Saturday, May 12, 2007

let's be fashion foward and make a broad statement.

"together the shoulders and slinky skirt looked like a suit. a strong suit. a fortiesish suit, not an eightisish suit. i ferreted out my black patent Alaia platforms. this really did look OK. then i chickened out. i shed the shoulders and fled to report on the Armani Prive show. the piquant regret i experienced on leaving the Margiela on the bed might be more understood by what happened next. a seat opposite stayed empty until the last dramatic moment before the lights went down. then Cate Blanchett walked along and sat in it. and what was she wearing? a black, wide-shouldered, slinky-skirted fortiesish suit, custom-made for her by Mr. Armani. damn, damn, damn."-shrug it on by Sarah Mower APR07 Vogue-

i love perfectly tailored, structured clothing and when i spotted the broad shoulder look at the Balenciaga spring07 show, i was very excited that such a trend had been reintroduced. i love its silhouette and its ability to change one's look entirely. it gives a look so much more power and impact, you're bound to stand out from the rest of the crowd and there's no doubt you'll look cool, sexy and fabulous doing it. this just might be my favorite new trend.




Giorgio Armani




Maison Martin Margiela

proenza schouler

Proenza Schouler


Stella McCartney



Blogger the lipstick lady said...

i love all the armani and the maison martin margiela, i guess it's a good thing I have naturally broad shoulders then...

5:23 AM  
Blogger muze1990 said...

I find the shoulders done best by Balenciaga and Lanvin! Is there anything with big shoulders at H&M? Or not (yet)?

6:10 AM  
Blogger discothequechic said...

Garrrr. I just wrote an incredibly long commment which I accidentally deleted.

tres frustrating.

But great post, I'm glad your posts are frequent again, I was missing them during that little break.

I feel sorry for Sarah Mower, I would have been gutted, but at least she had an article in Vogue to channel her frustration into!..

Love this look, especially at Lanvin. It seems to be the new type of androgyness, which is good because editorials featuring Agyness and tux's have now become somewhat cliched.

Also love Maison Martin Margiela, haven't heard of it before, but from what I can see of the collection could be part of the "new generation" of designers who are coming up with fresh looks and concepts?

Thanks for taking back in the quiz by the way, and the feedback, I think I may turn it into a fortnightly quiz, purely because it takes a while to count up the votes etc.

Ahh, long enough comment?

S xx

6:42 AM  
Blogger maya said...

i have broad shoulders too!
the stella one looks so so so comfy and i like the shoulders by balenciaga best

6:43 AM  
Blogger Bojana said...

Great blog, love it!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Tru said...

stella : ) and Maison Martin Margiela (the middle natutical-esk one) <3

7:28 AM  
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7:42 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

ooh, you're so right. nearly everything looks nicer tailored, and I LOVE the last stella mccartney, I would totally wear that.
Great post.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Allure said...

I agree with you, that kind of shoulders make an outfit look powerful. It is very elegant indeed.
I would wear those Proenza Schouler.
Great post, I love it.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Ladybird said...

I have a thing for shoulders, so I love when the design focus on it!

10:49 AM  
Blogger -ciao bella- said...

I have broad shoulders so this style works perfectly! anyways- i'm loving the sweater dress from Proenza Schouler! So pretty- also that Stella McCartney dress is absolutely amazing also. great post as always

11:49 AM  
Blogger Moose on the Loose said...

Love the armani and the balenciaga. nice post.

2:27 PM  
Blogger -S said...

very "i've got power, but i'm fucking hot." love it.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proenza Schouler dress.....


7:46 PM  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

Love your picks on Balenciaga and Pronenza Schouler.. Some of them really vintage-ish which is nice.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Candid Cool said...

Side note, those blue MMM pants are wonderful

9:16 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I hate when that happens, you pick out a great outfit, get scared and then resent the girl who had the guts to wear it well.

I love structure so the return of this silhouette is exciting.

5:37 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

love the Balenciaga for sure, very architectural, while still being wearable!!

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg i love that stella collection. cant explain why

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Hope said...

I love the Armani photos you used. So classic and elegant -- and it looks soooo easy to do! I must say the Lanvin shoulders are bit too wide for me -- almost trendy-ish.

11:02 AM  
Blogger coco said...

i loev the Balenciaga selection
you always find the best pics from the catwalk shows
by the way i love your new profile pic of the i heart ny tee

11:18 AM  
Blogger Maddy said...

There is NO WAY I could pull that off. It's cool on the right girl, though.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Carolina Lange said...

Great statement! And it is not only about the shoulders, it is also about the sleeves!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

i love the stella mccartney and the georgio armani! i love how all designers do basically the same thing but it completely different ways

7:05 PM  
Blogger Mash said...

I definitely love the Balenciaga selection and your avatar of Catherine McNeil is stunning :)

5:05 AM  
Blogger mimi and stella said...

we love ur blog.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Eliana said...

I love the looks by Maison Martin Margiela. They're so chic and sophisticated, and the fit is perfect. The color-block on the Maison dress is gorgeous...simple colors and a simple silhouette.

5:58 AM  
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11:55 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

wow what photoshop program do you use for your header? i love it!

1:02 PM  

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