All week, we’ve brought you classic looks that brought Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking look alive in the 1960s.
This year, the fashion runway was filled with a spin dedicated to the le smoking look with Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabanna, Moschino, Paul Smith, and Alexander Wang.
Here’s how to rock the look this Fall/Winter:
Go for a 70s glam rock look and wear a sparkly or patterned tailored jacket or pants.
Switch up a pair of tailored pants for high-waisted and wide-legged pants & add colour. Remember cobalt blue?
Play with different fabrics. Go for tweed, cashmere, satin, wool, silk, and velvet.
So we all have questions for the bloggers we follow every day. We sent some of our favourite bloggers a little Q&A and this week we got to know Melissa from Mafiahunt a little better. Melissa’s blog isn’t your average fashion blog. Her interests and hobbies are shown through her eclectic selection of art, photos, clothing and anything else that she finds inspiring, so see what she has to say and check out some our fav posts!
1) How long have you been blogging for? What made you start?
I have been blogging for four years. I started my blog as a medium to display things I found inspiring: mainly art and fashion. Also to keep my friends amused who worked jobs that involved being in front of the computer.
Memphis Milano 1980s Decoration Fabric
2) How would you describe your aesthetic?
Lots of black on black and layers. I tend to like clothes that flow. My silhouette is usually baggy on top, skinny legs on bottom. I like jewelry very much. My hands are always covered in silver rings.
Le pont du Nord (1981)
3) Your perfect outfit consists of?
A really worn in black t-shirt, black skinny tight jeans, my Ann Demeulemeester jacket and vintage combat boots.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Lang S/S 97
4) A Fall trend you can’t live without…
Orange! I have been seeing it on the fall runways. I need to work it into my outfit. Even if its just nail polish. I really in need of some Glam rock inspired platforms.
5) One thing on your bucket list you have to do:
Travel more! I am dying to go to Tokyo. Retire on a farm.
Ladies, suit up! One of our fav ways to take androgyny and make it femme is this Fall’s trend throwback to the women’s suit. Use soft colours (cause unlike the men, we ♥ our pinks and purples) to put that extra touch on your structured suit and really show them boys what’s it all about. Mad(wo)Man style.
Summer’s almost over, the Fall season is slowly creepin’ up on us but that’s no reason to go back to the dark, dreary colours. This past week, we’ve been feeling the blues and shared a lot of what we’ve seen on the street, runway and through editorial. For the next few months, don’t sink your teeth back into monotone shades, have fun with your wardrobe with Fall’s new it color!
1. Dior Vernis #900: Hands down, one of the most beautiful blue nail colour seen this season. For those who think that the cobalt blue is still too big of a statement colour to wear as a top or bottom, a good option would be to wear blue on your nails; it’s not too dark or too light, this blue will give a burst of colour when your outfit can’t. 2. Halston Heritage satin jersey wrap effect dress: One of the very few designers who can design a nice blue dress and still keep its elegance. If you’re already planning dinner parties, this is the dress to be in; throw on a pair of nude pumps and you’re good to go! 3. J Brand twill cropped denim: Yup, this Fall you’ll be seeing more coloured denim! Look familiar? You probably saw Kim Kardashian sporting these in one of our previous posts! Like maybe… this one 4. Woodstock sunnies: Catch what’s left of Summer with some low-key woodstock sunnies! And with such coincidence, in which movie did Anne Hatheway wear her woodstock sunnies in? Hmm,#OneDay? [Oh, what, hashtag? That’s right, we tweet too! It’s not just a tumblr thing… follow us HERE if you haven’t already!] 5. Sandro elegante crepe blouse: Last but not least, the most simplest yet beautiful blue top we’ve seen yet for the Fall season so far. If anyone needs to settle on only one bold statement piece, it has to be this one, what can go wrong with Sandro?
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“But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.”
At long last…I can use that quote! Just switch “cerulean“ to cobalt please! xo
Tracy Reese Gothic
Christian Louboutin Mago Suede & Leather Platform Court Shoes
furry, fringed, smooth, serated, embossed, quilted, laced… only some of the words that make the clothes feel alive, and getting dressed every morning exciting and new. AND make people want to touch you!
imagine having all the texture you could ever wish for on the top of your head?
You know when you sift through the closet and b*#ch about how you hate everything you own? Solution: texture-ize. Mix fabrics and materials to give your look an edge, just enough that your clothes will feel different than before. Our fav/easiest magic mix: leather and anything silk, chiffon, lace.
Ballenciaga did it. Now D&G’s running with it. I almost feel like these fashion houses draw straws to determine who gets to be center stage for these trends each season. But I guess you gotta share somehow. Our floral images today give you a little preview of just how much of this trend you’ll see in magazines and ads…very, very soon. But keep in mind, you don’t need to look like a bouquet of petunias or red roses every where you go. Represent via nails, hats, or even boots! ♥
It doesn’t need to be worn on top…
Scar Jo for D&G
However, we would advise you wear this on top.
Subtle details in her colour shoes!! Can’t help but stare!
The hat. Drool.
Visiting Canada from France, we saw her the moment she stepped on that ferry. Now this is how you travel wearing black on black.
wait til you see our Fall vintage lace up booties for sale!
We ♥♥♥ this blog!
Src: The Sartorialist.com
Our guess is that she’s in a romper.
Paisley and floral have become HUGE the past few seasons. We’re not talking the old lady prints from way-back-when, we’re talking about modern, whimsical versions seen in lines like Etro, Mary Katrantzou, McQueen and Galliano. Italian line, Etro, have always been known to produce collections of brights and kaleidescope-like patterns, but in recent seasons, the incorporation and focus on paisley prints, have rendered this line a must-have if you’re going to touch prints.
Etro 2009 Milan
Alexander McQueen steps out in modernized paisley. In other words, modern art-esque shoes made for gaga
Etro SS 2011
Etro FW 2011 - and the print’s back. Full on, this time.