I was re-acquainting myself with Kirsten Dunst’s style of semi-yore when going through said super-old inspiration folder, and it made me realize how apathetic I am towards her look these days. I mean, this just might have to do with her current whereabouts, but it made me miss the days when she hadn’t fully grunged herself out yet. She’s always had sort of an unkempt French chic thing going on (well, more than any other Hollywood It Girl), and her outfits were always so simple yet alluring. She makes that canvas APC bag look just as good as her Chanel, and I loved the fact that she didn’t wear trendy sweat pants back when it was all about Juicy, she instead had actual elastic ankle ones and made them look cooler. Sigh. Hopefully she’ll get better soon.
Rodarte presented ethereal taken to a whole new level, complete with macabre accessories and tights that looked to be made of apocalyptic spiderwebs. Awesome. If I owned just one of these dresses it might render the rest of my wardrobe completely unnecessary, I’m thinking. And the high fashion/borderline fetish footwear trend lives on.
Of course, any self-respecting Japanese horror film inspired collection wouldn’t dare go without eyeball rings and fingerless leather bandage wrap studded gauntlet gloves…
All pics, style.com.
Margherita Missoni at the Opening Ceremony party in what looks like something Christopher Kane would design for American Apparel, I’ll post the designer as soon as I find out.
My favorites from Alexander Wang’s show this week..I first fell in love with him after I read an article in Vogue about how he found early inspiration in the skater kids of San Francisco, and proceeded to promptly become infatuated with his high waisted skirts, vest dresses, and the most perfect basics imaginable, which were all styled to perfection to heighten desirability to intolerable levels.
I was beyond excited to witness the fruition of the Wang and Wasson teamup and so happy to find it was worth all the hype. Tough and boyish, the clothes channeled raw sexuality with daring cuts and the clashing of beaten up denim and leather and fluid knits. I’m not even minding the runny tights – in conjunction with oversized zipper boots, scrunchy black legwarmers, almost grim-looking skull caps, and the most perfect long vest ever created, it all blends into one gloriously cohesive collection that I kind of want one of everything from. It seems Erin has also been at work styling his website imagery, as everything below also rather screams the uncomplicated mussed-up cool that has become her signature.
(click here to watch a video of Erin and Alex in the studio..)
PS if you’re a size 7 and love the boots in the last photo as much as I do, I’m selling what is pretty much the exact same pair in my store here. And I will be madly jealous of whoever wins them because they were just a smidge too small for me and I so NEEDED them to fit! Much woe.
Runway and Erin images, style.com. All others, alexanderwang.com.
I’m wearing the top untucked for a more casual look but I think I like it equally both ways. I ordered these shoes last week from Endless and am thus far quite pleased. Supple leather, endless straps and buckles, and a relatively friendly wedge heel. I was going to hold off on them until I couldn’t stand not owning them any longer, but Zappos started running out of sizes and I caved. No will power against the Balenciaga-alike shoes…
Top, thrifted Gap. Lame skirt, American Apparel. Bangle, vintage. Bag, Charlotte Russe. Sandals, Nine West.