balenciaga & demna: fall RTW 2016

I feel like I need this blog post to rant this week. Balenciaga (my favorite) has shown it’s Fall Ready-to-wear collection. They have a new creative director since Alexander Wang left. Demna Gvasalia of Vetements is the new creative director and showed his debut collection. I really do not know how to feel about this collection. I think Demna brought his aesthetic to Balenciaga however I’m not sure how they mesh. I can see the influence of Cristobel Balenciaga in the use of the cocoon shapes, the leather jacket and the tailoring however I’m struggling with the flowy dresses and those candy cane stockings (and together?).

Photos: Monica Feudi

I love a good tailored suit, or anything tailored really but I think tailoring is about being flattering to the body. On some looks I can see that. But on others I don’t like it – the above two being a prime example. While I don’t like it, the one of the right Is definitely more wearable. I think that jacket could look great if styled correctly. Plus the matte black stockings remind me of the collection Alexander Wang did with the half white half black stockings (One of my favorites).

Photos: Monica Feudi

This kind of tailoring I think is great. The jacket in the middle is the same cut as above however it’s much more flattering with pants. I’ve never been a huge fan of the stirrup pants but I like it here. While she is wearing a puffer jacket (they’re literally all over the runway right now – particularly Stella McCartney) the turtle neck is to die for. I love turtle necks! And the royal blue shoes with the jewels are great. Combine that with the red of the jacket and you’ve got a killer look.

Photos: Monica Feudi

These two looks are the ones that annoy me. The one on the right isn’t as bad. I think with the detailing on the skirt hem it looks okay, but i pattern? It reminds me of that Givenchy collection. The one that Kim Kardashian wore to the met gala and looked like an old couch? The one on the left also has potential. Without those candy cane tights and with a great pair of strappy heels that could be a great summer dress (very Chloe). I just don’t get the tights?! Perhaps this is Demna’s point though? To alienate us a bit? Vetements is famous for street style, and for things a bit out there so I wouldn’t be surprised.

Photos: Monica Feudi

Surprisingly I like these looks as well. While the middle one seems slightly messy (very Demna) he’s tapped into Balenciaga’s amazing leather jackets. I think this one is great.The other two looks also tap into Balenciaga’s identity. They’re soft but strong. I think this is also due to the hair and makeup, not to mention those killer boots. The shoulderless jackets and sweaters make these looks feminine and elegant but also powerful.

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Photos: Monica Feudi

Lastly I LOVE this! The metallic embroidery with that bit of black behind it is amazing. I would definitely wear this, with the boots and without! Demna has repeated the hem detailing once again on this dress and I think it works so well.

So while I don’t like some looks. I love some, probably the ones more true to Balenciaga’s identity. I think perhaps it will take time to get used to Demna’s style and designing. I love him at Vetements but as I said, I think I need to get used to him. Anyways it’s probably a good thing I’m not in love with everything because I wouldn’t be able to afford it in Europe! Also I feel like I should apologize if I have any spelling mistakes! My computer keyboard is dying. Meaning I need to buy a new laptop, which I’m dreading – It’s going to cut into my Europe fund. I’m literally like “Do you want a new bag? Or do you want a new laptop?” I’m leaning towards bag hahaha Anyways I hope you’ll all have a fab week! I feel better now I’ve gotten my thoughts on Demna and Balenciaga off my chest!! But let me know what you guys think of the collection! I’d love to hear some other opinions.

T x

 

 

All Photos: Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv
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sheer for summer

My lord it is hot today! I’m currently in an air conditioned room recovering from today (I had uni).I have to say I struggle on days like today because all I want to do is wear shorts and a singlet, but days like today were created for easy-breezy boho dresses.

This dress is actually quite new. Its from Morrison’s. My mum took me in (I’ve never been in before) and I really like some of their stuff. The materials are beautiful and it is an Australian brand. They also have a drawing of a dog on their bags! The store was actually named after the dog (who unfortunately is dead now – they have a new dog now guys so put away the tissues).

Its actually a slip with a dress over it. Even though it’s two pieces it’s still quite sheer, but it looks amazing when the sun shines through it. Now I have to say I did not wear this to uni. While beautiful Louboutin’s  are not made for walking. But you can wear this dress with these kind of heels, sandals, anything really. I wear it to work with my blue velvet Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats.

Guess what? This dress is now on sale (just my luck). Of course I payed full price for it. You can find it here:

Morrison Pippin Dress 

Anyways, I’m off to start some of my many assignments. Wish me luck! (PS. Guys! I’ wearing white!)

T x

meet stuart.

Hi guys!!

I went shoe shopping. I said I wouldn’t but what kinda fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t shop (a shit one. that’s what i’d be). But I don’t want to buy anything else until I’m in Europe (I say that now). Anyways, I first saw these shoes in this color on Gigi Hadid. Technically, I already own a pair but I have them in black. But these babies are the perfect brown beige.

They’re called the ‘Highland’ boots by Stuart Weitzman. I adore Stuart Weitzman!!! I have 4 pairs of Stuarts, three being boots – Highlands and Lowlands. I also have the Nudistsongs. Its an addiction. They’re just so simple and they all look so beautiful and fit so well.

Weitzman’s are also comfy!! Plus they come in these really cool purple boxes. And they make your legs look super nice (Stuart Weitzman should be paying me for this free advertisement – preferably in shoes). I’m slightly annoyed though because its too hot to wear them right now (first world problems)!

At the moment I’m working 6 days a week and I’ll be back at uni in 2 weeks (also 6 day weeks with work). I’m kinda dreading it! But I’m just trying to think of my holiday in June! I’ve started booking plays and restaurants and I’m getting super excited. I might do a blog post of some of my planned shopping destinations!

T x

a little bit about me… and my leather jacket

Hey everyone,

While I’m sure you all know it was Christmas yesterday (merry christmas by the way), I’m still re-living the moment I found this leather beauty under the tree. I’ve been in love with this jacket since the moment I saw it. I found it at Maje (one of my favorite stores) who at the moment has leather jackets everywhere (I died). This one caught my eye because its so unique. It’s a classic biker jacket shape but with a bit of attitude from the white writing and stars painted down the sleeve.

While this jacket was expensive ($940), leather jackets are an investment piece which last a life time (I’m a firm believer in investment pieces – maybe because it makes me feel better about spending so much money!). Not to mention that a good leather jacket is lightweight and will keep you warm and stylish at all times!

I paired this jacket with a Calvin Klein Bralette (which seem to be everywhere right now) and a pair of Calvin Klein high waisted jeans, but I later swapped to black Zara pants (only 40 bucks!). But lets be honest… this jacket goes with anything and everything.

Maje ‘BLUES’ Screen Printed Leather Jacket

Calvin Klein ‘Modern Cotton Bralette’ in Black

You can find the jacket online here: http://us.maje.com/en/features/new-arrivals/blues/H15BLUES.html or if you’re in Australia at David Jones.