I was there on behalf of the accessories label I work for... COCO LIBERACE. Some of our pieces were used in the show. That link will take you to a facebook album of some pics I took and while you're on our facebook page, feel free to check out the other pics and hey... live dangerously.... click 'Like'...!
The fashion show...I won't say much. For a change. I'm not a fashion reviewer/journalist and I don't understand pure fashion as much as a true fashionado does... a certain kind of pleat or bias cut or jacket structure doesn't make me have a vogueasm.
I did like a lot of the designs and ideas, some pieces were exquisite but I was disappointed at the lack of colour... that could have been because the designers wanted the focus on the garment structure and fluidity, etc. I understood that or maybe I over thought it, who knows BUT...I was bored by how budding designers always need to prove how genius darling! how avant-garde! how original! they are by showing creations that are either umbrella covers or Lady Gaga. ...you get my drift right? From one extreme -boring-yawn-zzzzz-grow-me-some-grass-man- to another - seemed-like-a-good-idea-until-the-crack-high-went...although I do love La GaGa...
I just can't help but feel I've seen it all before...hence the title...designs gone by... Nevertheless, I know we will be seeing some of the designers at major fashion weeks everywhere soon and I wish them the best of luck...as I said, some pieces were truly beautiful and when I get around to it, I will upload images and please don't say "yeah right, we'll be settled on Mars before you ever get around to doing the things you say you will do on your blog".
gasp. O ye of little faith. Anyway...more pics after the jump...
I made those earrings and yes, yes, maybe we've seen them all before -maybe- but it's the zeitgeist I ride... Got a few compliments and queries and oh yes, they feel lovely! I am also wearing COCO LIBERACE pieces (rings) and yes... coloured contacts.
Speaking of zeitgeist... Garance Dore has just written a post that bemused me for 2 reasons...the eyes and the shirt her gorgeous subject is wearing. Firstly the eyes... I love coloured contacts, I use them in a purely cosmetic way and occasionally as a journalistic 'edge'. The way I see it, we weren't born with red lips or kohl rimmed eyes or gold-dusted eyelids either so why not play? I do not use coloured contacts to be something I am not.
The "journalistic edge" you ask? Hmmm... well.. I have very dark, impenetrable eyes [unless I know you] and I have been told they are "intimidating". To which my reaction is "WTF? I'm a teddybear. Ima beatchu up for saying that".
I'm kidding. I'm KIDDING!!
...I use coloured lenses to 'soften' my eyes but this is a very rare thing and I have only done it twice in 20 years. I had my reasons why. But for fun? I wear them a few times a year! I use them as an accessory.
I do get very annoyed when people say to me "why do you wear them? You don't need them, your eyes are lovely without them, they look fake, that's cheating", to which I have replied "why do you speak? You don't need to, you're so lovely without speaking, you are fake, stop speaking".
I know. I know. But this particular person was a condescending sanctimonious fool who had to be put into place. The kind of person who champions human rights but is rude to waiters.
...I do get annoyed at people I generally like, when they ask such things... I do then ask them why they wear cologne/perfume or dye their hair.
Of course I don't need them. I don't need lipstick either. I don't wear lipstick every day. Admittedly...I do question the reasons of those that need to wear coloured contacts all the time. I see many Indo-Australian girls doing this and they do it too often (24/7) for it to be merely cosmetic. Then again. I also know many anglo blondes who weren't born that way... I don't find myself questioning their reasons.
Secondly... the shirt that Dore's subject is wearing... I just DIYed a t-shirt and a shirt with the same mesh inserts!L Dammit. Even though that's not a new thing, now when you see the tee and shirt on me, you'll probably think...oh, she copied Dore's chick... unless of course you've read this far and if you have..
OH MY GOD. Well done. And I'm done. Truly.
white gossamer silk double-layered Witchery blouse * black satin high-waisted, cigarette tuxedo pants Cue * killer heels....my latest shoe obsession * DIY earrings * COCO LIBERACE rings * various bangles.