Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ears the thing . . . (Happy Easter!)

As my avatar suggests, I do enjoy a good bunny ear in the right style context. 

Here are a few favourites, in the spirit of Easter confections . . .

Happy Easter!

Ears by Louis Vuitton

Miss Candice Bergen at Truman Capote's Black and White ball
Mask by Gladys Paulus; photo by Bella West

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Flock of (Gucci) Frocks

It seems to me that Adele is wearing the prettiest dresses on magazine pages these days.

My favourite is this Gucci bird-embellished dress that looks like it has been customized because it shows on the runway with a considerably lower neckline and a less poetic colour:

It's not easy to incorporate a bird into one's look, as Reed Krakoff once found out.

Remember when a first lady hopeful wore Krakoff's $1K silk bird tee on morning television and feathers subsequently flew?

Sure, the price of the tee was an issue, but to my eye what truly ran Krakoff afowl was that the bird looked much more like a slithery water creature than an avian.

Gucci, however, is so confident in its iteration that a capsule collection has taken flight: the bird appears also on solid in long:

and on solid in short (well, "midi"):

And all I can say, per Fanny Brice, via Adele, is "Hello, goawrjuss!"

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dries, Please . . .

I love clothing and accessories that are off the beaten path--the more eccentric the better.

And with this first day of spring, it's time to store my shearling bag and find something less wintery but still whimsical.

I pulled out a favourite bag by Dries Van Noten, a slender black envelope on a strap with a craftsperson-inspired brass "buckle."

And as if the designer is in agreement, today the New York Times published the illustrated Dries Van Noten interview, which I include, with charming animation, here.

So I decided it's a good day to enjoy a Dries retrospective, with some favourite looks over the years (including Harry the pup).