. (Thanks to the book Theatre Shoes, I will never hear the word "beginners "without hearing the echo, "Overture and Beginners, please." The curse of a literate childhood.)

Thursday 1 September 2011

Gorilla Sleeves

I was recently taken with this coat, which pushed a lot of buttons (60's silhouette, useful black fabrication, touch of leopard glam) as I considered my new autumn "coat sew." Burda slyly underplayed this one in their recent September issue, making it simply part of an animal print feature:Modell PhotoAnd then I caught this in a recent edition of InStyle (I was just buying it for my daughter, honest, officer!)
and I start to see the idea. When you look at the YSL, Carven and Vuitton "gorilla sleeves," they certainly carry the King Kong conviction that Burda has shied away from, but I'm tempted.