Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Romantic Jumble

I love the photos on The Selby. Something about Selby's photography captures such a romanticism in all the homes and businesses he visits. It's really inspiring seeing how people live and transform a space to fit their lives and reflect themselves. But I've realized something about these photos. All the ones that I love, that are so romantic, are filled with the clutter of everyday life. And when I look at these photos I hope that someday I'll be able to capture that same romanticism wherever I live (or the next time I'm decorating a living space other than a temporary dorm room). Except I don't think I can live with that kind of jumble. So will I every be able to capture that same aesthetic? I guess I won't know until I try.

Monday, September 20, 2010

What is it about London Fashion Week?

I couldn't help but feel bored by New York Fashion Week this year, except for three shows: Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler. These three were all interesting and different from the other shows of the season. I'm not saying I didn't like any of the other shows, because I did. They just stood out among all the cool and classic as new and different from seasons past.

Now, London Fashion Week never fails to excite me. Out of all the fashion weeks it definitely has the most creative (in the obvious sense of the word) fashion and is probably my favorite fashion week to look through. And even though none of my favorite designers show in London, it is always the fashion week that inspires me to dress creatively and fearlessly more than any other. Yet, if I had to choose any fashion week to attend, it would probably be Paris. You can always count on Paris to put out the exquisite that you could stare at for hours and fawn over. So is London Fashion Week just a big, fun fashion party that will be dated in 6 months? I can't really answer that question and I am in no way trying to discredit the work shown there because, obviously, I love it. I guess I love it because when I look at a show, I'm looking for art and intricate design. And art isn't interesting if it's seen over and over again at many different shows.

So that's my two cents. Here are some of my favorites from London so far:
Louise Gray

Mary Katrantzou

And winner of this year's Fashion Fringe: Corrie Nielson