Les nouvelles revues, ce qu'un plaisir!
SO. Clearly anyone who isn't banned from society knows this is a big season, with shapes shifting and morphing and all kinds of yummy things going on. And if you
didn't know that, you would be informed by reading my last five posts, because I simply can't shut my jabbering mouth about it. Also you could look at the magazine stands, that would be a helpful clue as well. But the pictures in W...can I even explain how wonderful they are? I've always loved W because I am also a photographer hence the large pages and smoky, artsy shoots are trés intruiging. But this issue, W really outdid themselves. Witty, smart articles? Check. Fabulous, large pictures, that are not only up to artistic standards, but acutally showcase the clothes as well? Check. Over 500 pages? (A necessity for a fall issue, of course you knew that though...) Check. Fantastically, stupendously, supercalifragilisticexpialidociously SUPER? CHECK.
I hope someone from W reads that, and knows what a good, loyal reader I am. And maybe buys me some Alaïa boots. That would be an apt show of appreciation for my praise. They don't even have to tie them with a bow or mail them with tissue paper, a cardboard box would be just fine, really.
Kidding. Not really. But, leaving my warped little fashion obsessed world for a moment, into my more normal world of fashion obsession...
HOW 80's does Lindsay Lohan look on the cover of Elle? I can pracitcally SMELL the Rave hairspray emitting from the pages. And I like it. It's so....fresh and new. Even though it's old...it's an inexplicable new that can't be comprehended unless you either a) are obsessed with, well, fashion. (like me..) or b) lived through the 80's and realized that people who are smarter now than then are picking through the best trends of the decade and enhancing them with classier accessories and a more pulled together way of wearing them...a little more Ali Mcgraw, a little less Maddonna. Although Maddonna is quite nice in some stages of her chameleon-esque life. But not in those new H&M ads. No, definitley not in those new H&M ads. What ARE those H&M ads? Retail for backup dancers? No, thanks, I had my share of Juicy tracksuits. And even those are more attractive than H&M for Godsakes.
I'll stop ranting. But only to show you some yummy things that I've found while turning senile, rampantly flipping pages to magazines that I will read 10 times more. Oh, fall. What would I do without you?
Okay, first I'll show you these little things called COATS. Jackets, capes, cropped, pea, Jesus H. Christ I could go on forever. But I won't...I'll just show you my favorites:
^This Milly coat is absolutely fabulous and classic and I suggest you all buy one. Or two, in case it's really cold. Milly
Another new favorite--the Burberry Prorsum and Derek Lam trenches with tons of lovely fur smattered all over it.
^Derek Lam cotton coat with fox cuffs,price upon request, visit Vivre.com
^Fox-fur-trim trench, Burberry Prorsum, price upon request, at Burberry stores nationwide.
And besides coats, which are a necessity in autumn/winter, there are also the new bags and shoes which we must wear to cover our little freezing feetsies. I must say, the accessories collections that came churning out on the runways this season are a bit schizophrenic. The styles sway from either polished classiness (Zack Posen, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs) or a cross between Auntie Mame and a gay Mick Jagger on acid (Prada, Chanel, YSL, Gucci). Clearly, my tastes tend to run more towards the former than the latter. Who would have thought?
^Quilted cord bag, Marc Jacobs, $1,850, call 212-924-6126
I am simply estatic that Zac Posen branched out into a (albeit small) handbag line, because the results are so Jackie O traveling on a steam locomotive circa 1850, that it's almost as if she designed them herself. And I LOVE it.
^Leather bag, Zac Posen, $1,400, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
^Crocodile bag, Zac Posen, price upon request, at Marissa Collections, Naples, FL
^An example of the Jagger-esque accessories. It looks more like a regal ostritch, perhaps the leader of the flock, does it not? Just make sure it doesn't lay an egg and everything's alright. Sequin bag, Prada, price upon request, at select Prada stores nationwide.
^ And, of course, it wouldn't be a Chic Caniche post if there wasn't at least one pair of gorgeous-stunning-fabulous shoes featured somewhere within it. These happen to be Christian Louboutin, my absolute favorite. Crepe-de-chine-and-leather peep-toe shoes, Christian Louboutin, $790, at Christian Louboutin, NYC
I'm also strangely fond of the Gucci platforms, even though I'm sort of repulsed by platforms, wedges, and espadrilles. I think it's the skinny heel that makes them, well, rather appealing. Stunning, even.
^Gucci platform sandal, Saks Fifth Avenue
Another obsession--anything in the fall season of 3.1 Phillip Lim. Hands down, the man is a genius.
^Cashmere cardigan, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $483, at Traffic, L.A. Also try Neimans or Bergdorfs. Are you not drooling over the dainty lace/heavy wool combination?! I know you are, so stop it, and go get it for yourself. Put an end to the deprivation. Immediately.
Another reason I can't wait for it to get cold--THIS SWEATER:
^How freaking cute is this offbeat cardigan?! I want it. Nownownownownow. Original Penguin
Alright. I admit this post was as scatterbrained as the accesories collection for this season, but what can I say, there's just too much love to go around. Eventually I'll provide enough attention every garment craves...just as soon as my internet stops being so flippantly annoying.
Ah! One more thing. All of you, this instant, must visit Revolve Clothing. They carry all of my favorite designers, from Trovata to Rebecca Taylor. Absolutely fantastic. GO! LOOK! NOW!
Off you click my little darlings, it's bath time pour moi.