Phoebe Philo won Designer of the Year last night at the British Fashion Awards and I couldn’t be happier for her!
I will have more on that award show later, but as a bit of a teaser, some of my favorite ladylike purses from her S/S 2011 collection!
First and foremost, I would like to thank one of my fellow bloggers, http://deadstylish.wordpress.com/, for passing on the “Stylish Blogger Award” to me! Her blog truly lovely, everyone should really check it out, now.
The rules of this award entail that I state five things about myself and then pass it on to the next bloggers. So, here we go.
1. I think I have a semi-obsessive personality. I find that I say that I “love” and have a million “favorite” things all too often. But, I think that when I find something that I like, I just need to share it with everyone. Besides, there are some truly amazing things in this world, maybe I am just good at finding the best of them.
2. Alber Elbaz, Phoebe Philo, and Phillip Lim are gods in my mind. They should be placed upon Mount Olympus where they will sip nectar and eat ambrosia, and send down their gorgeous clothes to us mere mortals. If I could only wear their designs for the rest of my life (and all my lives after that) I wouldm’t be happier.
3. I love walking. When you take the subway or a taxi you miss everything. I am currently wearing a vintage Oscar de la Renta shirt that I found for $20 at a vintage store in Nolita which I never would have walked into had I not decided to walk the three miles home one day after interning. Now I try to walk home as much as possible. And because of this I have discovered countless stores, restaurants, and secret parks that I might never have seen.
4. Though it might be taboo in the fashion industry, I love food. I have recently discovered pumpkin, and in my fridge is pumpkin ice cream, cream cheese, and butter. And the other day I made pumpkin muffins. Chelsea Market is one of my favorite places in NYC, as is Whole Foods and Eataly. Shake Shack makes the best ice cream, Amy’s Bread wins with their almond brioche, and Pies and Thighs has amazing biscuits, fried chicken, and of course, pie.
5. I am a complete anglo- and franco-phile. I still have dreams about Paris, and I went there over four years ago. The countryside towns like Sarlat are just calling me back, asking me to stroll down their cobblestone streets once again. As of now I am set up to study abroad in London next fall. I have already started planning where to eat and shop. How to run into Kate Moss, or Daphne Guinness (when she isn’t living in NYC).
So that is me in five questions. Now it is your turn.
This is kind of like the Tipping Point in Paris Fashion Week. The days following Day 5 are the heavy hitters fashion wise. Today is John Galliano, Celine, and Givenchy, and the next three days are when the biggest and oldest fashion houses show their collections.
As almost everyone knows, Celine is up there with Lanvin to me. Fashion doesn’t get any cleaner or minimalist chic than Celine. Phoebe Philo is a descendent of the fashion gods in my eyes, and her last collection was so inspiring and beautiful, that if it wasn’t so pathetic I would have cried and every night until I owned the complete collection. This season was still lovely, perfectly summery and Parisian in my eyes, but I don’t know if anything can top that last collection.
John Galliano, like Jean Paul Gaultier, creates amazingly fun fashion shows, with unrealistic clothing that could hardy ever be worn in public. But his last few evening gowns were to die for. Their sheerness was on the verge of unwearable but he walks the line so well no one cares and I would wear them every day if I could.
The Givenchy couture collection shown this summer was the best Givenchy collection I have seen. To me, this one fell short of the extravagance and beauty of the last show but there were still some pieces which would look amazing in my closet.
A YouTube video
Technically, this is a YouTube video.
However, it is not David returning from a tiring trip to the dentist or a baby panda sneezing (though I do love those).
Instead this is a sophisticated take on women’s daywear, my absolute favorite show of the Spring/Summer 2010 season, and what I wish the majority of my wardrobe looked like.
This is Celine Spring 2010, designed by Phoebe Philo. All the looks from the collection are in the video, it is just edited for time.
I would wear each of the incredible pieces in a second. From the leather shirts to the crisp high waisted pants, the entire collection was flawless. This is what style is. Not some overly bedazzled dress you can’t move in or a pair of shoes so incredibly high and unbearably uncomfortable that it isn’t even worth putting them on. Style is effortless and easy. It turns heads for all the right reasons. It is Celine.
Here is the video. Don’t be shy, you know you want to see what perfection looks like.
For those of you too scared to see the full video, here are some of my absolute favorite looks. (Remember my birthday is only two months away…)
And the designer, Phoebe Philo.