Sunday, February 19, 2012

NYFW Round-Up

Two days ago, London Fashion Week took off upon the close of New York Fashion Week. Fashion month excitement is really starting to kick in and I can hardly keep up with all of these shows! In all honesty, New York has never really been my favourite of the fashion weeks. This season, however, I saw a few collections that I think are definitely worth a look. What changed? I'm pretty sure my preferences haven't, so maybe I'm just looking for different things in different cities. In a different light, New York Fashion Week has some real gems.

One of the collections that really impressed me was Helmut Lang. Some of the prints have me on the fence but I absolutely love the colours and silhouettes. (Click images to enlarge.)

Jason Wu was another great show. This season, he came out with a very dramatic collection, bringing a stronger edge to femininity through influences from the Far East.

I've been loving Ralph Lauren's collections time and time again these past seasons, and this time was was no different. For me, the collection of this season was particularly memorable for its classic elegance and extreme sophistication.

(all original images can be found on

Thursday, February 9, 2012

For the love of ice cream sandwiches

So this is the first post of my new blog. It also happens to be the first day of New York Fashion Week and fashion month for the F/W 12.13 season. No, I don't really have some awesome purpose for choosing to launch my blog today. It's actually been several days since I created/formatted this blog, albeit with a highly generic template that I like too well to switch out of, so I simply decided that it was about time I wrote my first post.

I'm a far cry from those lucky front-rowers who zap around the globe in the name of fashion but that doesn't make today any less exciting for me. I admit that I didn't follow the shows of last season too diligently but it seems that the hype has come back to me and I'm entering this season fully armed with a new twitter account and all.

Today, I've been constantly checking tFS threads and twitter for updates during classes. I basically spent the school day leeching off of my school's wi-fi and paying just enough attention in classes to still appear a decent student. I was prepared to hop onto the first bus home after school but those ultra-spontaneous friends of mine decided it would be fun to walk to a nearby supermarket and buy ice cream sandwiches. I realised that I had things to do and that Februaries in Canada can be absolutely freezing, but how does one refuse an ice cream sandwich?

The packaging looked pretty sketchy; it was from a brand none of us had heard of and was apparently milk-free, but it tasted just as an ice cream sandwich should so that's all that mattered. In essence, we lost a few calories by walking but gained them all back through eating. An ice cream run with incredibly spontaneous people? Fashion updates could wait. So no real loss there.