She’s a Stone Cold Fox
If there was any proof needed that the fashion world has caught the 70’s haute-hustle fever, it would be stoic cool-girl Daria Werbowy’s groovy glamour-puss transformation for WSJ magazine conjuring up images of Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minelli and Anita Pallenberg’s fox-fur-trimmed Seventies style.
Dancing Barefoot In Denim
The always-cool Freja Beha Erichsen channels a Chelsea-Hotel-bound banquet of love a’ la Patti Smith and robert mapplethorpe in a raw, rock n’ roll inspired shoot for Frame Denim by Inez & Vinoodh.
You know that girl, the cross between Chloe Sevigny and Alexa Chung she’s sprite and tom-boyish with a penchant for impeccably chic yet unexpected layering, voluminous shearlings, colorful tuxedos and wide-brimmed fedoras…..well if you throw Miley Cyrus and her brash brand of pop-culture infused style into the mix you now have Fall ‘14’s fabulously- furry, flippant, foxy and just a tad bit freaky it-girl.
Mod in Manhattan
My adoration for Swinging 60’s style is a constant. My personal style has morphed through the years but I’ve always possessed a favoritism for the Carnaby Street aesthetic. Inspired by the sprinkling of mod sensibilities on the Fall ‘14 runways (Guccci, Miu Miu , Louis Vuitton, Valentino) I put together a darker version of the jaunty look as I walked through the SoHo across the pond. And I walked because, you know, my Vespa’s in the shop.
Big Hair Day
Hot mama-to-be, Mila Kunis, works a different bump- her pouffe of Sixties hair- for W magazine’s mod spread.
Little House and La Prairie
Steven Meisel’s woodsy campaign for Coach’s rural-rock n’ roll collection is reminiscent of photos of Francoise Hardy’s clad in her signature tom-boyish cool.
Valentino’s modular Fall ‘14 campaign brings to mind Jean-Luc-Godard’s dotty, albeit incredibly stylish ode to 60’s youth- Masculin Féminin.
Gone Go-Go Girl
Fall ‘14’s most prominent runway shows: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dsquared2, Valentino, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent were a collective wink to Carnaby streets most glamorous girls. Vogue China’s August issue dedicated a swinging, bus-bound spread to the Twiggy-esque, Teased Tempests of the season- in their kitten heels, knee-high boots,plasticized gear, bear-like fur coats, A-line minis and prim school-girl collars.
Katie Holmes is gorgeous and fresh-faced in cool, tom-boyish elegance with a denim-happy, 70’s bent a’ la Jane Birkin.
All Together Now
Vogue Germany’s artful shoot “Double Games” for it’s August issue, showcases Fall’s eccentric, dandy-esque, oh-so-British charms and groovy overtures. Over-sized jackets in wild patterns, Jaunty suits,a vintage color palette with blooming lapels and smartly executed layering brings back a little unexpected zany playfulness to buttoned-up dressing a la’ Paul, John, Ringo and George.