15 March 2010

The Year of the Yeti, or Paris Part Deux

In the hopes of just tying this up, I am about to upload a small village of images. If you recall, fashion shows have been in full swing since the last week of January and I'm kind of ready to move onto something else (specifically my other two sadly neglected blogs and the final revisions of the Wordpress blog). So let's do this, shall we?

The Year of the Yeti

I'm not entirely sure why this has occurred. Do you think maybe it's Karl's middle finger on the rumor that's going around that maybe he's retiring, Chanel did not renew his contract and that maybe he is being replaced by Albert Elbaz? I'm not sure; I like the non-Yeti part of the designs in the second image but otherwise...I'm just not sure, Karl. I'm just not sure.

Ungaro sans Lohan

You will never hear me say this again but I'm not sure Lindsey is what screwed up Ungaro. I dare say it was never meant to go right at all because this collection, sans Lohan, was not a whole lot better than last, minus the pasties. I am just not a fan. It looks like anything you could buy at H&M. Maybe I missed something. I kind of like the draping in the second look and I like the color of the third look but I was already so unimpressed by the time of their arrival that it was like good words falling on deaf ears. I'm not getting the abundance of those belt-tastic things in image one either; she had them in every color and they were kind of like rubberbands of non-greatness.

Bambi Lives

I really loved this dress from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac until my eyes focused and I realized what it was. And then I started having flashbacks. Not a fan of Bambi. Kara does not like.

I did, however, like these from the same designer.

So those were my "not so much" picks. Let's move on to the...

Um, maybe

Vivienne Westwood
(I love Vivienne, did I mention that?)


Junya Watanabe


Barbara Bui


Veronique Leroy

Tsumori Chisato

Talbot Runhof


The more I look at most of these (above and below), the more I really like them; maybe even love. I don't really ever dislike anything from a runway simply because, hey, someone's putting it out there. What a risk, whether we like it or want to wear it or not; it takes a lot to put a collection out.

These fell into another folder, simply entitled...


Isabel Marant


Haider Ackermann

Giambattista Valli


Miu Miu


Jean Paul Gaultier

John Galliano

Issey Miyake

Vanessa Bruno

Thierry Mugler

Sonia Rykiel

Rue du Mail




Dear Lord. Until September...


  1. Dude, WTF? (As in, What the Frock?) After the previous shows, I really thought we were in for more than yetis and bambis on parade. Maybe all the designers decided to start dropping acid again.

  2. Gorgeous looks!

    I just came across your blog!

    It is lovely!