Theyskens Wet Hair Warning – SS014

Dry your hair before you leave the house please!

Dry your hair before you leave the house please!

Wife is one of those girls who’s up up and away.  She moves at the speed of light and only settles at the very end of the day.  Every morning she used to be a leave the house with wet hair girl until my constant nagging got the better of her.  Now she takes time to dry her hair and her blurred outline looks fantastic when she whizzes out of the door in the morning.

Olivers models could have done with a bit of my nagging before they stepped out onto the runway with their hair all bedraggled and wet.  (I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt that it is just wet and not grease from being a few weeks unwashed).   The miss-match of styling to the clothes was unsettling in a show which presented a more relaxed side of the Theyskens girl, so relaxed in fact that colour has crept into her wardrobe all be it shrouded in a  black mesh slip like the boy was trying to hide it from us….

Check out the whole collection here
And the Shampoo for greasy hair here
And these are great hair dryers here


Sparkly Meshy Sweats – Phillip Lim – SS14

Sparkly - Meshy - Sweats

Sparkly – Meshy – Sweats

Loving the geology references,  loving the mesh, loving the sparkle.  Phillip Lim you Sparkly, Meshy, Sweaty Talented Boy.  Great collection though enough of the peplums.

Fall in love with a sweatshirt or two here


Victoria Beckham – SS14 – One step back

Victoria Beckham - Meets Antwerp.....

Victoria Beckham – Meets Antwerp…..

I just love a consistent story in a collection.  It’s the consistency that helps with my faling in love with the girl the designer shows me.  I’ve loved Victoria Beckham’s entrance into the world of fashion.  Its been completed with a steady hand and a huge conviction.   From the initial showcases in NY to her first runway she’s always traveling in a forward direction despite a huge hostile section of the fashion community willing her to fail.   But for every 10 steps forward (The number of seasons I’ve liked her collections) there is always an inevitable back-step and for me this collection is one.   (The seeds I think were sewn last season)

Half of the collection feels like the shrugging off of the empowered felinity she effortlessly captured in favour of a grope to a more fashion intellectual (Antwerpish) point of view. Style.com’s Nicole Phelps wrote a few seasons ago something like “fashion set is easily bored and likes to move on” so perhaps I’m not part of that set.  I’m not ready for that with this girl just yet.  This leads me to surmise that the negativity I feel towards this new direction is my mourning the loss of the girl Victoria persented me with for 10 seasons.

Style.com has the complete show pics all the answers here
Check out Nicole Phelps biog on style.com – Shes a talented girl – here

Other Thoughts……

I totally understand a desire widen the product range (when looked at in relation to the brand development perhaps means retail is not far round the corner).  After all for the last two seasons the dresses which she caught our attention with now make up less than a 1/2 of each collection however……..

The collection 

For my own curiosity I did a very quick bit of fag packet analysis on previous collections which you may or may not find interesting – Don’t expect this to be 100% accurate:

Victoria Beckham’s – Show collection styles breakdown.

Season Dress Coat / Jacket Bottom Top
S/2009 15
A/2009 20 6
S/2010 20
A/2010 24 2 2
S/2011 26 3 3
A/2011 20 3 6 6
S/2012 20 10 2 1
A/2012 17 3 4 4
S/2013 13 2 10 12
A/2013 10 2 17 16
S/2014 8 8 21 19

Bring your Hot Niece to Work Day – Adam Selman – SS14

Adam Selman - Bring your Hot Niece to work Day.

Adam Selman – Bring your Hot Niece to work Day.

Everything about this debut collection from Adam Selman screams “F**K Yeah” at me.  The clothes, the styling the environment  the bosses Niece.

She’s the girl in my class at school who sat at the back, was bored to death but when the teacher asked her a question she always knew the answer.  In my first job she was girl who turned up in her evening gear before getting changed into her uniform for the day.  When I visit a mates workplace she’s the bosses Niece who’s there on work experience.  She gets in late and leave early but somehow all her work is done perfectly.  Sometimes by other people…..

She’s one cool looking lucky bitch who we all want to hang with.

Hang with her a while her and you’ll not want to leave her…….Here


Jason Wu’s Saggy Tits and Killer Sweat – SS14

Jason Wu's Saggy Tits

Jason Wu’s Saggy Tits

Remembered how much I liked his  last presentation (here) and this season was OK except for the saggy tits.  Can’t look at this pockets on the mesh and thing they represent anything more than square saggy tits. – Sorry…..  I can’t help where my mind sends me….

Then he gives me a great sweatshirt – Some designers eh… they take then they give…..

Check out Jasons saggy tits in his OK SS14 collection here  and check out his killer sweat below:  I want this for Wife…

Jason's Great Sweat

Jason’s killer Sweat


Rag and Bone – SS14 – Or is it……

Rag and Bone - SS14 - Cricket

Rag and Bone – SS14 – Cricket

Having just got back from a morning at the batting cage with Boy it was nice to flick on the screen and see  Rag and Bone sending a few cricket jumpers down the runway in NY.  But even though I’m a sucker for a cricket jumper I can’t quite get my head around the presentation.  Who this girl is and what doe she want out of life?  Why doe she have no real design direction to her look?  I can’d help but contrast the Bony cricket girl with Karls Cricketer Knights last season and the gulf is absolutely massive.

I also look back at the self assured, confident girl the boys presented in fall 13 and am sure she can’t quite grasp the downturn in her wardrobe fortunes.  From a look for every day of the week and every occasion to 34 different Sunday Afternoon looks.  But she does have an appropriate jumper for handing out the lunchtime cucumber sandwiches in the pavilion.

Feels like I’ve seen this all before (Not talking about Karls Cricketer) Its not easy to discern a handwriting, silhouette or product difference between this seasons Rag and Bone presentation,  Zadig and Voltaire, J Brand and Zara…….

Karls Chanel Cricketer here
Rag and Bone show from the guys at Style.com here.
Rag and Bone, Zadig and Voltaire, The Kooples,  J Brand and Zara websites here or here or here or here or here


Monobrow!

Monobrow

Monobrow

Occasionally you come across a photo that stops you in your tracks, picks you up by the scruff of the neck and throws you back 26 years all the way to 1987.  I found this photo today in a dirty old diary at the bottom of an old school bag.  The following years included being held down by a hairdresser mate and his assistant, friends shaving it in my sleep, wife’s consistent eyebrow plucking and the eponymous Jenny Jordan getting her hands on it.

I don’t miss it now but I know that under the skin I am still Monobrow!