posted by Jessica W on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
T by Alexander Wang Stripe Linen Tee, Lanvin Resin Lips & Swarvoski Brass Necklace, Ruby Paradis Pant, Jil Sander Navy Elastic Platform Sandal
I’m not going to lie. Recently my life has been particularly unglamorous. I tend to be getting dressed out of my pyjamas around midday, and even then I’m simply changing into something remarkably similar in terms of respectability and taste (read: sack dresses and leggings as pants). However, I will make a point that for the past few days my hair has been fantastic. I did my first milk braid (see on my instagram) and instead of the usual chum (or chump), my mother has been calling me Helga. Upgrade? Probably.
So you may be wondering the reason for my life being about as fulfilling as a sea anemone’s… It is because I have three assignments to complete before school starts up again on Monday. It is particularly frightening, especially considering this work is the difference between getting a scholarship to university and not. Then there's the "BUT WHAT WILL I EVEN STUDY???" conundrum. I don't even know if I'm having a gap year (or three?).
Nonetheless, I’ve managed to force myself to do at least four hours work each day towards them (note: this may seem like not much, but considering how uninterested in the topics I am, I consider it a great accomplishment).
Enjoy some Kimbra. She's like totally used to live up the road from me (my claim to fame).
posted by Jessica W on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Prada’s 2013 spring/summer collection was a modern take on 50s nostalgia and Japanese street style. Extreme platforms were a nod to Harajuku girls. Prim dresses and skirts paired with elegant coats and a white fur wrap bared a striking resemblance to the retro woman of the mid 19th century.
Origami folded satin in shades of soft pink, black and white gave a sense deliberateness. Harsh rectangular appliqué patches offset the cautious tailoring of the garments. However most striking was the use of fur, complete with Warhol-esque red flowers, that offered an escape from conventional spring fabrics. I can imagine a chic traveller in one of these coats, ditching the warmer months for trees dripping with icicles and horizonless scenes of snow and sky. Travelling by train perhaps…
Consider this collection an exploration into a girl’s transition into womanhood. This is a time where she is expected to have indentified what is appropriate for her to wear, that is, what is accepted by society.
Essentially, by this time she has well and truly become a product of society’s teachings. In theory that is.
But the woman in this collection is different. She dictates her own personal style through her personal background, experiences and tastes. She is told to not wear fur in winter, but she does anyway. She is told that the soles of her shoes should be flat, so she wears exaggerated platforms. She is told her lipstick must be applied to her natural lip, but again, her ears are closed to this “rule”.
Images Source: style.com