Tuesday, 24 August 2010

christopher kane a/w '10 yes or no?

Christopher Kane's newest collection has left me slightly baffled, I am not sure if I like it but I certainly like the ideas behind it. He has combined two current trends, florals and leather, to make this collection. The leather has a kind of sexy edgish vibe whilst the florals are pretty and sweet so the combination is definitely an interesting one!

Here are the pieces I like from the collection;

This coat sort of makes the flower pattern at the bottom sexy, its like a basic black coat but with some added spice..

The prim collar and bright yellow flowers combine with the shiny leather in a suprisingly satisfying way, she looks like she can be tough but can also be pretty, this definitely appeals to the urban side of me.
This one almost reminds me of some sort of Renaissance dress, (the flowers look like they are taken from some sort of ancient tapestry) except for the fact that its a minidress. I think this would be something I woud hang in my wardrobe and look at from time to time because I liked the intricacy of the flower pattern rather than actually wear.

There were two pieces from this collection that I really didn't like though,

The first picture with the fur collar seems a clumsy nod towards the massive predominance of fur on the catwalks this winter. It also seems to link in slightly with the current trend for aviator jackets but it hasn't been added to the dress with any sort of panache its just stuck on the top of the dress in a way that makes me want to rip it off and throw it away quickly while no-one's looking.

The second dress also seems to be quite clumsily made, the skirt does not sit on the models body properly and what the earth is up with the uncomfortable black stripey thing going on over the front of the skirt?

 Let me know what you think of the collection and whether you would wear any of it?x x x

Monday, 2 August 2010

Rings. . . .

I have decided to post about rings today. I have recently seen bloggers post pictures of themselves with handfuls of rings and I'm finding it really hard to resist the temptation to do the same! To me, rings are amazing things in that they carry so much traditional meaning and they can be a symbol of something so personal between two people. They can also be loads of fun and you can create so many different looks just by using different combinations of rings. Here are some pictures I found in my hunt through the internet;


I love the way that lots of rings can give you a kind of sexy 'armoured' look. Its as if you are shielding yourself from the world around you and also from your own fear of being boring or ordinary by adding pieces of 'ringed' art individual to you. Whenever I put on all my rings they make me feel more structured, each one has its own meaning to me and so by wearing them I am somehow more assured of who I am and where I've come from.

Its amazing to think that people wore rings hundreds and hundreds of years ago and that these rings were involved in showing the political and social status of the wearers through their symbolic use as a representation of class and power.

I would love to have a massive collection of rings to put on my fingers all of which meant different, private things to me. To this end I will post up the different pictures of the rings I have already got in my collection and the ones I hope to get with the explanations behind them as my ring collecting goes!
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