Lacoste Trench, Dress by Lana
Gucci Shoes, Wolford Tights,
Vintage Traditional Vest, Sticks and Stones Bag
Alexandre de Paris Headband, Swedish Gloves
When we get dressed we don’t just cover our bodies, but we express ourselves. When we buy something that we don’t need, we buy into a dream. When we crave the items presented on a catwalk we start entering into a realm of magic.
During these past harsh economic times this was somehow forgotten as the runways where mostly minimalist and quite austere. And maybe economically we’re still not out of the woods yet. But fashion is blooming again. As Style.com announces: “it’s ok to enjoy clothes again”! Starting with the current Autumn/Winter season and continuing with Spring2011 we have lots to enjoy.
While I loved the new silhouette, especially the new 3/4 skirt length, there where two things that I absolutely adored. First there’s the intricately manufactured shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood 2011 Rodarte platforms, the YSL Mohawk heels, Alexander McQueen Floral Engraved boots, the embroidered Christopher Kane, the heels on the Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton sandals . . . If these don’t make you dream nothing will.
It doesn’t stop here, because femininity is all around, and it’s written in bold prints. And it’s the bold prints that are my second favourite for the Spring season. Although a bit more commercial than its predecessors, Sarah Burton’s show was true to the name McQueen, presenting incredibly beautiful feathers and monarch butterflies prints. Peter Dundas brought new glamour to Pucci with Mediterranean inspired prints, and the tropical silk print sari dresses from Lanvin are perfectly transitioning fall’s colors into spring.
What can I say, prints make my heart sing, from traditional Romanian prints, as above, to animal print dresses, I just bough the cutest leopard print one! Oh yes, I think my love affair with leopard has only just begun because I saw such a nice pair of leopard peep toe wedges at Very that it would be a shame not to get them. Still, leopard is definitely not the only thing available, so be prepared for a print overload on next season’s outfits.
As for this outfit, I took your advice and added even more red into the mix. I’ve paired the cotton dress printed with traditional motifs made by my friend Lana with a 100 years old vest that I found at an antiques market. And topped everything off with this amazing trapeze shaped red trench. Maybe a bit ‘red ridding hood’-y I’ll say that, but what’s wrong with playing around more and bringing some fairytale magic into our lives? 🙂

Now go put on something nice and ☆ dream ☆