The major designer's 2010 Cruise Collections made their rounds last week. Cruise collections (also called resort) are pre-season lines designed for the time between January-March when well-heeled wealthy folks traditionally went on luxurious cruises to tropical locales--the better to avoid the bitter cold, my dear.
As I am obviously not one of those trust-funded types, my reason for following the cruise collections is a bit different and clearly self-serving: designers are showing clothes meant for warmer
The crazy schedule of the fashion industry (Spring shows in September, Fall shows in February) has thrown off my seasonal sensibilities for years. As a result, I usually start craving Fall items around the beginning of July or so. It's kind of ridiculous--in the midst of watching fireworks on Sawyer Point in 90-degree weather wearing short-shorts and a tank top, I'm daydreaming about boots and sweaters!
This year, the craving has set in a bit early
I remember buying this top on a thrifting adventure a few years ago, but I don't remember why. Most likely, I figured I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy what was basically a tee shirt made out of gold sequins. Really, what self-respecting thrift-loving fashionista could?
Only, I haven't really worn it. A crazy halloween costume doesn't count (I was Rick James, bitch). Neither does dress up around the house, which happens just as often
The opening look for the Spring 2009 3.1 Philip Lim show was one of the most popular of the season--and really, what's not to like? However, if you look closely, you can see that the pieces that make up the look are fairly common: slouchy black pants, short sleeved white blouse, cropped vest (okay, the gold Sargeant Pepper styling is pretty special), and black open-toe shoes.
It can be interpreted in a number of ways! Here's mine:
You probably have
The whole "Upper East Side housewife in the Hamptons" look has never been my thing, so I have to admit, I turned my nose up a bit at Tory Burch in the past. However, her Fall/Winter 2009 collection made me do a double take and I've seriously reconsidered accepting that marriage proposal from a wealthy New York investment banker type.
Wait, what? Banks are failing and the stock market is in the dumps? Oh. Nevermind